Have you ever asked yourself or been asked questions like “why do you mash your grains?” or “why do you aerate your wort?”. Me too. So I put together a short article that answers a few of these basic questions. This is not meant to be a chemistry tutorial. Just a few simple reasons for […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today’s brew session has a little twist. Several weeks ago my wife decided she wanted to try her hand at all grain brewing. Not just helping me brew. She wanted to brew a batch all on her own. I guess this shouldn’t have surprised me as she is an awesome cook and brewing wouldn’t be […]
I broke down and bought a false bottom and spigot assembly that was made to go in the bottom of my mash-tun and when I mashed my grains today it went off without a hitch. It flowed without even a hint of a clog.
I have been toying with the idea of brewing an all grain beer for a while. For one reason or another I just couldn’t put all the hours together at one time to get it done. Well, I finally got a weekend with no Hokie football, no Redskin football, no traveling and no “honey do’s”. […]