The holiday season is now in full swing which means it’s time to buckle down and get your holiday shopping done.
If you have a homebrewer in your life and are struggling to come up with some great gift ideas, you’ve come to the right spot. Any of the following items will be sure to put a smile on their face this holiday season.
Now that Halloween has come and gone, the holiday season has officially arrived.
If you haven’t gotten around to brewing a holiday beer or two this year, don’t fret just yet. There is still time to get going.
Are you tired of brewing the same recipes over and over again? Are you looking for some fun ways to shake up your homebrews and try out something new and fun? Generally speaking, homebrewers tend to be an experimental bunch, so we’ve put together a few ideas you might be interested in trying out.
This blog will take a closer look at each of the four main ingredients in beer: malted grains, water, hops, and yeast. Each of these four ingredients plays an important role in beer and can greatly affect the final outcome of a batch. As a homebrewer, the better you understand the science behind each ingredient, the better you will be able to make informed decisions when tweaking or troubleshooting a recipe.
Welcome to the beginning of any great brew day: the recipe! Recipe formulation can be daunting at first so we’ve assembled a collection of some of our favorites to try out or adapt. For many, creating and tasting recipes is one of the more rewarding experiences from homebrewing, like mixing the spices for your own curry instead of buying the premade mix. For others, it’s the process and following a recipe can keep ingredient purchases easy and the brew day relaxing. Let’s not forget those free-wheeling brewers who throw recipes to the wind and are guided by their senses and what is available creating the ‘recipe’ on the fly while getting ingredients and during the brew day. One thing they can all agree upon is that the enjoyment of the final product, whether by design, circumstance, or plain good luck, is rewarding. Soon enough, we will convert others to the Synergy Brew-side: where the best beer is the beer you brew.
If you’re a new homebrewer or considering taking up the hobby, Synergy Brewing Systems would like to welcome you to the wonderful world of homebrewing! You are joining a great community of people who are passionate about perfecting and enjoying beer. Before you get started with your first batch, there are a few common mistakes made by newcomers that you’ll want to avoid.
Synergy’s Pro-Pilot Brewing Systems can accommodate brewing batches that are larger than the average homebrew size of 5 gallons. When brewing larger batches, more yeast is required to achieve full fermentation. If you use dry yeast, you can simply make enough to accommodate your large batch. But if you use liquid yeast, a yeast starter is probably needed as it will accelerate the fermentation process ensuring that you don’t end up with a stuck fermentation. Knowing how to make a yeast starter is a good skill to have as they can help make your beers taste better and allow fermentation to occur quicker and at cooler temperatures than suggested by your yeast’s manufacturer.
Many new homebrewers start out by making ales as they are currently very fashionable and relatively straightforward to make. Brewing a lager presents a nice challenge for the beginner to intermediate level homebrewer and offers the opportunity to further refine and hone your homebrewing skills. Here are some helpful tips for those looking to brew lagers for the first time or those looking to improve upon their lager homebrew process.
At Synergy Brewing Systems, our homebrew systems are the best available. Our 15 gallon pilot brewing systems are great for intermediate to advanced homebrewers, but not every run needs to capitalize on the full capabilities of these systems. In fact, there are quite a few benefits to doing small batch runs every once in a while.
At Synergy Brewing Systems, we love homemade, hand-crafted homebrews, but one of the main issues facing homebrewers is what to do with all the spent material left over from a run. Understanding the importance of sustainability and the value that spent grain still has after use in homebrewing, we compiled this list of better ways to use your grain than just simply throwing it out.