I have always felt that the descriptions of hops often don’t match my expectations of what I should get in the final beer. Some of that has to do with the amount hops, freshness, the recipe, but I also think one person’s description may differ greatly from another’s. A while back, I saw a post […]
If your anything like me, homebrewing ideas come at all times. Whether it’s a name, style, or special ingredient to use, these things just tend to pop in my head. I could be walking down the aisle at the grocery store, sitting in traffic, or hanging out when these idea hit me.
This CO2 utility line lets you easily swap out homebrewing devices that need CO2. You can use it for:
The new year is fast approaching and a couple of big projects are on the horizon. However, I find myself looking back at a few items from this past year, reflecting on successes and failures, and building on thoughts for 2013. Here’s some of the Successes and Failures of 2012
For $5 you can trade that old wooden paddle for a motorized mash paddle. A paint mixer is the perfect tool for mixing your mash and destroying dough balls.
Now that I have my water report for brewing, I am much more confident using salts to adjust my water chemistry. I thought it’d be a cool experiment to brew three beers of three different colors using neutral (reverse osmosis) water and the same salt additions to see how the mash pH varies. Why? To […]
Adjusting your water chemistry is one of those things that can make a good beer great. Before you can adjust your water, however, you need to know what you’re starting with because everybody’s water is different. For that, you need a water report. The problem with obtaining a water report here in Denver is that […]
The following is a guest post from Caitlin who works for Micro Matic. My keezer plans have become pretty popular on this site so I thought it would be appropriate to have a post on the history of the kegerator and some of the new technologies available, like the Freedom Kegerator she talks about. Considering a good percentage of my keezer parts came from Micro Matic, Caitlin is the right person for the job.
One of the big changes in going from my old system to the Brutus 10 is the use of a plate chiller. Previously, I used an immersion chiller. Before that, I was an ice-bath guy doing extract brews. The immersion chiller and ice bath have something in common – they cool the entire batch of […]