Topic: Build It Yourself

Jacketed Mash Mixer

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I believe a gentle mixing process helps loosen starch particles from grains making them more available to hydrolyzing enzyme action. In spite of clear evidence from commercial practice where mash mixers are


Reminder Rings & Filler Hooks

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As homebrewers, we all create our own “small builds” — the minor tweaks we make to improve our brew setups. They’re the small stuff that just makes the brew day a little easier, quicker or less accident-prone. Things like the filling hook that allow you to fill your brewpot or carboy without having to hold the hose and reminder rings so you don’t forget your secondary additions.


Bottle Cleaning/Sanitizing Rack

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Most homebrewers would agree that the better part of brewing beer at home is spent cleaning and sanitizing equipment. A lot of dedication goes into every batch and after waiting weeks for


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,


Build a Better Bottle Capper

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Step by step to build your own pneumatic bottle capper.


Build a Stir Plate

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When used for building yeast starters, the continual stirring of the stir-bar provides constant agitation and aeration of the yeast. The result is smaller starter sizes and less time needed to build more yeast cells.


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


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


Toolbox Pump

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For this pump project I used an old metal toolbox. The toolbox has multiple valves on in the front so you could use this system simply as a pump for transferring wort or whirlpooling after the boil without pumping unnecessary gunk through the chiller, or you can also easily add other components like a hopback without modifying anything. You can also use the pump to clean and back flush the plate chiller to insure that there’s no gunk left in it.


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


Build an Apple Scratter

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This DIY apple scratter utilizes a garbage disposal to pulverize apples to make juice extraction for hard apple cider a piece of cake.


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