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New: UniVessel Fermenter/Kettle Starter Kit

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Chapman Brewing Equipment has introduced a new starter kit that features a 7 gallon UniVessel fermenter and kettle.

from Chapman Brewing Equipment…

A starter kit for the economically minded. Comes with a 7 gallon fermenter that doubles as a kettle.  Great for brewers with limited space and brewers just getting started who want to keep options open.  If you decide to go ahead and buy a kettle, you will always be able to use the UniVessel as your high quality stainless steel fermenter.

Full set includes:

  • UniVessel fermenter/kettle
  • Plastic bottling bucket
  • Bung and airlock
  • Dual use thermometer
  • 15″ steel spoon
  • Bottle capper
  • 4oz Star San
  • 5′ pvc tubing
  • Hydrometer and plastic cylinder
  • Autosiphon
  • Bottling wand
  • How to Brew booklet

UniVessel Fermenter/Kettle Starter Kit – $179.99

RelatedHands on Review of the 7 gallon Chapman Fermenter

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love2brew Blends and Equipment on Sale for HBF Readers!

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love2brew recently 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.

I think this is a brilliant idea.  2.5 gallon batches are super easy to brew [See: Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing],  These kits give you flexibility and variety.

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!”

love2brew is discounting Blends Recipe Kits and Equipment Kits b 10% for HBF Readers when you use coupon code HBF716.  This is the first time these have been specifically discounted and the only such sale on Blends recipes and equipment that is currently planned for 2016.

Check out love2brew Blends Ingredients KIts [extract and all grain] – Complete 2.5 Gallon Blends Equipment Kit  and 2.5 Gallon Upgrade Kit [if you’re already brewing 5 gallon batches and want to start doing l2b Blends] – Bundles With: Free Shipping – remember promo code HBF716

Also from love2brew… East Coast Yeast – love2brew is one of the few shops that has access to ECY.

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Brooklyn BrewShop Small Batch All Grain Equipment Kit + Afternoon Wheat Ingredients

Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit, Afternoon Wheat

Small batch all grain equipment kit and ingredients for Afternoon Wheat by Brooklyn BrewShop.  This kit makes for an easy entry into all grain brewing and also makes for a great gift.   You get nearly everything you need to start brewing small batch, all grain beers including ingredients for your first beer.

Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit, Afternoon Wheat

AlsoBrooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book: 52 Seasonal Recipes for Small Batches | Homebrewer’s and Craft Beer Lovers Gift Guide | Small Batch Water Spreadsheet

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Free Recipe Kit with Brewer’s Essentials Starter Kit Purchase

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Buy a Brewer’s Essentials Equipment Kit from love2brew and they’ll throw in a free recipe kit.

Grab the full details and coupon code – Free Recipe Kit with Brewer’s Essentials Purchase

Also from love2brew… East Coast Yeast – love2brew is one of the few shops that has access to ECY.

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Free Recipe Kit with Beginner Kit Purchase! – from $69.99 Shipped

Free Recipe With Beginner Kit

Adventures in Homebrewing has a great selection of homebrew beginner recipe kits.  Those ship for free.  A large variety of kits are available, from basic all the way up to kits that get you going in all grain and kegging.  In addition to sale prices and free shipping AIH (as of this posting) is also throwing in a free recipe kit.  Prices start out at just $69.99 shipped (to the contiguous US).  That makes now a great time to start homebrewing or increase your capacity or capabilities.

If this is still going, the option to choose a free recipe kit will be on each kit product page.  Chose from American Pale Ale, Sand Dune Cream Ale, Backyard Pilsner, Amber Ale, Mackinac Island Red Ale, Jon’s Wicked Brown Ale and Chocolate Stout.

Equipment Kits at AIH – Also: Featured Sale Items at AIH

Brewing Your First Extract Beer, Illustrated Step by Step


This is a step by step guide to brewing a first extract beer.  This process uses More Beer’s Personal Home Brewery Kit #2 Deluxe Starter Equipment Kit.

The techniques that I use here are designed to minimize the need for additional equipment and thereby reduce expenses.  You can upgrade equipment and techniques when and if you’re ready to, over time.  Most if not all of the equipment contained in this starter equipment kit can continue to be used as your brewing evolves.

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30% Off Superior Brewing Starter Kit + Ingredient Kit!

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Great Fermentations is taking 30% off their Superior Homebrew Starter Kit with your choice of beer kit.

30% Off Superior Starter Kit at Great Fermentations – use promo code HOMEBREW30

Kit Includes the Following:

  • 6.5 Gallon Plastic Primary Fermentor, lid, and airlock
  • 5 Gallon Glass Secondary Fermentor & bung
  • 6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket with spigot, tubing, and bottle filler
  • 24 in. plastic paddle
  • Labratory-grade Thermometer and stick-on bucket thermometer
  • Hydrometer and Test Jar
  • Auto-Siphon and Tubing
  • Bottle brush and capper
  • Bottle caps and priming sugar for carbonation
  • Carboy brush
  • Easy Clean one-step cleanser
  • Instruction manual (for the two people out there that actually read the instructions)
  • Brewing assistance via phone, 7 days a week from one of our trained and brew-loving staff
  • Your choice of homebrew kit – American Wheat, PDG Pale Ale, Classic Dry Stout, Dred Browner Porter
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