I don't get it but I am intrigued, so it's time to spread the news. Japan must think the rest of the world has cornered the market on beer styles so their time is better spent perfecting beer with no head retention and finding ways to add it back later. Back on 3/14 we brought you the Takara Tomy Beer Jug Jokki Hour Foam Head Maker. Apparently Kirin saw our blog and it stirred up a frenzy.
Introducing the Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft. The beer is as equally flat as the Foam Head Maker, but now it's topped with a frosty treat you can eat with a spoon. The machine uses frozen agitation to plop a custard like swirl on top of your headless beer.
Currently, Frozen Draft is only available in bars across Japan. That means the rest of the world can't enjoy the best part of the Frozen Draft. It will keep the beer underneath the frozen foam cold for up to 30 minutes! That's just enough time to find another beer before it warms up.
This is nothing ground-shattering as far as CFC's go, but I think it's an improvment on the BYO design. There is a slight increase in cost but I think it's easily offset by the increase in durability and ease of assembly (no JB weld).
The difference is in how the tees are built, where they used rigid copper tees I swapped them out for threaded tees and hose barbs instead. [Read More]
Step right up and spin the wheel of flavors. Where it lands, nobody knows! Thankfully we have more control than this while brewing our beer. There are a lot of nice descriptors on here to consider while tasting and I wish I knew where it came from to give credit. Click for a larger image or download the pdf from the link below.
This shows how I etched gallon / half gallon marks on my carboy using glass acid etch.
This is what you'll need:
I finally melted my sight glass with the flames from my burner, so I figured it was time for a heat shield solution. I didn't really want to make heat shields for the valve, sight glass, and thermometer, so I ended up making a heat shield for the burner out of some light gauge steel.
I started with a piece of 18in x 6in, and scored the metal so I could bend it easily. The bends in it fit perfectly around the front edge of the burner. The heat shield doesn't cover the banjo burner at all, but it creates a good enough lip to cover the edge of the pot and the stuff installed on it.
I know there are several threads on hopbacks, but I didn't see a blow by blow how to, so here's how I did it. I won't include in and out fittings, since those will be dictated by your particular system. [Read More]
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