In my spare time I love to home brew! I am currently using the Grainfather Connect, an all-in-one electric all-grain brewing system. I typically brew more malty beers – brown ales, red ales and Scottish ales. I will occasionally brew other styles, most recently a Norsk Gardshus Farmhouse (Viking) Ale that I bought as a kit from Austin Homebrew Supply.
My fermenter is a conical 7.9 Gallon plastic wall-mount unit from FastFerment. It is a one-stage system which eliminates racking and transferring between buckets and carboys and minimizes exposure of the beer to oxygen.
I use an Immersion Pro by Brew Jacket to control the temperature of the fermentation. The Immersion Pro uses a solid-state heat exchange system to achieve up to 35º above or below ambient and holds that temp to 0.3º F. It works well, but sadly they are no longer made.
Tap #1 – Marzen from a recipe provided by Temperance Row Brewing Company in Westerville, OH.
Tap #2 – Honey Brown Ale made with honey provided by my friends Allen and Joel Sams.
Conditioning – TBD