Tagged: all grain

Build a DIY Recirculating Infusion Mash System (RIMS)

I recently had a chance to brew with the professionals at a local brewery. They were brewing on a SABCO Brew-Magic (15 gallon) system that they use for their weekly small batch releases. The brewer explained the components and how they all worked together. The wort would circulate throughout the mash process and that the… Read more »

An Introduction to Doing a Cereal Mash

Many all-grain brewers seem to be put off when anything beyond a single infusion comes up in a recipe. Terms like “triple decoction” conjure up images of steampunk laboratories, mad scientists, and hump-backed henchman. Cereal mashing seems to get the same response, which is understandable as just about every article on the subject is filled with diastatic calculations,… Read more »

Growing Out of BIAB: Reasons to Consider An MLT

Moving from extract brewing to all-grain can be like earning a badge of honor in home brewing. Many who started extract brewing have never seen the need to expand into more complicated or exacting recipes, nor have needed that jump to be fair, as many award winning brews are extract-based (or at least partial mashed… Read more »

Benefits and Disadvantages of Single Vessel Brewing Systems

Not every homebrewer is a die-hard Do-It-Yourselfer. I mean sure, most of us feel the call occasionally – it’s probably the same brain wiring that makes us want to brew beer instead of buying it at the store. But there’s a big difference between screwing a bulkhead into a cooler, and that guy in your… Read more »

10 Questions For A Homebrewer

1. How did you start brewing? I’ve been a beer “nerd” and owned a kegerator for many years before I started brewing. I remember one night looking up the reviews on a beer I had purchased at my local bottle store and stumbled across a recipe for this beer on line. It was like a… Read more »

To The New Brewer – Extract Or All Grain

To the New Brewer – Should I Start with Extract Kits, or Turn it up to 11 with All-Grain Brewing? “Nick, I know you’re pretty new to brewing. It looks like fun, it’s something I’m looking to get into – and I’m wondering: should I start with extract kits, or jump right into purchasing the… Read more »

Ninkasi: The Most Forgiving Goddess

No, I’m not talking about the Eugene, Oregon-based brewery, though they do make some fine beers. I’m talking about the Sumerian goddess of brewing; the oldest brewing deity known to historians. The Sumerians took their brewing seriously. Depictions of beer and even recipes occur in their artwork and clay tablets dating back more than 6,000… Read more »

All Grain Brewing Simplified Part 1 – Process

All Grain Brewing Simplified Pt 1: Process It can be argued that moving to all grain brewing can be the best thing you can do for the quality of your beer (pre-flameout). This being due to even more creative freedom, freshness of ingredients, and is a more engaging hands on process. It can also be… Read more »

Going All Grain On a Budget (w/ real sparging step)

First off let me introduce myself, I’ve been a brewing for almost 2 years and did one batch of Mr. Beer, two batches with extract + special grains steep and I immediately wanted to get more control over the beer I made but I am not ready to commit lot of money into an all… Read more »