Writer: John Blichmann

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Cellar Considerations: Planning and care


Once your brewhouse sizing is determined, the next big decision a brewery-in-planning needs to figure out is their cellar capacity. Take a peek down this rabbit hole as well as considerations for expansion

Brewhouse Considerations: Digging into the details


One of the most important decisions a new brewery needs to land upon is the size of their brewhouse. John Blichmann explains some of the considerations one needs to make.

Fundamentals of Stainless Steel Conicals


Conical fermenters provide a lot of options for homebrewers that other fermentation vessels don’t. Explore the various uses, benefits, and best practices of stainless conicals from the man who helped popularize them in the homebrew market two decades ago.

Bring the Heat

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There are many factors to consider when deciding between propane, natural gas, and electricity as a heat source for your homebrew. John Blichmann walks us through those considerations, plus the pros and cons of each.

Reiterated Mashing

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During an episode of the Brew Strong podcast, the topic was raised about brewing really high-gravity beers where mash tun space was limited. This is actually a very common question: What is the highest gravity beer I can brew in a specific size mash tun? Whether using a cooler or a kettle, we’ve all tried

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 but we still get the crisp winters and also the hot humid summers — neither of which are pleasant for brewing outdoors. Like

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 reasonable length article on such a simple topic?” Fortunately I was homebrewing the following day and took mental note of the fittings I

Big Batch Brewing Techniques

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If you find yourself in need of more homebrew it is time to start brewing bigger batches. If you’re ready to “go Big,” Here is how to go beyond the basic homebrew batch size. Brewing big batches of beer is a lot of fun and can be a great way to expand your homebrewing horizons.

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