Writer: Christian Lavender

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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 too. In recent years we’ve seen a huge influx of compact electric brewing machines and even a few all-in-one systems that can heat

Making Barrel-Aged Homebrews


I started barrel aging beer over a decade ago after attending a National Homebrewers Conference. It is amazing to watch the trend start up again with the little guys and trickle up

Sanitizing Hard to Clean Equipment

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The most frustrating aspect of homebrewing is when a batch goes bad. The only way to improve your chances of avoiding this depressing situation is to maintain the highest degree of sanitation in your homebrewery as possible. No matter how hard you try, and how clean your technique, achieving absolute sterility in a homebrewing (or

Homebrew Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury


I learned about safety in my homebrewery the hard way. I started out homebrewing about ten years ago wearing flip flops, and usually shorts, with not a care about the dangers all

Build a Mash Temperature Controller

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I spent a lot of time controlling temperatures on the cold side of the brewing process in my early homebrew days, including temperature control during grain, hop and yeast storage, yeast propagation and maturation, fermentation, homebrew aging and serving. Adding controls to these areas definitely made a huge impact on the quality of my brew,

DIY Water Filter

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As homebrewers we strive for perfection in our brews. There is a lot going on to get that water flowing into your home and more that a homebrewer can do to control the quality of the largest ingredient in the brewing process. Mineral content, particulate matter, pH, hardness, alkalinity levels, salts, chlorine, microbes and temperature

Build A Homebrew Pump


There’s nothing more frustrating on brew day than flipping your new shiny magnetic driven pump on and nothing happens.

Brewing Gone Nuts

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Get adventurous by going nuts with your homebrewing and you can end up with unique, flavorful beers. Plus: four “seedy” homebrew recipes.

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