Links and Things

A list of sites on home brewing that I reference. There are a lot of resources out there, some more reliable than others.

Other Links -
Other places I spend time, write things, or visit frequently. - The Facebook page of the BottleFarm. - the BottleFarm on twitter. I follow and share my craft beer & home brewing thoughts, questions and interesting links.

The BottleFarm on untappd - where I rate my beers. I encourage you to do so as well, if I share them with you.

Brew Free or Die - My homebrew club, it is New Hampshire’s first, and most active, homebrew club. BFD was started in January of 1991. - This is a bunch of social media types who happen to be craft beer fans. This is where I share my reviews of craft beer.

Online Brewing resources - Places I go to research a recipe, or get a better understanding of a aspect of brewing. - American Homebrewers Association. They are the largest homebrewing organization in the states. Put in NHC, the largest homebrew competition, as well as GABF, and support all aspects of homebrewing. A good organization for anyone who considers themselves a home brewer. - The podcasts are an amazing resource for home brewers, specifically Brew strong, and Can you Brew it. The user forum and the sunday session is a bit more of a wild west. With less brewing info, and more drinking info. - The definitive forum for home brewing. It’s a good reference, but it’s hard to decern myth and fiction from fact. - Beersmith, the software I use to log and design recipes, log brew days, and many brewing tools. There are a lot of individual free tools out there that can accomplish the multitude of tasks I use beersmith for. It's still being updated and expanded, and it's cross platform. - Homebrewing forurm with a geek twist. Interesting to read. - Chris Colby former editor of BYO along with James Spencer's beer and brewing blog. - Chip Walton's homebrewing, food, and more video casts. Featuring many professional brewers and authors, and popular hombrewers. - A newer brewing resource. A more modern and moderate crowd than some of the other resources. - A break down of some of the available educational opportunities in brewing.

Brewing Blogs - These are some of the more interesting brewing blogs.

Brau Kaiser - The closest home brewer to my house, and an extremely technical minded brewer at that. He's presented on Basic Brewing radio, and the Australian National Homebrewing Conference. This is a great resource.

The Mad Fermentationist - Michael Tonsmeire is always got something brewing, be it funky or fresh. His detail oriented analytical approach is great.

Meek Brewing - Canadian home brewer, with a shortage of craft beer, who makes up for it by brewing a lot of beer, and sharing a lot of recipes.

Bear Flavored Ales - Entertaining and very detail oriented home brewing blog. Topics include culturing the Alchemist's Conan strain, new hop varieties, and hoppy ales.

Brew-Dudes - A little less technical, less recipe heavy, but brew some interesting a single malt, single hop concept beers, as well as hop profiles.

Ales of the Riverwards - Ed's a knowledge home brewer who makes hoppy and funky beers. I've made a handful of his recipes.

Lewy Brewing - Chris is a knowledgeable west coast brewer, and blogger.

Serious Eats Hombrewing - Joe Postma writes on one of my favorite food blogs (Serious Eats) about homebrewing. Joe takes a very user friendly approach to the topics he's covering, and makes them accessible to the novice, but provides enough detail to be useful to informed folks as well.

Embrace the Funk - Blog about wild, sour, and otherwise funky beers. Good place to get educated on the non traditional beers out there.

Bow Bog Brewing - Where a good friend is starting his beer blogging. Focus on local, farming, and DIY brewing.

Animal House Brewing - Another close friend's blog of beer and brewing related activities. - Marshall and crew identify a test, and perform a good sensory evaluation of a brewing theory, method, or old wives tale.

Local Shops
- These are the places I try to buy my brewing stuff, If I can make it there. They have been helpful.

NFG Home Brewing - These guys are in leominster. It’s a small shop, that I think is run out of the second floor of their house. They are extremely friendly, and helpful. A little far from home to get there too often.

Beer Wine Hobby - Shop Close to my office, carry a wide variety of items. Nice to have a source for both Wyeast and White labs.

Jaspers Home brew - The closest place to home. They are both a craft beer store and home brew shop. They have a nice selection of beer, and a pretty good selection of equipment too. These guys have a bunch of good info on their site.

A&G Homebrew Supply - Friendly shop on the seacoast, support of my local homebrew club.

Kettle to Keg - Another friendly shop a little out of my range, but they do stock Valley Malt and offer a discount to BFD members.

Internet Shops - These are the places I shop if I'm unable to make it to my local home brew shop. These guys are in no particular order. - If you are looking for deals, this is a good place to shop. Many affiliate links to good deals on homebrewing gear. - A big homebrew supplier. They also carry cheese making and wine making stuff. I ordered parts for my keggerator here, pleased with the selection and service.

MoreBeer - One of the biggest online shops, with their daily deal, I'm a regular visitor. Purchased my water filer here.

Adventures in homebrewing - These guys have been very helpful, they have very good pricing, and carry the stackable 2.5g kegs that I really like.

Contact me if you wish to be included in one of these lists. thanks!