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Aug 28, 2009

Yeast Recovery System

 Those of us who brew big beers and pitch a lot of yeast know all about blow off. That wonderful frothy head that gro...

Aug 28, 2009

Using a Cornelius Keg as an HLT

Many home brewers don’t have the room or desire to set up a three-tiered brewing system. Here is an easy way to elimi...

Aug 28, 2009

Stove Top Stuffing - Modified Decoction Mashes for Weak Stoves

 Many of us out there are forced by fate to brew on the meager fire of an ordinary kitchen range. Far from the jet-wa...

Aug 28, 2009

Organizing Your Brew

Something funny seems to happen when brewers get to the boil, they get distracted and disorganized. The Phantom’s see...

Aug 28, 2009

How to turn a Refrigerator into a Kegerator

  Thinking of turning an ordinary fridge into a kegerator? It is cheaper and easier than you think. First, find the r...

Aug 28, 2009

Getting Those Kegs Ready

Kegging is one of those great Hallelujah moments for brewers. Why would I ever go back to bottling now? But while the...

Aug 28, 2009

Forced Ferment Test

    We’ve all had that moment of panic and doubt. You brewed a beer that’s stuck up higher than you’d like. Was the b...

Aug 28, 2009

Foil Diffuser for Sparging

The Phantom Brewer has been quoted in the past saying that Aluminum Foil is duct tape for homebrewers.” This tip come...

Aug 28, 2009

Draining Carboys Fast

TPB brings you two tips this month, both to help you get those carboys empty quick by avoiding the glugs. Those press...

Aug 28, 2009

Dissolving Sugar in the Boil Cleanly

This tip comes to the Phantom Brewer courtesy of Dave Mathis of BJ’s Brewhouse.     Many of us use candi sugar in our...

Aug 28, 2009

Cold Soaking Dark Grains To Adjust Your Beer Color

 It happens to all of us at some time. That beer that you wanted brown is copper instead or maybe your stout is just ...

Aug 28, 2009

Clean that Kettle - Beerstone

Beerstone. No matter how much you much how you squeeze it, you'll never get beer from it. Beerstone, the colloquial t...
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