Valuebrew has their lineup of hops on sale. Prices start at 99 cents per ounce.
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One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending the recent National Homebrewer’s Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan was an IPA that was served by Brewer’s Supply Group (BSG) at their booth at the Conference. It was… delicious. Roasty, great hop character and easy to drink. I swung by for two samples and shortly returned… for a third and it was gone. After the conference, I got a hold of BSG to ask about the beer. I learned that it was formulated and brewed by Juno Choi. Juno kindly shared the recipe with me and I’d like to share it with you. Thank you Juno! The recipe features 100% Patagonia Malts from Chile. Those were new to me and I think relatively new to the homebrew market here in the US, because… I had a very difficult time sourcing the grain for this recipe. After looking around a bit, I contacted Bryan at Great Fermentations. They already carried Patagonia, just not not all three varieties that this recipe calls for. Bryan kindly sourced the remaining grains and has stocked them at Great Fermentations. Thank you so much Bryan! My order is… on the way. I’m also going to try GF’s “1 Hour IPA” Kit. On to the recipe… All Grain: Fermentables: 10.8 lbs Patagonia Extra Pale Malt .6 lb Patagonia Caramel 90L .6 lb Patagonia Caramel 190L Hops: 60 Minutes – 2 OZ Motueka 10 Minutes – 2 OZ Pacifica 1 Minute – 2 OZ Nelson Sauvin Mash for 60 Minutes at 152 deg F Ferment with Safale US-05 at 68 deg F About The Beer, Estimates: OG: 1.061 at 70% Efficiency FG: 1.017 ABV: 5.76% IBU 73.31 SRM 17.78 Extract: The all grain recipe features Patagonia Malts from beginning to end. Extract Patagonia Extra Pale Malt doesn’t exist. You could still get the same idea by substituting 8 lbs of Liquid Malt Extract for the Extra Pale and steep the caramel malts. That gets you the same gravity and pretty well everything else, although the SRM does go up to 18.74. Again, not the exact same beer, but you will get a lot of the great roasty flavors from the Patagonia Caramel Malts and all of the hop character.
FoodSaver has the V3431 with Fresh Starter Kit marked down $40. It’s retailing for $129.99. When you add it to your cart it will drop to $89.99. Shipping is free. Check it out – Here
Why would you want a FoodSaver for homebrewing?
Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops. You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys. Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness. You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags or using the mason jar attachment. Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs (see the tips page) and storing and preserving other beer ingredients. Pinned: Keg O-Rings *Thermapen Open Box *All Grain Kit Sale *Great Deal: New Kegs Recent Hop Finds:
1 LB of Cascade Hop Pellets for $10.59. Ritebrew shows a relatively low quantity of these in stock. I’m guessing, that these constitute the remainder of their 2012 stock. I’m not sure about that, only a guess. Check it out – Here Related: RiteBrew’s Bargain Bin
Nikobrew’s New Hop Bags. They flush these 4 mil thick bags with Nitrogen before sealing in a commercial chamber vacuum sealer. Hops are stored cold at -5 deg F.
Nikobrew has discounted CTZ – Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus and German Polaris CTZ is available in 2 ounce and 1 lbs packs. 1 lb is just $8.50. Nikobrew’s supply of Polaris was grown specifically for them at a small, family farm in Germany Polaris is a newer hop, released on 2012. Germany’s answer to American “C” hops. It offers major bittering and a slight citrus scent with a unique, minty note. It’s alpha acid content range is 18-25%. Try it in a big IPA, porter or stout. It is available in both 2 ounce and 1 lb packs. Bundles With: $5 Flat Rate Shipping includes Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and APO/FPO addresses
Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?
Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops. You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys. Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness. You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags. Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.
Equinox is a new hop variety from the breeders of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe. Description: Also known as HBC 366, Equinox was developed by the Hop Breeding Company, and is now available to you the homebrewer. A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics, this hop is sure to be great for your next hoppy masterpiece. Check it out - Here
A video about Equinox from Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver