Category Archive: Homebrewing

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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Jul 22

Fermbot

Keep an eye on this space as I’ll soon be sharing some of the details of an Arduino based dual-stage multi-step fermentation controller project I’m working on. My goal is to make something brewers can put together for under $100 without skimping on functionality. Dave

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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 28

Brewing Tricks: Swirl Your Bottles

It’s competition brewing season so I have gotten back into bottling beers instead of just kegging them. I also just made 10 gallons of single-decocted Bavarian Hefeweizen and put about half of it in flip top bottles to be a bit more traditional according to Stan Hieronymous’ Brewing With Wheat. One issue that always annoyed …

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May 12

In Defense of An Analysis of Brewing Techniques

So after using An Analysis of Brewing Techniques to help answer a question that one of my homebrew club members had about fining, I decided to check Amazon to see what kind of reviews the book has received. To my shock I found a pair of low ratings from a decade ago that seem totally …

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