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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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Aerating Your Beer

For some, the first thing that comes to mind when we say the word “aeration” is the process of digging up little plugs of dirt out of your backyard. While they’re not wrong, in the context of beer, it takes on a much different meaning. Yes, brewers keep aeration in mind when they mix up another batch of delicious homebrewed beer in one of our all-in-one brewing systems. Today, Bräu Supply will explain what aeration is and why it’s an important part of the homebrewing process. But What Does Aeration Even Mean? Let’s get our definitions straight before we get too much further. Generally speaking, aeration is the process in which air moves through, or is mixed with, a liquid....

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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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4 Beginner-Friendly Beers to Brew

If you love double IPAs or imperial stouts, you may be eager to try creating your favorite type of beer when you are jumping into the world of home brewing. However, when you are a beginner brewer, it is better to try a simpler style first. This will ensure that you do not get too discouraged, and that you do not waste your ingredients and efforts on a beer on your first try. You are bound to make a mistake or two during your first attempt, so it is best to go for a style of beer that is going to be more forgiving than the more complex recipes. Remember, just because a beer is simpler to make, doesn’t make...

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What Beer Should I Brew Next?

  So you just finished a batch of your favorite saison; what’s next? While the world is your oyster, you may struggle to decide which beer you should brew now that your brewing system is all squeaky clean and ready to go. Before you decide what recipe to use, you need to first determine what type of beer you want to brew. Because you are investing so much effort, time, and money into your brewing adventures, it is important to seriously consider the cornucopia of beer options you have. Read on for our guide on picking your next brew. Consider the Season Homebrewers need to think ahead when it comes to seasonal brews. You need to plan ahead to have...

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