Category Archives: Roundup

Grow Your Own Hops – Rhizome Roundup! + Hop Growing Resources

grow your own hops rhizomesPictured – MoreBeer’s Rhizome Pre Sale – Check it out

A few retailers have an annual rhizome pre-sales.  The earlier you “hop” (did you see what I did there) on these sales, the better.  That will give you a better chance to reserve the varieties you want to grow in your hop garden.

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Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

Pictured: William’s Brewing Mini CO2 Regulator

Looking for options to serve your draft beer home brew on the go?  Here’s a roundup of some of the available options for your next tailgate, party or get together.

Included in this Post:

  • Growlers
  • Carbonation Caps – used with PET Bottles
  • Small Draft Systems
  • Tips and Tools for Filling Growlers and Small Draft Containers
  • Techniques and equipment for dispensing full corny kegs of beer
  • Portable Kegs and Systems
  • Coolers and Ice Packs
  • Other Issues: Chilling and Cloudiness

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Home Brew Keg Roundup – New & Used, 5 and 2.5 Gallon & More!

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) UsedPIctured: Used 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg via Adventures in Homebrewing

Here’s a roundup of some of the best available sources for homebrew kegs along with some comparisons on types of kegs, features and benefits and a list of suppliers.

In this post:

  • Used Ball Lock, 5 Gallon Cornelius/Corny Style Ball Lock Kegs
  • Tip: Single strap handle vs double rubber handle kegs
  • Brand New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Cornelius/Corny Style Ball Lock Kegs
  • 5 Gallon Pin Lock Cornelius/Corny Style Ball Lock Kegs
  • Smaller Kegs – 1.5 to 3 gallon
  • One-Offs – Unique keg offerings or configurations
  • eBay – Various Offerings
  • Amazon – Various Offerings
  • Your Local Homebrew Shop
  • 5 Recent Keg Finds
  • Compare Suppliers
  • Kegging Systems
  • Learn More: Tips, Recent Keg Finds, Repair Parts & More

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6 Half Gallon Ball Wide Mouth Jars + 5 Recent Hop Finds

Ball Wide Mouth Half Gallon 64 Oz Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 6

6 x 64 ounce/Half Gallon Ball Wide Mouth Jars

You can use canning jars to store hops, smaller amounts of grain, and other brewing ingredients and can starter wort.  I seal these with my FoodSaver V2244 [Review] Jar Sealing Attachment (Wide MouthRegular Mouth) when storing ingredients.  You can also use Mason jars to make starters and to can starter wort and sterile water (using a pressure cooker).  Storage Lids (Wide MouthRegular Mouth) are also available.

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

Ball Wide Mouth Half Gallon 64 Oz Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 6

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More: Recent Amazon Finds

Home Brew Keg Roundup – New & Used, 5 and 2.5 Gallon & More!

5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) UsedPIctured: Used 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg via Adventures in Homebrewing

Here’s a roundup of some of the best available sources for homebrew kegs along with some comparisons on types of kegs, features and benefits and a list of suppliers.

In this post:

  • Used Ball Lock, 5 Gallon Cornelius/Corny Style Ball Lock Kegs
  • Tip: Single strap handle vs double rubber handle kegs
  • Brand New 5 Gallon Ball Lock Cornelius/Corny Style Ball Lock Kegs
  • 5 Gallon Pin Lock Cornelius/Corny Style Ball Lock Kegs
  • Smaller Kegs – 1.5 to 3 gallon
  • One-Offs – Unique keg offerings or configurations
  • eBay – Various Offerings
  • Amazon – Various Offerings
  • Your Local Homebrew Shop
  • 5 Recent Keg Finds
  • Compare Suppliers
  • Kegging Systems
  • Learn More: Tips, Recent Keg Finds, Repair Parts & More

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Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated GrowlerPictured: Stanley Growler – [Review]

Looking for options to serve your draft beer home brew on the go?  Here’s a roundup of some of the available options for your next tailgate, party or get together.

Included in this Post:

  • Growlers
  • Carbonation Caps – used with PET Bottles
  • A Hybrid Solution
  • Small Draft Systems
  • Tips and Tools for Filling Growlers and Small Draft Containers
  • Techniques and equipment for dispensing full corny kegs of beer
  • Portable Systems
  • Other Issues: Chilling and Cloudiness

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Grow Your Own Hops – Rhizome Roundup! + Hop Growing Resources

grow your own hops rhizomesPictured – MoreBeer’s Rhizome Pre Sale – Check it out

A few retailers have an annual rhizome pre-sales.  The earlier you “hop” (did you see what I did there) on these sales, the better.  That will give you a better chance to reserve the varieties you want to grow in your hop garden.

Continue reading