For those who keg their beer, a necessary evil is cleaning your beverage lines routinely. On the homebrew level, the general rule of thumb I‘ve followed is cleaning every 6-weeks or at
In my brewing opinion, the only redeeming quality of the old crank and shake method of beer carbonation is that it may properly “carbonate” beer to a desired level when correctly executed.
What would prompt a group of homebrewers to build a system that can dispense 11 different beers at the same time? For the past 10 years, the Carolina BrewMasters (a homebrew club
You have your kegerator set up and running smoothly; your friends love to drop by and drink your homebrew on tap. But now you (and they) want to bring your finely crafted
Back when I was a graduate student in Boston, I threw a lot of homebrew parties at my apartment on Commonwealth Avenue. I remember explaining over and over to my guests that
One of the real pleasures of homebrewing is serving your own beer from your own tap. A properly set up and maintained home dispensing system allows you to pour correctly carbonated beer
All brewers know that the yeasty-beasties they pitch chew up the sugar in their wort and make carbon dioxide (CO2) and alcohol. However, when the party is over and the sugar is
A 5.0-gallon (19-L) kegging setup is great if you have the space. Five gallons (19 L) is the volume of most homebrew recipes and carboys and other pieces of homebrewing equipment are often
On a recent road trip through eastern Oregon, my wife and I finally got to visit a brewpub that has been on our list for a long time, Deschutes Brewing in Bend.
Anyone who has ever had a Guinness Stout on tap knows the cascading off-white head surging and swirling above the nearly black liquid. The head is full of extremely fine bubbles, creamy
Used Cornelius style kegs are widely available at reasonable prices. A considerable amount of money can be saved if you buy kegs that have not been worked on in any way and