What are hops in beer making?

Answer Beer commercials often mention malt, barley and hops. But these aren't exactly common plants in the average back yard. While many people have heard of malt and barley, people usually only mention h... Read More »

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There is a plant that grows wild in western North Carolina. The common term for it is brewer's sage and it is an alternative to hops in beer making. Where could you find it for cultivation?

Information on the use of Cinnamon fern can be found at the below link.

How to Grow Hops for Brewing Beer?

With the acute shortage of hops which struck homebrewers and commercial brewers beginning at the end of 2007, there has been a rapid expansion within the field of hop farming, with many homebrewers... Read More »

Which types of beer have less hops?

IPAs tend to be very hoppy; lagers and milds are less hoppy. The colour of the beer comes from the malt, not the hops and there is no relationship between colour and hoppiness. Some dark beers are ... Read More »

What is the limit for making beer for personal consumption in oklahoma?

One may not legally make beer for personal use in Oklahoma, though there is a move to amend the law. Making beer is legal federally, but states still have to pass a law making it legal in their sta... Read More »