Brewing with Propane No More: Natural Gas Conversion

While I have been brewing with the Grainfather (all electric) for the past year, I’ve seen both a need and desire to go back to brewing on a burner occasionally. One of the biggest frustrations with regular burner brewing is making sure you have enough propane on hand to finish the job. We recently moved to Texas, and the home we bought has a natural gas bib under the covered patio = perfect time to convert from propane to natural gas.

Recipe: Grapefruit Sculpin Clone

Note: this is an updated recipe based on several attempts. I have made adjustments, and added some recommendations just above the recipe below. If you brew this based on the recipe below and the notes, you will have an unbelievable grapefruit IPA that is nearly identical to Grapefruit Sculpin! We are now drinking one of […]

Fermentation Chamber Build

I have a chest freezer that I’ve been using for a fermentation chamber for some time now, but it is small and has a shelf in the bottom which only gives me room for one carboy/brew bucket with a blowoff tube (not enough clearance for a air lock). Applying a collar, similar to what I did with my keezer build, I build a fermentation chamber which will fit two carboys/buckets, and it took me less than a few hours.

Recipe and Brew Day: Oatmeal Stout

I brewed an Oatmeal Stout with a first time brewer – my cousin Luke, when he came to visit for an extended weekend. We did an all grain brew and he got to jump in on all the fun parts of brewing (mashing, boiling, sampling home-brews throughout the process) while avoiding the not so fun parts: cleaning equipment!

Recipe: Grapefruit Sculpin Clone

Note: this is an updated recipe based on several attempts. I have made adjustments, and added some recommendations just above the recipe below. If you brew this based on the recipe below and the notes, you will have an unbelievable grapefruit IPA that is nearly identical to Grapefruit Sculpin! We are now drinking one of our […]

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