Final Cleaning of the Brewrig

 

Doing the final cleaning of the home brewing system.  After cleaning out all of the kettles and the chiller, I fill a bucket and throw in a scoop of PBW. I enable the RIMS system and have it circulate the water and PBW in the bucket.  I bring the water temp up to about 1ooF happens pretty quickly since it is only about 3 gallons of water.  I let it circulate for about 5 minutes once I have hit my desired temperature and let the PBW do its magic.  After that I break down the homebrewing RIMS system scrub everything, reassemble and flush with clean water.

Yeast Starter

St Patrick please bless this beer! Making a Yeast Starter for my Hazy IPA tomorrow. I am using the wyeast London ale III 1318 yeast for this batch. I will let the starter go for about 24 hours and then pitch tomorrow.

 

Below is another animation of the stir plate about 10 hours after creating the yeast starter.  If you are seeing foam at the top of your starter at this point that is a great sign.  I usually turn off the plate for about 30 minutes just to check for signs of life.  If you are seeing bubbles and foam it means your yeast is alive, active and healthy.  If after 10 hours on a stir plate, at a reasonable temperature (62F-75F for an ale) and you are not seeing any bubbles, I would consider getting new yeast as it is either dead or not to the point it needs to be to ferment.  Keep in mind that yeast has a shelf life, and that it is a living organism that requires certain conditions to stay alive.  Living in Southern California, I am very cautious about ordering yeast online because there have been about 5 separate occasions where my yeast was destroyed in transit because of heat.  If you ever receive a bloated yeast packet, always do a starter just to insure that it is still viable before pitching.  If I am going to order yeast online, I try to make sure that the regional weather will be moderate. One other thing, while on the stir plate, I keep my flask wrapped in a towel during the daytime to help prevent in oxidization impact on the yeast from the sun light.

 

Homebrewing Yeast Starter and Magnetic Stir Plate

Homebrewing Yeast Starter and Magnetic Stir Plate

 

#homebrew #homebrewing #beer #yeast #starter #homebrewer

Save 10% On March Home Brewing Pumps – March Madness Homebrew Sale at MoreBeer!

March Brewing Pumps Sale - Save 10% With This MoreBeer.com Coupon Code

March Brewing Pumps Sale – Save 10% With This MoreBeer.com Coupon Code

Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
Promo Codes for the Month of March, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 3-16-2017 to 3-17-2017
Promotion Details: Save 10% On March Home Brewing Pumps
Promo Code: PUMPMADNESS
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description: If you act now you can save 10% on March Home Brewing Pumps. March is the real deal when it comes to home brewing pumps.  They have been making food grade transfer pumps for years and have mastered the process. This MoreBeer promo code works for the full line of March Homebrewing pumps that MoreBeer carries, all the way from the entry level to March’s stainless steel nano brewery pump. To top things off, you even get free shipping. Click the link below for all of the details on this MoreBeer.com Promo Code.

MoreBeer.com March Madness Sale

March Brewing Pumps

March Brewing Pumps

Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  HomeBrewingCoupon.com

#homebrew #homebrewing #homebrewer #beer #brewing #home #brewing #brewer #deal #more #beer #morebeer.com #promo #coupon #code #pumps #march

More Beer Promo Code For $10 Off A Keg King CO2 Regulator – Save 25% Today Only

More Beer Promo Code For $10 Off A Keg King CO2 Regulator - Save 25% Today Only #co2 #regulator #beer #draft #system

More Beer Promo Code For $10 Off A Keg King CO2 Regulator – Save 25% Today Only #co2 #regulator #beer #draft #system

Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
Promo Codes for the Month of March, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 3-8-2017
Promotion Details: More Beer Promo Code For $10 Off A Keg King CO2 Regulator
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description: More Beer Promo Code For $10 Off A Keg King CO2 Regulator – Save 25% Today Only. For just $39 you will get the Keg King MKIII Dual Gauge gas regulator which featured  a large body and precision diaphragm, this regulator provides high flow rates and very accurate adjustment. One of the most common failures in gas regulators occurs because of contamination in the seat or seat cap assembly. The MKIII provides a second sintered filter on the underside of the seat cap assembly to help prevent this contamination. Also the seat cap assembly is fully encapsulated, reducing the chance of contamination if the regulator is opened to be serviced. This Keg King CO2 regulator features:
  • 0 – 50 PSI
  • 1/4 in Barb
  • Improved seat and seat cap design
  • UHMWPE gasket provides a better seal
  • Fully encapsulated seat assembly helps prevent contamination

MoreBeer.com Coupon Code Keg King CO2 Regulator

Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  HomeBrewingCoupon.com

#homebrew #homebrewing #homebrewer #beer #brewing #home #brewing #brewer #deal #more #beer #morebeer.com #promo #coupon #code #kegking #keg #king #co2 #regulator #draft

Start Brewing Beer at Home for Just $44 with this MoreBeer.com Promo Code

Start Brewing Beer at Home for Just $44

Start Brewing Beer at Home for Just $44

Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
Promo Codes for the Month of March, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 3-6-2017
Promotion Details: Start Brewing Beer at Home for Just $44
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description: If you have been wanting to try your hand at brewing your own beer but have not wanted to make a big investment in homebrewing gear, this is your chance.  With this More Beer promo code, you can get a 1 gallon IPA homebrewing starter kit for just $44! This 1 Gallon IPA Home Brewing Starter Kit is about the easiest way to get started home beer brewing! This More Beer Home Brew Starter Kit allows you to craft beer right in your kitchen in just a few hours!
MoreBeer’s thoughtfully crafted Ingredient beer refill kits include everything you need for your batch, from grain bag to bottle caps. Unlike some other manufacturers there are no costly add-on packages needed to complete the brewing process. More Beer has a full line of home brewing recipes that span a wide range of classic and modern beer styles. If you’ve ever thought about brewing your own beer at home, there’s no reason to hesitate any further. This is the starter kit you’ve been waiting for. Here is what the kit comes with:
  • Wide Mouth, Easy-To-Clean 1 Gallon Fermenter Jar
  • Fermenter Jar Lid w/ 3-Piece Airlock
  • Mini Auto-Siphon makes transfers a breeze
  • Food-Grade Transfer Tubing
  • Premium, Spring-Loaded Bottle Filling Wand
  • Bottle Capper
  • Sanitizer Concentrate
  • American IPA Recipe Kit (see below for more info)
  • Specialty Steeping Grains
  • Fermentable Malt Extract
  • Brewer’s Hops
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Disposable Grain Bag (for Steeping Grains)
  • Carbonation Drops
  • Bottle Caps

American IPA
This India Pale Ale features the clean bitterness of Magnum hops and healthy dose of the flavors and aromas of Cascade: arguably the hop behind the modern craft beer movement.

Color/Body: Amber/Medium
Bitterness: Very High
Estimated Alcohol: 6%

MoreBeer.com Coupon Code Homebrewing Starter Kit

Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  HomeBrewingCoupon.com

#homebrew #homebrewing #homebrewer #beer #brewing #home #brewing #brewer #deal #more #beer #morebeer.com #promo #coupon #code #starter #kit

Getting ready for the next batch of homebrew.

Getting ready for the next batch of Homebrew. Cleaned up the Brewing rig and made a small modification to the controller changing out one of the buttons and heading in to the back to ensure that the electronics do not get too hot.

Next step is brewing up a batch. I’m going to try my first attempt at a Vermont Style cloudy IPA. I will be sure to post the recipe if it works out.

Save Big with Free Shipping on Orders of $49+ – HomebrewSupply.com Promo Codes

Save Big with Free Shipping on Homebrewing Orders of $49+

Save Big with Free Shipping on Homebrewing Orders of $49+

Promo Code for the Month of  February, 2017
Homebrew Promo Code Date: 2-23-2017 to 2-28-2017
Coupon Details: Get a Free Refurbished Keg with the Purchase of a GrainFather
Homebrewing Supply Coupon CodeFREESHIP – CLICK HERE
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock

Coupon Description: Right now you can get free shipping at Homebrew Supply and save a bundle.  Homebrewing recipe kits are eligible for the free shipping offer so stock up and save while you can.  They also have several other great home brewing offers going.  I personally just picked up an inkbird homebrewing temperature controller and a Crazy Hazy IPA – Vermont style hazy IPA beer kit which I can’t wait to brew!

HomebrewSupply.com Free Shipping Promo Code

Homebrew Supply Promo Code found at:  https://www.homebrewingcoupon.com

#homebrewing #homebrewsupply #home #brewing #homebrew #Beer #brewing #making #brewer #supply #equipment #kits #promo #coupon #code #free #shipping

Get Free Shipping with this Midwest Supplies Coupon

Get Free Shipping with this Midwest Supplies Coupon #homebrew #homebrewing #midwest #supplies #midwestsupplies.com #promo #coupon #code #homebrewer

Get Free Shipping with this Midwest Supplies Coupon #homebrew #homebrewing #midwest #supplies #midwestsupplies.com #promo #coupon #code #homebrewer

Midwest Supplies  Promo Code

Limited time coupon code from MidwestSupplies.com – Midwest Supplies
Promo Code for the Month of  February 2017
Coupon Code Date: 2-13-2017 to 2-14-2017
Promotion Details: Get Free Shipping on Orders Over $49
Coupon Code:  LOVEBEER

Right now at Midwest Supplies you can earn free shipping on order over $49. This is the MidwestSupplies.com free shipping promo code for Valentines Day.  If you are looking for even greater savings, I recommend you check out some of the offers from MoreBeer.com  and HomebrewSupply.com. More Beer offers free shipping Every Day on your home brewing orders over $59 and has the best customer service in the business. Not to mention, they are not owned by AB InBev! To take advantage of this midwestsupplies.com coupon code, enter LOVEBEER at checkout.

MidwestSupplies.com Free Shipping Promo Code

Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  HomebrewingCoupon.com

#homebrew #homebrewing #midwest #supplies #midwestsupplies #promocode #promo #promotional #coupon #homebrewer #free #shipping

Coal Miner’s hands vanilla porter Homebrew

The latest batch of Homebrew is all finished up. Poured out several pints of coal miner’s hands last night. Some friends and I brewed up this robust vanilla porter and it was enjoyed by all. It is always nice changing people’s impression about what a Porter or Stout taste like if they are new to craft beer. It seems like people often don’t give dark beers a chance because of preconceptions. For me Porters and Stouts are a couple of my favorite styles of beer. In my opinion the batch came out great and I will do my best to get the recipe posted here in a couple of days for anyone who is interested.