Royk Wit

Being my gateway beer as a young Coors Light transitional, I always try to keep an iteration of the supremely drinkable Belgian Wit on hand.

BrewDown Belgian Witbier Royk Wit Wyeast 3944 Coriander Orange Peel All Spice

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Waking the Dead – 0% viability yeast

In my impassioned and unending pursuit of brewing the perfect Bavarian Hefeweizen I have arrived at a very comforting place as a brewer. One which calls for a looser grip on the reigns in the name of experimentation. For this brew, that call arrived as a drastic under pitching of yeast.

0% Via Small

 

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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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BIAB Kettle Stand

After a few counter top brews it was time to give the kettle some legs of its own. The stand was next in line for a few reasons. I wanted be able to see over the top, avoid slogging around 45 Lbs of stainless steel every time I needed to move it and provide a more stable base to 95 Lbs of boiling, sticky wort.

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Classic Belgian Wit

 

7lozjog

 

Recipe – Designed to be a classic, yeast forward, easy summer drinker. Light body, fairly dry and all around tasty. Candi sugar was added to help dry out the beer and keep a crisp body.

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Converting a Keg to an Electric BIAB System

While not the prettiest, it’s damn hard to beat the utility of a keg as a brew vessel. Thick walled, rigid and a fifteen gallon capacity.  My homebrewery will be based around an electric, keg built BIAB system with a 13 gallon output.

 

Purchased a defunct keg and set straight into cutting a hole in the top.

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