All grain beer brewing is easier than you may think
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10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 3


10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 3

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 I quickly went from a top 10 to over 100 tips, recommendations, tricks, hacks, suggestions and realized that many home brewers know some of these but not all of these.

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

1. Size Matters
2. Spare Kettle or Pot
3. Buy equipment for the long term
4. A great worth chiller is worth every dime and your time
5. Chill fast – Reduce haze and reduce infection
6. Silica Packets in DME
7. Marbles in hop sock for dry hopping
8. Avoid FAT (from food additions in beer)
9. Avoid Toxins (from food additions in beer)
10. Freeze – Thaw – Freeze

These tips will range from cleaning as this one was focused on to equipment recommendations to procedures/tricks/hacks/tips using during home brewing.

Items or Equipment used/suggested in this video:
Jaded Brewing Scylla
Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-One brewing system with recirculation pump kit
Anvil – 10 Gallon Brew Kettle

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10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 2


10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 2

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 I quickly went from a top 10 to over 100 tips, recommendations, tricks, hacks, suggestions and realized that many home brewers know some of these but not all of these.

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

1. Replace Hoses from time to time.
2. Cleaning Faucets
3. All-in-One Brewing isn’t cheating.
4. Propane Burners
5. Sharpies
6. Building a relationship with your LHBS (LHBS = Local Home Brew Shop) 7. Take recommendations with salt
8. Be Creative
9. Protect your hands
10. Brewing with Mustard

These tips will range from cleaning as this one was focused on to equipment recommendations to procedures/tricks/hacks/tips using during home brewing.

Items or Equipment used/suggested in this video:
The Multi-brush set I use for too many things to list 
24 oz professional grade spray bottles
Dip tube brushes
Oxyclean (The link below for Amazon is usually cheaper than local stores.) Starsan / Star San (Its actually two works so it helps sometimes in searches)  PBW
Tubing/hoses
Propane Burners HellFire – Top of the line.
Entry level but REALLY Nice for the price.
My Spiderman fire retardant gloves
Silicone Dog glove aka pot holders

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10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 1


10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 1

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 I quickly went from a top 10 to over 100 tips, recommendations, tricks, hacks, suggestions and realized that many home brewers know some of these but not all of these.

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

1. Keep It Clean – PBW and Star san
2. PBW Safety
3. Star San Safety
4. Star San Dangerous for Pets
5. Cleaning Bottles
6. Never use Bleach
7. Star San spray bottles
8. Keg Cleaning
9. Keg Cleaning – Check your keg
10. Clean Disconnects (special brushes)

These tips will range from cleaning as this one was focused on to equipment recommendations to procedures/tricks/hacks/tips using during home brewing.

Items or Equipment used/suggested in this video:
The Multi-brush set I use for too many things to list 
24 oz professional grade spray bottles
Dip tube brushes
Oxyclean (The link below for Amazon is usually cheaper than local stores.) Starsan / Star San (Its actually two works so it helps sometimes in searches)  PBW
Bottle Brush
SOS Pads
Bottling Tree

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How to Clean and Sanitize Beer Bottles for Home Brewing and Remove the Labels Easily.


How to Clean and Sanitize Beer Bottles for Home Brewing and Remove the Labels Easily.

What do you need?
Step 1. Used beer bottles of course.
Step 2. A bucket or large pot
Step 3. Very hot water
Step 4. A heaping table spoon of PBW or Oxyclean (Dye/Perfume Free)
Step 5. Patience
Step 6. A scrubbing sponge just for glue residue and possibly an SOS pad Step 7. More hot water
Step 8. Star San
Step 9. A bottling brush
Step 10. A bottle tree or like (optional but very useful).

Items used in this video that you might need:
Oxyclean (The link below for Amazon is usually cheaper than local stores.) 
Starsan / Star San (Its actually two works so it helps sometimes in searches.)
PBW
Bottle Brush
SOS Pads
Scrubbing Sponges (non-scratch)
Bottling Tree
Fast Rack Rinser (Not used but many people recommend for faster cleaning) 

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Transfer beer without introducing oxygen – Simple and Easy – Transfer Pump System


Transfer beer without introducing oxygen – Simple and Easy – Transfer Pump System.

The system is really easy and if you need it, get it. If you can wait I would expect lots of deals during the upcoming holidays.

Transfer Pump system I use is listed here. https://www.northernbrewer.com/products/anti-gravity-transfer-pump-kit https://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/anti-gravity-transfer-pump-kit

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