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The Beer Friends write, review, and discuss Craft Beer as fans instead of experts.  They share their unique voice and affinity for craft beer through multiple platforms and offer a range of media to join their craft beer conversation.

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Hopville's Beer Calculus Online Recipe Calculator

Phil Foleen

We here at The Beer Friends strive to provide a never-ending supply of information and help to the Craft Beer world at large. To that end when we find a useful tool to assist us in our homebrewing efforts we can't help but pass it along.

Previously we found a great little application for your iPad called iBrewmaster, reviewed earlier here.

But what if you don't have an iPad or iPhone?  Fear not, Todd Gehman over at Hopville.com has just the thing for you with his Beer Calculus Homebrew Recipe Calculator.

Its a web-based recipe calculator that allows you to tweak all of your homebrew's parameters all the while estimating the final color and taste!  The best part is after tweaking everything on the fly to get that perfect virtual brew with all your hops and malts and what not, it helps calculate the boil times, fermentation period and bottle conditioning times.

A great help for anyone looking to streamline their process.

Click here to check it out.

Northern Brewer Starter Kit | Uncrate

Phil Foleen

Norther Brewer Brew Kit

Our good friends over at Uncrate.com continue in their support of our beer brewing hopes and dreams by featuring the Northern Brewer Starter Kit from NorthernBrewer.com.

This kit seems to have everything you need to get you up and running brewing your own beer, minus a brewkettle and ingredients!  At $80 this seems to be one of the less expensive homebrew kits available now, making it easier to join the Craft Beer Revolution.

Brew on my friends!  Northern Brewer Starter Kit | Uncrate.