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Brewing Resources

Here are some of my favorite brewing resources on the Internet, in case they're of value to you:

NOTE:  Unless explicitly indicated below, I do not receive compensation for your use of any of the links below or your purchase of anything from any linked vendors. These are just my recommendations and references I find useful.  These items may or may not suit your needs or brewing approach, so I recommend doing your own research and forming your own opinions before spending money on them or using them.

Homebrew shops I recommend:

Products I am particularly fond of:
  • iMake's The Grainfather - I've found this to be a reliable system capable of producing award-winning beers in the right hands.
  • SS Brew Tech - I'm fond of their conical fermenters and own a few
  • Anvil 4-gallon Fermenters - I have three of these and am very happy with them
  • Exchilerator Maxx Wort Chiller - a great counterflow wort chiller that's easy to setup, easy to use, and works extremely well
  • Tilt Hydrometer and Tilt Pi - revolutionized fermentation monitoring for me, provides near-real-time information on wort gravity and temperature, with logging to Brewfather and Google Sheets
  • Brewfather App - Something like a more modern, multi-platform, web-based version of BeerSmith or Beer Tools Pro.  It can handle your brewing supply inventory, equipment profiles, recipes, provide fermentation tracking, and more.
  • BrewJacket Immersion Pro Fermentation Temperature Control - when I need precise control over fermentation temperature, I use one of these
  • Williams Brewing Rack and Pinion Capper - no longer available anywhere I can find, this bench mounted capper is hands-down my favorite capper.  It can cap a 12-ounce bottle, then a 22-ounce bottle, then a 16-ounce bottle without having to do any more than spin a wheel. It's made of metal throughout so there's less likelihood of failure. I've even been able to cap twist-off bottles with it.

Here are some links I find useful from time to time:
I'll add more as I discover useful things.




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