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  1. M

    Seeking Inspiration.

    Hey folks. I just bought a house and I'm trying to get my equipment set up so I can start making some mead again. I have a spacious closet in the garage already set aside to be my mead room, but I'm having difficulty deciding what form I want it to take. Id like to see pictures of your equipment...
  2. D

    Three Areas of Consideration When Expanding Your Home Brewery.

    Are you totally obsessed with brewing? Are you ready to expand your homebrew operation past the beginner stages? In that case, you’ll want to seriously consider three areas of your procedure: milling, fermenting and bottling. Expanding Your Home Brewery: Milling A grain mill is one piece of...
  3. M

    Temp Controller Overview

    It took me a couple of years of homebrewing before I started worrying about my fermentation temperatures. Up until then, whatever the temperature my basement was at, was what my beer would be at. However, I eventually wanted to control my fermentation temperatures to improve the quality of my...
  4. J

    Between Brews: Controlling Gas Fired Burners

    There is a strong trend these days toward hot side temperature control, whether merely to maintain stable mash temperatures or to permit automatic temperature ramping, as for step mashes or for mashout. The majority of systems seen use modern electronics combined with electric heating elements...
  5. B

    Brewing Entrepreneurs - Darin Danelski

    When you hear the expression ‘Mad Scientist’, specific images come to mind. For me, it’s images from Disney movies - either in cartoon form or black & white movies. Although this image doesn’t match Darin Danelski’s appearance, as I toured around his work at U Brew U in Ocotomowoc, Wisconsin...
  6. V

    Spunding Valve

    I bought parts to build a blowtie spunding valve and wanted to use this pressure gauge: Digital Low Pressure Gauge with 1/4'' NPT Bottom Connector and Rubber Protector by Uharbour, 0-60 psi, Accuracy 1%, Resolution 0.1psi https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CXM3ZGT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0t6OEbPWD9TVY...
  7. S

    Using a “Tempering Wand” for the best control of your strike water temp

    I’ll try to keep this as short and sweet as possible. For the last ten years of homebrewing I’ve been controlling the temperature of my strike water with a flame under a pot. For the last five years of professional brewing I’ve been controlling the strike water with a tempering water valve which...
  8. K

    Food safe plastic barrels for fermentation vessels

    Hello, I am looking at getting some more fermentation vessels for my setup so that I can have multiple beers fermenting or aging at once. I am currently in college with 3 roommates + whoever comes around on the weekends so we go through 10 gallons pretty quickly at our place. A local...
  9. S

    Homebrewing Equipment for sale

    Selling all of my homebrewing equipment. Everything included for all grain and extract brewing. Tuns, buckets, hoses, wort chiller, custom infuser, etc. Also a keg fridge that holds 1 5 gallon corny keg. Taps, 2 kegs, CO2 tank and beer gas (nitrogen) tanks included. Too much to list! Local...
  10. L

    Wort chiller question

    I recent got ahold of a 50’x 1/2” od coil of copper tubing and was thinking of making a new wort chiller out of it. My old chiller was great in my 3 and 5 gal pots but I now also have a 9 and 10 gal pots which are taller and wider.... so obviously I need a taller chiller.... does anyone else...
  11. L

    Wort chiller question

    I recent got ahold of a 50’x 1/2” od coil of copper tubing and was thinking of making a new wort chiller out of it. My old chiller was great in my 3 and 5 gal pots but I now also have a 9 and 10 gal pots which are taller and wider.... so obviously I need a taller chiller.... does anyone else...
  12. A

    Brewing Related Research

    Howdy, I'm a Biological and Agricultural Engineering student and I'm trying to do brewing related research (getting to brew in a lab and say I'm being productive ). The problem is that there are many topics to research and I need to choose one. With my engineering discipline, I could choose to...
  13. B

    Need to upgrade equipment. Advice?

    I know starting off, usually the cheapest option is the best way to go, as you don't want to dump money into something when you have no idea what you're doing. BUT I'm the type of person where if I decide to do something, I like being great at that thing, therefore after 1 batch of homebrew...
  14. R

    What set-up is next (for you)?

    Hi everyone! Myself and a couple of business partners are looking to start a launch-pad for hopeful home brewers looking to take the next step on their brewing journey. It begs the question: What equipment would you need to take your brewing to the next level? A fully electric 20 Gal...
  15. S

    All Equipment for sale $500

    selling all equipment asking (reduces) $500, my loss your gain. Changing jobs and don’t have time any more. Equipment Included: Vinyl tubing All stainless custom drip tray Brewers Hydrometer Refractometer Custom recycle header Custom keg rebuild socket x2 PH live meter with 3 probes 2 sets pin...
  16. B

    Home Brew Equipment For Sale--Long Beach

    Transitioning to 1-gallon batches and am selling a majority of my all grain brewing equipment. Included: 12 gallon stainless steel brew kettle with spigot, copper soft chiller, burner, 5-gallon jug, 6 gallon bucket fermented, stainless steel spoon, stainless steel quart measuring cup...
  17. stone1ipa

    Equipment needed for cold fermentation

    My current setup is BIAB five gallon batches and ferment in glass carboys. Like many others here, the summer months get warm and I am looking for a way to have temperature controlled equipment. I am all about convenience so Im looking to upgrade from the Plastic Ice bath methods many use here...
  18. Merds

    Biab new kettle on glass top Biab

    I have a 3100 watt glass top stove burner and wanted to get into biab.from what I have seen with induction cook tops, electric 220 volt setups - I have plenty of wattage but I worry about that much weight on the glass top doing a 5 gallons batch. Anyone have any experience? I have a GE...
  19. A

    Equipment Upgrade Recommendations

    Hi - I just recently won $800 and have decided to spend it on upgrading to AG. Currently, I'm doing partial mash, and I have a 3G Igloo for a mash vessel, a 5G Igloo for HLT, and a plain steel pot as a boil kettle. I have two Ss Brewbuckets for fermenting, which I think are great! After doing...
  20. M

    Beginner equipment upgrade

    Hi everyone, Apologies in advance, there are probably posts like this often. I'm new to the forum and new to homebrewing. I've made about five batches of beer now (5 gallons, extract, partial boil on my stovetop) and I'm looking to upgrade. For context, I'm a young guy looking to brew for...
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