Monday, September 18, 2023

Beer Line Cleaner

I ran across a post on Reddit that mentioned this DIY beer line cleaner:

I spent half an hour or so putting one together. I found a pond pump in the garage and various bits of tubing, a liquid post from a damaged keg, a barbed connector that fit the liquid post, a couple of hose clamps, and it's done, easy peasy!

Just connect the liquid line in the kegerator to the pump, use the long hose on the tap, and recirculate. First with PBW, follow that with a rinse with Starsan. Here's a shot of it in action.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Batch 289, Leeser and Berry Cider

Sort of a Leeser, I guess. This recipe has diverged so far from the original, it's not really the same any more. I was out of stuff, so substituted. 10 gallon batch 21.5 lb pilsner malt - I only had about 5 lbs, so the rest is 2-row 1.5 lb white wheat - I only had a pound, oh well Mashed at some unknown temperature because I forgot to look. The mash water was at 163F, so I'm guessing low 150's. Adjusted pH to 5.3. 1.5 oz Magnum, 60 minutes - turns out I'm out of Magnum, so I used Chinook. 3 oz Saaz, 5 minutes - I only had 2 oz of Saaz, so I used that plus another 2 oz of Hallertau, both were pellets. Wyeast 1272 OG: 1.055, 1052 actual, close enough Also made a cider, usual recipe: 1 gallon (maybe a little more) of wort from the above batch 11 cans Winco frozen apple cider juice Mixed together, then added water to make 4 gallons, gravity at this point was 1.062. Oxygenated and pitched Wyeast 1272. I'll add the fruit in a week or so. This should come out at about 6.5% ABV.