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Tips, tricks and Bell's clone recipes for Learn to Homebrew Day

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.

For Learn to Homebrew Day, 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.
  • Do you have a homebrew club? We’d love to take you on a bend the scenes tour, which includes a customized homebrewing demonstration from our General Store staff.

Dark Night 2019

Join us the week of Dec. 16 for our annual celebration of the longest nights of the year, the Winter Solstice, with great beer. 

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