Think brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) is just for small stovetop brewdays? Think again. Here is the equipment and other considerations to brew mega BIAB batches.
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Because our batch sizes are typically small compared to commercial brews, one problem many all-grain homebrewers have is maintaining their mash temperature. Ideally, mash temperature should remain relatively constant throughout each rest.
Homebrewers have a variety of tools at their disposal — including hydrometers, thermometers and pH meters — to measure important variables during the brew day. It is important that these be calibrated, so
With qualities that prevent it from rusting, stainless steel is highly regarded and often used in every facet of homebrewing — from stainless kettles with stainless immersion coolers, to hot liquor tanks, mash
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
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
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
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
Hard though it is to believe, it was more than four years ago that I delivered my presentation about the magic of induction brewing at the National Homebrew Conference in Philadelphia. Shortly
A beer fermenter is any vessel used by brewers to hold wort during fermentation. Fermenters may or may not have cooling attachments, inlet/outlet valves, insulation, covers, pressure ratings, cleaning devices, temperature probes,
Every homebrewer is faced with equipment choices, whether they make it themselves or buy it from a shop. That decision usually involves determining the best combination of cost, performance and anticipated maintenance
Like any good collaboration, Staten Island, New York neighbors Scott Van Campen and Mark Zappasodi’s “Brewing as Art” — a fully functional, gravity-fed brewing apparatus on wheels that happens to look like