Category Archives: Reader Tips

Reader Tip: Mr Beer Hacked [Hard] Root Beer Kit on Woot

Thanks to HBF Reader Dan for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Mr Beer Hacked (contains alcohol) Root Beer Kit via daily deal site Woot.


  • (2) 2 Gallon Fermenters with Lid and Spigots
  • (11) 740ml Bottles with Caps
  • (1) Classic American Light Beer Mix
  • (1) Booster
  • (2) Packets Root Beer Mix
  • (1) Packet No-Rinse Cleanser
  • (1) Packet of Yeast

As of this posting, Woot has this for $35.99.  Visit home.woot for current price and availability.

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New – King Crimp – Homebrew Capping Gauge – $19.95

Thanks to HBF Reader Ronnie for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

King Crimp Cap Gauge.  Use to double check your capped homebrew for proper crimping.

Manufactured to exact specification suggested by bottle cap manufacturer. Precise holes (1.120 in, 1.125 in, 1.130 in, 1.135 in) needed for testing crimped 26mm caps.

1/12/17 10 PM Central: This is selling for $19.95. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

King Crimp – Homebrew Kit Capping Gauge for 26mm Beer Bottle Crowns. Home Brewers can Ensure a Perfect Crimp for Optimum Oxygen Barrier And Preventing Carbonation Leaks

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Reader Tip: $5 Off Intertap Faucets

Thanks to HBF Reader Brad for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Recently released Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets feature a forward sealing design, come in a variety of configurations and offer a modular threaded spout for use in conjunction with a variety of attachments.  Attachments include… Ball Lock Spout (allows you to attach a ball lock QD right to the faucet), Growler Filler and Stout Spout.

From MoreBeer… “In normal rear-sealing faucets the entire faucet has to drain of beer. In forward-sealing faucets the faucet keeps beer in it so the inside doesn’t have a chance to get sticky, making cleaning much easier. It also reduces the chance of off flavors transferring to your beer while you pour.

Other forward sealing faucets use a floating o-ring, which is just as sanitary but requires the o-ring to move inside the faucet body in order to seal correctly. This can become a problem as the faucet ages. Intertap faucets use a sliding shuttle that guides the o-ring into the perfect position every time.”

As of this posting, promo code HBFTAP5 takes $5 off your choice of faucet.  Works with as many faucets as you’re looking to buy.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a $59 order.  Check MoreBeer’s site to see if this is still available

Intertap Faucets and Accessories – remember coupon code HBFTAP5

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Reader Tip: GrainFather Connect Controller Pre-Order!

Thanks to HBF Reader Jesse for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

The Grainfather Connect Controller is high tech upgrade to the control box of your Grainfather.

from AIH… “Connect Control Box brings future automation together with the classic fun of brewing to enhance your brew day. This high level of automation allows you to multitask (or just kick back) while brewing and have alerts inform you of when you’re needed again.”  [full description and features]

As of this posting, the Connect Control Box is available for pre-order

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

The Grainfather is an electric all grain brewing system.  Mash temperature is precisely controlled with an electric heating element.  A pump recirculates throughout the mashing process ensuring even temperatures.  At the end of the mash, The Grainfather becomes your electric brew kettle.  The Grainfather includes a counterflow chiller.  8 Gallon system for indoor or outdoor brewing.

The Grainfather

Reader Tip: Blue Dolphin Magazine Subscription Discount (Beer Mags) via Groupon

Thanks to HBF Reader Jeffrey for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

As of this posting, Groupon is offering half off $10 (costs $5) or $25 (costs $12) to spend on magazines at Blue Dolphin.  Blue Dolphin carries many magazines includes a few beer magazines – Brew Your Own, Draft Magazine, All About Beer and Imbibe.  Check Groupon to see if this is still going on.

Blue Dolphin Deal at Groupon | Blue Dolphin Magazines | Search Beer at Blue Dolphin

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Reader Tip: Beer Bug Digital Hydrometer

Thanks to HBF Readers Ron and Paul for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

BeerBug Digital Hydrometer.  Connects to BeerBug app via Wifi.  The Beer Bug monitors Specific Gravity, Fermentation Temperature and Alcohol % and transmits that information to an online account in real time. Brewers can log in to the Beer Bug website or access their ferments via the free Android or iOS app to view real-time measurements and historical graphed data.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Eagle FE630 The Beer Bug

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Perlick Faucets on Sale – from $26.99 + Additional 10% Off with Facebook Promo

Perlick 630SS

As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has three models of Perlick Faucet on Sale,  Check each product page for up to the minute price and availability.

This stacks with Adventures in Homebrewing’s 10% Off Site Wide Sale (with Facebook Share)

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