The Homebrewer’s Gift Guide!

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.

NukaTap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

More Info

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

Do you having a kegging system with beer faucet, and want to bottle kegged beer? The Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler is an easy way to fill bottles directly from your beer faucet while preserving carbonation in the bottle. The O ring sealed beer inlet nipple press fits into any beer faucet with 10.0 mm inner diameter spout/nozzle including Nukatap, Intertap, Perlick Forward Seal, and Ventmatic faucets.

For the gas inlet side, a male ball lock fitting is provided, so you can use any ball lock gas connector to attach the C02 purging gas. This gas should be at the same pressure as your kegerator dispensing gas, and should be connected to your kegerator C02 regulator. Not Included: you will need a spare gas line from your regulator kegging system with a female ball lock on it to connect your purging C02 gas.

The integrated counter pressure relief valve gives you control of the counter pressure and thus the filling speed. How fast the bottle can be filled without too much foaming depends on CO2 level, beer temperature and bottle temperature. Keep everything cold for the best results.

Fits all 16 ounce and 32 ounce ‘Grolsch’ style swing top bottles.


This connects directly to your compatible forward sealing faucet (Intertap, Nukatap and more) and allows you to easily counter fill bottles directly from the tap.

This is DuoTight compatible, although you don’t need to use DuoTights throughout your entire tap system to use it.

Nukatap’s Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

Compare: Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler via MoreBeer

Learn More… Hands on Review Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!

A New Hop!

NY Cascade 023™ Hops | Citrus, Tropical, Floral | Ultra High Thiol | T-90 Hop Pellets

NY Cascade 023™ Hops | Citrus, Tropical, Floral | Ultra High Thiol | T-90 Hop Pellets
via MoreBeer

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

  • NY Cascade 023™ is a powerhouse of flavors for thiolized beers thanks to the special terroir of New York State
  • With a higher bound thiol precursor count than typical Cascade, 023™ has huge flavor and aroma potential when used in tandem with a thiolized yeast strain
  • Highly recommended for Mash Hopping. Maximize flavor and aromas while minimizing bitterness
  • When used with thiolized yeast, flavors are noted to be tropical, red berry, and melon
  • When not used with thiolized yeast, flavors are noted to be citrus, tropical, and floral

NY Cascade 023™ Hops | Citrus, Tropical, Floral | Ultra High Thiol | T-90 Hop Pellets

Pliny the Elder Recipe Kit!

Brand New Kegs!

  • is discounting their exclusive lineup of brand new kegs by 15% for Black Friday (available right now)
  • No coupon code required, discounted prices reflected in cart

This is a rare sale, in fact it’s the first across the board keg sale I can recall. The sale includes their recently released brand new pin lock kegs. These are the ONLY brand new pin lock keg offering I’m aware of. brand keg sale!

Thiolized Yeasts and Phantasm:

Phantasm Powder | Thiol Precursor | Boosts Tropical Aromas

Thiolized yeast+phantasm have been hugely popular and would make a great gift for you or someone you love.

BrewZilla Gen 4!

BrewZilla Gen 4 is here. If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on an electric system… this may be the one for you.

Learn More! Hands on Review: BrewZilla Gen 4!

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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

Related: Hands on Review Thermapen ONE

FermTank Tri Clamp Conical

The Fermtank - 8 Gallon TCProfessional features at a homebrew budget and scale!

The Fermtank – 8 Gallon TC – Hands on Review

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 New 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 – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Another New Book!

Modern Lager Beer: Techniques, Processes, and Recipes

Modern Lager Beer: Techniques, Processes, and Recipes by Jack Hendler and Joe Connolly

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

The idea of crisp, pale lagers may have roots in 19th century Bohemia, but lager beer is far older and richly complex. Since Pilsner beer took the world by storm, lager beer has become a household term and a commercial behemoth before taking root among homebrewers and craft brewers.

Modern Lager Beer is an exploration of the world of lager beers, their historical origins, and the detailed development and techniques used in their production today. Explore the Bavarian and Bohemian origins followed by an examination of the many significant ways that the modern perception of lager styles has been shaped by a myriad of techniques used to produce them. Many of the traditional methods once employed in the production of lager beer can be used today by the savvy brewer to create unique and delicious lager beers. Insight from many of today’s modern brewers, along with traditional beers that have inspired them, will highlight the interesting ways that lager brewers borrow from these traditions in search of creating their own unique expressions of lager.

Modern Lager Beer is filled with practical methods, processes, culture, and recipes from some of the world’s greatest lager craft breweries. From the smallest details of decoction programs to philosophies of fermentation tank geometry, as much as possible of the minutiae of the world’s most popular beer category is explored.


Modern Lager Beer: Techniques, Processes, and Recipes – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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 Fermenters

Related: Hands 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.

Related: Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit and Party Pump 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.

Related: Hands on Review Tapcooler

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.

Related: 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 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.

Related: Hands on Review: FermZilla All Rounder Fermenter


Now’s a great time to add TILT to your fermentations. TILT gives you real time gravity readings and integrates with Brewfather.

A note about colors: The function of all models is the same. If you want multiple TILTs you should choose different colors because your app can monitor only one of each color

Related: Hands on Review TILT Bluetooth Hydrometers

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. 

The BrewSSSiphon Stainless Steel Siphon

Related: Hands on Review: The BrewSSSiphon – Stainless Steel Auto Siphon!

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.

Related: Hands on Review DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing AND Our Huge Collection of DuoTight and EVABarrier Resources!

DuoTight Users… Add Flow Control:

I’m excited to announce another Kegland innovation.  DuoTight Ball Lock QDs + Flow Control!

These will allow DuoTight and EVABarrier users to easily dial in resistance without long lengths of tubing.

Related: What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do?Step by Step Balancing Your Kegerator Draft System

DuoTight Users… Add Inline Filtering:

Duotight 6.35mm Filter

Duotight Filter

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

This compact food grade 6.35mm (1/4″) duotight filter is perfect for inline prefiltration of water before it goes into your carbonation equipment. Fits EvaBarrier 3mm tubing, our item number L56. Also fits common 1/4″ water line tubing sold for ice makers, etc.

Includes a 304 Stainless Steel 100 Mesh (150 Micron) screen filter which is removable for cleaning. Includes two mounting points allowing for attachment of this fitting to a wall or cabinet with countersunk 8G-10G screws with at least 50mm length.

Working pressure: 0-100psi

Dimensions: 7cm x 8cm

Mesh: 304 Stainless Steel 100 Mesh (150 Micron).


DuoTight Users… Add Multiple Pressures:

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.

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

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

Cannular! Now is a Great Time to Start Canning Your Homebrew for Gifts and Get-Togethers:

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.

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

Keg Pressure Tester:

Digital Keg Pressure Tester

This combines a Kegland Ball Lock QD with a DuoTight 0-90 PSI Digital Pressure Gauge to for a digital keg pressure gauge. These have lots of uses, including checking for CO2 leaks and monitoring keg pressures.

This setup works even if – gasp! 🙂 – you aren’t using DuoTights as your draft fitting system.

Kegland’s DuoTight system along with their EVABarrier Tubing are amazing. Check out my extensive hands on review for a deep dive into the system.

Digital Keg Pressure Tester

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!

Inkbird Waterproof Instant Read Thermometer IHT-1P

Related: Hands on Review: Inkbird IHT-1P Digital, Instant Read, Waterproof, Rechargeable Thermometer

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!

Related: Hands on Review Ss BrewTech Brew Bucket

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.

Speidel Fermenters at MoreBeer

Related: Hands On Review – Speidel Fermenters

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.

Wrench Style Bottle Opener:

Klein Tools 98002BT Klein Bottle Opener

Klein Tools 98002BT Klein Bottle Opener – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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.

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

A NEW or Hard to Find Yeast!

Fermentis | SafeAle™ F-2 Bottle Conditioning | Dry Beer Yeast | 25 g

Pictured: Fermentis | SafeAle™ F-2 Bottle Conditioning | Dry Beer Yeast | 25 g DY37

More Yeast!


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.



Hopzoil starts with fresh, wet hops straight from the field at harvest time. Our unique process captures all of the aromatic and volatile oils of ripe hops through steam distillation—no chemicals, no solvents, just steam. The result is a pure and potent essential oil, which we then emulsify to make water soluble.

Choose from West Coast Fusion, Citrone, Majik Ahhroma, Saaz, Centennial, El Dorado, Cascade, Cashmere and Citrus Fruitbomb.

Hopzoil can be use for dry hopping, making hop water, making hard hop seltzer and more. Dip a toothpick in Hopzoil and add to a beer at serving to transform it.

Hopzoil at

More 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


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,

Related: 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.

Related: Hands on Review Valuebrew Ball Lock Jumpers!

Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer

mark ii keg and carboy washer

This is one of my favorite pieces of homebrewing gear.  I highly recommend it.

Related: Hands On Review: Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer

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.

Related: 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 Kits at MoreBeer

Related: Homebrew Recipe for Pliny the Elder – Brewing MoreBeer’s Pliny the Elder Recipe Kit

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


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

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