The best Irish resource for amateur brewing at home. The National Homebrew Club is an overall body that encompasses local homebrew clubs from around the country under one banner. It's free to join and there is a full member option for €10 per year which entitles you to some impressive discounts, access to private group buys and a say in how the club is run.
The Beer Tools website might be designed to get you to purchase their software but it is full of free brewing resources for use by anyone. Everything from finding a recipe someone else has brewed to various brewing calculators. You can search for recipes by ingredient which is a nice feature. The software itself is well worth the money if you are starting extract brewing and especially all-grain.
One of the oldest UK resources for home brew, Jim's Beer Kit contains a wealth of knowledge about all levels of brewing as well as a heavily used forum with some of the most experienced home brewers in the UK and beyond.
There are many more excellent resources on the internet. You can find a few more on our links page here.

By Reuben Gray


This Knowledge Base section aims to give you some basic facts and figures about the ingredients you will be using to make your craft brew. Look out for the basic and advanced topics to suit your needs.

This Knowledge Base section aims to give you information about the equipment you can use to make your craft brew. There is a huge range of equipment which you can buy, make yourself or even scavenge for free, so have a browse and see what's available.

Thinking of moving into all grain brewing or maybe just looking for a bit more information? This is the section for you.

Like to make an easy brew but want to make your own mark on it? Extract brewing is for you.

The easiest form of brewing often used by beginners. Find some basic knowledge here.

Once you've fermented your craft brew you'll want to condition and store it. Here you'll find some options and help.

Some basic knowledge items common to all methods of home brewing.