All grain beer brewing is easier than you may think
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10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 7


10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 7

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. Soda Steam
2. Scrub Brushes – Right size for the right job.
3. Long handled SS perforated spoon.
4. Pyrex.
5. Funnel with filter.
6. Beer Kits – Take your time.
7. Beer Kits – Read, Read, and Read.
8. Modifying Beer Kits.
9. Avoid dumping sugar into your brews.
10. Bulk Priming

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

Links to hardware recommended in this video:
Soda Stream bundle kit with gas and bottles

Soda Stream basic kit
 
Soda Stream bottles

Brush Set

Bottle Brush

Carboy Brushes

36″ hose brush

Carboy Cleaner

Perforated spoons type 1

Perforated spoons type 1
Funnels for brewing with strainers/filters 1
Funnels for brewing with strainers/filters 2
Funnels for brewing with strainers/filters 3

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10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 6


10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 6 – Tips 51-60

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. Don’t use abrasives on Stainless Steel.
2. Water choices for new home brewers.
3. Water is your friend.
4. Brown Bottles.
5. Allow fermentation to complete 100%.
6. Consider Cask & Bottle Conditioning yeast when bottling heavily filtered / clarified beer.
7. Avoid UV light direct and indirect.
8. A secondary isn’t needed for most home brews.
9.Avoid adding water in any large quantity to your beer after or even during fermentation.
10. Aging your beer.

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

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Red Velvet Stout – Brewed on Anvil Foundry & Chilled with Jaded Brewing Scylla – Part 2 of 2


Red Velvet Stout – Brewed on Anvil Foundry & Chilled with Jaded Brewing Scylla – Part 2 of 2

Essentially we’re brewing a Milk Stout or Oatmeal Stout based on how your looking at it but the goal is to build an amazingly velvet chocolate stout to help carry the Red Velvet flavoring which will be added as a back sweetening using Amoretti Red Velvet natural flavoring.

Recipe for a 5.25 gallon batch for the Red Velvet Stout:
6 lbs Maris Otter
2 lbs Munich I
1 lb Flaked Oats
1 lb Vienna Malt
12 oz Chocolate Wheat
12 oz Pale Chocolate
4 oz Caramel 80L
1 oz Columbus hops 16.2 A added at 65 minutes before flame out

Last 10 minutes:
1/2 Whirlfloc tablet
12 oz Lactose Sugar (last 10 minutes)
1 heaping tsp of Wyeast Yeast Nutrient

Omega 048 British XI Yeast

Equipment I used to brew this batch of beer:
Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-One brewing system with recirculation pump kit
Jaded Brewing Scylla
Awesome propane burner – Great quality.
Anvil 10 gallon Brew Kettle
Five Star Super Moss HB
Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
Hop filter for brewing
Glass Carboy
Plastic Carboy for measuring
Tilt Hydrometer during fermentation
Best Hydrometer I’ve ever used and a great company

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10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 5


10 Home Brewing Tips, Recommendations, and Hacks – Week 5 – Tips 41-50

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. Under Pitch vs Over Pitch.
2. Picking Yeasts and beer styles when you don’t have a temperature controls.
3. New Brewers should start with dry yeasts.
4. Consider a blow off tube for the first 24 hours of fermentation.
5. Always do a yeast starter for liquid and Kveik yeasts.
6. Always have a yeast backup plan.
7. Always aerate your wort.
8. Avoid aerating your wort after fermentation.
9. Yeast Matters!
10. Adding oxygen to wort within 24 hours of fermentation.

There have been many but this is the one I believe I remember from what I was trying to get across in #10
http://brulosophy.com/2020/02/03/wort-aeration-single-vs-double-dose-of-oxygen-in-a-high-og-ale-exbeeriment-results/

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

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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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