Homebrewing Links

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General Information

The Brewery: Loads of recipes, FAQs, and links.
The Association of Brewers (AOB): A non-profit organization encompassing the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), the Institute for Brewing Studies (IBS), and Brewers Publications. They also run the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The Rackers are an AHA-affiliated club.
BJCP Style Guidelines: These are the official guidelines used for judging the Titletown Open as well as most, if not all, of the other competitions in the U.S.
Glenn Tinseth’s Hop Page: Everything you ever cared to know about hops and more.
Skotrat’s Yeast Specs: Scott Abene has put up specs for just about every yeast strain known to man on the his website. While you’re there, check out the whole “Beer Slut” website!
Homebrew Talk: Forums for discussing the finer points of beer and brewing.

How-to Guides

How to Brew Your First Beer: Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to brew your first beer.
Mead Made Easy: Simple instructions for brewing mead and its variants. Several recipes are included.
Mead Made Complicated: If Mead Made Easy doesn’t give you information on mead that you need, Mead Made Complicated definitely will.
A Liddil Lambic Lesson: All kinds of information and background for Lambic (or, more appropriately pLambic or pseudo-Lambic) brewing written by Jim Liddil.
Homebrew FAQ: A Wiki-style site for finding answers to all of your brewing questions. You can even add your own FAQs.

Product Manufacturers

House of Homebrew: Green Bay’s source for homebrewing supplies, co-owned by a Racker! Rackers members receive a 10% discount. Tell them you heard about them at Rackers.Org!
Briess Malting Company: A Chilton, Wisconsin-based malting company, with a full line of barley malts and malt extracts.
Northwestern Extract Company: Yet another Wisconsin-based supplier of malt extract.
Coopers Brew Products: The only homebrewing products made in a real brewery!
Lallemand: Makers of Danstar dry beer yeast and Lalvin dry wine yeast.
White Labs: Makers of White Labs “pitchable” liquid yeast.
Wyeast Labs: Makers of the popular Brewer’s Choice line of liquid yeast.

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Local Breweries and Liquor Stores

Titletown Brewing Co.: This brewpub is located in the old train depot on the west side of the Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge (which actually works occasionally).
Hinterland: Hinterland brewery, restaurant, and lounge offer a West Coast menu on the west coast of the Fox.
Fox River Brewing Co.: Two locations: one in Oshkosh and the other at the Fox River Mall in Appleton.

Online and Print Periodicals

Brew Your Own Magazine: A homebrewing magazine geared toward the novice brewer.
Brewing Techniques Magazine: A homebrewing magazine geared more towards the advanced or craft brewer. Sadly, it has gone out of business. The website, however, lives on.
Zymurgy: The official magazine of the AHA.

Brewing Software

ProMash: Brand-new Win95 native homebrew software that does anything a brewer might want it to do. Beta-tested and highly recommended by your webmaster!
BeerSmith: A newcomer to the Windows brewing software scene, BeerSmith gives an Explorer-like interface to your brewing world.