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DIY Fermentation Chamber

February 20, 2013

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I love the DIY type of homebrewing projects.  They really bring out the creative nature in me.  One of the ones that is nice to do is a fermentation chamber.  The reason why you may want a fermentation chamber is to help get the temperatures that you need to ferment at.  Most of the time, […]

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How To Use A Blow Off Effectively

January 18, 2013


This post is actually going to be pretty short it deals with blow off hoses.  So here go with a quick overview on blow off hoses. What is a blow off hose? Normally this is used for carboys.  Essentially it is a hose that you put onto the air lock or to replace the air […]

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What Is A Hydrometer?

July 19, 2012

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When getting into the hobby of  homebrewing it might get overwhelming because of the new words and tools that are used.  One tool that you will surely see  is called a, “Hydrometer”.  So what exactly is it? What  A Hydrometer Is A hydrometer is a tool that is used to measure the density of liquids […]

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What To Do If Your Glass Carboy Has Scratches

January 13, 2012

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This will be a short post but a post that is well  needed.  Recently a few customers have come up to me with a question about if their carboy has scratches can they still use it.  Yes, yes you can. Many people are concerned about bacteria or other micro’s dwelling in the scratches.  I don’t […]

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3 Piece Airlock Vs. S-Shape Airlock

November 8, 2011


When homebrewers are looking at starting there fermenting they need to consider an essential piece of equipment, the airlock.  There are two different styles of airlocks.  I get asked a lot, “Which one is better?”.  It really depends on what you are looking at doing. The S-Shape Airlock This air lock is meant to show pressure. […]

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The 6 Things You Need To Know About Choosing Glass Or Plastic Carboys

September 20, 2011


You would think that the choice is simple when choosing a carboy.  You have glass carboys and you have plastic carboys. But is it really that simple? An ongoing debate has been in the brewing world about plastic or glass carboys ever since carboys have been around on which one is the best option for you when […]

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