Category: Equipment

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Beer Gun Bottling

It’s time to send off your bottles to the National Homebrew Competition. So, I broke out the Blichmann Beer Gun and got to bottling.  If you keg your beer a beer gun is not an absolute necessity but its pretty damn close. It makes to process of transferring your beer from the keg to a […]

Walnut Mash Paddle

DIY: Mash Paddle

I’ve had a few folks ask me about the mash paddles I make and sell at Original Gravity. I know the last ones went off the shelves months ago and I haven’t had a chance to get them restocked. So, another brewer reached out to me on Homebrewtalk.com asking if I still made them and […]

Grain Station Set Up

An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Weigh Grains

I was reading through some other homebrew blogs and forums the other day and came across a cool little set up used by some friends over at BrewGeeks to weigh their grains. I have just recently started to buy my grains in bulk and mill them myself. I had been thinking about a way to […]

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The Doghouse Brew Rig Build Part Five “How It Works” (Update 8-5-2013)

In the fifth and final installment in the brew rig series I’m going to talk a little about how all the systems work together to produce that wonderful libation we refer to as BEER. In earlier posts we discussed the frame, the gas system, the electrical system, and finally the plumbing. I have to admit […]

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The Doghouse Brew Rig Build Part Four – “The Plumbing”

In part Four of The Doghouse Brew Rig Build series I’m going to discuss the plumbing system. I’m sure this does not need to be pointed out but basically your plumbing system moves your strike water and wort from one vessel to the other. This system is what keeps you from having to lift up […]

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The Doghouse Brew Rig Build – Part Three “The Control Panel” (Updated 2014-03-16))

In part three of The Doghouse Brew Rig Build I’m going to discuss the components of the control box. The control box is what automates your system. The components of the box send signals back and forth to your furnace valves (described in Part Two), which in turn open and close to fire the burners. […]

Gas Components

The Doghouse Brew Rig Build – Part Two “The Gas System”

Ok, in part 2 of The Doghouse Brew Rig Build we are going to discuss the different components of the gas system and how it all goes together. The first thing you should know is ALWAYS BE SAFE! Putting the gas system together is not difficult but if you are not completely comfortable tinkering with […]

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The “Doghouse” Brew Rig Build – Part One

So it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to spew a little madness. I have been busy building what my wife affectionately dubbed the “ Doghouse”. What is the Doghouse you ask? Well…it’s a single tier brew stand based loosely on the Brutus 10 and like the Brutus it is a fully automated […]

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Homebrew Kegerator Build

The refrigerator stated as a Whirlpool 4.4 cubic foot dorm style unit with a faux stainless door. The first step was to remove the inner lining of the door to make more room for the kegs. This was simple to do and only took a couple of minutes.

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