Home-brewers know a thing or two about getting the right temperature when it comes to that all important fermentation period. But if you live anywhere in the world you know the weather can change or be inconsistent, especially when it is time for you to ferment.
OK, so we all know that kegs are great at parties and for the most part they are very reliable for their purpose. However, we know these kegs weigh a lot and unless you got some strong friends who like throwing out their back; they are not too easy to move around. We were fortunate enough to recently receive a new product from beertubes.com and it can help alleviate that mobility issue.
So this past weekend I finally had the opportunity to sit down and watch How Beer Saved The World. The movie takes an interesting approach to beer and how it has influenced basically all aspects of history and modern life as we know it. The movie begins with a University Anthropologist describing the agricultural revolution and how it really began with barely. Dr. Thomas Shellhammer explains that hunter gatherers stumbled upon a primitive form of fermentation and then, the first “accidental beer” was born. The movie takes it a step further and says that mathematics came about because of the need to formulate a way to keep track of the amount of beer being made.
Once you discover craft beer, you tend to want to explore it further and further but where do you keep tabs on what you have already tried without BierBuzz.com? That’s where 33Beers.com comes in with their “33 Bottles of Beer” journals. The site references them as a, “A pocket-sized companion and memory aid” which is pretty much what they are.
Keeping your beer fresh is something we all should do, and when it’s as easy as sealing the bottle your drinking out of then it’s definitely a must. This is where the “Beer Savers” comes in, these silicone looking bottle caps form-fit to just about any bottle with a nice tight seal. Keeping the freshness of your beer, soda, or favorite beverage intact.
Opening your bottle of beer or soda with a generic bottle opener has been done from almost the beginning of time (well since bottles have been around...). Some have even used "alternative methods" in opening their bottles (see episode 2 on how to open a bottle with a lighter) but what we have here is quite a neat contraption.