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”
Mash Tun Fly Sparge Float Switch
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”
National Homebrew Day 2015
Saturday (May 2) was National Homebrew Day and a local brewery hosted an in-house brew day for homebrewers. It was co-sponsored by our LHBS. For anyone local to me, the name of the Brewery is Draft Line and they have the best Scotch Ale I have ever tasted. Their head brewer, Jamie, was with us all day and really has a passion for brewing and sharing his knowledge about brewing. We had a great time talking with him all day, asking questions, and just having normal conversations.
Continue reading “National Homebrew Day 2015”
70 Quart High Gravity Mash Tun
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”
Sparge Arm for 10 Gallon 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”