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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2010, 12:36:40 AM »
thanks for your answers  :)
I couldn't describe his set up but he has quite a bit! Maybe not a refractometer though...
A customised or decorated keg or kettle could be nice too. Where can I get those?
Otherwise I was thinking about a nice old fashioned bar stool, and a home depot gift card to make a nice bar in his homebrewing cave, or does that sounds lame?
That would be awesome.

These guys sponsored the last big competition my club ran - they do custom mash paddles and brewery signs.
http://www.mashpaddle.com/
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2010, 08:27:44 AM »
Does he have an AHA membership ??? 
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2010, 10:47:01 AM »
Does he have an AHA membership ??? 

That's actually a very good idea. Why didn't anyone suggest it before? ::)
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2010, 06:56:56 AM »
 :( can't find a good looking stool and he has every kind of thermometer you can think of... I can't just give him the GC alone that really says " I don't care"

how are those?



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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010, 07:27:11 AM »
What exactly are those?

Does he favor a particular style of beer?
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2010, 09:24:50 AM »
they are "growler tippling cups" (I tried "growler" on amazon.. )
He likes IPA but, well, he is a homebrewer, so he is interested in many styles!

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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2010, 10:49:45 AM »
If you want to spend a pile of money and he's into cask beer, you could get him a beer engine.

If he likes barrel aged beers and you think he'd like to fill one himself, you could buy him a new barrel.  Alternatively you can get him a stand to hold a barrel and let him find a used barrel on his own (since you don't know if he'd prefer red or white wine or bourbon or whatever).

Or maybe just get him something for the brew cave rather than brewing gear itself.  You might be able to find a nice decoration - sports memorabilia, neon or a framed beer sign, autographed picture of John Palmer . . .   ;D
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2010, 11:00:23 AM »
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2010, 12:50:38 PM »
Or personalized pub glasses if he has a "pub" or "brewing company" name/logo.
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2010, 04:36:21 PM »
Tickets for you both to goto Brugge...I hear the tulips are divine in the springtime...and
the beer...well definately are some good ones there.
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2010, 04:04:02 AM »
@ 1vertical
hehehe sounds like my husband's talking...  ;)


thanks all for your suggestions I'll see what is doable around here and within budget.

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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2010, 11:39:26 AM »
These guys sponsored the last big competition my club ran - they do custom mash paddles and brewery signs.
http://www.mashpaddle.com/


Those are cool! I have a CNC router... I could make those. Why haven't I done that!?
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2010, 01:23:50 PM »
These guys sponsored the last big competition my club ran - they do custom mash paddles and brewery signs.
http://www.mashpaddle.com/


Those are cool! I have a CNC router... I could make those. Why haven't I done that!?
You can get plain paddles cheap and go into business :)

http://www.homebrewstuff.com/servlet/the-22/36%22-wood-mash-mixing/Detail

Once the design is set it'll be easy to crank them out on demand.  Looks like a pretty good markup.
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2010, 02:12:47 PM »
You can get plain paddles cheap and go into business :)

http://www.homebrewstuff.com/servlet/the-22/36%22-wood-mash-mixing/Detail

Once the design is set it'll be easy to crank them out on demand.  Looks like a pretty good markup.

Wow... $15.00 is cheap. That's a good find. However... and there is always a however in life... I like the idea of making them all in house, though... I can control the quality of hard maple myself. Plus, I like the expanded end on the handle side I'd have if I made them fully in my shop.
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Re: homebrew gifts
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2010, 04:03:47 PM »
You can get plain paddles cheap and go into business :)

http://www.homebrewstuff.com/servlet/the-22/36%22-wood-mash-mixing/Detail

Once the design is set it'll be easy to crank them out on demand.  Looks like a pretty good markup.

Wow... $15.00 is cheap. That's a good find. However... and there is always a however in life... I like the idea of making them all in house, though... I can control the quality of hard maple myself. Plus, I like the expanded end on the handle side I'd have if I made them fully in my shop.
If you've got the tools, go for it.  Let me know if you need any beta-testers ;D
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