Cannon Hill Brewing is 2 years old!

Cannon Hill Brewing is 2 years old!

They grow up so fast don’t they? We’ve been around for two years now and we couldn’t be more thankful for our excellent, supportive customer base. Together we’ve brewed roughly 77,000 litres of beer over the past two years! How many two year...
Fresh Wort Kits for August

Fresh Wort Kits for August

It’s August! And we’ve been working on some very special fresh worts to help usher us into the coming months. It’s time to start thinking about what beers we want to put down as we come into the warmer months. While at the moment, it may seem a...
Beer: What is it?

Beer: What is it?

What is beer exactly? The staple ingredients from which most beers are produced are Malted Barley, Water, Hops, and Yeast. The German purity law decreed that beer must be made from these materials ALONE, and many of the world greatest beers are still made according to...
New Wort Kits for June

New Wort Kits for June

We’re well and truly in to June now and our beer styles are certainly reflecting it! We’ve been working on some of our regulars and crowd favourites as well as some of our more seasonal beers & special one-off experimental beers! We’re still...
Grainfather Brewery Setup Specials

Grainfather Brewery Setup Specials

We have some great in store specials on the Grainfather Advanced Brewery System Setup including the Grainfather Connect All Grain Brewing System, the Grainfather Glycol Chiller, and the Grainfather Conical Fermentor Pro Edition. We’re currently offering 10% off...

What Makes Beer Develop ‘Off-Flavors’?


What Makes Beer Develop ‘Off-Flavors’?

Introduction To Off Flavours Before you begin your investigation into the realm of off flavour beers, it is critical that you understand that these qualities are sometimes the actual characteristics of a beer’s style or signature. 

Whether you are a home-brewer or a...
Water Chemistry for Brewing

Water Chemistry for Brewing

Introduction to Water chemistry for brewers Water chemistry is arguably more important when all grain mashing than it is for extract brewers. Extract brewers may need to make adjustments to unsuitable water, or even “build” water chemistry from scratch, to...
How Do Hops Work?

How Do Hops Work?

How Do Hops Work? Bittering Hops One of the main uses of hops is for bittering. Bittering is used in beer to balance the sweetness of the malt. It also has preservative characteristics. Hops are the flower cones of a climbing bine related to the cannabis family. The...
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...
Brown Beer Bottles, Why Are They Brown?

Brown Beer Bottles, Why Are They Brown?

Why are brown 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...