A blog entry detailing a successful counterflow chiller build over at Bertus Brewery today reminded me of my own failed attempt to build one. It is a bit of a sore subject, but I will discuss it now in hopes nobody repeats my mistakes!
During the craziness of the holiday shopping season, one of my favourite homebrew equipment and ingredient suppliers, Ontario Beer Kegs put their false bottoms on sale… I’d been eyeing up one for awhile and couldn’t resist ordering one even though it wasn’t officially designed to fit my mash tun.
The changes I want to make to my brewing process are numerous, and the items of this list have varying levels of implementation difficulty, impact, and cost. If you thought I was a gear head before, wait until you’ve read what I’ve been mulling over for brewery upgrades… The nitpicking I perform below is a combination of a wish list and…
The core of an all grain homebrewing system is arguably how the mash process is completed. Here I describe and compare 7 popular homebrewery designs based on this property, all of which are capable of making great beer.
When I initially designed my brewery, I did so with keg cleaning in mind. The C-HERMS (Counterflow – HERMS) brewery design was partially motivated by an opportunity to purpose the dual pumps for sanke keg clean-in-place. This ended up being a complete failure.