The Homebrewer’s 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.

THE Homebrewer’s Gift Guide!

Thiolized Yeasts and Phantasm

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.


Thermapen ONE!

The predecessor to the Thermapen One, the Mk4, had appeared on our annual gift guide for years. Really, since it’s introduction. The Thermapen One improves on the amazing Mk4 by reducing 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 by ThermoWorks

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!

National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer Hardcover

National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer Hardcover


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

BrewBuilt™ X1 Uni Conical Fermenters!

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.


TILT!

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


Barley Crusher Motor Kit

Motor Kit Barley CrusherWorks with both the Barley Crusher and Cereal Cereal Killer Grain Mill – Review!  This is something that fits well into the gift category.  It’s a great upgrade and a bit on the expensive side.  Time for Barley Crusher and Cereal Killer Mill Owners to treat themselves!

via Valuebrew – via Adventures in Homebrewing


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.


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. The custom color keg o-rings above are a carry over from our 2020 gift guide and I still stand by those, they’re cheap when you buy in bulk and a big upgrade. Instantly identify keg posts. Valuebrew’s EPDM offerings are 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!

SAFALE BE-134 DRY SAISON YEASTYeast!  William’s Brewing has a great selection of dried yeast at hard to beat prices.  Recommended For: All homebrewers that use dry yeast.  A great stocking stuffer!  Store in your refrigerator until you give this gift.Lallemand New England East Coast American Ale Yeast 11 GramMore Yeast!  Lallemand New England East Coast American Ale Yeast – This is the much anticipated dry version of the Conan strain.  Label Peelers ships this for free to addresses in the contiguous US regardless of order size.  A great stocking stuffer!  Store in your refrigerator until you give this gift.

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


Hops!

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

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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


Cereal Killer Grain Mill

A reasonably priced grain mill that gets consistently positive feedback. Recommended For: The all grain homebrewer that’s not yet milling their own grain.  We regularly hear good things about this mill from it’s users.

Learn More! Hands on Review – Cereal Killer Grain Mill


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!


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!

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:


Stocking Stuffers/Small Gifts for Homebrewers and Beer Lovers!

OXO SteeL Bottle Opener

Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Looking for a last minute gift for a home brewer or craft beer lover (or yourself)?  Here are some ideas.

Or… Jump to the top and check out the complete guide… Homebrewer’s and Craft Beer Lovers Gift Guide

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

homebrewer gift guide


Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions. toppost:giftguide tag:itsapage tag:tpr