Topic: Build It Yourself

Drill-Powered Carboy Cleaner

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I honestly can’t pinpoint exactly what got me started in homebrewing. I was looking for a new hobby and literally stumbled into it. I kid you not, before I brewed a batch,

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Build a Better Bottle Capper

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One thing I really like about the homebrewing hobby is that it allows me to build various gadgets and equipment that I can use in my basement brewery. I am constantly thinking

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Build a Stir Plate

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One of the most useful tools for making a yeast starter is a product called a stir plate. A stir plate is a device that contains a strong magnet just beneath its


Motorize Your Mill

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Crushing grain immediately prior to mashing is one of the hallmarks of homebrewing at its finest and is well documented in numerous articles. I have used a drill-powered mill for years, but

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Chalkboard Kegerator

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The first-time homebrewer usually finds the entire beer-making process new and enjoyable. The second time around, bottling is usually seen as tedious, yet still rewarding. Every time after that scraping labels and


Build a Custom Beer Fridge

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After years of homebrewing, we had dialed in a few recipes that we really liked. However, with each batch we brewed, there was always some variation in the final product. After doing

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Toolbox Pump

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Cooling your wort in a timely matter could make the difference between a crisp, hoppy ale or a sour, infected mess. I’m sure a lot of brewers can remember a time when

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Build a Recessed Mash Tun Thermometer

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Most homebrewers who are all-grain brewing start out like I did by making their own equipment. Sometimes this is out of necessity, but if you are anything like me you do it

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Build an Apple Scratter

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Fall in New England conjures up images of brilliant orange and red foliage, arts and crafts fairs, and anticipation of the first frost. While most homebrewers are starting to think about pumpkin

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Build a Keg & Carboy Cleaner

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Cleaning kegs and carboys can be a real chore. In search of a way to make it easier, The core assembly components of my cleaner are made of PVC — resulting in

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Wooden Two-Tier Brew Stand

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I have been brewing beer at home for about seven years, using equipment that has gotten progressively larger or more sophisticated. Last year, I wanted to make my brewing process more time

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Build an Indoor Vent Hood

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When you decide that you’re ready to brew inside the comforts of your home, you will need to find a way to exhaust the condensation from your boil. You could go out

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