Blichmann’s Riptide Pump – $176, via Two Step Workaround at Brewer Dude

Blichmann Riptide Brewing Pump

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Gone are the days of  making do with a general purpose pump such as the March 815 and all the variant imported copies.  These pumps are cumbersome to disassemble, difficult to prime to get the wort moving, require the addition of a valve, a switch, and a proper base to hold the pump upright.  They also use noisy open motors that must be shielded from liquids.  All undesireable attributes for a homebrewing pump!  The team of homebrewers at Blichmann Engineering and our friends at March Manufacturing have created the RipTide™ to solve all of these problems!

The all new RipTide™ is the very first pump designed specifically for homebrewing!  We’ve solved the problems that have plagued homebrewers for years!

  • High performance curved blade impeller and strong rare earth magnets deliver 7 GPM and up to 21ft of pressure head!
  • Tri-clamp head connection fully disassembles in seconds for easy cleaning
  • 1/2″ NPT inlet and outlet connections
  • Totally enclosed motor is splash proof and super quiet (50 dB)
  • Integral linear flow valve for superior flow control – don’t spend more money for a separate valve and fittings.  A separate valve and fittings can easily cost you an additional $25-35!
  • Integral air vent valve and partially enclosed impeller design allows you to prime the pump in seconds – no more frustrating air locked pumps!
  • Stainless steel head rotates 360 degrees to fit in virtually any installation
  • Large stable base with protective rubber feet keeps the pump from tipping – a $25 retail value included!
  • Convenient power switch on the base
  • Includes a 10ft long cord with plug (120V)
  • Base acts as a cord wrap for convenient storage
  • Assembled in USA from USA and imported components
  • Patent pending

RipTide™ is the last homebrew pump you’ll need!

 

This deal requires a two transaction work-around…

Transaction #1: Purchase a $200 gift card for $176.  From Brewer Dude: “We deliver our gift card claim code instantly with your order confirmation email. Meaning in a last minute situation you can print that card onto your own design, include in a holiday card or create your own unique way to present the gift to another.

Transaction #2: Use the gift card code (emailed instantly after the first transaction) to purchase the Blichmann’s Riptide Pump at Brewer Dude – Your net cost will be $176 and you’ll have 1 cent remaining on the gift card.

Blichmann Riptide Pump at Brewer Dude

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The Last Balcones Barrels!

From William’s Brewing: “We have just received the last of the Balcones Drained Whiskey Barrels in 5 gallon size. These contained their Rumble Rum Blend from up until 2016, and then their Malt Whiskey from 2016 on, until being dumped on Monday, December 3rd, 2018.  Make your own Whiskey Barrel Stout or Whiskey Barrel Porter. Now in stock for a limited time”

I read this as these are the last 5 gallon Balcones barrels ever.  I had heard they were going to discontinue using this very popular size (from a  homebrewers perspective) a while back but had been hoping the information was wrong.  They’ve appeared on Homebrew Finds many times over the years from various retailers and have been insanely popular.  If you’ve been considering one of these, now’s the time.

Drained 5 Gallon Balcones Whiskey Barrel

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers – $12.91 + $5 off $20 promo

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers by George Heilshorn


From the book description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Are you a home brewer who’s tiring of the usual suspects, cycling through the same styles and flavors? Are you a professional brewer who’s cranking through the same catalogue of beers year after year, just adding more hops with each rotation? There might be a bit of salvation here for you.

Join brewer Butch Heilshorn and discover gruits: incredible botanical beers that were brewed throughout the world for most of human history. Butch provides techniques and approaches for the intermediate to advanced brewer to create these unique out-of-the-box brews. These increasingly popular beers use a wide array of plants, often local to the brewer, to delight palates and ignite imaginations. Butch’s philosophy espouses a practical reverence for the earth, a deep appreciation for the plants he regards as brewing partners and a decidedly anti-authoritarian streak, encouraging brewers to use his recipes as a jumping off point for their own adventures in botanical brewing―the ability to capture the essence of a particular time and place.


12/19/18 9 AM Central;  This title is selling for $12.91.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Save $5: For a short time, Amazon is discounting qualifying book purchases of $20 or more by $5.  Conditions apply.  The $20 can consist of multiple titles. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the sale page for current availability.  Get the coupon: Save $5 on book orders of $20+

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers


Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Book

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15% Off Everything at ThermoWorks! – Thermapen, ChefAlarm & More + Last Chance to Order for Christmas

ThermoWorks has discounted everything they carry site-wide by 15%  This also bundles with existing specials and sales.  No coupon code is necessary.  Discount will be automatically added in your cart.

15% off at ThermoWorks! – no coupon code necessary discounting automatically applied

Today 12/19 is the last day that you can order using ground shipping and receive your order before Christmas.  To US addresses only, click to enlarge…

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Ends Soon: Austin Homebrew Supply – Tap Into Savings – up to $50 Off – stacks w/sale items

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting most orders by up to $50 based on your order total.  Spend $50, get $10 off. Spend $150, get $30 off. Spend $250, get $50 off.  No coupon code is required, savings will be automatically reflected at checkout.  This sale DOES stack with many items that are already on sale.  Check AHS for current availability.

Tap Into Savings – Save up to $50 at AHS

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HTILT Bluetooth Hydrometer – now available at High Gravity Fermentation Supplies + Gift Card Deal

TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer via High Gravity Fermentation Supplies


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Designed for home brewing, the Tilt hydrometer lets you instantly read your brew’s specific gravity and temperature on your compatible Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet or Tilt Pi. Most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices will work with the Tilt. You can then optionally save the data automatically to the cloud using Tilt’s free Google Sheets template or other 3rd party cloud platforms. See the App section for more detail.

Tilt’s goal is to help home brewers brew better beer. The Tilt hydrometer allows you to check the specific gravity and temperature of your beer while it’s fermenting, without ever having to open your fermenter or pour out any of your precious brew. This makes brewing more consistent and easy to track.

Here are some of the new features of the Tilt:

  • Range: Better reception and range. With the increased transmission power your Tilt will send data through larger, thicker-walled fermenters.
  • Precision: Upgraded sensors. With an improved temperature sensor and accelerometer your Tilt will operate with more precision.
  • Efficiency: We’ve reduced power consumption so more brews, less battery.
  • New Look: Newly designed custom circuit board and harness.

If using multiple Tilt hydrometers for different batches of fermenting beer you must use a different color for each batch. The app will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color.

Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to go with a pre-installed battery that lasts 12-24 months depending on usage. Just download the free app, sanitize your Tilt, drop in your fermenter, and start taking readings with your phone, tablet, or Tilt Pi.

The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s range of 0.990 to 1.120. The thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F (+/- 0.5 degree C).


Hydrometer │ Tilt

Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

Gift Certificate Promo: As of this posting, High Gravity Homebrew is giving bonus gift certificates based on how large of a gift certificate you purchase.  Buy a $50 gift card, get a free $5 gift card, purchase a $100 gift card, get a free $10 gift card, Purchase a $1000 gift card, get a free $100 gift card.  This amounts to a de facto discount site wide on everything that High Gravity carries including their extensive line of electric brewing components and systems.  Remember to select the “Bundled” Package” before you add the gift certificate to your cart.

Free Gift Certificate Bonus at High Gravity Fermentation Supplies

Also at High Gravity: Hands on Review: Wort Hog Turnkey Electric e-BIAB System! | Bootleg Biology at High Gravity

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Smart Weigh High Precision Digital Milligram Scale [.001 x 20 grams] – Lightning Deal

Smart Weigh High Precision Digital Milligram Jewelry Scale, 20 x 0.001g, Calibration Weights and Tweezers Included.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL- Scale is able to weigh in various measurements, making it perfect for all your weighing needs! Weighs in g, oz., ct., ozt., dwt and gn. Whether you are weighing gold, powder, medication or anything for cooking this scale has the right measurements for you!
  • TARE FUNCTION- Scale comes with a tare function for items that are difficult to weigh and need to be placed in a container or on one of the weighing pans. Place your container or pan on the scale, press the tare function and then put your items in the container/pan.
  • ACCURATE- Utilizes high precision sensor system to get an accurate reading every time! This scale has a thousandth of a gram accuracy (0.001g) so it is extremely precise. This accuracy takes the guesswork out of measuring finer items, so you can just place the items on the scale and know that your reading is the most accurate it can be with this top of the line scale!
  • CALIBRATION WEIGHTS INCLUDED – Although your Smart Weigh scale will arrive calibrated, we have included two Smart Weigh 10g calibration weights. Should you notice any inaccuracies in your scale throughout your time using it, simply use these weights and follow the directions to re-calibrate it so you can continue to use your scale accurately!

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

With resolution down to the thousandth of a gram, this would be a candidate for use with both hops and water salts.  Note that this has a relatively small capacity of 20 grams (about .7 ounces).

12/19/18 7 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at about 7:23 AM Central for Prime Members and 30 minutes later for all. Shipping to many US addresses should also be free. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Things Can Change… Product promotions and availability are subject to change. Lightning Deals can sell out quickly. They can also be changed or canceled prior to set publication times. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Smart Weigh High Precision Digital Milligram Jewelry Scale, 20 x 0.001g, Calibration Weights and Tweezers Included.


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Four Pack Propper Starter Canned Wort – $12.99 + up to $50 off & Hands on Review

Propper Starter Condensed Wort Can (4 Pack)

Propper Starter Condensed Wort Can (4 Pack)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Yeast Starters made easy!

This can of concentrated wort is perfect for giving your yeast the “Propper” start, whether preparing a cold-pitched lager, a high gravity brew, a yeast pack nearing expiration or just whenever a yeast started is required. The Propper Starter allows you to quickly and easily prepare the yeast for your next batch of beer, cider or mead without dealing with messy dried malt extracts, or waiting for boiling & cooling. Propper Starter increases both the biomass and vitality in your yeast, ensuring your brew ferments correctly. Each 16 oz. can of condensed wort creates one 1 L starter.

How to Use Propper Starter Condensed Wort Can:
– Sanitize 2 L Flask, stir bar, yeast pack and the top of your Propper Starter can
– Swirl your can of Propper Starter and add to flask
– Add 16 oz. of bottled, distilled, or boiled & chilled water to flask
– Pitch yeast, cover flask with foil and mix for at least 24 hours


For more info, visit the product pages for FAQS

As of this posting, this four pack is selling for $12.99.  That figures to about $3.25 per can.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Works With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting most orders by up to $50 based on your order total.  Spend $50, get $10 off. Spend $150, get $30 off. Spend $250, get $50 off.  No coupon code is required, savings will be automatically reflected at checkout.  This sale DOES stack with many items that are already on sale.  Check AHS for current availability.Tap Into Savings – Save up to $50 at AHS

Propper Starter Condensed Wort Can (4 Pack)

Hands on Review: Propper Starter Canned Starter Wort!

Need a stir plate?  Yeast Starter Setup from Austin Homebrew Suppy

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Ends Today: Inkbird ITC-608T, 1,800 Watt Dual Stage Temp Controller w/12 Programmable Timers – 30% off coupon

Inkbird Temperature and Humidity Controller ITC-608T Pre-Wired AC Dual Stage Outlet Thermostat with 12 Period Time Stage, 1800w, ETL Listed (with Temperature and Humidity Sensor)

Inkbird Temperature and Humidity Controller ITC-608T Pre-Wired AC Dual Stage Outlet Thermostat with 12 Period Time Stage, 1800w, ETL Listed (with Temperature Sensor)

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • US ETL Certificate Listed and Warranty. ITC-608T thermostat temperature and humidity controller is ETL listed, and rigorously tested for quality control and safety. The unit itself has 2 years warranty. (The temperature and humidity sensor have 1 year warranty.)
  • Three in one Multifunctional Temperature and Humidity Control Mode with Dual Relay Output. ITC-608T can work as a temperature controller, a humidity controller, a temperature and humidity controller. First, only plug temperature sensor with cooling and heating equipment. Second, only plug humidity sensor with humidifier and dehumidifier equipment. Third, plug both temperature and humidity sensor with cooling/heating and humidifier/dehumidifier equipment.
  • Supporting calibration, compressor delay and saving reset setting values. Centigrade or Fahrenheit degree display, easy to set, PV and SV dual display windows. And with compressor delay for protecting cooling device. ITC-608T can save the original setting values in case accidentally power-off.
  • More power up to 1800W. Temperature control range is -40-212°F(-40-100℃), humidity display range is 5 -99.0%RH. Max Loading: 120V 15A 1800W. Temperature senor is waterproof while humidity sensor is not.
  • Multifunctional usage. Temperature and humidity controller ITC-608T can be used in home brewing (refrigerator), fermenting, Greenhouse, terrarium, reptile, planting (mushroom), meat storage and cooking.

“Temp and humidity controller ITC-608T has certificate of ETL (US and Canada approved). The product will be safer when using. ITC-608T has multifunctional control mode. It can control both temp and humidity at the same time. (Plug both temp and humidity sensor). Or control single temp and has 12 different time stage periods for temp control mode. Or only control humidity with plug humidity sensor. This unit supports both F and C degree, compress delay, calibration and reset setting values saving. Heating/Cooling differential function could be set separately for refrigeration and heating to protect temp controller from violent change. Same as humidity control.”

 

This is a digital dual stage pre-wired temp control with 12 timers and a humidity sensor and controller. The temp controller part of this is pretty straightforward.  As homebrewers we’d usually use that with a heating and/or cooling device for fermentation temp control or as part of a kegerator.

Dual stage means this can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.

I would say that 1,800 Watt is a higher capacity than many of the homebrew controllers out there.

The humidity part could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation.  I suppose you could also control an appropriate electronic dehumidifier.  It’s my understanding that if you plug in the optional humidity sensor the temperature controller portion is limited to one stage – heating or cooling.  That may not be a bad thing as the only scenario I think this could be helpful in the homebrew context is a kegerator and most of the time you’ll probably only use one stage (cooling) anyway for a kegerator.  My guess is that most homebrewers will not have a need for the humidity feature of this controller.

Note: This product has multiple variations – choose between multiple sensor options (temperature and/or humidity).  I would guess that most homebrewers would be interested in the temperature sensor only version and that is the version that’s linked below.

12/19/18/ 5 AM Central: As of this posting coupon code GXMUUA7P takes 30% off this controller. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Inkbird Temperature and Humidity Controller ITC-608T Pre-Wired AC Dual Stage Outlet Thermostat with 12 Period Time Stage, 1800w, ETL Listed (with Temperature Sensor)


Also: Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor – [Review] | Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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16 Oz Star San – $16.37 + free shipping & Star San Tips & Tricks

Star San 16oz Acid Sanitizer, No Rinse Food Grade Homebrew Beer Wine Moonshine

Star San Acid Sanitizer.  16 oz size.  No rinse when mixed properly.  Container includes built in measure.

Star San is my sanitizer of choice.  It is effective, food safe and no-rinse.  It is also very cost effective if you use the spray bottle method.  See: Tip: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle – includes information on Star San’s shelf life.

As if this posting, Lion Brewing Solutions has a slew of items on sale.  This is included in the mix and is on sale for $16.37.  Shipping is also free to select US addresses.  Canada and International shipping options are available.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Star San 16oz Acid Sanitizer, No Rinse Food Grade Homebrew Beer Wine Moonshine

Also: Star San (8 oz,16 oz ,32 oz) at CRAFT’R

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