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How-to: Build your own custom keg system

I guess this is a “how-to” kind of week. The best kind of how-to’s: Those that involve beer!

But first, I’m excited to say our Chai Latte Milk Stout is DONE and pouring beautifully out of our very own custom built tap system. You might remember that this recipe started out as a basic milk stout recipe. We then added a chai tincture that we made by soaking chai spices (cardamom, cinnamon, etc.) with vodka. We had to do some fancy math to figure out exactly how much tincture we wanted in the beer. When was the last time you did cross multiplication? Hubby was all over that one. This way, we knew the ratio of tincture to beer that would give us the exact flavor we wanted.Ā Once the beer was ready for kegging, we used a sterile syringe to measure out the right amount of tincture and added it.

OK, keggerator time. Since hubby built this sucker, I’ll let him tell you exactly what he did: Continue reading How-to: Build your own custom keg system