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Aug 28, 2009

Settling Yeast for Decanting

So you've listened to all the advice from your fellow brewers about making a yeast starter. Heck, you've made a great...

Aug 28, 2009

Making a Starter from A Bottle Conditioned Beer (Technique from "Bad" Tom Hamilton

 At some point for every brewer, you taste a beer that you want to clone or capture it's distinct yeast character. Bu...

Aug 28, 2009

CO2 Priming Rate Guide

 Desired carbonation rates: Beer Style Volumes CO2 PSI @ 40oF British –style ales 1.5 – 2.4 <5-11 ...

Aug 28, 2009

Building A Better Mashout Through Decoction

 Mashing out. Lots of homebrewers don't do it; all homebrewer's should. Why? Many reasons. First of all, raise your h...

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...
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