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Reader Tip: 15% Off Recipe Kits at MoreBeer! – Includes Pliny, Consecration & Lots More

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15% Off Recipe Kits at MoreBeer

Promo code D3pLk5R takes 15% off MoreBeer’s entire lineup of recipe ingredients.  Both All Grain and Extract.  Including the BrewMaster Series of Kits (All Grain – Extract).  That series contains Pliny the Elder, Tres Fem, Heretic’s Shallow Grave, Firestone Walker Pale 31, Russian River Consecration and lots more.

All Recipe Kits – Brewmaster Series – All Grain – Extract – Remember Code D3pLk5R

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About Pliny…

MoreBeer has collaborated directly with Vinnie Cilurzo, owner and brewer at Russian River Brewing Company, to bring you recipe kits for Pliny the Elder double IPA as part of their BrewMaster Series of recipe kits.  From the description “This is THE original Pliny recipe”.  I’ve brewed the all grain version of this beer and it has been one of the best beers to come out of my home brewery.  See: Brewing Pliny

  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.070-74
  • SRM (Color Range): 10
  • IBU’s: 198-202 (this is a theoretical number, you will actually get around 100 IBU)
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8%

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Reader Tip: Airtight Grain Storage Bins and Scoops on Woot

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IRIS 301126 Pet Food Storage Combo

home.woot has an Iris Container and Scoop Combo.  You get a 25 lb container, a 10 lb container and a scoop for $18.99.

My rule of thumb on grain storage is 1.25 lbs per quart.  That’s based on a 5 gallon bucket holding about 25 lbs of grain.  The 25 lb IRIS is 33 Quarts.  I estimate that it will hold about 41 lbs of grain.  The 10 lb is 12 quarts.  I estimate that will hold about 15 lbs of grain.

Airtight, made of FDA compliant material, casters (on the larger container) allow you to easily move it around.  Clear sides so you know what’s in it.  Large easy access top.

Check them out over at home.woot – Compare at Amazon

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Reader Tip: Oktoberfest Recipe Kits – All Grain & Extract – from $20

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oktoberfest homebrew recipe

Oktoberfest from AIH

from AIH: “This Oktoberfest is a rich amber / mahogany in color. Vienna and Munich Malts add a nice depth and complexity.  With notes of light toasted malt, along with toffee and caramel. The flavor is malt forward with a toasted aspect, and just enough hop character to balance.”

Both extract and all grain kits are on sale

AIH Oktoberfest 5 Gallon All-Grain Recipe – $20 – save $14.99

AIH Oktoberfest 5 Gallon Extract Recipe – $25 – save $13.99

An Added “zusätzliche leistung” (Bonus).  Add a White Labs Liquid Yeast to this recipe for $5.  Available from the Oktoberfest Product Pages.

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Also from AIH… over 70 sale items including Perlick Faucets, Deals on kegs – new and used, pin lock and ball lock, recipe kits, kettles, pumps, jockey boxes, grain mill, taps, tower

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Reader Tip: 5 Gallon Food Grade Bucket & Lid

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5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid - Set of 1 - Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail - Food Grade - Plastic

5 Gallon Food Grade Bucket and Lid

5 gallon (90 mil) food grade bucket and lid.  All purpose.  Heavy duty.  Made in the USA.

5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid – Set of 1 – Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail – Food Grade – Plastic

Related: Great Prices on Food Safe Buckets and Lids

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Reader Tip: Refurb Rival Vacuum Sealer… $15! + Recent Hop Finds

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Rival Vac Sealer via "meh"

Rival Vac Sealer via “meh”

Why would you want a vacuum sealer?  Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  I’ve also used mine for storing specialty grains, base grains and other beer ingredients.

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Deal website “meh” has Rival’s FSFGSL0150 marked down to a scant $15.  Note that these are refurbished units)

Check it out – Here (promo has ended) – Compare at Amazon

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Reader Tip: Immersion Recirculator

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Nomiku Sous Vide Immersion Circulator (120V)Nomiku Sous Vide Immersion Circulator.  Clip on heat stick with built in recirculating pump and touch screen settings.

Brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.

Nomiku Sous Vide Immersion Circulator (120V)

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Reader Tip: Portable Induction Cooktop – $39.99 Shipped

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This 1,500 Watt Portable Induction Cooktop is discounted via eBay’s Deal’s Page.  It’s marked down to $39.99 and ships for free.

TATUNG TICT-1502MU Portable Induction Cooktop

TATUNG TICT-1502MU Portable Induction Cooktop with Stainless Steel Pot.  I can’t find where they show the size of the stainless kettle.

Possible uses include: Boiling wort in your brew kettle, getting strike water up to temperature and maintaining mash temperatures.

Features: Energy Efficient, Ceramic Surface, Auto Off, Two Hour Timer, Cookware Suitability Detection, 1,500 Watts

TATUNG TICT-1502MU Portable Induction Cooktop with Stainless Steel Pot – $39.99 + Free Shipping

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