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Austin Homebrew Supply News
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
We are now using
Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
These starch peanuts are biodegradable and 15% stronger than normal polystyrene peanuts. The starch in these peanuts is a by-product of food processing, and typically are made from wheat, corn, or potatoes. Recycling them is easy. They can be re-used or dissolved in water.
New The Wolf Shirt
A black shirt featuring a wolf howling at the moon our logo a dream catcher our logo in a dream catcher. Also, there's a sweet shooting star. Pretty cool, huh?
New Mascarpone Cheese Making Kit
With this kit you can make your own mascarpone at home. This kit makes up to 30 pounds of cheese.
- Thermometer with case
- 4 oz Tartaric Acid
- Creme Fraiche Culture
- 1yd Re-usable Butter Muslin
- Recipe Booklet
Culture should be stored in the freezer and will keep up to two years if stored properly. Tartaric acid should be stored tightly sealed in original package in a cool, dry place.
New Goat Cheese Making Kit
With this kit you can make your own goat cheese at home. Includes recipes for Chevre, Fresh French Style Goat Cheese and Lactic Cheese.
- 4-Goat Cheese Molds
- 1/2oz. Liquid Rennet (Animal)
- 5 Pack Chevre Culture
- Fresh Culture
- 1yd Reusable Butter Muslin
- Recipe Booklet
Chevre and Fresh cultures should be stored in the freezer and will last up to 2 years if stored properly. Rennet should be stored in the refrigerator and will keep approx. 3 months.
New Pressure Relief Valve Assembly
This is a pressure relief valve assembly with a new valve. It allows you to fix any keg lid. If you have a plastic "Dome" pressure relief valve assembly you can simply remove it and install this one. Other lids may need to be drilled out. This will work with both ball lock or pin lock lids. It has two o-rings to prevent gas from escaping. This American made valve assembly is made from machined aluminum and may need to cleaned before first use.
New BrewMometer Hole Plug for Boilermakers
This simple hole plug is used to fill the Brewmometer hole on the boilermaker. This can also be used to plug most 3/16" holes.
New Stainless Steel Hex Nipple
(1/2" NPT to 1/2" NPT)
This stainless steel nipple is 1/2" male NPT threaded on both sides with a hex in the middle to make tightening with a wrench easy. This is a high quality fitting made by Blichmann Engineering.
New BoilerMaker Hop Blocker
This device is virtually plug free and captures up to 95% of the brew kettle particulates. It capitalizes on preferential flow to direct the clear wort to the kettle drain and keep the particulates at the bottom where they belong. Works best in BoilerMaker pots, but can be adapted for use in other manufacturer's pots.
New Digital Water Purity Tester
This measures the total solids in water to determine it's purity. Not just for the perfectionist. The importance of water purity and quality is often overlooked by homebrewers.