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Dude Your Beer Line Stinks! Wash It Out!

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Every so often beer lines need to be cleaned. They can get so dirty the poured beer will smell and taste funny. This is a normal issue that all home brewers, bars, and restaurants have to contend with. The off colored crystalline sediment is officially known as beer stone (Calcium Oxalate). ...

Why Kegging Home Brewed Beer Just Feels Right

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Cracking open that first bottle of your own home brew is a satisfying feeling and a great accomplishment. The rush of CO2 as the seal is broken, the anticipation, the smell, and ohh the taste, and mmmm another sip... Along the same lines, your first pour of kegged beer will be ...

Beer on the Go in PET Bottles

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Check out this nifty method of packaging beer from the keg into light weight plastic bottles. I started kegging after almost 2 years of bottling. I fell in love with the fact that I now had one big "bottle" to clean and sanitize rather than about 50. One of the challenges that ...

Draft Beer At Home – Keezer Build With Collar

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Close your eyes and imagine your personal in home bar, complete with a draft system, stocked full of home brew!.... Congratulations! You are thinking of a Keezer! Here's how to build one: What the heck is a keezer?  Very simply, a keezer is a chest freezer that has been converted ...

Using a mini-fridge as a keezer FAIL

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

In an attempt to save money, space, and time, I thought it would be a good idea to buy a mini-fridge online for use as a keezer or fermentation chamber. Turned out there was not enough room. All mini-fridges have a hump inside them where the compressor and fan are located. ...

Moldy Wet Keezer Solution

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Here's quick tip for your keezer if you are having moisture or mold problems. Purchase a moisture absorbing product like DampRid or DryRid and drop it in your keezer (clean your keezer first if it is moldy). You can find DampRid or a similar product at your local hardware ...

I love my Keezer

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Home brewers who keg their beer have a keezer or kegerator to keep it cold. Kegerator = keg + refrigerator Keezer = kegerator + freezer Keezer = the place where my beer is kept cold and on tap I prefer the Keezers, not to be confused with Geezers... A kegerator or keezer can also double ...

How to bottle beer from the keg

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Once a brewer begins kegging, he/she will never go back to bottling, or will they? There is something to be said for the convenience of bottled beer. It travels well, it can be given as a gift and it is the only way to get it to a ...

Getting A Good Pour – Kegged Beer CO2 Line Length and Pressure

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

There are several variables that play a role in achieving this goal, AND you will need a calculator! Factors that play a role in the quality of your pour are the following: Beer Temperature: This will affect how readily the beer absorbs CO2. Colder beer absorbs CO2 into solution more ...

Beer styles and relative CO2 levels

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

To begin, consider a brief refresher from chemistry class. Gases dissolve into liquids; the amount of gas that can be dissolved into a liquid is inversely proportional to that liquid’s temperature. At one extreme, boiling liquids contain very little dissolved gases; most home brewers know this, either directly or indirectly ...

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