Archive for the ‘Homebrewing’ Category

DIY Stir Plate

A while back I began work on a diy stir plate. The reason being is that 1) I’m cheap and 2) Why not do it myself? Most stir plates that I’ve seen cost $100 or more, and building one myself only costs around $20 (if you don’t screw anything up). I won’t claim that I [...]

L’Ange

Conversion Efficency Calculator

For those of you who’d like to figure out if you’re doing anything close to what you should be with your all-grain brew, calculating conversion efficiency is important. There is a great calcukator available onlibe here; Brew house Efficiency Calculator

First (Successful) All-Grain Brew

After being intimated by the though of doing an all grain brew, I decided to give it a try. Take a look at my post about the building of my MLT.
I was finally able to pull off my first all-grain brew. The first time I had tried, I’m pretty sure that nothing went right. [...]

DIY Mash Tun

After being intimated by the though of doing an all grain brew, I decided to give it a try. So, because I am doing small scale, I required my own custom mash tun. That took several trips to Home Depot, and some additional research on my side. Originally, my plans for the MLT came from [...]

Nikola Teslale

Nikola Tesla is the unknown father of the modern age. Responsible for the A/C motor, remote control, and the modern electric motor to name a few. He held somewhere around 300 patents, in 26 different countries. In 1907, Nikola Tesla saved the Westinghouse Electric company single handedly simply by being awesome.
For more information about Nikola [...]

Some useful Homebrewing sites

If you need to calculate your ABV, use this handy link;
http://www.brewersfriend.com/abv-calculator/
For those of you using refractometers, this site allows you to adjust the readings appropriately;
http://www.northernbrewer.com/refractometer-calculator/

Small Scale Homebrew

Small scale homebrewing is, in my humble opinion, is the only way to do homebrew with one exception; If you want to do the same beer for a large amount of people (such as a specific event). Otherwise, why wouldn’t you want to hone your craft and be able to experiment (and potentially produce a [...]

1 Gallon Equipment

After some experience with brewing a few 1 Gallon batches, I’ve learned a few things that might be helpful for others. First off, you need to know what you need, because most homebrew places won’t know for 1 Gallon setup. Also, in my area, many of the homebrew places were setup to do wine brewing [...]

American Pale Ale Recipe

Here is my extract recipe for a 1 gallon American Pale Ale.
500g Dry Light male extract
45g Cara Malt 20L
45g Orge Maltée 6 row
3g Centennial – 60 minutes
6g Centennial – 15 minutes
6g Cascade – 15 minutes
3g Centennial – Flame out
6g Cascade – Flame out
1. Tie the Orge Maltée 6-row malt [...]