Water Chemistry

Water is the main ingredient in beer and it is important, however altering the chemistry of your water can be quite awkward and a matter of experimentation. It’s also down to personal taste so if you like the flavour of the beer you make then don’t worry about the chemistry of your water. Paraphrasing John…

Maturing And Clearing Your Home Brew Beer

Beer that has only just finished fermenting will not taste great and is referred to as being ‘green’. There may be off flavours and aromas you don’t expect however as long as there were no problems during the brewing process these will dissipate over time as the beer matures. See our blog on off flavours…

Off Flavours In Beer Making

This is a guide to identifying some common off flavours with tips on how to eradicate them or prevent them the next time you brew. It’s also worth noting that some of these ‘off’ flavours are desirable in certain beers, it all depends on style. You’ll also find that the simplest solution to a problem…

Steeping Grains and Beer Kit Brewing

This is a great way of adding extra flavour to your brew when brewing with a beer kit. It’s really easy to do and adds further body, colour and flavour to the beer. Steeping grains is a good stepping stone towards all grain brewing, giving you a little experience of handling malt and getting to…

Top Tips For The New Home Brewer

Clean all your equipment thoroughly with a sanitiser or steriliser. Clean everything that is going to come into contact with your brew, however don’t get too stressed out about this. It isn’t possible to eradicate everything in a home brewing environment but good levels of cleanliness reduce the risk of infection. If you’re worried about…

Everything You Need to Know About The Crafty Fox Kettle

The Crafty Fox Kettle is a stainless steel kettle ideal for use in all grain brewing. It can be used as a boiler, a sparge water heater, hot liquor tank, BIAB set up and more. High quality stainless steel 304 is used throughout so you can be sure you are buying a top quality product….

Distilling Alcohol using an Air Still

Note: Always check the legal status in your country before distilling alcohol. When distilling alcohol, some countries (including the UK) require a permit to comply with the law. The principle of distillation is to take the alcohol from a solution and leave behind the water and any other impurities. In the process you will end…