This week we look at ice baths and fermentation chilers for brewing lager beer. Brewing a lager can be a frustrating experience for many home brewers who lack a separate fermentation refrigerator. However these methods, including the “Son of a Fermentation Chiller”, give you the ability to brew a lager at home without a separate […]

Chris Graham, the President of MoreBeer joins me this week to discuss methods for rapidly chilling your wort when home brewing beer. Chris discusses immersion chillers, counter-flow chillers and plate chillers and how rapidly cooling your wort can make better beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – […]

Chilling Your Brew: Building an Immersion Chiller

by Brad Smith on November 20, 2008 · 17 comments

When brewing beer, its critical to quickly cool your brew before adding yeast to minimize the chance of infection. Today we look at how to build a simple immersion chiller using copper tubing purchased from your local hardware store.