Hello folks, just a quick one to let you know that unfortunately there will not be an edited version of the Overtone episode going up on the website/podcast platforms due to some unresolvable issues with the guests audio recording. You can still listen to the live version via the YouTube channel of course. Episodes 70 & 71 are on the cutting table and will be with you soon…..

Our good friends and competition sponsors Inkbird UK currently have some great discounts available for Prime Day, lots of kit useful for brewing and our other favourite hobby BBQ! Here are some direct links to the offers (get discount by clicking the voucher box if not already applied):

ITC 308 Wi Fi (Temp Control): https://amzn.to/3AMSkKG

ITC 308: https://amzn.to/3uF7wph

IHT-1P Thermometer: https://amzn.to/3P2B7Rr

TDS Meter (for checking RO water quality): https://amzn.to/3c6kkP0

WiFi BBQ Thermometer (Big Discount!):https://amzn.to/3yyJQEg

🚨 Prize announcement for the THA x Unity homebrew competition! 🚨

Here are the prizes we have secured so far for the competition, we are still working on this and there is more to come! It’s not too late to sign up to enter but places are limited so jump on the link below to register! Please note entries are only secured once payment is received, cheers 🍻

1st – 2 Tap Kegorator Kit from The Maltmiller + TMM Voucher + Goodie Bag

2nd – Mini Keg Mobile Dispense Kit from Brew Keg Tap + TMM Voucher + Goodie Bag

3rd – 1kg of Assorted Hops from CrossmyLoof + TMM Voucher + Goodie Bag

4th – Inkbird 308 Wifi and Inkbird IHT-1P Thermometer + Goodie Bag

5th – 1 Brewday All Grain Kit + Goodie Bag

6th – 1 Brewday All Grain Kit + Goodie Bag

7th – Pair of Brewcon 2022 Tickets + Goodie Bag

8th – Goodie Bag

9th – Goodie Bag

10th – Goodie Bag

Goodie Bags will include Hop Addition Merchandise and selected items from various sponsors.


Huge thanks to our sponsors for helping us on this journey, every single one of them an absolute bunch of legends!

Unity Brewing Co

The Malt Miller


Crossmyloof Brew – Brewery Supplies

Yakima Chief Hops

Brew Day


Muntons Homebrew


We’ve managed with our amazing sponsors to put together a brewing competition, Hop Addition Style. If you want more information, please check out http://www.thacomps.uk or have a look at the following video from HisDudeness, the one and only Tricky which should give you more information than I ever could in this one post.

The competition is going to be on the 29th July at Unity Brewing Co in Southampton. Jimmy has been kind enough to host us while we do the judging and come up with the winners. We’re open for registration right now! We’ll put a post up when entries are open!

Join us for a competition with a difference, we want your inspiration, we want your beers that don’t fit into a category, we want your super tasty banger that you dare not enter into a comp because its between 2 styles. Best tasting beer wins. End of discussion. Go register your interest, get your brewing shoes on and brew us up a juicy banger! Make sure it conforms to the recipe parameters on the website above and send that bad boy in! You never know, it might just flick our beans enough and you could win some pretty damned awesome prizes!

Guys, firstly an apology, we’ve not been updating stuff. We have had some issues with recording software, but I’m also having some issues with my software and logons for the website to be able to upload things.

I think I’ve found the issue and I think its been resolved, but we still havent had the time to edit the latest episode of the podcast and get the audio up and online. I should be able to do this on friday evening with a little luck.

Please accept our apologies and we’re trying to get better, trying to find the time to be able to sort all these things with schools having gone back and external pressures on our time.

We’ll be back. Promise.

So we’re starting small, I have a limited run of Fridge magnets which are available. I’ll be getting some other stuff done soon, but in the interests of checking the waters, I decided fridge magnets would stick to kegerators and keezer alike so I went with them.

If you want a fridge magnet, then you can send a PayPal payment to us Pm me for the address, trying to avoid the spam bots here… Friends and family or please cover the fees. The cost of them is Β£1.80 and that includes 2nd class postage to the UK. If you’re abroad and would like one, then PM me first and I’ll check the postage rates to wherever you are in the world.

They are rather cool, and the numbers are limited in the first instance, and prices may go up due to Brexit when I do a reorder. Please bear that in mind. Check back for more merch as and when I get it all sorted and on stream.

Love yas, even the shandy drinking southerners…. 😜😜

We’ve added a newsletter. Just want to be able to keep you guys abreast of any giveaways, podcast releases and general happenings around the podcast and website. Check out the next episode release for the reason why you really should sign up. #freebies

Its been a while since I’ve done a post on the site, but I’ve also had a lot of requests from people for a detailed breakdown of the CraftBeerPi (CBP) build that Andy Lynch and myself talked about on Episode 11. As such here is a detailed breakdown of the parts I used and how I did my build.


Under no circumstances should you attempt this unless you are a qualified or trained electrician. All of my work was inspected and checked by an electrical engineer with 35 years experience of panel building. There is a very real risk of injury here, and possible life changing injury at that. You’ve been warned and I, and the Hop Addition crew will take no responsibility for you doing something stupid and frying your ass. Before you plug anything in, get it checked for safety first, or even better, ask a sparky friend to be there when you do it so he can stop you if you’re being a bellend!)

Another disclaimer here. I’m English, live in England and as such have listed things from shops I have access to, if you’re in another country, you’ll have to do the research into what stuff you need, I cant help with that. Remember what your voltage and current is on your mains supply and build appropriately.

Right, that’s the legal stuff taken care of so here is the dealio.

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