Homebrewing Tips

For those customers who are "homebrewing" enthusiasts, or simply curious about hom brewing, here are a few tips from our Brewmaster, Derrick Morse...

Sanitation is vital to brewing great beer! Make sure everything that comes into contact with the beer has been sanitized

Do a full wort boil. This will give you better hop utilization, a better hot break, and better flavor extraction

Use a good quality yeast strain and pitch enough of it to ensure a complete fermentation. Grow a yeast starter if necessary

Control your fermentation temperatures. To properly do a lager style beer you may need to buy a used refrigerator with an external thermostat

Do not pitch your yeast until you have chilled the wort properly

Avoid hot side aeration of the wort by being gentle with it during sparging and the boil

As you gain more experience begin doing all grain brews, this is the only way to have complete control of your recipes

Homebrewing is a great and rewarding hobby, so have fun!!!


For more information about homebrewing, visit the American Homebrewers Association website.