The Pico Pro: A Hands On Review

My review, and walk through, of using the Pico Pro by PicoBrew to brew a beer with one of their prepackaged PicoPaks. The PicoPak I chose for this video was ‘Heroes Never Die‘ by Beer Army Foundation; a pale ale. I also designed my own Freestyle PicoPak and plan to do a follow up video […]

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 […]

My Spike Brewing 20 Gallon Custom Kettle

The 4th component in my 5 to 10 gallon brewery upgrade project is my new 20 gallon 3-port stainless steel brew kettle from Spike Brewing. See why I bought it and what I like about it. Here is the custom design specification from Spike for my kettle: Watch the entire ‘Brewery Upgrade: 5 to 10 […]

How to Make an Immersion Chiller: A DIY Project

A tutorial on how to build an immersion wort chiller suitable to chill ten gallons of hot wort down to yeast pitching temperature. This is the third component in my 5 to 10 gallon brewery upgrade project. Watch the entire ‘Brewery Upgrade: 5 to 10 Gallon Capacity Expansion Project’ Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJGQZwp3xofsQgICY3FvrJSJdbeDTa_RC Immersion Chiller Calculator (Excel […]

Building a Hot Liquor Tank: A DIY Project

An easy step-by-step tutorial on converting a 10 gallon beverage cooler into a Hot Liquor Tank (HLT) for all grain brewing. This is another component in my 5 to 10 gallon brewery upgrade project. Companion Mash Lauter Tun Video: https://youtu.be/iWq3e03ycQQ Full DIY Project Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJGQZwp3xofv5vzfq3xD-_RUEemsZi1yU Parts List: 10 gallon Beverage Cooler (Igloo) 1/2″ Brass Ball […]

Building a Mash Tun: A DIY Project

As part of my 5 to 10 gallon brewery upgrade project, this step-by-step tutorial on making your own mashtun/lautertun from a picnic cooler will allow you to mash enough grain for ten gallon batches of beer. Featured is a homemade CPVC manifold for separating the wort from the grain and how to add a ball […]