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Beer Birthday: Luke Nicholas

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:45
Today is also the 45th birthday of Luke Nicholas, founder/brewer of Epic Brewing in New Zealand. Luke brewed for many years in New Zealand before striking out on his own, and also lived in the States for a spell working for RealBeer.com and became fond of hoppy beers. As a result, his beers are...

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Fast Weigh Digital Gram Scale (600 x .1 Grams) – $6.69

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:00
600 gram capacity.  .1 (1/10th) gram precision.  This is great for accurately weighing hops [5 Most Recent Hop Finds], spices and small amounts of specialty grains.  I have smaller, 500 gram version of this scale.  Hands on review of that scale – here 2/2/16 6 PM Central: This highly rated scale is selling for just $6.69. […]
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Free Growler with Purchase of an Irish Red Ale at NB

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 15:00
Buy and Irish Red Ale Kit (extract version) from Northern Brewer and they’ll throw in a free Northern Brewer Gold Crest Growler.  Use promo code GOBREW to get your free growler. Check out the full details – Free Growler with Purchase of an Irish Red Ale
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Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Growler… $36.93 Shipped, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:34
Klean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap by Klean 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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Reader Tip: 5 Sets of Keg O-Rings – Pin and Ball Lock Kegs – $8.95

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:00
Thanks to HBF Reader Tom for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] 5 sets of keg o-ring replacements.  Universal – fits both ball lock and pin lock kegs. You get: : (5) Lid Closure O-Rings (10) Ball Lock Tank Plug O-Rings (10) Pin Lock Tank Plug O-Rings (10) Universal Dip Tube O-Rings + One “homebrewed with […]
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Hands On: Mashed In Custom Ingredient Tap Handles

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:33
Mashed In makes beautiful custom beer tap handles from actual brewing ingredients including hops, a variety of grains and more.  Here’s a hands on look. I have four Mashed In Tap Handles.  Pictured in this photo, left to right – hops, amber grain, dark grain and light grain.  These are made of a resin material […]
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15% Off Midwest Supplies orders of $100 or More

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:28
Spend $100 or more at Midwest Supplies and they’ll discount your order by 15%.  This applies to nearly everything although there are a few exceptions.  Use deal code NOSHADOW to get the discount. Grab the full details – Take 15% Off Orders Over $100
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Historic Beer Birthday: Frank Senn

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:22
Today is the birthday of Frank Senn (February 2, 1838-November 8, 1913) who was born in Mechtersheim, Germany, which today is known as Römerberg, but settled in St. Louis, Missouri with his parents in 1853. In Louisville, Kentucky, he opened the Frank Seen Brewery in 1874, but later sold it to his...

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Patent No. 3559869A: Beverage Cooler

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:37
Today in 1971, US Patent 3559869 A was issued, an invention of John J. Reynolds, for his “Beverage Cooler.” Here’s the Abstract: The application discloses a seamless, corrugated paper container having a top opening larger than its base and therefore capable of being nested with like...

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Beer Birthday: Jamie Floyd

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:04
Today is the 44th birthday of Jamie Floyd, co-owner/brewer of Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Oregon. Jamie has been a fixture in the Oregon brewing scene for many years, having brewed at Steelhead Brewing, also in Eugene, before opening Ninkasi with Nikos Ridge in 2006. Join me in wishing Jamie a very...

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Brewhog Determines An Early Spring Bock For 2016

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:59
Over in Gobbler’s Knob, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Phil the Groundhog — a.k.a. the Brewhog — raised up his head this morning and looked around, and this year did not see his shadow. You know what that means? It means an early spring, and earlier spring bock for us. You can see a video of...

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Patent No. 911405A: Beer Cooler

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:46
Today in 1909, US Patent 911405 A was issued, an invention of John D. Hendrix, for his “Beer Cooler.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes this summary: This invention relates to beer coolers, the object of the invention being to provide a simple and effective...

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Pyrex Brand Erlenmeyer Flask – $16.45, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:34
2 Liter Erlenmeyer Flask by Pyrex.  Heavy duty rim.  Made from borosilicate glass.  Approximate graduations printed on the side in durable enamel.  Note: the product page image shows a 300 ml flask.  It’s my guess that that’s a stock image used across multiple models.  The description clearly states this is a 2L size. Use for […]
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MoreBeer’s RoboPorter – $35.99, Save $8

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:00
MoreBeer’s RoboPorter Robust Porter.  The extract recipe features British Crystal 50/60, Chocolate Malt, White Wheat, Carafa II along with Fuggles and Cascade Hops.   Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day […]
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Reader Tip: Ball Valve and Weldless Kit… $20.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 07:10
Thanks to HBF Reader Tom for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] 1/2″ Stainless Steel Ball Valve, Weldless Kit and Barb for just $20.99 with free shipping.  Use to add a ball valve to your brew kettle or kettle based Mash Tun or HLT.   1/2″ Stainless Steel Weldless Compact Ball Valve & Barb-Homebrew Beer […]
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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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