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Beer In Ads #1507: Next Time

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 22:01
Friday’s ad is still another one for Budweiser, this one from 1959. It’s another ad from their “Where there’s life” series, this one is called “Next Time.” It’s hard to see what’s going on in this ad. A couple in a darkened room, their faces...

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Beerish Birthday: Nathan Fillion

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:44
This is not, strictly speaking, a beer birthday, which is why I called it a “beerish” one, but my wife and I are both Browncoats, fans of the criminally short-lived television show Firefly. Like many Browncoats, we’ve continued to follow its cast members, especially the star of...

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NSF Certified, Commercial 6 Tier Rack with Casters – $89.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:00
Looking through eBay’s Daily Deals I came across this commercial quality, 6 tier shelving unit. It includes 3″ commercial castor wheels (two lock).  Holds up to 500 lbs per shelf (3000 lbs for the entire unit, 500 lbs when on casters).  It is NSF rated for food safety.  Made from heavy duty steel.  The shelves […]
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Patent Nos. 2546250A & 2546251A: Process Of Concentrating Yeast Slurries & For Drying Yeast

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:30
Today in 1951, US Patents 2546250 A and 2546251 A were issued, both inventions of Stanley L. Baker, for his “Process of Concentrating Yeast Slurries” and “Process for Drying Yeast.” There’s no Abstract for either, but the description for the first is an...

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Oskar Blues Buys Perrin Brewing

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 14:06
Oskar Blues, makers of Dale’s Pale Ale and other canned beers, has announced acquisition of the Perrin Brewing Co. of Comstock Park, Michigan (near Grand Rapids). MLive is reporting the deal, and that as part of it, Keith Klopcic, who formerly worked with nearby West Side Beer Distributing,...

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20 Gallon NSF Certified Heavy Weight Kettle… $86.91 Shipped, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 13:45
80 Quart/20 Gallon APT80HD Kettle from Update International.  Heavy weight/heavy gauge aluminum. 3/27/15 3:45 PM Central: This kettle large 80 quart kettle has recently sold for $118.69.  It’s dropped to $86.91.  Shipping is free.   That’s the best historical Amazon price I could find.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability. […]
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Studies Show Studies Don’t Show Much

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:57
If there’s one thing prohibitionists love to shout about, it’s a new study showing how terrible alcohol is, and how it supports what they’ve been proselytizing about all along. A growing trend has been anti-alcohol groups funding studies, having the “team” look for...

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Reader Tip: $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping at Midwest Supplies No Minimum

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:40
Thanks to HBF Reader Dean for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF For a short time Midwest Supplies is offering $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping (with a few exclusions) site wide with… no minimum order. Check out the Full Details Recent Great Deals:
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Taylor 501 Connoisseur Line Instant Read Thermometer… $6.37

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:23
Stainless steel and glass construction Thermometer, model 501.  Instant Read, NSF approve and oversized dial for easy reading.  Range 20 to 220F.  Includes a pocket sleeve. 3/27/15 1:25 PM Central: This has recently sold for over $12.  It has dropped to $6.37.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up […]
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Gently used Blichmann Boil Coils and Control Modules on Sale

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:09
If you follow Blichmann pricing you’ll know that discounts are nearly non-existent.  Here is an exception.  Great Fermentations has a number of gently used BoilCoils and Control modules on sale.  Supply is limited. Here are the stipulations: All items qualify for flat rate shipping Standard warranty still good All sales are final. No returns Each […]
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8.5 Gallon Stainless Kettle, 2 Ports – $89.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:03
8.5 Gallon Stainless Kettle and Lid with (2) Ports.  The ports on this kettles are 1/2″ NPT and welded into place.  That means no drilling a hole yourself and no messing with weldless kits.  You can install a ball valve in the bottom port and a thermometer in the top port.  Since the bottom port […]
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6 Gallon PET Plastic Carboy – $20.99 + Hands On Review

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:15
Product Description – Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. I have this fermenter and it works great.  Check out my Hands on Review.  Stated capacity is 6 gallons, but I think it’s closer to 6.25 gallons.  Check out my review for more info on that. Specifications Uses a #10 stopper or a 5 Gallon Carboy Hood. Rated […]
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Patent No. 2740049A: Method And Apparatus For Destruction Of Live Yeast Cells In Beer

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:42
Today in 1956, US Patent 2740049 A was issued, an invention of William C. Stein Sr., for his “Method and Apparatus for Destruction of Live Yeast Cells in Beer.” There’s no Abstract, but the description states that the “invention relates to a method and apparatus for...

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ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Faulty Probe Announcement + Two Sales

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:27
ThermoWorks ChefAlarm is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo.  It tracks highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  The easy to read screen also has a backlight feature.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info. Over the past few months I have received word from […]
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Beer Birthday: Michael Jackson

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:23
Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 73rd birthday. I first met Michael in the early 1990s, shortly after my first beer book was published. He is all but single-handedly responsible for the culture of better beer that exists today. He began writing about good beer in the 1960s and 70s and...

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Craft Beer Cocktails at Home for Kindle – Free

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:24
Craft Beer Cocktails At Home for Amazon Kindle 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. 3/27/15 9:25 AM Central: This title […]
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Reader Tip: FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer on Woot

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:58
Thanks to HBF Reader Matt for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF Side note, Matt is the author of a recent guest post on HBF on the subject of Toasting your own Wood Chips Today, Home.woot has FoodSaver’s FSFSSL2222-P15 Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit discounted to $59.99 discounted as their daily deal. You get […]
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Ends Soon: Free Shipping at Northern Brewer w/$49 Order

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:40
For a short time, Northern Brewer is offering free shipping on orders over $49.  There are a few exclusions. Check out the full details and grab the coupon code Check out the Full Details More from Northern Brewer:
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Beer In Ads #1506: Nothing Like It

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:08
Thursday’s ad is yet another one for Budweiser, this one from 1961. It’s another ad from their “Where there’s life” series, this one is called “Nothing Like It.” A man eating a pizza by himself is having a beer poured for him by a uniformed waitress. I love...

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12 lbs of Oxi Clean Versatile Free – $32.63, $2.72/lb

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:01
Pack of (4) 3 lb containers of Oxiclean Versatile FREE.  Oxiclaen Versatile FREE is a percabonate based cleanser that is free of perfume, dyes and chlorine.  You get 12 lbs in all. Some homebrewers (including myself) use this as a budget replacement for PBW. 3/26/15 7 PM Central: This 12 lb bundle is selling for […]
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