A Look Back At Our Most Read Articles In 2018!
As we approach the New Year, we thought it was a great time to look back at some of our most read articles in 2018. Our slogan ‘Absolutely Everything for Homebrewing’ doesn’t stop at products. We have over 200 articles online spanning most every brewing related topic imaginable. In 2019 we look forward to expanding on that wealth of beer & brewing knowledge to share with the homebrewing community. Cheers 🍻 to 2019 and may all your Brew Resolutions come true!
1. Growing Hops in the Backyard by Stephanie Montell
Hops are one of the most exciting ingredients in beer brewing and growing your own can be an incredibly fun & rewarding process. With the growing season quickly approaching this article is a great read at the perfect time of year.
2. A Guide to Brewing Water Treatment by Marc Sedam
Water is probably one of the most overlooked ingredients in brewing. But it also makes up a majority of the contents of beer. Although you can make good beer without much knowledge of brewing water it’s definitely the key to making great beer.
3. HomeBrew Off Flavors and How to Avoid by MoreBeer! Team
Even the best brewers have produced a beer with some off flavors in their time. The key is to know the common off flavors and how to avoid them.
4. Mashing 101 For The First Time All-Grain Brewer by Jim Busch
If you are looking to make your jump from extract to all-grain in 2019 then this is a great article to read. This article demystifies the subject of mashing and makes it easy for first time all-grain brewers to get their feet, or better yet grist wet.
5. The Biochemistry of Yeast by Tracy Aquilla
It’s often said “brewers make wort, yeast make beer” and that is spot on. Learning about and focusing on fermentation will increase the quality of your beer more than anything else. This article dives deep into the topic of yeast respiration.
6. Conditioning: Fermentation’s Grand Finale by John Palmer
Continuing with the Fermentation theme this article by the man the myth the legend who literally wrote the book on “How To Brew” covers the later stage of fermentation, conditioning. But don’t let the title fool you, this article actually touches on all stages of fermentation and is an overall great read.
7. There and Back Again, A Brut IPA Tale! by Vito Delucchi
Brut IPA’s took the brewing world by storm in 2018. In this article our own in house award winning homebrewer and D.O.Z.E member Vito recalls his travels as he developed our upcoming Brut IPA recipe kit and learned about them from the man who created the style Kim Sturdavant of Social Kitchen & Brewery.
8. Methods of Sanitization and Sterilization by Maribeth Raines
Good sanitation practices should be one of the first things all new brewers learn. This article not only covers sanitation methods but also sterilization as well. Although this is an older article that pre-dates some of the amazing new chemical based products we brewers now have access to, it’s a great read that any brewer could benefit from.
9. Brewing Calculators by MoreBeer! Team
Not really an article per say but they live in our article section, so it’s not surprising they rank high as one of our most visited pages in 2018. These easy to use web based brewing calculators can be super handy on a brew day. They cover everything from the amount of DME needed for a starter to the volume of cO2 needed for carbonation.
10. Brewing With Herbs and Spices by Jim Busch
What better way to spice up the new year than reading this article on brewing with herbs & spices. This article gives some great guidelines to brewing with select herbs & spices and even shares a recipe example.
We hope everyone had a great 2018 and has a safe and hoppy new year’s eve! We raise a glass to this great homebrew community that we are proud to be a part of and look forward to another great year in 2019.