Category Archive: Making Equipment

Add a Bulkhead to Your Brewing Vessels

Why do I Need a Ball Valve? Until you have a bulkhead and ball valve in your kettle, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a simple addition that changed the way I brew. Installing a weldless bulkhead is not complex. If you already have a drill, everything else is linked below.I drilled 13/16” hole for …

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Hop Poles and Iron Brewer 2015

Bringing Hops Home My mother-in-law has grown hops at her house for me for the last several years. This year, I am establishing a small hop garden in my back yard. I started with two varieties: cascade and centennial. They’ve been in the ground a bit more than a month at this point, and the …

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Harvesting Hop Rhizomes – Homebrew Wednesday #11

A quick video where I talk about harvesting hop rhizomes in the springtime. The audio isn’t the greatest, but I hope it comes through.

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