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  1. kotamoore23

    120/240v DIY PID Controller Help

    I am new to HomeBrewtalk but have been brewing for about 2 years now with a year of that on a 120v clawhammer system. I am about to upgrade my garage to have 240v outlet so of course I want to build a controller that can utilize the power. But I often take my brewing system to friends that that...
  2. SipalayBrew

    Coopers DIY Beer Stout: Need your help, guys!

    Hello everyone, First time brewer here, based in the Philippines. I plan to start brewing with: - Coopers DIY Beer Stout, 23l - Lallemand LalBrew Voss Kviek Ale Yeast. - Dextrose? Maltodextrin? Lactose? Brown Sugar? Muscovado? Here are my questions: 1. Kveik is the only type of yeast that we...
  3. D

    BrewPressure - DIY pressure sensor

    Hello! brewers. My name is Daniel, I manage the website:, perhaps some of you already know me since I am Spanish but I discovered this forum because I was notified once that I was mentioned. I made a new DIY Gadget, just to see what you think. It is a pressure sensor for...
  4. apache_brew

    DIY sankey "Kegmenter"

    My original plan was to build a conical from a sankey keg, however since I got used to fermenting in regular sankeys with a floating dip tube, the lure or the conical dump has faded away. I've also switched over to dry yeast (500g bricks) and brew much less frequently so I have no desire to...
  5. W

    Repurposing Grainfather temperature controller

    I acquired a Grainfather conical controller. The original monochrome model. I am working on modding it to make it a generic temperature controller. I know that I can just wire up an STC-1000 to do the same thing but it has a couple nice features that the STC-1000 boxes don’t have. I have the...
  6. H

    New Hood Setup!

    Good evening, Thought I'd post a pic of my sweet new hood. Trying to up my brewing game and I couldn't afford a custom or any other stainless hood. The beautiful piece of engineering in the picture is above my Anvil electric kettle. I have yet to do a boil test but the fan seems to evacuate a...
  7. BrewStateCollege

    Help! DIY Chiller Not Working

    I have a lager (Oktoberfest) fermenting now (my first ever lager), only on about day three and found that the frozen water jug swapping was not efficient or convenient. I found a hand-me-down window AC unit and did as many others have; took the thing apart, jumped the thermostat, and curled the...
  8. J

    Ball Lock Air Lock for kegs

    Here is a quick, easy and cheap way to make Ball Lock airlocks. I got this idea from Trong at Home Brew Labs. He creates great gadgets for home brewing, like Spundit 2.0
  9. D

    remote pressure monitoring

    this is my first post and I would like to give back a little to this forum for all the help it has given me. does anyone else have the same problem as I had? having gone into pressure fermentation and finding it very advantageous I was concerned with monitoring my pressure, my fermentation...
  10. J

    Wanted SwissFlow SF800 for RaspberryPints - Wanted

    Looking for 6 SwissFlow SF800 flowmeters. I am planning a keezer build, and want to integrate RasberryPints into this project. Anyone have any available? I am posting from Canada.
  11. B

    FastFerment DIY stand

    Hello! I recently bought a 7.9Gal FastFerment and was wondering how everyone has theirs mounted I did not the stand as it doesn’t seem sturdy and the reviews say it’s difficult to transport. It came with wall mounts but I can’t really see how that’s practical. I saw this design online and it...
  12. ZBrewHaus

    Making your own yeast starter

    Has anyone tried to make their own yeast starter in a large batch and store it, similar to the propper starter cans? I’m guessing it’s just wort in a can with a little CO2 to prevent it from going stale. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!! Cheers!
  13. H

    Solutions for leaking DIY mash tun

    I tried to make a DIY mash tun from a rectangular plastic picnic basket. I made the hole but realized the wall is too thick to fit the nut and washer. I was only able to fit the rubber ring and bazooka screen adapter. The ring certainly has a bigger diameter than the adapter. The outside looks...
  14. Julian Høstan Urrea

    DIY Magnetic Stirrer by SmallSpacesBrewing

    Hey guys. Ive just posted a video on how to make your own Magnetic Stirrer. Hope you'll check it out. If you have any questions, ask here or please comment below video. And of course like and subscribe
  15. Beerwildered

    IceMaster Max - Adding Heat - Step by Step

    I recently received my IceMaster Max 4 glycol chiller. I upgraded from an older Ss Brewtech 1/5hp chiller for lots of reasons - not the least of which was the reservoir size, pre-installed pumps, higher HP, and the possibility of cleaning up a number of electrical cords from my brew space by...
  16. theothermillion

    Crawl Space Fermentation Chamber Build

    After spending a good month trying to decide where I wanted to build out a fermentation chamber, I decided on the roomy section of my crawlspace. All the wood I'm using is re-purposed from shelving ripped out at work to save on costs. I started with mounting the back braces to the wall with...
  17. BeBetterBrewing

    DIY Fermentation Station

    Ability to hold 3 fermenters. Temp pretty controlled in the basement during winter. what do you think?
  18. P

    Trap Door Keezer

    My first thread, apologies if formats or pics get messed up. Here is my version of a trap door or split door keezer. Background: I went through a couple design iterations starting with the standard coffin keezer and keezer collar designs, but they didnt fit what I wanted/needed. I dont want...
  19. luis.salas

    Ideas on a bottling bucket

    I’m making my own bottling bucket and I was guessing if it would be better to put a valve in the bottom of the bucket instead of a spigot and a dip tube on the lower part of it. Obviously, I’m trying to minimize losses when bottling. Does anyone has any idea or experience with this? Thanks!
  20. Steven Sinclair

    3 Vessel 16 Gallon Configuration

    So, I inherited, then modified this system. It came to me with three 16 gallon vessels, each with two ports near the bottom; the higher of the two for a physical analog thermometer and the lower for a ball valve. I added 240v 5500w ripple elements via 1-1/2" tri-clamp bulkheads, HERMS coils...