Let's Get You Homebrewing!

So you want to learn how to brew beer, mead or cider at home? You’ve come to the right place—The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has you covered. Here you'll find info for every level of homebrewer, from beginner to beer making veteran.

AHA members can also explore hundreds of past seminar presentations from Homebrew Con (the AHA’s kick-ass annual conference on all things beer). Not a member? Find out all the benefits that AHA membership has to offer.


Learn to make beer at home with our step-by-step guides and videos. Choose a homebrewing method you want to explore, follow the tutorial, and become a brewing master!

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Dive into the four main ingredients that make up (almost) every beer: water, malt, hops, and yeast. Find out what qualities and characteristics each of these ingredients adds to the finished beer and how to manage and experiment with new ingredients to continue to refine your favorite recipes.

Get the Scoop on Ingredients

Browse through the equipment commonly used to make beer, mead, and cider at home. From the super basic, to the most extreme home system, they all start with the a common set of equipment (some of which you probably already have at home). You’ve got lots of options and we’ve got lots of advice and tips for every level of homebrewer.

Homebrew Equipment: The Nitty-Gritty

Making Mead at Home

How to Make Mead

Making Cider at Home

How to Make Cider


Browse hundreds of tried-and-true homebrew recipes.

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Brewing Articles

Access past articles on making beer, mead, and cider at home.

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