For those hunting high and low for a new source for homebrewing supplies, your hunt is over. Seoul Homebrew is now open and ready to help you out. The folks running it have opened a store front in Itaewon across the street from the Wolfhound; it’s about a 2 minute walk from Itaewon station. I hope to stop in myself soon and check it out.
Please check out their website for more information: http://www.seoulhomebrew.com/collections.
I wish Seoul Homebrew ...
An interesting article from the BeerSmith blog on hop oils and their properties.
A trend in modern brewing is the greater use of late steeped hop additions for many styles. These include steeped hop additions, whirlpool hops, use of a hop-back and even dry hopping. Surprisingly, most of these late additions are not done to increase bitterness, but instead to exploit hop oils which play a significant role in many beer styles.
Some big changes are happening these days and all are for the better.
First off, I have recently been hired by the Craftworks Brewing Company as their Head Brewer. I will be working full time to make the best beer available in Korea, even better. This is a very important time in Korea with regards to beer. The craft beer movement here is gaining strength as people are starting to learn more about beer. They ...
Craftworks Taphouse has just tapped the 2nd iteration of their Seorak Oatmeal Stout. I’ve had a taste (nearly two weeks ago, so it has aged since then) and it was much more of a proper stout than the first batch. This has much more mouthfeel and has slightly more roast flavour than the first. If you like easy drinking stouts (this one rings in at 4.3%), be sure to check it out!
There are a ton of great brewing podcasts out there with some really great information. I’ve collected a bunch of links of different podcasts for your listening pleasure. You can find the lists in the HBK Community Forums. Here are the links:
Brew Strong Collection (Brew Strong website link)
BeerSmith Podcast Collection (BeerSmith website link)
Brewing TV Podcast Collection (Brewing TV website link)
Basic Brewing Podcast Collection (Basic Brewing website link)
Welcome to the new Homebrew Korea website. My apologies for the downtime. It took a few days long than I expected, but all seems to be up and running now.
The HBK forums and the HBK Store are not fully embedded into the main website making it much easier to navigate around. The forums is a great new software that has lots of cool features. If you happen to come across any problems on the site, ...
We all know that the Korean beer market is dominated by Hite, Cass and OB. Sure, Budweiser and Hoegaarden are made here in Korea but that doesn’t quite make the local beer scene a thriving one as they are part of the OB/Hite ‘blanket’. The Korean government needs to step up to the plate and make the necessary changes to allow microbreweries and brewpubs to distribute their beer. People deserve more than what is currently available.
Koreans have ...
Just a note to anyone looking to purchase brewing supplies in the next few weeks; I am off on holidays from December 26th to January 2nd and won’t be able to send out any orders during that week. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!