Tagged: cheap

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 »

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 »

Cooling Wort Fast Without A Chiller

I use two different methods for cooling 5 gallons of wort down after boiling it. One for summer brewing and one for winter brewing. Neither of these include a wort chiller, as I have not purchased one yet. I thought sharing these methods just might help a new or even an experienced brewer out. Let’s… 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 »

DIY Stir Plate For Under $10

Ready to take the plunge into creating yeast starters but don’t have $75 to spend on a stir plate? Below you’ll find instructions on making a stir plate from items you most likely have laying about the house. Free Salvaged Parts List: Super Glue – (The normal stuff sitting in your desk drawer works great.)… Read more »