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Burn Baby Burn

Posted by Tim Vandergrift on

Propane burners are excellent for heating hot liquor (brewing water) or boiling wort. They vary by model, but run between 30,0000 and 140,000 BTU's. To put this into perspective, your stovetop burners at home run about 7,000 BTU's--and take forever to boil 25 litres of water. A propane unit in tiptop shape can boil 25 litres in under 15 minutes, making your brew day far more efficient. Of course when you're burning that much propane, that fast, you need to make sure you've got good ventilation and that the burner is in an area where a very hot, open flame isn't going to...

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Coming Clean

Posted by Tim Vandergrift on

Cleaning and Sanitizing Some of the most frequent questions we get at Fraser Mills Brewing Supply are about cleaning for beer brewing. Beer is easily contaminated by many different organisms that exist everywhere in our homes and environment. Removing these organisms and preventing their growth is key to making great-tasting, beer. It doesn't matter how good your recipe or ingredients are, nor how much skill you have as a brewer if your beer gets infected. Cleanliness is next to goodliness. The name's Coli, E-Coli Everything that comes into contact with wort or beer must be both cleaned and sanitised. The...

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