Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bavarian Hefeweizen #1 – Underpitching

Another iteration in my unending pursuit of the ever drinkable Bavarian style Hefeweizen.

Brewdown Bavarian Style Hefeweizen Wheat Beer


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Continuous Sparge Arm

After a little mishap that left my kitchen covered in wort I thought it was time to finally get the sparge arm built. With a bit of left over 0.5″ 304 tubing, a CIP ball, some 1.5″ tri clamp plates and an afternoon, I set out to get one made.

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Morello Oak Saison

From a commoner’s perspective, Saison might be a confusing beer. Difficult to explain taste –¬†peppery, fruity, earthy…horse blanket?


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Compact Control Panel

One unharnessed benefit of my electric brewing setup was precise temperature control. So I took a weekend off to fabricate a PID based control panel. I wanted something compact that could sit on the countertop and be stored away when not in use. This is designed to control only one of the two heating elements during mash as well as the pump.


Brewdown Compact Counter Top Electric Brewering Control Panel 6


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