Topic: Equipment

Refractometers

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Take your brewing light years ahead. In our guide to refractometers, we’ll show you how to measure your wort’s gravity based on how it bends light.


Brewing on Autopilot with PID Controllers

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PID controllers are a popular way to add automated control to RIMS or HERMS breweries. Discover the art and science of controlling PID controllers.

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Motorize Your Grain Mill: Projects

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Save your arm and get a great crush by motorizing your malt mill the right way. Get cranking with this great project.


Put a Spigot in a Glass Carboy: Projects

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How to safely put a handy spigot in your glass carboy fermenter.

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Brewpots made from other materials than stainless-steel

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A pot really only needs to satisfy a few simple requirements to become a qualified brew pot. For starters, it ought not to leak — a leaky kettle is a problem. A

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Dream Homebreweries

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Five homebrew systems that are simply divine: James Nielsen’s super-stainless brew room and pub club. Raymond Steinhart’s all-electric RIMS, the Budde family’s authentic – and awe-inspiring – German garage and Dennis Collins’ homemade HERMIT (no barbed fittings allowed!).

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Silicone hosing lifespan

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The hoses used in homebrewing are similar to the hoses used in beverage and food-processing plants, except the industrial-grade hoses are reinforced to increase their pressure rating and usually covered by a

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More Gear for Beer

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Adding new equipment helps you make better beer, every time. Here’s a quick guide to the gadgets every homebrewer wants.

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Homebrewery Deluxe II

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Homebrewer and author Randy Mosher of Chicago gives us a close-up look at his innovative self-made, scrap-metal, basement brew system.

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TLC for Stainless

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A hands-on guide to understanding and working with stainless steel, the rust-resistant metal of choice for any high-level homebrewery.

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Homebrewery Deluxe I

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Scott Leary of Reno has a backyard brewery that’s guaranteed to make you drool, especially when you see The Fabulous Three-Tiered Brewing Machine.

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Bring on the Heat!

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An outdoor cooker may be the best investment you’ll ever make. So get the basics on gas burners and get out of the kitchen.

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