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Enter to Win Custom Ingredient Tap Handles & Coasters! – EXPIRED

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Mashed In makes beautiful custom beer tap handles from actual brewing ingredients including Hops, a variety of grains and more.  I have four of these tap handles and they are awesome.  Check out my Hands on Review.  Mashed In also offers custom BIAB Bags, Coasters and more.  Note that prices are in Canadian dollars (Paypal automatically does the conversion) and shipping is free worldwide.  Visited Mashed In Beer Gear

Win Tap Handles and Coasters!  Mashed In is giving away a set of four “Drink the Rainbow” Tap Handles along with a set of four “Drink the Rainbow” Coasters.  This is a $164.98 CAD value!  Shipping is also included.

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On Kickstarter… Made in America Eagle Cap-Off Mechanical Bottle Opener

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I became aware of the Eagle Cap-Off when I was involved a slew of Twitter mentions [HBF on Twitter] on the subject.

The Eagle Cap-Off Kickstarter aims to raise funds to revive an American made mechanical bottle cap remover that was manufactured nearly 70 years ago.

The re-launch of Eagle Lock Company’s Cap-Off will feature the same high quality construction and materials and it will continue to be made in America.

When you look at the current rewards, you’ll realize that this is not a budget opener.

There are a couple things that I have transitioned into being a collector of.  If you’ve read HBF for long, you’ll probably nod your head when I say… I collect growlers… [Some (not all) examples…  Lifeline 7508Stanley Classic Growler, Hammertone Green, also in Hammertone Navy (I bought both so I’d have both!), Klean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap and several from Portland Growler Co]

I also collect bottle openers.  I’m hoping this KS goes so that I can… collect the Eagle Lock Co Cap-Off.  I’m excited about… the quality construction, it’s retro styling and the fact that it’s made in the good ole’ USA.

Check it out on Kickstarter… Cap-Off: The Bottle Opener For The Craft Beer Enthusiast

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Standard Kickstarter caveats apply.  You are investing in a prospective product that may be in the pre-release stages of development.  Risks are involved as your reward may not be fulfilled.

Stainless, NSF Work Table + Hands on Review

TRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table

Trinity EcoStorage 48″ wide, 35.5″ tall, 24″ Deep NSF Certified table.  All Stainless Steel Construction, adjustable shelves and adjustable feet levelers.  NSF certified stainless surface can be cleaned and sanitized.

This is a great table!  I have it!  Check out my Hands on Review.  Makes a great brew day or brewery area work table.

TRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table, 48-Inch

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Ingredient Tap Handles – Stacking Sales

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Mashed In makes beautiful custom beer tap handles from actual brewing ingredients including Hops, a variety of grains and more.

I have four of these tap handles. cln_img_0248 They are awesome.  You can see a picture of these in my recent post on brewing Big Little Guy IPA.

These tap handles are marked down $5 to $34.99 (CAD).  Promo code HBFSAVE10 saves you another 10% on individual handles (does not apply to 4 handle set).  Shipping is free… worldwide.  Additional gear including Cider and Cold Brew Coffee handles as well as custom coasters are also available.

Check them out – Mashed In Custom Ingredient Tap Handles

A couple notes of clarification… 1. These are made with real brewing ingredients, whole cone hops and malted barley and 2. Prices are in CAD Canadian Dollars.  These ship from Canada worldwide at no additional cost.  Paypal is accepted and paypal will handle the USD (or whatever) to CAD exchange.

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Mashed In Custom Ingredient Tap Handles!

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Mashed In makes beautiful custom beer tap handles from actual brewing ingredients including Hops, a variety of grains and more.

I have four of these tap handles. cln_img_0248 As you can imagine, I have a lot of beer and homebrewing gear.  My wife is very supportive of my homebrewing hobby and loves good beer – mostly hop heavy IPAs.  She even occasionally brews with me, but for the most part I get a “meh” on a scale of meh to… meh when I show her new gear.  These tap handles are a notable exception.  She thinks these are awesome and I agree.  You can see a picture of these in my recent post on brewing Big Little Guy IPA.

Look for a full review in the future, but, for now, these tap handles are marked down $5 to $34.99 (CAD).  Promo code HBFSAVE10 saves you another 10% on individual handles (does not apply to 4 handle set).  Shipping is free… worldwide.  Additional gear including Cider and Cold Brew Coffee handles as well as custom coasters are also available.

Check them out – Mashed In Custom Ingredient Tap Handles

A couple notes of clarification… 1. These are made with real brewing ingredients, whole cone hops and malted barley and 2. Prices are in CAD Canadian Dollars.  These ship from Canada worldwide at no additional cost.  Paypal is accepted and paypal will handle the USD (or whatever) to CAD exchange.

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Klean Kanteen Stainless, Vacuum Insulated Pint Glass

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler and Cup

Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler and Cup by Klean Kanteen.  18/8 stainless steel.  Double wall, vacuum insulated.  Durable.  Does not retain or impart flavors.  Vacuum insulation keeps your beer (or other beverage – what… other beverage?) cold.  Also resists condensation and sweating.

Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Pint Cup, Brushed Stainless, 16-Ounce

Also ConsiderHydro Flask Vacuum Insulated True Pint, 16-Ounce, Black Butte

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Update: Hands On – Spiegelau IPA Glasses

Review Spiegelau IPA Glasses

Here’s a Hands on Look at Spiegelau’s IPA glasses.  These glasses have a 19 ounce capacity, they are dishwasher safe and they are designed specifically for the enjoyment of IPA style beers.

Front of the boxSide of the box: “In collaboration with two of the leading IPA brewers in the United States, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada, Spiegelau has created the new standard for IPA beer glassware. Achieved through a series of design and tasting workshops in which hundreds of possible designs were considered, the brewers ultimately and unanimously chose, by secret vote, one glass – ‘number 6’ – from a final lineup of eight custom-made prototypes. Designed to showcase the complex and alluring aromatic profiles of American “hop-forward” IPA beers, preserve a frothy head, enhance taste and mouthfeel, and present a comfortably wide opening for the drinker to savor each beer, Spiegelau’s latest design is the go-to vessel for enjoying IPA. Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada champion US hop farming. The breweries and donating their portion of the proceeds from this collaboration to benefit advances in hop research.”

Other side of the box: Durable, Lightweight, Brilliant with Max. Dishwasher Safety.

Unboxed

Spiegelau logo on the bottom of the glass.  When these first came out there was some discussion about where they laser etched nucleation point was at in these glasses.  I spoke with Spiegelau reps at NHC in 2014 and was told…. it’s the dot in the center of each glass.  This feature aid in slowly releases CO2 bubbles to enhance flavor and aroma.Looking great filled with More Beer’s Pliny the Elder

I’m really happy with these glasses.  They feel really well made and I like the way they look.  These have been my go to IPA glasses since receiving them.

Spiegelau IPA glasses reviewUpdate: 5/2015 – I have used these glasses for close to two years now.  The original two glasses that I purchased continue to look and function great.  They are typically my go-to glass for IPA beers.

Spiegelau 2-Pack Beer Classics IPA Glass, 19-Ounce

This glass is also available in a set that includes one each of Spiegelau’s IPA, Stout and American Wheat Glasses.

Spiegelau Stout Glasses · IPA Glasses · American Wheat Glass · Set


Ken Grossman and Sam Calagione talking about the developement of Spiegelau’s IPA Glass

Related: IPA Glasses [Review] · American Wheat Glass · 3 Piece Set · Glassware Tag

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