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American Craft Beer Week 2015

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:49
Today begins the 10th annual American Craft Beer Week, which is themed this year as Cheers to the Sweet Land of Li-beer-ty. This year it will take place May 11-17, and “all 50 states will hold events including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap...

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Patent No. 921032A: Counter-Pressure Bottling-Machine For Beer

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:23
Today in 1909, US Patent 921032 A was issued, an invention of Ralph Waldo Webster and Leuig Chew, for their “Counter-Pressure Bottling-Machine for Beer, Mineral Waters, and the Like.” There’s no Abstract, and all it says in the description is that Schwartz “invented new and...

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20% Off “1 Hour IPA” + Brew Day Pictures

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:03
1 Hour IPA, from Great Fermentations, is inspired by… Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.  It, along with all of GF’s Kits both Extract and All Grain, is marked down 20% as part of a short sale. Check out: Brewing “1 Hour” IPA – from grain to glass 1 Hour IPA – All Grain and Extract – Buy 2 or More […]
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Run a Homebrew Shop? Homebrew Finds for Homebrew Shops

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:32
Do you run a homebrew shop?  Want to connect with new manufacturers and suppliers? Homebrew Finds periodically works with suppliers and manufacturers to connect with you.  If you’d like to get in the loop… drop us an email and we’ll add you to the list. Recent Great Deals:
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Beer Birthday: Jack McAuliffe

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:00
Today is the 70th birthday of Jack McAuliffe, the father of the modern microbrewery. Jack incorporated his New Albion Brewery in October of 1976, and began producing beer the following year from his tiny brewery in Sonoma, California. His 1-barrel system suggests he may also have been the first...

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ProFlow Dynamics Cam and Groove Quick Disconnects

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:00
I’ve used ProFlow Dynamics Quick Disconnects on my kettles, mash tun, pumps and tubing for a long time.  They have worked great for me.  I put male connectors kettles, mash tuns and pumps and use female connectors for tubing.  These are made from Stainless Steel and are available in lots of configurations.  I also take […]
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Patent No. 227450A: Beer-Cooler

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:55
Today in 1880, US Patent 227450 A was issued, an invention of William Schwartz, for his “Beer-Cooler.” There’s no Abstract, and all it says in the description is that Schwartz “invented certain Improvements in Beer-Keg Receptacles.” I guess you have to read through the...

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Reader Tip: 75 lb Digital Scale (for weighing grain) – $19.99

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:38
Thanks to HBF Reader Stephen for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF 75 lb Capacity Digital Scale from Weighmax.  Tare Feature (allows you to subtract the weight of the container to get a true reading on contents).  .2 ounce resolution.  Weighs in lbs, ounces, kilograms and grams.  Powered by a 9 V battery or […]
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The Simcoe Single Hop Experiment Recipe Kit – $30.99

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:00
The Simcoe Single Hop Experiment Recipe Kit.  Part of the Single Hop Experiment (Extract – All Grain). About: The Single Hop Series available at MoreBeer! enables home brewers to try a few different single hops to compare how they integrate into the same base recipe. This way, you can take two beers that are virtually the […]
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Heads Up: 1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop Burner Coming up on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:37
1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop Burner Model 8300ST Features: Duxtop Induction Cooktop uses 120 volts, 15 amps of electricity – standard in all homes; Lightweight and compact for easy handling and storage Digital sensor touch control panel; Child Safety Lock system (press and hold the Safety Lock Key for 3 sec to activate) Built-in count-down digital […]
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Ends Soon: 10% Off Ohmbrew Automations Fermostat

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:25
The Fermostat from Ohmbrew Automations is a dual stage temperature controller.  That means it can control both a heating and a cooling source to really dial in temperature.  The Fermostat allows you to program set fermentation profiles and also has the ability to log temperature data. Features: A dual-stage programmable thermostat to control your fermentation chamber. Create and share […]
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Reader Tip: Up to 45% Off Select Wine Accessories at Home Depot

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:19
Thanks to HBF Reader Tim for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF Home Depot’s Special Buy of the Day is up to 45% Off Select Wine Accessories.  Options include an 8 bottle wine rack, Wine Enthusiast 20 oz Pinot Wine Glass Set, Wine Aerator and three different Old Dutch Copper Party Tubs. Check […]
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Reader Tip: $20 Off Spike Brewing Kettle + 20% Off Pro Flow Kettles

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:55
Thanks to HBF Reader Ryan for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF Save $20 on this brew kettle from Spike Brewing.  Tell them you saw it on Homebrew Finds! Also Consider…. Proflow Dynamics has long provided quality stainless cam lock fittings to homebrewers.  I have used those myself on several kettles over the […]
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20% Off Beers Kits! – Two or More – All Grain and Extract

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 06:39
Buy Two or more Beer Kits at Great Fermentations and get 20% off.  This applies to both Extract and All Grain Kits.  Some kits to consider – Brain Eater Pale Ale (think 3 Floyds Zombie Dust), Amarillo Face (think 3 Floyds Gumballhead, Hearts Squared (think Bell’s Two Hearted), Heady Nugs, 1 Hour IPA (think 60 minute […]
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Beer In Ads #1551: Bases Loaded, Two Out And S-M-A-C-K

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:04
Sunday’s ad is for Budweiser, from 1986. The ad illustrates a scene at a baseball game, with a uniformed beer vendor — how does he keep that hat on his head? — is pouring a bottle of Budweiser into a paper cup, while they watch the game, eat hot dogs and order more beer. Seems […] The...

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Patent No. 20120111874A1: Plastic Beer Keg

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 19:32
Today in 2012, US Patent 20120111874 A1 was issued, an invention of William P. Apps, for his “Plastic Beer Keg.” Here’s the Abstract: A plastic keg includes a liner including a neck portion and a body portion. A lid having an opening is disposed at least partially over the liner....

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Beer Birthday: Marty Nachel

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 16:44
Today is the 57th birthday of beer writer Marty Nachel, author of Beer For Dummies and Homebrewing For Dummies. I’ve gotten to know Marty better over the last few years, judging the finals of the Longshot Homebrew competition and the World Beer Awards, and he’s a great person to share a...

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2 Used Ball Lock Kegs – $99.99

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 16:10
It’s been quite a while since these have been available at $99.99 – the last time I posted about them was back in March.  They are available again as of this posting… via eBay.  Two used Ball Lock Cornelius Kegs for $99.99 + calculated shipping.  These include a new set of o-rings. Check it out – Here […]
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Patent No. 4383040A: Fermentation Process And Apparatus

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 14:49
Today in 1983, US Patent 4383040 A was issued, an invention of Richard Fricker, for his “Fermentation Process and Apparatus.” Here’s the Abstract: A method for continuous fermentation in which carbohydrate solution is fed continuously into a fermentation zone containing...

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Speidel Fermenters – Back in Stock

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 14:00
Speidels are great fermenters packed with features.  Heavy Duty HDPE Construction – durable and resistant to oxygen transfer,  Safe – no glass breakage risk, built in handles, large lid opening means easy cleaning, all ports seal with gaskets, includes spigot (no more siphoning) and 2 Piece Speidel airlock.  Designed and manufactured in Germany.  Available in […]
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