Home Brewing Resources

Here are some resources that will help you with your brewing.

Home Brewing Books

Although there’s lots of good information online, undoubtedly one of the best ways to find out more about brewing is by reading books.

Here are a few good ones:

How To Brew by John Palmer

How To BrewA good book for beginners and more experienced brewers alike. Contains practical advice as well as technical information if you need it.

Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher

Radical BrewingOne of my favourite books, this contains a wealth of information about beer and brewing. It’s especially great when looking for recipe inspiration.

Brewing Better Beer by Gordon Strong

Brewing Better BeerOnce you’ve got a few brews under your belt, this book points out the things that separate good beer from great beer. Lots of ideas here for improving your brews.

Yeast by Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff

Yeast bookA great primer on all things yeast. The thing I really like about the book is that it explains fermentation clearly and is full of useful tips for improving how you do it.

Home Brewing Ingredients

My ever-expanding library of brewing ingredients, including malt, hops, yeast and more.

Includes basic descriptions of each ingredient, as well as a few stats.

home brew ingredients

Beer Recipe Design

These are the beer charts I put together based on the BJCP style guide.

Whether you think that’s a useful document or not, I find the bitterness and gravity numbers when roughly planning out recipes.

Beer bitterness ratios

beer alcohol content : abv by style

Beer gravity chart showing original and final gravities by style

Beer colour chart showing SRM according to beer style

Beer IBUs according to the BJCP Style Guide

Record Keeping

Two versions of a brewing log sheet. One is compact, the other has a bit more detail.

Home brewing record sheets from the Home Brew Manual

home brewing log sheet brew notes