Why You Should Seriously Consider Induction Brewing

From talking to other homebrewers, I sense many of us went through the same and somewhat predictable progression when it came to getting our wort to a boil. Most of us started out on our kitchen stoves and realized bringing 3.5 gallons (or more!) of wort to a boil was a lengthy task.¬†We quickly learned […]

Line ‘em up: Colorado Brown Ales

Not long ago I wrote an email called “Line ‘em up” that got an enthusiastic response, so now I’m bringing it to the blog for a regular series. In that email I compared 3 Oktoberfests side by side. The purpose of Line’ em up isn’t so much to pick the best beer (though I do […]

A Homebrewer Gets to Brew on a Big Boy System

Who could say no to brewing on a commercial system? Not me, that’s for sure. So when my buddy Forrest asked me to join him I cleared my schedule.

Extra Malty Oatmeal Stout

It was 2005 and the craft beer bug had a firm grip on me. This new world of beer was something I could get used to.

Group Brew with Four Brewers

If you are like me, you have way too many homebrew ideas and yet you are still trying to figure out what to do next. So how about a Group Brew?

How a Precision Hydrometer Made my Brewing More Enjoyable

I was kinda shocked when I read my original gravity reading -> 1.064.

That was 4 points higher than my target and I had tracked the gravity throughout the boil with a refractometer. The gravity was right on track, so why the discrepancy when I gave the finished batch one final check with the hydrometer?

A simple test gave me my answer.

Speidel Fermenter Review

Check out the video above for my Speidel Fermenter review. I bought the 30L version from MoreBeer, which is 7.9 gallons. The next size down is 5.3 gallons which is a little tight if you’re doing 5 gallon batches. Personally, I do 6 gallon batches with 5.5 going into the fermenter, so the 30L version […]

Barrel Fermented French Saison

When you get the chance to use a whiskey barrel in your homebrewing adventures, you really need to make the most if it.

How to Convert a Fridge to a Kegerator

Maybe you don’t want to build a keezer. After all, it is more expensive and you have to do a little woodworking – not everyone’s cup of tea.

Plus a lot of guys have an old fridge in the garage just itchin’ to be turned into a kegerator. Like my buddy Forrest.

Watch the video below where us knuckleheads convert his fridge into a kegerator.