Saturday, January 21, 2012

DIY Wort Chiller

We here at Curious Souls H.Q. are always looking for ways to save a buck or two. So, when shopping around online for a wort chiller for home brewing, we found the following prices:

So, off to the hardware store...
  • 3/8" (internal diameter) Vinyl Tubing (10 feet) = $4.15
  • Sink to hose adapter (varies based on your type of sink) = $4.79
  • 3/8" X 20' Copper Tubing = $24.13
  • Vinyl Hose Coupler = $2.49
  • Hose clamps (x2)  = $1.70
  • Band-aids (x2 or x3 or x4) = $1.00
For a total of $38.26 (pre-tax, no shipping), we decided to roll our own.

Here's how it went down...

And, of course, there is the joy of having made something all by yourself! Priceless & fun!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Our latest DIY adventure... Homebrew!

After participating in a few different brewery tours around town, the Curious Souls wondered "how difficult can this brewing thing really be?"

Today, with a few beers (for inspiration), a few friends, and an extract kit, we decided to try it out for ourselves. Enter (stage left) End of the World Brewing...

(Vid link for the iPhone impaired)

Easy, right? Just like making stew... or tea... or stewing tea... or something...

And now, we wait (quite impatiently) for the little S. cervisiae to do their job.