Brew Your Own Herbal Beers! Before hops were popular (we’re talking hundreds of years ago), a wide variety of herbs and spices provided the bittering and flavoring characteristics to balance beer’s malty sweetness. By using herbs in your own homebrew,
How to Make a Padlock Shim. Have you lost the key to a padlock? You could call a locksmith or cut the shackle, but you may be able to quickly and easily open it with a shim, a thin piece of metal that you slide into the locking mechanism.
Technique for delivering a big hop blast that is well-established in the professional brewing world but just recently gaining traction with homebrewers is hop standing or whirlpool hopping. Here's how to start using this method with your homebrews.