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Back in Stock: 1 lb Cocoa Nibs – $6.79

1 lb Cocoa Cacao Nibs for Homebrewing Stouts Porters from RiteBrew

1 lb of Cocoa Nibs for $6.79.  These have been out of stock since around the middle of October.  They are available to order again as of this posting.

Description:

  • Lightly roasted & crushed cocoa beans.
  • Semi-bitter chocolate flavor.
  • Soak in vodka, then add to secondary or at bottling.
  • If more bitterness is desired, add to boil.

827511 – Cocoa Nibs – 1lb - $6.79

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Amarillo + 1 lb Your Choice – from $34.95 Shipped

Amarillo Pellet Hops

This eBay offering gets you 1 lb of Amarillo hop pellets plus your of Choice of 1 additional lb of hops, 2 lbs total.  From $34.95 Shipped.  Choices include Cascade, Chinook, Crystal, CTZ Columbus, Golding, Hallertau, Horizon, Liberty, Perle, Santiam, Summit and Tetnang.

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eBay Seller hausotterted has appeared on HBF many times.  We have received great feedback on this seller.

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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.

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Citra Pellet Hops – $18.49/lb

824328 – Citra Pellet Hops – 1lb. – LIMIT 2 – $18.49

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Super Styrian Pellet Hops – Cold Stored 2011 Crop – $6/lb

From Nikobrew…

Like some amazing time capsule, Warehouse Enforcer Scott has recently found a small cache of Super Styrian hops.  Also known as Styrian Aurora, Super Styrian is a Northern Brewer cross originating in eastern Europe.  Our crop comes from Slovenia on a small, 25-acre family farm. 

Our hops are flushed with nitrogen and stored at a frosty 5 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure their stability and freshness.   This crop is the last remnants of our 2011 shipment, and has consistently been one of our more well-received hops ever.  We package and store these hops in the most ideal condition, preserving the oils and limiting their breakdown.  In a recent “sniff test” conducted on-site, these hops still smell fantastic, and are ideal to brew with!  

Help us get rid of these great hops so we can bring in more direct from the grower to you!

Pick up ONE POUND of this great hop for only $6, or get yourself TWO OUNCES for only $1.40

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Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse – $13.49, Pre-Order, New Record Low


Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse, the fourth and final title in the Brewing Elements Series has been available for pre-order for a while (since February of this year).  It has just dropped from $15 to a new record low Amazon price of $13.49.  If you purchase this title now, it comes with a “Pre-order Price Guarantee”.  If the price on this title drops between now and the release date, you’ll automatically receive the lower price.

Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse - $13.49 + Pre-order Price Guarantee + Free Shipping with $35 order

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3 Madagascar Vanilla Beans – $2.79, 93 Cents/Ea – Back in Stock

These Madagascar Vanilla Beans just came back in stock.  They sold out relatively quickly after these appeared on HBF last.  When they were last available, I ordered these myself.  They smell amazing.  I’m planning to split an upcoming batch of Stout and put 1 or 2 beans in half of the batch.

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Three Premium Madagascar Vanilla Beans for $2.79.  That figures to 93 cents each.

827583 – Vanilla Beans – 3 pack - $2.79

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