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2 Lbs Amazon Brand Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey [Mead or Homebrew Fermentable] – now… $6.93, $3.47 per lb + free prime ship

Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey, 32 oz

Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey, 32 oz

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  • This product was previously a Solimo product. Now it’s part of the Happy Belly brand, the product is exactly the same size and quality
  • One 32-ounce squeeze bottle of Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey
  • This product is minimally heated to aid the filtration process
  • The perfect sweetener for teas, other beverages, and baked goods
  • Our wildflower honey is darker in color than our clover honey. Honey color and flavor varies depending on the flowers visited by the honey bees.
  • Honey does not spoil, it will darken in color and naturally crystallize, but remains safe for consumption.

 

Use to make a mead or as a fermentable in your next homebrew

4/13/21 8 PM Central:  This has dropped to just $6.93 (one time purchase price). 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

Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey, 32 oz – note that multiple variations or sizes may be available on the product page, as such a different version may show up at this link


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Announcing: Bloody Butcher Malted Red Corn By Sugar Creek Malt Co

BLOODY BUTCHER MALTED RED CORN BY SUGAR CREEK MALT COFrom Great Fermentations:

This varietal of corn is one of the most sought after for its unrivaled sweetness. It adds a corny sweetness to beer and is touted as being the absolute best type of corn for distilling.

Oh, and what’s even better, is that It’s malted right here in Indiana by Sugar Creek Malt Co.

BLOODY BUTCHER MALTED RED CORN BY SUGAR CREEK MALT CO

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Note from HBF: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a license to distill alcohol

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

2 Lbs Raw Unfiltered Honey [Mead or Homebrew Fermentable]

32 oz (2 lbs) Raw & Unfiltered Honey.  Made by American Bees.

Use to make a mead or as a fermentable in your next homebrew

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Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw and Unfiltered Honey, 32 Ounce – note that multiple variations or sizes may be available on the product page, as such a different version may show up at this link


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2 Lbs Amazon Brand Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey [Mead or Homebrew Fermentable]

Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey, 32 oz

Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey, 32 oz

More Info

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

  • This product was previously a Solimo product. Now it’s part of the Happy Belly brand, the product is exactly the same size and quality
  • One 32-ounce squeeze bottle of Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey
  • This product is minimally heated to aid the filtration process
  • The perfect sweetener for teas, other beverages, and baked goods
  • Our wildflower honey is darker in color than our clover honey. Honey color and flavor varies depending on the flowers visited by the honey bees.
  • Honey does not spoil, it will darken in color and naturally crystallize, but remains safe for consumption.

 

Use to make a mead or as a fermentable in your next homebrew

Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Raw Wildflower Honey, 32 oz – note that multiple variations or sizes may be available on the product page, as such a different version may show up at this link


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7 lbs Pale LME Liquid Malt Extract – $21.49, $3.07 per lb + free ship eligible

Pale LME Liquid Malt Extract Syrup - 7 lb

Pale LME Liquid Malt Extract Syrup – 7 lb via AIH

Pale LME Liquid Malt Extract Syrup – 7 lb

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100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup, Grade A, Dark Color, Robust, 32-Ounce – $14.94, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

Butternut Mountain Farm Pure Maple Syrup From Vermont, Grade A (Prev. Grade B), Dark Color, Robust Taste, All Natural, Easy Pour, 32 Fl Oz, 1 Qt

Butternut Mountain Farm Pure Maple Syrup From Vermont, Grade A (Prev. Grade B), Dark Color, Robust Taste, All Natural, Easy Pour, 32 Fl Oz, 1 Qt

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

  • SUSTAINABLY SOURCED: At Butternut Mountain Farm we are committed to giving you 100% pure Vermont maple syrup. The farmers with whom we work with understand maple and share our commitment to maintaining the health and sustainability of our forests.
  • PACKAGING BENEFITS: Easy-open, easy-pour, jugs are tamper-evident with an inner seal. They ship well, so they make excellent gifts. Syrup stored in BPA-free plastic jugs retains its natural flavor better than in traditional tin containers.
  • OTHER USES: Use in coffee/tea, cocktails or over cereal, fruit, yogurt or pudding. Add to baked beans, apple pies, pickles and stir fries. Makes a delicious marinade or sauce. Great as a gift.
  • FLAVOR PROFILE: The darker the syrup, the stronger the flavor. Our Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste maple syrup is the darkest grade available, providing a strong and hearty maple flavor. Great for all around use including table top and cooking.
  • QUALITY STORY: Our pure maple syrup is carefully selected to ensure the product you receive is of the highest quality. With our strict quality standards, we can trace every drop of syrup from farm to table.

 

If you’re looking to make a maple beer, you could use this as a fermentable in your next homebrew.  Or, you could put it on your pancakes 🙂

2/21/21 6 AM Central: This is selling for just $14.94 (one time purchase price). That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  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

Butternut Mountain Farm Pure Maple Syrup From Vermont, Grade A (Prev. Grade B), Dark Color, Robust Taste, All Natural, Easy Pour, 32 Fl Oz, 1 Qt – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Ends Soon: 40% Off Malt Extract at Label Peelers

  • Label Peelers has discounted malt extract (both Liquid/LME and Dry/DME) by a whopping 40%.  List prices are a bit on the high side, but the net result is very good prices.
  • No coupon code is required.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.  Example: Shipping (for me) for 1 lb of Citra is $8.93.  2 lbs cost $9.18 to ship.  That second pound costs just 25 cents to ship.  That’s minimum shipping at work.

The discount should be reflected on each product page.  Includes small offerings all the way up to bulk 50 lb bags.  Malsters include Alexander’s, Briess and Muntons.  Varieties include Dark, Light, Amber, PIlsen, Wheat, Munich and more.

Malt Extract Sale at Label Peelers

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Hands on Review: Barley Crusher MaltMill + LIMITED Time Deal

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Michael Gom.  Read more about Michael below.


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  • As of this posting the 7 lb Barley Crusher is on sale for $134.99.  That’s a $25 savings.
  • Apply coupon code milldeal and the price drops another $15 to $119.99.  That’s a $40 savings with the stacking deals.
  • This matches Valuebrew’s Black Friday deal on this great mill.
  • Compare at MoreBeer
  • The $15 off coupon also works on the larger 15 lb version.
  • Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous 48 states.
  • Check product page to see if this deal is still available.

The Barley Crusher MaltMill – remember promo code milldeal

The Barley Crusher MaltMill – 15 lb Hopper – remember promo code milldeal


Note that this review covers both the 7 and 15 lb Barley Crusher Grain Mill

Hands on Review: The Barley Crusher

Having brewed all-grain for many years, I’ve spent lots of time refining my processes to try and produce predictable results. Things like brewing software make this much easier and do a great job of helping you calculate all your numbers. We can control how much grain we use and how much water, mash thickness, sparge volume, volumes going into fermenters, pitching rates, the list goes on. One thing I hadn’t been controlling, was my grain crush. When I had a local homebrew shop, the owner had no problem with me asking to double mill the grains to help get as fine a grain crush as possible while still not owning a mill. When he closed his shop, I was forced to start ordering my supplies online. Ordering from multiple different locations, having them mill my grain, it was obvious the variable that was changing was the crush size and I felt I was getting inconsistent results. Recently I purchased an all-in-one electric all grain system (Anvil), my brew days got much easier but my efficiency started to really suffer.


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7 lb Barley Crusher Mill

15 lb Barley Crusher Mill

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Another benefit to owning a grain mill is the ability to use the freshest possible product. Uncrushed grains keep for longer than crushed grains, being able to mill right before a brew day lets you use fresh grains which is always nice when trying to get the most out of your products.

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2 Lbs Raw Unfiltered Honey [Mead or Homebrew Fermentable]

32 oz (2 lbs) Raw & Unfiltered Honey.  Made by American Bees.

Use to make a mead or as a fermentable in your next homebrew

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer” and “mead”– may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw and Unfiltered Honey, 32 Ounce – note that multiple variations or sizes may be available on the product page, as such a different version may show up at this link


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Hands on Review: Monster Mill MM-3 Grain Mill!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Monster Mill MM-3

I started milling my own grains not too long after I switched to all-grain. At first I thought the idea was laughable to mill my own grains- why buy something and do the work myself, when I could get it done for free at the homebrew shop? But once my process had stabilized a fair amount, I became frustrated by my inability to hit the recipe’s planned OG. On my batches where my gravity was lower than predicted, I found a notable number of fully intact grains in the spent grains from my mash. Aiming for consistency, I wanted to make sure all my grains were always crushed, so I bought a 2-roller grain mill. That worked well, but if I wanted to optimize mash efficiency, I was always dancing on the edge of a stuck mash.

The 3-roller mill from Monster Brewing Hardware passes through a first pair of rollers that have a fixed gap. That is machined to be 0.060”, with the intention of doing a minimal crush to soften the inside of the grain without really breaking the husk. After the first pair of rollers, it passes through the gap that you can adjust to your liking. The instructions provided with the mill recommend 0.045” for a medium crush, 0.055” for a coarse crush, and 0.038” for a fine crush. But of course the beauty of having your own mill is you can adjust it as you want, based on what works best for you.

The MM-3 3-roller mill comes with some options. The base rollers are 1144 steel alloy that is durable for long life, but can get some surface rust if used in a non-climate-controlled area, or if you wet mill your grain. For those homebrewers, they offer a stainless steel roller option, which they say has the same durability as the steel alloy base rollers. If you are a manic homebrewer, they offer a 3rd option with their MM-3 Pro series, which has heat treated rollers. These apparently have about 10x the life durability, but the price tag roughly doubles over the base MM-3.

The other option to choose from is the drive shaft size. Standard is a 1/2″ drive, but 3/8” is available as a smaller option. The 3/8” really isn’t recommended since 3/8” drive drills typically don’t have the torque to drive this mill. It can also be hard to find a cordless drill with enough torque to drive it, so Monster Mill recommends a corded drill. If you order the grain hopper from Monster Mill, it comes standard in galvanized 20-gauge steel, or optional stainless steel. Galvanized steel is corrosion resistant, so the only real advantage of stainless for your grain hopper is the “bling effect”.


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When shopping for a mill, it’s important to recognize that even if a product looks the same/similar in a picture, there’s more to it than the photo. For example, there is a similar 3-roller mill in the market at a lower price. However, what you can’t tell from the picture is that the rollers are made of a cheaper steel that doesn’t wear as well, and uses non-sealed bearings which are prone to grain dust causing wear problems. Fred Francis, the owner of Monster Mill makes a point of sourcing all of his raw materials from the U.S., and assembling the mills in Georgia. Rather than chase the lowest price point in the market down to the bottom, he focuses on his American supply base and keeping high quality design/materials to ensure a robust product that stands up well with word-of-mouth recommendations

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