Category Archive: Equipment

Sep 27

Draft Beer in the Westy

I should have posted this on my blog earlier.  About a year ago I decided to rig up a draft setup in my 1988 VW Vanagon Westfalia van.  Details can be found at http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=566037&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=28.

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May 25

Camping With Homebrew

I’m sure many of you are like me and share a passion for both homebrew and camping.  The challenge, of course, is how to easily bring homebrew along with you when you’re in the great outdoors.  I have experimented with a range of options from bottles to traditional glass growlers in coolers all the way …

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Mar 30

Search for the Ideal Mash Tun

I got a note from a visitor to the site who was curious about how my process has evolved: One of your earlier blogs said you moved from your Blichmann 10 gallon mash tun to a simple Gott cooler and found the going easier. What are you using these days and how would you describe …

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Feb 14

Blichmann QuickConnector Stainless Steel Fittings

Over the years I’ve had a fleeting love affair with the idea of switching my homebrew setup to use all tri-clover fittings.  The theory is that doing so would ensure that there was not place for beer spoiling organisms to take hold on the cold side and ruin my beer.  Each time I dove in …

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May 07

Backing Out the Therminator

Sometimes process changes aren’t for the better. This fall I made a bunch, starting with the Blichmann Hop Blocker. Then came competition brewing season and I didn’t have time to evaluate the results due to my frantic schedule (1-2 batches a week for three solid months.) The good news, though, is that I’ve now got …

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