Why I Don’t Add Salt to My Recirculating Wort Chiller Ice Water

I’ve received a number of comments on YouTube regarding some videos I had made on recirculating wort chillers (and even on my jockey box videos) suggesting that I add salt to my ice water bath to speed up my brew day. I intentionally do not do this and ignore such advice for good reasons. Although salt […]

Why I Don’t Rack to a Secondary Fermenter

I get occasional comments on my YouTube homebrewing videos asking why I don’t rack to a secondary fermenter during fermentation and instead ferment completely in my primary fermenter before kegging. Here is why: There’s no need and is unnecessary for most beer styles. Beer not intended for bulk aging (which is most styles except for very high […]

How To Make Red Wine From Grapes: Subsequent Rackings

The fifth in the series, this video focuses on how and why you want to regularly rack your wine while it bulk ages; specifically how to rack it using an auto-siphon hose and why its a good idea to rack every few months. Fermtech Mini Auto-Siphon Watch the complete How To Make Red Wine From […]

3 Floyds Zombie Dust Clone Recipe

My own Citra hop clone of Zombie Dust by 3 Floyds Brewing Company; an American Pale Ale by one of my favorite beers by one of my favorite brewers. I have done several iterations of this recipe over the past four years making changes each time to improve it. I think it ready to share […]