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Ends Soon: 15% Off Used Ball Locks at Great Fermentations

As of this posting, Great Fermentations is taking 15% off used 5 gallon ball lock kegs.  That makes these kegs $59.49 each.  No coupon code is needed.  Considering flat rate shipping, and the current market, I think this is a solid deal.  Check out my full analysis and comparison below.

5 Gallon Used Ball Lock Corny Keg

Analysis and Comparison:

Ground rules – when free shipping is available at a certain threshold, shipping costs are considered $0.  Free shipping is to addresses in lower 48 US states.  This is a comparison of single keg pricing, lower prices may be available when purchasing bulk quantities or multi-packs.  Prices are valid as of 10/17/18. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Bottom line, In my opinion, considering price and shipping, I believe Home Brew Supply’s offering is the best current value for a single 5 gallon ball lock – remember coupon code HBF25 to get free shipping.  Beverage Elements offering is a couple dollars less, but that’s for class 4 kegs that are pretty beat up.

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15% Off Used Ball Locks at Great Fermentations + Analysis: What’s the Best Deal on a Ball Lock Keg… Right Now??

As of this posting, Great Fermentations is taking 15% off used 5 gallon ball lock kegs.  That makes these kegs $59.49 each.  No coupon code is needed.  Considering flat rate shipping, and the current market, I think this is a solid deal.  Check out my full analysis and comparison below.

5 Gallon Used Ball Lock Corny Keg

Analysis and Comparison:

Ground rules – when free shipping is available at a certain threshold, shipping costs are considered $0.  Free shipping is to addresses in lower 48 US states.  This is a comparison of single keg pricing, lower prices may be available when purchasing bulk quantities or multi-packs.  Prices are valid as of 10/17/18. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Bottom line, In my opinion, considering price and shipping, I believe Home Brew Supply’s offering is the best current value for a single 5 gallon ball lock – remember coupon code HBF25 to get free shipping.  Beverage Elements offering is a couple dollars less, but that’s for class 4 kegs that are pretty beat up.

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Recipe: Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA + GF’s Annual Great Grain Sale – Extended

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Juno Choi BSG

Juno Choi With a PIle of Hops

One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending the 2014 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 Bryan!

For a limited time, Great Fermentations has their annual Great Grain Sale going on.  That sale discounts the Patagonia malts used in this recipe.  Check out the Full Sale

Grab the recipe: Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA

Related: Expert Q and A – Juno Choi from BSG HandCraft

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West Fork Persimmon Smoked Rye Whiskey Barrels – very limited availability

WEST FORK PERSIMMON SMOKED RYE WHISKEY BARREL - 5 GALLONS

WEST FORK PERSIMMON SMOKED RYE WHISKEY BARREL – 5 GALLONS via Great Fermentations


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

West Fork Whiskey recently started their Distiller’s Collection, which is a line of limited edition whiskeys they plan on releasing in small amounts and are only available (tada, you guessed it) for a limited time! Their first entry into this new collection is simply called, Persimmon Smoked Rye. Their distiller describes it as similar to a smokey single malt from across the pond, embodied in a smooth rye whiskey with heavy persimmon spice. Sounds delicious, and trust us, it is! Luckily, when they recently emptied a batch of this limited release whiskey from their barrels, they gave us a call and sold the empty barrels to us.

Now, imagine aging some of your favorite homebrew like a big stout or porter in one of these barrels and picking up all that character left behind by the whiskey. Even better, the persimmon smoke would be a GREAT ADDITION to a hard cider! Let your imagine run wild with this barrel from West Fork Whiskey!

ABOUT WEST FORK WHISKEY CO.

West Fork was started by three ordinary guys from Indianapolis, who sought out to make extraordinary whiskey. West Fork Whiskey Co. was brought to life as a means to share their interpretation of America’s native spirit with the world.

Their spirits are 100% Indiana from grain to glass, which pays respect to one of the best grain producing states in America!


As of this posting a very limited number of these are available for $139.99 + shipping. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

WEST FORK PERSIMMON SMOKED RYE WHISKEY BARREL – 5 GALLONS – while they last

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The Great Grain Sale – Save up to 30% at Great Fermentations


Great Fermentations annual Great Grain Sale is live.  The sale marks down (by up to 30%) many different varieties of grain including base malt and specialty malt when you buy 5 lbs or more.

Check out the Full Selection and Sale Details

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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20% Off Hard Cider Kits at Great Fermentations!

Great Fermentations is discounting their entire lineup of Cider House Select Kits by 20%!  No coupon code is necessary, check GF for current availability.

All varieties are eligible for GF’s Flat Rate Shipping.  No promo code is necessary.

Check it out – 20% Off Hard Cider Kits at Great Fermentations

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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20% Off at Great Fermentations!

To celebrate Father’s Day, Great Fermentations is taking 20% off orders over $55.  There are some exclusions, but most items are fair game.

20% Off $55 at Great Fermentations – use coupon code DADSDAY2018

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Enter to Win a Free Anvil Brewing Stainless Steel Bucket Fermenter! – Winner Announced

About: “Anvil Brewing is bringing their best game to the table with this 7.5 gallon stainless steel bucket fermenter that is loaded with features! In addition to all the wonderful qualities of stainless steel, this fermentor has a coned bottom for settling of yeast and trub. Etched volume markings help you know exactly how much fermenting beer you have. The rotating racking arm allows you to rotate and drain clear beer away from trub. It even includes a spigot with ball valve, stopper and airlock! Perfect for 5 gallon batches of beer or even 6 gallon batches of wine. Durability and ease of use in a stainless steel fermenting bucket, all at a great price point, from Anvil Brewing!”

  • Available in 7.5 gallon and 4 gallon sizes
  • 304 tainless steel construction
  • Coned bottom for settling of trub and yeast.
  • Rotating racking arm makes racking clear beer a breeze!
  • Ball valve and spigot for controlled racking.
  • Latching lid to create a superior seal.

Check out our Review – Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

Learn More at Great Fermentations: 7.5 GALLON ANVIL BUCKET FERMENTOR4 GALLON

For a short time, Great Fermentations is giving away a free Anvil Bucket Fermenter to one lucky Homebrew Finds Reader.  You get to choose from the 7.5 or 4 gallon size and shipping to US addresses is also free.

Update: Winner announced:  Congrats to HBF reader Daniel who has won this giveaway.

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15% Off Ingredients at Great Fermentations! – for Big Brew Day

To celebrate Big Brew Day, Great Fermentations is discounting most ingredients by 15%.  All but bulk grains, adjuncts and extracts are included in this deal.  It DOES include beer recipe kits

Check out the sale details – make sure and use promo code BIGBREW15

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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

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.

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

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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