Homebrew Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Darryl on 12/3/2015 to News



Speidel Fermenters $49.99-$149.99

Trust us, that brewer you know and love wants one of these. Speidel fermenters are made out of high-density plastic, so they are safer than glass carboys . Their wide top and interior design makes them easier to keep clean than plastic carboys, and the spigot makes it easier to transfer finished liquid from one vessel to the next. And, the handles on the side make them far easier to carry than other fermenters. These fermenters come in 5, 8, 16 and 32 gallon sizes.

Immersion Chiller $55.50-$119.99

Is your brewer-in-residence sick of sticking their finished beer in the sink to cool? Help them out with a new immersion chiller. These simple heat exchangers hook directly into a garden hose, recirculating pump or kitchen faucet (with an adapter). Cool water goes in, and chilled-down beer comes out. Post-boil chilling time is reduced by ½ or more, and the end result is better beer! Chillers come in various sizes and stainless steel or copper construction.

The Miller’s Toll Clone Recipe Kit

Cook up 5 gallons of Raleigh Brewing Company’s Russian Imperial Stout with this homebrew clone kit, both available in an extract or all-grain form. This kit was put together with the help of our own in-house RBC brewers, so you know you’ll get all the goodness of the original: Dark fruit, smooth chocolate and well-kilned malt.

ABS 12-Pack Brewer’s Starting Kit $45.99

Know someone who loves craft beer but may not want to jump headlong into the homebrewing hobby? They can use this kit to get their feet wet, and make a 12 bottle batch of homebrew. This cheap, small kit is perfect for those that don't want to invest in 5 gallons of beer, don't have enough space, or just want to experiment. The only other things they will need are a 1.5+ gallon kettle and some beer bottles. Each kit comes with a small starter beer recipe: Choose from Hoppy Amber, Pale Ale, Brown Ale or Saison.

AHA Membership $38 per year

Looking for the perfect gift for any level of homebrewer? An American Homebrewers Association Membership will earn you 5% off everything in our shop, along with discounts at 1000’s of brewpubs across the country! The membership also includes a subscription to bimonthly brewing bible Zymurgy.

AeroPress Coffee System $35.99

Interested in the perfect cup of coffee? The AeroPress will help get the best out of those beans, without the harsh bitterness and acidity that some steeping methods create. Pair the Aeropress with fresh beans from Raleigh Coffee Company and make great local joe!

Javelin Thermometer $28.99

The Javelin is a very simple device with many great features: The probe folds back into the body for easy and safe storage. The body has an integrated magnet to easily attach the thermometer to a refrigerator or steel brewpot. The thermometer is accurate to within ±0.9°F and includes a limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Escali Digital Scale $28.75

This is pretty straightforward: It weighs stuff. Escali scales can weigh up to 11 lbs (5 kg) of grain or hops, and can break these measurements into 0.1 ounce (1 gram) increments. The scales feature a sealed display and buttons to protect against spills, and an automatic shut-off function to extend battery life.

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers $19.99

One option for the brewer that already has everything is to help them take the hobby in a new direction. Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation by Stephen Harrod Buhner is a classic text that does just that: It features 500 pages of herbal knowledge, history and recipes utilizing 77 different ingredients, from Maize to Mugwort.

How to Brew by John Palmer $19.95

Just getting into the hobby? How to Brew by John Palmer has been helping new brewers get started for years. It will teach you everything you need to know for your first brew, and has enough information to keep you coming back for months!

Soda Concentrates from Crude Bitters & Sodas

Raleigh’s own Crude Bitters & Sodas produces small batch soda drink mixes known as shrubs and bitters for making craft cocktails. Their Root Beer Mix includes sarsaparilla, birch root, sassafras, and other traditional ingredients to make 1 gallon of traditional Root Beer. Ale Yeast can be used to carbonate the Root Beer in bottles. We also stock Crude Bitters and their Watermelon & Basil and Apple & Spice soda mixes.

Belgian Candi Syrup $6.99

These 16 oz. packages of liquid Belgian Beet Sugar will add an extra dimension to any ale or lager. With hints of mild dark chocolate, dark stone fruit, light coffee and toffee in its palate, the D-90 variant of Candi Syrup will have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads! These sugars are GMO free and come in several varieties.

Black Swan Barrel Packs $5.99

These small, drilled-out staves of wood can pack tons of unique flavors into a finished brew. The Barrel Packs come in several wood varieties: Cherry, Maple, Birch, Ash, Oak and Hickory. These staves can impart flavors such as butter brickle, ripe cherry, fresh grass, meringue, smoke and waffles into beer and wine.

ABS Gift Certificate

Can’t decide what to buy? Let THEM figure it out. Easy, right!?

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