Hooray for Craft Beer!: An Illustrated Guide to Beer
From the book description:
Told through wit and humor and 100% illustrations, Hooray for Craft Beer! is an entertaining and informative journey through the history and world of craft beer. Readers will explore every aspect of beer from the ingredients and brewing process to glassware and how to taste beer, as they embark on a whirlwind trip around the world to discover the origin of favorite beer styles. Hooray for Craft Beer! is a simple, easy-to-read guide to learning featuring delightful illustrations. Yes, craft beer can be whimsical as well as tasty!
Ghost Town Brewings Nose Goblin Imperial IPA via MoreBeer
From the recipe description, check product page for current description, price and availability:
Nose Goblin from Ghost Town Brewing in Oakland, CA is their infamous West Coast-style Imperial IPA with big honking notes of white grapes, melons, berries, and uncouth levels of dankness. This dangerously smooth double IPA is all about the hops with very little malt character. Almost exclusively comprised of Pilsner with just a dash if acidulated malt, Nose Goblin is a beautiful clear straw color in the glass. Your nose if free to pick up all of the incredible flavor and aroma contributed from ample whirlpool and dry hop additions.
Ghost Town Brewing’s Nose Goblin took Gold at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival, besting 170 other beers submitted in the Imperial IPA category. Although Ghost Town will switch up the hops on every edition of Nose Goblin, this kit is modeled after the same recipe that took 1st at GABF, featuring additions of Nelson, Strata, and Mosaic® CRYO HOPS®
WilliamsWarn BrewBottler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler via William’s Brewing
From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:
The next generation WilliamsWarn BrewBottler. This counter-pressure bottle filler allows you to bottle from a ball lock homebrew keg without losing any carbonation. The BrewBottler can accommodate bottles up to approximately 330 mm (13″) in height and 150 mm (5.9″) in diameter. This allows a variety of bottle types to be used, including bottle sizes up to 3L (101 oz.).
Once the gas and beverage hoses are connected via the simple push-lock fittings on top of the valve, you just open the gas side for a few seconds to pressurize the bottle and purge air, close that and then open the beverage side to allow beverage to enter. With back-pressure in place, the beverage fills without foaming issues or carbonation loss. Pressure release and therefore fill flow rate are controlled by how open the variable pressure valve is set.
A 500ml bottle (1 US pint) can be filled in 40 seconds and a full 5-gallon keg can be bottled in roughly 30 minutes. Since your beer was already carbonated before you bottled it, your bottled beer is ready to consume immediately! And thanks to the purging process, your beer will be exposed to less oxygen and will maintain its original flavor profile for longer. Keep some bottles on hand, send them to your next competition, or take them to a party to impress your buddies.
MoreBeer has this available on pre-order for $159.99. If you’re familiar with WilliamsWarn you’ll recognize that this is very well priced for anything with their name on it.
If you’ve read Homebrew Finds for long you’ve no doubt seen Valuebrew’s Blue and Green Custom Color O-Rings in food grade silicone. These are featured in our very popular keg rebuild step by step.
Valuebrew has just introduced Gray and Black o-rings. As the picture indicates these are designed to match standard gray and black keg QDs. These have become standard colors on ball lock, pin lock (usually the bottom portion of the QD) and even recently released Kegland QDs (center portion).
The gray and black are also made from food grade silicone and also available in bulk quantities.
Valuebrew has generally struggled to keep things in stock, however, I have no specification indication that availability will be an issue on these.
The second in our Local Series line of beer kits, This New England Style IPA made of local Indiana ingredients is a hoppy, hazy and delicious example of the style, developed and brewed in collaboration with Ray Kamstra of Indiana City Brewing!
When Worlds Collide… BBQ Supplies at Great Fermentations
Great Fermentations has started carrying Grilling and Smoker Supplies. At this point, they have a good selection of Bear Mountain Pellets. At $17.99 and free ship eligible. These are a great deal. Also a great add-on if you’re wanting to qualify for free shipping.
If you’re an avid outdoor cooker like me, check out my BBQ site, BBQ Finds