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8.5 Gallon Ported Stainless Steel Kettle – $79.99 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 07:00
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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For the Love of Hops… Free – with new or renewed AHA Membership

Homebrew Finds - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 05:42
If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association, I think you should consider joining – Here’s Why For a limited time, when you join or renew your membership in the AHA… they will throw in a free copy of For the Love of Hops by Stan Hieronymus   [Read more about For The Love […]
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Beer In Ads #1981: Between Innings

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 23:08
Saturday’s ad is entitled Between Innings, and the illustration was done in 1955 by Pruett Carter. It’s #112 in a series entitled “Home Life in America,” also known as the Beer Belongs series of ads that the United States Brewers Foundation ran from 1945 to 1956. In this ad,...

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2 Liter Erlenmeyer Flask – $14.99 + Free Prime Shipping

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 16:00
2,000 ml/2L Erlenmeyer Flask with Heavy Duty Rim by American Labs.  Erlenmeyer flasks made from Borosilicate glass and are great for making yeast starters. Borosilicate glass is able to endure fast temperature swings. Description: “2000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask, single scale, graduated Height: 280mm, OD Neck: 50mm, OD Bulb: 166mm (approx) High quality inert 3.3 […]
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Free Shipping on 2 Packs of AMCYL Kegs – Beverage Elements

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:35
Through July 25, Beverage Elements is shipping two packs of new AMCYL brand ball lock kegs for free (to the continental US). Free Shipping on AMCYL Keg 2 Packs Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds
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Historic Beer Birthday: Michael Thomas Bass

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 14:08
Today is the birthday of Michael Thomas Bass (July 23, 1760-March 9, 1827). He was the son of Bass brewery founder William Bass who ran the brewery from 1787, greatly increasing the brewery’s business and expanding into new markets, such as the Baltic States and Germany. Here’s the info...

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Beer Birthday: Jeremy Danner

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 11:03
Today is the 35th birthday of Jeremy Danner, who’s the ambassador brewer for Boulevard Brewing. Jeremy’s a Kansas City native who worked at several bars, restaurants and breweries, working his way up to his present job with Boulevard. Given that his love affair began on his 21st...

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Patent No. 860936A: Bottle Carrier For Bottling Establishments

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 10:36
Today in 1907, US Patent 860936 A was issued, an invention of Max W. Norkewitz, for his “Bottle Carrier For Bottling Establishments.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: This invention relates particularly to machinery for bottling establishments...

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Beer Birthday: Fergus Carey

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 09:50
Today is the 53rd birthday of Fergus Carey, better known simply as Fergie. Fergie owns Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is co-owner of Monk’s Cafe with Tom Peters and is also a partner in Nodding Head Brewery. Fergie’s always a fun person to have around and...

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3 Way Expandable CO2 Manifold – $31.99 [Save $7] + Hands on Review

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 09:30
3 Way Expandable CO2 Manifold.  Each connection has a check valve and a shut off valve.  For gas, I prefer barbs over flare connections.  This has 5/16″ barbs but you can also use 1/4″ ID tubing.  There aren’t a lot of things in homebrewing that grow with you.  For example, when you get ready to […]
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Patent No. 860746A: Frame For Hop-Scoops

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 09:09
Today in 1907, US Patent 860746 A was issued, an invention of John N. Hoffman, for his “Frame For Hop-Scoops.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims: My invention relates to improvements in scoops for picking up and conveying hops, or the like, and it...

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Taylor 9842 Commercial NSF Listed Waterproof Thermometer – $9.49, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 08:45
Taylor 9842 Commercial Digital Thermometer by Taylor Precision.  Waterproof.  Easy Read 4 digit LCD display.  5″ stem.  Includes antibacterial storage sleeve.  Reads -40 to 450 deg F.  NSF listed.  Includes 1 yr warranty. I’ve owned this thermometer since March of 2010.  This has regularly gotten soaked and sometimes accidentally submersed.  As of  July 2016 that […]
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Brand New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $75 + Hands on Review

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 08:00
Brand New 5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs.  These are… New, ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, Ball Lock 5 Gallon Capacity and Have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more compared to single strap handle kegs.  Dimensions – 25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter. I have this keg.  Check out my Review of these great […]
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Price Drop: 1/4″ Male NPT to 1/4″ Female Flare – $5.72 + Make a Spunding Valve

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 07:24
Eaton Weatherhead 9100X4X4 Carbon Steel SAE 37 Degree (JIC) Flare-Twin Fitting, Swivel, Adapter, 1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Female.  Adapts 1/4″ NPT male end to 1/4″ JIC 37-degree flare female swivel.  Made from carbon steel. This fitting is featured in our Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally […]
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Ends Soon: Black Friday Pricing on Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 07:00
ThermoWorks is marking down their stellar Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [First Looks] by 20% to $79.20.  That’s the largest discount I’ve ever seen on the Mk4.  My contact at ThermoWorks says that this equates to Black Friday pricing.  This is a great deal! The Thermapen Mk4 boasts a number of great improvements and features including […]
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Ends Soon: Free Gift Card with Wort Chiller Purchase

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 06:00
For a limited time, Great Fermentations is giving away a $15 gift card (for use in September 2016) when you buy a wort chiller.  Several models are available including 25 and 50 foot copper immersion chillers, Shirron Plate Chiller and… Blichmann Therminator.  I’m a bit surprised that the Therminator is included in the mix as […]
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Brand New 3 Gallon AMCYL Ball Locks… $76.95

Homebrew Finds - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 05:00
Promo code HBS-3GAL makes brand new, two handle ball lock AMCYL kegs $76.95 for HBF Readers.  3 Gallon Kegs are great for small batches, on the go serving and splitting 5 gallon batches. New 3 Gallon AMCYL Ball Lock Keg w/ Dual Rubber Handles KEG-BLLCK-3GA-AMCYL-2HDLBDL – $76.95 when you use coupon HBS-3GAL Also: Portable Draft Serving Options
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Beer In Ads #1980: Supper On The Sand

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:52
Friday’s ad is entitled Supper on the Sand, and the illustration was done in 1955 by Douglass Crockwell. It’s #111 in a series entitled “Home Life in America,” also known as the Beer Belongs series of ads that the United States Brewers Foundation ran from 1945 to 1956. In...

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Beer Birthday: Travis Smith

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 15:36
Today is also the 37th birthday of Travis Smith, who’s a co-founder of Societe Brewing Co. in San Diego. Before that, Travis brewed at Russian River Brewing for a number of years, before moving south, where he brewed at both The Bruery and the La Jolla Brewhouse. His brewery has quickly...

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Patent No. 3895478A: Roll On Capping Head

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 14:38
Today in 1975, US Patent 3895478 A was issued, an invention of Kenneth F.M. Friendship, assigned to Continental Can Co., for his “Roll On Capping Head.” Here’s the Abstract: A roll on type capping head for applying closure cap blanks to the mouths of containers, such as bottles, jars or...

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