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Patent No. 900076A: Beer-Dispensing Apparatus

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:16
Today in 1908, US Patent 900076 A was issued, an invention of Sylvester J. Asbell, for his “Beer-Dispensing Apparatus.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes only this summary: My invention relates to apparatus for dispensing beer and similar beverages stored...

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Home Depot – 6.9 Cu Ft Deep Freeze – $168

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:39
6.9 Cubic Ft Deep Freeze from Home Depot.  You could use this to put together a Kegerator [See: Kegerator Tips & Gear] or a temp controlled fermentation chamber. Also: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller Reader Feedback on this deep freeze: Marcel says… “this will fit four ball lock kegs on the bottom platform.  Four is a tight […]
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Heads Up: Programmable, Electric Pressure Cooker – Coming Up on Lighting Deals

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:19
Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker.  6 in 1.  Large easy to use control panel.  6 quart capacity. Includes 3-ply bottom stainless steel cooking pot, stainless steel steam rack, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, instructions, recipes, and cooking time tables. I recently picked up a pressure cooker [Cuisinart CPC-600AMZ] in order to make […]
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Brand New Italian Made 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg – $94.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 08:00
High quality, Italian made, 2.5 gallon, double rubber handle ball lock kegs.  Kegs are 15″ tall, x 8.25″ diameter and weigh 7.5 pounds. This makes them approximately half the size of a 5 gallon keg. They fit pretty much everywhere from coolers to backpacks. The double rubber handles are preferably to single metal strap handles […]
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1 lb Cocoa Nibs… $6.79!

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 07:43
via RiteBrew… 1 lb of Cocoa Nibs for $6.79.  Add to your favorite stout or porter.  I’ve even had a very good blonde ale that had hint of chocolate in it.  A good way to have a lighter beer that’s a bit different. These have been out of stock for a long time.  From what […]
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Ends Soon: ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller… $15.29

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 07:10
The STC-1000 is a very popular homebrewing temperature controller.  One caveat of the STC-1000 (for some) is that the vast majority (maybe all?) display in Celsius only.  Yes you can do some firmware re-flashing and such things, but as far as off the shelf units, the vast majority read in Celsius.  Some may point to this offering. […]
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15 and 30 Gallon Barrels – from $34.99

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 06:40
Brand new 15 and 30  gallon drum barrels, made from heavy duty, FDA approved, and BPA free resin.  Add on an airlock grommet and these things look like big fermenters to me. Emergency Essentials has the 15 gallon size marked down to $34.99.  The 30 gallon size is on sale from $59.99.  These ship under […]
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Update: MoreBeer Perlick Faucet Sale

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 02:00
MoreBeer has discounted both versions of Perlick Stainless Steel Faucets that they carry.  The sale bring the 630SS, stainless forward sealing faucet down to $39.99 and the 650SS, stainless forward sealing + flow control faucet down to $49.99.  Both ship for free with a $59 order. Considering the real possibility of receiving free shipping, this […]
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10 Pack of Stir Bars – $19.95…. $2 Each

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 00:00
10 Pack of Magnetic Stir Bars by SEOH.  PTFE 6 x 25 mm (about an inch). Use along with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters. Why a Stir Plate? The constant motion of a stir plate integrates oxygen, puts yeast in constant contact with nutrients, relieves built up CO2 and […]
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Beer In Ads #1699: Tennis – Golf – Baseball

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:42
Monday’s ad is for Miller High Life, from 1939. Tennis – Golf – Baseball. “Wherever there’s action — wherever people are doing things — you’ll find Miller Hight Life.” Are there any places where people aren’t doing things? But by far my favorite line...

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Patent No. 3610478A: Tapping Device For Beer Kegs

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 22:48
Today in 1971, US Patent 3610478 A was issued, an invention of Mack S. Johnston, for his “Tapping Device For Beer Kegs and the Like.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes only this summary: Disclosed is a novel tapping device for beer kegs and the like including...

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Great Deals on Smart Weigh Scales

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 21:00
Looking through Amazon’s Today’s Deals Page I noticed they have a selection of Smart Weigh Scales on sale. Use to weigh grain, hops and other brewing ingredients Check out the full selection – Great Deals on Smart Weigh Products Shipping should be free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the […]
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Session #104: Reports Of The Session’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 20:35
For our 104th Session, our host is Alan McLeod, who writes A Good Beer Blog. For the topic, he’s extending the discussion I started a few weeks ago in The Monthly Session: Should It Continue Or Should We Let It Go? Twenty people weighed and cast a vote, and the ayes held the day, 15...

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Past Due Wine Yeast – from 15 Cents + Recent RiteBrew Items

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:56
RiteBrew has added three varieties of wine yeast to their Bargain Bin.  Prices start at… 15 cents. Yeast at RiteBrew: Omega Yeast Labs · Wine Yeast · Fresh Wyeast Pre-Order · Full Selection $75 orders automatically receive a shipping discount.  Check out our recently featured RiteBrew Items.
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Adventures in Homebrewing – OktoBREWfest Sale

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:12
As part of an OktoBREWfast Sale that went out earlier today, Adventures in Homebrewing has some new sales going on, along with highlighting some existing promos and great deals. Brand New 5 Gallon Ball Locks for $75 – This is a screamin’ deal.  I have both the 5 and 2.5 gallon versions of this keg. […]
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Kleen Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Growler

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:26
Klean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap by Kleen Kanteen 64 Ounce Stainless Steel Growler with large (1.75″) opening.  Flip top lid.  Vacuum insulation means that your beer will stay cold for a long time.  Since it’s made from Stainless Steel, there’s no worrying about broken glass.  That makes it great for the park, […]
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30% Off Site Wide at Label Peelers – Includes Hops – Cascade, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial & More

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 15:00
Label Peelers has a short 30% Off Site Wide with a few exceptions*.  No coupon or promo code is required.  That sale includes Label Peelers entire selection of hops including hops like Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Amarillo, Galaxy, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe and lots more, Visit Label Peelers *Some items not included in this sale due to enforced minimum advertised pricing. […]
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Gas Quick Disconnects with Built in Shut Off Valves

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:34
PLCD17004 Coupler by Colder Products Company 1/4″ Flow Coupler x 1/4″ Barb.  Max Pressure 120 PSI.  Operating Temps -40 to 180 deg F.  NSF Rated.  Meets – FDA, USDA, NSF and ROHS specifications. This has an integral inline shutoff valve.  That means when you disengage/de-couple this QD is stops the flow of gas. I use […]
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Beer Birthday: Morgan Cox

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:37
Today is the 38th birthday of Morgan Cox, founder and brewmaster of Ale Industries in Concord, California. Morgan started homebrewing at an early age, and washed kegs for Dave Heist at HopTown, before brewing at E.J. Phair. AFter eight years there, he left to open his own brewery, Ale Industries,...

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Your Purchase at Great Fermentations Helps Fight Breast Cancer + Recent GF Finds

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:14
When you purchase select items (“Thanks for the Mammaries” Milk Stout, Pink Moscato, Pink Bottle Caps, Pink Shrink Capsules) Great Fermentations will donate a generous 20% of the proceeds to help fight breast cancer! Check out the selection and details – Breast Cancer Awareness Month of Pink More from GF: Blichmann Sale! Quarterly Wyeast Private Collection […]
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