Who put a banana in my beer?

Common Beer Off Flavours – Banana, Estery, Pear. Off Flavour: Estery Chemical Name: Isoamyl acetate What to look for: This is quite distinctive and has an aroma of banana or

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Why does my beer smell like butterscotch or popcorn?

Common Beer Off Flavours – butterscotch, popcorn or butter. Off Flavour: Diacetyl Chemical Name: 2,3-butanedione What to look for: Butter, oily, milky and feels a bit milky on the palate. This is

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A Quick Overview of Beer in 5 Minutes

A Quick Overview of Beer in 5 Minutes History of Brewing In Mesopotamia there is evidence of beer from barley via a poem honoring Ninkasi, the patron goddess of brewing.

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Why I Became a Small Batch Brewer

Why I Became a Small Batch Brewer I first started brewing almost a decade ago and made mistakes, plenty of them.  I started with plastic buckets, big cauldrons and everything

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5 Common Mistakes in Home Brewing

5 Common Mistakes in Home Brewing We “ALL”  do it at some stage in our homebrew journey. I know it is hard to believe that you’ve made a mistake and

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How to Make a Hoppy Beer? Dry Hopping

Dry hopping is a way to impart an aroma punch without contributing to your home brews bitterness.

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