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Troubleshooting the March TE-5S-MD pump

March beer pumpIf your pump is not pumping liquid, check the following things:
  1. Ensure the correct power is available to the pump (120 or 240V). The larger TE pump has an auto shut off if it is overheated. It should not get overheated under normal operation and...

How to clean and sanitize a beer transfer hose

sanitize beer racking hose When racking beer, one primary source of infection can be the transfer hose that is used. Hoses can easily develop knicks and cracks internally that are hard to spot, harbor bacteria and are very hard to effectively sanitize with chemicals. Chemical cleaners wash over the surface but don’t effectively deal with...

Water Flow Meter Manual

Water Flow Metering manual for brew beer
This accurate and reliable Flow Meter is useful for metering the amount of water going into your brew system. It can be particularly useful when adding sparge water to add the precise amount needed to hit your pre-boil target. It is recommended to install it at a horizontal orientation and...

Preventing leaks and galling in the 4-in-1 fermenter

tighten fermenter lid so it doesn't leak
The 4-in-1 fermenter lid is held in place with eye bolts. Eye bolts are used over standard nuts as they are easier to open with fingers—no tools are necessary. However, when higher pressure is being applied to the vessel (up to 14.9psi), a tool is likely needed to tighten the lid down so it doesn't leak. For a tighter seal, a screw driver (or other steel bar) can be used to tighten the ring by...

Great technique for improving mash efficiency

During the mash, enzymes attack complex carbohydrates in the grain and break them up into more simple sugars that yeast can digest. If all (or most) of the available complex carbohydrates are modified by the enzymes and extracted in the wort, a 'high efficiency' is achieved. If much of the total available carbohydrates remain in the grain and...

March 815 and March TE-7S-MD Owners Manual

march te 5s md manualThe March 815 and TE-5S-MD are American made, UL certified (CSA approved) commercial grade, high-performance pumps that will give years and years of service. Read the full product manual here.

Chugger TCPSS-CI Owner's Manual

Chugger wort manualThe Chugger TCPSS-CI is a cost-effective pump that comes in handy for moving wort in your brew system. The full manual can be read by clicking here.

Best practice for sparging with the BIAC

Heating sparge water
While not absolutely necessary, some brewers prefer to rinse or 'sparge' their grain at the end of the mash period to recover as much sugar as possible. While cold water can be used, it is generally recommended to use hot water at 75°C/167°F as sugars will be recovered more readily and the grain bed kept more fluid, allowing easier...

Installing the 3-in-1 fermenter lid gasket

stainless conical lid gasketAll models of the BREWHA 3-in-1 fermenter have a silicone lid gasket for sealing the lid and providing up to 3psi of pressure for racking beer into kegs. If the lid is kept clean, the lid gasket can generally be kept in place as it can be sanitized simple by putting into position...

Transfering Beer to Kegs-Large BIAC

transfering beer to kegs I have found it faster and easier to transfer beer after fermentation to kegs by using a hose to directly drain into the keg. About 1-2 psi is all that is needed to push the beer and it only takes less than 10 minutes to complete the transfer.  On the lid of the BIAC, one opening has the pressure relief

Preventing scorched wort and burnt flavor in your beer

preventing scorched wortAfter four weeks of eager anticipation, there are few things more devastating to a brewer than discovering an unwanted microbial infection or tasting burnt/smokey notes in your latest brew. The BIAC takes you a long way towards preventing the unwanted infection, since by boiling in the fermenter it is heat sanitized. However, one needs to be careful...

Heating and chilling methods for the 5BBL BIAC

Method for faster chilling of wort There has been some discussion online about the benefit of circulating wort inside the BIAC fermenter during chilling to reduce the chill time so we put it to the test in our largest system, the 5BBL BIAC. We tested on the 5BBL, since being the largest system we currently offer, it has the lowest chilling surface area to wort ratio and therefore (all other factors being equal) the longest chill time of the BIAC systems.
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