Category Archives: Beer

All Grain, Partial & Extract, Kit Brewing

Green Beer for St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick’s Day takes place on March 17th of every year. It’s a day that is celebrated by people around the world, but originated in Ireland as a religious day to celebrate the teachings of Christianity by St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Because St. Patrick is the Patron Saint, the day became a…

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Kegging Your Beer 101


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Racking Tips

Racking into Glass Fermenter clip

Racking can be fairly simple as long as you have the right tools. 1. Auto siphon!! or any sort up pump. Sucking on the tube to get the flow started works too but it just risks contamination and is cumbersome. **If racking secondary try and reduce oxidation, other then that creating foam in the primary…

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Beer Fermentation 101

Fermenters carbonating in chest freezer

A very critical stage in brewing that needs just as much attention to any other phase of the brew day. I’ve lost more beer to a bad fermentation then anything else,  if there even is anything else. Either way it’s important stuff here’s a list of what to watch out for..   Ales Temp: 65-75…

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Making Your Own Yeast Starter

Yeast in starter

Making a starter really is a Great way to make sure your fermentation will be as vigorous as can be. It’s fairly simple and can require little equipment. Now there is definitively a professional way of going about it but that’s for people with money to blow. And includes magnetic stir plates, flasks, other lab equipment, and I really want to do it soon…

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Wink Brewery Moves to North Florida

North Florida Winkbrew

I am still getting settled in with the website but let me catch you up where the brewery is now! Since I just moved to Jacksonville, Florida, to attend UNF, I am slowly moving with me all my equipment, which Isn’t all to easy in my KIA Forte.. I am hoping to have a batch underway by the end…

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3 Must Watch Shows For Beer Lovers

most watch beer shows beer tv winkbrew

For someone that deeply enjoys the craft of brewing it is always exciting when a beer show, movie, or documentary turns on. For some reason its hard to stay off your toes and get deeply into it and become extremely judgmental of everything that goes on. So if you just got done brewing or are to lazy to keep brewing…

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Measuring your beers alcohol

Measuring Beer Gravity

You can find our your home brewed beers alcohol content by simply plugging in your measured OG and FG and plugging it into this equation. I typically just estimate it based on the OG right from the boil kettle. (Usually the final Alcohol % is right under the OG) However, if your trying to be a bit…

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How To Become A Better Brewer


What is being a professional brewer mean? Is it making crazy extreme beers never thought of before or simply having every batch you brew, no matter what the type, come out delicious. Besides Brewing brewing and endless amount of batches there are also many other ways to increase your knowledge about the craft of brewing…

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All Grain Brewing


I brewed 7 extract/partial mash batches and I knew where I wanted to go next.  It did involve a bigger investment but is well worth every cent in quality, possibilities, and satisfaction. In this article I’ll share my adventures of all grain brewing and where I’m at now.       First All Grain Setup.…

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