Guides, ideas, recipes and general fun in the world of homebrew

The BJCP has three functions within the US beer community.

1. Publishing the official style guidelines categorizing beer, mead, cider, and perry into twenty-eight style categories.
2. Provides a standards-based organization supplying qualified judges to both amateur and commercial brewing competitions.
3. Organizes examinations wherein test-takers complete a series of written questions regarding brewing, beer styles and judging and then four beer judging exercises.

The definitive book on making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you're a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain, this book has something for you. How to Brew is free online and covers the full range of brewing possibilities - accurately, clearly, and simply.

White Labs supplies fresh yeast and related products, including analytical services. White Labs was the innovator of pitchable yeast. There are a wealth of resources within the homebrewing section of their website.

A collection of some of the best articles from the BeerSmith homebrewing blog organized into book format for easy access. Articles for brewers of just about any skill level. Also offers full-featured brewing management software.

Stein Fillers has been in business since 1994 providing quality ingredients to brewers, vintners and meadmakers in the Los Angeles vicinity. Stein Fillers is public resource center for fermentation information and specialty brewing ingredients, and provides a meeting place for local hobbyists to further their education in the fermentation arts.

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) educates homebrewers, and protects and promotes one of the coolest hobbies in the world: homebrewing!

Jamil's Yeast Pitching Calculator

Mr Malty's Pitching Rate Calculator uses precise formulas based on months of experimentation and feedback from leading yeast suppliers. It can calculate the amount of starter wort needed, number of yeast packs required, amount of repitching yeast needed, the effect of stir plates, dry yeast rates, will estimate the viability of your yeast based on the date it was harvested, and lots more.

Beer Tasting for Beginners

I think it is safe to say that we are all pretty good a drinking beer, but if you want to learn more about actually tasting your beer this page has a wealth of information.

Waterproofing Your Labels

We eventually need to package our beer. This article provides information on different methods to waterproof your labels.