Brewcraft: On Brewing Good Ale
by Olde Pyehole

Thus spake Saint Attila, on the occasion of his 1975 address to the Perth-Amboy neighborhood watch committee:

"Drink thou beer and strong drink, for this is your moment, it will never
come again, and tomorrow you will be food for thought. [Sounds of
wheezing, snoring.]
What the bleeding christ was I saying? Oh yeah...
blessed are them that have, the rich, and the very, very wealthy for
they can buy... Hey! Get your stinking paws off my glass, you dirty

To this, we, the Monks of Ann Arbor Abbey, add the following: "At all times, if you drink, drink the good stuff."

There are three basic methods for brewing the good stuff at home:

Our little overview isn't the end-all of beer brewing methods though. For that, check out the experts at, or one of the other sites listed on our links page. Or if you're feeling really pious, read a book on the subject.


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Last update: 29 August 2011