Thank You For 25 Awesome Years Of Support!
As we get ready to turn the page on 2020, we’re thankful for another year of brewing with you! This is truly the coolest hobby and an amazing community to be part of. This year marked our 25th Anniversary! It was also a rough year with the pandemic and the loss of one of our first customers and dear friend, Mike “Tasty” McDole. In his spirit, we keep a positive outlook to the new year and focus on what we love, this great homebrewing community!
With the new year coming we always like to look back into our brewing archives and highlight some of our most read articles in 2020. Our slogan ‘Absolutely Everything for Homebrewing’ doesn’t stop at products. We have over 200 articles available online spanning most every brewing related topic imaginable and we’re constantly adding More! Pour yourself a glass of delicious homebrew and enjoy our library of beer & brewing articles. Cheers to a New Year and MoreBeer!
Top Articles of 2020
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. 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 2021 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.
4. HomeBrew Off Flavors and How to Avoid by MoreBeer!
A list of common off-flavors that can occur when brewing beer at home. Along with a description of these common flavors, we go over how some of the possible causes, as well as precautions that should be taken to avoid having them show up in your beer. Speaking of off flavors be sure to check out our new Beer Off Flavor & Sensory Training Kits from BrewEssence!
5. Creating Hop Aroma In Your Beer by Tim Murray
We all love hops & hoppy beers, and aroma is a huge part of that love. In this article you get 8 dry hopping tips that will help you create those big hop aroma’s we all love and seek.
6. Alternative Fermentations: Sourdough Starter by Jordan Reed
With the shelter in places associated with COVID-19 a lot of us took to other hobbies that you could do at home. One of the most popular it seemed was baking bread. In this article you will learn the steps to making your own sourdough starter and be baking your way to fresh bread in no time.
7. The Journey of Roasting Coffee by Joshua Rosenthal
Continuing with the new hobbies due to the SIP theme a lot of our customers tried Coffee Roasting out for the first time. Let’s face it, we can’t drink beer all day! In this article you learn about the steps of roasting, what’s needed and the proper storage of fresh home roasted coffee.
8. Sour Beers by Vito Delucchi
Looking to learn More! about Sour Beers and make one yourself? In this article our own award winning home & commercial brewmaster Vito talks about what sour beer is, the differences between mixed fermentation and kettle sours. He also shares his blending process, tips to making both mixed ferm & kettle sours as well as recipes.
9. Extract To All Grain by Tim Murray
With all the new Electric All-In-One All-Grain systems on the market today a lot of brewers made the move to AG this year. In this article you will learn about the equipment needed and the different options to go from extract to all-grain brewing.
10. Flavor stability in home brewing! by Tuur Mertens
Tuur Mertens a doctoral student from the Technical University of Berlin has been conducting research on improving beer flavor stability by removal of transition metals. He wanted to give something back to the brewing community and sent us this introductory article on beer flavor stability and how to keep beer fresh.