A relative newcomer to the beer scene, Intertap has released a set of premium beer taps to rival other forward sealing faucets. The Intertap Flow Control Faucet is a forward sealing faucet, with a flow control knob and removable spout. That is a lot of features for one tap, and luckily the faucet delivers in a big way.
So you finally did it, you bought a homebrewing kit! Maybe you studied various kits online, or you went to your local homebrew shop and picked out your favorite one with help from the owner. Or maybe you didn’t buy it at all, perhaps it was a birthday or a Christmas gift (this is how I began my homebrewing journey). No matter how you got it, your brew day comes and you excitedly open the box and start reading the instructions.
You find yourself hopelessly lost.
In many ways, Brew in a Bag (BIAB) is the easiest, simplest setup for brewing all grain beer. Unlike the traditional three vessel setup, all you need is one pot to serve as your hot liquor tank, mash tun and boil kettle. There are a lot of reasons to utilize the BIAB method, including saving money, reducing the space needed for equipment, and eliminating the issue of stuck sparges. When I started brewing in a small apartment, BIAB was simply the only way I could brew all grain beer. As I have gained more space, the simplicity of BIAB has continued its hold on me and is still the main way that I brew. As much as I love it, using one vessel for the entirety of your brew day can come with its own set of downsides as well.