Why I Became a 1-Gallon Homebrewer — The Kitchn's Beer School
When I first started brewing beer at home, I was a five-gallon girl — much like most new homebrewers. It's just what you do. But there were drawbacks almost immediately. Brewing this much beer meant clearing out a precious coat closet for storing carboys and bottles, always having a buddy on hand to help lift the heavy (and hot!) pot on and off the stove, and drinking my way through a lot of beer — which might not seem like a bad thing at first, but can get tiresome if your beer proves less t...
How to Brew Beer at Home (Especially if You've Never Brewed Before)
I can’t remember exactly what was going through my head when I called Bitter and Esters, a home brew shop in Brooklyn, asking about their starter beer-making kit, but it went something along the lines of this: “I like beer, so it should be a breeze to make it—right?” Not exactly.