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NorthernBrewer.com Black Friday Pre-Sale and Promo Codes

Northern Brewer Promo Codes for Black Friday

Northern Brewer Promo Codes for Black Friday

Northern Brewer is kicking off the homebrew Holiday Season with their first major home brewing sale. They are offering a promo code that can save you up to $100 on your purchase, depending on how much you spend. Here are all of the details on this Northern Brewer promo code.

Northern Brewer Promo Code Description: Use this NorthernBrewer.com Promo Code and save up to $100 on your purchase with this Northern Brewer coupon code.
NorthernBrewer.com Promo Code Date: 11/7/2018 to 11/12/2018
Northern Brewer Coupon Code: 15, 25, 50 or 100 – Click Here  
NorthernBrewer.com Promo Code Type: Northern Brewer Coupon Codes for November, 2018

Northern Brewer Promo Code Link: Save Up To $100 On Your Northern Brewer Purchase

Northernbrewer.com promo code found at:   https://homebrewingcoupon.com/

To activate this NorthernBrewer.com promo code, click the promo code link and enter your tiered promo code:

  1. Add ANY qualifying merchandise to your cart,
  2. Depending on the value of items in your cart, enter the corresponding promo code to receive your discount:
    Enter promo code ’15’ to receive $15 off your order over $100
    Enter promo code ’25’ to receive $25 off your order over $150
    Enter promo code ’50’ to receive $50 off your order over $250
    Enter promo code ‘100’ to receive $100 off your order over $500

Dry Hopping My Hazy IPA

 

I added my first round of dry hops to my new Hazy – New England style IPA.  As opposed to adding the hops to the beer after the fermentation has completed which is typically for a West Coast style IPA, with a Hazy you add it early in the fermentation; in this case after 3 days.  I will do a second round of dry hopping at day 7 of the fermentation as well. At this point I added 2 ounces of Mosaic hops and 1 ounce of Citra hops.  The fermentation chamber is smelling incredible to say the least!

Home Brewing for the Holidays

Adding Hops to the Boil

I was fortunate enough to get a little time off of work before New Year’s and decided to try and make the best of it!  I was able to dedicated a good deal of time to some home brewing projects and all in all I was able to brew 4 batches.  I made a 5 gallon batch of hard cider that I am aging on Oregon tart cherries, I brewed an Irish Stout that I am again on Irish Whiskey oak cubes, coffee and Irish Cream flavoring which I am calling car bomb, MoreBeer’s Hop Gatherer IPA which uses distilled hop oil and a slightly modified version of More Beer New England Style IPA called Haze Craze, their Hazy IPA.  In the coming weeks I will post recipes and reviews on all of them. For now, here are some photos from my most recent home beer brewing sessions.

 

Home Brewing Mash of an Irish Stout

Home Brewing Mash of an Irish Stout on a Blichmann 20 Gallon Mash Tun

 

Recirculating the mash using my stainless steel RIMS temperature controller and More Beer Stainless Steel Ultimate Sparge Arm

Recirculating the mash using my stainless steel RIMS temperature controller and More Beer Stainless Steel Ultimate Sparge Arm

 

Transferring my stout to my stainless steel SS BrewTech 7 Gallon Conical Fermenter

Transferring my stout to my stainless steel SS BrewTech 7 Gallon Conical Fermenter

 

Homebrewing Yeast Starters

 

Yeast Starter Kit

Yeast Starter Kit

MoreBeer.com currently has a coupon code for a 2000 ml and you can pick it up for $15.99. I personally have about 4 of these.  There are a few reasons why you might want to consider getting one and I have conducted a little test, if you answer yes to any of these 3 question, you may want to buy one before this MoreBeer promo code expires.

 

  1.  Do you like to look like a scientist? (I think this is why I have 4)
  2.  Are you not currently creating yeast staters for your home brewed beer?
  3.  If you are creating yeast starters, are you using a pot to do so?

 

If you answered yes to any of the three questions above then you probably want to consider picking one up especially if you are not currently creating a yeast starter. Yeast is a critical and primary component of your beer and is as critical as the grains that you use when it comes to developing the flavor of your beer. Have you ever had a German Hefeweizen and an American Hefeweizen or American Wheat Beer?  The basic hop structure and grain bill is the same in both beers, yet they taste incredibly different and that is because of the yeast.  I mention this because many home brewers do not realize how big of a difference the yeast in a beer makes. It does not only ferment the sugars in your beer, it is creating flavors while it does so that impact your finished beer, that is why there are so many varieties available.

 

Also consider that it is not just the variety of yeast that you choose to brew your beer with that determines the impact on taste. It is also the quantity, health and state of activity at the start of your fermentation that is important. All of these factors are important when it comes to avoiding off flavors in your beer and achieving a complete fermentation. This is especially important when brewing lagers and higher ABV beers like strong single IPA’s, Double IPA’s and Imperial Stouts.  A flask and stir plate are the best ways of activating your yeast, replicating yeast cells and making sure your yeast is healthy prior to starting the actual fermentation process. If you are just using the same old SA-05 yeast packet (not that it is a bad all around yeast) I encourage you to try some liquid yeast strains and in either case to make a yeast starter or at least re-hydrate your yeast prior to staring your fermentation.

 

Here is the link to the More Beer Promo Code:

 

More Beer Coupon Code For A Homebrew Yeast Starter Flask

 

Here is a link to a Homebrewing YeastStir Plate:

 

More Beer Coupon Code For A Home Brewing Stir Plate

 

 

 

Diet Beer!

Diet IPA Beer Kit for Homebrewing

Diet IPA Beer Kit for Homebrewing

$19.99 Diet IPA Homebrewing Beer Kit Sale

 

Promotion Date: 1-5-2015 to unknown
Promotion Details: $19.99 Diet IPA Home Brewing Beer Kit Sale
Coupon Item Description: Adventures in Homebrewing and Homebrewing.org are currently having a promotion that saves you over 50% on their Diet IPA Homebrewing Diet Beer Recipe Kit! Late additions of Mosaic hops give this India Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and resinous flavor. This diet beer homebrew recipe is only available while supplies last, so pick up this great home brewing deal while you can!

Click Here for this Diet IPA Beer Recipe Kit Promotion

 

MoreBeer Holiday Sale – Save Up To 50% On Homebrewing Gear!

MoreBeer Holiday Sale

MoreBeer Holiday Sale

 

MoreBeer.com annual 12 Deals of Christmas Sale is currently going on and you do not want to miss out on this one.  Every day they release new sale items that can save you as much as 50% on items such as beer brewing kits, homebrewing equipment and some of their top selling home beer brewing items!  For instance, today you can save 50% on a dual scale home brewing refractometer.  So check back often so see what will be their next homebrew deal! They will list the More Beer promo code at the bottom of the page and I will also list the best MoreBeer.com Coupon Codes on my home page and my home brewing coupon pages.

 

Click Here for this More Beer Promo Code Deal and Details!

 

 

Home Brewing Fermenters!

Home brewing stainless steel conical fermenters!

Homebrewing Fermenters

Stainless Steel Conical Homebrewing Fermenters

 

Back in my day, if you were a home brewer and wanted to ferment your beer, you only had a few options. You could ferment in a bathtub, plastic bucket, glass carboy or perhaps if you liked to hang out at the Renaissance Faire a bit too much you might ferment your beer in a wooden barrel.

 

Renaissance Faire Beer

Image courtesy of Angelfire

 

But now a days with home brewing growing so rapidly in popularity we have it easy and there are a variety of fermenter options we can choose from! So wipe that mascara and tears from your eyes pirate man, because home brewers can now brew with small scale versions of what pro brewers use and for relatively low prices. As a matter of fact, right now you can pick up a 14 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter for $495. Click here for more details. These are not some piece of junk fermenter either, they are the real deal, constructed from Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel.  Here are some specs on the stainless conicals:

 

  • Rotating Stainless Steel Racking Arm
  • 60° cone for yeast harvesting and cleaning
  • Weldless thermowell included
  • 1.5” Tri-Clamp Fittings on the lid, side and bottom
  • Molded Silicone Gasket for airtight Lid seal.
  • Pressure relief valve included
  • Spring-Loaded Lid Clamps hold Lid in place
  • The fermenter is pressurizeable to 5 PSI for beer transfers
  • Electrically etched (not painted) gallon markings

 

Stainless Steel Homebrewing Fermenters

Stainless Steel Homebrewing Fermenters

 

You can pick up a 7 gallon version of this stainless steel conical fermenter for just $395, but I would recommend the 14 gallon version which is currently $495 and is perfect for 10 gallon beer batches. Even if you are not brewing 10 gallon batches now, you may be down the road, so it is something to consider.

 

Click here for a full list of available fermenters

West Coast Brewer featured stainless steel home brewing fermenters

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5 Gallon Home Brewing Keg Sale

There is a great sale currently going on for new 5 gallon home brewing kegs!

 

5 Gallon Home Brewing Keg

5 Gallon Home Brewing Keg

 

 

For a limited time, you can pick up a brand new 5 gallon ball lock home brewing keg for just $75.00.  That is a savings of nearly 40% off of retail and an incredible deal for a new keg.  This home brewing offer is available from Adventures in Home Brewing \ homebrewing.org for a limited time, so take advantage of the savings while you can.  There is no coupon code or promo code needed for the offer.

 

Click here for the keg sale details

 

 

Home Brewing Sale!

There is currently a great sale going on at MoreBeer.com that can allow you to save up to 30% on some fantastic homebrew items! Click the image for a list of home brewing items that are currently on sale!

 

Home Brewing Sale

Save up to 30% on some of the most popular home brewing supplies!

 

Some of the items currently on sale include, home brewing pumps, stainless steel conical fermenters, stainless home brew kettles, grain mills, mash paddles homebrew plate filters and much more.  To take advantage of this sale click the link below to view the items currently available.

 

Click Here for Home Brewing Sale Items

 

 

Brettanomyces and Beer!

Vrettanomyces

Brettanomyces – Brett Beer

Sometimes how brewers take for granted how big of an impact yeast makes on a beer.  It seems like the grain bill and the hops garnish the lion share of attention, but the truth is that the yeast can play just as large of a role in certain beers.  This is especially true with sours, lambics, gueuze and wild ales.  One of the main yeast stains commonly used with wild ales and sours is brettanomyces or also commonly called brett.

 

Brettanomyces is very special because in addition to converting sugars to alcohol and CO2, it also creates a high amount of acetic acid and off flavors in certain environments.  Brett or Brettanomyces is often described as adding a funky or horse blanket like flavor to beer and as you can imagine, in most cases is undesirable.  It is important to note that if you are going to dabble in the use of brettanomyces or other souring bacteria such as lactobacillus and pediococcus you will want to consider setting aside specific equipment such as fermenters, kegs and racking canes for your wild ales and sours.  Once these yeasts and bacteria come in contact with your fermenting equipment they can be more difficult to eradicate than typical brewing yeast strains due to their ability to survive in high temperatures, tolerate high alcohol levels and their ability to survive in low pH environments.  If not, it is very important to make sure that you practice proper cleaning and sanitization methods to insure you will not contaminate future batches of beer.

 

Recently Brettanomyces has made become very popular in alternative beer styles.  It is a powerful tool to have for a creative brewer who is working on designing interesting and flavorful beers. It is also an important reminder of just how important both yeast and fermentation conditions are in creation of a beers taste.

 

If you are looking to taste examples of well crafted brettanomyces  beers, I highly recommend Russian River Sanctification which is a 100% brett beer and also any one of the Crooked Stave 100% brett release beers.

 

Here are a few Brettanomyces yeast varieties for home brewing 

How to build a home brewery brewing stand!

How to build a Home Brewery \ Beer Brewing Stand \ Brewing Rack \ Single Tier Brewing Sculpture

How to build a Home Brewery \ Beer Brewing Stand \ Brewing Rack \ Single Tier Brewing Sculpture

 

I can not speak for everyone, but for me, once I had made the change from extract to all grain home brewing I began having visions of what I wanted my home brewery to look like.  In a way, a big part of the allure of home beer brewing for me was making the best beer possible.  For me that included building my own home brewing rack, doing my best to perfect the process and being as efficient as possible.  I am not going to lie, there were a few times along the way that I questioned what the hell I was thinking and why I did not just buy a home brewing stand, but now that all is said and done I am a bit proud of what I was able to accomplish with my own hands.  In hopes of helping some of my fellow home brewers out I am going to supply some general information on how I put mine together.  If you need any specifics on something I do not list here, please feel free to drop me a line with what details you are looking for.

 

Home Beer Brewery

Home Beer Brewery

 

 

 

The dimensions of my brewery are 61″ Wide, 20.5″ Deep and 20.5″ tall excluding the wheels. The following is a list of parts that I used to create my home brewing sculpture, but many of the items such as the kettles, sparge arm and pumps can be traded out for other items of your preference. I am assuming that you have some basic welding experience (it is not that hard) and the required tools including a welder, cut saw, drill and grinder.

 

For the frame of my single tier home brewing stand I used 2″ x 2″ steel fence post that I cut into the appropriate sizes.  I made two large 61″ x 20.5″ rectangles for the top and the bottom, with a supporting vertical bar on each corner of the brewing stand.  In between each of the 3 burners, I placed 2 bars for spacing and support.  Even with all 3 kettles full of liquid, the beer rack is incredibly stable.  Here is a link to the fence post available at home depot:

Fence post for the brewing rack

 

The burners are really an item of personal preference.  I started with 54,000 BTU burners, but then later upgraded to a 210,000 BTU Bayou Cooker Burners.  The smaller burners were more efficient as far as propane usage goes, but the larger bayou cooker burners certainly get the job done much quicker.  I welded brackets onto the bottom of the top level of my home brewing stand to hold the burners in place.  Initially I had a flexible line with a regulator running from each burner to a master regulator that was hooked up to the propane tank, but then later ran pipe with separate valves for each burner. The bayou cooker banjo burners are available here:

Banjo Burner – 210,000 BTU Bayou Cooker Home Brewing Burner Stand

 

For the home brewing kettles I opted for the Blichmann 20 gallon kettles.  They include a site gauge so you can easily see the volume in your kettle, a 3 piece stainless steel ball valve and adjustable thermometer.  These stainless steel brewing kettles are one of the best buys that I have ever made and have no regrets about them.  They have a variety of options including a false bottom for your mash tun, hop blocker for your boil kettle, and sparge arm.  I opted for the false bottom and hop blocker and have been very happy with them.  I do mostly 10 gallon batches, but could go as high as 15 gallons with these 20 gallon kettles.  You will want to buy kettles that are appropriate for the batch size that you intend to brew.  Blichmann currently offers 10 gallon, 15 gallon, 20 gallon, 30 gallon and 55 gallon kettles.  You can find the kettles and optional items available here:

Stainless Steel Home Brewing Kettles

 

You will need to get 2 high temperature food grade pumps for your single tier home brewing rack.  I placed my pumps in between the hot liquor tank \ mash tun and the other between the mash tun and boil kettle.  With two pumps you will be able to conduct your sparge while also transferring wort from your mash tun to your boil kettle.  I use high temperature rated march pumps with stainless steel quick disconnects.  The pumps and disconnects can be found here:

Home Brewing Pumps and Quick Connects

 

As far as sparge arms go I have tried several.  The best one that I have ever come across is the morebeer ultimate sparge arm.  It is made of stainless steel, has a ball valve built into it to easily control the flow rate and can be used to recirculate or lauter your wort in addition to sparging.  The ultimate sparge arm can be purchased here:

Ultimate Home Brewing Sparge Arm

 

Lastly for my wort chiller I use a convoluted counter flow chiller.  Much like the sparge arm, I have tried just about every chiller from immersion chillers to plate chillers and I have found the convoluted counter flow chiller to be the best.  What I like most about it is that it is just about impossible to clog, it is compact, it cools wort incredibly quickly and it is easy to clean and sanitize.  These convoluted counter flow chillers are also sometimes referred to as chillzillas.  They can be found here:

Home Brewing Convoluted Counterflow Chillers

 

Those are the basics on my home brewing stand \ single tier brewing sculpture.  If you have any specific questions or comments, please leave a comment or shoot me an email and I will do my best to assist you.  Best of luck to you on building your own all grain home beer brewing stand.  If it seems like a little more work then you are up for, there are also some really fantastic pre-manufactured stainless steel home brewing racks and brewing sculptures available here:

Stainless Steel Home Brewing Stands and Brewing Sculptures

 

Brewing Sculpture

Stainless Steel Home Brewery

 

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