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Welcome to the Craft ‘n Brew Blog.

I absolutely love everything about brewing my own craft beer and sampling the great array of amazing beers that are on offer to inspire my brewing. With this blog, I plan to take you on my journey of homebrewing and craft beer as I work towards one day starting my own brewery. There will be everything from how-tos, my experiences, reviews and recipes.

Temperature Controlled Fermentation

Temperature Controlled Fermentation

Temperature controlled fermentation is the most popular and effective way of improving your homebrewed beer. The simple process of maintaining a constant temperature during fermentation will ensure the beer you’re brewing tastes so much better. Temperature control is...

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Specific Gravity in Homebrewing.

Specific Gravity in Homebrewing.

Specific Gravity in homebrewing is a part of the brewing process that makes us feel like mad scientists. I'm a firm believer that as a homebrewer, beer makes you smarter. You can talk to your mates about specific gravity and sound really clever with how you apply...

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Brewing your first beer, kit & kilo style

Brewing your first beer, kit & kilo style

Brewing your first beer, kit & kilo style is the first method most home brewers in Australia usually begin with. It's the result of receiving a home brew kit for Christmas or your Birthday.  Kit & Kilo is the process of mixing a can of hopped malt extract, a...

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Red Bluff Brewers Beer 4 Art Collaboration Beer Launch

Red Bluff Brewers Beer 4 Art Collaboration Beer Launch

East Gippsland is set to receive a unique beer/art collaboration in the form of a mini art exhibition/beer launch night on Friday 27th July with Red Bluff Brewers teaming up with 4 local East Gippsland artists in a beer project named Beer4Art18. The project sees 4 new...

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The Twins – Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

The Twins – Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

I was gifted this Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout by a mate at work. The brewer behind this beer is Todd Kitchen, an award-winning homebrewer. Todd headed up brewing this mega beer with a couple of close friends who took on the project of a monster RIS. Brewers...

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Prancing Pony Mixed 6 Pack

Prancing Pony Mixed 6 Pack

Prancing Pony Mixed 6 Pack Cheers to the friendly staff at Pakenham Bottle O who were kind enough to provide me with a Prancing Pony mixed 6 pack. If you're in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne I highly recommend checking out this store. It really is a hidden gem...

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Cleaning and Sanitising in homebrewing

Cleaning and Sanitising in homebrewing

Cleaning and Sanitising for homebrewers is the essential process of removing any bacteria, wild yeasts and microorganisms that may be living in your equipment. While it may not be the most exciting part of brewing it is definitely the most important. We all suck it up...

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Introduction to Home Brewing

Introduction to Home Brewing

Introduction to Home Brewing. So you want to start brewing beer but you're asking yourself, where do I start?  How much will it cost?  How long does it take? These are some pretty common questions that I will cover below. When I first started brewing I had to fly by...

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Introduction to Craft ‘n Brew

Introduction to Craft ‘n Brew

I am a married father of 4 young children, yes that's right 4....... Let that sink in for a minute because you probably think that's a handful and there is no time for brewing, well let me tell you it sure is a handful but with the necessary organisational skills or...

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