Firepitbrewing.com explains how to brew 20 gallons of beer over a simple backyard firepit utilizing only four kegs converted to pots, one drain valve and a thermometer-thats it! You can make a very tasty beer with a happy buzz for less than $10.00 a case! Firepitbrewing applies the simplest of techniques believing that brewing is a very robust and flexible process. Humans have been brewing for ten thousands years-it does not have to be complicated or expensive.
Disclaimer! If you want to target a very specific flavor and specific gravity you will need more equipment. Additionally, there are many standard brewing recommendations this process disregards since experience has shown me the consequences of foregoing the additional steps is not detectable (or my nose and taste buds are derelict). Again, let me stress that humans have been brewing for ten thousand years with beautiful results. My inspiration is Stephen Buhner's Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers (can be purchased at the Flying Barrel in Frederick, MD).
The short version.
Here are a few pics of my rig.
Two mash kegs keeping warm next to the fire with 15 gallons of rinse heating up to 170.
Two boil kegs getting up to steam to boil off excess wort and infuse the herbs.
Siphoning 20 gallons of cooled wort into four five gallon carboys. Just let them cool overnight, there is no critical need for cooling fast with special equipment.
More to come later!
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Please consider the Disclaimer before you ask your questions. My intention is to show that you can inexpensively brew lots of great tasting beer/ale with simple techniques and a belief in the natural, robust, flexible and bountiful fermenting process. It does not need to be "man handled" at every step of the process.