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  • Trade Show Season August 26, 2021 Uncategorized - We are in the thick of it, having just come off the floor of the American Distilling Institute’s annual Distilling convention, this year located in Louisville, Kentucky Our booth was impressive and featured a still that will be going to one of ...
  • Cactoctin Creek Distillery August 26, 2021 Customer Feature - Located in Purcellville, VA, Catoctin Creek® was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition Pronounced Ka-TOCK-tin, the name derives from the Indian tribal name “Kittocton...
  • DECOCTION MASHING August 26, 2021 Brewing - Various recipes call for “decoction” mashing, this is a process that involves pumping about 1/3 of the mash from the vessel it was pumped into, to another vessel where it is boiled and mixed, then returned to the original vessel and mixed...
  • STEP MASHING July 29, 2021 Brewing - Certain recipes call for different treatments of the mash In “step” mashing, the mash is heated to different temperature profiles and then allowed to rest A “Ramp/Soak” temperature controller can be programmed by the brewer to...
  • Driftwood Brewery July 29, 2021 Customer Feature - Driftwood Brewery was born with the idea that “We want to consume food and drink that we have a connection with and that brings us joy” They thought that if they cared about quality and locality – other people in Victoria might as well ...
  • 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 Customer Feature - 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...