love2brew has introduced their new Blends series of recipe kits. The basic idea behind these is… you get two seperate 2.5 gallon beer kits that are designed to be brewed separately. That gets you two different beers… awesome. The recipes are also designed to compliment each other should you decide to try your hand at blending them… double awesome. Blending gives you three different beers. Both extract and all grain blends are available.
From love2brew: “Each Blends Beer Recipe Kit contains two 2.5 Gallon Recipes. Each recipe has fresh ingredients individually packaged with complete instructions. Each Blends™ Beer Recipe Kit also contains the following: Our Blends™ Strategy Guide; a detailed guide explaining the objectives and best practices of blending your own beers. A specific blending guide for the Blends™ Beer Recipe Kit you chose that details our tasting observations for each blend, exact blending ratios for our recommended blend suggestions, and notes on how to best enjoy your blended brews. In addition we include our Love2brew Blends™ Tasting Evaluation Sheet so you can experiment with our own ratios and notes, crafting your own perfect concoction! The best part about Love2brew Blends™ is that there is no wrong way to enjoy! Your only limitation is your own creativity!”
Brewer’s Friend is a cloud based brewing software that helps you track and formulate recipes and manage your brew day. Since it’s cloud based, you’ll have access to recipes, calculators and brew day resources wherever you’re at.
More About Brewer's Friend
Helps Beginning Brewers Get Started:
Walks you through the brewing process step by step.
Know exactly what you brewed, and how you did it.
See how ingredients factor into OG, FG, ABV, IBU, and SRM – the key stats of every beer recipe.
Replicate and build on your success.
Provides a place for detailed notes about your brews.
Start designing your own recipes and match to style.
Powerful Tools For Advanced Brewers:
Accommodates a range of brewing processes: Extract, Partial Mash, All Grain, BIAB, No Chill.
Scale recipe batch sizes up or down.
Tracks water volume and mash process.
Select your preferred equations (eg Tinseth, Rager).
Keeps track of your inventory.
Calculates actual efficiency, attenuation and ABV.
5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distilling in Waco TX. These barrels are aged with Award Winning Whiskey for a minimum of 6 months. They are recently dumped and ready to be filled with your homebrew – consider a stout, porter, amber, brown or barleywine. Made of American Oak. Can be used multiple times for clean fermentation with proper care. Comes with a stand and rubber bung.
A free barrel brewing guide (in downloadable pdf format) is also available on the barrel page. It is… An overview of barrel anatomy, wood types, first-use prep list, cleaning, storing, aging beer, fermenting and souring in oak barrels.
These are marked down to $115 and, for limited time, also include free shipping
Adventures in Homebrewing‘s Annual Summer Wheat Kit is back. Summer Wheat is described as… “Crisp, refreshing, and highly sessionable for those hot summer days. This American Wheat is lightly hopped, and finishes with a slight sweetness from the wheat.” The kit is available in both extract and all grain versions and starts at just $17.