Kegerator Tubing – Barbed vs Flare Fittings – what should you use?

Pictured: Four way CO2 Manifold via William’s Brewing I think that the general consensus among homebrewers and home kegerator builders is that… MFL/Flare/Swivel connections are superior to barbed connections.  That’s just my read on the situation, no scientific basis for that statement.  After all, MFL swivel thingies look cool, they’re easy to attach and you […]

Finding Harder To Find Yeast Strains – Bootleg Biology, The Yeast Bay, East Coast Yeast and More

White Labs and Wyeast are pretty well ubiquitous.  Most shops carry both or at least one of these great lineups.  In addition to their many regular options, both companies periodically have special seasonal releases.  They produce outstanding yeast, bacterias and blends. If you’re looking to try something new… This post aims to help you find […]

Finding Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels for Your Homebrew!

Pictured: Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels via Adventures in Homebrewing Used 5 gallon whiskey barrels are very popular for homebrewers.  Brewers use them to age stouts and porters, age other beer styles, make sour beers and more. This is one case of a smaller item being more coveted than a larger one.  Most distilleries use larger 10 […]

Canada: Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure.  If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled.  It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg. Are you a US Homebrewer? Check out the US Version of this Post […]

Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

Pictured: Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing White 20 Pounds via eBay – I’m not suggesting that you buy this.  Read the tip below. For years, I have suggested to homebrewers that bottle – make friends with your local craft beer bartenders.  Especially beer spots that carry heavy glass, refillable German and Belgian types of bottles.  These […]

Homebrew Finds for Canadian Homebrewers!

Pictured: Electronic Activation Key for BeerSmith 2 via Brew Hardware – electronic delivery The majority of Homebrew Finds Readers are from the US.  Having said that we do have a good number of readers from Canada.  If you are from Canada, you may be thinking, what’s here for me?  Plenty! Resource Posts and Reviews:  Many […]

Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

When it comes to storing grain and DME, we’re concerned about keeping ingredients fresh minimizing oxygen and moisture exposure.  We’re also interest in keeping Grain and DME away from possible pests.  Beyond that convenient access and efficient use of space are issues to consider.  This post also includes some tips and general sizing guidelines. Buckets for […]

Battery Replacement Guide for Engbird IBS-TH1 Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps]

Temperature & Humidity Smart Sensor IBS-TH1 With Outside Probe for Food Storage Brewing Pet Instrument (IBS-TH1+Probe) by Engbird One phone can connect more than one IBS-TH1 at the same time. And one IBS-TH1 can be connected with more than one phone at the same time. Data record intervals can be set to 10s、30s、1min、2min、5min、10min、30min. Data is […]