It’s a Great Time to Start Homebrewing! Homebrew Equipment Kit + Free Recipe Kit – $69.59! + Free Shipping

Beginning Homebrew Kit

Brewer’s Best Beer Brewing Equipment Kit via Adventures in Homebrewing

  • 6.5 Gallon “Ale Pail” Primary Fermenter with Drilled & Grommeted Lid
  • 6.5 Gallon “Ale Pail” Bottling Bucket with Bottling Spigot
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser
  • Airlock
  • Auto Siphon
  • Bottling Set-up
  • Instruction Manual
  • Hydrometer and Test Jar
  • Bottle Brush
  • Twin Lever Capper
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer

+ Your Choice of recipe kit (several options to choose from) and Free Safale US-05 Yeast

As of this posting, AIH has this on sale for $79.99.  Shipping is also free to the lower 48 US States.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Stacks With:  AIH has a 13% off sale going on that applies to most orders of $49 or more.  That makes this combo just $69.59 and you still get free shipping and a free recipe kit.

Beginning Homebrew Kit

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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MiiR 64oz Heritage Vacuum Insulated Stainless Growler – $16.49, Save 59%!

64oz Heritage Growler

As of this posting MiiR is discounting a wide selection of gear as part of an end of summer sale.  The lineup includes double wall stainless steel growlers and more. Check MiiR for current pricing and availability.

This sale brings the 64oz Heritage Growler vacuum insulated growler down to just $16.49.  That’s a whopping 59% discount

MiiR End of Summer Sale | 64 oz Heritage Growler

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SMARTRO Instant Reader Digital Thermometer – Lightning Deal

SMARTRO ST43 Meat Thermometer Instant Read Cooking Food Thermometer Digital Touch-Screen Thermometer for Candy, BBQ, Kitchen, Grilling, Smoker

SMARTRO ST43 Meat Thermometer Instant Read Cooking Food Thermometer Digital Touch-Screen Thermometer for Candy, BBQ, Kitchen, Grilling, Smoker

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

  • ACCURATE & INSTANT READ THERMOMETER: The kitchen thermometer quick responses in 2 seconds and measures accurate food temperature within 3-7 seconds. Find out the exact temperature of your food in a second! No longer need to struggle with overcooked or undercooked meat. The SMARTRO food thermometer is here to make your life 100% easier!
  • LARGER BACKLIT DISPLAY & TOUCH SCREEN: Sensitive touch ON/OFF button. Short press the button to hold/ unlock hold current temperature reading when using. Auto-shut off to save battery life if readout stays for 13 minutes. 1.8″ large display, easy to read temperature.It makes barbecue and picnic easier and more convenient at night.
  • LONG & THIN FOLDABLE PROBE: The 3.4’’ probe, made of food-grade 304 stainless steel, is splash-proof, high-temp resistant which makes it a professional restaurant chef gadget tool. Will help quickly and safely get the internal temperature of any cooked food. With wide measuring range – 20~250°C (-4°F ~482°F), this kitchen thermometer can be used to test the temperature of meat, pork, beef, chicken, turkey, fish, casseroles, ham, lamb, candy, coffee, tea, or baby milk etc.
  • CONVENIENT IN USE: The SMARTRO ergonomic, compact and practical, digital meat thermometer is the perfect gift for your loved ones. It’s extremely easy to use and clean, it displays temperatures in Fahrenheit or Celsius and it can be used while cooking, brewing, grilling, baking, frying, smoking, roasting, steaming or BBQs! Plus, we ship it in a deluxe gift box, so you don’t have to worry about wrapping it!

 

8/20/18 6:30 PM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at 7:19 PM Central for Prime Members and 30 minutes later for all. Shipping to most US addresses should also be free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Note: Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

SMARTRO ST43 Meat Thermometer Instant Read Cooking Food Thermometer Digital Touch-Screen Thermometer for Candy, BBQ, Kitchen, Grilling, Smoker


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10′ – 1/2″ ID x 3/4″ OD High Temp Silicone Tubing – $16.99, $1.70/ft!

Silicone Tubing, 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD, 1/8" Wall - 10 Feet

Silicone Tubing, 1/2″ ID, 3/4″ OD, 1/8″ Wall – 10 Feet


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

  • Flexible tubing for air, water, food, and beverage – durometer: 50A
  • Semi-transparent silicone rubber – will withstand repeated use and sterilization
  • Meets fda requirements for use with food contact surfaces. Odorless, tasteless, and inert
  • Good electrical and weather ability properties – resists u.V., ozone, gases, and moisture
  • Silicone tubing, 1/2″id, 3/4″od, 1/8″wall – 10 feet

Use for transferring water and wort on brew day and more.

8/20/18 6 PM Central: This is selling for just $16.99. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Silicone Tubing, 1/2″ ID, 3/4″ OD, 1/8″ Wall – 10 Feet – multiple lengths available


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Nordic Ice Reusable Long-Lasting Gel Pack, 24 oz – $2.09 + free add on shipping + Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs

Nordic Ice NOR1006 Reusable Long-Lasting 24 Oz Gel Pack by Nordic Ice


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

  • Provides reliable temperature sensitive protection for the safe transport of food, pharmaceuticals, medical products and more
  • Biodegradable and non-toxic
  • Freezes Solid
  • Recyclable Poly Film
  • Made in the USA

8/20/18 5 PM Central: This has dropped to just $2.09. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Nordic Ice NOR1006 Reusable Long-Lasting Gel Pack, 24 oz


Also: Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs


Reader Tip: 60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container [Grain Storage] – $26.87 via Sam’s Club

Thanks to HBF Reader Lars for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.  They are food grade, airtight and pest proof.  They also have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  The 60 lb size easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.

As of this posting Sam’s Club has the 60 lb size for just $26.87.  Note: Membership is required to purchase.  Buy online to reserve yours and the select in store pickup to skip the shipping charges. 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 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

Gamma Vault Stackable 60 lb. Airtight Pet Food Container

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

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Hands on Review: BouncerMD Inline Beer Filter!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

BouncerMD “Mac Daddy” Inline Filter

As popular as unfiltered beer is right now, there are still a lot of times in the brewing process when you want to filter your in-process beer to some degree. For me, it’s hop trub when transferring from the kettle to the fermentor. Dry hopping can also get you unwanted debris when transferring into your keg. You’ve got process options like whirlpooling or gear additions like bazooka screens for inside your kettle. The Bouncer filter is another option you can add to your toolbox.

Course filter on the left, Fine filter on the right

The Bouncer filter is like a miniature version of a home water filter. There’s a plastic housing that has inlet and outlet ports, and a clear plastic body that holds the stainless mesh filter screen and screws onto the main housing. The filter screen is made of stainless steel and nylon, and comes in two different mesh sizes. The coarse filter is 20 squares per inch (915 microns), and the fine filter is 50 squares per inch (305 microns).

The Bouncer itself also comes in two sizes- Normal and Mac Daddy. The Normal size comes with barbed fittings to hook up your 3/8” ID transfer hose. The Mac Daddy comes with two sets of fittings- one for 3/8” ID hose and the other 1/2″ ID hose so you can select whatever size matches your siphon or brew kettle valve. The larger Mac Daddy filter also gives you 224% more filter surface area than the base model.

The filter unit is rated for temperatures up to 150F. That means it’s good post-chilling, but not suitable for the hot inlet side into a plate chiller for example. Another creative use of the filter is as a Randall to infuse hops or other ingredient flavors into your beer when serving. More on that in my hands on trial below.

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Stainless Steel Brutus Stand with Cast Iron Burners – THREE stacking promos

Brutus Stand with Cast Iron Burners

Brutus Stand with Cast Iron Burners from Adventures in Homebrewing

  • All welded 2″ squared stainless steel tube frame construction
  • 3 hp cast iron burners (colors may vary) connected to one chamber to be connected to a 30 psi propane regulator with stainless steel hose via Banjo Burner Orifice
  • Legs feature 2 rolling industrial casters and 2 locking industrial casters

Deal #1: As of this posting, this system is on sale for $1039.99.  That’s a $260 savings.  Check AiH for full selection and pricing information.

Deal #2:  AIH has a 13% off sale going on that applies to most orders of $49 or more.  That saves you another $135.20 or $395.20 in all.

Deal #3: Adventures in Homebrewing offers the equivalent of 5% back through their rewards program.  You’ll get the equivalent of 5% back to use toward a future purchase.  This system earns about 904 points with the discounts.  That equates to about $45.20 in credit toward a future purchase.

Brutus Stand with Cast Iron Burners

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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[3 Pack] Safale s-04 English Yeast – $9.17, $3.06 Each + free prime ship

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3 Pack of Fermentis Safale S-04.  English Ale Yeast Strain.


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

  • Ideal for a wide variety of styles of American and European origin
  • Settles quickly to form a compact sediment layer resulting in brilliantly Clear beer
  • A fast fermenting yeast that Produces complex ales with a well-rounded character

“A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.”


8/20/18 1 PM Central: This three pack is selling for $9.17. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Safale S-04 (3 ct.11.5 g Packs)


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

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Water Hardness Test Strips – $4.99, Save $10 via William’s Brewing

Water Hardness Test Strips

Water Hardness Test Strips from William’s Brewing.  About: “Package of 50 white plastic-backed paper test strips with instructions and a color chart. These read total hardness from 0 – 500 parts per million. A good way to see how much total hardness your water has before deciding whether to add gypsum (gypsum adds about 163ppm of hardness per teaspoon when added to 5 gallons).”

As of this posting, William’s Brewing has these marked down $10 to just $4.99.  Check out the product page for current price and availability.

Water Hardness Test Strips

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