Father’s Day Gift Guide for Homebrewers!

father's day homebrewing gift guide

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 - The Mother of All Taps - no beer line | no foam waste | no drips | no equal

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

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.

KegLand Core 360 Mini C02 Regulator

ThermoWorks NODENODE™ Wi-Fi Temperature Monitor

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.

NODE™ Wi-Fi Temperature Monitor

Thiolized Yeasts and Phantasm + Related Kit

Phantasm Powder | Thiol Precursor | Boosts Tropical Aromas

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.

RAPT Pill!

rapt pill

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.

Finding RAPT Pill

Thermapen ONE!

Thermapen® ONE

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. 

Thermapen ONE

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.

A Book!

The Complete Beer Course: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes

The Complete Beer Course: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes by Joshua M Bernstein

Another Book!

51Nq9XRXTLL._SX338_BO1,204,203,200_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

homebrew fermentation chamberWith the cost of RAPT Fermentation Chambers, we’re solidly in gift territory. Something you may not regularly splurge on that will give you outstanding control of fermentation temps.

X2 UNI Conicals

x2 conical fermenter

Tricked Out X2 Conical Fermenter! Offers pro features and a homebrew scale and cost.

BrewBuilt™ X2 Uni Conical FermentersHands on Review of previous version

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

via MoreBeer

Tapcooler for Forward Sealing Faucets

Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

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

Nukatap Faucets

NUKATAP Stainless Steel Beer Faucet (With Flow Control) D1584

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.

Reviews! Nukatap Hands on Review & Hands on Review: NukaTap FLOW CONTROL Faucets

Color Code Your Keg Posts!

custom color keg orings

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

https://www.williamsbrewing.com/Home-Brewing-Equipment/Fermentation-Equipment/Fermenters-Carboys/Fermzilla-Fermenters/-Fermzilla-55-Liter-All-Rounder-FermenterFermZilla 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.


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

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.

The BrewSSSiphon Stainless Steel Siphon

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.

Resources: Hands on Review – Use for portable serving!  – Hands on Review: Kegland Digital Gauges

DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing!

Duotight Push-In Fittings & EVABarrier Double Wall Draft TubingRecommended 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!

Universal Poppets – 304 Stainless Steel + Food Grade Silicone

universal poppets

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.

Valuebrew Universal Poppets

Inkbird Thermometer 

Inkbird Waterproof Instant Read Thermometer IHT-1P, Rechargeable Battery, Digital BBQ Meat Thermometer, Cooking Food Thermometer, Calibration, Magnet, Backlight for Grill,Smoker, Kitchen, Oven, Candy

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

Inkbird Waterproof Instant Read Thermometer IHT-1P

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.

Brooklyn BrewShop Beer Making Kits

Deluxe Homebrew Starter Kit from MoreBeer

Deluxe Homebrew Starter Kit

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!

BrewTools at MoreBeer!

Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermenter from Ss Brewtech

11107Recommended For: A committed homebrewer that’s looking to move beyond buckets to a stainless conical style fermenter at a reasonable price.

These are awesome fermenters!  Check out our Hands on Review

EPDM O-Rings

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.

Speidel Fermenters

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal) Speidel fermenters are packed with features and come in sizes ranging from 3.2 gallons all the way up to 132 gallons, these quality fermenters are packed with features and reasonably priced.

See: Hands On Review – Speidel Fermenters

Speidel Fermenters at MoreBeer

For the Practical Gift Recipient…

pbwFor 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.

24″ Stainless Whisk!

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.

See: Hands On – 24″ Stainless Steel Whisk – Extract, All Grain and Whirlpooling



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.

Also: Fermentis Yeast – Lallemand Yeast – at Label Peelers. LP periodically offers free shipping with no minimum for select dry yeast orders to qualifying US addresses.

Bootleg Biology Mixed Culture Strains

Recently released Mixed Culture Strains from Bootleg Biology

A New Yeast – the first dry Brettanomyces!

SafBrew™ BR-8 Dry Brettanomyces Yeast

SafBrew™ BR-8 Dry Brettanomyces Yeast


What homebrewer doesn’t want hops?  Hops @ Label Peelers, Adventures in Homebrewing, MoreBeerWilliam’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,

Learn More About BlowTie!… Hands on Review of the BlowTie + Digital Upgrade Hands on Review: Kegland Digital Gauges

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

mark ii keg and carboy washerThis is one of my favorite pieces of homebrewing gear.  I highly recommend it.

Check out my Hands on Review

StirStarter Stir Plate

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

StirStarter Stir Plate!

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.

Pliny The Elder!

Pliny the Elder Recipe Kits via MoreBeer

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.

Pliny the Elder Recipe Kit!

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!

keg deals

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.

Our Roundup of Recent Keg Finds


Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer CAN100This 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.

Learn More!  Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew!

Gift Certificates and Cards

Recommended For: A homebrewer, prospective homebrewer or craft beer lover.

Some Options:

Small Gifts for Homebrewers and Beer Lovers!

OXO SteeL Bottle Opener

Last Minute Gifts

Electronically Delivered Gift Cards

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

Electronically Delivered Items

More Homebrew Finds!

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