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For the amateur brewer in a hurry, we present seven important ready-reckoner tables, covering attenuation, alcohol content, hydrometer correction and yeast pitching rates.

All files are in PDF format.

The tables were produced using the online calculators at Pint.com.au and MrMalty.com.


Brewing Copper As home brewing becomes ever more popular in Ireland we've had increasing numbers of requests for a glossary of brewing. Many of the more technical activities in brewing are described by terms we tend not to see elsewhere in ordinary life, and several others have a meaning in brewing quite distinct from what we're used to. So, as an enhancement to the brewing chat in our Forums, and as a general reference tool, we've initiated this guide to the language of brewing.

The bulk of the initial work was carried out by Dr Jacoby, with contributions from Hendrixcat and some overview from the Editorial Team. It is intended to grow organically with the needs of the whole community, so if there's a term you think should be included, let us know in this thread.

- The Editorial Team

Brewing beer at home can be done using one of three methods, each with their own adStarter Kitvantages and disadvantages. Whether kit brewing, extract brewing or all grain brewing suits you best,depends on how much you are willing to put into the process, what you are willing to spend on equipment and what kind of results you are looking for.

I have arranged these methods in order of ascending complexity, but please note that even the most complex methods are not rocket science. People have been brewing beer for thousands of years and for most of that time it was mainly brewed by ordinary people in their own homes, with very basic equipment.


A Idiot Brewing isn't hard. If you can cook you can brew, people just like to make it sound more complicated than it is. So in this spirit I decided to make the simplest brew possible with the least possible equipment. I got my friend Colum over whose only knowledge of brewing was that it produced alcohol which he likes to drink. After a few beers he brewed a cider and proves that any idiot can brew.

Thanks to Colum and here's the photo tutorial.