Homebrew Day Seminars

Annette May will be leading two seminars during National Homebrew Day on Saturday, May 7. Both are Free!! Starting at 1 pm: BJCP Guidelines: The changes from the 2008 to the 2015 Guidelines, A Concise Summary Starting at 3 pm: Certifications In Craft Beer: Is BJCP or Cicerone Certification Right For You? Annette May became…

Homebrewing Gift Guide

HOMEBREWING GIFT GUIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS During the holidays, we receive the same question from those looking for a gift for the homebrewer in their life; What is a good gift? Well, this can be tricky depending on what equipment they already have and what their skill level is. Below we have four categories with…

Cleaning and Sanitizing: Why both?

As a homebrewer, winemaker or meadmaker, you’ve been told since day one to clean AND sanitize your equipment. However, somewhere along the way someone may have failed to specify that these two things are not mutually exclusive. Both must be done every time you need to do something to your beer or wine. Cleaning breaks…

Acid Testing Wine

Balancing Acid Levels in your Wine One important, and often overlooked, step to home winemaking is the balancing of acids in your juice. Kit wines do not need this done as it has been done at the manufacturer’s processing plants. This is only applicable if you are making wine from fresh fruits and juice. If…