In addition to awesome profiles of Los Angeles homebrewing, Thrash Lab’s Subculture Club put together their own guide to homebrewing, hosted by Simon Ford. The video takes you through the 10-step homebrew process, and does a good job of covering the basics:
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For a look at the Los Angeles, CA homebrewing culture, check out this video from Thrash Lab, where they look into the community of craft beer and the growth of homebrewing in the area. They talk with beer geeks, craft beer experts, and home brewers, and look at the history and development of home-brewed beer as the foundation and grassroots of all craft beer:
If you’re looking to get into the hobby of homebrewing with a book that will walk you through the process from beginning to end, then check out the Beer Making Book from the Brooklyn BrewShop.
The book contains:
- 52 Seasonal Beer Recipes, Including 4 Gluten-Free Recipes
- Illustrated Step-by-Step Brewing and Bottling Instructions and Equipment Guide
- 1 and 5 Gallon Variations for Any Kitchen
- PLUS: Cooking with Beer, Food Pairings, How to Grow Hops, and More
The recipes are arranged according to the season, including Everyday IPA and Rose Cheeked & Blonde for spring; Grapefruit Honey Ale and S’More Beer for summer; Apple Crisp Ale and Peanut Butter Porter for fall; Chestnut Brown ale and Gingerbread Ale for winter.
According to the Brooklyn BrewShop, this book is for experienced and novice brewers, seasonally minded home cooks, DIY aficionados, and anyone who gets a kick out of saying “I made this!”, so if you find yourself in one of those categories, then maybe it’s time to give the Brew Making Book a shot.
If you’ve ever opened a beer, but then realized you needed to save it for later, or if you’ve ever gone to a party and lost track of which beer was yours (aka the wounded soldier) then the BeerSavers bottle caps may be just what you’ve been looking for.
BeerSavers are bottle caps made from food-safe silicone that fit over the mouth of a beer bottle, and are designed to keep your beer fresh after opening, and to help differentiate your beer from others.
They come in a multi-colored six pack, so each person can have their own color, and are both dishwasher safe and reusable.
Plus, for you homebrewers out there, you can use BeerSavers to keep your bottles clean and sterile before bottling.