Writer: Walter Diaz

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Double Pipe Wort Chiller


The selection and performance of wort chillers (heat exchangers) is a generally well-documented topic in homebrewing. However, most of the information available on wort chillers applies to the use of immersion, coiled

Jacketed Mash Mixer

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I believe a gentle mixing process helps loosen starch particles from grains making them more available to hydrolyzing enzyme action. In spite of clear evidence from commercial practice where mash mixers are used, there are certain problems I have found frequently associated in homebrewing literature with a stirred mash. Most often these problems relate to

Bottle Cleaning/Sanitizing Rack


Most homebrewers would agree that the better part of brewing beer at home is spent cleaning and sanitizing equipment. A lot of dedication goes into every batch and after waiting weeks for

Build a Mixing Valve for Consistent Water Temperature

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Every time I travel I try to visit the local breweries and, if I can, do a brewery tour of each of the establishments. After touring a few breweries I found that every one does things a little bit differently in their procedures, but when it comes to the equipment there are definitely some standard

Maximize Your Mash: Understanding Impact of Equipment & Temperature

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There is an old saying that brewers make wort but yeast make beer. It is hard to argue against that fact, but the wort we feed the yeast will determine the final qualities in the beer. For example, the sugars available in the wort and its fermentability are critical parameters in determining how the beer

Build an Electric Brewing Control Panel

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Homebrewing can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Of course, the definition of simple or complicated all depends on the way you look at it. Like most of us, when I started homebrewing, my first batch was brewed all manually with a directly-fired mash tun, keeping an eye on

Mixing Valve: Projects

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Achieve a precise water temperature for mashing in or lautering by building a mixing valve.

Build A Heated Mash Tun: Projects


Keep your mash temperatures constant by building your own internally heated mash tun.

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