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MoreBeer M-80 IPA [Pliny-like IPA + Fresh Oranges] – $28.99

MoreBeer M80 IPA

The extract version of More Beer’s M-80 IPA is their deal of the day.  I’ve brewed the All Grain Version of this beer and it’s delicious.  It has a similar hop bill to Pliny (See: Brewing Pliny) along with the suggestion to add three fresh oranges.  Very tasty beer.

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M-80 IPA – Extract Beer Kit KIT880 – $34.99 $28.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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Three Recipes from the Updated How to Brew by John Palmer, 4th Ed

Fourth Edition of the Homebrew Classic How to Brew by John J Palmer.

How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time – via Amazon

Recipe #1: HBF Reader Jeff (thanks Jeff!) points out that the Amazon product page has a recipe from the book.  It’s called “Victory & Chaos English IPA” both extract and all grain versions can be found in the product description.

Recipe #2 – “Leaked” by the AHA:


Brewer’s Publications has leaked one of the recipes from this pre-release title.

Klang Freudenfest Oktoberfest (All-Grain) via the AHA and Brewers Publications

Recipe #3 – AHA’s Recipe of the Week, Rushmore IPA:

Rushmore IPA via the AHA

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Great Fermentations Most Popular Recipe – Zombie Dust Clone + Free pH Meter Offer

Great Fermentations “Brain Eater” Pale Ale (ExtractAll Grain) is modeled after 3 Floyds Zombie Dust.  It features Citra, Citra, Citra and more… Citra.  Most of those hops come at the end through hop-bursting and as dry hops.  In all Brain Eater uses nearly a half pound of Citra.  This makes an awesome beer – See: Brewing Great Fermentation’s Brain Eater Pale Ale

About, from GF: “HOPS! That’s what you get with Brain Eater, modeled after the famous Zombie Dust beer by 3 Floyds. Hop-bursting with Citra hops at the end of the boil and a big dry hop addition bring out all the flavor of the hops without a ton of bitterness. The perfect beer for the impending zombie apocalypse!”

As of this posting, this is Great Fermentations best selling beer kit, both in the extract and all grain kit categories.  That’s subject to change.

Brain Eater Extract Kit | Brain Eater All-Grain Kit

For a limited time, Great Fermentations is giving away a free pH meter when you spend $100 or more on qualifying merchandise.  See: FREE pH Meter with $100 Purchase

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Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America’s Top Brewmasters – $7.94 + Free Shipping


Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America’s Top Brewmasters by Michael Agnew contains homebrew (both all grain and extract) recipes for a number of craft beers directly from the brewmasters themselves.

Includes Homebrew Recipes for...
 8-Bit, Tallgrass Brewing Company,  Capt’n Crompton’s Pale Ale, Epic Brewing,  Elevated IPA, La Cumbre Brewing Company, Furious, Surly Brewing Company, Hop Stoopid, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Maharaja, Avery Brewing Company, Spiral Jetty, Epic Brewing, Thrust!, Red Eye Brewing Company, Watershed IPA, Oakshire Brewing, Buffalo Sweat, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Malpais Stout, La Cumbre Brewing Company, Smoke, Surly Brewing Company, Snowstorm 2009 Baltic Porter, August Schell Brewing Company, Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A., Shmaltz Brewing, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Rugbrod, The Bruery, Wiley’s Rye Ale, Stone Cellar Brewpub, Allagash Black, Allagash Brewing Company, Allagash Curieux, Allagash Brewing Company, Matacabras, Dave’s BrewFarm,  Funkwerks Saison, Funkwerks, Salvation, Avery Brewing Company, Scarlet 7, Red Eye Brewing Company, Saison Rue, The Bruery, 90 Shilling Ale, Odell Brewing Company, Dead Guy Ale, Rogue Ales, El Lector, Cigar City Brewing, Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Rogue Ales, Hellion, TRVE Brewing Ill-Tempered Gnome, Oakshire Brewing, Imperial Red Ale, Marble Brewery, Kölsch 151, Blue Mountain Brewery, Levitation, Stone Brewing Company, Nugget Nectar, Tröegs Brewing Company, Xenu, Cigar City Brewing, Select, Dave’s BrewFarm, Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner, Shmaltz Brewing, Schell’s Pils, August Schell Brewing Company


Tallgrass Brewing Company tweeting about the recipe for 8 Bit Pale Ale.  8 Bit Pale Ale is one of my favorites!

4/27/17 10 AM Central: This great book is selling for $7.94. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America’s Top Brewmasters Paperback

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Distilling Equipment Blowout Sale at Home Brew Supply

As of this posting, Home Brew Supply is discounting a small selection of distilling equipment by 20%.  No coupon or promo code is required.  Discounted prices will be reflected on each product page.  Check HBS for up to the minute selection and availability.

Distilling Equipment Sale at HBS

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7 Deadly C’s IPA – $37.99, Save $7

7 Deadly C's IPA - Extract Beer Kit

7 Deadly C’s is an IPA featuring 7 hops that start with C including Cluster, Citra, Centennial, Columbus, Crystal Chinook and Cascade.

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7 Deadly C’s IPA – Extract Beer Kit KIT281 $44.99 $37.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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Brewer’s Friend – Improved Calculations for First Wort Hopping + Free Unlimited Time Trial Account


Brewer’s Friend is a cloud based brewing software that helps you track and formulate recipes and manage your brew day.  Since it’s cloud based, you’ll have access to recipes, calculators and brew day resources wherever you’re at.

More About Brewer's Friend

Helps Beginning Brewers Get Started:

  • Walks you through the brewing process step by step.
  • Know exactly what you brewed, and how you did it.
  • See how ingredients factor into OG, FG, ABV, IBU, and SRM – the key stats of every beer recipe.
  • Replicate and build on your success.
  • Provides a place for detailed notes about your brews.
  • Start designing your own recipes and match to style.

Powerful Tools For Advanced Brewers:

  • Accommodates a range of brewing processes: Extract, Partial Mash, All Grain, BIAB, No Chill.
  • Scale recipe batch sizes up or down.
  • Tracks water volume and mash process.
  • Select your preferred equations (eg Tinseth, Rager).
  • Keeps track of your inventory.
  • Calculates actual efficiency, attenuation and ABV.
  • Hydrometer correction and calibration.

In addition companion apps are available for your smart phone…
Brewers Friend for iOS | Brewers Friend for Android Free & Paid


Brewer’s Friend offers a generous non-expiring trial account.  With the trial account you can have 5 recipes and track 5 brew sessions.

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First Wort Hopping Improvements: Brewer’s Friend has announced a improved calculations for first work hopping

Improved Calculations for First Wort Hopping

from Brewer’s Friend:

We’ve heard lots of feedback on the way Brewer’s Friend deals with First Wort Hops and today we’re rolling out some updates to the Recipe Builder, offering better calculations for First Wort additions.

How did it work before?

Prior to these changes, we calculated FWH additions as if they were regular boil hops with a duration of 20 minutes.  This was due to subjective reports of the bittering contribution from FWH resembling a 20 minute hop addition.  This doesn’t really capture the essence of what’s happening with first wort additions, since the hops contribute bitterness both during the pre-boil time as well as during the entire boil.

The New Method

To fix this, we’re changing the way these additions figure into overall bitterness.  Instead of a fixed time duration, FWH additions now are included for the entire boil duration (based on what’s entered for boil time in each recipe), and are given a percentage boost in utilization to account for the additional time spent steeping before the boil.  Typically this factor is an additional 10% boost over a regular boil hop, but this value can be customized based on individual findings.  Now, when you select “First Wort” in the “Use” field on the recipe builder, you’ll notice that there’s now a “Scale Util.” field, which holds the overall utilization multiplier.  That means if you want to boost the FWH utilization by 10%, you’d enter 110% in this field.  If you think the additional contribution is more like 20%, you’d enter 120%.  And if you think a first wort hop behaves exactly like a boil hop for the duration of the boil, you’d just enter 100%.

What about existing recipes?

We know there are thousands of recipes that have been built on the previous FWH functionality.  And we know how seriously we rely on our recipe metrics to remain stable and predictable as we brew, rebrew, and experiment.  To that end, we’re taking every existing recipe with a FWH addition and we’re calculating the utilization scalar that results in no IBU/bitterness changes.  So when you open those recipes, you’ll notice that the stats don’t change as a result of this.  If you look under the existing First Wort hops, you’ll see that we’ve filled in a utilization percentage that equates to the IBU numbers you had previously.  If you want to adopt the new approach for an addition, you can simply change that value to 110% and you’ll get the new calculation.  Any new First Wort hops you add will default to the 110% number.

We think these changes will help us all achieve more accurate recipe metrics, use First Wort Hopping more effectively, and ultimately make better beer!  If you run into any problems, bad calculations, or bugs with these changes, please reach out to us.



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