Brewing Equipment Gathers No Moss

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Is your home brewery closed for the summer? All that equipment packed away until fall. Why not put it to work and reward yourself with some real savings on summertime fun?

Beer is not the only brewed product to be made at home. A glass carboy makes the perfect solar ice tea brewery. Pick up a few gallons of your favorite bottled water, combine 6 to 8 tea bags per gallon in your carboy. Add the airlock and sit it in the sun until the tea suits your taste. Rack the tea back to the water jugs and put them in the refrigerator.

Nothing except homebrew tastes as good on a hot day as homemade lemonade and the trusty bottling bucket is the perfect way to make and serve it. Heat 3/4 cup of sugar in 1 quart of water until the sugar is dissolved. Cut 4 lemons in half, ream into 2 quart pitcher; add sugar syrup and lemon halves. Stir in ice and let chill. Add more lemon or sugar to taste. If you have a false bottom for the bucket it will hold back the peels and pulp.

Those of you with CO2 systems and a spare keg will be happy to know that our four gallon soft drink extracts are perfect for putting a draft soft drink on tap for the kids. Imagine the look on the kids’ faces when you bring out a 5 gallon keg of root beer. Better yet, have the kids make it.

Even the heavy hardware has a place in the sun. My brew pot and burner spend a lot of time during the summer months making corn on the cob and clam bakes.

homebrewed beer with malted grains and hop flowers

Home Beer Brewing

Brewing beer is an American Tradition.