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Steampunk Brewing

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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

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Large-Scale Homebrew Systems

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Be sure to check out the comparison chart of all the models covered here at the bottom of this article. Homebrew systems have gone BIG. Large three- vessel brewing systems are simply


Pressurizing Your Fermenter: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer: Mike Gleason,  Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham, MA There is a lot of buzz surrounding the use of a spunding valve on fermenters these days throughout the homebrewing community. Some

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Under Pressure: Capturing CO2 During Fermentation

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There are some who say that a beer whose entire fermenting and aging life is maintained at positive pressure — around 15 psi —tastes much better. Dr. Chris White of White Labs believes that not only pro

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Testing Dissolved Oxygen

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In brewing, dissolved oxygen (DO) is measured for two reasons. The first is to determine that sufficient oxygen is dissolved in wort to initiate a clean, vigorous fermentation. The second is to


Expanding Your All-Grain Equipment for Bigger Batches

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The last ten years have been a period of intense rapid growth and change in the homebrewing community and industry. The average homebrewer now has more brewing knowledge, equipment, and high quality

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Choosing & Using Growlers

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With the increasing amount of draft-only beers created by breweries and local brewpubs, growlers are becoming required gear for craft beer drinkers. For the homebrewer that faces the decision of whether to

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Brewing Day Priorities

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You aren’t running a craft brewery out of your basement (yet), so why brew like one? The schedules and finances of commercial breweries mean that they emphasize extraction efficiency, consistency, and speed.

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Ventilation: Proper Airflow in your Homebrewery

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Having grown up in Northern Iowa I’ve always liked the cold winters, crisp air, and a blanket of snow covering the ground. Northern Indiana, where I live now, isn’t quite as cold

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Understanding & Using Refractometer

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Refractometers are widely used in the wine and beer industry to track the progress of fermentation, but they are less commonly used by homebrewers. However, if used properly a refractometer can be

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Countertop Automated Homebrew Systems

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Anyone remember the Ronco Rotisserie Oven infomercials where they said to “Set it, and forget it”? Well, there are a lot of companies making homebrew machines that could use that catch phrase

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