I had a arty keg of Warsteiner this weekend and had carbonation and head issues through out, if I had followed SiouxerBrewer’s instructions and built this dispenser I would have been good to go.
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I want to live off the grid in the wilds on NH, I also want someplace to lager my beers and store large amounts of other people’s beer. This will be an ideal addition to my compound, and for just $8000 it can be yours too.
Grey Canvas and Orange plastic come together to form this vegan friendly way to transport a 6 pack on and off your fixie – Williamsburg address not included in the € 69.95 ($92.26). A bit pricey, but a good candidate for a remake in recycled materials.
Ralegg shares his instructable of building a blow hose airlock hybrid for brewing. This would work great if you expect vigorous fermentation or use a smaller fermenter so need a blow off hose, but have pets, so you need the security and stability of a standard airlock.
Stumbled across this Make Magazine Video Podcast Episode on the the history of the Bag Press and how to make a modern one. I have been interested in making wine using local ingredients (Muscadine Grapes for example) but have been put of by the price of even a small fruit press. Thanks to this video I may be able to make my own.
Today was supposed to be the brew day at the Fixx Brewery for the 2012 Sticky Porcupine, but we ran into problems. Xaq Fixx, the resident brewmaster has a day job and his company recently launched a new website, this has meant 10 days in a row pulling 16 hour days and it has finally caught up with him. He went to bed around 4AM last night and slept until noon. Not enough time to sanitize the brewery and the equipment, brew, chill, and start fermienting a batch beofe getting back to work for another long night. Hopefully Sunday will be brew day.
In the few hours Xaq has to kill before working he decided to clean the brewery, workshop, and give the kitchen a surgical scrub. When starting on the core of the brewery, pictured above, he discovered that after breaking his thermometer cleaning up on the last brew day he forgot to replace it on the last trip to the LHBS and must order another one. Hopefully a well sanitized digital probe thermometer will work when checking the specific gravity, as the candy thermometer, which works well in the kettle will not fit in the test jar.
This nifty little six pack holder can be bought from the designer on Etsy for $30 – but because he is awesome he has also shared the designs for free on Thingiverse so those with access to a Laser Cutter, CNC Machine. or a -decidely low tech - scroll saw (currently my only easy option) can make their own.
Although I have only seen wooden versions, I would love for those with access to the tech to modify the plans to work in acrylic or metal – maybe even grown to handle 6 growlers!
In a case of what can best be described as Double Reverse Sexism an Australian woman had her beer rejected from a homebrew contest because it was Bruces Only. How is this a result of reverse sexism, and how then doubled? For the last 97 years the Lake Haye’s A&P show had been heavy with female entries in their standard event like baking and top produce feeling this was (reverse) sexist they decided to add something for the boys. Thus they added a homebrew event for gents only – like a biazzaro title 9 event.
This year the aptly named Rachel Beer attempted to enter Beer’s Beer but was told to bottle up those hopes until next year, now people are frothing over about the sexism she has been the victim of. Although the organizers have announced they will be adding a a mixed-sex category they would not change the rules for this year. Not to worry, the Australian Human Rights Commission has declared that the contest is not in violation of the Human Rights Act.
Read More at news.com.au
I love guns, I love beer, I love enjoying them in that order (When I drink, my firearms gets put away). This bottle opener combines those loves and make your beer taste like testosterone. I am surprised some made this as the target (no pun intended) market for a .50 BMG Bullet converted to anything is guys who consume their beers exclusively from cans (something like this canned hunting accident). If you still want one (to open your bottle of Bud Light) you can get one for $19.99 at Vat19.com.
(via The Firearm Blog)