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How to Measure Alcohol Content

July 27, 2023
There are several ways to measure alcohol content in beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits. In this article I’m going to show you four. Specifically, I’m going to show you how to use a hydrometer, a refractometer, a digital hydrometer, and a digital refractometer. And as a bonus i’m going to show you how to... Read more

Pressurized Lager - Homebrew Recipe

October 27, 2021
We're in the process of making a 6.5 gallon keg that's perfect for pressure fermenting. In order to test our prototype product out, we decided that brewing a crisp light lager would be the perfect recipe. If you haven’t heard of pressure fermentation, right here is a great place to start. You can learn about... Read more

How to Make Hard Seltzer - Fast and Easy

October 13, 2021
A question we often hear is, how do I make hard seltzer? Hard seltzer, like White Claw for example, is essentially sugar, water, carbonation, and flavoring. These ingredients are extremely cheap, easy to use, and make very flavorful hard seltzer. Learn how to make hard seltzer at home with our quick and easy hard seltzer... Read more

Rye Amber Ale - Homebrew Recipe

September 19, 2021
Five years ago, this was the first recipe we ever brewed on our channel. Kyle filmed it in his basement with Emmet and Rachel. Today - to celebrate reaching 100k subscribers - we're doing it again! It's a deliciously bitter, grain-forward beer with a deep copper color. Brewing this recipe again represents how far we've come... Read more

American Wheat Lager - Homebrew Recipe

September 4, 2021
Our friend Sarah Flora of Flora Brewing joined us to make an American Wheat Lager. This is a recipe for a light, refreshing, citrus & fruit-flavored beer. Unlike a German Wheat Beer, an American Wheat Beer uses a clean ale or lager yeast that doesn’t give any banana or clove flavors in the final product.... Read more

How to Grow Hops for Homebrewing!

July 30, 2021
Hops have been cultivated for thousands of years. Many of the hops available to homebrewers come from family farms that span many generations. When harvest time came, all hands were required to pick the fragrant and valuable cone-like flowers that play such a crucial role in making beer. Hops can also be grown at home... Read more

How to Brew a Fruity New Zealand Pilsner

June 18, 2021
About 2 years ago, Martin Keen decided to take “The Homebrew Challenge” and brew 99 beers in 99 weeks. This recipe for a New Zealand Pilsner is his 99th beer, the last one! We thought this was such a cool project, that we decided to invite Martin over to our office for a celebratory brew... Read more

Strawberry Lemon Saison Homebrew Recipe

May 28, 2021
We recently put out a post on YouTube asking people for their favorite springtime beer recipes and Saison was definitely a popular response. To spice things up, we decided to incorporate a classic flavor combo - Strawberries & Lemons. Follow along with the recipe below in order to make a seasonal beer with seasonal ingredients!This... Read more

India Pale Lager Homebrew Recipe

May 9, 2021
Love a crisp lager? Love a hoppy IPA? Kyle and Ross combine both beer styles to brew up a deliciously refreshing India Pale Lager (or IPL). This essentially means that the beer is brewed like a traditional IPA, but fermented like a lager - which can get a little tricky (but is well worth it).... Read more


April 7, 2021
In this video, Luis brews up a delicious chocolate lager in his NYC apartment. It’s a crisp, light beer with subtle notes of chocolate from fresh cacao nibs (which you can tweak to your liking). However, what really makes this brew day special is Luis’ fermentation method, which is done at an extremely high temperature. This means... Read more