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10 lbs Wunder Grain – $10.79 + free ship eligible

Wunder Grain - 10 lb bag

Wunder Grain – 10 lb bag from Adventures in Homebrewing

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This mixed bag of grain malt is a result of over-mills or errors. We do our best to prevent every error, but sometimes it happens, so we offer you a discounted malt to experiment with. The types of grain in the bag and the exact ratio or combination of base to specialty grains are unknown, nevertheless this has become one of our most popular grains. Many people brew with a bag of Wunder Grain and say that it’s the best beer they’ve ever made! A beer made with a bag of this malt will truly be unique, due to the fact that it can’t be replicated because every bag contains different grains!


 

  • This has been out of stock for quite a while.
  • As of this posting, it’s available again and on sale for $10.79 per 10 lbs.
  • Get Free Shipping!  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.
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Wunder Grain – 10 lb bag

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New Castle Crystal Malts at William’s Brewing

https://www.williamsbrewing.com/Home-Brewing-Supplies/Malted-Grain-Sugar/New-Castle-Malting-Crystal-Malts?afid=14

  • William’s Brewing has announced the availability of Castle Malting Crystal Malts.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

Castle Malting Crystal Malts

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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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New Castle Crystal Malts – Save 15%

https://www.williamsbrewing.com/Home-Brewing-Supplies/Malted-Grain-Sugar/New-Castle-Malting-Crystal-Malts?afid=14

  • William’s Brewing has announced the availability of Castle Malting Crystal Malts.
  • For a limited time they’re marked down 15%.
  • No coupon code is required, add to cart to see discounted price.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

Castle Malting Crystal Malts

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FREE $20 Gift Card from Adventures in Homebrewing – works on EVERYTHING

As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $20 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.

Why is this a great promo?  The great thing about this promotion is that it works on everything including MAP items and lines (think Blichmann, SS Brewtech, Anvil, Ruby Street, AIH’s New Kegs, BrewBuilt Kettles and lots more).  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  Because you’re not really getting a discount on anything with this promotion it’s a rare way to legitimately get a deal on MAP goods.  Note that this is not a direct discount on any product.

FREE $20 Gift Card… Works on Everything – gift card will automatically be added to your cart with qualifying order.

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Note that this is not a direct discount on any product.  You get a gift card good toward a future purchase.

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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.
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  • 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.

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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

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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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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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Hands on Review: Viking Malt Xtra Pale Base Malt

Viking Xtra Pale Malt in a Vittles Vault Container – Hands on Review

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.

Viking Xtra Pale Malt

When we say “malt”, most of the time we are referring to “malted barley”. The barley is grown and harvested as a grain, and then the malt house does the fancy processing of coaxing that grain to get it ready to sprout, and then heating it to stop that sprouting process. Both of these things (the grain and the processing by the maltster) are what give us the different colors and flavors in our beers. The temperature and length of time the barley is heated is the biggest variable affecting the color of the wort you end up making from it.


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