Reinheitsgebot 1516 – 2016 The Reinheitsgebot sometimes called the “German Beer Purity Law” in English, is the collective name for a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer.  -Wikipedia For more information on the German Purity Law HERE is a great page to startRead More →

StirStarter Stir Plate Click here to view the website Making Your Good Beers Better Since 2009 StirStarter is a brewing tool to take your home brewery to the next level and it’s fun to use. Many home brewers don’t pitch nearly enough yeast. A stir plate helps you culture higher cell counts of healthy yeast for quicker fermentation’s, lower risk of infections and better tasting beer. All in less time than it takes to make a conventional yeast starter.   One of the easiest ways to increase the quality of the fermentation’s you have going is to give the wort (beer) or must (wine) aRead More →

I’m starting to work on moving towards a HERMS build with my setup eventually working towards a Brutus 10 setup.  The most important part of a Brutus build is the brew pump.  You need a pump to recirculate hot wort through the HERMS coil in the HLT as well as any other movement required for your brew day.  Equally important is the hose fittings for the system.  There are a few options for this and they all look really cool and shiny but they are not cheap. Ranging in price from $10 to $70 a piece for respective parts for a home brew system soRead More →