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  • What’s the best combination of Brew House Vessels? July 9, 2021 Brewing - Choosing the combination of Brew House Vessels is subjective based on the type of brewing you wish to do Last week we touched on productivity and determined that having a Mash/Lauter tun, Brew Kettle and Whirlpool meant after your first brew (totalin...
  • The Mash Vessel July 5, 2021 Brewing - The Mash Vessel is the first in the brew house chain to start the magic At Specific, it traditionally comes with two Steam Jackets, (one on the bottom and one on the side), a Top Glass Manway, our signature Overboil Ring, the Mash/Hydration inlet (fo...
  • the MASH June 24, 2021 Brewing - Mashing is the term given to the start of the brewing process, where crushed grains are mixed with water to form a porridge-like mixture called the “mash” It is in the mash that malt and other cereal starches are transformed into sugars and prote...
  • Which Brew house is right for me? June 24, 2021 Brewing - Choosing the right brew house is a very important decision which depends on many factors, one of which is productivity Productivity in itself breaks down into several branches In this blog, we’ll look at speed of brewing and what vessel configu...
  • Hidden River Brewery June 21, 2021 Newsletter - Nestled along a country road in Berks County, Pennsylvania, just west of Pottstown, Brinton Lodge has a storied history beginning in the 1700s The site’s unusual architecture, eccentric history, and local legends are home to craft brewery and b...
  • Gervasi Vineyard May 18, 2021 Distilling - Gervasi Vineyard In less than a decade, Gervasi Vineyard has gone from one family’s dream to a destination for lovers of fine wine, craft spirits and dining experiences And now, Ohio’s Tuscan-inspired winery resort gives guests more luxurious rea...
  • GRIST HYDRATORS May 18, 2021 Brewing - A grist hydrator, typically an accessory for brew kettle/mash tuns, sits atop the tank and is used to rapidly hydrate the milled malt and adjuncts, as they are fed into the tun and mixed with hot, or sometimes cold, water Grist hydrators are used to ...
  • The Kansas City Bier Company April 29, 2021 Customer Feature - The Kansas City Bier Company Since 2014, Kansas City Bier Co has pursued a simple mission: to brew authentic-tasting German-style bier with the same character, flavor and freshness as the bier brewed and consumed in Germany using traditional German b...
  • It’s all in the GRIST! April 29, 2021 Brewing - The Importance of GRIST in the Brewing Process Grist or “ground grist” refers to malt and cereal that is ground (milled) in the brewhouse by a malt mill at the beginning of the brewing process The mills can be of various designs and contain one, ...
  • Spunding Device April 5, 2021 Brewing -   Spunding is a process often used by lager brewers to naturally carbonate their beer A device called a spunding valve is attached to the tank late in fermentation, when most of the sugars in the wort have been processed by the yeast The spundin...