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Beer Birthday: Jeff Mendel

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 13:04
Today is the 54th birthday of Jeff Mendel, who’s currently with Left Hand Brewing out of Longmont, Colorado. I first met Jeff in Denver when he was one of the founders of Tabernash Brewing, who made on the best wheat beers I’d ever tasted outside of Germany. In 1998, Tabernash merged...

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Wine vs. Beer, Big vs. Small, More Trademark Woes

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 09:42
Opened in 2012, the tiny Cambria Beer Co. is located in the equally small town of Cambria, described more as a “seaside village,” boasting about 6,000 residents. It’s located along Highway 1, in San Luis Obispo County, midway between San Francisco and L.A. The brewery uses a small...

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Great Deal: 7.9 Gallon Speidel Fermenter – $49.99 Shipped + Review

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 09:08
The very popular 7.9 Gallon Speidel Fermenter is More Beer’s Deal of the Day.  $49.99 is a great deal on this great fermenter.  That beats the “12 Days of Christmas” price back in 2013 by $1. I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  I’ve used the 5.3 gallon for small batches for quite a while now.  These […]
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Reader Ozeri Professional Digital Scale, 17.6 lb Capacity Digital Scale… $9.77!

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 09:03
Thanks to Facebook Friend Kurtis for this tip!  Connect with HBF on Facebook - Here Ozeri’s Professional Digital Kitchen Scale has a 17.6 lb capacity.  Tare Feature.  Weighs in in pounds, kilograms, grams, and ounces (lb/oz, kg/g, fl.oz., ml).  Resolution of 1 gram or .1 ou. It seems like most digital kitchen scales top out at around 11 lbs.  This has a […]
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$4.99 Shipping Midwest Supplies! – Limited Time – Includes Heavy Glass Items

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 08:51
For a limited time, Midwest Supplies is offering flat rate shipping site wide (with a few exceptions).  This offer includes heavy glass items that are normally excluded from flat rate or free shipping deals. Check out the Full Details Recent Great Deals:
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Patent No. 3298835A: Process For Production Of A Hop Concentrate

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 07:38
Today in 1967, US Patent 3298835 A was issued, an invention of Murray Peter John Andrew, Clarke Brian James, Hildebrand Robert Peter, and Harold Frank Vincent, and assigned to Carlton & United Breweries, for their “Process for Production of a Hop Concentrate.” Essentially...

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Beer In Ads #1437: Refreshing As All Outdoors

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 22:06
Friday’s ad is still another one for Schlitz, from 1956. This is another backyard barbecue-themed ad, like yesterday’s, but in this one at least the attendees are dressed slightly more casually. The art is by Tom Hall, another popular illustrator of the day. What is in that bowl next to...

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Patent No. 20140017354A1: Beer Brewing System And Method

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:43
Today in 2014, just one year ago, US Patent 20140017354 A1 was issued, an invention of James Joseph and Brandy Callanan, for their “Beer Brewing System and Method.” Here’s the Abstract: The present subject matter relates to systems and methods for automated, whole grain brewing....

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Bayou Classic 11 Gallon Stainless Kettle… $74.99… Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 14:03
44 Quarts/11 Gallons, Stainless Steel Kettle + Lid from Bayou Classic.  These are made from 20 gauge high grade 18/8, 304 stainless steel. 1/16/15 4:01 PM Central: We featured this highly rated stainless kettle back toward the end of December.  At that time, it was selling for $80.99.  It’s dropped another $6 to $74.99.  That includes shipping.  This is a great […]
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First Looks: Variable Speed AC Fan for DIY Stir Plate or Kegerator Circulation

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:27
Fan with included AC Wiring and Variable Speed Control. I picked this cooling fan up primarily to put together a Stir Plate design that works with it.  I chose this model because… 1. It’s a good size (4.7″ square), 2. Is already wired for AC and, 3. Includes a variable speed function. AC Infinity AI-120SCX Speed Control […]
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Reader Tip: 12 Stainless Portion Cups – for hop and boil additions – $5.80

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:27
Thanks to HBF Reader Adam for this tip! (12) 1.5 Oz Capacity Stainless Steel Portion Cups from Update International I similar portion cups to portion out hop and other boil additions.  They are a great size, reusable and don’t take a lot of room since they nest together,  These are a staple in my Brew Day Box. 1/16/15 1:23 PM Central: […]
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Ends Soon: Label Peelers New Years Sale – 25% Off

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:19
Label Peelers is offering 25% Off Site Wide with a few exceptions*.  No coupon or promo code is required. Also Consider: 2014 Crop Hop Pre-Sale – 30% Off Visit Label Peelers *Items that have an enforced minimum advertised price (MAP), pre sales, and several items that are highly discounted not included in this sale. Can not be used with other […]
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8 lbs of PBW – $41.29, $5.19/lb

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:18
via RiteBrew.  8 lbs of PBW for $41.29.  That figures to just $5.19 per lb. 883129 – PBW – Powder Brewery Wash – 8lb – $41.49 Also Consider: RiteBrew’s Bargain Bin - Fresh Wyeast Pre-Order Recent RiteBrew Finds:
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Beer Birthday: Michelle Wang

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 08:35
Today is the birthday of Michelle Wang, who is the editor of the only craft beer magazine I know of published in China, Hops Magazine. We had a chance to meet a couple of years during a press junket to Antwerp that we both attended, along with some other beer journalists, and our paths have...

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Free Leather Carrying Case with Thermapen Purchase – Save $18

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:55
ThermoWorks is giving away a free Protective Leather Thermapan case with the purchase of a Thermapen - Review.  That’s an $18 value.  You can read more about the case on the accessories tab on the Thermapen Page. Check it out - Here I’m a happy Thermapen owner.  The Thermapen is the nicest thermometer that I own.  Check out my in depth Hands on Review including […]
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Ends Soon: ZChillers Spiral Star Counter Flow Wort Chiller Sale

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:52
ZChillers are made in the US, double tube counter flow wort chillers.  The interior tubing is a Spiral Star Design.  This spiraling increases the surface area of copper that’s in contact with your wort.  It also increases turbulence.  More movement across more surface area means your wort chills quickly. Just in case you didn’t get what you […]
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Patent No. 3364033A: Method Of Preparing Hop Extracts

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 07:27
Today in 1968, US Patent 3364033 A was issued, an invention of Lars O. Spetsig, assigned to Sweden’s Stockholms Bryggerier Ab, for his “Method of Preparing Hop Extracts.” There’s no Abstract, but here’s his introduction in the description. “This invention relates...

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Beer In Ads #1436: King Of The Grill

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 22:21
Thursday’s ad is yet another one for Schlitz, from 1954. You see the main figure from the ad — the King of the grill — appropriated and used in other posters, but this is where it originally appeared. The illustration was by another well-known artist of the day, Tran Mawicke. Don’t you...

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5 Stick on Fermenter Thermometer Strips – $8 – $1.60/ea Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:07
I posted these three days ago and they sold out relatively quickly.  I noticed they are available again tonight. 5 Stick on Style Thermometer Strips for your carboy or fermenter for $8.  Shipping is free.  That figures to $1.60 each including shipping. They read in both F and C, 4″ by 1/2″.  The description says “resistant to most cleaners […]
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Free Case of Wine Bottles with FastRack Wine System Purchase

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 19:08
Buy a FastRack Wine System from Midwest Supplies and they’ll throw in a free case of wine bottles. Check out the full details and grab the promo code Recent Great Deals:
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