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Reader Tip: KAB4 Banjo Cooker – $82.94 shipped

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:47
Thanks to HBF Reader for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] KAB4 Propane Cooker by Bayou Classic.  High pressure, Banjo style cooker.  10″ cast iron burner.  Heavy duty welded one piece frame.  Powerful.  Great for oversized pots up to… 120 quarts.  Includes UL listed 20 PSI Regulator. 2/2/16 8:45 AM Central: This highly rated LP […]
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13 Gallon Food Safe Drums for Fermenters and Grain Storage

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 05:00
13 gallon food safe containers via eBay. Drill a 1/2″ hole in the lid and add an airlock grommet [Search: Airlock Grommet] and you’re up and going with a 13 gallon fermenter. You could also use this as a food safe 13 gallon grain storage container. At an estimated 5 lbs per gallon, these would […]
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Silicone Drying Mat – $9.99

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 01:00
Final Touch FTA1880-7 Silicone Glass Drying Mat.  Designed to maximize airflow and drainage to allow items to dry faster.  Holds 6 to 8 red wine glasses or 8-12 white wine glasses.  Rolls for easy storage.  Can also be used as a trivet as heat resistant up to 425F; Made from food-safe silicone. Use to aid […]
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Beer In Ads #1808: George Washington — “Father Of His Country”

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 22:58
Monday’s ad is for Budweiser, from 1915, No. 1 in a series they did in 1914-15 called “Framers of the Constitution of the U.S.A.” The first one features George Washington, and tells the story of Washington presiding over the Constitutional Convention and draws some clumsy...

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5 Sets of Replacement Keg O-Rings + O-Ring Pick – $12.95

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 21:30
(5 sets) O-Ring Gasket Set for Cornelius Home Brew Keg by Captain O-ring LLC You get – (5) Lid Closure O-Ring (10) Tank Plug O-Rings and (10) Dip Tube O-Rings.  Made from food safe-oring material  Includes a plastic o-ring pick to easily remove o-rings. Also available in a 3 pack 2/1/16 11:30 PM Central: These are selling […]
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Bock

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 15:21
In support of my newly hatched scheme to have a monthly discussion about different types of beer, Typology Tuesday, I offer the second style guide for Bock, which will be our second beer for February 2016. Bock Bock is a traditional lager style that I’d never been too fond of, until at least,...

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Announcing Next Typology Tuesday: Bock

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:19
Last month I kicked off Typology Tuesday with American Barleywine. This month, if you want to play along, we’ll be talking about Bock, specifically traditional German bock. Always the last Tuesday of the month, February’s Typology Tuesday will take place on February 23. So on or before...

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Three Easy Upgrades for Brew Day

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:56
Looking for some simple upgrades to make brew day go more smoothly?  Consider these three gear purchases. #1 –  24″ Stainless Steel Whisk.  This whisk is great for: 1.  Stirring in extract.  It easily breaks up clumps, 2.  Stirring the mash 3.  Starting a whirlpool and 4. Helping chill more quickly (place in the middle […]
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Belgian Style Taster Glasses – $1.95 Each at Crate&Barrel

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:34
Thanks to HBF Readers Cody and Todd for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] 5 oz Belgian Style Taster Glass from Crate & Barrel.  About: “Small-scaled version of the classic tulip-shaped beer glass offers samples of Belgian ales and other aromatic beers, maximizing their taste and preserving their creamy heads. Glasses stack for convenient storage.” Crate […]
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Patent No. 4005813A: Single-Opening Beer Keg And Method Of Producing From Conventional Keg

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:35
Today in 1977, US Patent 4005813 A was issued, an invention of Mack S. Johnston, for his “Single-Opening Beer Keg and Method Of Producing From Conventional Keg.” Here’s the Abstract: A single-opening beer keg is produced from a beer keg of conventional configuration which has a bung...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Johann Schiff

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:06
Today is the birthday of Johann Schiff (February 1, 1813-?). Schiff was born in Rohrbach, Germany, but appears to have emigrated to Ohio by at least 1850, but probably earlier. He was a co-owner on the Eagle Brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio, which was known by various names names, such as the Schaller...

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Ends Soon: Inkbird Itc-310T, Dual Stage with 6 Programmable Timers – $46.74 w/Instant Coupon

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 09:26
Itc-301T by Inkbird.  Digital Dual Stage Pre-Wired Temperature Controller with 6 Timers. Dual stage means that the Itc-310T can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output is 1,100 watt at 120 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured […]
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Patent No. 3232489A: Portable Cooler Cabinet Construction

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:42
Today in 1966, US Patent 3232489 A was issued, an invention of H. L. Buffington, for his “Portable Cooler Cabinet Construction.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: The principal object of this invention is to provide a portable cooler or...

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Reader Tip: 25% Off Lavatools Thermometers!

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:16
Thanks to HBF Reader Trevor for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Javelin Pro Ultra High Performance Digital Thermometer by Lavatools 3 second readings.  Large 2″ backlit display.  IP65 Splash Resistant Construction.  Intelligent,  Stabilization Alert + Temperature Hold + Min/Max.  Magnetic Refrigerator Attachment, 2/1/16 9:15 AM Central: Lavatools are discounting their Javelin Pro and Javelin […]
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Reader Tip: $6.97 Gamma Seal Lids at Menards

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:02
Thanks to HBF Reader Kent for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Pictured: Gamma Seal Lids from Emergency Essentials I store most of my grain in 5 or 6 gallon buckets with Gamma Seal Lids.  For recipe kits, I’ll store the whole kit (minus yeast and hops) in it’s own bucket.  Gamma Lids come with two […]
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(4) 5 Gallon Low Profile Ball Lock Kegs…. $149.99… $37.50 Each!

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:35
Set of (4) 5 gallon, low profile ball lock kegs.  Stainless steel construction, pressure tested (and guaranteed to hold pressure).  Each keg also comes with a brand new set of orings. Adventures in Homebrewing has marked down this set of 4 kegs to just $149.99.  That figures to $37.50 each. Set of Four, 5 Gallon Low-Profile […]
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(10) 10 CC Syringes – $3 Shipped + Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 06:00
Why would these have anything to do with homebrewing, you ask?  Great question.  These are an easy way to measure 6 mL of Star San.  Put 6 mL of Star San in 1 gallon of distilled water and you’ve got sanitizing solution.  Fill up a spray bottle and you’re ready to sanitize for pennies a […]
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Beer In Ads #1807: A Wise Choice

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:46
Sunday’s ad is for Bock Beer, from 1948. This is kind of a freaky looking goat, lean and mean, with fire in his eyes. But I’m still mesmerized. I guess bock really is “A Wise Choice.” The post Beer In Ads #1807: A Wise Choice appeared first on Brookston Beer Bulletin.

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Historic Beer Birthday: William Hoffmeister

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 20:54
Today is the birthday of William Hoffmeister (January 31, 1827-1902), who was born in Germany, but emigrated to the U.S. in 1847, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. There in 1856 he founded the William Hoffmeister Brewery, but it was only in production until 1873, when he closed it and opened a saloon....

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Milwaukee Instruments MA871 Digital Refractometer w/Padded Case – $123.20, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 18:00
MA871 Digital Refractometer by Milwaukee Instruments.  Includes padded protective padded box. 1/31/16 8 PM Central: This refractometer and protective box combo is selling for $123.20.  That’s the best historical Amazon price I found.  Shipping is also free.  For comparison, this is selling (as of this posting) for about the same price as the version without a protective […]
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