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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HomebrewSupply.com 420 Promo Code

Homebrew Supply Promo 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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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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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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Save 25% On Star San Home Brewing Sanitizer Today Only

Save 25% On Star San Home Brewing Sanitizer Today Only

Save 25% On Star San Home Brewing Sanitizer Today Only

Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
Promo Codes for the Month of April, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 4-9-2017
Promotion Details: Save 25% On Star San Home Brewing Sanitizer Today Only
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description:  Enter MoreBeer,com Promo Code BEERDEAL at check out and save $4 on a bottle of Star San homebrewing sanitizer.  Star San is about as good as it gets when it comes to a home brewing sanitizer. Star San is an acid based homebrew sanitizer that is quick, odorless, tasteless and safe for most materials except softer metals.
Star San is safe and simple to use. Just use of 1 oz or StarSan home brewing sanitizer per 5 gallons of water and allow for a contact time of just 1 minute.  As a high foaming home brew sanitizer, Star San’s foaming action insures coverage and contact time in larger vessels and better penetration. Any foam that is left over in your carboy or keg will not harm your beer or you, and is perfectly safe and non-toxic, nor will it impart any flavors or odors.

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Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  West Coast Brewer

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Save Up to 30% During the Big Home Brewing Sale at Homebrew Supply

Save Up To 30% on Homebrewing Items

Save Up To 30% on Homebrewing Items

Promo Code for the Month of  April, 2017
Homebrew Promo Code Date: 4-6-2017 to 4-10-2017
Coupon Details: Save Up To 30% On Popular Homebrewing Items
HomebrewSupply.com Promo CodeHOMEBREW SUPPLY
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock

Coupon Description: Homebrew Supply is currently having on of their big inventory clearance sales and right now you can save as much as 30% on some of their most popular homebrewing items such as ingredients, homebrewing pumps, homebrew wort chillers, home brewing equipment cleaners, fermenters and much more!  Click the link to view the 99 different products available during this limited time homebrewing sale at HomebrewSupply.com!

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More Beer Coupon for $8 Off a Stainless Steel Mash Paddle

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Limited time and quantity MoreBeer.com Promo Code
Promo Codes for the Month of April, 2017
Coupon Code Date: 4-5-2017
Promotion Details: Save $8 On A Stainless Steel Mash Paddle
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock
Coupon Description:  MoreBeer.com currently has a home brewing promo code that will save you $8 on one of their Stainless Steel Home Brewer Mash Paddles.  If you need a mash paddle strong enough for even the thickest mash then this one is for you.  This homebrewers mash paddle is built from 100% stainless steel and has been drilled with ten 1/2” holes to allow your mash to pass through the paddle. This home brewing mash paddle is 36 inches long and can accommodate just about any home brewing setup!

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Home Brewing Coupon Code Found At:  West Coast Brewer

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New Home Brewing Products! Has the Worlds Best Home Brewing Wort Chiller Just Been Made?

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Promo Code for the Month of  April, 2017
Homebrew Promo Code Date: 4-4-2017 to 4-30-2017
Coupon Details: New Home Brewing Product SABCO Wort Chiller
SABCO Coupon CodeNEW WORT CHILLER
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock

Coupon Description: If you are not familiar with SABCO, they are one of the elite producers of homebrewing sculptures, brew rigs, home brewing systems, home breweries or what ever it is that you choose to call them!  In addition to homebrewing rigs SABCO creates other high end home brewing products to work in conjunction with their homebrew setups.  The recently released a new home brewing wort chiller that is pretty incredible and may be the best I personally have ever seen.  The SABCO Chill Wizard System is what they are calling it and it is pretty incredible.

Why stress over picking the perfect wort chiller, beer pump, and oxygen/air pump when you can have all three in one amazing product? That was the thought behind SABCO designing  the Chill Wizard home brewing wort chiller. SABCO designed this semi automatic wort chiller to take care of just about everything and to help you brew better beer! With the SABCO Chill Wizard, you can even oxygen you wort directly into the wort flow line so you don’t have to do it later. SABCO really did think of everything with this wort chiller. The Chill Wizard home brewing wort chiller even has CIP capability.

If you are interested in purchasing a SABCO Chill Wizard homebrewing wort chiller or for more information on it, please click the following link:

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