Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI] – $10.44 + Building a Spunding Valve

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT by Control Devices.

This valve is the heart of my Spunding Valve build.  It is essentially a manually adjustable pressure relief valve.  This one is adjustable from 0 to 100 PSI.  There is no homebrewing-related situation I’m aware of that would have you at 100 PSI.  Generally you’d be at or below 30 PSI.  As always, you’ll want to ensure that all components in your system (kegs, tubing, etc) are rated for your desired pressure.  Also, always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines.

5/22/18 9 PM Central: This has dropped to $10.44.  That’s the lowest price I can recall going back at least a couple of years.  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

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT


See: Build a Spunding Valve for more information and additional configuration options

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5 lbs Maltodextrin – $10.73 – $2.15 per lb + Free Prime Ship

Maltodextrin - 5 lb Bag

Maltodextrin – 5 lb Bag


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

  • Sugar that is not fermentable by standard beer yeast
  • Used to increase body, mouth feel, head formation and head retention
  • 5 lb (2.26 kg)

5/22/18 2 PM Central: This is selling for just $10.73.  That figures to about $2.15 per lb. 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. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Maltodextrin – 5 lb Bag


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Rare Discount Opportunity -15% Off Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettles + My Hands on Review

blichmann kettle dealBlichmann G2 Kettles come in a variety of sizes and configurations.  They are tricked out and designed for homebrewing.  They includes a sight gauge, thermometer, revolutionary valve design and more.  Check out my review… Hands on Review – Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 Kettles!

eBay Sale: eBay is discounting select sellers 15% when you use coupon code PMEMDAY with a minimum $50 purchase.  There is some fine print, but this discount combined with some of the great deals we’ve identified, has the makings of some outstanding deals.  The maximum discount is $50 and the coupon code can only be used one time per account.  You can add multiple items to your eBay cart and use the coupon on the combined purchase.  Full Details: 15% off at eBay.  Some participating sellers to consider: Lion Brewing SolutionsHullabaloo Brew and Hop Heaven.  This is a great chance to get a deal on MAP items.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Priced.  Retailers generally carry this merchandise at the same price and cannot discount it.  This type of a sale is a rare loophole that allows you to beat MAP pricing.  Want to make sure these kettles are at MAP (pre-discount pricing)?  Check out MoreBeer, to my knowledge they carry Blichmann kettles at MAP – search g2+kettle

Search Lion Brewing Solutions for G2 Kettles

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15% Off eBay! + Lots of Great Homebrew Deals!

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

eBay has a short sale going on where they are taking 15% off most items when you use coupon code PMEMDAY with a minimum $50 purchase.  The maximum discount is $50 and the coupon code can only be used one time per account – full details.  You can add multiple items to your eBay cart and use the coupon on the combined purchase.  Note that this only applies to select eBay stores.  It is not site wide.  The great news… Three of our favorites are participating – Lion Brewing SolutionsHullabaloo Brew and Hop Heaven.  This is a great chance to get a deal on MAP items (lots are carried by Lion Brewing Solutions).  MAP = Minimum Advertised Priced.  Retailers generally carry this merchandise at the same price and cannot discount it.  This type of a sale is a rare loophole that allows you to beat MAP pricing.

15% Off at eBay!

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6′ Folding Table [Brew Day Work Table] – $41.97, 40% off list + Free Shipping

6′ Fold in half table by Cosco Industries Inc.  Moisture proof top for weather resistance.  Easy to clean surface.  Lightweight and easy to carry.  Non-marring legs to protect floor services.


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

  • Secure Lock – Keeps table closed when transporting
  • Comfort Handle – Comfortable to carry when folded and locked
  • All Season Table Top – Indoor and Outdoor Use
  • Lightweight – 25.5 pounds makes this table easy to carry
  • Folded Dimensions of 36.5″(L) x 29.6″(D) x 3″(H) – Makes for easy transportation and storage when not in use

Note from HBF:  This has folding legs and then the entire table folds in half to easy and compact storage.  I use a similar table as a brew day work table to hold ingredients, (not hot or too heavy) gear, recipes, notes and odds and ends.

5/22/18 4 PM Central: This is on sale for $41.97.  That’s a 40% discount from list. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Cosco Products Centerfold Folding Table, 6-Feet, Black


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Make Your Own Stir Plate: 3D Printed Stir Plate Magnet Mounting-Thingy! + 10% Off at Shapeways

3D Printed Stir Plate

In my quest to build a stir plate using a computer cooling type fan, I found that the most difficult part of getting that to work well was mounting the magnets properly.  I settled on two magnets and in spite of several attempts I was unable to get an efficient (or even stable) mount for the magnets.  Magnet alignment is an important part of stir plate design.  Uneven or mis-spaced magnets mean easily thrown stir bars and poor performance.

I decided to design and print a 3D printed mounting aid to make magnet mounting easier and more precise.  I’ve since dubbed this the HBF Stir Plate Mounting-Thingy.  In my opinion, it turned out pretty amazing.

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Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo – $29.99 on Massdrop

About the Javelin Tools Pro:  Fast 3 second readings, Accurate to within less than 1 deg F, 2″ Ant-fog LCD display.  Motion activated backlight.  Ambidextrous design.  Integrated magnet for storage.  IP65 splash resistant rating.

As of this posting, deals site Massdrop has this for $29.99.  Because of Massdrops agreements with retailers, a free account is required to see or buy this.  Check Massdrop for current price and availability.

Lavatools Javelin Pro on Massdrop

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3,000 Gram Capacity Digital Scale w/.1 Gram Resolution, Stainless Platform – coming up on Lightning Deals

AMIR Digital Kitchen Scale, 3000g 0.01oz/0.1g Pocket Cooking Scale, Mini Food Scale, Pro Jewelry Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare & PCS Functions, Stainless Steel, Batteries Included (Black)

AMIR Digital Kitchen Scale, 3000g 0.01oz/0.1g Pocket Cooking Scale, Mini Food Scale, Pro Jewelry Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare & PCS Functions, Stainless Steel, Batteries Included

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

  • Large Weighing Range & Refined Accuracy: AMIR digital pocket kitchen scale manufactured with advanced high precision sensors to provide you refined accuracy up to a large weight range of 1g-3000g, 0.01oz/ 0.1g. Easy to clean and use, make it an ideal to measure jewelry, medicine, and cooking ingredients with high precision.
  • Multi-Functions: Built with a clear blue back-lit LCD screen, the digital mini scale can converts measurement units in seconds between g, oz, ozt, dwt, ct, and gn. Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protector or scale tray. Meet your demand of measuring different things.
  • Smart Button Functions: The PCS function enables you pieces counting such as pins, beads, screws; The T function will provide a net weight; The M function helps you choose the proper unit. The switch time can be set to 60″, 120″ and 180″. Besides, it can alerts users for low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement.
  • Quality Materials: The Smart Digital Pocket Scale is crafted to be strong, accurate, fast, and user-friendly. Constructed with a high-quality stainless steel platform, this digital kitchen scale is durable and easy to clean. 2 AAA batteries included.

 

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.

3,000 grams is about 6.6 lbs.  Considering that and the .1 gram resolution, consider using this scale for hops, smaller amounts of grains/specialty grains, other brewing ingredients and more.  If you’re looking for something for water salts, consider the AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale [Review]

5/22/18 1:30 PM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at 2:10 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.

AMIR Digital Kitchen Scale, 3000g 0.01oz/0.1g Pocket Cooking Scale, Mini Food Scale, Pro Jewelry Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare & PCS Functions, Stainless Steel, Batteries Included

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Reader Tip: Milwaukee Instruments MA871 Digital Refractometer w/Padded Case – $135 + Free Shipping + Hands on Review

Thanks to Facebook Friend Michael [connect with HBF on Facebook] for this tip!41dcFnROE0L._SX425_

MA871 Digital Refractometer by Milwaukee Instruments.  Includes padded protective padded box.

Check out our Hands on Review of the MA871

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.

5/16/18 1 PM Central: This combo is selling for $135. That’s an outstanding deal for a digital refractometer.  Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Milwaukee Instruments MA871-BOX Digital Brix Sugar Refractometer for General Measurements with Protective Padded


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4 x 1 Gallon Glass Jugs and Caps [Small Fermenters, Growlers, Star San Storage] – back at $10.99 – OOS, but orderable

4 x 1 gallon glass jugs with 38 mm metal screw caps.

Possible homebrew uses… Large growler (double traditional size), store Star San [Related: tar San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines], use for yeast starters, use for small batch fermentation.

5/22/18 2 PM Central: These are selling for just $10.99.  For some pricing clarity 4 of these cost the same as 1.  This is 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 orderNote: These are currently out of stock but order-able.  Order now to reserve yours at this stellar price and Amazon will ship them as soon as they’re available.  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

Home Brew Ohio MN-TF9E-S1RA-MP Glass Water Bottle, Includes 38 mm Metal Screw Cap, 1 gal Capacity (Pack of 4)

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