Monthly Archives: October 2011

Home Brewing Equipment Cleaning and Sterilization

Cleaning and sanitizing home brewing equipment is the most important and often most neglected step in the brewing process. If the brewing equipment is not cleaned and sanitized properly it can ruin the batch. You put hours of work into your beer, so why take a risk? Cleaning and sanitizing is easy and quick, and … Continue reading »

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Home Brewing Kit Glass Carboy Advantages

My last post discussed plastic primary fermenter options and their advantages and disadvantages. Plastic Ale Pails are cheap, easy to carry (handle), and they do a good job of shielding your brew from the sun. The next step up from a plastic Ale Pail would be a Glass Carboy. Glass Garboy Advantages:¬† Visibility¬†(watch the fermentation … Continue reading »

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Plastic Primary Fermenter Options for Home Brewing

Fermentation takes around two weeks to complete, and could take significantly longer depending on what style of beer you are making. The wort (unfinished beer) stays in the primary fermenter or carboy for this amount of time. It’s important that you choose the right primary fermenter or carboy, as your wort will be stored there … Continue reading »

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