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TriCoil 1.2 Review: Equipment Review of the CuS.S. Brewing TriCoil 1.2

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Brewmaster Jerry with the CuS.S. TriCoil 1.2

I am so glad I had a chance to do a TriCoil 1.2 review! So I’m looking around the homebrewing market, and there are always things that seem to catch your eye and make you go hmmm. This triple immersion chiller from CuS.S Brewing did just that. I was curious about the claims I had read online, as well as the ones they had on their website and whether or not it actually chilled as fast as a did. I reached out to CuS.S Brewing and was provided with a TriCoil 1.2 triple immersion chiller to test out so I could put it through the paces. Jeremy McGranahan gave me the hook-up, I did not receive anything other than a unit to review.

Unboxing The TriCoil 1.2

So the looks, during the unboxing, I was immediately impressed with the precision that it was put together with. It definitely weighs a good amount, but when you think about the fact that there is three times the amount of coils, plus different adapters to hook it up, this totally makes sense.

Baseline Measurements With A Basic Immersion Chiller

So to test it out I decided that I should get a baseline with my single immersion chiller. It’s not a name brand, it’s your basic single immersion chiller which I’ve been very happy with across the years. I received it as a gift from my wife for a birthday or a Christmas present, and it has done the job. I am using it both inside and outside along the way. Here are the results of chilling a 5-gallon batch from that. It was 74F outside. The water temp was approximately 63F from the hose. I started the hose about 2 minutes after flameout. I created some vertical agitation for about 20 seconds every 2 minutes. After 5 minutes, thye wort was down to 143F. It was 110F at 8 minutes, and finally at 100F after 11 minutes.

TriCoil 1.2 Review Run

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Equipment Review: The BrewSSSential BrewSSSiphon

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BrewSSSiphon Complete Kit

Just when you think that your pieces of your homebrewery are satisfactory, and you have everything that you need, you find something new just like the BrewSSSiphon. I was intrigued by the stainless steel construction and the supposed heavy weight of the unit, so I reached out to the Brewsssential to see if I could do a review of their unit, and let you all know just how on point or not it was. I was very happy when I got the news that I was going to get to test the BrewSSSiphon . So to try the BrewSSSiphon out, I had two brew a batch of beer! That was going to be a difficult task‚Ķ ūüėČ There is always a tasty treat when doing a test, like a BrewSSSiphon review!

For this, I used a rye double IPA that I was brewing. I figured I would try a different original recipe that allowed for me to have something different on tap. So I brewed it up and then gave the BrewSSSiphon a shot.

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Equipment Review – The Bouncer Pro For Professional Breweries

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This equipment review for the Bouncer Pro is a little different than my other reviews. The Bouncer Pro is the newest toy from the guys at Bouncer.  I was lucky enough to have an avenue to test it out and see how it works.  The Bouncer Pro is a much larger Bouncer product that is made for professional breweries, rather than the homebrewer.  So I brought it to Rising Storm Brewing Company in Livonia NY to test it out.

Rising Storm Brewing Company is a relatively new brewery in the expanding Rochester NY(and surrounding areas) craft beer.  They are located on a nice piece of property that houses their 30 barrel brewhouse and gives some great opportunities for outdoor events.  Billn Blake and Jeff Reidl are the owners and brewmasters. They graciously allowed me in to have some fun with the new Bouncer Pro.


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Equipment Review: Cereal Killer Grain Mill Review

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Time to get another piece of equipment, and time for the Cereal Killer Grain Mill review! This is a great piece of equipment that any all grain brewer should have in their arsenal. It took me a while to get one, as I often crushed my grain at the LHBS. Tired of paying a premium, and having access to some great uncrushed grain from Murmuration Malts, it showed me it was time to upgrade my equipment. If you are a video type person, fly over here to see it, and give me a follow!


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Equipment Review: The GROWLER BRO

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The Growler Bro review, a tasty way to tweak your beers. So way back in July, I met up with the guys from Bouncer, and they told me about the new product coming out…. the GROWLER BRO. They gave me a prototype to play around with. Well, the real version is out now! I played around with a pack of three of the Growler Bro. If you want, you can see it in action with a video form here. So, initial thoughts on the Growler Bro. This is another awesome product that I didn’t know I needed. Tim and Doug do an amazing job at showing us things that we need in our homebrewing box of tricks.

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Bouncer Meetup – The Men Behind The Screen

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One sponsor of this website is the¬†Bouncer Beer Filter. ¬†I have done some reviews for Doug and Tim for a little while now. ¬†I can say that I truly enjoy their products. They are open to feedback. ¬†I have always corresponded via instant messages or by email.¬† ¬†I now know… it’s official, Tim and Doug are real, and they are not like Milli Vanilli!¬† They are who they say they are; beer guys with some awesome homebrewing products.¬† Meeting them in person was a blast!

So, in the daytime job, I am a teacher.¬† It is not often that we get to travel for “work” .¬† So, when the Beer God smiles, it is time to drink!¬†¬†I had a unique opportunity that sent me to a conference in Wilmington NC. ¬†Can you guess who is there? Yep, Tim and Doug from Bouncer, and they call this¬†their hometown area.¬† So I scheduled a meetup with the guys at their go to drinking hole, the Wilmington Brewing Company.¬† A Sunday afternoon meeting for shenanigans and business discussions sounded perfect!¬† We talked about current product offerings and a few things in the works.

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Equipment Review: Boil Bro – Saved My Batch!

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So the guys at Bouncer Beer Filters have come up with a new idea, the Boil Bro.¬† They sent one off to me to review in a real world brewing situation.¬† I have used on three batches now, and I am quite happy with it.¬† It it even helped me save a batch!¬† So here’s my Boil Bro review, what I think of it, and will it be good for you.


 

The Boil Bro Setup

The Boil Bro is a good sized mat.  The rubber backing allows it to stay in place on a table or counter, with no slipping.  Continue reading

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Equipment Review: A Tale Of Two Growlers

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Since I have begun using my kegerator more, the need to transport growlers of beer has increased.  This is especially true with any NEIPA that I brew up.  So, I have begun the process of getting more 64 oz growlers.  My wife had gotten me a 32 and 64 oz growlers a while back, but I was always chasing after them after lending them out.  So I watched Homebrew Finds, and ran into two different 64 oz, vacuum sealed, metal growlers to add to my expanding beer sharing inventory.  I got the Zell 64 oz Growler and the Swig Saavy 64 oz Growler on two different deals through Amazon.

 

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Equipment Review: Bouncer MD 50 Gauge Screen

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So you got yourself the Bouncer MD. ¬†Then you think, wait….I need a finer filter for your Bouncer MD? Don’t worry…they have that covered with the new 50 gauge screen replacement! If you haven’t checked out my original review of the Bouncer MD, you can find it here. ¬†I didn’t snap any pictures during my first use of the new filter, but I think the video does a good job of showing just how good the new 50 gauge screen does in filtering!

 

Overall, I think this is a great addition to an already great product! ¬†Tim and Doug are right on with the addition of this filter. ¬†They also have some pretty cool “hacks” for other ways to use the Bouncer, so check those out on their Facebook page!

 

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Equipment Building – Recirculating Draft Line Cleaner

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So Chris from Homebrewfinds.com is a very ingenuitive builder when it comes to projects for your homebrewing aresenal.  I had read about his recirculating draft line cleaner before I got my kegerator from my grandfather.  Now that I had draft lines that needed to be cleaned, it was time to get to work.  This is something that you definitely NEED if you have a kegerator or keezer at home.


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