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Tips, tricks and Bell's clone recipes for homebrewing

Larry Bell got his start homebrewing. Many Bell's employees also brew their own at home. Here are some of their setups.

Homebrewing is our roots. Larry Bell began brewing in the early 80’s on a 15-gallon soup pot, and ran a homebrew supply store before opening the brewery. Today it’s still an important part of who we are.

Here’s our collection of tips, clone recipes and advice.

Homebrew tips:

  • How to culture Bell’s house yeast from a bottle or can of our beer (link)
  • How To Pick The Right Juice For Cider (link)

Clone recipes:

Brew with our ingredients

  • We sell homewbrew clone kits of our recipes, see them all here.
  • If you don't feel like culturing our yeast yourself, we're selling it at our General Store.
  • When we brew, we use the highest quality hops with the best aromas, oils and flavors for our beers.  We have now brought these hops to you with our Bell's Select brand -- these are the same hand-selected hops we use to make our own beers in the brewery.

Homebrew Q&A

  • How To Brew Consistent Batches (link)
  • How To Split a Brew Day (link)
  • Why Your Bubbler Isn't Bubbling (link)
  • Stouts Q&A (link)
  • Specialty Beers Q&A (link)

More about homebrewing and Bell’s

  • Our General Store has everything you need to start homebrewing or develop your next recipe. Check us out in person (355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007) or online.
  • If you have any questions about homebrewing or a specific brew, give us a call at (269) 382-5712 or drop us a note.

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