Jeremy Holovacs
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Reusing bottlecaps
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If you want "recyclable" caps, you could consider bottling to 1/2 gallon growlers... 38mm "polyseal" caps are machine washable and make a decent seal.

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How should I design my new home brewing space?
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As you want to build a brewery, I am assuming you are talking about indoors. Space, ventilation, accessibility to water, and, if you're going electric, power are big considerations. The space is ...

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What are the benefits of using brewing sugar over types of sugar?
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My understanding is that is has to do with the "fermentability" of the sugar, and the flavors left behind. Dextrose (corn sugar) is popular because it has a small influence on the flavor of the beer ...

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Mash tun: slotted false bottom?
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I don't think it's an appreciable difference between slots and holes, but the slots let a slightly lower volume of liquid through, since there's less surface area opened up. If you're doing a recirc ...

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Fastest method of wort chilling
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I gravity feed a Therminator chiller from my boil kettle. With my faucet turned on halfway, I get 65 degree wort from boiling with one pass. It takes about 5 minutes to drain 5 gallons into my ...

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What to look for in a temperature controller
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I picked up a unit on ebay that came with it's own thermocouple and SSR for about $40, free shipping. You'd need to build a housing like the Love digital one, but it's a fun little project and it ...

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Do I truly need a wort chiller?
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Short answer is no... the brewmasters of ancient times certainly never had wort chillers. But if you spend all day brewing your beer, imagining what it's going to taste like, meticulously sanitizing ...

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