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

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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.

Brew Your Own, Brew At Home Pt. 2 – Bottling

Brew Your Own, Brew At Home is a two part series on home brewing. The whimsical video was created in 1994 and so is a tad old, but brewing techniques haven't changed all that much and we hope it will be entertaining and interesting. Part one is about brewing, part two is the bottling process. Part 1 is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUhZ_nGSUWA