Looking for that perfect gift for the Homebrewer or Craft Beer Lover in your life or… for yourself. Here’s some of our favorite gear!
Need Help? Got a question or looking for a particular gift for your loved one? Email me and I’ll do my best to help.
Our 2023 Father’s Day for Homebrewers Gift Guide…
It’s Summer… Picnic Tap 2.1
Picnic Tap 2.1 is available in multiple configurations. It’s designed to have low thermal mass, reduce drips and has a built in flow compensator so no beer line is needed.
With Father’s Day coinciding with… Summer. Picnic Tap 2.1 makes a great gift to help Dad serve his homebrew at summer get-togethers.
Picnic Tap 2.1 – The Mother of All Taps – no beer line | no foam waste | no drips | no equal (Ball Lock) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link
Kegland Core 360 Mini CO2 Regulator
KegLand Core 360 Mini C02 Regulator from William’s Brewing
This is… DuoTight compatible and it works with Sodastream tanks and 16 gram cartridges! It’s worth noting that DuoTights are not a requirement if you’re not currently using that great system.
The just announced ThermoWorks NODE is a magnetic WiFi enabled temperature monitor that can monitor ambient temps and work with up to two probes. The compatible app (screenshot below) lets you monitor from anywhere. This is perfect for both monitoring your kegerator and fermentation chamber. If the two are close enough, one unit can keep an eye on both.
Thiolized Yeasts and Phantasm + Related Kit
When Phantasm was released this summer the initial shipments sold out extremely quickly. The first retailer I’m aware of to market sold out in 30 minutes.
Thiolized yeast+phantasm have been hugely popular and would make a great gift for you or someone you love.
- Phantasm Powder | Thiol Precursor | Boosts Tropical Aromas
- Omega Yeast – Cosmic Punch Ale (OYL402)
- Omega Yeast – Lunar Crush Lager (OYL403)
- Omega Yeast – Star Party Ale (OYL404)
- Omega Yeast – Helio Gazer Ale (OYL405)
- Thiolized Beer Kit Series at Great Fermentations
- PHANTASM POWDER THIOL BOOSTER – 2.5 OZ
- Thiolized Yeast
- Phantasm Hazy Pale Ale
The RAPT Pill allows accurate and precise, true real-time specific gravity and temperature logging and control via wifi/bluetooth integration with the RAPT fermentation chamber (KL15813), RAPT mobile app or RAPT IOT.
This is one of those… “you actually found me one?” of these sorts of things. RAPT Pill isn’t readily available in the US. We have a page dedicated to helping you find one. Be forewarned that some options ship from overseas so, this may not arrive on time.
Different versions of the Thermapen have appeared on our annual gift guides for years. Really, since it’s introduction. The Thermapen One has read times to just 1 second. Recommended For: All homebrewers, bbq-ers and home chefs – This latest iteration in beloved Thermapen series includes auto rotating display, backlight, uses (easy to find) AAA batteries and… waterproof. Add that to extremely quick response times and amazing accuracy and any homebrewer, bbq-er or home chef would love to have one of these.
I’ve released an in depth Hands on Review to help you learn more about this great tool.
Oxebar Kegging Setup
If you’re a regular reader of Homebrew Finds, you probably already have a keg setup. If so, Oxebar from Kegland extends your current capabilities and gives you the ability to use some extremely inexpensive kegs.
The Complete Beer Course: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes by Joshua M Bernstein
I would venture a guess that addressing water chemistry is one of the more daunting tasks that a brewer has to consider. It’s not as tough as it sounds. Grab this book and… take on water in 2023. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers
Fermentation Temperature Control
X2 UNI Conicals
Tricked Out X2 Conical Fermenter! Offers pro features and a homebrew scale and cost.
Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Pump
This cheap setup is super versatile – draft line cleaning/flushing pump, party keg, you can use the tee and carbonation cap separately. Add another carbonation cap and you’ve got a mini ball lock keg. Loads of bang for the buck.
Check out my in depth Hands on Review to learn just how cool this is.
via William’s Brewing
- PET Bottle Dispensing Pump
- Ball Lock Cleaning Kit – includes pump, 2.5L PET Bottle & BLC
- 2.5 Liter PET Growler Bottles – via William’s Brewing
- Carbonation Cap Tee Adapter
- Red Carbonation & Cleaning Cap
- Ball Lock Line Cleaning Kit w/ Mini Party Pump KG503
- Carbonation and Line Cleaning Ball Lock Cap – Plastic FE133
- Carbonation Ball Lock Cap Tee Fitting KG501
Tapcooler for Forward Sealing Faucets
If you keg, often times there will be moments where you’ll want to bottle a few beers. For a get-together, to give away as a gift and more. This allows you to easily counter-pressure fill bottles from your compatible forward sealing tap.
Learn More… Hands on Review
- Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets + All Tapcooler Accessories via Adventures in Homebrewing
- Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets + All Tapcooler Accessories via MoreBeer
- Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets + All Tapcooler Accessories via at Great Fermentations
- Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets via Amazon
The much anticipated follow up to Kegland’s wildly popular Intertap Faucets. Available in three configurations, sporting a number of improvements. Much like Intertap, these offer expanded functionality via threaded spout accessories.
- Nukatap at MoreBeer
- NUKATAP Stainless Steel Beer Faucet D1581– at MoreBeer
- NukaTap Stainless Steel Beer Faucet (With Flow Control) D1584 – at MoreBeer
- NukaTap Faucets & Accessories – at William’s Brewing
- Nukatap Stainless Faucet – at William’s Brewing
- Nukatap Stainless Flow Control Faucet – at William’s Brewing
- Nukatap Flow Control Keg Faucet – at William’s Brewing
- Search Amazon for “NukaTap” – offerings vary
- KegLand Nukatap Beverage Faucet | Patented Forward Sealing Design | Flow Control | Stainless Steel | Beer Tap | Interchangeable Spouts – at Amazon
- Nukatap at Adventures in Homebrewing
- Nukatap at Austin Homebrew Supply
Color Code Your Keg Posts!
Color code your keg posts with these food grade silicone o-rings. Beyond post o-rings, a number of hard to find food grade options are available in bulk.
Two color schemes are available – gray and black (to match standard QD colors) and green and blue. Mnemonic device… blue=beer, green=gas.
FermZilla All Rounder Fermenters
FermZilla All Rounder Fermenters! Probably one of the most popular fermenters this year. Definitely one of our most popular reviews. The All Rounder packs a lot of features into reasonable price tag.
- Complete Lineup of FermZilla Fermenters & Accessories at MoreBeer
- FermZilla All Rounder Fermenter – 15.9 gal. / 60 L FE148 < the specific model reviewed here
- Stainless Steel Pressure Kit for FermZilla FE135 < included in this review
- FermZilla Fermenters at Adventures in Homebrewing
- FermZilla Fermenters at Austin Homebrew Supply
- FermZilla Fermenters at William’s Brewing
Now’s a great time to add TILT to your fermentations. TILT gives you real time gravity readings and integrates with Brewfather.
Learn More! Hands on Review
- TIlt Hydrometers at MoreBeer
- Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing
- Tilt Hydrometer at Austin Homebrew Supply
- Search Amazon for “Tilt Hydrometer” – offerings vary
- Tilt Hydrometers at Great Fermentations
The BrewSSSiphon Stainless Steel Siphon
This is more expensive than easy-to-break plastic auto-siphons. Maybe more than some homebrewers would generally spend. Perfect gift material, in my opinion. A high quality, long lasting and beautifully designed piece of gear that would be a treat for any homebrew loving recipient.
Check out our Hands on Review to learn more.
DuoTight Inline Regulators + Digital Upgrade
These appeared in last year’s gift guide and deserve a spot again. This time around a digital upgrade option is available. This inline regulator is cheap little upgrade that adds a big ole bunch of capability to your kegerator and more.
DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing!
Recommended For: Kegerator owners and those putting together kegerators or keezers. As a long time kegging homebrewer, this is one of the most exciting products I came across in 2019. I think this system of fittings and tubing is a game-changer for draft tubing.
Check out my extensive Hands on Review AND Our Huge Collection of DuoTight and EVABarrier Resources!
- DuoTight Push In Fittings & EVABarrier Double Wall Draft Tubing at MoreBeer
- Search MoreBeer for “DuoTight” – to find components and accessories that may not show up on category pages.
- Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories at William’s Brewing
- Search William’s Brewing for “DuoTight” – to find components and accessories that may not show up on category pages.
- Search Amazon for “DuoTight” – offerings vary
- Search Amazon for “EVABarrier Tubing” – offerings vary
- DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips via Valuebrew
Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone
Upgrade Your Kegs! Poppets are one of the highest contact surfaces in your homebrew keg. Valuebrew’s Universal Poppets are made from 304 Stainless Steel and feature Food Grade O-Rings. To sweeten the deal, they’ve committed to always carrying replacement o-rings, so service life should be years and years and years.
If you’d love to give or get a great thermometer but don’t quite have the budget for the Thermapen Mk4 consider the Inkbird IHT-1P. This is a great homebrewing thermometer!
Learn More… Hands on Review
Brooklyn BrewShop Beer Making Kits
Small batch all grain equipment and ingredient starter kits available with a variety of beer style options.
Recommended For: Someone who has expressed a general interest in trying to brew beer. If they have considered giving homebrewing a try whilst walking around Bed, Bath and Beyond, give this kit a try. The recipient will get nearly everything they need to start brewing all grain beers at a very reasonable price. A variety of options are available.
Deluxe Homebrew Starter Kit from MoreBeer
This kit is one of the most complete on the market. It gets you nearly everything you need to start homebrewing including a kettle and ingredients. Just save up some pry off bottles and you’re off and homebrewing.
Recommended For: Someone you know wants to start brewing. They have brewed with a friend or are otherwise sold on it.
Brewtools is the leader in high-end, no-compromise, homebrewing equipment. They truly are top of the line. Assembled and tested at their production facility in Grimsted, Norway, Brewtools products are equally beautiful as they are clever. It is a reflection of their vision to design and build brewing equipment that brings enthusiasm and love for the beer brewing process. MoreBeer! has long admired the quality, innovation, and high-level customer service that Brewtools offers and we are very excited to partner with them as their USA distributor.
Until recently BrewTools Brewing Systems and Fermenters were not available in the US. That’s changed!
Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermenter from Ss Brewtech
These are awesome fermenters! Check out our Hands on Review
- SS Brew Bucket – Stainless Steel Fermenter – 7 gal. FE800 – at MoreBeer
- Ss BrewTech at MoreBeer – additional Brew Bucket Sizes, Configurations and Accessories
- Ss BrewTech Fermenters at Keg Outlet
- Ss BrewTech Fermenters at Great Fermentations
- Ss BrewTech at Austin Homebrew Supply
- Ss BrewTech at Adventures in Homebrewing
- Search Amazon for “ss brewtech brew bucket” – offerings vary
Upgrade to EPDM. Valuebrew’s EPDM offerings are a little more expensive and squarely fall into the gift item category. Maybe something that you wouldn’t normally do, but worth spending a little more because it’s a gift.
For the Practical Gift Recipient…
For the practical gift recipient! PBW and/or Star San – Recommended For: The person who wants socks for a gift. If your gift recipient is no nonsense and practical, this one’s for you. First… check to see if they use PBW Star San in the first place. If you notice a container lying around and they are a socks-for-a-gift person… bam. For PBW, get a least the 4 lb size or the 8 lb size if your budget allows. Avoid the 1 lb size. Generally speaking, that size isn’t a good value.
Recommended For: Any homebrewer that is making at least 5 gallon batches of beer.
If the homebrewer in your life doesn’t walk around with one of these on brew day (and they make at least 5 gallons of beer at a time) I think they should. This upgrade has made a lot of difference for me. Check out my Hands on Review.
- 24″ Stainless Whisk
- Note: Availability of this specific model has been an issue at times. Other similar devices may be available. Search 24 Stainless Whisk on Amazon to shop around.
Yeast! William’s Brewing has a great selection of dried yeast at hard to beat prices. Recommended For: All homebrewers that use dry yeast. Store in your refrigerator until you give this gift.
Bootleg Biology Mixed Culture Strains
Recently released Mixed Culture Strains from Bootleg Biology
A New Yeast – the first dry Brettanomyces!
What homebrewer doesn’t want hops? Hops @ Label Peelers, Adventures in Homebrewing, MoreBeer, William’s Brewing – MoreBeer’s Hop Market is a good place to start when you’re hop shopping. When it’s open, it features rotating deep discounts on hops.Our Curated List of Hop Deals!
“The Gift Basket of Homebrewing” – A Brew Day Box!
“The Gift Basket of Homebrewing” – A complete Brew Day Box – Recommended For: All home brewers. For those of you that want to put a little more work into a gift. Consider putting together a complete assortment of tools to make your gift-givers brew day a little smoother.
DIY-ers Dream… Stuff for a Spunding Valve
Stuff to Build a Spunding Valve – Recommended For: The DIY-er that kegs or ferments in kegs. Our Spunding Valve Build Post is one of our most popular posts of all times. When completed, this device is extremely versatile and helps with a number of tasks. You may earn some serious street cred when you give your handy homebrewer a box full of fittings.
A Ready Built Spunding Valve
Or… a ready built Spunding Valve! If your homebrewer isn’t the DIY type or, is just plain busy, or just wants and awesome Spunding Valve,
- BlowTie 2 Diaphragm Spunding Valve with Gauge FE962 via MoreBeer
- BlowTie 2 Spunding Valve | Complete Kit | Duotight Ball Lock Quick Disconnect (QD) FE964 via MoreBeer
- Duotight Blowtie Spunding Valve with Gauge via William’s Brewing
- BlowTie 2 Diaphragm Spunding Valve with Gauge – via Keg Connection
- BlowTie Spunding Valve w/ Built-In Gauge & CMB Disconnect – via Keg Connection
- Kegland BlowTie v1Duotight BlowTie 2 Diaphragm Spunding Valve w/Integrated Pressure Gauge (0-23 PSI) for Pressure Fermentation – KL15042 affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link
Valuebrew Ball Lock Jumpers
Stainless steel ball lock jumpers from Valuebrew. This works with both gas and liquid QDs. That means you can jump from keg line to keg line for cleaning and also hook up to the liquid side of your keg to purge with CO2 from the top to the bottom.
Learn More.. Hands on Review!
Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer
Check out my Hands on Review
- Adventures in Homebrewing
- Austin Homebrew Supply
- Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – via Amazon
- Search Amazon for “mark keg and carboy washer” – offerings vary
- Great Fermentations
- Keg Connection
- William’s Brewing
StirStarter Stir Plate
The StirStarter comes with a lifetime warranty and some of the best customer service in all of home brewing.
If you’re not using a Stir Plate for yeast Starters now is a great time to start! Hands on Review
Inkbird Temperature Controllers
Inkbird’s ITC-308 available in the original version and a Wi-Fi version is a dual stage digital temperature controller. Recommended For: Those who are putting together a temperature controlled fermentation chamber OR a kegerator.
See: Hands On Review – Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Temperature Controller – includes sections on both the original ITC-308 and the new Wi-Fi version.
- Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller 2-Stage Outlet Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode Carboy Homebrew Fermenter Greenhouse Terrarium 110V 10A 1100W – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link
- Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Remote Monitoring Controlling Home Brewing Fermentation Breeding Incubation Greenhouse – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link
Pliny The Elder!
Brew one of the most popular beers in America using a recipe from the creator. Available in extract and all grain versions. Extract is a safe bet, check with your intended recipient before picking up the more advanced all grain version.
Janet’s Brown by Tasty McDole
Janet’s Brown by Tasty McDole – A great beer + you’ll be supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
Kegs, Kegs and More Kegs!
A lot of homebrewers could uses another keg or two! Recommended For: Kegging homebrewers that are short on kegs. Pay special attention to whether they are looking for “ball lock” or “pin lock” style kegs. Many homebrewers use one type or the other.
This is another one that falls squarely in gift territory. A major upgrade that costs a little more and is great for when you’re ready to splurge a little bit for a gift. Never before has a small batch homebrew scale canner been so accessible or affordable. If the homebrewer in your life has has been dreaming of canning their homebrew, gift giving time is a great time to splurge on this setup.
- Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer CAN100 – via MoreBeer – search Cannular
- All Cannular models and options at MoreBeer
- Cannular Canning Machine – via William’s Brewing – search Cannular
- Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – via Adventures in Homebrewing – search Cannular
- Also: Cannular Pro Semi-Auto Bench Top Can Seamer
- Also: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Filler and Can Filling Station – at MoreBeer – at Great Fermentations – at AIH – Hands on Review
- Also: GrogTag has professionally printed beer can labels
Gift Certificates and Cards
Recommended For: A homebrewer, prospective homebrewer or craft beer lover.
- Great Fermentations
- William’s Brewing
- Amazon – Many homebrewing and craft beer related items are available here. Electronic Delivery is also available for last minute gifts
Small Gifts for Homebrewers and Beer Lovers!
- Pictured: OXO SteeL Bottle Opener
- BREW CANDY | Hoppy IPA + Roasty Stout + Honey Ale
- Leatherman – Micra, Keychain Size Multitool, Stainless Steel – 10 tools including bottle opener
- Nite Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi Tool, Stainless-Steel 5-in-1 Multi Tool With Bottle Opener + Carabiner Clip, Black
- Nite Ize Stainless Steel DoohicKey Multi-Tool
- Spyderco ClipiTool – stainless steel opener, screwdriver and pocket knife
- Nite Ize SBO-03-11 S-Biner Ahhh Carabiner Clip Bottle Opener
- Bulk Keg O-Rings
- Yeast! – keep cold until gift giving time
- A favorite craft beer
- Faucet Plugs – for kegerator owners
Last Minute Gifts
Electronically Delivered Gift Cards
- Amazon – Many homebrewing and craft beer related items are available here. See: Recently Featured Amazon items
- Great Fermentations
- GrogTag – loads of customizable items for homebrewers, craft beer lovers and home bar owners – grab a current coupon
- High Gravity Fermentation Supplies
- Keg Connection
- William’s Brewing
In some cases, both physical and electronic gift cards are available. Make sure to choose electronic versions if you’re in a hurry.
Order and Get Quickly or Order and Print
- Prime Items. If you’re not an Amazon Prime Member they offer a free 30 day trial. Among other benefits, Prime membership gets you expedited shipping on eligible items. Depending on when you’re reading this and when you need the gift, there may still be time. Also, overnight shipping is sometimes available as an additional fee. See: Recently Featured Amazon items. Look on each product page for Prime eligibility. See shipping options at checkout.
- Thermapen ONE – Check Thermoworks Shipping Page for shipping options and delivery dates. If it’s too late to receive this – order and print out a copy of the product page to wrap
- Something from our regular gift guide, order, print a picture and wrap
- Brew Your Own Magazine – Nobody expects to immediately receive a magazine subscription at the time of gifting. Do they? Order this magazine and print out the order confirmation.
- American Homebrewer’s Association Membership – AHA Membership + Zymurgy Magazine + More Benefits. This is going to have to fall under the magazine rule of thumb. See if we have a deal going on for AHA membership – American Homebrewers Association [AHA] Membership Deals, Discounts, Coupons and Promotions
Electronically Delivered Items
- AHA Memberships! American Homebrewer’s Association 1 Yr Print+Digital Membership & 1 Yr Digital Membership
- Brewfather Premium! – Hands on Review – This is a great gift because brewers of every level can benefit from it. From new extract brewers to all grain brewers to aspiring professional brewers. It helps formulate and track recipes and brew days and includes a slew of utilities. It’s also safe because the code works for new memberships and renewals for existing subscribers. Note: You can put your own email if you’re wanting to surprise someone. Just print out the code to give as a gift. Or, you can email directly to the recipient.
- Brew Your Own Magazine Online Boot Camps – note that these are scheduled boot camps that take place on a certain date. Check each description for scheduled dates and times
- Gifted Kindle Titles – Many Homebrew, Craft Beer and Wine Titles are available for instant delivery.
- Gift Audible Membership – homebrew, craft beer, wine and winemaking titles are available on Audible
- Udemy Courses: Online learning provider udemy has several brewing related courses available. including “Brew Real Beer”, “Beer Making 101”, “Beer and Cellar Management” and a course on small space brewing. Most courses offer lifetime access, allow you to take a course preview and have a gifting option – Search Beer – Also: Wine – Biology – Chemistry
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