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Hops-the flavor that keeps us HOPpy

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All beer enthusiasts know the importance of Hops in the beer making process. But last week a friend of mine asked me why Hops are that important to beer making and whether or not he would need to buy them in order to make the perfect beer. Since I am a long time beer maker, I responded, "Of course, hops are essential to the beer making process."  For those of you who are new to making beer, hops are the flowers of the hop plant called the Humulus Lupulus. The reason why hops are essential to beer making is because hops give beer flavor and stability. The hops impart bitter, zesty or citric flavors into the beer, making the beer...

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Stainless steel growler keeps beer cold and fresh!

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My good friend Mark is a beer aficionado. He collects empty bottles and cans. I think he has over 4000 cans alone. Every type of beer from a home brew to a popular craft to Guinness, he has probably had at least on bottle or can. And his most frequent complaint? Some beers lose their initial flavor and don't stay cold enough! Well Mark, here you go. The Stainless steel insulated growler from G. Francis Brewing will solve these problems. This growler comes in several size including 1L, 1.9L, or 2L (2L bottle is double wall stainless steel) and there is no need to worry about lost or broken caps as the swing top cap is attached to the bottle and provides...

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The Wine Glass Decanter Drying Stem is the solution to spotted and etched glasses.

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Water spots, fingerprints, streaks, and scratches make your glassware and crystal look tacky. Keep it classy and hang dry your decanters on the G. Francis Wine Decanter Drying Stem. Watch the face of the wine enthusiasts in your life light up when they open this subtle, yet useful stem as a gift. The graceful design of the stem matches the refined decanter shape. It is designed with square 6 ¾-inch base so it will not tip over and has a 13-inch stem to accommodate most decanter sizes. The stem itself is dishwasher safe and requires low maintenance care. Protect the crystal-clear, elegant appearance of wine decanters with the G. Francis Decanter Drying Stem. Sleek Design; nickel-plated finish Silicon cap for...

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How to quickly cap your beer and soda bottles with the G. Francis Brewing Professional Bench Beer Bottle Capper

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If you are a home brew hobbyist or even a small craft beer brewery, and need to find a better way to cap your end product, then you need to check out the Bench Beer Bottle Capper.   Spring-loaded, lever-action mechanism for quick and accurate capping Magnetic bell holds cap in place Textured, non-slip base to securely hold bottle in place Adjustable height for various bottle sizes Built-in holes to bolt down for added stabilityAfter just a few bottles, you will feel like a capping pro. Very little learning curve so you can start capping today. Get yours today!  

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