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How to Avoid Krausen Blowout (Fermentation Overflow)

Any seasoned beer brewer has had their fair share of Krausen blowouts. Sometimes these blowouts result in vigorous beer geysers that reach the ceiling! Other times they are gentle, frothing overflows, which cover the floor in sticky, almost-beer. What causes this surprising, bubbly phenomenon? What Is Krausen? Krausen is a foamy byproduct of beer fermentation. After a brewer boils the …

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The Best Ways to Chill Beer Fast

We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to have friends over, show the game at your house, or entertain guests for dinner. You were well prepared ahead of time and went to the store to buy beer early in the afternoon. But when you got home, the beer never made it into the fridge! Now, people are arriving in 30 …

Runnin’ With The Devil In Juneau – CoolBot Helps Devil’s Club Brewing Company Stockpile Brews For Cruise Season

Jake Ridle is a Juneau, Alaska native who flew the coop during his “career of schooling,” earning an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and a Master’s Degree in Global Supply Chain Management before recently returning home to roost — ahem, to brew!  Jake and his friends had been homebrewing as a hobby for years, even …

“Drink Wisconsinbly” – Historic Barn Venue Gets Modern Walk In Cooler Upgrade

When Carolyn Hewitt relocated to the middle-of-nowhere Wisconsin after a stranger knocked on her door and made an offer she couldn’t refuse on her family’s Southern California home, her family experienced quite the culture shock. Carolyn hadn’t really intended to move as far away as the Midwest. They’d planned on buying an oceanside home not to far from their previous …

Booch Life – Amanda Matson + Chris Bourgeois of TapShack Stoked On CoolBot PRO

Amanda Matson and Chris Bourgeois quit their tech jobs a couple years ago and opened TapShack in Ocean Beach in San Diego. And they did it all “debt, loan, and investment free.” In this article by the SD Voyager, Amanda explains how their “drive to share a healthy product paired with the passion for their community led to the creation …

Evergreen Brewery Uses Mini Split + CoolBot For Cold Keg Storage

David Labarbara began homebrewing beer as a hobby about thirteen years ago while he was still gainfully employed at his oil and gas job. When the price of oil fell dramatically and they wanted David to take a massive pay cut and work longer hours, he said no thanks and quit. David wanted to pursue a career in a field …

Lagers Need Love Too – Caveman Brews Year Round With CoolBot

Jeff Bonner started out homebrewing in 1989 in Arizona. He’d just gotten married, and his new wife, Alison — who’s a total book nerd — had recently joined a bookclub. It was in this very book club that Alison stumbled upon a “How To Brew” book that came with a fermentor and homebrew kit, which she brought home for Jeff. …

Introducing the CoolBot Pro: Interview with Store It Cold CEO Brian Murphy

Once upon a time, farmer Ron Kholsa and his college roommate Timothy, an Engineer from Cornell University, tried tinkering around with an A/C unit, attempting to trick it into cooling down to 34 degrees.. Lo and behold, it worked! Now — twelve years and 50K satisfied customers later — Store It Cold has revolutionized the way small business owners, farmers, …

Lost & Found: CoolBot Helps Lost Bear Brews Owner Nick Hegge Transform Garage Into Microbrewery

Nick Hegge has been homebrewing his own beer for about a decade. At first, he would work out of his kitchen with a bucket, but his hobby quickly expanded to take over his whole garage. Now brewing encompasses a “good portion of his life,” according to Nick, who’s a video producer by day and homebrewer/super dad by night. (His two …

How Matt Zajac Uses Chemistry and the CoolBot to Craft Perfect Vienna Lager

By day, Matt Zajac puts his advanced chemistry knowledge to work as the Director of Chemistry Technology and Automation at a major pharmaceutical company. By night (and by weekend), he applies those same skills to perfecting the homebrewed Vienna lager that has become a family favorite. Zajac started homebrewing earlier than most — before he was even old enough to …