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A more portable homebrew?

June 24, 2011 By: grant Category: Beer Gear, DIY

I stumbled across this post about Clif’s new backpackable wine bag, which looks essentially like a Platypus water bag (which rule), or a more-sturdy version of the bag inside a box of wine.

It’s touted as more environmentally friendly than a glass bottle and of course it’s lighter for carrying into the wild. So, dear readers, why can we not put our collective heads together and come up with a more portable growler? Would a Platypus bottle and its cap be sturdy enough for carbonation?

If you’ve ever tried anything like this before, or seen it done, please let us know. We like to travel with our beer.

DIY wooden beer mug for you crafty types

June 21, 2011 By: grant Category: Beer Gear, DIY, How to

This Instructable for building your own wooden looks pretty bad-ass. I think if you did it right you wouldn’t get any splinters, either!

All you really need is a bit of untreated, nontoxic scrap wood and some basic tools. The picture above is an unfinished version, but I think you’d be able to sand the edges and really make it look nice.

Build your own. [via Make magazine]

Do you have any cool beer-related DIY projects to share?

Build Franklin Bells with beer cans and high voltage

June 19, 2011 By: grant Category: Beer learnin', DIY, How to

Playing with high voltage seems like a good idea after a few beers. Save your empties!

Learn all about it at teravolt.org. [via hackaday]

A fantastic idea for exposing more folks to homebrewing

June 09, 2011 By: grant Category: Beer learnin', DIY, Video

So the good folks over at Make Magazine have a special episode of their Make: Live series devoted to brewing beer. Kinda neat, plus they’ve got a bunch of other stuff that’s pretty fun. I like the idea of having a brewing space for newbies quite a bit, too. Sounds like a fantastic way to sucker more folks into the cult of craft brew. Check it all out.