Author Archives: Brian

Making Your Own Wine Labels

If you are making your own wines at home, you have to make sure that you are labeling them. This is important. This is the only way that you will know when you made them and what they are. This will make it easier when you are looking for the perfect wine to accentuate the perfect occasion. Making your own wine labels is easy and something that you can do in a short amount of time. You will need to know the bottles contents. You need to […]

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Making your own beer at home

If you are someone that wants to try and make his or her own beer at home, now you can. It is not as hard as some people make it sound. It is actually a lot of fun to create and make great tasting beer that you can drink and be proud of. Many different brewing kits that you can buy from the store that will help you with the process every step of the way. When you are going to brew your own beer at home, […]

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Making beer as a hobby

If you are bored at home and looking for a great way to pass your time, you can start your own brewing beer at home. This is something that a lot of people can do at home and have a great time doing it. Many people that are looking for something to do and getting a creative hobby are finding the best way to make beer and to do it well. Getting the beer making kits that are needed is easy. You can find these kits online […]

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Looking Before You Leap into Home Brewing

Whenever you start a major new hobby, its best to take a few minutes and think about what you are getting into. A lot of new hobbies require a significant investment of time and money. This is certainly true of golf, skydiving, scuba and home brewing. So along with a plan on how to get started, its good to have a good plan for getting ready to plunge into home brewing full scale. If you have a road map for “checking it out”, you can determine if […]

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Leaving Your Beer Alone to Become Great

To become a real “master” of brewing beer, you have to understand every aspect of what happens during the brewing process. When you get home from the beer brewing supply store with your kit or your little baggies with the supplies to make a fresh batch of beer, it is sometimes hard to imagine that those raw materials will result in a delicious batch of beer that you made yourself. But by understanding each step, you can become quite adept at making beer at home. The cycles […]

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Better Than The Real Thing?

Anyone who brews their own beer is sure to be asked the question every once in a while – “Do you really drink that stuff? It can’t be anything like as good as the real stuff, can it?”. This is a hard one to answer, as it is a matter of personal taste. Early on in your home brewing experiments you may be forced to admit that your efforts fall somewhat short of what you would like them to be. But the truth of the matter is […]

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A Throwback To Prohibition?

During the 1920s and some of the 1930s, the making and sale of alcoholic beverages was banned in the United States. It seems astonishing to think it now, but the law was in place for close to 13 years, and although it reduced the amount of public drunkenness it had the side-effect of increasing the amount of organised crime as alcoholic beverages continued to be made and sold on the black market through “speakeasy” bars and similar watering holes. Although the law has long since been repealed, […]

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Mixing Your Drinks

Brewing beer is difficult, but worthwhile. The last decade or so has seen a massive rise in the different ways that beer is created and flavored, and in recent times we have seen a new arrival in the market – beer that is flavored with another alcoholic drink. Among the most well-known of these beers are the ones flavored with tequila, but there are other beers on the market that have vodka and whisky added at a certain stage in the brewing process. To some, that is […]

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A Brand New Flavor

Home brewing beer is a science. To get it right you need to be scientific in your approach, and it is often noted that science isn’t all about knowing everything. In fact, science by its very definition is about the fact that we do not, and cannot, know everything so we have to settle for finding out everything that we can and applying that knowledge as best we can. And that can be applied to home brewing, because brewing is a process that ensures you learn something […]

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The Grand Tasting

For any home brewing buff, the moment of truth is always the tasting. You will not get a real idea for how good or otherwise your beer is when the brewing is complete. Even at this late stage, there is more that needs to happen before it is what it will be. You will put your beer into bottles still not being sure that it is quite right – and this is enough to send a lot of home brewers crazy with impatience. And the thing is […]

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