Topic: Equipment

Mash Efficiency, Mash Mixing

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The Wiz discusses the merits of mash mixers and offers some tips for fine-tuning your sparge.

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Double Pipe Wort Chiller: Projects

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An effective alternative to the common immersion and coiled counterflow chillers: The double pipe heat exchanger

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Using Homebrew Pumps

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Moving wort and brewing liquor around your brewhouse can be as easy as flicking a switch. See how adding a pump to your setup can save you hassle.

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Using A Hopback

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The Wiz hops to a question on hopbacks and gives the facts of refrigeration.


Expanding Your Homebrewery: Tips from the Pros

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Chris Graham and John Blichmann explain how best to expand your homebrewery.

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Plate Chillers

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  This is a good question in that there is not a single answer. The company that puts bread on my table manufactures plate heat exchangers, among many other things stainless, and

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Calibrating Equipment

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Is this thing reading right? The importance of calibrating your equipment.

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Stainless TLC: Tips from the Pros

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John Palmer, John Blichmann and Ashton Lewis talk stainless steel.

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Hop Torpedoes Away

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The brewers at Sierra Nevada have come up with a new device to improve the extraction of hop oils during dry hopping. Meet their torpedo — and the beer that carries its name.

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Ferment in a Cornelius Keg

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For those of you that keg your homebrew, chances are you’ve got at least one Cornelius keg sitting empty at any given time. Why not put them to good use as primary and/or secondary fermenters? And for those that don’t keg but are considering it in the future, picking up a keg or two for fermenting is a great way to start building up the equipment you’ll need for a kegerator. Used Cornelius kegs cost about $30 to $40, and with about $10 more in fittings and tubing you can have a 5-gallon (19-L) stainless steel fermenting vessel. The advantages of using a keg are that it’s light-tight, has built-in handles for easy transport and if you have a kegerator you can use your CO2 system to rack the beer in a completely closed environment with no siphoning.

 


Rolling Kegerator

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The next time you go to a party, roll out the barrel . . . or at least the Corny kegs. Build this rolling kegerator with a small, on-board CO2 system.

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Home Kegerator

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Every homebrewer could use his or her own kegerator. A classic project shows you how to convert a regular refrigerator to a beer draft system.

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