Author: Rhys Williams

Does your new brewery stand out from the flock?

I interview a lot of brewers, and often ask a simple question – “What makes your brewery unique?” And most of the time the response is the same – a bit of awkward silence, a furrowed brow, and “Good question”.

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All About Kegerator Gas Pressure

A useful article on determining line length and pressure: How do you determine your kegerator gas pressure? You’ll need to use a carbonation chart and know the brewer recommended CO2 volumes if possible. See our general recommendations. http://www.draft-beer-made-easy.com/kegeratorgaspressure.html

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Worth the Risk: Homebrewers Playing with Coolships

Home Brewing Homebrewing Features WORTH THE RISK: HOMEBREWERS PLAYING WITH COOLSHIPS All About Beer Magazine – Volume 36, Issue 1 March 1, 2015By Mary Izett Coolships are open fermentation systems that collect ambient yeast and bacteria to ferment wort. This example was built by

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Article: How to taste like a beer judge

Next Saturday aspiring home brewers from all around New Zealand will compete against each other in the country’s largest home brew competition. Organised by the consumer group the Society of Beer Advocates, this year’s SOBA National Homebrew Competition looks likely

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Wild-Fermented Beer Is the Best Way to Drink Pond Water

In Michigan’s remote Keweenaw Peninsula, Emily Geiger observes a science lab table full of beer-fermenting starter yeast. But this is no ordinary beer yeast—the culture was gathered from the shores of Lake Superior, in the Upper Peninsula, over the course

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BrewBot hopes its machine will make craft-beer brewing a breeze

DUBLIN — Today, swanky offices offer employees high-end coffee machines as a job perk. Tomorrow, if a startup called BrewBot gets its way, a beer-making machine might stand next to it. The company, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, plans to begin selling

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Article: Who is New Zealand’s Oldest ‘Craft’ Brewery?

Longevity is not the same thing as quality, especially in the beer industry. After all, Tui has been around for donkey’s years. I set out to learn which ‘craft’ brewery is the oldest because of a realisation that I could

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Article: Australia’s drawl began with boozy colonials

Australia’s drawl began with boozy colonials Australians’ distinctive accent has its origins in the “drunken slurring” of the heavy-drinking early settlers, according to a communication expert from the country. In an impassioned call for Australian schools to teach verbal expression

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Internet of Beer: Introducing Simple Beer Service

The idea was simple: we’d attach a Raspberry Pi to a kegerator. A flow meter would detect when a pour was occurring, post the data to Amazon API Gateway, and display the data on a web page. It was an

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How to Build Your Very Own Keg Fridge

IF YOU’RE SERIOUS about beer, you’re eventually going to get serious about kegs. When you do, you’ll find yourself yearning for a place to keep them cold. A keg refrigerator is the perfect home for a lonely keg, but finding a

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