I’ve been wanting to put this together for quite some time. I’ve had the coil for a long time and the Quick Disconnects have been installed onto the hoses for about as long. Well, now is that time. I am going to use this HERMS coil externally because I do not want to install it into my HLT. It will also make the system more modular to be its own entity. Continue reading “External HERMS Coil”
In this post, I am opening my toolbox and will list some of the items that I have come across or built that have been incorporated into my Brew Days. These will be smaller items that won’t take a lot of space or need their own post. Continue reading “The little things I use or have built for the Brewery”
Instead of performing the arduous task of placing the 1″ dowel rod into the Keggle that is used as the HLT, I decided that a Sight Glass was needed. Why, exactly? Why not. It seems the best answer I can give and a sight glass allows for a quick glance to determine the amount of strike/sparge water being transferred. Continue reading “Adding a Sight Glass to a Coors Keggle”
On our last brew day, our Mash Tun over-filled with water during the Fly Sparge. I knew there was a way to rectify this, so I set out to do just that. And then some. Our 70 quart Coleman Xtreme Mash Tun Cooler didn’t have a sparge assembly, and I decided to fix that at the same time. This is a very popular cooler to use as a Mash Tun, so I will provide the measurements for the sparge assembly.
Continue reading “Mash Tun Fly Sparge Float Switch”
We found out pretty quickly that our 10 Gallon Mash Tun would not work for High Gravity or Large Grain Bill brews. I told my brew partners that we would probably need a Coleman Xtreme 70 Quart rectangular cooler for our next Russian Imperial Stout. Immediately, my brother-in-law pulled up a picture on his phone and with amazement declared, “I have that cooler in my garage! I’m not even using it”.
Continue reading “70 Quart High Gravity Mash Tun”
We have decided on a sparge method. We will fly sparge our mash. To be able to do that, we will build a sparge arm to help distributed the added water evenly and not create water channels in the mash.
After some thought, I decided to use a design very similar to the manifold I built for the bottom of the Mash Tun.
Continue reading “Sparge Arm for 10 Gallon Mash Tun”
Now for what is possibly the easiest mod for the homebrewer: the 10 Gallon Cooler Mash Tun. This was such an easy mod that I’ll include the manifold in this post.
Continue reading “10 Gallon Mash Tun”