Category Archives: Great Fermentations

Grow Your Own Hops – Rhizome Roundup! + Hop Growing Resources

grow your own hops rhizomesPictured – MoreBeer’s Rhizome Pre Sale – Check it out

A few retailers have an annual rhizome pre-sales.  The earlier you “hop” (did you see what I did there) on these sales, the better.  That will give you a better chance to reserve the varieties you want to grow in your hop garden.

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Extended: Anchor & Kite Creamsicle Cream Ale Recipe Kits – save 20% w/Kit Sale

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Great Fermentations has recipe kits Jeremy Railey’s award winning Creamsicle Cream Ale.  It’s available in both extract and all grain versions.

from Great Fermentations…  “What a dream come true! This is our customer Jeremy Railey’s first place winning recipe that took first in the specialty beer category in the 2016 Indiana Brewer’s Cup. It has a delicious base of a cream ale that is combined with orange, vanilla beans and lactose that make it strikingly similar to the famous frozen treat! A truly delicious and unique dream of a beer!”

  • Award winning beer at the 2016 Brewer’s Cup
  • A creamsicle-inspired cream ale, with orange and vanilla cream flavors!
  • Smooth and delicious, with orange and vanilla cream flavor

Creamsicle Cream Ale Kits at Great Fermentations

Get 20% Off: As of this posting, Great Fermentations is discounting their entire lineup of recipe kits, extract and all grain, by 20%.  Choices include Brain Eater (Three Floyds Zombie Dust Clone), Amarillo Face (Gumballhead), Pliny, Hearts Squared (Two Hearted Ale), Chocoholic Porter and lots more.  This works with their great flat rate shipping.  That ships your entire order of qualifying items to most US addresses for just $8.99.

Update: This was set to end on 2/11, but is still working as of this update.  If you intended to get in on this but missed out, here’s a second chance.

20% Off Two or More Beer Kits at Great Fermentations – use coupon code 2BEER20

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Extended: 20% Off Two or More Beer Kits at Great Fermentations – Zombie Dust, Pliny, Gumballhead, Dreamsicle Cream Ale & More

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Great Fermentations is discounting their entire lineup of recipe kits, extract and all grain, by 20%.  Choices include Brain Eater (Three Floyds Zombie Dust Clone), Amarillo Face (Gumballhead), Pliny, Hearts Squared (Two Hearted Ale), Chocoholic Porter and lots more.  This works with their great flat rate shipping.  That ships your entire order of qualifying items to most US addresses for just $8.99.

Update: This was set to end on 2/11, but is still working as of this update.  If you intended to get in on this but missed out, here’s a second chance.

20% Off Two or More Beer Kits at Great Fermentations – use coupon code 2BEER20

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Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Anvil Stainless Steel Bucket Fermentor

It’s well known that you don’t have to just ferment in that plastic bucket that came with your homebrew beginner’s kit. When you are ready to upgrade there are multiple material options, and varying levels of size/features. As it goes with most homebrew gear, brewers love stainless steel. So, of course you can get your fermentor in stainless steel, too.

Stainless provides a better oxygen-proof barrier than the plastic brew buckets and is easy to clean. The easy cleaning not only makes the worst job in homebrewing (brew day clean-up) slightly better, it also means you don’t have to worry about things hiding in crevices to sneak out and do funky things to your beer. Stainless is also durable and long-lasting, meaning you can look at it like a longer-term investment. Typical price tags on steel fermentors also make you consider it from a longer-term investment perspective as well.

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Ends Soon: Great Deal on Enolmatic Wine Bottle Filler!

ENOLMATIC AUTOMATIC WINE BOTTLE FILLER

About via Great Fermentations: “Bottle your wine the easy way, with the revolutionary Enolmatic Wine Bottle Filler! This Italian bottle filler uses a vacuum pump to pump wine from the carboy or demijohn directly into the bottle, eliminating the need to lift the carboy onto an elevated surface and siphon. What’s more, the vacuum pump helps eliminate most oxygen. creating an environment perfect for long term wine stability! Wine can be pumped from up to 12 feet away. The filler can be adjusted to fit almost any size bottle, and shuts off automatically when the wine reaches the perfect level in the bottle. Any excess wine is safely collected in the collection vessel, so no wine goes to waste and no messes are created! The Enolmatic Wine Bottle Filler can be run continuously, and has the ability to bottle up to 200 bottles per hour! To clean, simply run cleaning solution or water through the unit into a few bottles, and you are good to go! If you are a small scale wine maker who doesn’t want to bother with all the lifting involved with carboys, the Enolmatic Wine Bottle Filler is the perfect tool to have in your collection!”

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Bottle wine without lugging around heavy carboys!
  • Vacuum pump eliminates most oxygen during bottling.
  • Adjustable bottle filling spout accommodates almost any size bottle and fills to a perfect level!
  • Can bottle up to 200 bottles of wine per hour!
  • Easy to use and easy to clean.

KIT INCLUDES

  • Bottle filling unit with collection reservoir
  • 5 feet of 1/2 in. feeder line
  • Collapsible 1/2 in. intake racking cane
  • Instructions

 

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has this marked down to just $319.99.  For some pricing clarity, check this out at MoreWine (MoreBeer’s Wine Making store front).  Bundles with flat rate shipping.  Check Great Fermentations for current price and availability.

ENOLMATIC AUTOMATIC WINE BOTTLE FILLER

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Last Chance: Dark Lord Imperial Stout Clone – via Great Fermentations Brewer’s Reserve Series

The “Snark Lord” via Great Fermentations: “Get ready for Snark Lord, a big, delicious imperial Stout modeled after a “dark” commercially available beer with a strikingly similar name. We developed this beer kit as part of our Brewer’s Reserve line of beer kits based partially on the fact that the commercial version is only sold one day a year. We figured, why not make a snarky version of our own? A grain bill with loads of specialty grains gives this imperial stout a wonderful base on which cold-brewed coffee and vanilla is added. With a high original gravity, this makes quite the potent brew that can develop further complexity with age! We highly recommend saving back a few bottles in your beer cellar and bringing them out after six months or longer. What you’ll discover when you open an aged bottle of this luxurious stout is a beer full of rich, heady flavors and aromas. All hail the Snark Lord!”

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has released all grain and extract recipe versions of this clone as part of their Brewer’s Reserve series of recipe kits.  Prices start at $49.99 and bundle with flat rate shipping.  These recipes are limited release and this one is going way soon. Check the Brewer’s Reserve Page for current offerings.

Brewer’s Reserve Kits at Great Fermentations

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Dark Lord Imperial Stout Clone – via Great Fermentations Brewer’s Reserve Series

The “Snark Lord” via Great Fermentations: “Get ready for Snark Lord, a big, delicious imperial Stout modeled after a “dark” commercially available beer with a strikingly similar name. We developed this beer kit as part of our Brewer’s Reserve line of beer kits based partially on the fact that the commercial version is only sold one day a year. We figured, why not make a snarky version of our own? A grain bill with loads of specialty grains gives this imperial stout a wonderful base on which cold-brewed coffee and vanilla is added. With a high original gravity, this makes quite the potent brew that can develop further complexity with age! We highly recommend saving back a few bottles in your beer cellar and bringing them out after six months or longer. What you’ll discover when you open an aged bottle of this luxurious stout is a beer full of rich, heady flavors and aromas. All hail the Snark Lord!”

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has released all grain and extract recipe versions of this clone as part of their Brewer’s Reserve series of recipe kits.  Prices start at $49.99 and bundle with flat rate shipping.  Check the Brewer’s Reserve Page for current offerings.

Brewer’s Reserve Kits at Great Fermentations

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