Austin Homebrew Blog
How to Make Hard Seltzer
Crafting your own hard seltzer at home is a breeze, similar to the process of brewing beer or whipping up a batch of homemade mead, cider or wine. ...
How to Brew Beer
Learn the basics of how to brew beer, home brewing equipment you need to get started, as well as walk you through the basic steps of how to brew a Texas Kolsch.
Convert Your 'Fridge Into a Kegerator
KEGERATOR: (/ˈkeɡəˌrādər/) (n) 1) The ultimate cool toy for home brewers. 2) A refrigerator dedicated to serving draft beer.Creating a kegerator is...
How To Brew With Honey
Austin Homebrew has over 50 recipes that include the use of HONEY.
How To Cocktail Keg
How To Cocktail Keg - Everything you need to know about kegging your favorite cocktails! We have the kegs and the expertise to help you get started.
How To Grow Hops
Do you want to take your Home Brewing to the next level? One of the basic ingredients in beer is also very easy to grow. Hops will thrive in most moderate climates. Learning how to plant and care for Hops is easy and rewarding.
How To Make Kombucha
Simply put, kombucha is fermented tea. A culture of bacteria called SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast), sometimes called “the mother,” consumes the sugar in a fermentation process just like yeast does in beer.
Home Bittering Units
HBU stands for Home Bittering Unit and is also known as an Alpha Acid Unit. HBU’s were developed as a method of standardizing the total bittering potential of hops in order to mitigate the variation in Alpha Acids (AA%) from season to season and hop to hop so that the bitterness of beer recipes will be 100% consistent from brew to brew.
Binky's Baby Swiss
Begin by heating the milk to 84F (86F if using raw milk with higher fat). You do this by placing the milk in a pot or sink of very warm water. If you do this in a pot on the stove, make sure you heat the milk slowly and stir it well as it heats.
How To Make Pickles
Let Binky walk you through a few of his favorite How To Make Pickle recipes. Making pickles is a great way to add to your homebrew arsenal.
How To Make Mead
The process of making mead by changing honey into wine is simple, it’s controlling your patience that will be the difficult task. Mead goes by a hose of different names, such as "Mead", "Honey Wine", "Ambrosia" and "Nectar of the gods". And mead is frequently referred to as the oldest fermented beverage, with evidence that can put Mead Making back as far as 15,000 BC. Today, however, mead is still misunderstood, even with its long history. Fortunately homebrewers and Winemakers like yourselves have helped to bring back the interest in Mead.
How To Make Wine From Kits
Making a wine kit from one our Wine Expert kits is simple and easy because the kit has all the ingredients in pre-measured amounts that one needs to make 6 gallons of wine (30 bottles). Austin Homebrew can help you make terrific wine at home. Making wine at home is fun and easy. You don’t need a lot of space and our kits include easy to follow instructions. Our staff can help you select the equipment you need and help get your started.
Brewing a Lager
Lagers are my favorite brew and I prefer to brew lagers at all times of the year. I can hold a consistent fermentation temperature in my lager chest and turn out some really tasty homebrew, but It seems lagers are still a really big question mark for many homebrewers. Let's spend this week’s knowledge segment with a little education from your favorite homebrew shop, Austin Homebrew Supply.
Jeremy's Dutch Gouda
Jeremy's Dutch Gouda. This recipe will make approximately 2 pounds cheese.
Adjusting Water For Your Brew
Before you start your next homebrew it’s important to take a moment and examine the water that you are going to use for brewing. The average beer is more than 90% water, yet water is the most overlooked of the four key ingredients to beer...
How To Make A Yeast Starter
Yeast starters are for every brewer, not just advanced brewers. A yeast starter is nothing more than a mini extract brew, so any level of brewer can make one. Building a yeast starter will have numerous benefits for your upcoming brew.