Topic: Equipment

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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Brutus Ten Build

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See my cool brewery? I call it Brutus Ten. If you’d like one just like it, I have just one thing to say — build your own! Heck, I’ll even show you

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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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Choosing a Fermenter

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When it comes to your homebrew, most people will say the most crucial element is taking care of your fermentation, and reasonably so. Although everything involved in making your wort is important,

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Choosing and Using Fittings

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When my friends at BYO asked if I’d be interested in writing an article on homebrew fittings I was a little reluctant, thinking, “How the heck am I going to write a

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