Category Archives: Kits

Reader Tip: Hopstache IPA is Back – $5 per Kit Donated to Cancer Research

Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!

Midwest Hopstache IPA

Chris Says: Not really a deal, but Midwest’s annual Hopstache IPA is now available. I brewed the 2012 extract kit and it was by far my favorite black IPA I’ve ever had. It’s only available during “Movember” and $5 from each kit sold is donated to mens cancer research.

The Kit is available in both Extract and All Grain

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Save 15% On Pliny the Elder, All Grain & Extract + Brewing Pliny

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MoreBeer is taking 15% off 15 of their most popular products.  That sale includes both extract and all grain versions of their Pliny the Elder Kit.

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I’ve brewed the all grain version of this beer.  It has been one of the best beers to have crossed through my home brewery.  See: Brewing More Beer’s Pliny the Elder Kit!

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View All Grain and Extract Pliny Kits – use promo code FAVE15 to get the discount

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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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New: “Off the Topper” Vermont IIPA from Northern Brewer

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Northern Brewer has just released “Off the Topper” Vermont IIPA.  The kit includes an option for Vermont Ale Yeast.

Description: In a true work of sorcery, Off the Topper creates synergy between Vermont yeast and an unprecedented flood of lupulin. Overcoming its intense origins, it is a rare, harmonious pint that is extreme only in its drinkability. Beneath the frothing, massive head lies a beacon of freshness and light in each pint. At the eye of the storm is a dry and crisp body. Complex and delicious, Off the Topper balances bitterness with well-attenuated yeast that work together to weather the hurricane of hops.

It’s available in both extract and all grain.

Check it out – Here

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All Grain and Extract Kits – Discounted + Free Shipping, No Minimum

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Kegerator.com is a More Beer distributor and as such offers a selection of More Beer ingredient kits, both all grain and extract.  The recipes I’ve checked sell for the same price at both retailers.  If you use promo code HOMEBREWFINDS (5% Off Site Wide) prices drop by 5%.

The kicker is… these are shipping for free regardless of order size.  That means you get the pictured Columbus IPA All Grain Kit, shipped to your door (in the continental US) for $24.69.

We ran this same deal back in August.  Not too long after, the free (no minimum) shipping went away.  It’s back again as of this post.

Check it out - Here - use promo code HOMEBREWFINDS

Also: More Beer - Extract - All Grain

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American IPA Extract Kit via More Beer – $30.99

Product Description - Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

American IPA – Extract Beer Kit KIT160 - $30.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section - Here - to see if this is still available.

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Northern Brewer: Buy 3 of 5 Beer Kits and Get Each for $14.92

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via Northern Brewer.  Buy your choice of 3 beer kits, from a selection of 5 extract kits and each sells for just $14.92.  Use promo/coupon code SETSAIL to get this deal.

Check out the full details – Here

Bundles With: $7.99 Flat Rate Shipping

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