Sooner or later you’ll want to move from the hassle of bottling to kegging. There are many benefits to doing that. From a sustainable approach standpoint, kegging is the perfect solution for conditioning homemade beer.
In an earlier post, I spoke about the nutritional value of so-called spent grain, and why you should re-use this ingredient, abundant at a home brewer’s place. In that article you I gave you 5 amazing recipes for sweet baked goods explaining what kind of spent grain to use, and how to use it, depending on the recipe. In this post I wanted to share with you my favorite savory spent grain recipes that will please any beer lover. To be served with the appropriate homebrew. Cheers!
This year, as part of my homerewing adventure, I have decided to try growing hops plants at home for the first.
These essential plants for the home brewer are not particularly difficult or requiring a complicated technique to grow. Just keep in mind you need a lot of space, as hops can get up to 20 to 25 feet tall and will establish a deep root system. Hops are not invasive, though. You don’t need to be an expert gardener, and producing your own brewing hops will provide you with one more quality ingredient you can control to produce your beer. For years.
Unless your first home brewing kit came with a wort chiller, you probably initially used an ice bath to cool down your kettle just as I did when I started. As you’re becoming a more experienced brewer, you understand that you need to efficiently chill your wort. In this post we’ll discuss how to use a wort chiller the right way, what elements impact its performance, what is the best type of equipment and configuration for you. Mastering the cooling process will make a huge difference in the quality of your finished beer, and make your brew day more enjoyable too.
With most on-premise venues closed because of this viral crisis, our options to enjoy our daily quality beer are – to buy it from the store or to brew it at home. Here are 5 reasons why this the perfect time to make beer at home.
Congratulations you have decided to start brewing beer
Brewing for the first time can be a little intimidating. It’s a mysterious process, with lots of variables and techniques to understand, yet it feels exciting and fun too.
WELCOME TO THE PURE BREWER – THE SITE FOR PASSIONATE HOME BREWERS WHO WANT TO FIND MORE FUN AND PURPOSE MAKING THEIR BEER.
FUN – ENJOYING THE BREWING PROCESS
The more you enjoy the process, the better your beer will be. And the better your beer, the more you will enjoy the process! I want to help you have more fun brewing.
- Learn about brewing Techniques
- Find the best books, videos, blogs, and professional insights
- Discover the facts and recipes behind the world’s classic beers, so you can make your own
- Read honest product reviews
PURPOSE – ENJOYING THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING SUSTAINABLE BREWING
You already enjoy the satisfaction of producing locally and consuming locally. I want to help you give your passion a sense of global purpose.
- Know and support local producers
- Buy your equipment and ingredients from companies that have fair practices
- Make a difference to save the environment
- Save a few bucks finding a deal on brewing supplies here and there
- The Pure Brewer promotes 1% for the Planet, so anything you would happen to purchase through this site will contribute to saving the environment.
LET ME TELL YOU A BIT ABOUT ME
Hi, I’m Vincent – I have worked 25 years in the food and beverage industry, mainly in the wine importing and distributing business in America. I was born in Burgundy where I acquired a passion for tasting and cooking, skills that I have used professionally.
I have been brewing beer at home since early 2019, and I came to realize the amazing value of doing it. Brewing finally gives me the possibility to
1. Be creative
2. Connect and thrive with a vibrant community.
A COUPLE OF THINGS I’VE DONE IN THE BEER COMMUNITY SO FAR
- In collaboration with a Chicago area microbrewery, Soundgrowler, I have released on the market DuMont, a locally brewed Bière de Garde in the French style.
- I’m a member of the Wort Club, home brewing club, based in Palatine, Illinois – whose members include talented beer people involved with professional brewing, judging beer in national competitions, and homebrew supply retail business.
- I have been a Consultant for independent restaurants to promote beer cuisine.
LET ME SHARE WITH YOU HOW I FIND MORE FUN AND PURPOSE IN HOMEBREWING
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
Cheers and to our health!
What is hiding behind the word “Saison”, this highly popular, perhaps THE MOST POPULAR Belgian beer style? You’ve heard of “Farmhouse Ale”, perhaps you’ve heard of “Biėre de Garde”, or even “Grisette” … in this post, we’ll explain and clarify the definitions of all these exciting related terms.
For every Gallon of water weighing 8.34 Lb, you need on average about 2.5 Lb of grain to brew a craft beer. This means grains account for 30% of the weight of the finished beer. That’s a lot of grains! Up to 85% of the brewing waste. After water, this is the most important ingredient in quantity in your beer composition.
One great benefits of home brewing is that you will drink better while saving 50% or more compared to what you would spend on craft beer, as shown in my previous post, explaining the itemized cost of making your own at home. Here we’ll review seven further ways to save money on home beer brewing supplies.