When you start homebrewing and make some research about recipes, equipment and raw materials, you’ll find that almost everything is based on some kind of codified volume : 5 gallons. You, of course, can brew larger batches but must modify things in equipment, ingredients and methods to your brewing.
Are you totally obsessed with brewing? Are you ready to expand your homebrew operation past the beginner stages? In that case, you’ll want to seriously consider three areas of your procedure: milling, fermenting and bottling.
Do you want to create your own homebrew recipes but don’t know where to get started? Here’s a short course in how to research, design, and brew your very first beer recipe.
These days, beer lovers recognize that there is a welcome place at the table for flavorful, low-impact beers that can be enjoyed over a long session without worries about going overboard.
High gravity brewing brings a new set of challenges and opportunities that you may not normally encounter with a lower gravity beer.
There are pros and cons to using 5L kegs. Most of these kegs now have a pouring spout and a closable plug. So, if you just want to fill it with your fermented beer and add priming sugar, the application is pretty straight forward and the downsides are minimal.