No-Chill Brewing

No-chill brewing is a water-conservation technique developed by pioneering brewers in Australia. Here are 6 tips to get you started if you want to give it a try.

6 Forms of Hops

Nature gives us hops in only one form—the female cones of the climbing hops plant—but hops growers and processors deliver those hops to brewers in a range of products.


Here’s what you need to know about these two advanced systems for maintaining mash temperature, automating the brewing process, and improving consistency from one batch to another.

Whirlpooling: The Tea Leaf Paradox

At home, there are a few ways to execute a whirlpool, but first it helps to know a little bit about tea leaves.

Old Haggis Recipe

This riff on old ale relies on an extended 3-hour boil for kettle caramelization and color, a technique normally associated with Scottish ales.

Flexible Cask Ale

Have you used a polypin? It’s a flexible, low-cost cask-conditioning solution that will serve you well.

Yeast: A Force Behind IPA 2.0

Today’s most creative craft brewers know how to select yeast strains that don’t just ferment maltose, but also dance alongside hops that are at once tropical, citrusy, earthy, piney, and floral.

How to Chill Wort with a Pond Pump

Here's a nifty way to cool your wort to 65°F (18°C) in the summer when the tap water is considerably warmer.

Mash Me if You Can Recipe

The late addition of Calypso hops in this wheatwine will offer some citrus and pear while the beer is young.

Copper vs. Stainless Immersion Chillers

Choosing one over the other is largely a matter of personal preference. Here are 4 characteristics to consider.