Cheeky Peak Blog

  1. USER GUIDE: How to look after your NANO 304SS Equipment

    All NANO gear is made from high grade stainless steel. All commercial brewers take extremely good care of their stainless steel and it shouldn't be different for any craft brewer to ensure you get a life time use.

    Like any grade of stainless steel, the most common grade for brewing equipment is the 304 grade. All grades contain iron so this article gives you a guide to ensuring that iron does not take hold over your brewing equipment.

    When the iron is bonded in the stainless steel alloy it’s extremely difficult for iron to react/rust. However combine that with a manufacturing process, bending, welding, grinding a

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  2. ADDING FRUIT TO BEER: How to avoid infection

    When using fruit post fermentation, there are a couple of simple techniques that need to be adopted in order to reduce any potential risk of your beer being ruined by infection.

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  3. KEGGING: Beginners Guide to Kegging Your First Beer

    Kegging can be an overwhelming task at first. There’s a lot of new equipment that you probably haven’t seen before. You’ve probably also had a look online only to realise everyone has their own opinion on how to best do it.

    It can be extremely confusing when you’re learning about this process for the first time.

    Our aim for you today is to lay out a step by step process that is easy to follow and will result in perfectly carbonated beer. No tricks or short cuts included!

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  4. Refractometer - Users Guide

    This guide will teach you everything you need to know when using a refractometer for brewing purposes.

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  5. My Keg is Over-Carbonated! What do I do?

    Is your beer pouring foam from your kegs?

    Before you jump into complex trouble shooting, think about this...

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  6. Improving Mash Efficiency: Tips & Techniques

    Having a poor mash efficiency can be one of the most frustrating issues as a brewer. Fortunately we have a few tips and techniques to consider that may help you with this issue.

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  7. Double Batch Brewing & Maximising Output on a NANO Brewery 3V

    In this article we look to explain how simple it is to maximise wort production in a brew day using a NANO 3 vessel brewing system (3v).

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  8. How to Minimise Oxygen Exposure when Dry Hopping on a Homebrew Scale

    With the continual surge in the popularity of hop forward beers, homebrewers are on a quest to produce their own high quality hoppy beers. However the ability to match the quality of our favorite craft beers in a homebrew environment can be a challenge with a number of limitations in comparison to our craft brewery counterparts.

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  9. BULK PRIMING - Step by Step

    Having proper carbonation in your beer is an aspect of brewing that can be quickly disregarded by brewers. However getting this process dialed in can take your beer to a whole new level.

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  10. Brew in a Bag: A Starters Guide

    Are you thinking about Brew in a Bag as an All Grain Brewing option? In this 'starters guide' you gain a broad overview of the popular method and if it will suit your needs.

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