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Build a Portable Keg Cooler

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My family and I go camping every summer with a group of friends in New Braunfels, Texas during Memorial and Labor Day weekends. A couple of years ago, one of my friends’ brothers found out that I homebrewed and he kept asking me when I was going to bring some of my beer so he

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Build a Fermentation Temperature Control System

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Whether the topic is brewing techniques or DIY projects, learning and sharing with others have played a huge role in my homebrewing hobby. A common problem that I’ve found a lot of homebrewers have (this included myself) is how to keep beer fermenting at a consistent, desired temperature. My first solution to this problem was

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Build These 4 Tap Handle Designs

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Homebrewers are notorious for demonstrating that if there is an ingredient that can be ingested, it can be used in brewing beer. Well, a different take on that line of thinking is


From Ice Box to Jockey Box

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Crafting beer is more than just a hobby, it is a life style. For some, it is a profession, for others a dream for something bigger, a dream to take their passion to the next level. Nonetheless, we all share the same love and desire to create a beer that people, including ourselves, fall in

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Outdoor Ventilation Fan

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Adequate and dependable ventilation is an essential part of an indoor brewery. Installing a ventilation system that takes the least amount of space, has quiet operation, and can be activated with the flip of a switch requires a manageable amount of planning and the proper materials. Any kind of operation requiring thousands of watts of

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Barcodes for Your Homebrew

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You spend hours making your own beer and then bottling or kegging it, not to mention the countless time spent researching and planning for your brew days. When people hear you brew your own beer, they want to try it. Homebrewers give a lot of beer away, but we often never hear any feedback from

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Build a Peristaltic Pump

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Like many brewers, I have the occasional need to move liquids from one place to another (transfer wort from kettle to fermenter, or rack from fermenter to keg, etc.). There are many pumps on the market that can assist in moving liquids from place to place. Most of these pumps, such as the March or

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Fermentation Heater

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Fermentation temperature control can mean a world of difference in the quality of beer. One of my early hurdles in homebrewing was keeping my carboy cool enough through the warmer months. Too hot of a fermentation can encourage the production of fusel alcohols and esters leading to off flavors and aromas. This can be solved

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Immersion Lid Temperature Controller

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For the past few years I’ve been doing small batch brew-in-a-bag (BIAB); brewing 2.5 gallons (9.5 L) of delicious beer at a time, in my kitchen, by my lonesome. Something was missing in my homebrew life, and that was the social aspect of brewing with friends. Determined to start up a monthly collaborative “experimental brew”

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Build a Hop Vine Wreath

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Your backyard hops have been harvested and nippy autumn air has turned the leaves crispy and brown. Although the vines are dead now, somehow it seems a bit disrespectful of the plants that had towered proudly over the garden all summer to just put them out for the trash collectors. And it can be a

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Build a Mash Paddle

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If you are an all-grain brewer, or if you do larger partial-mash batches, a mash paddle (or some equivalent) is a critical piece of brewing equipment to ensure that any “dough balls” (dry spots in the mash) are busted apart, that the mash temp is evenly distributed throughout the mash tun, and to generally just

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Build a Recirculating Wort Chiller

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Given that there are so many places in the world where fresh, potable water is a scarcity, I think the least we can do as enthusiasts of a water-intensive hobby is minimize water usage while brewing. One obvious place to start looking for water usage inefficiencies is the wort chilling process. This project, which turns

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