Tagged: brew

Food & Brew Pairing #1: Pan Seared Salmon with American Wheat Ale

Pan Seared Salmon with American Wheat Ale Hello, my name is Matt O’Reilly and I’m a HOMEBREW ENTHUSIAST! I have been brewing for a little over a year, but I have been drinking beer for a little over 15 years. Of those 15 years, 8 of them have been spent pursuing new (to me, or… Read more »

Tips for Brewing Big Beers

Brewing high gravity can be a daunting task, but I think you’ll find that key practices from brewing great low-ABV beer also apply, with a little tweaking, to the high-ABV realm. As such, the tips in this article will apply to all the beer you make. What is a Big Beer? Being “big” is a… Read more »

Japanese Beer Server/Dispenser

For those of us living and brewing in Japan, you know that space is limited and supplies can be hard to find or very expensive. Japan typically has their own way of doing things, and beer servers/dispensers are no exception. Instead of chilling the whole keg, these draft systems consist of a jockey box-type dispenser… Read more »

HERMS Brew Station

At the moment I decided to build HERMS I got two kegs and plastic bucket. I decided to use bucket for HLT only temporary, but with time it turned out as cheap and functional solution, it is made from HDPE(High-density polyethylene) which can withstand higher temperatures (120 C/ 248 F for short periods, 110 C… Read more »

Plating Yeast & Selecting Colonies

I’ve seen several articles on this site about the proper way to slant yeast but haven’t found one that shows the process of streaking yeast onto a plate and selecting individual colonies. This is the method I use. It’s not flawless and it certainly has room for improvement but it’s cheap and works well for… Read more »

Cheapest Way To Make Cider

Hello all! I’m new to this whole homebrewing thing, and I’m also a starving college student in the midst of his undergrad program. As such, and as someone that highly enjoys the sport of drinking, one night my friend and I decided we should be able to make our own cider for less than $30.00… Read more »

DIY Cost-Effective Immersion Wort Chiller

The following steps are how I made a immersion chiller for cooling my brew fast for pitching yeast. No need to to pay $100 bucks. Things you will need: Standard head screw driver 25′ 3/8″ copper tubing (some use 50′ and you would follow the same steps) 4 hose clamps 3/8″ ID clear plastic hose…. Read more »

Temperature Issues Beyond Reason

Early this morning I brewed a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. This is the first 12-gallon batch on “my” system. I possess a 14.5 gallon conical fermenter, so why not fill it? Since it was my first big batch, it was not without problems and a lot of learning. I learned a valuable lesson about combing 24.75… Read more »

Creating A Weldless BIAB Brew Stand For Cheap

I started homebrewing last year, and as the amount of equipment I used grew, I found the amount of time that I spent hauling stuff up and down from my basement was rivaling the amount of time I spent brewing (not to mention the number it was doing on my back). Additionally, due to my… Read more »