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The evolving role of Women in the craft beer brewing industry

Until the 15th century, beer brewing was a woman's job. Women brewers were known as 'Alewives" or 'Brewsters', producing beer made from ingredients like corn, oat, wheat & honey. The stereotypical hat and broomstick depiction of a witch resembled medieval beer makers. They used a black cauldron to brew beer, wore pointed hats so they could stand out in crowds and usually kept a cat to drive rodents away from their grains. When the product was ready to be sold, they let customers know by driving a tall broomstick-like 'ale stake' into the ground outside their door. During the Industrial Revolution, brewing became a male dominated industry but it seems brewing is in our blood, and women are revisiting it...

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What Is Dry Hopping?

Avid of hop heads and homebrewers are always looking for ways to up the hoppiness of their beer. For homebrewers who want all the fresh scents and flavors of hops, but not necessarily the bitterness that they produce, dry hopping might be the perfect addition to your next homebrew. But what is dry hopping, and how can you make it a part of your next beer? Join Bräu Supply as we discuss this popular technique, and how you can use it with your UniBräu brew system! What Is It? Basically, dry hopping is the process of steeping hops in your homebrew beer between the fermentation and bottling or kegging stages. It is also referred to as “conditioning” or “secondary hops.”...

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Bottling Your Beer

For a few weeks, you’ve been drumming your fingers, waiting for your beer to finish fermenting. The airlock has bubbled and gurgled happily, so you know something exciting is going on in your fermenter. Now it’s time to bottle your beer! This is one of the most engaging parts of the homebrew experience, but it can be a little tricky if you’re not prepared. Lucky for you, Bräu Supply has brewed and bottled a lot of beer, so we know all the tips and tricks to make your beer bottling easy and stress-free. After reading our guide, make sure to check out our amazing all-in-one home brew systems. With Bräu Supply, you can make brewing more efficient and fun! Always...

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The Best Beers to Brew at Home

Welcome back to our blog page here at Brau Supply! We love to hear about the brewing experiences and new brew ventures that all of our customers are undertaking. When the weather is cold, what better indoor activity can you think of than brewing a delicious batch of your own homebrew? Investing in a home brewing system is such a smart move for anyone who loves beer and wants to know more about the intricate process by which it’s made. Let’s face it, beer is quite the popular drink all over the world and we don’t see it going “out of style” anytime soon. But as you probably know, not all beers are created equal. If you disagree and you...

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The Value of Brewing at Home, Pt 2

Here at Brau Supply, it’s great to be an amazing resource for brewers all over the country. Helping people save money, have fun, and experiment with brewing at home is what we’re passionate about and we take brewing seriously. We’re so thankful for all of our customer reviews and testimonials, and we’re always so excited to read about our customer’s many brewing endeavors and success stories. If you’re considering getting into home brewing, take a look at some of our all-in-one brewing systems now! In our previous blog post, we discussed a few benefits to brewing at home. Saving money and participating in a time-honored tradition are just a couple of the reasons that making your own beer makes sense....

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