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  1. Zoidberg

    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 grain system (welded...
  2. CiderOnTheCheap

    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...
  3. tone_s

    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...
  4. WileECoyote

    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...
  5. SaevaVeritas

    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 particular...
  6. Zoidberg

    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 grain system (welded...
  7. CiderOnTheCheap

    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...
  8. tone_s

    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...
  9. WileECoyote

    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...
  10. SaevaVeritas

    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 particular...
  11. beervoid

    Cheaper hops on the hotside for NEIPA, IPA

    Hello forum, I'm wondering if any people here have experimented with using less expensive hops on the hotside of the brewing process... Chinook, columbus, centennial, cascade etc.. while keeping the expensive pungent hops like Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy etc exclusively for dry hopping. I know...
  12. M

    Best Cheap Hop Combos

    I've been intrigued about hop combos and their biotransformations ever since I heard Stan Hieronymus speak about them. Using nugget and chinook in the whirl pool and/or dry hop produce something much fruitier/tropical than either on their own. I've tried it and it seems to be true. Has anyone...
  13. V

    Wheat Ale on the cheap

    I'm looking to throw together a wheat ale on the cheap, possibly add some mango to it. I have yeast, equipment, etc; no hops though. I was thinking maybe doing an extract brew was the way to go. Any suggestions on what / where to buy? Last time I did extract brewing it was in a kit but I figured...
  14. L

    World's cheapest counter pressure bottle filler

    I just wanted to share the way that I've been filling bottles from the keg, since I haven't seen anyone else do it this way. Literally all you need is a 2 inch piece of 1/2 inch ID silicone hose. The key to this is that the hose creates an airtight seal between the tap and the bottle so that...
  15. mr_stout

    Fermentation Cooling Less Than $10 Dollars! OMG!

    Looking into fermentation cooling I noticed that many options are quite costly. Brew Bucket = $$$ (Big Money) Grainfather = $$$ (Expensive) Glycol chillers = $$$ (Costly and complicated - No way Jose) Brew Jacket = $$$ (Whoa, I'll have to save up a long time for this one) Runnig air conditioner...
  16. J

    FS 25ft CFC

    I made a cfc out of 3/8" copper tubing and used a high temp rated hose for the outer plumbing on it. I have used it a few times and it cools batches very efficiently. I am just not brewing as much as I should and would like to lower my gear inventory. I am willing to ship and will listen to any...
  17. OldRalHoleBrewing

    All Home-roast Amber Ale Tutorial

    Taken from this site: http://www.bunkerbrewing.blogspot.com So here's a new experiment: an amber ale with only home-toasted grains. Referencing this site on home roasting grains, I roasted 1 pound of Gold malt, and one 1 pound of Amber malt. Here's the grain bill: Home-Roast Nestok...
  18. oneawesomeguy

    Cheap and Good Beer Recipes

    Share your recipes for really cheap beer you have made that came out pretty good. Include ingredients and process, approx. cost, and your rating (out of 50).
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