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LaMotte Water Test Kits via MoreBeer

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:49
from MoreBeer: When homebrewing, we know how important it is to use quality ingredients. Fresh hops, quality malts and extracts, and healthy yeast all help to make better beer. But what about your water? Our LaMotte Water Test Kits will educate you about the water you’re using to brew, and will help ensure that you […]
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Patent No. 2782013A: Lauter Tubs

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:58
Today in 1957, US Patent 2782013 A was issued, an invention of Edwin L. Dittrich, assigned to Pfaudler Co. Inc., for his “Lauter Tubs.” There’s no Abstract, and the OCR didn’t work very well on this one, so it’s hard to read. What I can make out is that “this...

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Beer Birthday: Chris Black

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:52
Chris Black, who along with his brother, owns the Falling Rock, the best beer bar in Denver and HQ for beer people during GABF, turns 52 today. Chris is a great guy and one of a handful of early Publicans across the country doing things right when it came to beer, something that happily we’re...

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2L Erlenmeyer Flask… $14.99 – Available Again

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:17
2,000 ml/2L Erlenmeyer Flask with Heavy Duty Rim by American Labs.  Erlenmeyer flasks made from Borosilicate glass and are great for making yeast starters. Borosilicate glass is able to endure fast temperature swings. Description: “2000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask, single scale, graduated Height: 280mm, OD Neck: 50mm, OD Bulb: 166mm (approx) High quality inert 3.3 […]
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6″ Stainless Steel Wall Mount Drip Tray – $19.99

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:57
Description: Stainless steel 6″ drip trap. Louvered drip screen is removable. This drip tray, as opposed to the other models we manufacture, is imported. While the quality is good the finish of the stainless is not on the same level of craftsmanship. Buy this unit for price and perfect functionality. (keep reading) Product Description – Here  Use […]
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Omega Yeast – “Vermont Double IPA” Strain, 150 Billion Cells – $6.49

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:27
Ritebrew carries Omega Yeast Lab’s Line of Homebrew Strains.  Omega includes 150 Billion Cells per pack (compared to more typical 100 Billion Cells).  The line includes New Jersey Ale, Brettanomyces Blend #1 – #2 and #3, Lactobacillus Blend,  Sasionsonstein’s Monster, OYL-052 DIPA Ale and more.  OYL-052 DIPA is – “isolated from a famous double IPA brewed in Vermont”… […]
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Fresh 2014 Crop Hops – from $10.95 per lb

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 07:04
eBay Seller hausotterted has appeared on HBF many times.  We have received great feedback on this seller.  This seller periodically pulls their entire store from eBay, essentially closing down.  My theory on that is that they are traveling or otherwise busy and aren’t able to fill orders in a timely manner.  That dovetails in nicely with the […]
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Brother PT2730 Labeler for Brewery Organization on Gold Box Deal

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 06:46
PT2730 PC, Mac or Standalone Labeler from Brother Label keg lines, kegs, manifolds, storage bins and more. I’m fond of Brother labeling machines that have the ability to use their “Extra Strength Adhesive” labeling tape.  Those labels have extra strength adhesive that works well in harsh environments including moist places like kegerators. Lots of TZe […]
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Ends Soon: 10% Off Yeastir – The USB Stir Plate

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 06:31
Yeastir stir plates run off any USB power Supply.  They include… the stir plate, a 2 amp USB power supply and a 3/4″ stir bar. Features: Runs off any USB Power Source Includes 2 Amp USB Adapter for Maximum Performance Sports a low profile… Easy to store Includes a 3/4″ Stir Bar Large 9″ Base […]
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Beer In Ads #1470: Shook Itself Like An Angry Bulldog

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 23:09
Wednesday’s ad is for Budweiser, from 1910. After fighting a muskie fish you’re “mad and sweaty” you’ll want a beer. But I love their description of Budweiser. “It’s alive with the strength of the finest barley grown in the New World and the tonic...

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Patent No. WO1999007820A2: Lipid Removal

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:33
Today in 1999, US Patent WO 1999007820 A2 was issued, an invention of Charles Bamforth, Dickie Kamini, and Robert Muller, for their “Lipid Removal.” Here’s the Abstract: A method for removing lipids material from beer or other beverages. The beer is contacted with immobilized...

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Great Fermentations Recipe Kit Sale – 20% Off with Purchase of 2 or More

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:35
Great Fermentations is doing a 20% off extract recipe kit sale.  They let you pick the kits via a poll conducted on Homebrew Finds over the past week. The winners of this community driven sale are… Brain Eater Pale Ale and Heady Nugs.  Great Fermentations is also throwing the third place recipe – Thanks for the Mammaries […]
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Reader Tip: 50 Foot 1/2″ Immersion Chiller – $77 (or less?)… Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:56
Thanks to HBF Reader Dave for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF 50 Foot Copper Immersion Chiller.  10″ Diameter, 11″ To the top coil, 23″ To the bend that goes over the kettle lip.  Made in the USA. Use to… chill your beer down. Dave says: “You can’t build it for cheaper than this!! Plus Free […]
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Reader Tip: 1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop – $49.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:44
Thanks to HBF Reader for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF This Rosewill 1,8000 watt Induction Cooker from newegg is selling for $69.99.  Apply coupon code EMCANKV88 and the price drops to $49.99.  Shipping is free.  It also comes with some manner of stainless kettle but I can’t even figure out what size it […]
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Dual Scale Refractometer w/Corrected Scale… $21.99

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 16:26
The RSG-100ATC refractometer reads in both Brix and Gravity.  This refractometer features a corrected scale and ATC (automatic temperature compensation). 2/18/15 6:25 PM Central: We had this on HBF toward the end of January at $24.99.  Charlie the guy behind the company who makes this refractometer Magnum Media contacted me to let me know that he marked […]
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BACTtrack Element Professional Breathalyzer – $79.99, Best Price + $5 Instant Coupon

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 16:25
Uses xtend fuel cell sensor technology for trusted, accurate results Internal breath pump ensures a stable air sample is achieved Manufactured by BACtrack, the No:1 most-trusted brand of breathalyzers, with over 13 years of experience providing the most accurate, convenient and affordable breath alcohol testing devices on the market BAC test results displayed in under […]
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Beer Birthday: Larry Sidor

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 16:05
Today is Larry Sidor’s 65th birthday. Larry brewed for a long time at the Olympia Brewery in Washington before moving on to Deschutes Brewing Co. in Bend, Oregon. He left Deschutes at the end of 2011 to strike out on his own, and opened the Crux Fermentation Project, which is also in Bend....

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Patent No. 879604A: Beer-Tap

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:27
Today in 1908, US Patent 879604 A was issued, an invention of John Wawrzinski, for his “Beer-Tap.” There’s no Abstract, but it’s described as an “invention as for its object [is] to provide a beer tap with a back pressure valve of novel construction which Will...

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Reader Tip: Two lbs Organic Raw Honey – $10.49, $5.25 per lb Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:55
Thanks to HBF Reader Russell for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF Puritan’s Pride has marked down Honeywell Organic Raw Honey down to Two four $10.49.  That’s $5.25 per lb.  Shipping is free.  No coupon code is required. Use for making mead or as a fermentable in one of your next homebrews Check […]
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2 Oz Simcoe Whole Hops – $4.49, $2.50 per Ounce

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:27
Simcoe is tough to find in stock, let alone find it on sale.  MoreBeer just put their 2 oz Whole Hop Simcoe offering on sale for $4.49.  That’s $2.25 per ounce.  Shipping is free with a $59 order. Hop Statistics (from the product page): Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 14.0% Beta Acids: 4.0 – 5.0% Alpha-Beta […]
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