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The EasyDens by Anton Paar – Digital Gravity and Alcohol Tester – $399.99, Save $125

The EasyDens by Anton Paar

The Easy Dens, about from MoreBeer: “Anton Paar is a leading producer of analytical testing equipment for commercial breweries. Borrowing some technology from their high end machines, the EasyDens digital gravity/alcohol tester is designed for savvy homebrewers and small commercial breweries. It is a precision gravity/density testing unit which can accurately read gravity with a tiny 2 ml sample at any point in the brewing process. Alcohol % can also be tracked at any point during fermentation. The unit hooks up to your smartphone via Bluetooth and stores various fermentation “profiles” enabling you to track fermentation progress, alcohol levels, and help know when it’s time to keg & drink your beer!

Features:

  • Take a highly accurate gravity reading at any point in the brewing process even when alcohol is present.
  • Very fast and simple to use
  • Only uses 2ml of sample
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation
  • Connects and displays via free app on your phone or tablet
  • Based on oscillating u-tube principle which is known as world’s most accurate testing method
  • Extremely durable
  • Measures in specific gravity and alcohol can be determined with original reading
  • App features graphing for gravity and alcohol
  • App stores batch records (10) and can email a batch record as a .csv for saving.
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Specifications:

  • Measuring Range  
    • Extract:    –10 %w/w to 40 %w/w
    • Sugar:    –10 °Brix to 80 °Brix
    • Specific Gravity (SG): 0.700 – 1.200
    • Alcohol:    0 %v/v to 100 %v/v
    • Temperature:    5 °C to 30 °C / 41 °F to 86 °F
  • Accuracy   
    • Extract:    0.3 %w/w
    • Sugar:    0.3 °Brix
    • Specific Gravity (SG): 0.001
    • Alcohol:    0.5 %v/v
    • Temperature:    0.2 °C / 0.4 °F
  • Resolution  
    • Extract / Sugar / Alcohol:    0.1 %w/w / °Brix / %v/v
    • Specific Gravity (SG): 0.001
    • Temperature:    0.1 °C / 0.1 °F
  • Additional Specifications:
    • Sample volume:    approx. 2 mL
    • Ambient temperature:    5 °C to 35 °C / 41 °F to 95 °F
    • Storage temperature:    5 °C to 35 °C / 41 °F to 95 °F
    • Humidity Range:    5 % to 90 % relative air humidity, non-condensing
    • Interface:    Bluetooth Low Energy
    • Power supply:    Two 1.5 V LR6 AA alkaline batteries or two AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
    • Battery operation lifetime:    > 40 hours
    • Dimensions:    120 mm × 80 mm × 35 mm / 4.7 in × 3.1 in × 1.4 in
    • Weight (incl. batteries):    200 g / 7 ounces
    • Mobile Operating System:    Android 4.3 and higher; iOS 7.0 and higher

 

As of this posting, this is marked down $125 from $525 to $399.99.  Check MoreBeer for current price and availability.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

The EasyDens by Anton Paar

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Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook [Hardcover]

Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook

Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook by by Karen McGrath,‎ Regina Luttrell,‎ M. Todd Luttrell and Sean McGrath


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

“Craft beer culture and industry have recently grown exponentially with over 4000 craft brewers operating in the United States alone.

Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook incorporates cultural, legal, business, public relations, management, science, networking, and brewing experience into one easily accessible book for everyone wanting to know more about craft beer brewing, tasting, and selling.

Thoroughly researched, the authors provide a tasty overview of the various types of craft beer, methods for brewing, and opportunities for taking your crafted beer to market. In their Talking from the Tap! Interviews, industry experts offer their takes on what they do, how they arrived in their current positions, why they do it, and where they are going in the industry.

Whether you are new to craft beer or have been in the industry for a while, you will find in these pages a go-to guide to many topics of importance to all brewers, drinkers, and enthusiasts. It’s time to get serious about craft brewing and the culture of craft beer. So, choose your favorite suds and set out upon this journey. You won’t be disappointed. Cheers!”


Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook


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Bulk 500 Grams of US-05 Dry Yeast [equivalent to 43.5 packets] – $84.99, $1.95/11 grams

500 gram Fermentis Safale US-05

500 gram Fermentis Safale US-05 via Adventures in Homebrewing.  About: “Fermentis Safale US-05 is a ready-to-pitch American ale yeast for well balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very crisp end palate.”

500 grams is equivalent to about 43.5 x 11 gram sachets of yeast.  This is a lot of yeast for most homebrewers.  This is probably more for group buys, nano brewer and brew pubs.

As of this posting this is selling for $84.99. Check product page for current price and availability.

500 g Fermentis Safale US-05

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Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know

Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know by John Szymankiewicz

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From the book description: “Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know is an overview of everything you need to know when you’re opening a brewery or growing your brewery to the next level. Covering topics like company formation, fundraising, licensing, and trademark. If you own a brewery, or want to, and you’re not a lawyer, you need this book.”

 

Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know

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Announcing: The EasyDens by Anton Paar – Digital Gravity and Alcohol Tester

The EasyDens by Anton Paar

The Easy Dens, about from MoreBeer: “Anton Paar is a leading producer of analytical testing equipment for commercial breweries. Borrowing some technology from their high end machines, the EasyDens digital gravity/alcohol tester is designed for savvy homebrewers and small commercial breweries. It is a precision gravity/density testing unit which can accurately read gravity with a tiny 2 ml sample at any point in the brewing process. Alcohol % can also be tracked at any point during fermentation. The unit hooks up to your smartphone via Bluetooth and stores various fermentation “profiles” enabling you to track fermentation progress, alcohol levels, and help know when it’s time to keg & drink your beer!

Features:

  • Take a highly accurate gravity reading at any point in the brewing process even when alcohol is present.
  • Very fast and simple to use
  • Only uses 2ml of sample
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation
  • Connects and displays via free app on your phone or tablet
  • Based on oscillating u-tube principle which is known as world’s most accurate testing method
  • Extremely durable
  • Measures in specific gravity and alcohol can be determined with original reading
  • App features graphing for gravity and alcohol
  • App stores batch records (10) and can email a batch record as a .csv for saving.
More Info

Specifications:

  • Measuring Range  
    • Extract:    –10 %w/w to 40 %w/w
    • Sugar:    –10 °Brix to 80 °Brix
    • Specific Gravity (SG): 0.700 – 1.200
    • Alcohol:    0 %v/v to 100 %v/v
    • Temperature:    5 °C to 30 °C / 41 °F to 86 °F
  • Accuracy   
    • Extract:    0.3 %w/w
    • Sugar:    0.3 °Brix
    • Specific Gravity (SG): 0.001
    • Alcohol:    0.5 %v/v
    • Temperature:    0.2 °C / 0.4 °F
  • Resolution  
    • Extract / Sugar / Alcohol:    0.1 %w/w / °Brix / %v/v
    • Specific Gravity (SG): 0.001
    • Temperature:    0.1 °C / 0.1 °F
  • Additional Specifications:
    • Sample volume:    approx. 2 mL
    • Ambient temperature:    5 °C to 35 °C / 41 °F to 95 °F
    • Storage temperature:    5 °C to 35 °C / 41 °F to 95 °F
    • Humidity Range:    5 % to 90 % relative air humidity, non-condensing
    • Interface:    Bluetooth Low Energy
    • Power supply:    Two 1.5 V LR6 AA alkaline batteries or two AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
    • Battery operation lifetime:    > 40 hours
    • Dimensions:    120 mm × 80 mm × 35 mm / 4.7 in × 3.1 in × 1.4 in
    • Weight (incl. batteries):    200 g / 7 ounces
    • Mobile Operating System:    Android 4.3 and higher; iOS 7.0 and higher

 

As of this posting, this is marked down $125 from $525 to $399.99.  Check MoreBeer for current price and availability.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

The EasyDens by Anton Paar

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New from Blichmann Engineering: Pro Series Turnkey Systems

Complete electric brewing systems from Blichmann Engineering! These are turnkey brewing systems that come with everything you need for mashing, boiling, sparging and cooling! Part of their pro series, Blichmann has taken the hassle out of cobbling together a brewing system by including everything you need for brewing except the fermenters! These systems are perfect for home use or as pilot systems for commercial breweries. No fuss, no hassle, just pure brewing power from Blichmann Engineering!As of this posting,

Great Fermentations has Blichmann Pro Series Turnkey Systems (5 gallons up to 1BBL) available pre-order.  Pirces start at $4,999.  Check Great Fermentations for up to the minute selection and prices.

Blichmann Engineering Pro Series Turnkey Systems

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Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success (StartUp Series)

Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success (StartUp Series).

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Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success (StartUp Series)

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The Importance of Draught Beer Line Cleaning – from the Brewers Association + Draft Line Cleaning Build

From the Brewer’s Association:

“Clean beer lines are integral to maintaining the quality of craft beer.

Small and independent craft brewers devote a lot of time, effort and resources to make the best possible beer for consumers. Ingredients are handpicked, the latest technological advances in brewing are used and batches of beer are tested throughout the process to ensure superior quality. That hard work can be ruined in the time it takes the beer to travel from the keg to the glass if the draught system/lines have not been properly cleaned and maintained.”

  • At a minimum, you should clean your draught line every two weeks with an alkaline detergent cleaner to remove protein and films that build up quickly.
  • The cleaning chemical should be recirculated through the product line for a minimum of 15 minutes at a velocity up to two gallons/minute. Soaking product lines is not recommended, but the cleaning solution should be left in-line for at least 20 minutes if recirculation is not an option.
  • All faucets should be completely disassembled and cleaned every two weeks. Make sure to replace any damaged seals or gaskets.
  • Acid cleaning should be performed quarterly to remove inorganic compounds such as “beer stone,” which are mineral deposits.
  • All vinyl jumpers and vinyl direct draw lines should be replaced annually.
  • Couplers should be replaced based on condition. Inspect the coupler bottom seal and O-rings, to make sure they are properly lubricated with a food-grade lubricant.
  • Good quality, well-maintained couplers, faucets and shanks can last a lifetime. Parts that are 100 percent stainless steel are the most reliable and will provide the best quality experience for your staff and customers.
  • Always make sure to rinse lines with clean water after cleaning!
  • Draught lines may need to be replaced after pouring root beer, fruit or pepper-flavored beers, sour beers, margaritas or ciders in order to avoid permanent flavor influence.

Read the complete article: THE IMPORTANCE OF DRAUGHT BEER LINE CLEANING

Note that those guidelines are written from the commercial perspective, although all concepts still hold true, with a little tweaking as it makes sense to your setup.

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Marketing Craft Beer – udemy Online Course

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Online learning provider udemy offers thousands of courses.  Courses are available on-demand 24/7 via web browseriPhoneiPad and Android.  Many offer lifetime access.

Udemy offers a number of courses that are interesting to homebrewers, including beer and brewing related courses (includes Brew Real Beer, Beer Making 101, Beer and Cellar Management, I brew-U brew and more), Wine (Become a Wine & Wine Pairing Expert, Becoming a Wine Connoisseur, Wine 101, Home Wine Making for Complete Beginners and More), Biology, and Chemistry

About

Course Description from udemy…

Learn the basic concepts, tools and history of marketing in the craft beer industry.  Build a strong foundation in marketing by looking at real breweries and their work.

We’re going to take a look at real world breweries to learn the basic concepts in marketing. This will give you a professional foundation that you can use to effectively communicate your ideas to your customers and other marketers.

Know how to build brand without cheapening the character of your brewery.

The best marketing preserves the character of your brewery and makes it easier for your customers to enjoy your beer. This is the central goal of the course, to make it easier for your customers to drink your beer.

Content and Overview

  • Lectures – Guided Slides with Narration, topics include marketing concepts, history, and more.
  • Industry Examples – Mini Case Studies of Industry Marketing Work.
  • Exercises – Short projects that will make a meaning impact on your brewery or brewpub.
  • Quick Quizzes – Simple true/false and multiple choice quizzes to help you focus on important concepts.

What are the requirements?

  • An appreciation and understanding of beer.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • What am I going to get from this course?

Over 23 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!

  • Promote your beer in a professional way to customers.
  • Set up for growth, without ‘selling out’ or losing your brew pub’s unique character.
  • Effectively communicate your ideas to your patrons.
  • What is the target audience?

This course is for everyone who works in the craft beer industry with a retail presence. Brewpubs, restaurants, microbreweries, taprooms, etc. No prior marketing experience is required, but it is helpful. Whether you are a veteran of sales or a DIY marketer, this course will help you become a more confident and effective marketer.

 

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Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries

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Quality Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers.  Published by Brewer’s Publications.

Meant to help commercial brewers of all sizes establish and implement quality control systems.

Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries

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