Category Archives: Hops

Back in Stock… Avid Armor CHAMBER Vacuum Sealer – seals mylar bags – $369 + In Depth Hands on Review

Avid Armor Chamber Vacuum Sealer Model USV20 Ultra Series

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  • Working Chamber Size: 12.25"W x 8.5"L x 3"in Height. Perfect for small portions and cuts of foods. Accessory Port to vacuum seal external canisters and containers - ACCESSORY HOSE INCLUDED
  • Clear View Glass Lid for Easy Loading - Provides Full Visibility of Vacuum & Seal Process
  • Easy to Use One Touch Controls - Locks In Freshness, Prevents Freezer Burn and for Sous Vide Cooking. Adjustable Seal Time Function - Ensures a Perfect Positive Seal.
  • 11" L Seal Bar with 2 Sealing Wires for pouch sizes: 6"x10", 8"x10", and 11"x10"
  • Fast, No Maintenance Dry Piston Vacuum Pump - High Vacuum Pressure on Foods, Infusions and Marinades
  • PRIDE IN OUR PRODUCTS AND USA CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Our Team takes pride in handling your orders, questions and any necessary support from our USA office and warehouse. Our goal is complete satisfaction!

 

Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?  Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys [See: Recent Hop Finds]. Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

This is a chamber vacuum sealing machine.  This is a different technology than most home caliber machines use. This technology is superior and allows you to seal using both standard channel style bags and compatible Mylar bags.

See My Hands on Review of this great machine

9/18 8 AM Central: By my count this has been out  of stock since around July. As of this posting it’s back in stock at $369. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Avid Armor Chamber Vacuum Sealer Model USV20 Ultra Series, Compact Size Perfect for Liquid-Rich Wet Foods Fresh Meats, Marinades, Soups, Sauces and More. Vacuum Packaging the Professional Way – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

See: Hands on Review: Avid Armor CHAMBER Vacuum Sealer – seals mylar bags

Vacuum Sealing Mylar Bags Using FoodSaver Vacuum Sealers

1 lb Amarillo Pellet Hops – $19.99, limited availability

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  • MoreBeer’s Hop Market features limited time, rotating hop deals.
  • Selection changes regularly.  Hops are available while supplies last.  Selections can sell out or change quickly.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

The Hop Market! at MoreBeer – current offerings – sorts to show most popular first

Amarillo Pellet Hops are included in this week’s lineup. This can change quickly, check Hop Market for current selections and pricing.

More About Amarillo

AMARILLO® hops have become super popular with microbrewers. Brewers are describing the flavor and aroma as a supercharged version of Cascade. Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics. However, it has a distinctive Orange character to it that is very different from Cascade. Supply has been very limited the last few years so make sure to buy some while it is available.

Hop Statistics
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): Good
Similar Hop Varieties: Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe

AMARILLO® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

 

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Wakatu Pellet Hops – $18.99 per lb + free ship eligible, limited availability

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  • MoreBeer’s Hop Market features limited time, rotating hop deals.
  • Selection changes regularly.  Hops are available while supplies last.  Selections can sell out or change quickly.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

The Hop Market! at MoreBeer – current offerings – sorts to show most popular first

As of this posting lbs of Wakatu are included in the mix. This can change quickly check Hop Market for current selection.

More About Wakatu

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

A great dual purpose hop. Has a less spicy flavor than that of traditional Hallertau Mittelfrüh, and is able to retain its clean character as a beer ages because of this. It has a distinct floral character, with a slight emphasis on citrus/lime aromas. Great hop for use in Lagers, Pilsners, Bocks. Also popular as a finishing hops in ales and IPAs. Also known as New Zealand Hallertau Aroma.


 

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AMIR Digital Scale, 500 Gram Capacity, .01 (1/100th!) Gram Resolution – weigh hops, water salts & more – $9.99 + free prime ship

Digital Kitchen Scale.  500 gram capacity, .01 gram resolution.

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  • ◆【High-Precision & Wide Range】 AMIR kitchen scale built with high precision sensor system, provides you with instant and accurate results from 0.05g to 500g. Easy to clean and use, make it an ideal to measure jewelry, medicine, and cooking ingredients with refined accuracy.
  • ◆【Superior Quality Materials】 The Smart Digital Pocket Scale is crafted to be strong, accurate, fast, and user-friendly. Constructed with a high-quality stainless steel platform and ABS plastic frame, this digital kitchen scale is durable and easy to clean.
  • ◆【Smart Button Functions】The "PCS" function enables you pieces counting such as pins, beads, screws; The "T" function will provide a net weight; The "M" function helps you choose the proper unit. The switch time can be set to 60", 120" and 180". Besides, it can alert users for low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement.
  • ◆【Stylish Design & Space Saver】 Minimalistic and elegant design, the food scale's mini and compact size (Product Dimensions: 4" x 5" x 3/4". Platform Dimensions: 4"x4") takes up minimal space on your desk, makes it a pro pocket scale makes it easy for carrying.
  • ◆【Multi-Functions】 Built with a clear blue back-lit LCD screen, the cooking scale can convert measurement results between in g, tl, oz, ct, and gn in seconds. Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protectors or scale trays. Meet your demand of measuring different things.

 

What Does Tare Mean? Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

What I like about this scale... I like the high resolution (1/100th gram) given the relatively large capacity (500 grams, about 17.6 ounces, or just over a pound).  I like that it has the requisite (in my opinion) tare feature, that it has a stainless top and that it uses easy to source AAA batteries [Search AmazonBasics Batteries].  Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains and other brewing ingredients.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

9/14 5 AM Central: This is on sale for $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

AMIR Digital Kitchen Scale, 500g Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, Cooking Food Scale, Back-Lit LCD Display, 2 Trays, 6 Units, Auto Off, Tare, PCS, Stainless Steel, Batteries Included – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

1 lb Idaho Gem Pellet Hops – $8.99, Save 64%!

  • MoreBeer’s Hop Market features limited time, rotating hop deals.
  • Selection changes regularly.  Hops are available while supplies last.  Selections can sell out or change quickly.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

The Hop Market! at MoreBeer – current offerings – sorts to show most popular first

This brings lbs of Idaho Gem down to $8.99. That’s a whopping 64% off it’s $24.79 list.  This can change quickly, check Hop Market for current selections and pricing.

More About Idaho Gem

Idaho Gem™ is a remarkable hop of unknown lineage. It was found by Gooding Farms in Parma, and aptly named after its home state. This treasured dual-purpose hop is loaded with sweet, fruit-forward aromatic oils that make it prime for late kettle and dry hopping additions. Use liberally in Pale Ales, IPA’s and NEIPA’s. Idaho Gem™ will dazzle you with flavors of pineapple, cherry, and candied fruit, with an herbal and spicy aroma.

Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 12 – 14%
Beta Acids: 5 – 7%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.7 – 2.8
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 1.3 – 2%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 40 – 45

 

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YaeBrew 4″ x 10″ Stainless Steel Hop Spider, 300 Micron… $16.99 + free prime ship

YaeBrew 4 X 10 Inch Hop Spider 300 Micron Mesh Stainless Steel Hop Filter Strainer for Home Beer Brewing Kettle (4"X10")

YaeBrew 4 X 10 Inch Hop Spider 300 Micron Mesh Stainless Steel Hop Filter Strainer for Home Beer Brewing Kettle (4″X10″)

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  • Hope Spider Filter for home brew lovers, suitable for brew bucket fermenter, a great tool for family brewing
  • This brew filter prevent hop trub from getting in your brew buckets;
  • Material: Stainless steel, anti-rust and hot-resistant
  • Easy to clean, better filtration than Beer cloth bags
  • Hang it at the side of brew kettle during the boil, stable and easy install

 

9/11 6 PM Central: This is selling for just $16.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

YaeBrew 4 X 10 Inch Hop Spider 300 Micron Mesh Stainless Steel Hop Filter Strainer Hopper for Home Brewing Beer Tea Kettle (4″X10″)  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

4 x Sous Vide Weighted Magnets – Weigh Down Hop Sacks – $13.48 w/coupon

4 Pcs Sous Vide Weights Magnets | Prevent Floating Sous Vide Bags | Food Grade Silicone Magnet | Better Than Clips, Racks and Other Sous Vide Accessories

Weighted food grade magnets

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  • Sous Vide Weights made with food grade silicone coating and premium material, our weights are easy to use, a must for sous-vide and far better than steel/wire rack submerged products
  • Each weighted sous vide magnets weighs 13 grams and measures 3 cm long ,3 cm wide,1cm Height . With the vacuum cooking bag, it will work easily and promote the food in the sous vide container to be heated evenly to ensure better cooking effect. Better and more convenient than common magnets, clips, racks and other sous-vide accessories for kitchen containers like aluminum, copper, stainless steel, etc.
  • The high-quality magnet weight can be used outside the food bag, and the weight will not directly touch the food. Better than other sous-vide recipes, 4 Sous Vide Weighted Magnets keep the cooking bag submerged and you don't have to worry about the magnets interacting with food taste, sauces or cooking quality
  • Sous Vide Weighted Magnets easy to use, easy to clean,and lasts a long time! The bag can be moved deeper into the water bath by gently moving the magnet with the tool, without having to reach in, keeping it safe during cooking
  • If you have any questions about sous vide weights , you can contact us by email, we can provide you with satisfactory service attitude and worry-free after-sales guarantee

 

These are generally intended for use in sous vide cooking. However, they look like they would work well to weigh down hop sacks.

Note that this is for a total of 4, other count options are available.

9/7 10:30 AM Central: These are selling for $14.98. Apply the 10% coupon, available on the product page and they drop to $13.48 at checkout. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

4 Pcs Sous Vide Weights Magnets | Prevent Floating Sous Vide Bags | Food Grade Silicone Magnet | Better Than Clips, Racks and Other Sous Vide Accessories – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link