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Ends Soon: 25% Off Recipe of Your Choice with Brain Eater Pale Ale Purchase

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Great Fermentations Brain Eater Pale Ale Sale

Buy Great Fermenations Brain Eater Pale Ale Beer Kit, and get another beer kit of your choosing for 25% off (of equal or lesser value)! Available for both extract and all-grain kits.

Use Promo/Coupon Code BRAINS14 at checkout to get the 25% Off

Brain Eater Extract Kit
Brain Eater All-Grain Kit

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15% Off Holiday Ale Kits – All Grain and Extract

MoreBeer Holiday Ale

Holiday Season is around the corner.  To help you get ready MoreBeer! is discounting their Holiday Ale Recipe Kits by 15%.  That discount applies to both Extract and All Grain versions.

Description:

A malty, red, spiced ale for the season with; powdered ginger, powdered cinnamon, and powdered allspice. Not over done so it can be enjoyed without becoming ‘too much’. A very popular kit that we have been selling to rave reviews for three years now.  Estimated Original Gravity:1.051-55.  SRM: 17, IBU’s: 26-30, Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Check it out – Here - Use Coupon Code BEER2SHARE to get the sale price

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Ends Today 10/31: 31% Off Tall Boy Kettles!

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Columbus IPA Extract Kit – $28.99

MoreBeer Columbus IPA KIT162

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

Columbus IPA – Extract Beer Kit KIT162 – $28.99 + Free Shipping with $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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20% Off when you Buy Two or More Select Kits

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Midwest Supplies takes 20% Off when you buy two or more of these – Black Dog Ale, Hop Cult IPA and Hop Scare IPA – Kits.

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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

Also: Free TimeStick · Stainless Sparge Arm · Simcoe · Barrels · New Omega Strains 

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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.

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