A Brief CIP Pump Comparison

I am often asked which pump is good for CIP applications, for example when cleaning a fermenter or brew kettle with a rotating spray ball. Is a standard homebrew pump enough? Short answer is yes, they kind of are, but don’t expect an amazing spray force with them. In this article I’ll show you a …

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Bierbot Bricks for Craft Hardware Systems

Bierbot Bricks for Craft Hardware Systems

Want to use BierBot Bricks for your Craft Hardware Solo, Duo or Trio brewing system? You can easily configure BierBot Brick Devices for the entire range of Craft Hardware Brewing Systems. In this post I’ll show you how, and provide system specific recommendations for setup and usage.

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Bierbot Bricks: Smart Home Smart Brewery

Bierbot Bricks: Smart Home Smart Brewery

I’m often asked for my recommendations for a good brew controller, and at the top of my list is always the excellent EINBREW line of controllers. But for those on a tight budget, who don’t have any interest in building their own controller, I never had a very good answer. Until now! Enter BierBot Bricks.

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Brew Kettle Insulation

A pair of insulated brew kettles

Insulating a brewing kettle conserves heat and saves energy. I personally find it difficult to take such a beautiful, shiny piece of stainless steel equipment and wrap it in a dull mantle, but then again I am mostly a proponent of “function over form”.

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Keg Cleaning

I’ve been fermenting in and drinking from soda kegs for years. Over this time I have experimented with many different cleaning products and techniques, and eventually building my own keg washer and keg rinser products. Today I am going to show you my process and a few tips for cleaning your NC kegs.

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Changes to our kettle line of products

When I started Craft Hardware my goal was to focus on the products, not on marketing. I wanted to aim for manageable growth that would allow excellent customer service and a sustainable work life balance. In 2020 I witnessed much stronger demand for my products than I expected, leading to supply chain issues and long …

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