Topic: Build It Yourself

Build a Budget Big Fermenter

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You can reuse yeast multiple times, go in on a group purchase with other local brewers for hops or grain, or even consider lowering the target starting gravity on your recipes. With

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Build a Cider Press

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A small cider press can cost hundreds of dollars. It is not difficult, however, to build your own press using inexpensive materials. The design of the press is flexible, to take into

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Build a Fermentation Chamber

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Major Build Components: (1) Sheet 2” Rigid Insulation Board (Owens Corning Extruded Polystyrene) Large Tube Clear RTV Cement Box of 4” Nails Used 6,000 BTU Air Conditioning Unit Metal Shelf Grating and

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Bottle Filling Station

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Take your bottling process to the next level


Motorize Your Grain Mill

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DISCLAIMER: WE ARE WORKING WITH 115V. IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR ABILITIES, CONSULT AN ELECTRICIAN OR SOMEONE WHO IS. Like many, I started out with extract, moved to extract with

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Build a Barrel Coolship Fermenter

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Open fermentation can yield some amazing flavors, but requires the brewer to pay special attention to temperature, cleanliness, and fermenter shape. Some professional breweries cool their wort in vessels called coolships. Coolships

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Build a Randall-Style Hop Filter

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Most of the homebrewers I know that own kegerators rarely bottle their homebrew anymore. But some of the most hopped homebrews I’ve tasted lately seem to come in bottle form. As a

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Build a Beer Flight Serving Tray

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A variety of homebrewed beers on tap is a great way to impress your family and friends. But, when your guests have to drive home afterwards, they likely aren’t going to be

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Build an Electric Brewing System

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When I started thinking about a return to homebrewing, after a nearly-15-year hiatus, I started my research diligently to see what has changed since I got out of the hobby for a

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Homebrew Hacks: Easy Projects

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It is not just the quest for beer — or even the quest for really, really good beer — that has made the hobby of homebrewing so popular. It is also the

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Build a Mixing Valve for Consistent Water Temperature

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Every time I travel I try to visit the local breweries and, if I can, do a brewery tour of each of the establishments. After touring a few breweries I found that

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Put Taps on your Truck

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There’s nothing quite like pulling into your campsite and pouring a nice cold draft homebrew before you’ve even pitched your tent. It certainly helps foster domestic tranquility and makes you the envy

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