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Beer and wine is our passion and our hobby. When first getting into it, we found that there was a real lack of thorough and well-written information out there about what to buy and why. Some of this stuff can be expensive, and at times a bit overwhelming, so we really aim to simplify all that for you. Our guides are well researched and totally objective. We don’t reccomend anything to you guys that we wouldn’t buy or use ourselves. Let us take the hassle and frustration out of the research for you. All you need to worry about is enjoying your delicious beverages!
Let’s face it: Beer is awesome. There are so many different types and varieties that it seems like you could try a new beer a day for the rest of your life and still not be halfway through all of them. And if you love beer as much as we do, it only make sense for you to give brewing your own at home a shot. Not too long ago, if you wanted to brew beer at home, you had to cobble together ingredients from the hardware store and hope for the best. These days with the rise of the craft beer industry and ready made home-brew kits, it’s incredibly easy and convenient. However, with so many companies producing so many different kits, it can be a little daunting figuring out which one is the best buy for your dollar. Interested to find out?
Moonshine has been around, well, pretty much forever, and owning your own still is a birth right in certain parts of the country. That being said, a home distillers is quite multi-functional and can serve a lot of purposes outside of making alcohol (although thats what we like it best for). You can make fruit wine, distill water for emergency situations, make moonshine, whiskey, and other hard alcohol, and even distill and extract herbs in it. Like home brewing, making your own alcohol at home is art. Depending on the ingredients and process you employ, you can produce very different end products with differing flavor profiles and purity. Each home still has it’s own unique characteristics, advantages and drawbacks. We went though them all to guarantee that you have the best info when deciding the right still for you. Do you want a stovetop still, or maybe something for the outdoors? Check out our moonshine still review guide to find out!
Making wine is no longer reserved for large wine producers and people with specialized knowledge. Anyone with a desire to learn and have some fun doing it can produce great wine at home with a simple set of tools and equipment. Fermenting wine made from grapes of even left over fruit is easier and faster than ever. We fell in love with the ability to experiment with different flavors that we were able to create with these kits and hope you do too. If you love trying new wines, and aren’t making some of them at home, then we say that you’re missing out! As always, we did all of the testing, fermenting, weighing pros and cons for you so you can get fermenting and drinking instead of reading and researching.
A kegerator is a key addition to any home bar, outdoor party setup or man cave. And there are few things that will impress your guests more than having ice cold beer straight from the keg on tap. But, when it comes to buying the right keg refrigerator for your home, there is a lot to consider. Things like keg capacity, temerautre control and monitoring, single or double tap and proper ventilation all come into play. And if you don’t do your research, you could easily find the kegerator your buy falling short in one of these crucial areas. You are much better off investing a little more and getting something that is going to last you for years than saving a little and getting something that is going to be riddled with design flaws and mechanical problems. Luckily, we did all the testing and research for you so you don’t have to worry that you are make the right buy.
After you have brewed your beer, the next obvious step is bottling it. While you could always keep it in a keg and install it into a kegerator, we like to be able to share our beer with friends and transport it easily in bottles. For a long time if you wanted to bottle beer at home you had limited options. No one we knew had the luxury of bottling with commercial grade equipment, so we were locked into using consumer level counter pressure fillers. While there are some great counter pressure bottling systems available, many of them were difficult to use and left you with more foam than beer in the bottle. This led to the introduction of easier to use beer guns that can be operated with one hand and do a better job at limiting excess foam. But with all these options now available, it leaves a lot of homebrewers wondering what type of bottle filler is right for them and what the difference are between the two. In our ultimate review guide, we cover everything you need to know to make the best decision for your home brewery.
Taking your homebrew operation from the kitchen to the garage is a right of passage for every home beer craftsman. When you start handling larger batches of wort, you’re going to need more heat output to be able to boil them in a timely manner and this is where propane burners come in. With a high quality propane burner you can cut down your brew time significantly, and boil several gallons of all grain wort in under 15 minutes. But if you’ve ever looked at buying a propane burner for brewing beer, you know there are a lot of things to consider. BTU, metal type, single or double, height, etc.In our ultimate guide, we cover what you need to know and what to look out for when buying a burner, and also review our top picks so you don’t have to sweat it.
Homebrewing is a true art form and a craft that takes years to master. Luckily, there are a wide range of books on brewing beer that cover everything from brewing to award winning recipes and everything in between. It’s great that there is a ton of information readily available in the Internet, but many times this information is conflicting and far from concise. With our beer brewing book reviews, we go over some of the absolute essentials in homebrew literature and detail what makes each one so special. There isn’t a single book on our list that isn’t loved by homebrewers and each of them is considered a classic in their own right. So whether you are looking for a great gift or another book to round our your beer library, our best of book reviews will get you going in the right direction.