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Great Deal: 60 LB Stackable, Airtight Container for Grain Storage… $26.03, New Record Low

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:15

Vittles Vault’s 60 lb stackable container has recently sold for $40.  In the past few months, it has spiked as high as $51.57.  It has dropped to a new record low Amazon price of $26.03.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  This is a… great deal.

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.  They are food grade, airtight and pest proof.  They also have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  This 60 lb easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.

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Vittles Vault Stackable 60 lb - $26.03 + Free Shipping with $35 order

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Did The FBI Poison Innocent People During Prohibition?

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:17
Why yes, yes they did. Shocking, isn’t it. I wrote about this a few years ago, in Poisoning People During Prohibition: A Disturbing Parable, when Deborah Blum’s book The Poisoner’s Handbook was published. She detailed the story there, as did a few other news outlets at the time. But I...

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10 Compartment Storage Box for Small Parts… $2.87, Record Low

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:17

This highly rated 10 compartment storage box is selling for a record low Amazon price of $2.87.  It ships for free as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion.

10 Compartments with removable dividers, “Scoop” design for easy access to small parts, clear see-through lid, cover firmly snaps shut to secure contents.  Use for small parts and pieces around your brewery.

Stack-On SBR-10 10 Compartment Storage Organizer Box with Removable Dividers, Red – $2,87 + Ships Free as an Add-On

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Alcohol Doesn’t “Cause” Violence

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:40
This one is sticking in my craw, and would be turning me to violence except for the fact that I’m not a terribly violent person, even when I drink. But to hear Alcohol Justice, and many others recently, you’d think that one sip of beer turns every person into a homicidal maniac. I...

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Fringe Fermentation, Kindle Edition – $2.99

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:40

Fringe Fermentation is a recently released title authored by HBF Reader Matt Steiger.  The title is available on the Kindle Platform.  Matt has marked it down $1 from $3.99 to $2.99.

Description: Fringe Fermentation is a simple guide to fermenting alcohol in your own kitchen, using fruits and sugars that you probably have lying around. Matt Steiger will walk you through the process from start to finish. Learn the history, gear and techniques, and recipes for brewing cider, mead, fruit wines, and even beer. In this witty but informative book, he covers: - How to put together an inexpensive but highly versatile kit of gear. - A basic understanding of fermentation and ingredients. - Simple estimation of sugar and alcohol potential, even for complicated fermentations. - Insights on traditional methods and gear hacks, to get the most out of your investment.

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

Fringe Fermentation: A guide to brewing cider, mead, and country wines at home – $2.99

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Blichmann Electric BrewEasy Brewing System… Now Available!

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:17

I just received word from Great Fermentations that the Blichmann Electric BrewEasy System is finally available.

Description: The BrewEasy just got better with the introduction of the electric model! The BrewEasy is a revolutionary and ultra-compact all-grain brewing system that provides the simplicity of a brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) system, but eliminates the cloudy wort, messy & heavy lifting, and does it with much better efficiency! Designed to make all-grain brewing easy, and can fit in your closet when your brew day is done. Now with the electric model, brew inside your house, without having to use gas or propane!

Systems are available in 5, 10 and 20 gallon versions.  The 20 gallon model is out of stock as of this posting.  Guessing that’s related to kettle availability.

Check it out – Here

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10 Gallon Mash Tun and HLT All Grain Setup – $199.99

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:46

Adventures in Homebrewing has marked down this Two Cooler 10 Gallon All Grain Setup down $70 to $199.  I’m a fan of these coolers.  I’ve used one as a mash tun for years.  The “Seat Top” feature is particularly useful because you can run a temperature probe under the lid (See: Hands on ChefAlarm Thermometer for more info).

You get two 10 gallon coolers (one used as a hot liquor tank one used as a mash tun), stainless false bottom, stainless tube (goes from false bottom to ball valve) and ball valves on both.

10 Gallon Converted Igloo Cooler Mash Tun With False Bottom AND HLT – $199.99 (Save $70)

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Keg Lid Feet, Pair – $1.39 + Two Keg Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:12
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Beer Birthday: Dave McLean

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:45
Today is Dave McLean’s 45th birthday. Dave is the soul behind Magnolia Pub & Brewery, the gastropub on Haight Street in San Francisco. He also owns Alembic and is a tireless champion of craft beer in the Bay Area, having worked on Slow Food Nation, The Eat Real Festival and SF Beer Week,...

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Beer and Wine Plate Filter Setup – $60.99 Shipped + Hands On Review

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:10

I have this plate filter… Check out my hands on review - Here

Product Description - Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Beer and Wine Plate Filter Kit FIL45B - $60.99 + Free Shipping

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section - Here - to see if this is still available.

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Reconditioned Ball Lock Cornelius Kegs – $70

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 08:06

Great Fermentations has Reconditioned Ball Lock Cornelius Kegs in stock for $70.  These also qualify for their $8.99 flat rate shipping.  Cleaned, Reconditioned and Pressure Tested.

5 Gallon Reconditioned Ball Lock Corny Kegs - $70 + Flat Rate Shipping

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via Great Fermentations.  These used 15 Gallon Barrels have been previously used to age Rye Whiskey.  Check out the product description for more information including a link to a great write up on using barrels for home brewing.  It looks like these were part of a pre-order back in August.  They show as in stock as of this posting.  As always seems to be the case with used barrels… supply is limited.  The last used barrels we posted sold out in a couple of hours.

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Beer In Ads #1320: What Was The Menu Of The First Thanksgiving Menu?

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:13
Sunday’s ad is another one from the United States Brewers Foundation, from 1951. This a series of ads they did in 1951 using a Q&A format aimed at highlighting different positive aspects of beer and the brewing industry. Q What was the menu of the first Thanksgiving menu? A The Pilgrims...

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Widmer Brothers Winternacht and Pilsner join 30 Beers for 30 Years Series

BeerPulse - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 19:04

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(Portland, OR) – The 30 Beers for 30 Years Series continues today as Widmer Brothers Brewing re-releases two important beers in the brewery’s 30-year history. Winternacht and Pilsner represent important milestones that took place in the late-‘90s, and are available in 22-ounce bottles and on draught starting today in the Portland area.

Winternacht is the brewery’s longtime winter seasonal – originally introduced in 1997 and retired in 2004 – and is brewed in the fashion of a Sticke Alt, which is a stronger, darker version of the traditional Altbier. The beer is a classic winter warmer, with a full, malty body and pronounced hop characteristics.

Pilsner, originally introduced in 1998, is what the Widmer Brothers brewing team calls its first “true” lager on any large scale. Pilsner marks the first time that Widmer Brothers moved away from its house Hefeweizen yeast and pitched a standard Czech Pilsner lager yeast. The result is a traditional Czech-style Pilsner with a crisp malt body and mild hop bitterness.

“We have had a lot of fun releasing important beers in our history with the 30 Beers For 30 Years Series, and these two truly represent brewery milestones,” said Kurt Widmer. “In 1997 when we released Winternacht, we had no idea how important having a great winter seasonal would become. Now it is a must-have staple in every brewery’s line-up. Pilsner is very dear to us because it was our first large-scale lager release and we thought it was excellent. It’s another one of those beers that was slightly ahead of its time, as Pilsner is a hot style right now in the American craft beer industry.”

As part of the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series, both beers are brewed to their exact recipe and specifications from their original year of release at Widmer Brothers’ 10-barrel pilot brewery. The series is the brewery’s most ambitious effort to date and one of the most elaborate series of beer releases from a brewery in the United States.

Like all beers in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series, an extremely limited quantity of each beer was brewed and packaged with unique label art from 30 different local artists and designers. Jen Wick of Jen Wick Studios designed the Winternacht label, and Jason Sturgill designed the Pilsner label. To see all the labels and learn more about the artists and the inspiration for their designs visit www.30beersfor30years.com.

About the Beers

Winternacht – 1997
Brewed in the fashion of Sticke Alt – a strong version of Altbier – this is a classic winter warmer, with both malty and hoppy characteristics, and is one of our most memorable beers among our brewing team. 7.0% ABV 23 IBU

Pilsner – 1998
Our first “true” lager on any large scale. This beer marks the first time we moved away from our house Hefeweizen yeast and pitched a standard Czech Pilsner lager yeast, resulting in a traditional pilsner profile. Sometimes tradition prevails, and in this case, it marked an important milestone with our first lager. 5.0% ABV 30 IBU

About Widmer Brothers Brewing
Founded in 1984, Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating 30 years of beer in 2014. Founders Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they began brewing unique interpretations of traditional German beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the original American-style Hefeweizen, which elevated the brewery to national acclaim. Since then, the brewery has continued to push the boundaries of craft beer, developing a variety of beers with an unapologetic, uncompromised commitment to innovation.

Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Hefeweizen, Upheaval IPA, Alchemy Pale Ale, Drop Top Amber Ale, a full seasonal lineup, and a series of limited edition beers. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.

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Widmer Brothers Winternacht and Pilsner join 30 Beers for 30 Years Series

BeerNews.org - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 19:04

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(Portland, OR) – The 30 Beers for 30 Years Series continues today as Widmer Brothers Brewing re-releases two important beers in the brewery’s 30-year history. Winternacht and Pilsner represent important milestones that took place in the late-‘90s, and are available in 22-ounce bottles and on draught starting today in the Portland area.

Winternacht is the brewery’s longtime winter seasonal – originally introduced in 1997 and retired in 2004 – and is brewed in the fashion of a Sticke Alt, which is a stronger, darker version of the traditional Altbier. The beer is a classic winter warmer, with a full, malty body and pronounced hop characteristics.

Pilsner, originally introduced in 1998, is what the Widmer Brothers brewing team calls its first “true” lager on any large scale. Pilsner marks the first time that Widmer Brothers moved away from its house Hefeweizen yeast and pitched a standard Czech Pilsner lager yeast. The result is a traditional Czech-style Pilsner with a crisp malt body and mild hop bitterness.

“We have had a lot of fun releasing important beers in our history with the 30 Beers For 30 Years Series, and these two truly represent brewery milestones,” said Kurt Widmer. “In 1997 when we released Winternacht, we had no idea how important having a great winter seasonal would become. Now it is a must-have staple in every brewery’s line-up. Pilsner is very dear to us because it was our first large-scale lager release and we thought it was excellent. It’s another one of those beers that was slightly ahead of its time, as Pilsner is a hot style right now in the American craft beer industry.”

As part of the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series, both beers are brewed to their exact recipe and specifications from their original year of release at Widmer Brothers’ 10-barrel pilot brewery. The series is the brewery’s most ambitious effort to date and one of the most elaborate series of beer releases from a brewery in the United States.

Like all beers in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series, an extremely limited quantity of each beer was brewed and packaged with unique label art from 30 different local artists and designers. Jen Wick of Jen Wick Studios designed the Winternacht label, and Jason Sturgill designed the Pilsner label. To see all the labels and learn more about the artists and the inspiration for their designs visit www.30beersfor30years.com.

About the Beers

Winternacht – 1997
Brewed in the fashion of Sticke Alt – a strong version of Altbier – this is a classic winter warmer, with both malty and hoppy characteristics, and is one of our most memorable beers among our brewing team. 7.0% ABV 23 IBU

Pilsner – 1998
Our first “true” lager on any large scale. This beer marks the first time we moved away from our house Hefeweizen yeast and pitched a standard Czech Pilsner lager yeast, resulting in a traditional pilsner profile. Sometimes tradition prevails, and in this case, it marked an important milestone with our first lager. 5.0% ABV 30 IBU

About Widmer Brothers Brewing
Founded in 1984, Widmer Brothers Brewing is celebrating 30 years of beer in 2014. Founders Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they began brewing unique interpretations of traditional German beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the original American-style Hefeweizen, which elevated the brewery to national acclaim. Since then, the brewery has continued to push the boundaries of craft beer, developing a variety of beers with an unapologetic, uncompromised commitment to innovation.

Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Hefeweizen, Upheaval IPA, Alchemy Pale Ale, Drop Top Amber Ale, a full seasonal lineup, and a series of limited edition beers. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.

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Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin makes curtain call

BeerPulse - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 17:48

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(Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Velvet Merkin barrel-aged oatmeal stout is set to make a curtain call with the release of the 2014 vintage starting on September 15.

“We let our hair down with the 2014 Velvet Merkin and changed up the barrel mix a bit compared to previous vintages,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “Velvet Merkin has always had this signature milk chocolate character, but now the vanilla notes are more pronounced as well. We’re pretty stoked on this vintage.”

The 2014 Velvet Merkin was primarily aged in bourbon barrels from Elijah Craig and Woodford Reserve, along with a selection of Rittenhouse Rye whiskey barrels. The Elijah Craig and Woodford Reserve barrels imparted fine bourbon qualities, while the younger Rittenhouse Rye whiskey barrels provided subtle spiciness with an elevated vanilla character.

The 2014 Velvet Merkin is a blend chosen from five separate batches brewed and barreled down at different times, with an average of one year spent in the barrel.

“We had more Velvet Merkin barrels to choose from than ever before, so we were able to really fine tune the blend with complementary lots,” Brynildson said. “We moved into our new barrel cellar earlier this year, and our barrel-aged program is maturing. It’s helping us get the most out of each beer, and the 2014 Velvet Merkin is an example of that.”

A total of 3,500 cases (22-ounce bottles; $16.99) were produced, with availability in select markets across the United States.

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Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin makes curtain call

BeerNews.org - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 17:48

News Wire: 

(Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Velvet Merkin barrel-aged oatmeal stout is set to make a curtain call with the release of the 2014 vintage starting on September 15.

“We let our hair down with the 2014 Velvet Merkin and changed up the barrel mix a bit compared to previous vintages,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “Velvet Merkin has always had this signature milk chocolate character, but now the vanilla notes are more pronounced as well. We’re pretty stoked on this vintage.”

The 2014 Velvet Merkin was primarily aged in bourbon barrels from Elijah Craig and Woodford Reserve, along with a selection of Rittenhouse Rye whiskey barrels. The Elijah Craig and Woodford Reserve barrels imparted fine bourbon qualities, while the younger Rittenhouse Rye whiskey barrels provided subtle spiciness with an elevated vanilla character.

The 2014 Velvet Merkin is a blend chosen from five separate batches brewed and barreled down at different times, with an average of one year spent in the barrel.

“We had more Velvet Merkin barrels to choose from than ever before, so we were able to really fine tune the blend with complementary lots,” Brynildson said. “We moved into our new barrel cellar earlier this year, and our barrel-aged program is maturing. It’s helping us get the most out of each beer, and the 2014 Velvet Merkin is an example of that.”

A total of 3,500 cases (22-ounce bottles; $16.99) were produced, with availability in select markets across the United States.

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