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How to Make Beer

Let’s get you Homebrewing!

So you want to learn how to make beer, mead, or cider at home? 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 how to make beer at home. We’ll show you the simple steps in the homebrew process from ingredients and brewing equipment down to step-by-step instructions and video tutorials.


Access the archive of past Homebrew Con seminars on all things beer, mead, and cider. Preview three of our favorite seminars below.

Ancient Grains: Brewing Traditional African Beer at Home

The Wonderful World of Kveik

Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer

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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.



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.

Making Mead at Home

How to Make Mead

Making Cider at Home

How to Make Cider


Homebrew Recipes

Browse 1,400+ 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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