My 10 Gallon Brewery: Overview & First Brew Day

In this culmination of my 5 to 10 gallon brewery upgrade project, I walk through the new brew system layout showing how the individual components (DIY mash lauter tun, DIY hot liquor tank, custom 20 gallon Spike Brewing kettle, pumps, valves, and hoses) work together to brew my first beer (an American Amber Ale) on it.

Also shown is the Spike Brewing CF10 Conical Fermenter on loan from Spike Brewing for a separate review video that is due out soon.

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2 comments

  1. Larry, great video on your new 10 gallon brewhouse! How pleased were you with the whirlpool you were able to achieve with the pump and added port on the brew kettle? Did it produce the trub cone well enough? It looked like you might have to leave a decent amount of wort behind. I’m anxious to hear how the fermentor worked out.

    1. Very pleased. The wort chilled down faster than it’s ever chilled even with my old 5 gallon batches, and it concentrated most of the trub in the center. Was a very nice cone at first then slumped as the wort level drained around it. I measured 5 quarts of dead space in the kettle prior to brewing and accounted for it in my brewing recipe template. I ended up with 12.5 gallons into the fermenter which was nice.

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