• PFTP Podcast 1: Interview With Billy Broas
    Posted in: Home Brewing, Podcast

    I love writing about craft beer and homebrewing, but there is nothing like talking about it to someone else. I could probably talk about the two subjects all the time, which is one of the many reasons that I decided to start a Passion For The Pint podcast. In this very first podcast, I talked […]

  • Common Homebrewing Problems And How To Fix Almost All Of Them
    Posted in: Featured, Home Brewing

    Even if you avoided making any mistakes, sometimes there’s still problems in the finished product. I’ve had beers that didn’t carbonate, poured a bottle of beer into a pint glass and saw mold and lots of other random, but not fun problems. Some of the issues I could’ve prevented, others not so much. Either way, […]

  • Top 13 Beginner Brewing Mistakes
    Posted in: Featured, Home Brewing

    I’ve made more than my fair share of homebrewing mistakes, luckily most were fixable or at least didn’t end up as a disaster. Here’s a list of the most common homebrewing mistakes that beginners make, based on my own mistakes and what I’ve learned talking to other homebrewers. Okay, mostly my mistakes, but you get […]

  • 16 Other, Yet Very Awesome Uses For Beer
    Posted in: Beer, Featured

    It turns out that there’s a lot more that you can do with beer besides being like everyone else and drinking it. Most of the things on this list I would save for beers that you don’t like. It’s a perfect way to get rid of those craft beers that didn’t taste right and those […]

  • It’s Getting Hot In Here: The Boil
    Posted in: Home Brewing

    My favorite part of the making beer process (besides tasting the final product) is probably the boil. It’s when I get to play the mad scientist adding all sorts of ingredients to make a magical tasting beverage. Of course there is a little bit of an order and process to the madness. So why exactly […]

  • My Homebrewing Mistakes And Mishaps
    Posted in: Featured, Home Brewing

    And What You Can Learn From Them Did your homebrewed beer not come out exactly how you wanted? Or even worse did your beer end up being undrinakble? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Just about every homebrewer that I’ve met have made more than a few mistakes. Most of the time those mistakes turn into […]

  • Making Wort
    Posted in: Home Brewing

    What Is Wort? The simple answer is that wort (pronounced wert, kind of like dirt) is the unfermented liquid, that will turn into beer after the yeast are added. How Do I Make Wort? In extract brewing, wort is made by adding water and liquid or dry malt extract. Then the wort is brought to […]

  • Beer Hunter: The Movie
    Posted in: Craft Beer

    “My name really is Michael Jackson, but I don’t sing, I don’t dance, and I don’t drink Pepsi.” So begins each episode of The Beer Hunter, the television series starring Michael Jackson. This Michael Jackson was born in England and became famous writing about beer in the late seventies before I was even born. He […]

  • The Not So Sexy Side Of Homebrewing: Cleaning And Sanitizing
    Posted in: Home Brewing

    What To Clean And Sanitize? The short answer is everything. Okay, I’d suppose you’d like to know more than that. You should clean all of your homebrewing equipment before you use it on brew day or bottling day. Then clean it again after you’re done. It may seem kind of redundant to clean it that […]