Tagged: wort

Preparing A Yeast Starter Using Canned Wort

In my previous article Wort Canning To Save Time, one commenter questioned where the time savings were. Well, ask and ye shall receive! In this article, I’ll show you how I use pre-canned starter wort to make preparing a yeast starter an extremely quick process. As I mentioned in the previous article, the problem with… Read more »

Wort Canning To Save Time

One of the most common questions I see asked on HomeBrewTalk is, “How can I shorten my brew day?” Brewing is a relaxing and fun activity (otherwise, why would we do it?), but it can require a significant time commitment. The amount of time required depends on your brewing method and recipe. An all-grain, multi-decoction… Read more »

Building A Copper Wort Chiller

Building A Copper Wort Chiller Purpose: Well as we all know, needing to chill your wort fast and efficiently is of utmost importance. I’ve been brewing for a while now and until recently I did not think I would ever need an immersion chiller. Well was I wrong. Now that I created this wonderful chiller… 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 »

DIY Wort Chiller For Hot Weather

Living in Phoenix – the Valley of the Sun – I was confronted with the problem of a good way to chill my wort. With tap water coming out of the faucet VERY WARM, many of the standard methods didn’t work. After much consternation, I came up with a method that has served me very… Read more »

Part 3, Sparge Water Tank and Lauter Tun

In my stove top system I used my kettle for the protein and sach rests. Many will say the protein rest is unnecessary, but I figure it can’t hurt anything so I do it anyway. After the rests and mash I sparged strait out of my kettle. The wort was collected in a boil pot… Read more »