Brewing Beer

How To : Choose the right wine kit for homemade wine

Want to make homemade wine? You're going to need a wine ingredient kit. This video goes over your different wine kit options and the differences between them. Wine is easier to brew than beer because it doesn't involve any boiling, and you can make 30 750ml bottles using a sta ...more

News : Ale vs. Lager

What's the Difference Between Ales and Lagers People often ask me, "Nick, what is the difference between Ales and Lagers?" Well, as you may or may not know, there are two types of beers -Ales & Lagers. All beers are made from the basic combination of water, hops, malts, and y ...more

How To : Make beer in your own garage

Beer can be pretty expensive, especially the good stuff. But, with a small investment and time, you could actually brew your own and make it just to your taste! In this great video series you will learn exactly what the process is to making your very own home brew right in you ...more

How To : Brew Cooper's dark ale in your own home

Due to the dour economy we've all been cutting back on unnecessary expenditures. And unless you're a heavy (or heavily addicted) beer drinker, beer is one of those expenditures that cost a lot for minimal product. Brew your own happy juice by watching this video on how to cra ...more

How To : Serve the perfect Stella Artois beer

Are you looking for a nice, tasty beer? Stella Artois is a global lager first brewed in Leuven, Belgium in 1926. It is one of the world's best-selling beers and is enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Its full, characteristic flavor and high quality is assured through a superior ...more

How To : Make homemade India pale ale beer

In this home brewing video series, learn how to brew your own India Pale Ale (IPA) beer from home brewing expert Mark Emiley. Mark will teach you a free IPA recipe, and what ingredients and equipment you will need to brew your own beer at home. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make homem ...more

News : Something Dad Really Wants for Fathers Day...

What Dad Really Wants from You for Fathers Day! Stop and think before you give your dad another "World's Best Dad" t-shirt this Fathers Day. This is the healer of scrapped knees and your biggest fan at your baseball games when you were a kid. Shouldn't he be able to sit back ...more

How To : Brew hard apple cider at home

The best wines will set you back almost as much as a pair of Blahniks on sale, so why not cut expenses and just make your own wine? Watch this beer brewing tutorial to see how to brew hard apple cider which has a wine-like taste. This is how to take some simple apple juice, y ...more

How To : Store beer properly

Nothing beats a cold beer on a hot day. If you store your beer correctly, you won’t be disappointed by a bad brew. You Will Need * Beer * A beer cellar or refrigerator * A temperature gauge Step 1: Store beer upright Stand beer upright instead of putting it on its side. The ...more

World Cup Diet : 10 Best Beers for Breakfast

Enjoy Early Morning Games with the Perfect Breakfast Brew Check out the list of the Top Ten Breakfast Beers here: http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/2010/06/the_10_best_beers_for_breakfas.php

How To : Make a carbonation cap for home brewing

This is an easy homebrewers project for carbonating beverages in PET bottles with a CO2 regulator setup. You can get all these parts at an auto parts store. This is a clutch thing to use for making beer or cider. This keeps beer fresh!

How To : Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the world's largest annual beer festival located in Munich, Germany! The festival starts in late September and lasts until early October -approx 16-18 days. Oktoberfest is an important part of the Bavarian Culture and has been going on for over 200 years. Each y ...more

News : OMG! World's Strongest Beer!!

What is the Strongest Beer in the World?? Long live the Queen and move over Sean Connery because the Scottish have done it! The strongest beer in the world belongs to a company called Brewdog out of Fraserburgh. The beer is called Tactical Nuclear Penguin and has an alcohol c ...more

How To : Make a stealth beer can for drinking in public

How to make a hidden cover for your beer can when drinking in public. For those public situations when an open beer can is "frowned upon". It's camouflage for your beers! An open beer is "frowned upon" in many places. This little trick was taught to me by some of my softball ...more

A Restaurant on Two Wheels : The DIY Taco Bike

Serious Eats' latest Meet and Eat features Todd Barricklow, creator of the Taco Bike, an eco-friendly alternative to the fast growing food truck industry. The 200+ pound bike is equipped with a propane tank, three sectioned griddle, water tank, heat exchanger, wash sink, waste ...more

How To : Grill beer can chicken

We bet you never thought you could use a cold brew—can and all—to make a moist, tender delicious chicken. You Will Need: * An outdoor grill * A can of beer * A whole 4-pound chicken * 2 tsp vegetable or olive oil * 2 tbsp dry meat rub * Salt and pepper * Instant-read thermom ...more

How To : Be a product tester

Testing products for a living is a bit more complicated than it sounds. You Will Need * A field of interest * A college degree Step 1: Pick a field Pick a field. Do you want to test toys? Evaluate appliances? Judge new ice cream flavors? The area that interests you will deter ...more

How To : Make your own soda

Concoct soda at home—over time, you'll save a bundle by not using the store-bought stuff. Plus, it's fizzy fun! You Will Need * 1/8 tsp. brewer’s or bread yeast * 1/2 c. lukewarm water * 1 gal. water * 2 1/4 c. sugar * 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon of soda extract in the fla ...more

How To : Home brew dark lager

In this video series, our expert Mark Emily will show you how to brew your own black lager, he will tell you about hops and malts, yeast, and Irish moss. Mr. Emily will also teach you about brewing equipment, different styles of beers, recipes, and ingredients, and equipment c ...more

CES 2016 : How You'll Get Drunk at Home in the Future

Three smart devices shown at CES 2016 are making it easier for you to make stupid decisions. PicoBrew, Somabar, and 10-Vins demonstrated their systems for beer, mixed cocktails, and wine, respectively, and each one is attempting to change the way we enjoy our favorite potent p ...more

Beer : Why a Perfect Pour Isn't Enough

Beer, glorious beer! It can stop grilled meats from producing carcinogens, can make fried foods super crunchy, and it even saved civilization from total annihilation. Is there anything it can't do? Sadly, yes. While most of you know that a perfect pour makes all the differenc ...more

Beer : Our New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient

One of my favorite things about cocktails is that they're so diverse. They can be sweet or savory, filling or refreshing. And they can take advantage of nearly any ingredient imaginable, including egg whites, smoked ice, flavor cubes, and even beer. As a card-carrying member ...more

How To : 56 Completely Necessary Booze Hacks

Fight me all you want, but it ain't a party without alcohol—whether it's a Halloween party, Christmas party, dinner party, or even a damn wedding. (If you think that people will stick around after dinner for a dry wedding, then you're sorely mistaken.) And while we'd all love ...more

How To : 3 Brilliant Culinary Uses for Bad-Tasting Vodka

In my opinion, vodka gets a lot of undeserved flak. It seems like most people have a bad experience in college with a plastic bottle of vodka and never go back. I can't blame them; it took me a few years after graduating college to start to enjoy vodka again—but now I adore it ...more

How To : Make Tequila Sunrise Popsicles

Sometimes just drinking your alcohol can feel a little dull and boring. Eating your alcohol, however, is always a party. Whether you're hosting a party and looking for a unique idea to serve drinks, or have a problem with people judging you for drinking at noon, all you have ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Open a Beer Without a Bottle Opener

As exciting as it can be to crack open a beer, there's nothing fun about wandering around a party and asking other partygoers for a bottle opener. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here are 10 crazy ways to get to drinking while impressing your friends with your ingenuity. ...more

Tested : Make Bad Beer Taste Better with a Bit of Bitters

When your day sucks, all you want is a tall, ice-cold glass of beer at the end of it all. Nothing complicated about having some booze to temporarily drown your sorrows. But sometimes you get stuck with crappy beer (hey-o, Keystone Ice!), and it feels like the world is out to ...more

How To : 3 Amazing Non-Coffee Uses for Your French Press

My French press is one of the most important tools in my kitchen. It's indispensable, and it's no small exaggeration when I say that I use it on a daily basis thanks to my coffee addiction. However, it gets used for a lot more than just my morning cuppa (and my second morning ...more

How To : 9 DIY Gifts That Are Perfect for Beer Lovers

We all know the saying “diamonds are a girl's best friend,” but what about a man's best friend? While you may think dogs are the answer, I'd venture to guess it's actually the trusty and loyal bottle of beer. Beer was with you for every celebration, every break up, and was th ...more

News : Why You Should Cook with Beer More Often

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." We've all seen the quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, on numerous shirts, glasses, and bar signs. It's a good, if overused slogan. It makes one clear, indisputable point: beer is great, and life is better with it ...more

News : You're Eating Mold & You Don't Even Know It

Koji is a culture made up of a certain fungus (mold) called Aspergillus oryzae, which has been used to ferment rice and soybeans in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean kitchens for centuries. Koji can actually have other involved fungi, but Aspergillus oryzae is the most common, and ...more

Velveting Meat : The Best-Kept Chinese Restaurant Secret

One of my favorite things about American Chinese food is how easy it is to eat: the pieces are bite-sized, the flavors are addictive, and the meat is always tender and easy to chew. But if you've ever tried to replicate any of your favorite takeout in the kitchen, you've likel ...more

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