Home brewing has become a very popular practice in recent years. Quick digital access to brewing methodology, online ordering of high quality grains/hops/yeasts, and a growing nationwide appreciation for craft brewing have all fed into a renaissance movement of brewing as an artistic science. With all these ingredients and instructions at our fingertips, finding the right method for you can be a process of trial and error. Let’s examine one of these DIY methods in greater detail…the “son of a fermentation chiller.”
Archives for June 2019
A Beginners Guide To Cannabis Extraction
The goal of cannabis extraction is to create a product with a high concentration of cannabinoids. Cannabis extracts come in different forms including powders, rosins, and oils and are believed to have powerful medicinal properties.
Counterflow Wort Chillers
The brewing process is a roller coaster of temperatures…warm, hot, boiling/roasting, rapid cooling, maintaining warmth, stable aging and storing. Hitting the right temperatures at the right times ensures the chemical reactions finish their work and produce a high quality brew with all the desired flavors, aromas, alcohol levels, and colors intact. Let’s look at the most drastic temperature change in the brewing process…wort cooling.
Water Cooled TIG Welding
When your hand is inches away from a pool of molten metal, temperature control is of utmost importance. No glove is going to completely protect you when a TIG torch runs too long, and too hot for comfort. Water cooling gives you the time to complete high quality welds without compromising safety or weld integrity.
Keeping Roots Healthy With Hydroponic Water Chillers
Why should you add a water chiller to your hydroponic setup? Hydroponic water chillers are used to carefully control the temperature of hydroponic water. Controlling the water temperature keeps the root zone healthy and increases nutrient absorption. While water chillers can be relatively expensive, they provide the efficiency and ease of use that other cooling solutions simply cannot. When it comes to any type of gardening, the root zone is where the magic happens. The root is the start of a plant’s vascular system– where nutrients are absorbed. For healthy plants, it’s crucial that this area be well-cared for. One […]