Plaato Digital Airlock - Review

Over a year ago, an interesting new product came up on Kickstarter that piqued my interest. The Plaato digital airlock aims to give you access to real-time estimations of the specific gravity of your brew, any fermentation activity, the alcohol content, and even the current temperature. The idea behind the…

Building a RIMS homebrewing system for less than a tenner

The idea behind a RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash System) is that you utilize a pump to recirculate the mash in the mash tun over some sort of direct heat. The direct heat can be either an electric heating element or over a gas burner.…

Gear Review: Dry Hopping with the Floratek Dry Hopper

During the time that I’ve been homebrewing, I’ve experimented with various different methods of dry hopping. Whether using whole leaf hops or pellets, I’ve tried wrapping them in a muslin cloth and I’ve even tried wrapping them in a sock!…