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Unibräu Brewers Group

One of our Unibräu customers has started a Unibräu Brewers group, and I wanted to share this with you all.  It's a great resource for people to share their experiences, recipes and troubleshoot. I'm planning on being active on this group, and I encourage you all to join it.  Just click on the link, and please join!

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Where To Measure The Temperature In The Mash

This question comes up a lot with our customers, and getting an accurate reading can be a challenge for beginning brewers.  If you are like me, you're reading the temperature from a handheld device, and then measuring the temperature coming out from under the mash tun plate, or in our case the grain basket in one of our all-in-one brewing systems, and they can be different.  So which one is correct? I realized after learning to brew, that if one knew something in the field of thermodynamics, they had a head start.  I'm not an engineer, but through a lot of research and trial and error, I believe I can contribute to the subject.  At Bräu HQ I happen to...

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Assembling the Temperature Control Kit

This video demonstrates how to assemble the temperature control kit.  The temperature control kit allows the flow of water through the jacket or coil of our Unitank/Unibräu Pro brewing system to effectively regulate the fermentation temperature.  It can be used with our ETC controller, and for breweries that experience extreme temperature change can be used in conjunction with our heating elements to safely regulate temperature without killing the yeast in your fermenter. Related Video and Blog post: Managing Fermentation Temperatures Using The Temperature Control Kit And ETC Controller  Perfect Fermentation Temperature Control With Multiple Fermenters At Varying Temperatures

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Managing Fermentation Temperatures Using The Temperature Control Kit And ETC Controller

This video describes how to manage fermentation temperatures using the Temperature Control Kit with the ETC brewing controller.  Feel free to leave us comments and suggestions below. Related video and blog post:   Perfect fermentation control with multiple fermenters at varying temperatures ETC controller features and benefits  Assembling the temperature control kit  

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The evolving role of Women in the craft beer brewing industry

Until the 15th century, beer brewing was a woman's job. Women brewers were known as 'Alewives" or 'Brewsters', producing beer made from ingredients like corn, oat, wheat & honey. The stereotypical hat and broomstick depiction of a witch resembled medieval beer makers. They used a black cauldron to brew beer, wore pointed hats so they could stand out in crowds and usually kept a cat to drive rodents away from their grains. When the product was ready to be sold, they let customers know by driving a tall broomstick-like 'ale stake' into the ground outside their door. During the Industrial Revolution, brewing became a male dominated industry but it seems brewing is in our blood, and women are revisiting it...

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