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10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 4


10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 4 – Tips 31-40

I was working to share knowledge I’ve learned over the years and to inform on things every home brewer should be aware of from Beginners to Advanced and some you may have never heard of.

I will work to share 10 different home brewing tips every week for the next 10+ weeks.

1. Buy supplies based on long-term needs.
2. Buy supplies / equipment during sales
3. Buy two of everything glass
4. Buy an accurate thermometer (don’t assume based on price)
5. Buy hose by the roll and always have spare on hand.
6. Spare parts – buy in quantities when possible – disconnects as an example 7. Buy the right sized carboys or even brewing systems.
8. Carboy handle
9. Wood mash paddle with flat edge on bottom and holes to allow flow
10. 2 Digital scales – 1 for grams and 1 for ounces and pounds

These tips will range from cleaning to equipment recommendations to procedures/tricks/hacks/tips using during home brewing.

Items or Equipment used/suggested in this video:
Sites to check out for sales – Adventures in Homebrewing
Great Fermenations
MoreBeer

Equipment –
Glass Carboy
Best Hydrometer I’ve ever used and a great company
Inexpensive Mash Paddle
Fancier Mash Paddle
Other Mash Paddles
Hand made Mash Paddle
Great scale and inexpensive for grains and hops
Great gram scale that is also inexpensive

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Brewferm – Sacred Saison – Belgian Ale – Extract to Glass – Part 1 of 2


Brewferm – Sacred Saison – Belgian Ale – Extract to Glass – Part 1 of 2

Use coupon discount code BrewfermBRB10 to get 10% off your purchase!

I brewed this for two reasons:
One – I was curious and love Belgian beers so I wanted to try this.
Two – This is awesome for beginners and home brewers just looking to make a quick and easy brew for friends.

If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for someone looking to do their first beer brew without headaches or problems I would highly recommend this as a first or even a second brew as the quality is awesome and anyone would be proud to share this with friends.

https://brewferm.com/pages/the-perfect-gift-for-beer-enthusiasts
Use coupon discount code BrewfermBRB10 to get 10% off your purchase! The Mother of all starter kits bundle is hands down the best deal as you get 3 brews (4 gallons each x 3) and the bottle capper with the caps!

If you love Belgian beers and want to get your feet wet brewing this is a very cheap way to start and see if you enjoy the basics while enjoying some quality beer that was very easy to make.

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Brewferm – Sacred Saison – Belgian Ale – Extract to Glass – Part 2 of 2


Brewferm – Sacred Saison – Belgian Ale – Extract to Glass – Part 2 of 2

https://brewferm.com/pages/the-perfect-gift-for-beer-enthusiasts
Use coupon discount code BrewfermBRB10 to get 10% off your purchase!

I brewed this for two reasons:
One – I was curious and love Belgian beers so I wanted to try this.
Two – This is awesome for beginners and home brewers just looking to make a quick and easy brew for friends.

If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for someone looking to do their first beer brew without headaches or problems I would highly recommend this as a first or even a second brew as the quality is awesome and anyone would be proud to share this with friends.

https://brewferm.com/pages/the-perfect-gift-for-beer-enthusiasts
Use coupon discount code BrewfermBRB10 to get 10% off your purchase! The Mother of all starter kits bundle is hands down the best deal as you get 3 brews (4 gallons each x 3) and the bottle capper with the caps!

If you love Belgian beers and want to get your feet wet brewing this is a very cheap way to start and see if you enjoy the basics while enjoying some quality beer that was very easy to make.

For new brewing use the siphon that comes with the Brewferm kit but for advanced brewers with keg systems the transfer pump system is awesome. Transfer Pump system I use is listed here.
Duotight flow control

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Brewferm – Beastly Belge – Belgian Ale – Extract to Glass – Part 1 of 2


Brewferm – Beastly Belge – Belgian Ale – Extract to Glass – Part 1 of 2

I brewed this for two reasons:
One – I was curious and love Belgian beers so I wanted to try this.
Two – This is awesome for beginners and home brewers just looking to make a quick and easy brew for friends.

If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for someone looking to do their first beer brew without headaches or problems I would highly recommend this as a first or even a second brew as the quality is awesome and anyone would be proud to share this with friends.

https://brewferm.com/pages/the-perfect-gift-for-beer-enthusiasts
Use coupon discount code BrewfermBRB10 to get 10% off your purchase! The Mother of all starter kits bundle is hands down the best deal as you get 3 brews (4 gallons each x 3) and the bottle capper with the caps!

If you love Belgian beers and want to get your feet wet brewing this is a very cheap way to start and see if you enjoy the basics while enjoying some quality beer that was very easy to make.

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Cowboy Candy with Red Ale – Jalapenos and Hungarian hot peppers


Cowboy Candy with Red Ale – Jalapenos and Hungarian hot peppers

Recipe which will make two quart Mason Jars worth:
2 lbs sliced peppers
12 ounces Red Ale (any sweet ale or Heff)
1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
4 cup of Sugar
2 tbsp of pickling spice
1 tbsp peppercorns
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp of ginger powder
2 tsp crushed garlic
2 mason jars with lids

Add the 12 oz beer to a nice simmer for a few minutes to help get rid of the carbonation and then add the 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar.
Once things are starting to bubble a little turn down the heat to a simmer and add the sugar and all other ingredients.

As for the jars they should be as sterile as possible like I added them to the boiling water for a few minutes each. Wash your peppers as much as possible and make sure your hands are clean. Trim the tops off and slice to the size desired although using a mandoline slicer is recommended for ease. Add the peppers to the simmering liquid and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes making sure everything has been cooked just enough to ensure it is sterile. Begin scopping out the peppers and add them to the jars and once all peppers have been added you can begin adding the left over liquid. Once the liquid is still very warm but not to the point it will burn you add it to both jars until filled to the top. Close and shake to get any trapped air to the top and top off both jars with the remaining liquid or apple cider vinegar and put in fridge for 2 weeks and shake periodically to move things around a bit. After two weeks…enjoy!

If you need help sourcing anything let me know but this is the mandoline I used and love to use all the time compared to many poor quality ones I’ve dealt with.
Amazing Mandoline with useful accessories
Pickling Spice 4 lbs – cheap

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