My Grainfather is Broken

My Grainfather is Broken

Mid brew, grain all nicely bedding in, recirculation pump on but the temperature was dropping. What was wrong with my trusty grainfather that had done so many brews? I’ve had my grainfather for many years, I was quite an early…

How to Build a Wort Chiller

How to Build a Wort Chiller

Since I started all grain brewing I’ve ¬†always used the ‘no chill’ method of cooling my worth after boiling. This involved simply filling a plastic jerry can with the hot wort and letting it cool overnight before pitching the yeast….

Using a Refractometer in Brewing

Essential Homebrew Equipment – Refractometer

A refractometer is one of the pieces of brewing equipment I bought on a whim but it turned out to be a great purchase. Checking the gravity of your wort while you’re brewing is a fairly important factor in producing…

Making a Hop Tea

Making a Hop Tea

For my American Pale Ale recipe rather than dry hopping I thought I’d give making a hop tea a try to add that extra hop boost I was looking for. A hop tea is an infusion of hops and water,…