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Supplies and info:

 

 

A very nice catalog and web site

 

A very nice catalog and web site. Also has a good forum.

 

Supply store in Columbia, MD.

 

 

Source for dispensing supplies. Least expensive I've found for gas bottles.

 

Manufacture Sanitizing, cleaning and stabilizer products (PBW, StarSan, 5.2)

 

A fine Web site and magazine.

 

Web site store and catalog

 

 

A fine catalog and Web site. They also have a forum.

 

Excellent brewing software and forum.

 

Brewing software, and a forum.

 

  • Home page for KegMan Draft Beer and Seltzer Systems, Parts and Service (checkout the FAQs)

 

 

 

An excellent book either online or hard copy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grian info:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Various links on dispensing and balancing your draft system:

 

  • How to Carbonate & Dispense FOAM FREE Beer
    The Homebrew digest.org solves all of your kegging/carbonation problems in one page! Features Carbonation chart, Beer tubing/dispensing pressure Calculator, and a HUGE troubleshooting section.

 

 

 

 

 

Yeast:

  • White Labs Yeast
  • Pitchable tubes and lots of good info

     

    Smack packs and good info

     

    For starter info see how to below

     

    Education:

     

     

     

     

     

    Basic Brewing Radio podcast

    Don't let the name fool you.  James Spencer, the host covers some advanced topics as well as the basics.  His guests have included many of the big names in brewing from "The Godfather of Homebrewing" Charlie P. to John Palmer.

     

     

     

    Grain Mills:

     

     

     

    Travel info:

    A great U.S. map resource for traveling beer lovers 

                                  and

    http://beermapping.com/us-brewery-map

     

                 

    Belgian info:

    The Multi Media Guide to Belgian Beer is a complete encyclopedia dedicated to locating, understanding, identifying, brewing, discussing and logging Belgian beer ...


    http://www.callzia.com/

    A website for Belgian beer of course

     

    Belgium for Beer Lovers. 130 breweries. Over 400 types of beer ... Yes, this is Belgium!

     

    http://www.trabel.com/brussel/brussels-cityofbeer.htm
    Museum (Grote Market 10, Grand'Place, 1000 Brussels) BRUSSELS : City of Beer. ... OTHER BEER RELATED VISITS. The Brewery

     

    Ireland info:

    http://swift.kerna.com/cat/Recreation/Pubs

    The Swift Guide to Ireland

     

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-irish-pub.htm?referrer=

    What is an Irish Pub?

     

    http://www.sceala.com/phpBB2/forum-29.html

    The Best Pubs in Ireland, Forum

     

    Misc.:
    PC Wallpaper,

    An excellent site for PC wallpaper. Interesting to look at the various ads for beers of the world.


    Molecular Expressions: The Beershots Photo Gallery
    We have arranged the beer images by country. ... The links to individual beers lead to a page describing the beer with a 30-90 Kbyte JPEG image of that beer as seen through a microscope


    Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)
    The BJCP is a non-profit organization that encourages the educational advancement of people interested in the evaluation of beer and related brewed products. ...

     


    yeast cross reference, keep in mind it may change


     FRUIT FLIES

     

    Beer , A Wikapedia definition with lots of good info

     

    The Beer Recipator
    Formulate beer recipes online using your browser. Choose from a database of recipes submitted by other homebrewers. ... Welcome to the Beer Recipator! ...


    My Life Is Beer!
    Forums COS Pub Crawl Beer Stuff, USA & Canada Beer Bottle Collection, Sorted By Brewery Sorted By Region Search Statistics See a Random Beer! Reviews, ...


    Beer Of The Month Club: Specializing in monthly gift clubs, beer club, beer of the month, monthly beer club, beer of the month clubs, beer clubs, of the month ...


    How to order a beer in 47 languages.

     

    Mikes brew page

     

    Guinness Widget

     

    Boiling and Hops....

    One of the pages from the Bavarian Brewery Technologies website, lots of good info on the other pages as well.

     

    The Brewing Network, A multimedia resource for brewers and their craft

     

    Turbotap

     

    Chapter 15 - Understanding the Mash pH

    15.4 Using Salts for Brewing Water Adjustment

     

    A nice list of links on the AHA site

     

     

    Identify commercial keg couplers:

     

    Glassware:

     

     

     

              Make your own glassware. I did and it was painless. A great company to work with, very helpfull.

              They made stencils for me to apply to pint glasses and the process was rather simple with great results.

              If you only want to make a few glasses (I did 24) this is cheaper than having them made for you.

     

              A source for printed glassware at a reasonable cost with a manageable minimum order.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Brewery

     

     

    Hopping Rates of Malt Extracts

     

    Hop Variety Specifications

     

    Recipe Formulation by Brian Smithey

     

    Measuring Beer Color by Dave Whitman

     

    The Real Beer Page

     

     

    The Hop Page by Glenn Tinseth

     

    Norm Pyle's Hops FAQ

     

    Brewing Techniques Magazine

     

     

    Recipe Formulation

     

    Brewing Ingredients

     

    Brewing Styles

     

     

    American Wheat Beers by Roger Bergen

     

    Oktoberfest Alternatives by Roger Bergen

     

    Porters: Then and Now by Roger Bergen

     

    A Stout Companion by Roger Bergen.

     

    California Steaming by Roger Bergen

     

    India Pale Ale, Part I and Part II by Thom Tomlinson

     

    American Porters by Ben Jankowski

     

    Witbier: Belgian White by Martin Lodahl

     

    Old, Strong and Stock Ales by Martin Lodahl

     

    Belgian Trappists and Abbey Beers by Martin Lodahl

     

    Kolschbier by Forrest Williams

     

    Pre-Prohibition American Lagers by George Fix

     

    Create Your Own Recipe by Jeff Frane

     

    1998 AHA Style Descriptions

     

    HOPUNION U.S.A. - Hop data and information

     

    Briess Malting Company - Product information sheets

     

    Wyeast Laboratories - Yeast

     

    White Labs - Yeast

     

    How to:

    Yeast Starter, washing, pitching rates:

     

     

     

     

    • Risk of burns from super heated water, microwave

              http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/consumer/erupted.html

     

              http://www.hoax-slayer.com/microwave-water.html

     

              http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/gen01/gen01846.htm

     

     

     

    • Stir bars for using with magnetic stirrer to make yeast starter

     

     

     

    Batch Sparging:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Motorize Your Grain Mill

     

    Pulley(sheave) and belt information calculator

     


    Understanding Malt Analysis Sheets -- How to Become Fluent in Malt Analysis Interpretation
    by Greg Noonan

     

    Found theses links for wiring a temp controller

     

    Look at these links if your thinking of building a walk in cooler or cold room:

     

     

    The following five go together:

     

     

    Force Carbonation


     

    Other folks web sites I like:

     

    Schwedhelm.net
    Another good site with lots of info and links

     

    Mikes home brewing page with lots of good info and links.

     

    Powers brewery
    This homebrewers setup has lots of good info on how and why he did it this way.

     

    A site offering many links to other home brewery setups. Great fun to look at when your planning to build your own.

     

    Hermit (Heat Exchanger Recirculating Mash Infusion Technique

    a fine site by Dennis Collins with lots of good info

     

    Jamil Zainasheff. aka MrMalty

     

    Keith Royster's RIMS

     

    Rick Calley’s RIMS

     

    McKenzie Brewing RIMS Brewing

     

    Old Station Brewing Co.

     

    Homebrew Exchange  A place to trade, talk, and live amateur-made wine and beer!

     

    George Schmidt's Brewing

     

     

     

     

    Brew Clubs:

    Libation Association

    Northern Maryland, Harford County brew club.

     

    Crabs brew

    Baltimore, Maryland

     

    Brewers United For Real Potables - Rockville, Maryland

     

    Wootown Brewers - Phoenix, Maryland

     

    Malt - The Brew Pot - Huntington House - 13031 Eleventh Street - Bowie, Maryland 20715 - 301-805-6799

     

    Midnight Homebrewers - Carroll County, Maryland

     

     

    Calculators for the new brewer that hasn't bought software yet these may be of interest.

     

    Beer Math Calculator

     

    brew calculator

     

    Homebrew Refractometer Calculations

     

    Potential Extract Tables

     

    Alcohol and calorie tables using OG and FG

     

    Proper Yeast Pitching Rates

     

    http://www.primetab.com/formulas

     

    Alcohol & Calorie Content Calculator

     

    Pulley(sheave) and belt information calculator

     

    A variety of calculators, I like the “can I mash it” to see if it will fit your mash tun

     

    A water adjustment calculator you can download, link is from podcast Basic Brewing June 15,2006

     

    Mash Residual Alkalinity Adjustment Worksheet

    bottom of page to download calculators

     

    Refractometer pre and post fermentation calculator

     

    Refractometer

     

    Forums:

    Homebrew Digest

     

    Northernbrewer Forum

     

    Homebrew Adventures Forum

     

    Midwestsupplies Forum

     

    Beer, Beer and More Beer aka B3 aka More Beer and Wine

     

     

     

    Brewing Dictionary

    See   www.answers.com   for in depth meanings

    or

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer

     

    or

    This link is a good glossary as well

    http://hbd.org/uchima/glossary/glossary.html

     

    and

    A list of acronyms in the beer world

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    Glossary of Styles

     

    Adjunct

    Something added to beer other than malt, hops, water, and yeast. Like corn or sugar

    Ale

    Top fermenting beer brewed at room temperature. Usually 68 to 72 degrees.

    All Grain

    The process of making beer with just grain. You use no DME or LME.

    Aerate

    To force air or oxygen into the wort.

    Air Lock

    A one way valve that allows carbon dioxide to escape while fermentation takes place.

    Autolysis

    http://www.answers.com/topic/autolysis

     

    The death of yeast due to shock or lack of nutrients.

     

    The destruction of tissues or cells of an organism by the action of substances, such as enzymes, that are produced within the organism. Also called self-digestion.

     

    As it relates to wine, this is the decomposition of dead yeast cells after fermentation. Through lees contact, (see sur lie), this process can impart complex flavors to wine. There is some debate as to the optimal amount of time before autolysis produces the most profound effects, so the duration of lees contact ranges from some months to many years.

    Beer

    Fermented beverage made from malt, water, yeast, and hops.

    Blow Off

    A method of expelling carbon dioxide gas by fitting tubing in the neck of the carboy and other end in pitcher of water.

    Bottle Conditioned

    Priming bottled beer with priming sugar and allowing to naturally carbonate.

    Capper

    Device used to put bottle caps on bottles.

    Carbon Dioxide

    Gas that is produced by the yeast as it consumes the malt sugar.

    Carboy

    A glass jug usually 5 to 6 1/2 gallons used to ferment beer in.

    Chill Haze

    Temporary cloudiness of beer when chilled.

    Cider

    A fermented beverage made with apple juice.

    Conversion

    Process where the starches in the grain are converted to sugar that can then be fermented.

    Dextrose

    AKA corn sugar. This is used in priming beer.

    DME

    Dried malt extract.

    Dough In

    The process of adding grain and water to the mash tun.

    Dry Hopping

    Adding hops to the secondary to add aroma to beer. Usually for a week to two weeks.

    Fermentation

    Conversion of sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol. The results of yeast.

    FG or Final Gravity

    The ending gravity of beer after fermentation.

    Finings

    Used to clear beer. Products such as Irish Moss, An edible North Atlantic seaweed (Chondrus crispus) that yields a mucilaginous substance used medicinally and in preparing jellies. Also called carrageen.

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    Isinglass, isinglass (i'z?n-glas', i'zing-) A transparent, almost pure gelatin prepared from the air bladder of the sturgeon and certain other fishes and used as an adhesive and a clarifying agent.

    Flocculation

    This is how yeast settles out after fermentation. Yeast's have different flocculation rates ie: low, med, or high

    Extract

    Malt that has been processed by mashing and comes in the form of dry or liquid.

    Extraction rate

    This is a measurement of the starches that are converted to sugar during the mash.

    Hops

    Used to give beer its flavor. Some say hops spice the beer.

    1. A twining vine (Humulus lupulus) having lobed leaves and green female flowers arranged in conelike spikes.
    2. hops The dried ripe flowers of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in the brewing industry to prevent bacterial action and add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.

     

    Hot Break

    This is the gunk that settles out in the bottom of the kettle after it is cooled.

    Hydrometer

    A device that measures the amount of sugar in water. A brewer uses this to estimate the alcohol content in beer.

    Irish Moss

    A fining that is a form of seaweed. Used to clarify beer.

    An edible North Atlantic seaweed (Chondrus crispus) that yields a mucilaginous substance used medicinally and in preparing jellies. Also called carrageen.

     

    Krausen

    Foam that appears on top of fermenting beer.

    Lager

    Bottom fermenting beer brewed at cooler temperatures. Usually 32 to 58 degrees for several weeks or longer..

    Lager

    German word meaning (to store).

    Lauter

    To separate sweet wort from the spent grains.

    Lauter Tun

    This is a vessel where the malted barley and hot water convert starch to sugar.

    LME

    Liquid malt extract.

    Lovibond

    A rating system for grain from 0 to 500+. The lower the number the lighter the color.

    Malt

    Barley that has been soaked in water, allowed to sprout, and then dried.

    Mash

    This is the grain and hot water mixture.

    Mashing

    Starch is converted to sugar by mixing hot water and malted barley.

    Mead

    A fermented beverage made from honey.

    OG or Original Gravity

    This is the gravity reading before fermentation.

    Pitch

    A term used in beer making meaning to add yeast to wort.

    Primary Fermenter

    Usually a plastic or glass container used to ferment beer in.

    Priming Sugar

    AKA corn sugar. This is used in priming beer for carbonation at bottling time.

    Proof

    A term used to check and make sure yeast is alive and healthy.

    Rack

    A term used in brewing that means to move beer from one location to another.

    Racking Cane

    A long curved plastic tube used to transfer beer from one location to another.

    Rehydrate

    To add dry yeast to boiled and cooled water to slowly come back to life before pitching into wort.

    Reinheitsgebot

    The German purity law of 1516 that states that beer can only contain water, malt, hops, and yeast.

    Rhizome

    A root cutlet from a hop plant.

    Rousing

    To agitate or create turbulence. To mix.

    Sanitizer

    Solution to kill most bacteria on equipment.

    Secondary Fermenter

    A  container (usually glass may be stainless) used to clear beer that has been racked from the primary.

    Siphon

    Used to transfer beer from one place to another.

    Skunky

    This is a term used when a beer has been subjected to too much light.

    Sparging

    The process of running hot water over spent grains to extract remaining sugar.

    Specialty Grain

    Used to give beer color without adding much fermentables.

    Starter

    Small batch of beer used to increase the amount of yeast cells.

    Strike temperature

    This is temperature you are shooting for when doing all grain. Initial infusion of  hot water to grain.

    Thermometer

    A device to measure the temperature.

    Trub

    The junk at the bottom of your pot after the boil. You should avoid adding this to the fermenter.

    Wort

    Unfermented beer.

    Wort Chiller

    A device used to cool the wort.

    Yeast

    a microorganism that eats sugar and the by products are carbon dioxide and alcohol.


     

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