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April 1, 2019

Homebrewing is a hobby that can be done at any scale. For some it seems like a daunting task, maybe they have a small living space or simply no room for another hobby. Looking on forums to see what others do it can seem like you need to buy a lot of specialised equipme...

March 15, 2019

If you are a lazy gardener, hops are pretty great. They really want left to do their own thing. With a structure to climb up and good weather there isn’t much that can stop them. But there are still ways you can care for your hop, especially depending on the weather, p...

March 1, 2019

Hops are one of the most important ingredients in modern brewing. They help flavour, add aroma and preserve beer. But despite having a long history in Europe they were not used in alcohol for a very long time, and it took a while for them to become the dominant force t...

February 15, 2019

Some homebrewers have a certain style they love making, others love to experiment while a few wish to perfect a certain recipe. But then there are some who simply wish to make these most alcoholic. Alcoholic content is measured in Alcohol by Volume, or ABV for short. T...

February 1, 2019

Despite being such different styles of beer, light and dark beer are more similar than they are different. They are both beers after all. But at the same time the smallest change to a homebrew recipe can give very different results. While this article intends to go ove...

January 15, 2019

Belgian Ales cover a huge range of styles. Often the phrase makes people think of heavy, alcoholic and cloudy beers. But there are also lighter Belgian beers, and some very unusual styles as well. Belgian ales can offer flavours very distinct from your typical ale whic...

January 1, 2019

Another year gone and Ale Smithing Homebrew continues to grow. Our goals of expanding have been successful this year, while also keeping interest up in what we were already doing. Hopefully this can continue well into the New Year, but we intend to carefully consider t...

December 15, 2018

Many of you may be receiving homebrew kits or equipment for Christmas. It is certainly a novelty, but also lines up with many people’s interests. Homebrewing is not very difficult, but starting out you might feel a bit overwhelmed and really don’t want to ruin your fir...

December 1, 2018

Buying gifts can be pretty hard at the best of times, but when it is for a hobby you know little about it is even harder. More and more people are homebrewing recently, so for a beer lover in your family it is a pretty good idea for a gift. They may already brew canned...

November 15, 2018

 A different take on Christmas ales than Merry Smithmas. For those which dislike of the cinnamon and nutmeg you can instead try a much more traditional drink. Jolly Juleol is a very heavy and dark beer, perfect for winter nights. The style has a very long history...

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