The Monthly Brews Blog
Wheat Beer and Wheat in Beer

Wheat Beer and Wheat in Beer

Experiment with this versatile grain and maybe try something you haven't had from the liquor store. If you have been a wheat naysayer, you might just change your mind. 
July 06, 2018 by ReCharge Support
Using Fruit In Beer!

Using Fruit In Beer!

In my opinion there is a flavor base, or a backbone, that brewers get when using real fruit, that just can't be achieved with extract only. Conversely there is a brightness that just can't be achieved when using only fruit. Some of the best beers I have tried used a secret ratio of both... the secret is... it's up to you.
May 13, 2018 by Ross Metzger
Make this beer a lager... if you want.

Make this beer a lager... if you want.

The January box came with free lager yeast. We wanted to encourage people to try their hand at lagering, but if you are new to brewing you might have some questions about lagers. 
February 20, 2018 by Ross Metzger
Adding Coffee to Beer!

Adding Coffee to Beer!

It just makes sense to add coffee to beer. We look at the similarities of coffee and beer, and why the make a great match. We also go over several options of how to add coffee to your favorite beer recipe. Hint, it doesn't have to be just stouts!
January 05, 2018 by Ross Metzger
The Bitter Truth

The Bitter Truth

Pale Ales and Bitters can be very similar in flavor, so why the different naming conventions? We dive into the naming convention and get a glimpse at why Crisp Floor Malted Maris Otter was used in the November Box!
December 10, 2017 by Ross Metzger
Why Brew Small Batches

Why Brew Small Batches

Sometimes it's just easier to brew small. If you have limited space, time, or just love to experiment and don't want to dump much of that rutabaga brussels sprouts ale you've been wanting to brew, 1 gallon batches can be the key to a fulfilling hobby.
December 10, 2017 by Ross Metzger
Pumpkin Beers! Love them, hate them, drink them.

Pumpkin Beers! Love them, hate them, drink them.

Pumpkin beers are a polarizing style, but is it really a style at all? Learn some of the history of this beer before it became a trendy marketing ploy in the current craft beer scene, and get some tips on brewing this beer that means different things to different people.
October 29, 2017 by Ross Metzger
There is a cool new yeast in town

There is a cool new yeast in town

Yeast may be hard to see with the naked eye, but we all know how critical it is to crafting the finest beverage we know of. We think our customers should know as much about our product as possible.
July 19, 2017 by Ross Metzger