Gift Buying Guide for your favorite Home-Brewer

Pro Recipe Kit Give the gift of great beer this year! T Don’t make a “clone recipe” from some of the other guys, these are the real recipes directly from the pro-brewers out there. Give the gift of kegging Someone tired of bottling? Why not check out our keg starter kit?  Our kit includes everything to keg […]

DIY Compact Glycol Chiller build

Controlling fermentation temperatures is a major improvement homebrewer’s like us can use to make better beer.  Some use chest freezers or refrigerators to control temps but if you want to do what the pro’s do you need a glycol chiller.  Commercial examples usually start close to $1000 but you can build your own for around […]

Chilling out: The exciting world of Homebrew wort chillers

The most common upgrade a new brewer gets after making a few batches of beer is a wort chiller.   There are of course DIY methods of chilling your wort such as submerging your boil kettle in a sink with ice water or sticking it out in the Snow during the winter months.   These methods get […]

Brewing a Big Beer (Brewer speak for high alcohol beers)

There is no such thing as strong beer only weak drinkers,  at least that’s why we refer to high alcohol beers as “big”.  You may have dabbled with making Pale-Ales maybe an Irish Stout or a Red ale but you long to equal those commercial breweries that make imperial stouts, imperial IPA’s, or Imperial everything!  […]

Unboxing and Set-up of the Spike Trio homebrewing system

Un-boxing and setting up of a three-vessel homebrewing system probably only happens once in a lifetime for most people and I am going to share my experience setting up my 10 Gallon Spike Trio system.  The system I decided to order is the Spike Trio 10 gallon with Pipe Thread fittings and the counter flow […]

Grape season 2021 for homemade wine is in the books!

Homemade Wine making season is now in full swing with the arrival of thousands of pounds of fresh grapes! Our grapes arrived last week and all were gone in just 2 days.  A huge thank you to everyone who came out to make our final fresh grape and wine making a success. If you have […]

Discover where our Equipment is made Spike Factory tour!

Last week I was invited up to the Spike factory in Milwaukee Wisconsin to check out their manufacturing facility and look at their Spike Trio 3 vessel brewing system.   My first impression walking into Spike was like a kid in in a candy store.  Awesome Stainless homebrewing equipment stacked floor to ceiling! Product displays and […]

Using a three vessel brewing system for the first time.

Excited, Nervous, then excited all over again.  That’s how I felt the morning I was going to be brewing the Roaring Table Pilsner recipe on the 15-gallon Blichmann pilot system.   This was my first time using what I consider the holy grail of homebrew systems, stainless steel, 3 vessels with recirculating infusions mash and all […]

How to turn a Juice bucket into amazing wine step by step instructions.

Day of Juice Pick Up 1. Check to make sure you have all your equipment. We sell Wine making starter kits that has everything you need. 2. Clean and sanitize all your winemaking tools, supplies and equipment 3. Transfer the must (your unfermented wine) to your fermenter. 4. During the transfer, add Potassium Metabisulfate solution […]

Próst! How to Ferment a Lager Beer

Lager beers are making a comeback in the world of craft beer and as a home-brewer you have the ability to make stunning lagers that can be hard to find in the commercial beer world.   This is a step by step guide on how to ferment your lager beer along with some tips and tricks […]