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2019 Year in Review – Top Resource Posts, Reviews & More

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With 2019 in the books, here’s a look at our most popular content based on traffic.  This is the best of the best for 2019 as determined by… the world.

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Top Amazon Items

Note prices and promotions have most likely changed since these items were originally featured.  Check product page for current price, description and availability.  These also include related reviews, resource posts or how-tos when applicable.

  1. Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature ControllerHands on Review
  2. Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback 50 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container
  3. Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT – featured in Build a Spunding Valve!
  4. Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container – 60 lb size
  5. Inkbird ITC-308 – Hands on Review
  6. The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes: Featuring 300 Homebrew Recipes from Your Favorite Breweries Kindle Edition
  7. Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray
  8. The Gamma Seal Lid
  9. Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb, CO2 Coupling to Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water Stainless Carbonation Cap & 5 O-ringHands on Review
  10. Inkbird Digital Instant Read Thermometer
  11. Digital Low Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Rubber Protector by Uharbour, 0-60 psi, Accuracy 1%, Resolution 0.1psi – featured in Build a Spunding Valve!
  12. OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Free, 3 Lb
  13. EcoPlus 290 GPH (1098 LPH, 17W) Submersible Water Pump w/ 6 ft Power Cord | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics – featured in Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build
  14. LASCO 17-6783 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch Male Pipe Thread Brass Adapter – featured in Build a Spunding Valve!
  15. New and Improved Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier – featured in Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation
  16. Zenport DPG60 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 60 PSI  – featured in Build a Spunding Valve!
  17. Extra Large (26″ x 22″) Reusable Drawstring Straining Brew in a Bag
  18. MacCourt AT2606 All-Purpose Utility Tub, 26″ x 20″ x 6″
  19. Chemical Guys ACC_130 Professional Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer (32 oz) – Hands on Review
  20. Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

Top 20 Item Winners from 2018, that didn’t make the list in 2019

Top Homebrew Resource Posts & How-Tos

  1. Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle
  2. Build a Spunding Valve!
  3. What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?
  4. Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build
  5. Toasting your own Wood Chips
  6. Kegging CO2 Use Estimations and Calculations
  7. Homebrewer’s Gift Guide!
  8. Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME
  9. Homebrewing Spreadsheets – Brewing Spreadsheet, Brew in a Bag and Small Batch
  10. Vacuum Sealing Mylar Bags
  11. Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers
  12. My Brewing Spreadsheet
  13. Finding the Conan Strain of Yeast
  14. Our Top Homebrewing Deals Page
  15. Step by Step Balancing Your Kegerator Draft System
  16. Step by Step: Finding and Fixing Keg CO2 Leaks
  17. What’s the Shelf Life of Star San? – Testing Star San’s Effectiveness
  18. Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing + Water Calculation Spreadsheet
  19. Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements
  20. BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet – Water Calculations + Narrative Directions

Top 20 Homebrew Reviews

  1. Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer
  2. Hands on Review: Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller
  3. Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery
  4. Hands on Review: Spike Flex Fermentor
  5. Hands on Review: Fermentasaurus Conical Fermenter
  6. Hands on Review: Robobrew All Grain Brewing System
  7. Hands on Review: BrewJacket Immersion Pro
  8. Hands on Review: Plaato Digital Airlock – WiFi Fermentation Analyzer for Homebrewing!
  9. Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor
  10. Hands on Review: Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs!
  11. Hands on Review: Kegland BlowTie Diaphragm Spunding Valve!
  12. Hands on Review: KOMOS Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers
  13. Hands on Review: American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale
  14. Hands on Review: Wort Hog Turnkey Electric e-BIAB System
  15. Hands on Review: Ss Brewtech InfuSsion Mash Tun
  16. Hands on Review: German Made Speidel Fermenters
  17. Hands on Review: Brewfather App – Recipe Formulation, Calculators & Brew Day Tools
  18. Hands on Review: Mark II Homebrew Pump w/Stainless Head
  19. Hands on Review: Ss Brewtech FTSs2 Heating and Cooling System
  20. Hands on Review: Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter

Top Posts from Previous Years

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2018 Year in Review – Top Resource Posts, Reviews & More!

With 2018 in the books, here’s a final look at our most popular content.  Are we friends?  If not, let’s do this!  8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Top Resource Posts

  1. Build a Spunding Valve!
  2. Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle
  3. What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?
  4. Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build
  5. Toasting your own Wood Chips
  6. Can Your Homebrew – Homebrew Scale at Home Can Seamer
  7. Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME
  8. Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements
  9. My Brewing Spreadsheet
  10. Step by Step Balancing Your Kegerator Draft System
  11. Finding the Conan Strain of Yeast
  12. Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement – To Immerse or Not To Immerse?
  13. Our Top Homebrewing Deals Page
  14. Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers
  15. Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing + Water Calculation Spreadsheet

Top Reviews

  1. Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer
  2. Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery
  3. Hands on Review: Robobrew All Grain Brewing System
  4. Hands on Review: Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller
  5. Hands on Review: Fermentasaurus Conical Fermenter
  6. Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor
  7. Hands on Review: Keg King [Kegland] Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers
  8. Hands on Review: BrewJacket Immersion Pro
  9. Hands on Review: American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale
  10. Hands on Review: German Made Speidel Fermenters
  11. Hands on Review: Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter
  12. Hands On Review: Chapman Brewing SteelTank Fermenter
  13. Hands on Review: Brew Floors Epoxy Flooring
  14. Hands On Review: Cereal Killer Two Roller Adjustable Homebrew Grain Mill
  15. Hands On Review: Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler

Top Amazon Items

Note prices and promotions have most likely changed since these items were originally featured.  Check product page for current price, description and availability.  These also include related reviews, resource posts or how-tos when applicable.

  1. Inkbird ITC-308 – Hands on Review
  2. Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT – featured in Build a Spunding Valve!
  3. Zenport DPG60 Zen-Tek Dry Air Pressure Gauge, 60 PSI – featured in Build a Spunding Valve!
  4. Inkbird Digital Instant Read Thermometer
  5. Home Brew Ohio Glass Water Bottle, Includes 38mm Metal Screw Cap, 1 gal Capacity (Pack of 4)
  6. Safale US-05 (3 ct.11.5 g Packs)
  7. New and Improved Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier – featured in Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation
  8. EcoPlus 290 GPH (1098 LPH, 17W) Submersible Water Pump w/ 6 ft Power Cord | Aquarium, Fish Tank, Fountain, Pond, Hydroponics – featured in Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build
  9. Extra Large (26″ x 22″) Reusable Drawstring Straining Brew in a Bag
  10. Learn To Brew 5 Piece Cornelius Type Universal Poppet Valve Draft Beer Parts Fits Ball Lock Keg Post
  11. Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water – Hands on Review
  12. San Jamar VM5280BK Versa-Mat Bar-Shelf Liner, Plastic, 12w x 12d x 1/4h, Black (Case of 24) – pricing on these has definitely changed as of this summary
  13. Chemical Guys ACC_130 Professional Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer (32 oz) – Hands on Review
  14. Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup – Hands on Review
  15. Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer Kindle Edition

More: Our Last Fifty Finds!


MoreBeer’s Top 10 Articles of 2018!

From MoreBeer:

A Look Back At Our Most Read Articles In 2018!

As we approach the New Year, we thought it was a great time to look back at some of our most read articles in 2018. Our slogan ‘Absolutely Everything for Homebrewing’ doesn’t stop at products. We have over 200 articles online spanning most every brewing related topic imaginable. In 2019 we look forward to expanding on that wealth of beer & brewing knowledge to share with the homebrewing community. Cheers 🍻 to 2019 and may all your Brew Resolutions come true!

1. Growing Hops in the Backyard by Stephanie Montell
Hops are one of the most exciting ingredients in beer brewing and growing your own can be an incredibly fun & rewarding process. With the growing season quickly approaching this article is a great read at the perfect time of year.

2. A Guide to Brewing Water Treatment by Marc Sedam
Water is probably one of the most overlooked ingredients in brewing. But it also makes up a majority of the contents of beer. Although you can make good beer without much knowledge of brewing water it’s definitely the key to making great beer.

3. HomeBrew Off Flavors and How to Avoid by MoreBeer! Team
Even the best brewers have produced a beer with some off flavors in their time. The key is to know the common off flavors and how to avoid them.

4. Mashing 101 For The First Time All-Grain Brewer by Jim Busch
If you are looking to make your jump from extract to all-grain in 2019 then this is a great article to read. This article demystifies the subject of mashing and makes it easy for first time all-grain brewers to get their feet, or better yet grist wet.

5. The Biochemistry of Yeast by Tracy Aquilla
It’s often said “brewers make wort, yeast make beer” and that is spot on. Learning about and focusing on fermentation will increase the quality of your beer more than anything else. This article dives deep into the topic of yeast respiration.

6. Conditioning: Fermentation’s Grand Finale by John Palmer
Continuing with the Fermentation theme this article by the man the myth the legend who literally wrote the book on “How To Brew” covers the later stage of fermentation, conditioning. But don’t let the title fool you, this article actually touches on all stages of fermentation and is an overall great read.

7. There and Back Again, A Brut IPA Tale! by Vito Delucchi
Brut IPA’s took the brewing world by storm in 2018. In this article our own in house award winning homebrewer and D.O.Z.E member Vito recalls his travels as he developed our upcoming Brut IPA recipe kit and learned about them from the man who created the style Kim Sturdavant of Social Kitchen & Brewery.

8. Methods of Sanitization and Sterilization by Maribeth Raines
Good sanitation practices should be one of the first things all new brewers learn. This article not only covers sanitation methods but also sterilization as well. Although this is an older article that pre-dates some of the amazing new chemical based products we brewers now have access to, it’s a great read that any brewer could benefit from.

9. Brewing Calculators by MoreBeer! Team
Not really an article per say but they live in our article section, so it’s not surprising they rank high as one of our most visited pages in 2018. These easy to use web based brewing calculators can be super handy on a brew day. They cover everything from the amount of DME needed for a starter to the volume of cO2 needed for carbonation.

10. Brewing With Herbs and Spices by Jim Busch
What better way to spice up the new year than reading this article on brewing with herbs & spices. This article gives some great guidelines to brewing with select herbs & spices and even shares a recipe example.

We hope everyone had a great 2018 and has a safe and hoppy new year’s eve! We raise a glass to this great homebrew community that we are proud to be a part of and look forward to another great year in 2019.

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Top Posts of 2017!

With 2017 on it’s way out, here is a look at our most popular content for the year.  Here are the top 15 posts/pages by traffic…

  1. Build a Spunding Valve!
  2. Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle
  3. What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?
  4. Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build
  5. Hands On Review: Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller
  6. Introducing: The Bouncer Inline Beer Filter
  7. Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements
  8. Hands On Review: American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale
  9. Homebrewer’s and Craft Beer Lovers Gift Guide!
  10. Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery
  11. Can Your Homebrew – Homebrew Scale at Home Can Seamer
  12. Toasting your own Wood Chips
  13. Top Homebrewing Deals! Resource Page
  14. Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement – To Immerse or Not To Immerse?
  15. Hands On Review: German Made Speidel Fermenters

More: Our Last Fifty Finds!

Top Posts of 2016!

With 2016 on it’s way out, here is a look at our most popular content for the year.  The top 8 posts/pages by traffic have some great content in them….

  1. Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle
  2. Build a Spunding Valve!
  3. Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build
  4. Hands On Review: Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller
  5. Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!
  6. Hands On Review: German Made Speidel Fermenters
  7. Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME
  8. Tips and Gear for your Kegerator

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Top 5 Posts (by Traffic) of 2015 & Happy New Year!

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I thought it would be fun to take a look at what Homebrew Finds posts or pages were the most visited for 2015.  Here they are….

  1. Top most viewed post…. Tip: Using Star San In a Spray Bottle
  2. Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build
  3. Top Finds Page – A selection of our Top Homebrewing Gear Finds and Shopping Tips
  4. Portable Draft Beer Serving Options
  5. Hands On Review: German Made Speidel Fermenters

There you go!  Happy New Year!  Cheers to great homebrew in 2016!

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