7 GREAT WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON HOME BEER BREWING SUPPLIES

Save on home beer brewing supplies

One great benefits of home brewing is that you will drink better while saving 50% or more compared to what you would spend on craft beer, as shown in my previous post, explaining the itemized cost of making your own at home. Here we’ll review seven further ways to save money on home beer brewing supplies.

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WHAT IS THE BEST HOME BEER BREWING STARTER KIT? THE MOREBEER! 1 GALLON REVIEW

Product: MOREBEER! 1 GALLON HOMEBREW STARTER KIT & MALT EXTRACT

Kit Contents:

what is the best home beer brewing starter kit: the MoreBeer one gallon
The MoreBeer! One Gallon beer kit is the smartest choice to start home brewing.
  • Fermenter with airlock
  • Mini Auto Siphon and tubing
  • Bottling wand
  • Bottle capper
  • Sanitizer
  • Special grain and bag
  • Malt extract
  • Hops
  • Yeast
  • Carbonation drops
  • Bottle caps

 

Where to buy: MoreBeer!

Price: between $49.99 and $54.99

The product comes with a choice of 3 different types of ales, at slightly different prices.

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IS IT CHEAPER TO BREW YOU OWN BEER?

Saving money by brewing at home

Is it cheaper to brew at home

You are wondering: is it cheaper to brew your own beer than to buy it from the retailer? Rest assure the answer is a resounding YES, ABSOLUTELY! A 6 pack is now pushing $12 for high end producers. Here’s how’s the cost is broken down.

The good news is, you can save 50% or more by brewing your own beer!

If you compare the cost of brewing a 5-Gallon batch with an average hops and grain bill, bottled conditioned, it would roughly cost you $35 to $40, compared to an average of $75 if you bought the same amount of a craft beer.

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SUSTAINABLE HOMEBREWING – AN ALL ORGANIC APPROACH TO CRAFTING GREAT BEER

Sustainable Homebrewing

Title: Sustainable Homebrewing – An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer

Author: Amelia Slayton Loftus

369 pages

Price: $19

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com

My rating: 5 out of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author

Amelia Slayton lives what she preaches. She has been a fervent (“obsessed”, as she says) home brewer since 1994, and has founded the country’s first and only certified organic brewing supply store, in Santa Cruz, California, Seven Bridges Cooperative in 1997, which she managed until 2011. She grew up in rural Vermont in a family who grew most of the food they would need. Amelia is creative, passionate, militant for the environment and a sustainable lifestyle, she worked for Greenpeace for seven years. Today she continues to express her talent for crafting quality home made beers, as well as cooking from her farm fresh ingredients and roasting artisan coffee. The book’s graphic design is the author’s work.

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FRENCH BEER BRANDS AND STYLES WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

“French people! … drink French beers.” says a 1928 propaganda in a country left in ruin after World War 1.

This page is one I really wanted to write, perhaps because of my French background, but also because France is truly an unsuspected interesting beer producer. The country has been increasingly producing quality and exciting beer for the past 20 years. It is finally reclaiming its title of worthy beer producer, after having been dominated mainly by a limited number of large internationally owned brewing companies (Carlsberg, Heineken, AB-Inbev) since the end of World War 2.

Focusing on the two main regions, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Alsace, I am listing in this article the French beer brands, both independent and brands owned by large brewing groups that may have some distribution in the USA.

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IS KÖLSCH AN ALE OR A LAGER – WHY IS THIS STYLE UNIQUE?

As the craft beer world is increasingly dominated by hoppy monsters and crazy fruit fermented styles, I find it refreshing to just enjoy a pure, subtle, perfectly balanced brew. I have to admit I have a soft spot for Kölsch. By the way, Kölsch is pronounced [“culsh”/ kœːɫʃ], not [“colsh”], because of its umlaut, you know the funny “¨” on the o that changes the sound.  This beer is outstanding for several reasons. Is Kölsch an Ale or a Lager?

To the beer drinker, Kölsch has more characteristics in common with a Lager: low level of hoppiness, clean, refreshing profile, smooth body, low ABV, noticeable even if subdued sweetness from the malt, in two words – highly drinkable.

To the brewer, Kölsch is an Ale, the softest, palest, cleanest kind there is, fermented at low temperature for an extended period of time, then lagered at an even lower temperature. Technically you may say it’s a hybrid.

In this article we will also look at the facts and background that make Ko truly a great, unique beer style.

Is Kolsh an Ale or a Lager, the City of Cologne
The City of Cologne, Germany

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HOW TO BREW – JOHN PALMER, THE REFERENCE FOR HOME BREWING

How to Brew – Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time

Title: How to Brew – Fourth Edition

Author: John J. Palmer

582 pages

Price: $23

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com

My rating: 5 out of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author

John Palmer was born in Michigan, graduated with a degree in metallurgical engineering in 1987 from Michigan Tech. He also worked at a lab involved in aerospace R&D. John Palmer is currently one of the most recognized authority in home brewing. Co-author of two other essential books on beer making: “Brewing classic styles” – with Jamil Zainasheff and “Water: a Comprehensive Guide for Brewers”. John Palmer founded in 2011 Palmer Brewing Solutions, Inc., a consulting company specialized in product development for the beer industry, and is today the director of publications for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.

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WHAT IS A NEW ENGLAND IPA? FASCINATING STORY FOR AN INTRIGUING BEER

Various colorful cans of NEIPA including the Alchemist Heady Topper

 

The India Pale Ale (IPA) category is currently the most popular beer style in the USA, but what is a New England IPA, the newest kid on the block in the India Pale Ale world?

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THE COMPLETE JOY OF HOMEBREWING, FOURTH EDITION, BY CHARLIE PAPAZIAN – A MUST READ!

Title: The Complete Joy of Homebrewing – Fourth Edition

Author: Charlie Papazian

459 pages

Price: $10

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com

My rating: 5 out of 5

Complete Joy of Home Brewing 4th Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author

Charlie Papazian is regarded as the most prominent and respected advocate to the modern home brewing movement revival in America. He founded the American Homebrewers’ Association (AHA) in 1978, which runs every other year the most prestigious and largest beer competition in the world, “The World Beer Cup”, aka “The Olympics of Beer”.

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