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Extended: $25 Off $120 Orders at Northern Brewer – works with Captain Crush

This offer was set to end yesterday, but has been extended through midnight tonight.  If you missed out, here’s a second chance…

northern brewer homebrew sale

For a short time, Northern Brewer is taking $25 off most orders of $120 or more.  Applies to nearly everything.  Brewing season is starting back up… now would be a great time to get gear and supplies.

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Applies To: Captain Crush 3 Roller Grain Mill – [Review]

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$25 Off $120 Orders at Northern Brewer

northern brewer homebrew sale

For a short time, Northern Brewer is taking $25 off most orders of $120 or more.  Applies to nearly everything.  Brewing season is starting back up… now would be a great time to get gear and supplies.

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Northern Brewer Offers $7.99 Flat Rate Shipping On Qualifying Orders

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Ends Soon: 3 Kits for $18.99 Each at Northern Brewer – Say Goodbye to Summer Seasons

summer seasonal homebrew kit sale

Buy at least three extract beer kits (choose from select kits) and each is just $18.99.  Choices include Cream Ale, Chinook IPA, SMASH American Session Ale, Sierra Madre Pale Ale, Kolsch, Phat Tyre and Petite Saison.  No promo code is needed.  Bundles with NB’s Flat Rate Shipping.

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3 Kits for $18.99 Each at Northern Brewer – Say Goodbye to Summer Seasons

summer seasonal homebrew kit sale

Buy at least three extract beer kits (choose from select kits) and each is just $18.99.  Choices include Cream Ale, Chinook IPA, SMASH American Session Ale, Sierra Madre Pale Ale, Kolsch, Phat Tyre and Petite Saison.  No promo code is needed.  Bundles with NB’s Flat Rate Shipping.

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Since no promo code is required, this would bundle with the current (but ending soon) free “Off the Topper” Glassware sale that NB also has going on.

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2 Free Glasses with “Off the Topper” Purchase

offthetopper

Buy an “Off the Topper IIPA” recipe from Northern Brewer and they’ll send two free Off the Topper Can-Style Glasses your way for free.  That’s a savings of $9.98.

Off the Topper is a tribute to another beer (my guess is Heady Topper :).  It features lots and lots of hops including Hop Shot, Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, Apollo and more.  Liquid Vermont Ale yeast is also an option available on the product page.

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Update: PBW Price Comparisons and Buying Guidance

PBW – Powder Brewery Wash is my go-to brewery cleaner. It is a non-hazardous buffered alkaline brewery cleaner and it.. works great.

Using the Spray Bottle Method for Star San means that I use so little Star San that it’s really not even worth price comparing.  I have used the same bottle of Star San, literally, for years.

Not so with PBW.  This is something that I go through relatively quickly.  Under the premise of “buy things in bulk, that you use in bulk” I thought I’d do some price comparisons.

First observation… Buy the bigger sizes (4 lb+).  Never buy the 2 ounce size of PBW.  It’s not even close to enough for one batch of beer.  I’m not including it in the results here, but, you can pay $20 per lb for this size.  I’m not even sure why they make it.  I guess as a sample.  Similarly, the 1 lb size doesn’t make a lot of sense at up to $10 per lb and is not included in this post.

A note about shipping fees.  If free shipping at a certain threshold is available, shipping costs are considered $0.  It’s more difficult to consider calculated and flat rate shipping.  $7.95 flat rate shipping could ship a bunch of stuff, so it doesn’t seem fair to include that entire cost in this comparison.  I’ve divided those figures in half.  50% of flat rate shipping fees are used when flat rate is available.  Calculated shipping is even trickier.  It doesn’t seem right to attribute the entire cost to a single PBW purchase.  Shippers have minimum shipping costs.  You may pay close to the same amount for two of something as for one.  To try and account for that, calculated shipping (in all but one case – as noted) is based on the average of shipping two items.  Cost = shipping for two containers of PBW divided by two.  Note that if shipping fees are calculated, they should be considered an estimate.  I can’t figure these for your location.  Check the retailer for actual shipping cost to you.

Results – 18 Offerings:

Quick Picks:

  • If you’ve got the budget or can go in on a group buy, one of the 50 lb offerings makes the most sense.
  • If you’re not ready to spend $160+ on PBW, at an estimated $5.66 per lb, RiteBrew’s 8 lb offering is a great choice.

Some Take-Aways:

  1. Retailers that charge calculated shipping have minimum shipping/processing thresholds.  Consider placing a larger order to offset that minimum.  Other items may ship for free or not much more.  Along the same lines, take advantage of sellers free or flat rate shipping offers.  Just get ingredients for your next batch or two.
  2. Never buy the 2 oz size of PBW.  If homebrew dentists existed… this size would be a free giveaway after you went to the homebrewing dental hygienist for your regular whatever-those-people-would-do.  Along those lines, the 1 lb size should also be skipped.
  3. Buy the largest size of PBW your budget allows for.
  4. Don’t disregard sellers that charge calculated shipping prices, with regards to cost… It’s the total to your door that matters.
  5. Shop around.  Prices change, sometimes quickly.  With calculated shipping cost sellers, your cost will vary based on your location in relationship to the retailer.

Free Dark Star Burner with $125 NB Purchase

Free Dark Star Propane Burner

Spend $125 or more at Northern Brewer and they’ll throw in a free Dark Star Propane Burner.  That’s a savings of $49.99.  The Dark Star is a 54,000 BTU propane burner.  It’s 17″ wide and 12″ tall.  It’s design to support kettles up to 10 gallons and should get 5 gallons to a boil in about 15 minutes.

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