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Books

Brewing Better Beer - Strong

$29.95

Brewing Better Beer is a comprehensive look at technical, practical and creative homebrewing advice from Gordon Strong, three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award. Discover techniques, philosophy, recipes and tips that will help you take your homebrew to the next level.

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Brewing Classic Styles - Zainasheff & Palmer

$29.95

Award-winning brewer Jamil Zainasheff teams up with homebrewing expert John J. Palmer to share award-winning recipes for each of the 80-plus competition styles. This book presents every award-winning recipe in both extract and all-grain brewing formats, making them accessible to brewers of all skill levels. Each recipe includes specific tips for understanding the style and tips for brewing a great example suitable for competition or impressing your friends. The duo also gives sure-footed guidance on selecting ingredients, making starters, and other techniques useful for reproducing these classic and modern beer styles.

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Designing Great Beers - Ray Daniels

$39.95

With Designing Great Beers you become the brewmaster. Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual. Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide To Brewing Classic Beer Styles is more than just a recipe book or merely another 'how-to' manual, it is an indispensable guide intended for brewers interested in formulating their own beers based on classic styles, modern techniques, and their own vision of the perfect beer. With more than 200 tables, Designing Great Beers offers brewers knowledge on the essence of various styles, giving them the needed insight to create their own beers. Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual.

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How to Brew - Palmer

$34.95

The definitive book of home brewing in the modern era. Everything needed to brew beer right the first time. Presented in a light-hearted style without frivolous interruptions, this authoritative text introduces brewing in a easy step-by-step review.

Fully revised and updated, the latest release from Brewers PublicationsHow to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time by John Palmer, is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. A perennial best seller since the release of the 3rd edition in 2006, How to Brew is a must-have to update every new and seasoned brewer’s library.

From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation. The completely revised and updated edition includes additional emphasis on Palmer’s top five brewing priorities: sanitation, fermentation temperature control, proper yeast management, the boil, and recipe development, as well as five new chapters covering malting and brewing strong beers, fruit beers, sour beers, and adjusting water for style.

“Owning How to Brew is like having a brewmaster as your best friend. In the 30-plus years since the American craft beer revolution got its start, countless brewing books have appeared. None, however, has achieved the status of How to Brew, which is thorough, comprehensive, and beautifully organized,” said Jim Koch, founder & brewer of Samuel Adams. “And now, this new expanded and enhanced edition improves on the original. It’s a considerable feat to create a book that is invaluable both to first-time brewers and professional brewmasters, but John has done it with a book that is essential for everyone who is serious about brewing.”

John Palmer is also co-author of Brewing Classic Styles and Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers. He was born and raised in Midland, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan Tech University. After 20 plus years in aerospace and medical devices, he now serves as publications director for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With over 50 titles to choose from, it’s the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.

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Modern Homebrew Recipes - Strong

$29.95

Craft beer is about innovation, discovery and interpretation. Homebrewing is about all that and more! As the beer scene evolves, so do the beer styles we know and love. In Modern Homebrew Recipes, Grandmaster Beer Judge and author Gordon Strong takes you on a guided journey of brewing discovery that includes information about some of the latest BJCP style changes. Following a primer on specific mashing and hopping techniques, recipe formulation fundamentals and how to adapt recipes to your system, Strong shares more than 100 distinctive recipes.

Strong also provides specific advice and sensory profiles for each beer. Strong’s recipes are provided as-brewed, with delicious variations to get the creative juices flowing. Modern Homebrew Recipes is more than a book of recipes; it’s a book that sets brewers on the path to discovering what’s new in the world of homebrewing.

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The Compleat MeadMaker - Schramm

$29.95

Home production of honey wine from your first batch to award-winning fruit and herb variations.As one of the most ancient of human beverages, mead arose in part because it was easy to make. Today’s hobbyists rediscover the simplicity of making mead while reveling in the range of flavors that can result. In THE COMPLEAT MEADMAKER, veteran beverage hobbyist Ken Schramm introduces the novice to the wonders of mead. With easy-to-follow procedures and simple recipes, he shows how you can quickly and painlessly make your own mead at home. In later chapters he introduces flavorful variations on the basic theme that lead to meads flavored with spice, fruits, grapes and even malt.

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Software

BeerSmith2 Activation Key only

$29.95

BeerSmith 2 Home Brewing Software

Take the guesswork out of home brewing with BeerSmith 2!  BeerSmith 2 has been completely redesigned from the ground up to include tabbed browsing, graphical recipe design and a host of new features.  BeerSmith helps you design great beers, match popular beer styles from around the world, manage your recipes, generate step-by-step brewing instructions and perform dozens of brewing calculations with ease.  BeerSmith sets the gold standard for brewing software.  Now available for Macintosh (Intel/Leopard/10.5 and above), Windows 7, Vista and XP/SP3.

Features:

  • Take the guesswork out of home brewing using the gold standard for recipe design
  • The new BeerSmith 2 was redesigned from the ground up with a modern, graphical interface
  • Tabbed browsing lets you work with multiple tools and recipes at the same time
  • Build recipes by selecting ingredients from our preloaded database of hundreds of ingredients
  • Download new recipes and ingredients (add-ons) from within the program
  • Does dozens calculations for you – estimates color, gravity, bitterness, and more
  • Shows step-by-step instructions for any recipe
  • Inventory, shopping list, calendar and folders help you organize your brewing
  • Over a dozen stand alone brewing tools including our new yeast starter calculator
  • Supports metric, english and imperial units
  • Available for the first time on Macintosh (Intel platforms) as well as Windows 7, Vista and XP

To obtain and activation key click here to send us and email and order or call us at 403 258 1580 during office hours and we can set you up over the phone.

Below are the different formats for a Free 21 day trial of the software
Windows Installer Here: Windows Installer Download
Version 2.1.02 for Windows 7, Vista or XP/SP3 (7.7 MB)

Macintosh 64-bit: Mac 64-bit (Snow Leo-64/Lion/Mountain)
NOTE: Only the 64 bit version works with Mountain Lion!
Macintosh 32-Bit: Mac 32-bit (Leopard/Snow Leopard)
Version 2.1.02 for Intel Macintosh OSX (Intel based)

Linux (Debian 32-bit): Linux 32 bit (Ubuntu)
Linux (Debian 64-bit): Linux 64 bit (Ubuntu)
Version 2.1.02 for Intel Debian – for Ubuntu Linux

 

 

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Tee Shirts

HomeBrew Man Tee Large

$24.95

You are HomeBrew Man, able to defy the laws of Starting Gravity, stronger than a 2 Quart slurry, and faster than a boil over (well most of the time!)

100% preshrunk cotton.
Dark blue color
Beer Man Logo Front
Homebrew Man Text on back

Text on shirt back:

FASTER THAN A BOIL OVER.
STRONGER THAN A DOUBLE IPA
MORE POWERFUL THAN A 2 QUART
SLURRY. ABLE TO DEFY THE
LAWS OF STARTING GRAVITY.
LOOK, BEHIND THE SHINY STAINLESS...
IT'S A DISTILLER...
IT'S A WINEMAKER...
NO IT'S...
HOMEBREW MAN

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HomeBrew Man Tee XL

$24.95

You are HomeBrew Man, able to defy the laws of Starting Gravity, stronger than a 2 Quart slurry, and faster than a boil over (well most of the time!)

100% preshrunk cotton.
Dark blue color
Beer Man Logo Front
Homebrew Man Text on back

Text on shirt back:

FASTER THAN A BOIL OVER.
STRONGER THAN A DOUBLE IPA
MORE POWERFUL THAN A 2 QUART
SLURRY. ABLE TO DEFY THE
LAWS OF STARTING GRAVITY.
LOOK, BEHIND THE SHINY STAINLESS...
IT'S A DISTILLER...
IT'S A WINEMAKER...
NO IT'S...
HOMEBREW MAN

 

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HomeBrew Man Tee XXL

$24.95

You are HomeBrew Man, able to defy the laws of Starting Gravity, stronger than a 2 Quart slurry, and faster than a boil over (well most of the time!)

100% preshrunk cotton.
Dark blue color
Beer Man Logo Front
Homebrew Man Text on back

Text on shirt back:

FASTER THAN A BOIL OVER.
STRONGER THAN A DOUBLE IPA
MORE POWERFUL THAN A 2 QUART
SLURRY. ABLE TO DEFY THE
LAWS OF STARTING GRAVITY.
LOOK, BEHIND THE SHINY STAINLESS...
IT'S A DISTILLER...
IT'S A WINEMAKER...
NO IT'S...
HOMEBREW MAN

 

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Yeast WRanglers Tee Shirts

$15.00

Club Tee Shirts available in Black Short or long Sleeve or White Short Sleeve. M, L, XL, XXL. All the money from the sale of shirts and glasses is returned to the Cowtown Yeast WRanglers club.

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