Northern Brewer’s Holiday Gift Guide Video is Reading my Mind


Every once in a while you see something that makes you feel totally transparent, like someone is looking right through your skull into the inner working of your feeble little mind.  That’s just what happened to me when I watched this video from homebrew supply mecca Northern Brewer.  It’s just a marketing video full of gift ideas, but I’ll be damned if I don’t own or want everything featured in this puppy, with the exception of the spectrometer thingy which I’d probably want too if I knew what the hell it did!

The video has my homebrew kit (deluxe, of course!), a sexy five gallon kegging kit (goodbye bottling!), a bottling gun (hello again, bottling, but AWESOMER), a wort chiller and other things that I would totally want if I ever thought I’d actually use it.  Judging by the two carboys that are still in my shower, I’m not sure that’s a certainty.  Then again, if I had that sexy kegging system, I’d be puling glasses of that stuff already!  Are you reading this, honey?!

Anyway, we have no affiliation with Northern Brewer, except that I’m partial to them.  And now I know why – they’re in my head!!

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16 Comments on “Northern Brewer’s Holiday Gift Guide Video is Reading my Mind”

  1. johnking82
    November 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    why would somehow who doesn’t brew want this?

    • November 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

      The same reason he would want a power washer or an edger…

  2. November 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    My Christmas wish is for another room to add onto the house for all of my brewing equipment and space for a kegging system; no matter how I measure our house, there’s just no room for draught beer. 😦

    • November 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

      I think that’s why guys start breweries!

      • November 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

        If I only had the money … 🙂

  3. November 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I don’t want the starter kit. I have all of that stuff. I want a franken-chiller.

    • November 22, 2011 at 10:41 am #

      Holy crap. That looks like it uses $1000 worth of copper. I must have it.

  4. Greg H.
    November 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    They mentioned the Caribou Slobber brown ale. I have that sitting in my fermenter now. Can’t wait until I out it the keg! Yes, I own most of that stuff and love it.

  5. Kyle
    November 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Will, you don’t have a utility closet off the back of the house? I cleaned mine out and was just able to fit in a 7 gal. chest freezer…. Drinking a cold pint as I type.

    • November 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

      Nope. We live in a house built in 1890 that has a funky layout and all of the storage space is full. It wouldn’t be so bad if we had more than a crawl space and had a garage. Oh how you taunt with your cold pint! 😉

    • November 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

      I hear you Alex, I’ve had a serious yen for these since I saw one at the Brew Hut (next to Dry Dock Brewing). No more transferring from primary to secondary, and supposedly you can bottle or keg directly from one of these. Again, some day when I have more room. 🙂

      • November 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

        The Brew Hut is awesome. I have made a few trips there for grains. It’s nice to be able to hang out at the tap room and buy supplies under the same roof. Dry Dock’s beer is pretty great too.

    • Rob
      November 22, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

      Fermenator is awesome. We have two that we use frequently.

  6. Rob
    November 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    When can we expect the Official Beer and Whiskey Brothers Holiday Gift Guide? I bet a well written article with some diverse gift ideas and links could get picked up by other sites and generate some serious traffic…

  7. November 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    The Roaming Pint has a pretty good gift guide for beer lovers. Not as much home brew stuff but a lot of craft beer culture products.

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