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Limited Availability – 5 Hop Varieties – 75 cents/Ounce

Homebrew Hops

Hops at AIH

from AIH: “Hops Fire Sale!  Limited availability! While supplies last!  These varieties must go”

75 cents per ounce while they last…

Australian Helga – New Zealand Pacific Gem – BravoNZ Green BulletUK Pilgrim

If you’re local to AIH… Additional varieties and quantities are available in store at AIH’s Ann Arbor location.

Pinned: IPA Day Sale · Brain Eater Pale Ale · Ball Locks · Dual Stage Controller

Limited Availability: 75 Cent Hops!

Also from AIH… over 70 sale items including Perlick Faucets, Deals on kegs – new and used, pin lock and ball lock, recipe kits, kettles, pumps, jockey boxes, grain mill, taps, tower

Pinned: IPA Day Sale · Brain Eater Pale Ale · Ball Locks · Dual Stage Controller

Limited Availability: 75 Cent Hops!

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Brewing Great Fermentation’s Brain Eater Pale Ale – modeled after Zombie Dust

Zombie Dust Clone

Brain Eater Pale Ale from Great Fermentations

Great Fermentations “Brain Eater” Pale Ale (ExtractAll Grain) is modeled after 3 Floyds Zombie Dust.  It features Citra, Citra, Citra and more… Citra.  Most of those hops come at the end through hop-bursting and as dry hops.  In all Brain Eater uses nearly a half pound of Citra.

Brain Eater Pale Ale
A look at part of the grain bill.  I brewed the all grain version.  That grain bill features 2 row malt, Munich, Crystal 60, Melanoidin and Carapils.  In all it’s a 13.5 lb malt bill.Brain Eater Milled GrainHere’s a closer look at the milled grain.Brain Eater Pale Ale MashI brewed this BIAB style using The Brew Bag.  With that, I heat up the total volume of my strike and sparge water to nearly the mash temp I’m going for, add the grain bill and bring it up the last couple degrees with direct heat, while stirring.All Grain Brain EaterAfter thoroughly mixing the grainBrain Eater Zombie Dust Hop AdditionsHop additions measured out.  From top to bottom – Citra, Citra, Citra, Citra and CitraBoilerMaker G2 Brew KettleA took this kind of a hero-pose photo of the Blichmann G2 boil kettle while waiting for things to come to a boil.  The G2 is a great kettle – check out my review.  Grab one of these at GF when you pick up a Brain Eater kit.  Great Fermentations offers same day shipping (vs longer drop ship from most sources) on most sizes of BoilerMaker kettles.  They also have a full line of Blichmann replacement parts.Brain Eater Zombie Dust Homebrew BoilThe boil is up and going with the first of 5 Citra additions.  A 6th (3 oz) portion of Citra is used for dry hopping.  In all nearly a half lb (7.5 ounces) of Citra is used to make Brain Eater.Chilling Brain Eater Zombie Dust HomebrewNear the end of the boil.  I have my 24″ whisk sitting in the boil kettle to sanitize.  I use this to stir while chilling and to whirlpool after chilling is complete.Kegging HomebrewI fermented Brain Eater Pale Ale for about two weeks including 6 or 7 days of dry hopping.  Here it is getting kegged.Zombie Dust CloneFinished beer

Of Citra, Hop Union says “Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee”  I don’t know what gooseberry tastes like, but most of the rest of these flavors came through strongly.  After warming up a couple degrees out of my kegerator I get lots of tropical fruit, passion fruit and citrus flavors.  Mild bitterness, a firm malt backbone, but dry and drinkable.  The star of this beer is Citra.  If you like Citra, this recipe is for you.  If you haven’t tried Citra… I think you should.

I can’t get the commercial example, but if it’s close to Brain Eater, Zombie Dust is a delicious beer.

One great thing about Great Fermentations kits is that they offer a rundown of the recipe including step by step directions on the additional information tab of each recipe.

Brain Eater is available in both Extract and All Grain versions.  Both are eligible for GF’s $8.99 Flat Rate Shipping.

Brain Eater Pale Ale All-Grain Kit – $38.99

Brain Eater Pale Ale Extract Kit – $54.99

Related: Recipe Kits at Great Fermentations · Blichmann BoilerMaker Kettle

Pinned: IPA Day Sale · Brain Eater Pale Ale · Ball Locks · Dual Stage Controller

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Ends Soon: 25% Off Hops at Label Peelers

Label Peelers is offering 25% Off Site Wide with a few exceptions*.  No coupon or promo code is required.  That sale includes Label Peelers entire selection of hops including hard to find Amarillo.

Visit Label Peelers – Hop Selection

*Some items have a forced minimum advertised price which excludes them to be discounted in this sale. Can NOT be combined with any other offer.

Pinned: IPA Day Sale · Brain Eater Pale Ale · Ball Locks · Dual Stage Controller

Limited Availability: 75 Cent Hops!

Recent Great Deals:

1 lb Cascade Pellets – $10.59

Cascade Hops

1 lb Cascade Hops

1 lb Cascade Pellet Hops for just $10.59.  RiteBrew has lbs of Hops from just $8 (Cluster)

For freshness hops are nitrogen flushed, stored in oxygen barrier bags and stored in freezers.

1 lb Cascade – $10.59 – Full Hop Selection

Pinned: IPA Day Sale · Brain Eater Pale Ale · Ball Locks · Dual Stage Controller

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Recent RiteBrew Finds:

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer + Recent Hop Finds

FoodSaver FSFSSL2222-P15 Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit

FoodSaver FSFSSL2222-P15 Vacuum Sealer

FoodSaver FSFSSL2222-P15 Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit.  Extra Wide Sealing Strip.  Starter Kit Contains (1) 11″ x 10′ FoodSaver® Roll, (3) Quart Size, (2) Gallon Size FoodSaver® Bags, & (1) Accessory Hose.  Includes accessory port (seals Mason Jars with separate attachment).  1 year limited warranty.

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 and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

FoodSaver FSFSSL2222-P15 Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit

Also Consider: Lightning Deals

Pinned: IPA Day Sale · Brain Eater Pale Ale · Ball Locks · Dual Stage Controller

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Ends Soon: 30% Off Hops at Label Peelers + Recent Hop Roundup

citra hops

Label Peelers has discounted their entire selection of hops by a whopping 30%.  That includes popular hops like Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Amarillo, Galaxy, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe and lots more.  In all Label Peelers lists 83 different varieties.  Full lbs, ounces are available in addition to whole cones and pellets.  This limited time sale is set to end soon.

Check out the Full Sale

Pinned: IPA Day Sale · Brain Eater Pale Ale · Ball Locks · Dual Stage Controller

Limited Availability: 75 Cent Hops!

Recent Hop Finds:

Hop Head Farms Michigan Grown Hops Available at Bell’s Brewery General Store

Bell’s Brewery General Store has a selection of Hop Head Farms Michigan Grown Hops available.

Hop Head Farms focuses on sustainable practices and quality is their number one goal.  Hop Head farms is located just 30 minutes from Kalamazoo and Bell’s Brewery.  These hops were packaged just for Bell’s so that they are as fresh as possible.

Current available varieties include – Cascade, Chinook, Crystal, Glacier, Magnum, Nugget, Zeus and… Zuper Saazer.

Check them out – Here

More from Bell’s: Sale Items · Full Hops Selection – Generally great prices & Selection

Pinned: IPA Day Sale · Brain Eater Pale Ale · Ball Locks · Dual Stage Controller

Limited Availability: 75 Cent Hops!

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