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Heads Up: Lavatools Thermowand Thermometer – coming up on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 08:21
The Thermowand is NSF approved – that means it is certified to meet commercial food safety standards, 4 second stated response time and a +- .9 deg F accuracy.  It is splash resistant, has a integrated magnetic refrigerator attachment and has a lifetime warranty. 1/7/17 10:20 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an […]
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5 Tier, NSF Wire Rack Shelving Unit – $62.85 on Lightning Deals

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 08:14
5 Tier Shelving Unit by Whitmor.  72″ Tall with 5 adjustable shelves.  350 lb per shelf (evenly distributed) capacity.  NSF approved. Use for storage and organization around your home brewery and beyond 1/7/17 10:15 AM Central: This is discounted to $62.85 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. Shipping to most US addresses is also free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. […]
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5 lb Tub Easy Clean – $19.52, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 08:10
5 lb pail of Easy Clean.  For cleaning and sanitizing. 1/7/17 10 AM Central: This has dropped to $18.52.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check […]
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Beer In Ads #2148: Bob Hope For Pabst

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 23:40
Friday’s ad is for Pabst Blue Ribbon, from 1948. In the later 1940s, Pabst embarked on a series of ads with celebrity endorsements, photographing star actors, athletes, musicians and other famous people in their homes, enjoying Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. This one features Bob Hope. He “was...

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Historic Beer Birthday: Gottlieb Heileman

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 15:15
Today is the birthday of Gottlieb Heileman (January 6, 1824-February 19, 1878). He was born “in Kirchheim unter Teck, Württemberg, Germany” and the founder of the G. Heileman Brewing Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1858 Here’s how the brewery was described in “100 Years...

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Stainless Top Digital Scale – 11 lb Capacity – $7.89, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:59
This digital scale has a stainless top, back lit LCD display, measures in lbs/ounces and grams/kilograms and has the (in my opinion) required tare function.  Tare lets you zero out the scale with the empty measuring vessel on so that you have an accurate weight that does not include the vessel. The 11 lb capacity […]
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Case of 12 [32] Ounce Bottles – $31.52, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:58
Case of (12) 32 ounce bottles by Wheaton 1/6/17 2:45 PM Central: These have dropped to $31.52.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found – these may be available for less via third party sellers. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can […]
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Reader Tip: $5 off any book over $5 on Google Play!

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:06
Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] As of this posting, Buy a book over $5 from Google Play and get a $5 credit.  Not how long this will last and it may be targeted.  Check Google Play to see if it’s still going on.  Homebrewing titles are available on […]
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Reader Tip: Stainless Funnel w/Strainer – SEE UPDATE

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:49
Thanks to HBF Reader Scott for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Stainless Steel Kitchen Funnel with Removable Strainer/Filter for Essential/Cooking Oils, Flask Funnel for Transferring of Liquid, Fluid, Dry Ingredients & Powder, 5- Inch,Silver – HOXHA
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Klean Kanteen Insulated 16 oz Tumbler – $13.75

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:24
16-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Tumbler by Klean Kanteen. Stainless Steel.  Vacuum Insulated.  Vacuum insulation keeps your beer (or other beverage – what… other beverage?) cold.  Also resists condensation and sweating. 1/6/17 11:15 AM Central: This has recently sold for over $18.  It’s dropped to $13.75. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to […]
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25′ Stainless Steel Wort Chiller – $49.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:13
25′ Stainless Steel Immersion Wort Chiller from MoreBeer.  10″ diameter, 8″ to the top of the coil, 15″ to the bend.  Includes 8′ tubing and brass faucet adapter.  Made entirely in the US. Use to… chill your wort after the boil.  Stainless has the advantage of continuing to look good and being easy to maintain. […]
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New from MoreBeer: 50 Cal BMG Tap Handles

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 07:31
50 caliber bullet tap handles.  Hand polished and coated with an anti-tarnish lacquer. Faucet Handle – 50 Cal BMG D1275 – $14.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds This ships for free as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Promo.  Grab your next recipe kit – See: […]
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100 Gram Calibration Weight – $4.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 07:23
100 gram calibration weight.  OIML Class M1 Accuracy to 10 mg.  1 1/2″ high by 1″ wide. Use to check your gram scale for accuracy.  Depending on your scale’s requirements (check the manual) this could also be used for calibration. 1/6/17 9:15 AM Central: This is selling for $4.99 with free shipping to most US […]
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Digital pH Meter – SEE UPDATE

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 06:30
Digital pH Meter.  Auto calibration button.  ATC.  0.00-14.00 pH Measurement Range.  + Includes extra set of pH buffer powder. You can use a pH meter to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer. HealthyWiser Digital pH Meter + Free Extra Set of pH buffer powder, pH Pen Tests Water, […]
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Beer In Ads #2147: Gregory Peck For Pabst

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:00
Thursday’s ad is for Pabst Blue Ribbon, from 1949. In the later 1940s, Pabst embarked on a series of ads with celebrity endorsements, photographing star actors, athletes, musicians and other famous people in their homes, enjoying Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. This one features Mr. & Mrs....

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13 Gallon Food Safe Drums for Fermenters and Grain Storage

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 19:35
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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Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid 1/2 Cup Food Storage Containers, 2 pack – $2.91, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 18:21
1/2 cup Rubbermaid Containers with easy finds lids.  I use these exact containers for storing small parts and pieces like smaller o-rings. 1/5/17 8:15 PM Central: These have dropped to just $2.91. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part […]
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Norpro Cork Puller – $5.50 on Lightning Deals, Limited Availability

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 18:00
Cork Puller by Norpro.  Includes sheath to cover tongs.  Measures 5″. 1/5/17 10 PM Central: This is discounted to $5.50 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. That’s supposed to last until about 1:30 AM on the 16th or while supplies last.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability […]
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Beer Birthday: Matt Bonney

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 17:10
Today is the 43rd birthday of Matt Bonney, formerly of Brouwer’s and Bottleworks, both in Seattle, Washington, and now proprietor of Toronado Seattle. Bonney’s one of my favorite people in the industry. You’d be hard-pressed to find a person more passionate about good beer. He...

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New Brewer’s Reserve Kits! – Temple of Rye Imperial Porter & Tank Seven

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 14:03
Great Fermentations has released a new round of Brewer’s Reserve Recipe Kits.  The Brewer’s Reserve series of beer kits are limited availability and available (while supplies last) in both all grain and extract versions. Temple of Rye Imperial Porter. from Great Fermentations… “WHISKEY AND BEER.  A couple of years ago we got a 64 gallon […]
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