Welcome To Tophat Brewery

 

Latest News:

I'm currently in the process of upgrading my mash tun to a stainless kettle with false bottom. I will be incorporating a HERMS (heat exchange recirculating mash system) coil into my HLT which will control and maintain my mash temperatures.

I still hope to enter more competitions and continue to polish my brewing process while having fun and brewing beer I enjoy drinking.

 

Take a tour of my brewery!

Enter my world of home brewing. Follow me as I go through my brewing equipment and beer making process from start to finish.

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Please grab a beer, sit back, and enjoy the ride.

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Office
History Office Yeast Grain Mill HLT Mash Tun

 

Kettle Chilling Fermenting Conditioning Serving Cleanup

 

 

Here are a few of the fun beer gadgets I've made.

Draft box Golf Bag Mini Keg Glycol Chiller

 

Brew Schedule

In an attempt to streamline my brewing process and figure out exactly how long it takes to brew I created an excel sheet. The sheet has all my brewing steps and by double clicking the box next to the step it automatically records the time and calculates the total time from start. There are two files included, one is larger but compatible with older excel versions, the smaller one will only work on excel 2007. You can change, add, and remove tasks to suit your brewing process. Click the link below to download.

Brew Schedule.zip

 

This is a real nice brewing poster that has tons of formulas and conversions for brewing. The poster is published and sold by Home Brewer's Formulary. Click on the image to go the publisher website and purchase a print.

poster

 

Well, that's about it for now, if you have any questions feel free to email me. Thanks for looking!