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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

$24.95

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.

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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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Magazines

250 Classic Clone Beer Recipes

$10.00

Replicate your favorite commercial beers featuring the best clone recipes from the last fifteen years of BYO:

Intro on how to clone brew commercial beers250 Recipes provided for all-grain and extract brewers - includes 150 recipes from the now out-of-print "150 Classic Clone Recipes" plus 100 more clone recipes!Cross indexed so you can easily find your favorite recipes by brewery or style

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30 Great Beer Styles and recipes by Jamil Zainasheff

$10.00

Since 2007, Jamil Zainasheff has been writing Brew Your Own's "Style Profile" column. We have now compiled 30 of those columns in one grand issue which profiles in-depth knowledge of and expertise on brewing some of the world's most beloved beer styles from the classics to the nouveau. For those that seek more than just recipes, but also an explanation of key ingredients and techniques. This is a must own.

Formatted for extract and all-grain brewers
34 recipes from two-time Ninkasi award-winning brewer Jamil Zainasheff
Indexed by BJCP category

Includes:
American Blonde Ale
American Brown
American IPA
American Pale Ale
American Wheat/Rye
Baltic Porter
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Strong Golden Ale
Belgian Tripel
Bohemian Pilsner
Brown Porter
California Common
Cream Ale
Dry Stout
English Barleywine
English IPA
Extra Special Beitter
German Hefeweizen
German Pilsner
Imperial IPA
Irish Red
Kolsch
Maibock
Munich Dunkel
Russian Imperial Stout
Saison
Schwarzbier
Scottish Ales
Witbier

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Beginners Guide

$7.00

This is 2 Magazines in one.
Part 1: Thinking about brewing your first batch of beer? Whether you're planning on going extract, partial-mash or the all-grain route; this is your one-stop guide & brewing reference tool to get your brewing off on the right foot. The BYO Beginner's Guide steers you through all the basic steps of making wort in an easy to understand format. Don't let the title fool you either. Even if you're a brewer with several batches under your belt, you're sure to glean some very valuable information in the Beginner's Guide.
What is Brewing?
Brewing a No-Boil Extract Beer
Bottling & Kegging
Brewing an Extract with Grains Beer
Boiling & Cooling
Brewing a Partial Mash Beer
Fermentation
Brewing an All-Grain Beer

Part 2: Thinking about concocting your first batch of wine? Learn how to make wine, whether you're planning on using a kit, juice or fresh fruit. This is your one-stop guide & reference tool to get your winemaking off on the right foot. The WineMaker Beginner's Guide steers you through all the basic steps of selecting equipment, building recipes and knowing your ingredients in an easy to understand format. Don't let the title fool you either. Even if you have several batches under your belt, you're sure to glean some very valuable information in the Beginner's Guide.

Intro to Winemaking
Wine Kit Section
Science Section
Grape Wine
Country Wine
Bottling & Aging

 

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Hop Lovers Guide

$8.00

We've collected and updated the best hops information from the past 12 years of BYO and included updated charts with the specifications for 102 hop varieties and suggested substitutions for hard-to-find hops. We've also detailed hopping methods, hop growing info, hop-related build-it projects, and 36 hoppy recipes.

Hopping Methods for extract & all-grain brewers to get the most out of their hopsComprehensive charts for selecting the best hops or a substitute for a hard-to-find varietyBackyard hop growing instructions

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Zymurgy

$10.00

Since 1978, Zymurgy magazine has been the leading light for amateur brewers in North America and around the world. It features innovative and award-winning recipes, articles on do-it-yourself equipment building, explanations of brewing science, and presentations of brewing techniques in addition to a healthy dose of beer culture.

Zymurgy represents the best of homebrewing with articles that appeal to every level of interest in the homebrewing hobby. Published six times each year, Zymurgy includes an annual “Winners Circle” special issue (September/October) that includes recipes for all of the AHA National Homebrew Competition gold medal winners.

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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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