Beer Maverick

Beer Advent Calendar Options

I was in a beer advent calendar last year, and it was a fun thing to do during the holidays. My kids get Legos or candy advent calendars, but sometimes a nice calendar for the adults is what’s...

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...

6 Types of Wort Chillers Available

As a home brewer, how you’ve chilled your wort has probably gone through a few iterations over the years. If you were anything like me, you started with an ice bath, then quickly upgraded to an immersion or plate...

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...