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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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Historic Birthday: George Crum

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 13:10
Today is the date that George Crum died in 1914, and the closest anyone knows about when he was born is July 1832, although some accounts say as early as 1822 and at least one more gives 1831. But he was born George Speck, but changed his name to “Crum” (July 1832-July 22, 1914). He...

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RSG-100ATC Dual Scale Refractometer w/ATC… $18.88… Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:00
The RSG-100ATC refractometer reads in both Brix and Gravity.  It also features ATC – automatic temperature compensation. RSG-100ATC Refractometer.  Dual Scale, Reads 0-32% Brix & 1.000-1.130 Wort Specific Gravity.  .2% Brix/.001 Specific Gravity Resolution.  Accuracy: +/-0.2% Brix and +/-0.001 Wort Specific Gravity.  ATC from 10-30’C (50-86’F). 7/22/16 2 PM Central: This highly rated dual scale refractometer is selling for […]
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Digital pH Meter and TDS Meter Combo – $11.95 Shipped

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:15
Digital pH Meter and TDS Meter combo via eBay for $11.95 with free shipping Use the pH meter to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer.  The TDS meter could come in handy for checking your RO filter [See: Review – Portable Reverse Osmosis Water System] or for checking purchased […]
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Beer Birthday: Steve Grossman

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:44
Today is the 64th birthday of Steve Grossman, the Beer Ambassador at Sierra Nevada, and co-founder Ken Grossman’s older brother. “Steve grew up in Southern California, where he and his younger brother Ken learned about the art of home brewing. Steve continued to homebrew throughout...

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1 lb Centennial… $10

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:15
Nikobrew has lbs of 2014 Crop Cascade Pellets marked down to just $10.  This is a great deal. Also from Nikobrew… Limited Availability: 4 x 1 lb Hop Grab Bags, Limited Availability: 1 lb bags of Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic and Simcoe.  Select “C” Crop Hops are on sale (from… $8/lb)…. Centennial, Chinook, CTZ – crop year varies CASCADE PELLET 2014 […]
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Patent No. 3895713A: Container Cover Structure

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:34
Today in 1975, US Patent 3895713 A was issued, an invention of Arthur K. Bunnell, assigned to Carling O’Keefe Ltd., for his “Container Cover Structure.” Here’s the Abstract: A container cover structure for a container in which a plurality of items, typically beer bottles, are...

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Dual Body, Two Pressure CO2 Regulator – $109.99 Shipped (Save $26)

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:14
Triple Gauge, Dual Pressure Primary CO2 Regulator made by Taprite in the USA.  Features 5/16″ barbs that should work with both 5/16″ and 1/4″ ID Tubing.  High quality… Taprite is the leading regulator manufacturer in the US. Benefits of a two pressure regulator… 1. Serve different beers at different pressures/carbonation levels, 2.  Serve and carbonate at […]
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50 Pint Size Vacuum Sealer Bags 4 mil Thick – $11.99

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 07:00
50 FoodVacBags 6X10 Pint Size Vacuum Sealer Bags by FoodVacBags.  4 mil Heavy-duty bags with embossed air-removal channels.  FDA Approved and BPA Free.  Microwave and dishwasher safe. I use these and I can tell you that they are nice, high quality vac bags.  They are mentioned in my FoodSaver V2244 Review.  These pint size bags […]
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Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer… $79.20 – Save 20%, Best Price!

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:34
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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Install a Priming and Purging Port for Easy Pump Operation

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:00
I use my High Flow March Pump to recirculate/vorlauf, transfer wort to my brew kettle, chill with a recirculating immersion chiller and transfer to my fermenter.  It works great, helps me chill down very quickly and overall, it shaves a significant amount of time off my brew day. When I first started using this pump, […]
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Free Gift Card with Blichmann Therminator Purchase + Blichmann Shopping Tip

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 05:00
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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Beer In Ads #1979: Friends From Across The Lake

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:23
Thursday’s ad is entitled Friends From Across the Lake, and the illustration was done in 1955 by Haddon Sundblom. It’s #110 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...

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6 x 3 Piece Airlocks… $7.99 – $1.33 Each Shipped!

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:00
(6) 3 Piece Fermenter Airlocks. 7/21/16 10 PM Central: This highly rated airlocks are selling for $7.99.  Shipping is also free.  That figures to just $1.33 each shipped.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability. 3-Piece Acrylic Fermentation Airlocks (6) Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to […]
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Stanley Adventure Stacking Vacuum Pint in Hammertone Green – $9.83, Best Price

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 18:00
Vacuum insulated pint.  18/8 Stainless steel.  Won’t rust.  Naturally BPA free.  Dishwasher Safe. Vacuum insulation should also reduce condensation on warm days. I’m a big fan of Stanley PMI branded coolers, growlers and such. I have… 16 Quart Adventure Cooler, 64 ounce insulated growlers (in both Hammertone Navy and Hammertone Green), 32 ounce insulated growler […]
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1 lb Centennial… $11!

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:00
Nikobrew has lbs of 2014 Crop Centennial Pellets marked down to just $11.  This is a great deal. Also from Nikobrew… Limited Availability: 4 x 1 lb Hop Grab Bags, Limited Availability: 1 lb bags of Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic and Simcoe.  Select “C” Crop Hops are on sale (from… $8/lb)…. Cascade – $10, Chinook – $8 , CTZ – $8.50 – crop year […]
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