Best Beer Gifts - Homebrew Newbies and Wannabes
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Homebrewing is the pinnacle of beer geekery. Once you've become a connoisseur of beer, the next step is often brewing your own, because the lure of always-fresh beer is strong. Many beer lovers dream of homebrewing, of tweaking recipes until they make the magical elixir that tastes perfect to them, but the reality of homebrewing is that it's quite complicated and time-consuming. If there's anything we're all short of these days, it's time.
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20-Inch Dual Tap Kegerator for Full Size Kegs, Ultra Low Temps
A Kegerator is a specialized refrigerator that holds one or more beer kegs. There are several different manufacturers and dozens of models to choose from. We've picked this one to suggest as a gift for three reasons.
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6G Craft Beer Kit Extra
There are so many homebrew starter kits out there that it might be tempting to shop by price or to choose who advertises the most, but most of these home brew kits will disappoint after a couple of batches. There's nothing wrong the kits themselves, and each kit has its pros and cons, but what separates these kits from each other for us is what kind of beer you can make in them.
Technically you can make any kind of beer you want in any homebrew setup. What we've discovered though is that the beer kits available for smaller fermenters produce merely okay beer. If your beer lover wants to brew his or her own beer using brew kits from well-known breweries, they'll find they're pre-measured for 5-gallon fermenters. If your beer lover is not a mathematician, then that might get challenging (like splitting a recipe that serves six into recipe for two).
For this reason, we recommend the BrewDemon 6-gallon kit (the extra gallon is neither good nor bad, it's just how they sell them). Especially for IPA-lovers. They'll be able to buy beer ingredient kits for famous beers like Pliny the Elder and Firestone Walker DBA.
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Open Brewski ™
The company that produces this beer bottle opener is awesome. In addition to using the highest quality woods and engraving techniques, Artificer Wood Works puts an emphasis on sustainability and plants a tree for every product ordered. The opener itself is magnetic, which holds the cap in place after it has been removed from the bottle, making cleanup even easier.
Choose an existing design, prices range from $49-59, or create your own custom design for $99. If you're ordering in bulk (for groomsman gifts or corporate gifts), the price drops the more you order. It goes as low as $30 each for orders of 200 or more.
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