Kenny from Exchilerator walks you through a few of the various configurations that are possible with our new brewing accessory The Hangover™.
After nearly a year of R&D and countless renditions, we have finally released our newest brewing accessory we lovingly call The Hangover™. The Hangover™ was created when one of the partners in the company was trying to recirculate his mash without a built in port. He had been trying to use silicon tubing with a spring clamp on the edge of his kettle and was for the sake of this post ‘frustrated’.
We started discussing the various options that were out there, including buying new hardware or drilling out new ports in his kettles. While new brew kettles were an option, it didn’t make sense as he did not brew that often and could not really justify a new rig for a few sessions per year hobby. Drilling and adding ports was also discussed, however he was hesitant to drill holes in his expensive kettles in the event of a mistake. He also preferred welded ports over bulkheads.
After an hour of chatting we somehow started spitballing what would eventually become the Hangover™ that you see today. It started as just a single non-adjustable clip on port and has since gone through too many design changes to list here. The end result is truly a brewing multi-tool that is limited only by the imagination of the brewer. The horizontal and vertical mounting planes allow just about any available hardware to be mounted in just about any configuration and onto just about an 1″ thick item. We have used all the accessories we make, as well as hung immersion chillers, pumps, taps, and a whole slew of other items.
We absolutely love this thing and really hope that you do too!