How to Brew
Home brewing is a fun and rewarding hobby. You get to make and drink
the fruits of your labors, it really doesn't get any better than that!
But you cannot just throw your batch together and expect it to come out
tasting good, there is a method to brewing, and it is a good idea to learn
it before you find yourself with a tub full of foul. We highly recommend
that you check out our beginner's brewing
classes which we run on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30
pm. And we have put together these resources to help you familiarize yourself
with the process, give you tips of the trade, and generally get you started
brewing right and keep you brewing!
- Home Brew FAQ
If you are new to homebrew these frequently asked questions can help
get you up to speed and give you and idea of what it is all about!
- Brewing Your First Extract Kit
This helpful guide is what we distribute to our Beginner's Brewing
Classes, and will get you through your first batch, and beyond!
- Reference Materials
This is a collection of some our favorite online resources, from books
and magazines to quick reference calculators.
- Brewing Tips
This is a compendium of our collected wisdom, browse through it if you
want to know more.
Here is a collection of our recipes that form the basis of our Brew
Kits, so if you don't live anywhere near here, you can still try
one of our brews!
- Recipes Using Beer as an Ingredient
This is a collection of recipes that use beer as an ingredient,
yet another way to showcase your homebrew!
- Local Brew
If you live in Los Angeles, here is a great way to find where the beer
is in your area!
of Brewing Terms
As with any specialty, we have our own language. This glossary by the
World Brewing Academy has the comprehensive glossary. Or check out this
glossary by John Palmer will help you decipher our beer-babble and
speak it like a pro.