Category: How-To

How-To

Fermentation Chamber Build: Getting Serious About Temperature Control

If you’ve read How to Brew by John Palmer, or if you’ve ever listened to the man speak, then you know that fermentation temperature control falls second (sanitation being number one) on his list of priorities when it comes to brewing great beer. To keep things simple; fermentation temperature control keeps your yeast happy. And when …

Brew Day, Cider, How-To

Quick and Easy Cider “Brew Day”

Let’s face it – sometimes we just don’t have the time to brew. Between work, kids, school, and life in general, there’s just no time to squeeze in a 5 hour brew day. I made it my goal at the beginning of the year to brew at least one batch per month. Whether that is …

How-To

Quck and Easy Keg and Tap Line Cleaning

  The Brewer’s Association recommends cleaning your draft lines every two weeks if they are used “regularly”. Since it’s coming from the Brewer’s Association, I’m pretty sure regular use of a draft line would constitute a tap room or bar pulling hundreds of pints a day. As homebrewers, I think we would probably abandon the …

How-To

So You Want to Start Kegging?

  So there it is. That carboy or bucket full of beer. It’s finished attenuating, the yeast beasties have all settled down for their long nap, and you’re sooooo close to being able to drink the delicious brew you’ve put so much time into. You just got home from work or  it’s the weekend and you have …

Brew Day, How-To

My All-Grain Brew Day Process

There are tons of articles and books out there with brew day how-to. It never hurts to have another perspective on brew day. Hopefully I can give you a quick and concise run-down on how I conduct my brew day. I use the standard cheap and easy equipment which consists of two igloo coolers. One …