Homebrew Supply Reinheitsgebot Sale Going On Now!

HomebrewSupply.com Promo Codes and Coupons

HomebrewSupply.com Promo Codes and Coupons

Promo Code for the Month of  April, 2017
Homebrew Promo Code Date: 4-22-2017 to 4-24-2017
Coupon Details: Save 5% On Hops, Brewing Grains & Yeast
HomebrewSupply.com Promo CodeBREW1516
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock

Coupon Description: The HomebrewSupply.com Reinheitsgebot Sale is going on now! Stock up and save on traditional German home brewing ingredients at Homebrew Supply.  From now until April 24th, you will save 5% on any hop, grain or yeast purchase.

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Save 15% On Hops Today Only with this HomebrewSupply.com Promo Code

Save 15% On Hops Today Only

Save 15% On Hops Today Only

Promo Code for the Month of  April, 2017
Homebrew Promo Code Date: 4-20-2017
Coupon Details: Save 15% On Hops Today Only
HomebrewSupply.com Promo Code420BREWIT
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock

Coupon Description: This Homebrew Supply Promo Code will save you 15% on their entire hop selection!  It is only good for 4-20, so make sure you act fast if you need them!

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Save 20% Off a Home Brewing Yeast Starter 2L Flask

2L HomebrewYeast Starter Flask Just $15.99

2L HomebrewYeast Starter Flask Just $15.99

Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
More Beer Promo Codes for the Month of April, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 4-19-2017
Promotion Details: 2L HomebrewYeast Starter Flask Just $15.99
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description: More Beer’s deal of the day is on their 2 liter home brewing yeast starter flask. This large 2000 ml Erlenmyer Flask is the ideal container to make a yeast starter for 5 gallon batches of homebrew! This yeast starter flask is made from  borosilicate glass, so you are able to move it from a boil on your gas stove into a cold water bath for cooling, without the risk of breaking.

MoreBeer.com Promo Code Yeast Starter Flask

Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  HomeBrewingCoupon.com

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Save 10% On Your Next Home Brewing Beer Kit Purchase with this Homebrew Supply Promo Code

Save 10% On Your Next Home Brewing Beer Kit

Save 10% On Your Next Home Brewing Beer Kit

Promo Code for the Month of  April, 2017
Homebrew Promo Code Date: 4-18-2017 to 4-21-2017
Coupon Details: Save 10% On Your Next Home Brewing Beer Kit Purchase
HomebrewSupply.com Promo CodeKITS10OFF
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock

Coupon Description: HomebrewSupply.com is currently running a promotion where you can save 10% on all of their home brewing beer kits. They have recently become my preferred source for home brewing recipe kits.  If you have not tried their Hazy IPA kit, I highly recommend it.  Their Robust Porter kit is just fantastic as well.  Best of all their home brewing kits qualify for there flat rate shipping program.  Act now and you will also save 10% on each kit purchased.

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More Beer Coupon Code – Just $11 for a 50 Cal Tap Handle

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Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
Promo Codes for the Month of April, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 4-17-2017
Promotion Details: Just $11 for a 50 Cal Tap Handle
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description: More Beer has a special deal of the day going on where you can pick up a 50 Cal Home Brewing Tap handle.  You know the party has started when you bring the big guns out. So show everyone you mean business with this 50 caliber BMG tap handle. Made from a real, once fired, 50 caliber bullets that are hand polished and coated with an anti-tarnish lacquer.  Best of all, it is a great deal for a fantastic tap handle. There is a limited qunatity of these available, so act fast if you want one!

MoreBeer.com Promo Code 50 Cal Tap Handle

Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  HomeBrewingCoupon.com

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Save 10% On Torpedo Kegs with this MoreBeer Promo Code!

Save 10% On Torpedo Kegs

Save 10% On Torpedo Kegs

Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
Promo Codes for the Month of April, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 4-14-2017 to 4-17-2017
Promotion Details: Save 10% On Torpedo Kegs
Promo Code: KEG10
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description: At More Beer for the next three days you can save yourself 10% on Stainless Steel Torpedo Homebrewing Kegs! So what are torpedo kegs?  Well, Torpedo home brewing kegs have a sleek, clean, and all stainless steel design that represents a new era in homebrew kegs. With features like welded stainless handles, the ability to stack with fittings in place, amazing quality and a great price we think these kegs will become the standard by which other kegs are measured.Overall for the price and quality, along with free shipping from MoreBeer!, the Torpedo Keg is an amazing value! Torpedo kegs are machine welded and these kegs are made by an ISO certified commercial keg manufacturer. Torpedo Kegs were designed to stack with Ball Lock quick disconnects in place and serving which is a cool feature for some brewers who have vertical space in their refrigerator. We also like the rolled stainless steel handles. They are comfortable to grab and will never come off like some rubber handles can over time. In and Out is etched near the keg posts for easy identification which is very handy when you are connecting lines in a refrigerator or kegerator and trying not to make a mistake. Even better, you get free shipping on all Torpedo Keg orders!

MoreBeer.com Torpedo Keg Promo Code

Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  HomeBrewingCoupon.com

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Save $8 On A Speidel Fermenter with this Speidel Promo Code

Save $8 On a Speidel Homebrewing Fermenter

Save $8 On a Speidel Homebrewing Fermenter

Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
Promo Codes for the Month of April, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 4-12-2017
Promotion Details: Save $8 On a Speidel Home Brewing Fermentor
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description: Use this More Beer promo code to save yourself $8 on a Speidel Home Brewing Fermenter!  These Spiedel Home Brewing heavy duty plastic tanks offer a fantastic fermentation and storage solution at a incredible low price. You also get free shipping on your Speidel fermenter if your order is over $59 with MoreBeer’s free shipping program! Speidel home brewing fermenters are loaded with features:
  • Heavy duty HDPE construction is durable and resists oxygen transfer. None of the risks of working with glass.
  • Small footprint makes them easy to store – take better advantage of the space you have to dedicate to wine & beer making.
  • Built-in handles make these tanks easy to move, even when full.
  • Large lid opening makes them easy to clean by hand – say goodbye to your carboy brush!
  • All ports seal with gaskets and the vessel can be fully sealed for long-term storage.
  • Includes a spigot and oversized 2-piece Speidel airlock.
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany by Speidel

MoreBeer.com – Speidel Promo Code

Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  HomeBrewingCoupon.com

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Trub Trapper Review

Trub Trapper

The Trub Trapper hop filter

Over the past 4 months or so I have been trying hard to find a good solution for keeping the solids and hop matter created during the boil, out of my homebrewing fermenter.  I started out using a Blichmann hop blocker, which worked fine, but I was a little disappointed with the quantity of wort that I had to leave behind in the kettle.  I then switched over to a hop spider / stainless steel hop filter which worked terrible as I was plagued with clogging issues. I then used 2 stainless steel hop filters with worked better but I still had major concerns regarding diminished hop utilization. Now I have found myself going down a new path and trying the Trub Trapper.

The reason I purchased the Trub Trapper was because on paper it looks like the perfect solution for my needs and works well with my all grain configuration.  What I like about the design of the trub trapper is that it has no top or bottom, so the hops can circulate in the kettle and I do not have to worry about reduced bitterness and aroma from stagnated hop circulation. It has a low profile so even if it gets clogged, there wont be too much of a wort loss and most importantly the trub is supposed to be caught in the trub trapper during the whirlpool so I do not transfer it to my conical fermenter.

So how does the trub trapper work in reality?

Per the description of the trub trapper, it is intended for a 10 – 15 gallon home brewing kettle and they do offer a smaller version for 5 gallon kettles.  I use a 20 gallon Blichmann home brewing kettle, but for the most part only brew 5 and 10 gallon batches, so I figured, what the hell, I will give it a shot with my setup.  My initial concern once I received the trub trapper was that it might be too small for my brewing setup but I figured I would give it a test run anyhow.

For my test brew, I went with a 5 gallon batch of MoreBeer’s M-80 All Grain IPA home brewing recipe.  I figured the 6 oz’s of hops would be a good test of the Trub Trappers capabilities.  Prior to brew day I started off by giving the TrubTrapper a good cleaning, like I do with any newly purchased home brewing equipment. The design of the Trub Trapper is relatively basic.  It looks like an old school air filter but instead of a paper membrane in the center, it has a ring of drilled stainless steel surrounded by a layer stainless steel mesh. On the top and bottom of the Trub Trapper there  is a silicon seal. Prior to starting my boil, I placed the trub tapper in the center of my boil kettle as shown in the following photo.

TrubTrapper

TrubTrapper

Something important to keep in mind, the TrubTrapper is only going to be effective if you have the capability of conducting a whirlpool at the end of your boil.  Whirlpooling is a brewing process where after your boil has completed, you recirculate your wort inside your kettle with the use of a pump and whirlpool arm. As the wort swirls around your boil kettle, the trub trapper catches and contains it.  If you do not have a whirlpool arm in your kettle, you can easily add one yourself as I did.  A whirlpool arm will run you about $38 and you can find a great home brewing whirlpool arm here if needed. This animated homebrewing gif shows the whirlpooling process being conducted.

Home Brewing Whirlpool Animated Gif

Home Brewing Whirlpool Animated Gif

For the trub trapper to be most effective, you need to allow the wort to whirlpool for about 10-15 minutes.  Depending on your homebrew recipe, this could be a great time for a hop addition or to begin your wort chilling process which is what I did.   All in my whirlpool process lasted about 20 minutes before my wort had chilled down to 70 F and I began transferring it to my conical fermenter. So did the Trub Trapper work?

The TrubTrapper

The TrubTrapper

You bet your sparge arm it did! The TrubTrapper exceeded my expectations.  As you can see from the photo above, it did a fantastic job of capturing the trub and keeping it away from my kettle transfer tube.  Initially it clogged a little bit, but I learned that if i burped the far side of it, the seal permitted the caught wort to escape while the Trub Trapper still contained the thick trub sludge. For $50 I feel that it was a great buy, especially when considering that alternative solutions cost far more and are not nearly as effective.

If you are considering buying a TrubTrapper, you can get it for a great deal here and it ships free if your order exceeds $59!

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Just $99 For A 15 Gallon Homebrewing Barrel!

Just $99 For A 15 Gallon Homebrewing Barrel!

Just $99 For A 15 Gallon Homebrewing Barrel!

Adventures in Homebrewing Promotion
Sale from Adventures In Homebrewing – April 2017
Sale Date: 4-10-2017 to While Supplies Last
Promotion Details: Just $99 For A 15 Gallon Homebrewing Barrel!
Home Brewing Link:  HOME BREWING BARRELS
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock

Sale Description: Adventures in Homebrewing is currenting having a home brewing sale that can save you up to 50% on serveral home brewing items including homebrew kegs!  One of the best items in this sale are 15 Gallon used Whiskey Barrels which are fantastic for aging your homebrew in! These homebrewing barrels come from FEW Spirits which is a distillery located in Evanston Illinois that has been named in several articles as an up and coming distillery to watch. These once filled charred oak whiskey barrels will impart a whiskey taste and aroma on your homebrew, and improve the depth of flavor and complexity of your next beer. These are great for aging bold stouts in!

Homebrewing.org Home Brewing Beer Barrel Sale

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Cleaning the home Brewing system

Cleaning home brewing equipment is now my favorite aspect of home brewing, but I know that it is a critical part of creating good beer and keeping my home brewing rig functioning properly. My home brewery has grown to the point where it has gotten complicated to clean.  Home brewing equipment such as ball locks, hoses and pumps create pockets of space where bacteria can thrive. After a home brewing session, you have basically created the ideal environment for a bacterial incubator to form. It is a damp, dark environment that has a thin sugary syrup coating everything from the wort passing over it. If you do not clean properly, you are setting yourself up for possible beer contamination and off flavors.

I do not worry about my Hot Liquor Tank and the pump that drives it since it is only passing hot or cold water.  I just make sure that the pump, valves and hoses are kept free from moisture.  As far as my RIMS, Mash Tun, Boil Kettle, Valves, Hoses and Pump that feeds those system goes, I have a different process.  The primary aspect of that process is recirculating a warm / hot (120 F) bath of PBW over everything for 15 minutes. You can actually see the water change in color after it has recirculated for a few minutes. I then allow the equipment to soak over night, then heat the solution again and flush it with clean water.  I then break down my RIMS system and scrub out any lose debris, scrub my valves and reassemble.  Like I said, it is not fun, but cleaning is an important part of brewing.

If you are looking for a great home brewing cleaner, you should give PBW a shot. You can find it here:

PBW Home Brewing Cleaner

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