Brew.io Black Friday 2019

Posted by Winslow

Brew.io Pro is 50% OFF and on sale for only $0.99

Here are 10 Brew.io Pro promo codes redeemable in Google Play

  • NTPH6N21A749PMM3B8BTP09
  • TH01LZVEMS3DN4RQGN7PEVU
  • E4SCMX1MB8FFR52LZKD8UEC
  • 43FMUT325HGFLYQA3RTNLW3
  • HJ4U61WPHNM69VAQURR6UBA
  • 2NHL0FMQXTMRFFNVV5H0BZ7
  • RKV9UNTB6LBSNFVJ7GKTXP2
  • E7DD387ZMTVVFC1TZCGQR2P
  • 6XFNCF3LGDA6FZR9R7RU2HK

If you missed out on the above promo codes you can get a promo code via our mailing list here:
http://thebrewoutlet.com/brewio-promo/email

Note: All promo codes expire Dec 31st 11:59 PM 2019.

Two Spooky October Deals

Posted by Winslow

15% Off 5 Gal. Homebrewing Starter Kits!

Promotion details: All Homebrewing Starter Kits are 15% off with coupon code
Coupon Code: LEARN2BREW
Start Date: 10/22/2019
End Date: 11/03/2019
Product Pricing History: http://thebrewoutlet.com/cat/homebrew-starter-kits
Direct MoreBeer Links: https://www.morebeer.com/category/home-brewing-kits.html?a_aid=tbo

 

Viking Pale Malt Only $32.99 Per Sack!

 

Promotion details: 55lb malt sack usually $39.99 is now $32.99
Start Date: 10/22/2019
End Date: 11/08/2019
Pricing History: http://thebrewoutlet.com/items/viking-malt-pale-ale
Direct Product Link: https://www.morebeer.com/products/malt-viking-pale-ale-55-lb-sack.html?a_aid=tbo

 

 

Brew.io End of the Q3 Sale Giveaway

Posted by Winslow

Just like every car dealership and other business pushing those last minute deals to make their Q3 numbers look better we're doing the same. That's why to help our Q3 financials we're giving away Brew.io Pro for Android.


I hear what you're saying... giving something away for free doesn't help your financials for Q3. Have you drank to much homebrew? Can neither confirm nor deny.


If you'd like to improve your own Q3 financials and get something for free grab your promo code here:
http://thebrewoutlet.com/brewio-promo/email

The Back to School Brew.io Giveaway

Posted by Winslow

Everyone's back at school and it's time to brew!


Here are 10 free redemption promo codes for Brew.io Pro (Android).

  • P1EGQ48ZBRHY64FL1EXB9BD
  • AX0WQWU0BL70ET2WD19QZSS
  • K8CNP51DN3JXNV4U9DAJKF2
  • A59TZU049KV5GPS82CQFGZN
  • 21274H0UT7UTSYCC20NU0VW
  • 9DKH8WJAASREW97JB6LPD0K
  • SS5HYKJHEVJ912Z0ZBM1KJB
  • BEUMTK622RMV5CBZWL3UHTE
  • QF0SYJ27LMEP3QPD1WAUG7W
  • 2J1HVQPX2XUYZ3EKG8MVFAB

More codes:

If you missed both the reddit thread and the codes in the blog post you can get a free promo code by http://thebrewoutlet.com/brewio-promo/email


Note: To redeem visit the Google Play Store and click redeem on the left menu. If you use a promo code please make a comment with which one you used so I can mark it off the list. If you feel inclined to leave an honest (bad or good) review on the google play page that would be awesome!

Cheers,

RDWHAHB

Happy April Tools Day

Posted by Winslow

Happy April Fools Tools Day!

Here are 10 free redemption promo codes for Brew.io Pro (Android).

  • ZHJ1KM3LZ0V8WP4Y04S4UW6
  • R6S5WDTDBRH59VUK8SR812L
  • 1B2H86MB2TBJW9YFDF6Z29E
  • 35CDG39X1B2NUDC2ZSAY1XX
  • 0FV4Z3EQS8CEVUZETTQ1LCG
  • D3CDC2EG79B9P5JA5K90VJQ
  • VVEA4GU5FM7VGEMMJETK2N6
  • E9HCJB19V3L5S7DL4WCLDZY
  • 8E28ZMEUX2Q06AFSHN6LR4P
  • H5CP7YTDY6H81E88WDZ2YG2

Note: To redeem visit the Google Play Store and click redeem on the left menu. If you use a promo code please make a comment with which one you used so I can mark it off the list. If you feel inclined to leave an honest (bad or good) review on the google play page that would be awesome!

Cheers,

RDWHAHB

Brew.io Pro - BlackFriday & CyberMonday Sale 2018

Posted by Winslow

Brew.io Pro is on Sale 50% off for $0.99 ($1.99)

Here are five free redemption promo codes for Brew.io Pro

  • Y4WKAJJFVZS3TXY0JPQ6DYP
  • ZNK82YV97P6G0PG0J2Y4XKJ
  • 3755U4QUC7K3UG51EUE8X28
  • 4GT60KF6208CXU8EWKEW113
  • 1AMCBJC8B3BTLWP2RV9ZRNL

Note: To redeem visit the Google Play Store and click redeem on the left menu. If you use a promo code please make a comment with which one you used so I can mark it off the list. If you feel inclined to leave an honest (bad or good) review on the google play page that would be awesome!

Happy Holidays!

RDWHAHB

Pre-Order 2018 Rhizomes Now

Posted by Winslow

Pre-order your rhizomes now to ensure you get the lowest prices of the year ($1.50 avg savings) and ensures you get your rhizomes on time to plant for spring. Also rhizome supplies get deplated very fast so get them while they last!


Rhizome Historical Price Trend Graph


Last years' data shows the lowest prices between January 1st and Febrauary 20th. This years initial data is looking to be about the same with the lowest prices currently available.


Pre-Order Rhizomes


Historical Rhizomes Prices

Vegan IPA Beer Stew

Posted by Winslow

Vegan IPA Beer Stew


Ingredients:
1 Bag Baby Carrots
8-10 Golden Yukon Potatoes
1lb Green Beans
1 Can Red Kidney Beans (Drained & Rinsed)
1 Red Onion (Chopped)
2 Veggie Sausages (Sliced)
3 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
1 Can Stewed Tomatoes
2 Cans Tomato Paste (Thickens stew)
2 Pints of a Homebrewed IPA
2 Vegetable Bouillon Cubes or Beef Bouillon Cubes (or 1 cup veggie/beef broth)


Spices to taste:
2 Tbsp Cumin
2 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbsp Paprika
2 Tbsp Pepper
1 Tbsp Salt


Directions:
Cut potatoes into quarters, trim green beans, chop red onion, slice sausage (if using meat sausage sear on pan first). Add all ingredients including spices except for tomato paste into slow cooker. Cook on low for 8+ hours. Before serving add 2 cans of tomato paste and stir into beer stew until dissolved and stew thickens. Season with salt, pepper, & cumin to taste. Pour yourself a pint and enjoy!


Tasting Notes:
Hints of the IPA come through each bite of the stew giving it a unique taste without overpowering the flavor. If it's to overpowering cook on high for 2 hours to help burn off the alcohol.


Future Iterations:
Next up will be to try this with a stout like Guinness or a clone of Founders Breakfast stout.


Vegan IPA Beer Stew

Brew.io Pro New Years Sale & Giveaway

Posted by Winslow

Brew.io Pro is now 50% off ($0.99) normally $1.99. Here are 10 free promo codes to get started.

1GUKZDBYMRML0Q384W4SEFQ
BJQ0G1T5PHHABCTNYSJ7VEV
XF1UPPULGBD4943NNHM3BUY
8AELXF5U8G9WK9P0GAM4ULQ
6YSUWEP1EH0EMTHTMQQ96JL
986ZHX633SXU646RQ98G8CS
TJJTVBN68CQATEHDH24TPGW
2KNBDGWKQ3G43MCE5EHTN2U
25D2U2W6VUVFP2KNQ9GSXRM
TJW9U6DEJEF96A87MA7TC90

Redeem promo codes in the Google Play Store on the left menu under Redeem.

Brew.io Cyber Monday Sale

Posted by Winslow

Brew.io Pro is on Sale 50% off for $0.99 ($1.99)

Here are five free redemption promo codes for Brew.io Pro

  • CHTHGE6B7342HTJ6NP7JDET
  • 1Z01MAS3R92PVUAPPUXK7EE
  • RBLDHP1GDSLKWX3DD79SZ0B
  • HQCP7P0SDLF50HTHUJLYPCD
  • 0A4J3VQ3XMQ6CDD1QKQQT8E

Brew.IO Promo Giveaway Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Posted by Winslow

There are 25 promo codes scattered throughout TheBrewOutlet website.


Here are 5 to get started:

  • JGTPZXWBP57PYLUYDW00KXP
  • QCZA1JTG2VT9RP6AAPFMGFJ
  • BR059BVZ32HEK5CP61PSC9X
  • 8310ZP502HQXMWX81WNWMAY
  • JH2WRRBSRJHTHCXTHQWRMFK

Note: To redeem visit the Google Play Store and click redeem on the left menu. If you use a promo code please make a comment with which one you used so I can mark it off the list. If you feel inclined to leave an honest (bad or good) review on the google play page that would be awesome!


Hints for the remaining 20 promo codes:

  • (3 codes) Just like beer recipes, software and websites have a recipe (source code) as well. Can you find the 3 promo codes that live within the code?
  • (2 codes) TheBrewOutlet tracks over 6,000 products from 8 different online merchants. The Brew.IO app is one of them.
  • (5 codes) Every ecommerce site needs a good search algorithm. 5 different phrases will produce 5 different promo codes. Hints: Video game developers and the Easter Bunny both have something in common. A common saying in the homebrewing community is what? Starting Gravity and Final Gravity are used to calculate what? IPA's typically have a higher __ __ __ ?
  • (5 codes) Homebrewing is all about being social. Sharing beers with friends and fellow brewers. Luckily for us there are some awesome social tools available for us internet folk.
  • (5 codes) Reddit Post announcing this give away

Happy Easter!

RDWHAHB

AIH Spring Cleaning Sale - Up to 50% off

Posted by Winslow

Adventures in Homebrewing is doing a spring cleaning sale! Up to 50% off items. No promo code required.

Full sale here: http://www.homebrewing.org/Spring-Cleaning-Sale_c_534.html
 

Deal Highlights

An Introduction to Growing Hops

Posted by Winslow

Growing Hops - Cascade Hops

First things first, grab your Hop Rhizomes. We’ll be growing Cascade hops as they are a great universal hop for many beers.

Cascade Rhizome

Planting your Rhizome
Rhizomes can get out of control once planted. If you ever want to possibly remove/transfer rhizomes you’ll want to plant them in a big 5 gallon or bigger potting container. Get some good fertilizer & potting soil from your local nursery or Home Depot and plant your rhizome horizontally about 1-inch below the surface of the dirt and water until the soil is thoroughly soaked. Keep the dirt wet and water as needed. Best time to plant is March-April time in a location that will get 8-10 hours of full sun.

Planting Cascade Rhizome

First Year’s Growth
Your first year growth will be mostly building out the root system and frequent watering will be required to avoid drying out. After the hop bines are a foot long select the healthiest 2 or 3 bines and train them to wrap around your support system which can be a trellis or hop yarn / heavy duty twine. You’ll need at a minimum 10 feet of trellis or twine for first year growth. Following years will require 20+ feet of trellis or twine for supporting the hop bines.

Cascade Rhizome first sprout on year 1

Harvesting Your Fresh Hops
Harvesting usually will happen in August or September before the first frost. Ripe hops will have a dry paper feeling and should have a strong aroma when you crush the cone with your fingers. You should also see a yellow powder that comes from the lupulin glands. For ease of harvesting bring the hop bines to the ground and harvest the hop cones from the bines.


Drying and Storing Hops
Once harvested use a window screen to spread out the hops for drying in a dry place out of direct sunlight. Utilizing a box fan can help speed up the drying process. Once fully dried store in a vacuum sealed bag or remove as much air from the ziploc bag as possible and store in the freezer until brew time!


Brewing with Homegrown Hops
Homegrown hops are best for aroma and flavoring because the alpha acids are unknown for homegrown hops.


Happy brewing!


Warning: There have been rare cases where pets have had an alergic reaction to eating hops. Please keep your pets away from any hops.

Reddit Insult Ad Campaign Results

Posted by Winslow

According to this reddit post Redditors are 78% more likely to click on ads that insult them. We decided to put the theory to the test.


Our baseline ad that uses typical "Reddit Language" such as "I made this" performed with a CTR of 0.272% and a CPC of $0.13 with 154 clicks from 56,720 impressions.
Baseline Ad Stats


We then ran 3 insult ads with some creative help from /u/NondeterministSystem and /u/daymaker to create the following ads:
1) "You're not good enough to appreciate our gear!" - /u/NondeterministSystem (0.292% CTR)Not Good Enough Ad Stats
2) "Why break the bank for something that will probably just taste like granddad's toilet hooch anyway?" - /u/daymaker (0.333% CTR)Don't Break the Bank Ad stats
3) "Hey Dumbo! Stop overpaying on homebrew supplies and equipment!" - /u/thebrewoutlet (0.343% CTR)Dumbo Ad Stats


In total the insult ad campaign had a CTR of 0.323% and a CPC of $0.07 with a total of 35,923 impressions with 116 clicks.


The interesting part is when we start looking at Google Analytics of how the ad visitors interacted with our website. Campaign tags of rdwhahbcircle & rdwhahb are the baseline ads while insult is the insult campaign of the three ads previously mentioned. While the insult campaign had a higher CTR the bounce rate was higher and the conversion rate was lower than the baseline ads. My hypothesis for this is due to the culture of reddit those clicking an ad that utilizies "Reddit Language" are interested in seeing what other people built & created compared to an insult/sales ad would turn more people away if it isn't the product they are expecting or looking for.


Google Analytic Stats for ad campaigns


Personally, a 0.05% improvement in CTR pales in comparasion to the 13% higher conversion rate of the baseline ads.

25 Days of Christmas Brew.io Giveaway

Posted by Winslow


Celebrating the 25 days of Christmas and Brew.io's 3rd birthday this upcoming newyear we're giving away 75 promo codes for Brew.io Pro.


Grab your your promo code here: http://thebrewoutlet.com/brewio-promo/email


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!


RDWHAB but drive responsibly this holiday season!

Six Tap Redwood Keezer Build

Posted by Winslow

Custom Tap Handles for Keezer Build


Keezer Build Items:
* Igloo Chest Freezer 10 cuFt ($240)
* 20 Ft of Redwood @ HomeDepot ($20)
* Wood Stain ($8)
* Polyuerthane ($10)
* Clear Silicone ($5) (Seals the wood to the Freezer)
* Six 5 Gallon Pin Lock Kegs ($35 each)
* C02 Tank ($65)
* Nitrogen Tank ($100)
* Tap lines & Tap Faucets ($150)
* 2 Stout Facets ($50 each)
* 4-Way Secondary Regulator ($199)


Total: $1,057


Build Tools:
* Table Saw (Cutting Lid Bevels)
* Chop Saw (Cutting Collar & Corners)
* 7/8" Wood Drill Bit ($3) (Tap Shank Holes)


Things to consider before you start:
* The number of taps that you want to serve.
* Any nitro taps for beer or cold brewed coffee
* Gas tanks inside or outside (I opted for internal due to space and aesthitics)


Sanity Checks:
* Make sure the wood height is big enough to screw the freezer lid hinges into the wood.
* Make sure the wood's depth doesn't interfere with the freezer lid design/inner bevel. (You'll have to bevel the inner wood otherwise)
* Measure twice cut once!
* Design your keezer and then simplify that design because it will always take longer than you initially plan.
* Read the Keezer Build - Lessons Learned to avoid any mistakes I made!


From start to finish this keezer build took 4 months while working on it sporactically on weekends. It could be completed within a month if all parts are purchased at the same time and all necessary tools are available. I wanted to be able to serve beer on both C02 and Nitro as well as cold brewed coffee on Nitro. I went with a 10 cuFt Freezer to hold 6 kegs as well as both Nitro and C02 tanks inside the freezer. Go big or go home was my motto on this keezer build as I wanted it to handle my expansion in brewing throughout the upcoming years.


Six Tap Redwood Keezer Build

Keezer Build - Lessons Learned

Posted by Winslow

The SIX things I wish I knew before building my keezer.


1. Color coding your gas & beer lines makes keg hookup a breeze. Use these colored velcro straps.
Keezer Color Coding with Velcro Straps


2. Be sure Height of wood collar is tall enough for mounting CO2 Distributors & Manifolds.
Sizing of C02 Distributor/Regulator to Keezer Collar


3. Check bevel on inside of lid that would prevent lid from sitting flush with wood collar.
Double check lid bevel is flush with Keezer Collar.


4. Get a Drip Tray! Prevents a sticky mess on the floor.
Keezer Drip Tray


5. Use an Eva-Dry to keep moisture out of the keezer.

Eva Dry E 500

6. Spend the extra money on the Perlick Faucets compared to the standard faucets. This will help prevent your tap from getting stuck open from the traditional faucet especially if you only pour a beer every few days from your tap.


Cyber Monday Deals

Posted by Winslow

Check out all the deals across the interwebs here!


50 Brew.IO Pro Promo Codes


Note: To redeem visit the Google Play Store and click redeem on the left menu. If you use a promo code please make a comment with which one you used so I can mark it off the list. If you feel inclined to leave an honest (bad or good) review on the google play page that would be awesome!

Brew.IO Pro Android App Giveaway

Posted by Winslow

Two weeks ago we did a giveaway on /r/Homebrewing for free Promo Codes for Brew.IO and had a great turnout with great feedback. Now it's time for an Easter Egg Hunt version!


There are 25 promo codes scattered throughout TheBrewOutlet website & /r/Homebrewing.


Here are 5 to get started:

  • 2MPHLQC37HXWQVN5NA1KF3A
  • ZTZ95KE2DUCRF794NNM7WZ3
  • 36YMPMHU2P95KNXJV64U5PV
  • UR1U2UGDNPZ0GJWNWLBFTHX
  • PA4X5YMK7F4YDQ4RQLC8KWP

Note: To redeem visit the Google Play Store and click redeem on the left menu. If you use a promo code please make a comment with which one you used so I can mark it off the list. If you feel inclined to leave an honest (bad or good) review on the google play page that would be awesome!


Hints for the remaining 20 promo codes:

  • (3 codes) Just like beer recipes, software and websites have recipe (source code) as well. Can you find the 3 promo codes that live within the code?
  • (3 codes) TheBrewOutlet tracks over 6,000 products from 8 different online merchants. The Brew.IO app is one of them.
  • (3 codes) I've personally learned a ton from the amazing members and regulars of /r/Homebrewing. Content is king followed by community engagement (cough comments cough) when building a thriving niche community.
  • (4 codes) Every ecommerce site needs a good search algorithm. 4 different phrases will produce 4 different promo codes. Hints: Video game developers and the Easter Bunny both have something in common. A common saying in the homebrewing community is what? Starting Gravity and Final Gravity are used to calculate what?
  • (2 codes) Homebrewing is all about being social. Sharing beers with friends and fellow brewers. Luckily for us there are some awesome social tools available for us internet folk.
  • (5 codes) Reddit Post announcing this give away

If easter egg hunts are not your thing you can always register an account via TheBrewOutlet to receive a promo code. (Please allow for 24 hours until promo codes are sent after registering. Valid email address required).

 

Happy Easter!

 

RDWHAHB

 

Cold Brew Coffee Served on Nitro Recipe

Posted by Winslow

Recipe (Batch Size: 5 Gallons)

  • 5 Gallons Cold filtered water
  • 3 lbs coarse ground coffee (Starbucks Pike Roast)
  • Cold Brew for 16+ hours in Mash tun

Note: For 2 gallon batch use 2 gallons of water with 1.5 lbs coarse ground coffee.


Siphon into Keg and pressurize at 5psi with Nitro and serve cold brew near 43°F. Wait a few hours and pour!

Tasting Notes

Coffee aroma was out of this world. The aroma was dark and roasty. Some of the most aromatic cold brewed coffee I've had. The taste had a hint of dark chocolate as well as a bold roasty flavor. However, the roastyness was not overpowering and overall it tasted very light and smooth (possibly due to Nitro serving). I've had this both traditional cold brewed and now on Nitro. Nitro takes this traditional cold brew recipe a notch higher. You still get the traditionally less acidic extraction from cold brew coffee which allows the roasty flavors to punch through.


Great Coffee for Cold Brew:

Starbucks Pike Roast
Peets Coffee Major Dickasons Blend
Caribou Coffee's "Caribou Blend"

Two Notes:
1. Drink within 1 week otherwise it will go bad. (Resizing to a 1 gallon batch can help).
2. Do not use C02 to serve cold brewed coffee it will make it taste overly bitter as well as having a sharp bite to it almost like it has spoiled.

Cold Brewed Coffee Served on Nitro


Last Minute Gifts for Homebrewers

Posted by Winslow

1. AHA Membership (America Homebrew Association)
Includes free membership to Zymurgy magazine as well as hconference


2. Online or Local Homebrew Shop Giftcard
    AIH Giftcard
    Homebrew Supply Giftcard 25% OFF
    MoreBeer GiftCard (Popular!)
    Great Fermentations Giftcar


3. Amazon Giftcard
As a last ditch effort, everyone loves Amazon. There is a great assortment of homebrew supplies and equipment online at Amazon.

 

Umbrella IPA Tap Handle

Posted by Winslow

Build Items
* Brass Tap Handle Insert $2.50
* Broken Umbrella Handle Free!


Backstory A local brew festival handed out umbrellas for the event as rain decided to grace its presence here in drought stricken California. The umbrella ultimately broke and made itself a perfect candidate to be converted into a nice wooden tap handle.


Completed Umbrella Tap Handle
Umbrella IPA Tap Handle Homebrew


Build Info
* Drill out metal umbrella insert.
* Expand opening to atleast 1/2 inches for brass insert
* Screw brass insert into opening
* If needed glue brass insert to hold in place


Build Steps
Step 1: Drill Out Tap Handle 

Step 2: Inner Metal Removed
 

Step 3: Insert Brass Tap Handle Insert
 

Step 4: Mill flat brass insert
 



Umbrella IPA Tap Handle Homebrew

Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Clone Recipe - Black IPA

Posted by Winslow

Tasting Notes:

This is by far our best brew to date even with the crazy brew day antics. There is a lovely hop aroma upfront that hits your nose as you go in for a taste. Initial thoughts will be that it's over hopped due to the aroma. However, the aroma subsides in the flavor and gives a nice floral taste but doesn't over power the malty flavor of the IPA. There is a nice balance between the malt backbone of what I would expect form an IPA and the bitterness from the hops. The body feel of this BIPA is closer to a stout but doesn't take away from the IPA characteristics.

We will be submitting this into the Left Coast Brewing Co. homebrew competition and will update with the professional brewers tasting notes on the brew.

Sublimely Self Righteous Clone Recipe:

Grain Bill: Mash @ 155 F -  60min

Wort Collection:

  • First runnings - 1.080
  • mash out - 167 F
  • second runnings - 1.056

Boil: 105 minutes

Yeast:

OG 1.090
FG 1.031
 

Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Clone Brew Recipe

St. Patrick's Day Irish Coffee Recipe

Posted by Winslow

What you'll need:

  • Your Favorite Coffee (Starbucks Pike Roast)
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Bowl & Hand Crank Mixer
  • Optional: Fancy Pants Irish Coffee Glasses

Step 1:
Prep coffee maker and place (metal) bowl and hand crank mixer in freezer for 10 minutes

Step 2:
Start brewing your coffee and in your chilled bowl pour in the heavy whipping cream, 2 drops of vanilla extract, and 1 tsp of powdered sugar. Mix with hand crank until nice and fluffy. Should take 5-10 minutes.

Step 3: 
Prep glasses with 1 tsp of brown sugar & 1 shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey. 

Step 4: 
Pour in coffee and mix the brown sugar and whiskey with a spoon.

Final Step: 
Scoop out your whipped cream and lightly lay on top of your coffee. Cheers!

St. Patricks Day Irish Coffee