Holiday Gift Guide 2020

George Thornton – Nov. 25 2020

It should probably go without statement that homebrewing is the coolest hobby of all time. That’s well documented by now, right? Well, in case you didn’t know, it is so. Whether you are looking for holiday ideas for yourself, or hoping to treat that special homebrewer in your life, then we are here to help. 

Elevating your (or your loved ones) hobby doesn’t have to break the bank either. This guide is designed to be a overview of the many facets though which hobbyists can improve their operations, procedures, or knowledge.  

Don’t Want to Think About It Too Much?

No problem. Gift Cards are a great way to show your enthusiasm and support. And you can leave the decision making up to your homebrewer. It will give them a chance to bounce ideas of us as well, and that way, you know they’ll be upgrading their hobby in a way that suits them best. 

You can send a personalized message to your homebrewer right away, or schedule for the email to be sent a later date. Either way, they’ll be grateful.

 

Starter Kits

Finding the right kit can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve simplified the process by only stocking kits that we think are worth the time and the money – there’s a lot of junk out there, but not in here. 

You really can’t go wrong with any of the kits in our Starter Kit section. Just pick what works with your budget, because these kits don’t include any junk that you don’t need, yet they include the essentials, so you know you won’t be left behind. 

Beer Books Are The Coolest. Seriously.

We love brewing in part because there is just so much to learn. We are always learning new things, whether it’s a new technique, a way to improve a process, a new ingredient, or how to perfect our favorite styles. Here are some of our favorite books. 

Stocking (Stuffer) Up On The Essentials.

There are always plenty of supplies that you know your homebrewer is going to need on hand. So here are a few options:

  •  Cleaners and Sanitizers. It’s no joke, that brewing is about 95% cleaning and sanitizing. We always need these supplies around. We recommend a good non rinse sanitizer like Star San or Iodophor. And it never hurts to have a good cleaner like PBW or Craft Meister Alkaline Wash or Craft Meister Oxygen Wash in supply. 
  • Bottle Caps never go stale, and nothing is more frustrating than running out of bottle caps at the last minute. You can browse the many options here
  • While you’re at it, why not upgrade that capper to a more sturdy Bench Capper?

Looking To Go Big?

Ok. We get it. You’re looking for more of a show stopper level of gift. 

All-In-One Electric Brewing systems have been slowly taking over the time and space consuming brew sculptures of prior decades. We brew on this style of system for all of our test batches, and we love how easy they are to brew on, and how easy they are to clean up after!

 

The Grainfather Brewing System is one fo the originals in this field. They are reliable, have had the most time on the market to work out the kinks, and include everything you need to replicate a larger brew system. 

The Anvil Foundry Brewing System has quickly become one of the favorites among brewers. Mostly because of its rugged and simplistic design. The price point doesn’t hurt either. 

Canning has replaced bottles as the default /preferred packaging method for craft breweries for several reasons. They are light weight, easily recycled, and they offer superior protection from the damaging effects of UV light. Homebrewers have not had many viable (aka affordable) options to choose from until very recently. We just bought one of these for ourselves as well… and we love it!

Regardless of what you choose, your homebrewer is bound to appreciate the thought. After all, the best part about beer is the camaraderie that it brings, and the memories we share with our close friends and family. 

If you still need some ideas, feel free to reach out to us, and we’ll be here to answer your questions. You can drop us a line here.

You can also find our Intro To Brewing Guide Here