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New Hop Resins from Adventures in Homebrewing

Adventures in Homebrewing has introduced a line of hop resin syringes.  Simcoe, Mosaic, Columbus and Cascade Resins are available.

An excerpt from the description:  Hop Extract is produced using a supercritical CO2 process which extracts the soft resins and essential oils that exist with in hops.

Hop extract is pure resin extract of hops containing alpha acids, beta acids, and hop oils. It is primarily used as a kettle ingredient to provide bitterness. Variety specific flavor/aroma contributions can be expected when used for late kettle or whirlpool additions.

The following are benefits of utilizing hop extract:

  • Increased final volume through reduced kettle trub
  • Reduced hot-side brew kettle foam formation during the boil
  • Bitterness, flavor, and aroma via late boil additions
  • Variety specific hop character and related notes in beer
  • Reduced vegetal and polyphenol flavor contribution
  • Increased alpha utilization approx. 5% over regular hops/pellets
  • Excellent stability of alpha acids, beta acids and hop oils
  • Extended shelf life and reduced storage requirements

As of this posting, these are selling for $4.99 and found on AIH’s Cryo Hops page.  Check AIH for current pricing and availability.

Cryo Hops and Hop Resins at Adventures in Homebrewing

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Announcing: Robobrew Gen 3 at William’s Brewing!

About… “The Gen 3 Robobrew with Pump from Kegland features a recirculation pump with an on off switch, as well as a false bottom and grain pipe to both protect the pump from clogging, and hold the crushed grain above the bottom for good wort circulation. The Unit holds 9 gallons, although we do not recommend boiling more than 6½ gallons (perfect for 5-6 gallon batches). The grain pipe (basket) holds up to 18 pounds of crushed malt, and a pipe with silicone hose on top feeds the recirculated wort from the pump evenly on top of the grain bed. Runs on any GFCI protected 110 volt plug with at least 15 amps.” [keep reading]

As of this posting, this is selling for $479.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Robobrew Gen 3 at William’s Brewing

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Torpedo Line of Stainless Steel Ball Lock Disconnects – $14.99

17229MoreBeer has lineup of QDs has proven popular based on availability.  They have gone in and out of stock since being announced a while back.  Torpedo Ball Lock Beverage Disconnects are available in both beverage and gas configurations with either MFL connections or barbs.  They will, of course, work with MoreBeer’s Torpedo kegs, but they will also work with any ball lock Corny Keg.

At $14.99, these are selling for about half the price of the other SS Ball Lock connectors that I’m aware of.  They are also a part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.

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Announcing: The ThermoWorks Thermapen IR! – Two Professional Instruments In One

ThermoWorks, makers of the nearly universally lauded Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [Review] have announced the new Thermapen IR.  The Thermapen IR combines everything people love about the Mk4 with addition of an Infrared Thermometer.

From ThermoWorks: “The new Thermapen IR combines the unparalleled speed and accuracy of the Thermapen Mk4 with the versatility of a professional infrared unit. Why carry two different thermometers when you can just carry the Thermapen IR?

  • Adjustable emissivity infrared from 0.1 to 1.0
  • Patented auto-rotating display
  • Max/Min infrared displays
  • Foldaway thermocouple probe
  • High accuracy probe to ±0.7°F (±0.4°C)
  • Probe readings in only 2-3 seconds
  • Motion-sensing sleep & wake mode
  • Display temps in °C or °F, 1 or 0.1° resolution
  • Includes NIST-traceable calibration certificate

View both infrared and penetration probe readings from either hand in any position with Thermapen IR’s patented 360° auto-rotating display. In Probe mode, set the unit down, and Sleep Mode saves battery life. Pick it up, and it turns on automatically. Close the probe when you’re done and it powers off for storage. Each unit ships with a NIST-traceable calibration certificate for both the probe and infrared so you know it’s accurate.

Thermapen IR is a must-have, versatile tool for restaurants, health inspectors, manufacturing, laboratory, and more.”

Note from HBF: I have long advocated IR thermometers in select situations.  This unit really combines the best of both worlds.  Since IR no touch, you can check the temp of yeast washing and yeast rehydration water and your starter wort without the risk of infection.  I find mine particularly useful for rehydrating yeast.

As of this post, this is selling for a bit more than the standard Mk4 at $129.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Thermapen IR

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Announcing: Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit!

Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit

Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit via MoreBeer.

The Blichmann Riptide Upgrade Kits works with many models of Chugger and March Pumps – see product page for complete list – upgrading stock pump heads to Riptide’s Stainless Head with Tri-Clamp connections.

About, via MoreBeer: “Upgrade your March or Chugger pump with the Riptide’s Tri-Clamp housing and accessories! The Tri-Clamp head makes it easy to disassemble and clean. The head is also made from stainless steel and can rotate to fit almost any setup. The integral linear flow valve provides superior control.

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this for $99.99.  Check product page for current pricing and availability.

Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit BL297

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Announcing: FastWasher Bottle Washer – Wash and Sanitize up to 24 Bottles Simultaneously

fastferment fastwasher

FastBrewing – the folks behind the very popular FastFerment conical fermenter – have released the FastWasher Bottle Washing System.

Features and Benefits, via FastBrewing:

  • Wash em all.  FastWasher works for a wide range bottles used for different applications. Wash 12 big or small bottles with the FW12 or 24 small bottles with the FW24 at the same time.
  • Sanitize with ease.  Never has cleaning and sanitizing your bottles been quicker and easier. Load your bottles in to the rack, turn on the washer and let the powerful pumps do all the work. No scrubbing, no nonsense.
  • Fast and Powerful.  Cut bottle washing time in half. Cut bottle sanitizing time by 90%.
  • Versatile.  FastWashers work on almost every bottle type made.
  • Durable.  Made from high-density plastic, the FastWasher will last for 1000s of bottle washings.

As of this posting, FastWasher is available at special introductory pricing as part of a pre-sale starting at just $54.99.  Introductory pricing varies based on which package you choose.  This is a direct from the manufacturer sale.  FastWasher will be more expensive when it hits retailers.  If you’re interested, now is your chance to grab one at a discount.  Check FastBrewing for current price and availability.

FastWasher Pre-Order Deal

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Announcing: Oskar Blues Death By Coconut Clone Recipe Kit – new and on sale

Oskar Blues Death By Coconut Clone Extract Recipe Kit

Adventures in Homebrewing has released a clone of Oskar Blues Death by Coconut.  Death by Coconut Porter is available in both extract and all grain homebrew recipes.

About, from AIH: ” A semi-sweet porter with cacao flavors swirling with coconut aromas. You will be adding Cocoa Nibs and Toasted Coconut to give this beer an awesome finish and aromas.”

As of this posting, the extract version is marked down to $30.79 while the all grain kit is marked down to $27.19.  Check AIH for current price and availability.

Oskar Blues Death By Coconut Clone – All Grain | Extract

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