RSG-100ATC Dual Scale Refractometer w/ATC – $18.99 Shipped

The RSG-100ATC refractometer reads in both Brix and Gravity.  It also features ATC – automatic temperature compensation.

Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew

RSG-100ATC Refractometer.  Dual Scale, Reads 0-32% Brix & 1.000-1.130 Wort Specific Gravity.  .2% Brix/.001 Specific Gravity Resolution.  Accuracy: +/-0.2% Brix and +/-0.001 Wort Specific Gravity.  ATC from 10-30’C (50-86’F).

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! :)

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

2/7/16 5:20 PM Central: This highly rated refractometer is selling for just $14.  Shipping is $4.99.  That makes it $18.99 shipped.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew

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Long Pipette Sampler

300 mm/11.8″ long transfer pipettes.  I have these.  They work great for grabbing refractometer samples.  They are long enough to grab a refractometer sample from a 5 gallon batch in a Speidel 7.9 Gallon Fermenter.

Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100)

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$25 Off $125 at Northern Brewer – Today Only

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Today only, Northern Brewer is discounting most orders of $125 or more (a few exclusions do apply) by $25.  Use coupon code SUPER to get the savings.

Grab the full details – Take $25 Off Orders Over $125!

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Start Homebrewing… Personal Home Brewery Equipment Kit – $59 Shipped

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Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

More Info

from MoreBeer…

If you’ve always dreamed of making your very own beer in the comfort of your own home, MoreBeer! has the starter kit for you. Our simple and affordable Personal Home Brewing Kit #1 Standard will make two full cases of delicious, home-brewed beer, and it won’t break the bank in the process. If you’ve never brewed before and you want to get a feel for the process, this is the kit to use.

The Personal Home Brewery Kit #1 Standard contains everything that you’ll need to start brewing, other than a kettle, the bottles and ingredients.  You can use a large kitchen kettle and then recycle bottles from commercial beer to fill these voids.  It does come with the fermenter, bottling bucket, vinyl tubing, a thermometer, a hydrometer and a number of other essentials for creating a tasty home brew. By following the straightforward instructions in the included home beer-making book, you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert brewer in no time!

Includes:

  • Bottle of Star San Sanitizer (4oz)
  • 3/8” Plastic Bottle Filler
  • Bag of Bottle Caps (1/4lb)
  • Bottle Capper
  • Reusable Mesh Steeping or Hop Bags
  • Home Beermaking Book
  • Bottle Brush
  • Plastic Bucket Fermenter with Spigot
  • Plastic Bottling/Sanitation Bucket with Spigot
  • Bucket Lid with Hole
  • Airlock
  • Rubber Stopper with Hole (Fits Bucket Lid)
  • Hydrometer
  • Hydrometer Jar
  • 5ft Vinyl Transfer Tubing
  • 5 inch long dial thermometer (read the full description)

 

Personal Home Brewery Kit #1 – Standard BRKIT1 $74 $59 + Free Shipping

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

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BeerSmith 2 – Activation Key – $19.99 + New 2016 Hops, Yeast, Misc & Grains Add Ons

BEERSMITH 2

Electronic Activation Key for BeerSmith 2 for $19.99 (with electronic delivery) via Brew Hardware.

More about BeerSmith

Features:

  • Take the guesswork out of home brewing using the gold standard for recipe design
  • The new BeerSmith 2 was redesigned from the ground up with a modern, graphical interface
  • Tabbed browsing lets you work with multiple tools and recipes at the same time
  • Build recipes by selecting ingredients from our preloaded database of hundreds of ingredients
  • Download new recipes and ingredients (add-ons) from within the program
  • Does dozens calculations for you: estimates color, gravity, bitterness, and more
  • Shows step-by-step instructions for any recipe
  • Inventory, shopping list, calendar and folders help you organize your brewing
  • Over a dozen stand alone brewing tools including our new yeast starter calculator
  • Supports metric, english and imperial units
  • Available for the first time on Macintosh (Intel platforms) as well as Windows 7, Vista and XP

 

BEERSMITH 2 – $19.99 with electronic delivery

New BeerSmith 2016 Add-ons for Hops, Yeast, Misc and Grains.  Brad Smith recently announced the availability of a series of new add-ons for BeerSmith.  These new add ons  feature over 170 new yeasts, 32 hop varieties and 48 Misc items plus updates for Avangard, Bairds, Muntons and Rahr malts.

Installing 2016 Add-Ons

from Brad Smith…

I’m happy to announce a series of new add-ons for BeerSmith Desktop. The new add-ons feature over 170 new yeasts, 32 hop varieties and 48 Misc items plus updates for Avangard, Bairds, Muntons and Rahr malts.

Thanks largely to the efforts of fellow brewer Brian Young, we now have most of the latest hops, yeast and misc updates available as easy add-ons in BeerSmith. The names of the new add-ons are listed below.

To download the add-ons in BeerSmith desktop, go to File->Add-ons and click on theAdd button, then select the add-on and click Install:

  • Hop Update 2016 (48 items)
  • Yeast Update 2016 (178 items)
  • Misc Update 2016 (48 items)
  • Avangard Malts (5 items)
  • Bairds Malts (15 items)
  • Muntons Malts (17 items)
  • Rahr Malts (7 items)

 

Flat Rate (with $150 order) and Free Shipping (with $299 order) options are available.

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Entry Ends Soon: Win an Inkbird Dual Stage Temperature Controller

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Itc-301T by Inkbird.  Digital Dual Stage Pre-Wired Temperature Controller with 6 Timers.

Dual stage means that the Itc-310T 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.  Maximum output is 1,100 watt at 120 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

This controller is similar to the Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor – [Review] with some notable differences including the fact that the 310T has a timer feature that allows you to program 6 temperatures in 6 periods of time.  That plays well with changing fermentation and conditioning temperatures during fermentation.  The 310T is also is rated for 1,100 Watts vs 1,000 Watts for the 308.

Inkbird Itc-310T 1100W Pre-wired Digital Dual Stage Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostats with Time Controller

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Win an Inkbird Itc-310T!  Inkbird is giving away a free Itc-310T to one HBF Reader residing in the United States or Canada.  This controller will be shipped directly from Inkbird to the winner.

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Official Rules:

  1. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.  Shipping is also free.
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CM Becker In Line Flow Compensator – Save $10 + Perlick Sale

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CM Becker In Line Flow Control Compensator via MoreBeer.

When you put a beer on tap the carbonation level is a function of temperature and CO2 pressure.  In a nutshell… higher carbonation levels (or temperatures) require higher CO2 pressures.  See: Balancing Your Draft System for more info.

Higher CO2 pressures need to be offset with appropriate resistance.  A Hefeweizen at 20 PSI isn’t going to serve well with your typical 5′ of beer line.  You need to add stuff to produce resistance so that when you’re beer hits the air it’s not speeding like a rocket ship toward your glass.  Many times that’s done by increasing tubing lengths.  That can work but does have some down sides.  Chief among those, at least to me, is you can end up having a good amount of beer sitting in those lines.  Temperatures are usually higher toward the top of your kegerator [See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan], so that means your first pint is still going to be foamy.  This also results in some guesswork and requires that you swap tubing out when you change carbonation levels.

This allows you to restrict flow to reduce foam without the need for additional tubing or a specific faucet.  You use the provided Allen wrench to adjust resistance.  This means no adding additional tubing on a beer beer or carbonation level basis.  Easy to disassemble for cleaning

More Info

from MoreBeer

Add the perfect amount of restriction to any beer line to reduce foam. Eliminates the need for flow control in the faucet itself. Great for use in Jockey Boxes or anywhere you are serving beverages with varying levels of carbonation.

If you are currently using a long length of tubing to increase restriction you can now shorten your tubing. A shorter line holds less beer. Beer that is stored in the line tends to warm up quicker, adding to foaming issues, and is more likely to stale from bacteria present in the line.

  • Adjust flow with an included Allen wrench (keeps unauthorized people from adjusting the unit)
  • Eliminate foam from beer or slow down / speed up other beverages
  • Fix systems with issues without having to replace lines or faucets
  • Take the guesswork out of line restriction.  You can use shorter lines and still have perfect restriction.  You can also use larger ID lines and adjust as necessary.
  • Easy to disassemble for cleaning, clear body for easy monitoring
  • Made in Germany by CM Becker from Food grade plastic and stainless steel parts!
  • Comes Equipped with 2 x 3/16″ Barbs
  • Easy to install to any existing beer line (cut line and install two clamps)

 

CM Becker In Line Flow Control Compensator D1235$49.99 $39.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

MoreBeer Also has Perlick Faucets On Sale…

Perlick Faucet – Stainless D1218 – $57.99 $39.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

Perlick Faucet – Flow Control D1221 – $59.99 $49.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

At $49.95 it’s not what I would consider cheap.  You can get a Perlick with Flow Control built in for about that price.  The inline does have some advantages.  It will work with any faucet and it requires a tool to adjust resistance.

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36″ Stainless Steel Paddle – $16.99, Best Price

King Kooker 3604 36-Inch Stainless Steel Paddle

36″ Stainless Steel Paddle by King Kooker.  4.75″ stirring end.  Durable.

You could use this as… a mash or kettle paddle

2/6/16 8:30 PM Central: This has dropped to $16.99.  That’s the best historical Amazon price I found.  Shipping is also free with Prime For a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

King Kooker 3604 36-Inch Stainless Steel Paddle

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