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Keg Line Cleaning Manifolds Available

Ball Lock Keg Cleaning Manifold

This 4 way cleaning manifold has been out of stock at RiteBrew.  Several are in stock as of this posting.

With this, you put cleaning solution, water or sanitizer (generally in that order) in a keg and then hook your tubing lines, including QD up to this.  Turn on a bit of pressure and clean, rinse and sanitize all of your lines at the same time including the QD, tubing and faucet.  Whammo.

This one is four way (ball lock), allowing you to clean up to four runs at the same time.  Four way pin lock and eight way ball lock are also available.

843692 – Cleaning Manifold – 4-way – Ball-lock

843694 – Cleaning Manifold – 8-way – Ball-lock

843696 – Cleaning Manifold – 4-way – Pin-lock

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CDN DTQ450X Thermometer + Review

Check out my hands on review of the DTQ450X.  That includes accuracy and response time trials.

NSF approved for commercial applications, -40 to 450 deg F, 5 inch stainless stem, Quick read: 5 to 6 second read time, Digital, Food Safe, Waterproof, Easy re-calibration, 5 year warranty… (read more)l

CDN DTQ450X ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

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Amazon 12 Days of Deals

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Recent Amazon Finds:

Free Priority Shipping on Supermechanical iOS Thermometers – Get it by Christmas

Aqua Range iOS Thermometer

Range Thermometers from Supermechanical are iOS driven Thermometers that work with your iPhone or iPad via a Free Companion App.  The app displays a graph of temperature and also allows you to create custom alerts and remote notifications.   They are Instant Read, are safe up to 450 deg F and are submersible and hand-washable.  The 54″ moisture proof silicone cable also resists high temperatures.  iBrewMaster 2 has built in support for the Range Thermometer.

Use promo code BREWB4XMAS and you’ll get free priority shipping on any Range Purchase – $10 value.  Place your order by Friday to ensure delivery by Christmas.

AQUA RANGE SMART THERMOMETER, 6″ ROUND - $69.95

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Ends Soon – Stainless Steel Mini-Keg Growlers On Sale – Save 29%

Stainless Mini Growlers at MoreBeer

MoreBeer takes $10 off Stainless Mini Keg Growlers when you use promo code GROWLER10.  That brings them down to $24.95 and equates to a 29% discount.

1/2 Gallon/2 Liters with all stainless construction.  Gasketed screw top seals tight.

Check it them out - Here

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Spiegelau Stout Glasses

Spiegelau Stout Glass

Two Spiegelau Stout Glasses.  Lead free crystal, 21 1/6 ounces and dishwasher safe.  Made by Spiegelau in partnership with Left Hand Brewing and Rogue Brewery.

Spiegelau Beer Classics Stout Glass, Set of 2

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Save $50 on Bru Gear’s ProBoiler 30 Gallon Kettle

ProBoiler™ 30 Gallon Kettle

Bru Gear has marked their 30 gallon ProBoiler Kettle down $50.

I have a ProBoiler Kettle (15 Gallons) and it is tricked out.  Heavy Duty Stainless, Nice Heavy Duty Handles, Three Piece Ball Valve, Sanitary Tri Clamp Fittings and Laser Etched Volume Markings.

Some Reader Feedback…

Facebook Friend Trevor say: “I can vouch that Phil Spivey has excellent products. I have his pots and brew stand he used in kickstarter video. Even the first run products are top notch.”

Bru Gear ProBoiler Kettles

More from Bru-Gear…  ProBoiler Kettles – 10 to 30 gallons • Electric Brewery Ready Kettles • Tri Clover Fittings • ProFermenter Conicals – 14 & 40 Gallon • Kettle, Conical & Brewery Accessories

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Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA + Two Brew Day Pictures

patagoniaipaMash on the left (BIAB) – Close up of the Grain Bill on the right

I recently brewed a Patagonia IPA/Amber that I had a chance to try at NHC this past summer.  The recipe is below with thanks to homebrewing legend Juno Choi  I got my first taste of the finished product last night.  Delicious.  The roastiness provided by the Patagonia Malts melds seamlessly with the hops.  The finished beer is a beautiful dark amber color.

One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending the National Homebrewer’s Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan was an IPA that was served by Brewer’s Supply Group (BSG) at their booth at the Conference.  It was… delicious.  Roasty, great hop character and easy to drink.  I swung by for two samples and shortly returned… for a third and it was gone.  After the conference, I got a hold of BSG to ask about the beer.  I learned that it was formulated and brewed by Juno Choi.  Juno kindly shared the recipe with me and I’d like to share it with you.  Thank you Juno!

The recipe features 100% Patagonia Malts from Chile.  Those were new to me and I think relatively new to the homebrew market here in the US, because… I had a very difficult time sourcing the grain for this recipe.  After looking around a bit, I contacted Bryan at Great Fermentations.  They already carried Patagonia, just not not all three varieties that this recipe calls for.  Bryan kindly sourced the remaining grains and has stocked them at Great Fermentations.  Thank you so much Bryan!

On to the recipe…

All Grain:

Fermentables:
10.8 lbs Patagonia Extra Pale Malt
.6 lb Patagonia Caramel 90L
.6 lb Patagonia Caramel 190L

Hops:
60 Minutes – 2 OZ Motueka
10 Minutes – 2 OZ Pacifica
1 Minute – 2 OZ Nelson Sauvin

Mash for 60 Minutes at 152 deg F

Ferment with Safale US-05 at 68 deg F

About The Beer, Estimates:
OG: 1.061 at 70% Efficiency
FG: 1.017
ABV: 5.76%
IBU 73.31
SRM 17.78

Extract:
The all grain recipe features Patagonia Malts from beginning to end.  Extract Patagonia Extra Pale Malt doesn’t exist.  You could still get the same idea by substituting 8 lbs of Liquid Malt Extract for the Extra Pale and steep the caramel malts.  That gets you the same gravity and pretty well everything else, although the SRM does go up to 18.74.  Again, not the exact same beer, but you will get a lot of the great roasty flavors from the Patagonia Caramel Malts and all of the hop character.

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