Adding Oak Chips to Your Beer

Adding Oak Chips to Your Beer

I was recently given a bag of wonderful oak cask chips from Scott at Cooper Workshop up in Ayrshire. They take used whisky casks from all over Scotland, break them down and feed them through “Bertha” their 2001 Heizohack wood…

My New Book - Brew In A Bag

My New Book – Brew In A Bag

I’ve written a book! If you can make soup, you can brew fantastic craft beer at home. Fact. Aimed at the novice brewer this is a step-by-step beginner’s guide to brewing delicious all-grain craft beer at home using equipment you’ll…

Woodstock Summer Saison

Woodstock Summer Saison

The ‘Saison’ beer style originated from beers brewed during the cooler and less active months in farmhouses in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, and then stored for drinking by the farm workers during the summer months. Each worker was…

Experimental Pilsner

I’ve only ever brewed ales as I do not have anywhere that remains at a consistently cool temperature enough to brew a lager or pils. I have a shed and also a fridge big enough to lager the beer once…

Bottle or Keg? And How To Bottle...

Bottle or Keg? And How To Bottle…

Beer needs packaging in order to store it and serve it. Really there are three main options open to homebrewers and they are: Bottling Plastic keg eg, King Kegs Cornelius kegs The choice comes down to a number of factors…

New Bottle Labels & How To Attach

New Bottle Labels & How To Attach

A friend has knocked me up a really simple label template in Photoshop that means I can change all the copy for each beer I choose to bottle. Ideally these should be printed on a laser printer to avoid the…