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Offline ewpert

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Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« on: September 06, 2013, 05:07:10 AM »
Hey everyone....my friend and I started homebrewing about 5 years ago together, and both have just about every gadget you can think of....from air-locks to aged bourbon barrels.  His birthday is coming up and I'm drawing a complete blank here on what I can get him.  Last year we did a "Brewer for a Day" which I'm thinking of repeating because it was so much fun.

I'm just wondering if anyone can think outside of the box and offer up any suggestions that they may have?   

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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 07:40:30 AM »
What's your budget? Blichmann products are all really well made and there is something in every price range.

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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 07:52:10 AM »
Water book or any brew style book. Any new hop that you havent tried.
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 07:56:29 AM »
What's your budget? Blichmann products are all really well made and there is something in every price range.

"well made" is an understatement. You don't pay extra for a name, you pay extra for more quality than you will ever need, and that is a good thing.
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 09:14:34 AM »
Last year we did a "Brewer for a Day" which I'm thinking of repeating because it was so much fun.

I'm just wondering if anyone can think outside of the box and offer up any suggestions that they may have?   

Not sure what the 'brewer for a day' thing is, but there are a few breweries around these parts that will let you brew on their system and then serve your beer in their pub/tasting room. THAT'S pretty cool.

But seriously, what's the budget here?
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 09:22:17 AM »
I'd be pleased with a sack of malt. Or a custom gold-plated tap handle.

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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 09:29:13 AM »
Maybe a set of etched pint glasses. Ingredients work too.
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 09:47:00 AM »
Give him a challenge. Give him a box with some random ingredients and a gift certificate to the LHBS or Northern Brewer and tell him to make a brew with what's in the box. Offer to be his assistant brewer for the day, too.
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013, 09:50:34 AM »
Give him a challenge. Give him a box with some random ingredients and a gift certificate to the LHBS or Northern Brewer and tell him to make a brew with what's in the box. Offer to be his assistant brewer for the day, too.
Kind of like the TV show "Chopped".  I like it !  That's a great idea. More memorable than another gadget.
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2013, 06:59:48 AM »
This is a fun topic. I really like the ingredients in a box idea. That would be fun. Also, there are tons of hats, shirts, glassware, etc. that you can get to wear proudly and advertise his craft. Like everyone else says, depends on the budget.

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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2013, 07:17:54 AM »
What5 about something personal like a hand carved, engraved mash paddle or tap handle
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2013, 07:56:00 AM »
I'd be pleased with a sack of malt. Or a custom gold-plated tap handle.
+1 a sack of two row.  Not memorable, but functional.
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2013, 08:00:24 AM »
Maybe finding him a yeast strain or hops that he hasn't used before. Maybe get ingredients to a recipe he wants to try.
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2013, 08:02:33 AM »
Something else I just thought of. A gift card from his favorite brew shop. I always enjoy those.
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Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2013, 10:08:13 AM »
On my fortieth birthday my brothers in law got together and bought me 40 different bottles of beer.  That was fun and memorable enough not to forget for over 20 years.
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