What Is Sparging In Beer Making?

Sparging is the last step in the lautering process

When you’re first getting into beer making it can often seem a lot like alchemy; part science, part magic and with a lot of strange words that more experienced brewers use to describe unknown and mystical procedures. Three words that come up a lot are lautering, sparging and vorlauf. But what do they mean and…

11 Items A Home Brewer Can’t Live Without (No. 7 is a must!) 

Part of my small batch, all-grain, homebrew setup

One of the great things about homebrewing is that there’s very little special equipment needed to get started. Apart from a fermenting bucket, airlock and no-rinse sanitiser, you can mostly get by with equipment that you already have in the kitchen. Most beginner homebrewers start by purchasing a homebrew kit which includes all the essential…