Brewing Equipment Articles

  • RIMS and HERMS Systems: explained and compared

    Homebrewers love acronyms, but sometimes these timesaving abbreviations can overwhelm someone new to homebrewing or one looking to make changes in their homebrewing techniques. Two of these acronyms are RIMS and HERMS, which are made even more complicated because they are not completely clear even after you know their meaning! These two terms are closely related processes, so let’s tackle them together.   Featured Pro...

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  • Comparing All-in-One Electric Brewing Systems

    With multiple choices of solid all-in-one brewings systems on the market, a lot of people are choosing these as their option when making the jump to all-grain brewing, and for good reason. They are compact and easy to store, making them an excellent choice for people with limited space. Most of them are electric, so you can easily brew indoor and avoid harsh weather conditions. They are reliable systems with a fair amount of a...

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  • Stouts on Nitro: Carbonating and Nitroginating

    Ah, stout. Black velvet in a glass, topped with a rich, creamy head you could eat with a spoon. Enthralling cascades of bubbles as the head settles, and a heavy lace left behind. Silky-smooth mouthfeel with just a tiny hint of carbonation. It sure would be nice to brew something at home that had the magical qualities of a well-pulled glass of stout. It may seem out of reach, but if you brew and condition your beer appropriatel...

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  • How to Repair & Fix a Ball Lock Keg

    Kegs can be a real pleasure to use. I can package fifteen gallons of beer in about an hour these days, my carbonation is always what I expect, and having draft beer always on hand adds an extra cool factor to gatherings at my house. I don’t have to store, clean, and de-label hundreds of bottles, and I never, ever worry about bottle bombs. But kegs do have their little foibles, and knowing how to really work with them will im...

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  • Maintaining Mash Temperature

    When I did my first all-grain batch, I had no end of issues with keeping the mash temperature where I wanted it. It seemed simply impossible to get it even close to stable for a whole hour; I’d overshoot, then see the temperature drop too far, and I was always correcting by adding boiling or cold water. I had a few batches there where the results were just completely unpredictable, and it caused me a lot of frustration until...

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  • Quick Hits: Homebrewing Questions Answered 04

    Featured Product Recipe Kits Extract brewing cuts down the time it takes to finish a batch down considerable, allowing the brewer to skip the "mashing" process altogether and go straight to the boil. It also requiring less equipment than all-grain brewing. $25.95 - 72.95 Order Now In the last Quick Hits, we answered homebrewing questions about yeast, dunk sparging, and oxygenation issues. We're going to continue the yeast ...

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  • Cringe-Worthy Grain Crushing Methods Put to the Test

    The purpose of grain crushing is to crack open the outer husk of the grain, exposing the rich center. Well-milled grain will leave the husk in tact, like the opening of a clam. This will make the grain bed more coarse in the fermenter or grain bag, which will allow the water to pass through and remove the nutrients you need from within. If the grain isn’t cracked open, you won’t get all the good stuff in for your boil. If ...

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  • A Discussion with SABCO Brewing Systems

    Currently, Homebrew Supply is the only retailer to carry SABCO's high-end brewing systems that meet the needs of advanced homebrewers and commercial brewers alike. I had the opportunity to speak with some of the people that made it all possible, but first let's dig into their rich history in the brewing industry. The History of SABCO SABCO has been in the family since the beginning. In the lead image from left to right is, Dan...

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  • Harvesting Yeast from Bottle Conditioned Beers

    Want to get a little bit closer to that clone you’re making? Want to save money building up your yeast bank? Consider harvesting yeast from the bottle. Harvesting yeast from a commercial beer has been around a long time, and why shouldn’t it? So much flavor of a beer comes from the yeast used, so when you’re attempting a clone, or building your stock of yeast strains, this skill should definitely be in your bag of tricks...

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