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8 Gallon Kettle… $21.47!

IMUSA 32-Quart Aluminum Tamale and Seafood Steamer

Mmmkay… if you’re on a tight budget, I don’t know how you’re going to beat this kettle.  8 Gallon kettle, lid and steamer insert (good for BIAB?) for a paltry $21.47.  In store pickup at your local Wal Mart is gratis.

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Reader Tip: 11 Gallon Stainless Kettle, Basket and Lid

Thanks to HBF Reader “J” for this tip!

44 Quart, 11 gallon stainless kettle, lid and basket from Bayou Classic made from surgical grade 304 SS.  Heavy duty handles.  Strong perforated basket.  There is an indentation in the bottom of the kettle designed to keep the basket from sitting on the bottom.  This setup should be helpful for BIAB brewers.

Bayou Classic 1144 44-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot with Basket

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9 Gallon Bayou Classic Stainless Kettle and Basket

36 Quart/9 Gallons.  Stainless Steel Kettle, Basket and Lid model number 1136 from Bayou Classic.  Restaurant quality stainless steel mean for commercial or home use.  The kettle has an indention 3″ off the bottom that keeps the included basket off the bottom.

Stainless Steel Stockpot 36 Quart

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Ends Soon: 10% off The Brew Bag and a Thermometer

The Brew Bag BIAB Homebrew

via brewinabag.com.  These 2.5″ Stainless “Stubbey” Thermometers are perfect for BIAB.  The 2.5″ probe means these won’t be getting hung up in your Brew Bag - Hands on Review.

Buy The Brew Bag Any Style/Size and a Thermometer, you get 10% Off your entire order.  If you end up getting a free thermometer, you’ll still get 10% off the rest of your order!  Use coupon code 563HHFETQ1Q5 to get the 10% Off.

As a bonus… every 10th thermometer ordered is Free!  Complete check out as normal and Rex will refund every 10th thermometer order.  We’ll include first name and last initial in the winners section of this post to let you know who won.

If you’re just in the market for the thermometer… Use coupon code 41777UKITI6Y and they drop by another 10% to $16.19.  These normally sell for $19.99 to $32.

The Brew Bag is a Made in the USA, purpose designed BIAB bag.  It has four loops for lifting the bag out of your kettle, every seam is reinforced for long life and it is available in a number of sizes for kettles, keggles and coolers.  If they don’t carry the size you want, The Brew Bag will custom make it for you.  Check out my Hands on Review.

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Update: Miljoco 2.5″ Stem Thermometer – $16.19 + Every 10th Thermometer is Free!

Miljoco 2.5" Stubby NPT Thermometer for BIAB

via brewinabag.com.  These 2.5″ Stainless “Stubbey” Thermometers are perfect for BIAB.  The 2.5″ probe means these won’t be getting hung up in your Brew Bag - Hands on Review.

Rex at Brew in a Bag is doing a special group buy/promo on these.

There are three parts to this promo…

First: Miljoco Thermometers are selling for $17.99.  Use coupon code 41777UKITI6Y and they drop by another 10% to $16.19.  These normally sell for $19.99 to $32.

Second: Every 10th thermometer ordered is Free!  Complete check out as normal and Rex will refund every 10th thermometer order.  We’ll include first name and last initial in the winners section of this post to let you know who won.

Third: If buy The Brew Bag Any Style/Size and a Thermometer, you get 10% Off your entire order.  If you end up getting a free thermometer, you’ll still get 10% off the rest of your order!  Use coupon code 563HHFETQ1Q5 to get the 10% Off.

The Brew Bag is a Made in the USA, purpose designed BIAB bag.  It has four loops for lifting the bag out of your kettle, every seam is reinforced for long life and it is available in a number of sizes for kettles, keggles and coolers.  If they don’t carry the size you want, The Brew Bag will custom make it for you.  Check out my Hands on Review.

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More about the Thermometer:

  • Miljoco rear connected bimetal thermometers are economic and ideal for applications that can accept a fixed back connection. These instruments are provided with an external recalibrator on the rear of the case, for easy temperature adjustment. The hermetically-sealed, stainless steel case prevents moisture from entering into the instrument and fogging the lens, thus allowing the operator to obtain clear, accurate readings.
  • CASE & RING: Hermetically sealed 300 series stainless steel.
  • LENS: Double strength glass standard, with polycarbonate (250°F maximum range) optional.
  • DIAL: Aluminum with white finish and black markings. POINTER: Black.
  • RECALIBRATOR: Furnished standard with external
  • CONNECTION: 300 series stainless steel, 1/2” NPT. STEM: 300 series stainless steel, Ø 0.250”. ACCURACY: ±1% full range (ASME B40.3 Grade A). AMBIENT TEMPERATURE: -40 to 250°F (-40 to 120°C).

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Miljoco 2.5″ Stem Thermometer – $16.19 + 10% Off + Every 10th Thermometer is Free

Miljoco 2.5" Stubby NPT Thermometer for BIAB

via brewinabag.com.  These 2.5″ Stainless “Stubbey” Thermometers are perfect for BIAB.  The 2.5″ probe means these won’t be getting hung up in your Brew Bag - Hands on Review.

Rex at Brew in a Bag is doing a special group buy/promo on these.

There are three parts to this promo…

First: Miljoco Thermometers are selling for $17.99.  Use coupon code 41777UKITI6Y and they drop by another 10% to $16.19.  These normally sell for $19.99 to $32.

Second: Every 10th thermometer ordered is Free!  Complete check out as normal and Rex will refund every 10th thermometer order.  We’ll include first name and last initial in the winners section of this post to let you know who won.

Third: If buy The Brew Bag Any Style/Size and a Thermometer, you get 10% Off your entire order.  If you end up getting a free thermometer, you’ll still get 10% off the rest of your order!  Use coupon code 563HHFETQ1Q5 to get the 10% Off.

The Brew Bag is a Made in the USA, purpose designed BIAB bag.  It has four loops for lifting the bag out of your kettle, every seam is reinforced for long life and it is available in a number of sizes for kettles, keggles and coolers.  If they don’t carry the size you want, The Brew Bag will custom make it for you.  Check out my Hands on Review.

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More about the Thermometer:

  • Miljoco rear connected bimetal thermometers are economic and ideal for applications that can accept a fixed back connection. These instruments are provided with an external recalibrator on the rear of the case, for easy temperature adjustment. The hermetically-sealed, stainless steel case prevents moisture from entering into the instrument and fogging the lens, thus allowing the operator to obtain clear, accurate readings.
  • CASE & RING: Hermetically sealed 300 series stainless steel.
  • LENS: Double strength glass standard, with polycarbonate (250°F maximum range) optional.
  • DIAL: Aluminum with white finish and black markings. POINTER: Black.
  • RECALIBRATOR: Furnished standard with external
  • CONNECTION: 300 series stainless steel, 1/2” NPT. STEM: 300 series stainless steel, Ø 0.250”. ACCURACY: ±1% full range (ASME B40.3 Grade A). AMBIENT TEMPERATURE: -40 to 250°F (-40 to 120°C).

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Brewing “1 Hour” IPA – from grain to glass

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Great Fermentations has a number of great Recipe Kit Offerings.  Included in the bunch is their continuously hopped “1 Hour IPA”.  I was excited to see that as I am a huge fan of Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA and generally cannot get that beer where I live.  The recipe features Simpsons Crystal Malt, Carapils, Amber Malt and Warrior, Amarillo and Simcoe Hops.  It’s available in both all grain and extract versions.  Here’s a overview of the beer from grain to glass.

cln_img_2660Taking the temperature of the recently crushed malt bill.

cln_img_2770I brewed this beer BIAB style.  Here’s a look at the mash.

cln_img_2778Stirring to get everything mixed up well.

cln_img_2785The mash is settling in at around 152 deg F.

cln_img_2827Here we are at the end of the mash.  If you take a look at the thermometer on my BoilerMaker G1 kettle (GF has a great deal on some slight cosmetic damage G1s right now) you’ll notice I’m up in the 170 deg F range doing a direct fired mash out.  That’s one of the dandy parts about BIAB.  Easy step mashes and mash outs.

cln_img_3050Hey that’s wort!!

cln_img_3061This recipe features 5 total kettle hop editions.  A 60 minute Warrior bittering addition starts it off followed by 4 Amarillo/Simcoe blend additions.  Those start at 15 minutes and happen every 5 minutes up until and including knock out.  There is one dry hop addition of the hop blend.

cln_img_3102After an early hop addition

cln_img_3143After a late hop addition

cln_img_4323It’s kegging time.  Beautiful clear beer going into one of my kegs.

cln_img_5312The finished product.  Of course, in a Spiegelau IPA Glass.

I wish that I could have done a side by side comparison of 60 minute vs 1 hour.  I did some searching, even out of state, and didn’t come up with any.

This beer, much like 60 minute, is a tasty and drinkable IPA.  IBU and alcohol-wise it’s on the lighter end of the scale for current push-the-limit American IPAs (that I also enjoy).  The keg went quickly, I almost did not get the finished in-the-glass picture at the end.  I think this was the second to last pint.  I enjoyed it very much and the speed at which the keg was depleted is a testament to that.

The taste that I walk away with, from 60 minute, more than hops is the great nutty, roasty flavor of the British Amber Malts.  I do get that in 1 Hr IPA.  As I said, I like that flavor, so, next time I would add another quarter lb or so.  Not that this beer needs it to be more like 60 minute.  It’s been a while since I’ve had one of those, so I can’t tell you that for certain.  I just like the flavors that that malt adds.

Check it out - All Grain and Extract

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