Monthly Archives: July 2011

A beginner’s guide to basic beer making equipment

You will find that you will aquire more and better gear as you go on, but you need surprisingly little equipment to brew excellent quality beer: remember, beer has been brewed throughout British history, and with none of the benefits … Continue reading

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How hard is it to make beer the correct way?

The answer is: if you are any good at cooking, then you’ll not have much trouble with brewing beer the “correct” way.   Unlike wine making, beer making does not require as much patience, and you can soon drink the fruits … Continue reading

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What ISN’T really beer !

Most people from Britain, at least, will have heard of “Real Ale”.   They’ll most likely associate it with old blokes with beards, woolly jumpers and the pedants and beer snobs from CAMRA.  They’ll “know” that it’s not lager.   They may … Continue reading

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Why beer kits don’t measure up

Most likely you have tried to make beer from kits.   And you may remember, if you’re in a lucky minority, that it didn’t taste too bad, but not like proper pub beer.  The unlucky majority probably remember how bad tasting … Continue reading

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