Beer Maverick

How to Properly Clean Your Brewing Hoses

They say that if you like to clean, then you’ll love to brew beer. Cleanliness is the most important aspect of brewing beer, even above the ingredients or your high-priced equipment. Buckets...

USDA Releases 2022 Hop Planting Report

On June 10th, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) released their annual report on hop acres planted. The report shows hop acreage decreased by 1.6% in 2022...

Which Size Brew Kettle Should You Get?

Correctly sizing a brew kettle can be a bit confusing for those doing traditional all grain or BIAB brewing. Typically, home brewers will start small – either with a kit or with second-hand equipment. Once home brewing...

Visualizing Differences in Yeast Strains

I do a lot with data on this site. Most of our data-themed articles are surrounding hops, and its for a couple of good reasons. Hops simply have more data around them, and it is usually scattered across multiple sites...

5 Best Types of Hop Spiders Available

A hop spider has become one of my most indispensable home brewing products. I use it for every home brew, and it has more than paid for itself in ease of cleanup time and wort savings. What is a Hop Spider? A hop spider...