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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The Brewsite shares a good intro to what ingredients the homebrewer can use when developing a gluten free recipe. IN addition to the obvious (Sorghum) they provide a list of specialty grains that are good to go:
- Montina (Indian rice grass)
- Rice (white/brown)
- Wild rice
As an added bonus someone in the comments section linked to a facebook group dedicated to gluten free hombrewing.
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.
The Brew Site has a how to guide on what they are calling the ideal first brew, something they are calling Apocalypse Beer and Wikipedia calls sugar wine. I think it’s best use is as a base for Pontikka – Finish Moonshine. What do you think – should a persons first brew be undrinkable swill but a good science experiment, on purpose, or will that be discouraging?
Tired of overpriced cheap beer dyed green on St. Patty’s Day? With this instructable from Fixx Brewing Brewmaster Xaq Fixx you make your own using as cheap or as fancy beer as you want. All you need is green food dye and and acceptably pale colored and clear beer.
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.
Care of the Big LIttle Guys at Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) come a great video explaining the chemistry behind a 4 vessel brewery. Their brew master, featured in this video has gone on to launch his own brewery, Revolver Brewing, in TX.
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!