New Wort Kits for May

New Wort Kits for May

May has so far been a great month for Wort Production here at Cannon Hill Brewing, particularly our dark beers! Coming into the colder months we tend to see the nights get heavier & darker. The same can be said about beers coming into Winter as we welcome some of...
Why Are Beer Bottles Brown?

Why Are Beer Bottles Brown?

The easy answer is to protect beer from light. Only recently (in 2001) did we figure out how light causes the fault called light struck or skunked beer. Chemists at the University of North Carolina and Ghent University in Belgium found that when a beer has been...
The Importance of Fermentation

The Importance of Fermentation

Fermentation is the most important phase of the home brewing process. It is all about providing the yeast with the best conditions possible to allow it to convert the sugars contained within the Wort into alcohol, carbon dioxide and desirable flavours and aromas. Two...
Kegging & Carbonation Kegging

Kegging & Carbonation Kegging

Kegging and Carbonation Kegging, Carbonating and Line balancing all really affect the quality of your craft homebrew. Understanding how to properly keg, carbonate and pour your beer will  help give you reliable results every time. Often the limited, erroneously...
Cleaning For Brewers

Cleaning For Brewers

  Cleanliness is one of the most important aspects for all food preparations; this is even truer for Brewing. In Brewing we provide good growing conditions for yeast which are also good conditions for other microorganisms, especially wild yeasts and bacteria....