How to Make Sourdough Pancakes & Waffles

This sourdough recipe is featured in “You Can Ferment That: Sourdough” in the May/June 2020 Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your free trial to access this article and more sourdough recipes online! By Amahl Turczyn While many sourdough … Read More

Stuck at home? Make beer!

By the American Homebrewers Association We’re weeks into a quarantine. Epic amounts of Netflix have been clocked. Countless facetime gatherings have been attended. Miles of feeds have been scrolled. While these are no doubt crucial components to staying sane these days, it’s … Read More

Exploring Different Yeasts for Fermenting Cider

[Editor’s note: The following report is the summary of a research project that was funded by the American Homebrewers Association in 2013.] By Stan Sisson, Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) The purpose of this experiment was to determine if there were … Read More

How to Make Malt Vinegar at Home

This article was originally featured in the March/April 2020 Zymurgy magazine. AHA members enjoy exclusive access to the Zymurgy Online archives. Not a member? Start your 30-day free trial today! By Amahl Turczyn Vinegar, like beer and wine, is one of the … Read More

10 Tips on Homebrewing West Coast IPA from Beachwood Brewing

Julian Shrago, co-founder and brewmaster at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, Calif., had humble beginnings as a college homebrewer. What started out as an occasional kit-based hobby fermented into a full-blown brewing obsession. In 2014, Shrago and the Beachwood … Read More

You Can Make Beer. Just Follow These 3 Simple Steps.

Making beer happens in three steps, and lucky for us, they’re easy to do at home! Understanding the basics of homebrewing will open your eyes to the world of possibility that comes with being the brewmaster of your kitchen. Step 1: Make … Read More

How to Grow Hops At Home

By John Moorhead, American Homebrewers Association After you learn how to grow hops, check out Part 2: How to Harvest, Prepare and Store Hops for more information on perfecting the harvest. As homebrewers, self-sufficiency has created a unique culture. Now it’s time to take … Read More

Quarantine Activities: Making Your First Batch of Beer

By Duncan Bryant, American Homebrewers Association If ever there were a time for a hobby you can sink your creativity and effort into, it’s now while many of us remain at home during COVID-19 social distancing efforts. Homebrewing: The World’s Favorite Pastime From … Read More

Let’s Make Beer Together (Virtually!)

Brew days and keg tappings are usually times to have friends over and celebrate. We’re still making beer—and, yes, tapping kegs—but COVID19 has made the gathering part tricky. Luckily, we live in a near-Jetsons age when it comes to instant video … Read More

20 Beer Recipes from Past Big Brew Celebrations

By Duncan Bryant, American Homebrewers Association Big Brew for National Homebrew Day is the homebrewing community’s annual celebration—a chance to fire up the brew kettle and raise a glass to the greatest hobby there is: homebrewing! In celebration of the 23rd annual … Read More

How to Make Beer Like the Pros

By John Moorhead, American Homebrewers Association Think back to a time when you visited your favorite small, independent brewery. Perhaps you were consumed by how refreshing and crisp their beer tasted on a warm, sunny afternoon. Don’t you wish you could … Read More

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