Now that I have beer in the barrels, I started to look at the different ways to transfer the beer from the barrels to the kegs. I was going to use a pump and a hose, but remembered that when I did this from my fermenter to kegs, the beer was oxidized. This seems to be a common issue with pump transfers at this stage on a homebrew scale. In my research, I came across a piece of equipment called a Bulldog. Continue reading “Transferring from Barrel to Keg – the Bulldog”
The little things I use or have built for the Brewery
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”
Adding a Sight Glass to a Coors Keggle
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”
Inline Randall with Quick Disconnects
Now that kegging is a thing at Ales of the Dead, I (of course) wanted to play with different flavors and fruits in beers. After looking at different options, I decided to build a Randall in introduce these flavors.
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OakWoodBarrels.com Debacle – THEY’RE A SCAM!
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Beer Line Cleaner for Kegerator
Those that keg are always looking for an easy way to clean beer lines in between kegs. I know brewers that go two or three kegs between cleaning lines. With this little gem, you’ll have no issue with cleaning the lines between each keg swap.
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Keg and Carboy Washer
Side by Side Fridge to Kegerator
Improving the Bottling Bucket
It seems that the part of brewing that receives the most ire is bottling. That’s why so many keg. Well, we bottle. Brewing 10 Gallons and splitting between three households does not lend itself to kegging very well. We finally got in to a groove with bottling and it does not really tend to be much of an issue for us.
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Keg to Kettle Conversion = The Keggle!
Here we go again. Today, I’ll detail the Keg to Kettle conversion for our Keggle. The great things about full-size beer kegs are:
1. Capacity. 15.5 Gallons
2. Material. These are Stainless Steel! Perfect for any brewery.
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