DIY Chiller Efficiency

I have been consumed, well, maybe not consumed (I’m sure that’s how my wife would put it), but rather industrious with my DIY chiller project. Starting out with a simple Coleman 48qt cooler, I built a cooling system to keep fermenters and carboys cool without having to keep a second

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Its 108º Is Your Carboy Cool?

Its 108º here today. What happened to that “Godzilla of El Nino’s” we were supposed to get anyway? If you live in Southern California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico or wherever the thermometer reads 100º+, and your fermenter is even sweating, then let Rube Goldberg help. This is a simple chiller

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Mead House Cherry

This is a recipe that Bob put together for the show and executed live during episode 12. Episode 13 will have secondary additions you can make to add different characteristics and flavors. Equipment: Sanitizer 5 gallon bucket w/lid and airlock Hydrometer and test jar Long handled slotted spoon or preferably a

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Cherry Melomel Part 2

On the next show, 6-21, we will continue the Cherry Mead recipe and talk about possible additions to make in secondary. Below are some notes for part two, feel free to copy and paste if you need. So now we have the must all mixed and fermenting in primary. We diluted the

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On Air 6-14-16: Cherry Recipe

Join us Tuesday night, 6-14 for a live recipe build. Chris will be putting together a cherry mead live during the show. Also, Jeff Shouse completes his nutrient experiment, and has some surprising results. Bochet’s and Braggots, using caramelized honey and hops in your mead. You might be surprised what

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