Where are they now? Revisiting Store It Cold’s First Turnkey Cooler Customer: Martin Prebula of Saints Row Brewing

When we last spoke with Martin Prebula in 2017 (aka a million years ago), he was in the midst of launching his passion project: Saints Row Brewing. Prebula took on the noble cause of pioneering the craft beer scene amongst his local community in Rockville, Maryland (about 20 miles outside Washington, DC). Not only was Saints Row Brewing one of …

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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 …

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. …

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 …