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Star San and the Dangerous Wife – Home Brewing Tips under 5 minutes

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Beer City USA’s Underground Scene – Home Brewing in Asheville, NC

Asheville, North Carolina is a gorgeous mountain town that runs on beer. Visitors can visit any number of commercial breweries, but what they don't get to see is the vibrant community of home brewing that feeds this town's hunger for hops.

We spent some time with a few home brewers to check out this hobby (read: obsession) and see if it's possible to cross over from a few kegs in your garage to the big time. Maybe you'll see these beers in your favorite restaurant one day.

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Milwaukee Beer Tour: Miller Brewing, Oktoberfest & Beyond – Food Tripping With Molly S3, Episode 9

Milwaukee, WI is synonymous with beer, and for good reason. Home to Miller Brewing and the dozens of craft operations that have popped up since, there's always something brewing in Brew City, USA. Zagat editor Molly Moker tours the town to find out more about her home state's beer history. For more episodes of Food Tripping With Molly, subscribe to Zagat: http://goo.gl/AaWZHT.

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The Art of Building a Brewery – 1

Designing and Building your home brewery is as close to art work as it gets.

It incorporates aspects of wood working, plumbing, electrical, crafting, painting, even sewing if doing BIAB (Brew in a Bag). Putting it all together is a true expression of one’s craftsmanship.
For me, it’s time to build a new brewery after 8 years of brewing. 10 or 15 Gallon capability, all Electric, 240v, Capable of doing both BIAB and traditional three Vessel!
This Brewery will have the capability of doing large 10 or 15 gallon BIAB (e-biab) batches with the utilization of a small hoist/crane that is part of the brew bench for fast, simple, excellent brews. It will also be large enough to setup a 3 vessel HERMS or RIMS system to have complete control mash temperatures to achieve consistent results.
Home Brewing is a great hobby – well suited for the artistic/creative handy man.

Go Brew Something! Gabe.

Home Brewing a Java Stout With Joe (Part 6)

This is the final video of a 6 video series showing you how to brew a Java Stout from the Midwest Supplies Peace Java Stout kit. In this video, we bottle our beer with the siphon tubing and bottle filler, cap the filled beer bottles, and talk a little bit about the coming wait until the beer is ready to drink…

RIMS Electric All Grain Home Brewing using Arduino Part 2

Brewmigo is a 5 gallon All-Grain electric brewery built from scratch using home appliances other equipment that are easily available.

Features of the Brewmigo are:
Brewmigo's brain is supported by an Arduino Uno Micro-controller. Arduino connects to the different components in the system via a shield.
Wireless remote allows easy initial setup of the system.
The LCD module displays current and target temperatures along with the status of each module.
3 PID modules for the Hot Liquor Tank, Recirculating Infusion Mash, and the Main Kettle.
2 Auxiliary component outlets which are currently used for a March Pump and an Exhaust Fan.
LCD also displays a clock which helps the brewer keep track of the different stages.
Entire system consists of stainless steel or Brass(lead-free) fixtures for easy transfer of liquid.
20 plate wort chiller provides rapid cooling of wort after the boil is complete.

Components of The Brewmigo:
Arduino Micro Controller: Cost to build

HLT: Hot Liquor Tank (1500 Watt Element @ 120V). Raises 2.5F for 4 gallons of water in 1 minute.

Brewmigo's HLT can heat up to 5 gallons of water for the Mash and Sparge process. Usually the recipe calls for 3-4 gallons of water and depends on the grain bill. Once this water is drained, the HLT can be refilled and started at a higher target temperatures for the sparge water.

Mash Tun:

A 5.5 Gallon Rubbermaid water cooler makes Brewmigo's Mash Tun. It is also fitted with a brass fitting for easy draining of liquid.

March Pump: 809HS-PL

Nothing could be more popular than a march pump among home brewers! Although it is an expensive option, it has very good reviews and durability at high temperatures.

Update: 3/30/2015 – I switched the Poly-Polypropylene head of this pump with a chugger stainless head. Fits perfectly and works like a charm. Slowly converting all the components to stainless.

RIM: Recirculating Infusion Mash (1000 Watt Element @ 120V).

Raises 1.85F for the 4 Gallon mash in 1 minute. The RIMs module is a noodle/pasta boiler bought at a local Chinese super market. The appliance consists of a 1000 watt heating element

KET: Main Kettle (5500 Watt element @ 240V). Raises 5.5F for 7 gallons of liquid in 1 minute.

The main kettle consists of the most powerful element in this system and is supported by a 75Amp Fotek relay backed up by a huge aliminuim heat sink. The Arduino default target for this element is 212F. Once the temperature reaches (Target-1F), Arduino will switch the element on/off every 5 seconds. This seems to be the only way to control the vigorous boil.

Wort Chiller:

20 plate wort chiller does a real neat job of cooling 5 gallons in 2 minutes!! No ice fiiled sinks! No stciking copper pipes into wort!

Part 1 shows a demo of the Mash and RIMS process.
Part 2 shows a demo of the Boil and Fermentation process.

BeerSmith Home Brewing Software Overview

A video overview of the BeerSmith Home Brewing software from BeerSmith.com for making great beer recipes at home. BeerSmith is a tool for homebrewers to formulate beer recipes, perform various brewing calculations and organize your recipes. Visit http://beersmith.com for the full size version high quality version of this video.

Home Brewing a Java Stout With Joe (Part 3)

This is the third video of a 6 video series showing you how to brew a Java Stout from the Midwest Supplies Peace Java Stout kit. In this video, we take a hydrometer reading to determine the starting gravity, pitch the yeast, and install the airlock into the primary fermenter. We then jump ahead through space and time, 5 days into the future, right after the primary fermentation has completed it's most vigorous fermentation. We then grind and brew the coffee beans that came with the kit in a French Press and get it ready to put into the secondary fermenter.