Category Archives: Ingredients

FoodSaver Regular Mouth Jar Sealer – $5.06 + Free Add On Shipping, Best Price



FoodSaver Regular Mouth Jar Sealer.  These are handy for storing hops and other ingredients in Mason jars with the aid of your FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer.  [Don’t have a FoodSaver? Search FoodSaver on Amazon]

Why would you want a FoodSaver for homebrewing?
Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops [See: 5 Recent Hop Finds].  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.

Also: Hands on Review: FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealer | Search Regular Mouth Mason Jars – on Amazon

3/17/18 10 PM Central: This has dropped to $5.06. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

FoodSaver T03-0006-02P Regular-Mouth Jar Sealer

Also: FoodSaver Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer

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New Hop Resins from Adventures in Homebrewing

Adventures in Homebrewing has introduced a line of hop resin syringes.  Simcoe, Mosaic, Columbus and Cascade Resins are available.

An excerpt from the description:  Hop Extract is produced using a supercritical CO2 process which extracts the soft resins and essential oils that exist with in hops.

Hop extract is pure resin extract of hops containing alpha acids, beta acids, and hop oils. It is primarily used as a kettle ingredient to provide bitterness. Variety specific flavor/aroma contributions can be expected when used for late kettle or whirlpool additions.

The following are benefits of utilizing hop extract:

  • Increased final volume through reduced kettle trub
  • Reduced hot-side brew kettle foam formation during the boil
  • Bitterness, flavor, and aroma via late boil additions
  • Variety specific hop character and related notes in beer
  • Reduced vegetal and polyphenol flavor contribution
  • Increased alpha utilization approx. 5% over regular hops/pellets
  • Excellent stability of alpha acids, beta acids and hop oils
  • Extended shelf life and reduced storage requirements

As of this posting, these are selling for $4.99 and found on AIH’s Cryo Hops page.  Check AIH for current pricing and availability.

Cryo Hops and Hop Resins at Adventures in Homebrewing

Also: Recent Hop Finds

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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(10) Packs of Safale US-05 – $25.77 – $2.58 Each + Free Shipping

10 PK FRESH FERMENTIS SAFALE US-05 American Ale Home Beer Brewing Yeast Homebrew

(10) 11.5 gram packs of Safale US-05.  Safale US-05 is the Chico Ale Strain similar to Wyeast 1056 and White Labs WLP001.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $25.77.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

10 PK FRESH FERMENTIS SAFALE US-05 American Ale Home Beer Brewing Yeast Homebrew

Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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Ends Today: Castle Malting Sack Sale at William’s Brewing – up to $20 off per sack

For a limited time, William’s Brewing is discounting 55 lbs sacks of Castle Malting Malts to just $34.99.  Malts include Pilsner, Beglian Wheat and Belgian Pale Ale.  This is a savings up up to $20 per sack.  Note that this is an actual cost shipping item.  Shipping may be expensive depending on where you live. No coupon code is required.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price and availability.

Sacks of Castle Malting Belgian Malts at William’s Brewing

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William's Brewing

Ends Today: Nylon Draw String Bag [BIAB, Hops] – multiple sizes available – 15% off

Nylon Bag – multiple sizes available.  Use for biab, hops and more.

3/16/18 6 AM Central: Coupon code P3DL7ZKB takes 15% off all sizes of this bag.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Pinfox Reusable Fine Mesh Nylon Bag Food Strainer Filter for Home Brewing, Nut Milk, Coffee – multiple sizes available

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1 lb Styrian Bobek Hops – $12.99, Save 28% – via MoreBeer

Delta Hops (Pellets)

About Delta Hops, from MoreBeer: ‘This Slovenian varietal is widely utilized for its noble aroma of delicate spicy, floral, and piney notes. Stryian Bobek hops are often found in Belgian Ales and Lagers, ESBs, and Pilsners.”

Hop Statistics:
Alpha Acids: 3.5 – 7.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 6.1%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 0.57 – 1.75
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 27 – 31%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.7 – 4.0
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): NA
Similar Hop Varieties: Styrian Golding, UK or US Fuggle, Willamette

As of this posting, MoreBeer has 1 lb of Styrian Bobek  marked down a whipping 28% to $12.99. Shipping is free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Save on Styrian Bobek Hops at MoreBeer

MoreBeer has one of the largest selections of hops on the web.  They have over 100 different types to choose form.  Falconer’s Flight, Amarillo, Citra, Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade and lots and lots more.

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Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

#HomebrewCon Registration Early Bird Pricing Is Available Now – Get your AHA Membership Current Now & Get a Free Half Pound of Amarillo!

If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association, I think you should consider joining – Here’s Why

Online registration for homebrewcon 2018 opens on March 6.  Discounted Early Bird pricing ends April 19, 2018.

  • Conference registration is open only to members of the American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association (AHA/BA) 21 years or older.
  • Membership must be current at the time of registration and the event to attend the conference.

Join (or renew) the AHA using promo code HOPEYES and they’ll throw in a free half lb of Amarillo hops.  This is one of the more expensive hops at the moment.  That makes the total package – AHA Membership and free Amarillo an outstanding deal!

Join Now  – Enter offer code HOPEYES at checkout to redeem

Update: This offer has expired.  Check out our AHA Membership Deals Page for current deals.

A note from the AHA: The hops will begin shipping in mid-March. The hops will not appear on your confirmation receipt, but rest assured, they WILL be shipped to you if you include the offer code HOPEYES at checkout!

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