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From William’s Brewing – Mash and Boil.

About… “Do you want to get into mashing but want something simple? The patent pending Brewer’s Edge® Mash & Boil makes it easy. No need for an outdoor burner, complicated brewing stand, or a 220 volt special circuit – it plugs into any 110 volt GFI household outlet. The Mash and Boil’s exclusive double wall stainless construction conserves heat to achieve a rolling boil with only 110 volts and 1600 watts, and its precise thermostat and internal sparging basket lets you mash and boil in the same vessel.

A typical brew day with the Mash & Boil begins with formulating your 5 gallon all grain recipe (up to 16 pounds of crushed grain can be mashed), and then heating your strike water to 162° F, the preset heat temperature. After 40 minutes or so, your strike water is 162° F, and you mix your crushed grain into the sparging basket already inside the Mash and Boil. The mash will cool to 152° or so, and then you set your thermostat to 150°, cover, and let mash for 1 hour. During this mash time you will need to separately heat 3 gallons of sparge water to 175° in a separate pot you provide. A thermometer hole is provided in the lid, in case you want to monitor the temperature of the top of the mash with any long probe analog or digital thermometer.

After one hour, lift the sparging bucket and lock on its included legs, and let the malt sugar drip into your Mash & Boil, which has now became a boiling pot. Turn the thermostat up to 218° F. and give it about 40 minutes to heat to a boil. During this time, ladle one gallon of hot sparge water at a time into the top of the sparging basket until you get to 5½ gallons. Now remove the grain basket, and when the boil begins, add your hops as per your recipe. Boil for 1 hour, and then cool with a suitable wort chiller (not included, our item E81 works well as does any immersion chiller that is up to 11″ in diameter). Or use the stainless valve with ½” hose barb to run the wort through your external chiller.

The Mash & Boil features an adjustable thermostat (switchable from Fahrenheit to Centigrade) with an adjustable run time preset at 3½ hours for safety. It also features a delayed start timer, so you can program the Mash and Boil to turn on up to 24 hours after setting. For example, load it with strike water, and have it set to be hot when you come home from work to save time. Intended for 5 gallon batches, maximum capacity is 7½ gallons. 28” tall closed, 40” tall with basket, 14” wide. A 5′ power cord is included.”

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Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil

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Set of Four Used 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs from AIH – $180, $45 Each w/stacking deals

Used Ball Lock 4 Pack a

Four pack of used 5 gallon ball lock kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing.  Each keg includes a brand new set of orings.  Kegs are pressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure.

As of this posting, these are selling for $196.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

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Set of Four 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – Used

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What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

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Ball Lock Kegs vs Pin Lock Kegs – What’s the Difference?

The containers we call Ball Lock and Pin Lock Kegs come from the soda industry.  Also called Cornelius Kegs, Corny Kegs and Corney Kegs, they were originally intended to store and distribute soda pre-mix.  The big soda companies decided on different style containers for their pre-mix.  Pepsi landed on the Ball Lock style while Coke uses the Pin Lock style.

Homebrewers have since re-purposed these as homebrew beer kegs.

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Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series) available in Kindle Edition

Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series) Kindle Edition

Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series) Kindle Edition by Jean-Xavier Guinard is part of the Classic Beer Style Series of books.  This title may also be available in print.

This book was originally released in 1990 as part of the Classic Beer Styles Series.  That series devotes and entire book to many beer styles.  For whatever reason this specific title went out of print.  Just this title, the rest, or most at least most of the rest of series, remained in print.  This led to some very interesting pricing.  Some sellers had stocks of brand new books.  Supply and demand took hold and it wasn’t uncommon to see this title sell for $100 or $200 or even more for a new copy.  Used copies were, and generally are, available for less, but still very expensive, at least in my opinion.  Finally, in 2016, this title was released on the Kindle platform and now, generally sells for what I would call a reasonable price.  Get the current price below.

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series) Kindle Edition


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Buy a Keg King Kegerator – get a FREE set of New William’s Brewing Drinking Jars + Hands on Review

The First Kegerator Designed For Homebrewers

Keg King Kegerators, the first line of Kegerators Designed for Homebrewers

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Intertap Brushed Stainless Faucet Towers
  • MKIII regulator to fit any standard C02 bottle
  • Built in Tower Cooling Fan with on off switch on front panel
  • CO2 Cylinder Bracket Holder (C02 bottle not included)
  • Removeable Glass holder to keep your beer glasses chilled inside
  • Beer and Gas Line with hose clamps
  • Intertap Multi Tool
  • Removeable Castor Wheels
  • Chrome Guard Rail
  • Drip Tray
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from William’s Brewing… “Keg King Series 4 Kegerators are the only kegerators designed specifically for the home brewer. They feature Intertap forward seal faucets, a tower cooling fan with a front panel on and off switch, an interior glass holder to keep chilled glasses handy, and a wide range thermostat adjustable from 26° to 82° F.

Intertap forward seal faucets come standard, mounted on a brushed 304 stainless tower. Besides being of extremely high quality, these are the only beer faucets that can be easily converted to a growler filler or stout faucet by just unscrewing the spout.

Cold does not rise. You will find that a beer tower elevated above a refrigerator will always remain warmer than the refrigerator, resulting in initial pours from the kegerator that are warm and foamy, followed by colder pours once you have dispensed a beer or two. At home this is a real problem, unless you pour beers in quick succession. The Keg King Series 4 is the only kegerator to include a tower cooling fan as standard equipment, and also feature a fan on/off switch on the front digital control panel. This way, to save energy and minimize fan noise, you can leave the tower cooling fan off except at times when you are dispensing beer.

When it is time to pour a glass, the Series 4 includes a handy glass holder inside to keep your beer glasses chilled. Just open the door and grab an ice cold glass and dispense. The glass holder holds both Belgian type stemmed glasses, and can also hold pint glasses. The glass holder can be removed, as it only allows you to have two 5 gallon and one 3 gallon or shorter keg inside at once.

The beauty of the Mark 4 is the extended range thermostat included. Unlike kegerators with standard 30° to 50° temperature ranges, the Mark 4 can be adjusted easily with the front panel digital display from 25° to 82° F (ambient temperature permitting), which means you can also use your kegerator as a fermentation chamber for ales in summer, a small refrigerator for food items, or even a wine cellar. The Mark 4 is easily convertible to a small refrigerator, and features an insulated plug to cover the tower hole, and a screw plug to seal the back gas line hole. In addition, a removable refrigerator shelf is included, and the drip tray and railing can both be removed for a smooth top. The door hinge is reversible.

 

1, 2 and 3 faucet models are available.  Check WB for up to the minute price and availability.

KEG KING MARK 4 KEGERATOR

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Brew Hardware HERMS Coil 50′ x 1/2″ 304 Stainless Steel – on sale for $124.99

HERMS COIL, 304 STAINLESS STEEL, 50' X 1/2" OD TUBING

50′ x 1/2″ HERMS Coil via Brew Hardware.  Made of 304 Stainless Steel

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

YOur HERMS coils are coiled in a local factory using 100% U.S. milled 304SS 1/2″ OD x .035″ wall tubing. Our standard coil diameter is 11.5″ outside diameter and the resulting coil ranges from 51-52 feet long at 10″ tall. Due the the lead in and out stems, the smallest pot diameter it will fit into is 12″ as long as the in/out fittings are above and below the coil.

This coil WILL fit into a converted 1/2BBL keg as long as the hole in the top is at least 12″ in diameter.

As pictured, our coils feature 90 Degree Cross Coil Bends meaning that he leads are bent approximately 90 degrees such that they cross the centerline of the coil. The result is a much easier install as the springiness of the coil allows for movement to line up to the bulkheads with ease. This configuration works with most of the install options you would want. However, if you have an application that would make better use of having the coil ends 90 degrees off axis from the bulkheads, such as using 90 degree compression fittings, you may request that we cut the leads off flush with the coil.

The minimum port to port distance we recommend is 9.5″ but you can stretch the coil to make it up to 14″ if you desire large gaps between coils.

Connectivity options:

First, there are a lot of ways to get a HERMS coil into a vessel and there are pros and cons like any other vessel bulkhead.

1. If you already have 1/2″ couplings welded in, that puts female 1/2″ NPT threads on the inside. You’ll need a pair of 1/2″ NPT x 1/2″ Tube Compression fittings to connect to the tubing.

2. If you are starting with a fresh tank with no holes or fittings, you can drill a pair of 13/16″ holes vertically spaced by 10-12″ and install our True Weldless Bulkheads (you need two) with 1/2″ Compression. This is the easiest and cleanest install possible without soldering or welding.

3. If the pot is unmodified and you would rather weld or solder, the best fitting for the job is the Pull Through Bulkhead with 1/2″ compression (you need two). You will drill a pair of 13/16″ holes, vertically spaced by 10 – 12″, then force the fitting through the hole using our pull through tool. With such a nice tight mechanical bond, they are a breeze to solder with our solder kits or fusion weld with a TIG machine with no (or very little) filler needed.

All these fitting options must be purchased separately as accessories seen on the right.

Note that nylon ferrules work well in locking onto these coils.

 

As of this posting, Brew Hardware has this on sale for $124.99.  That’s a $14.01 savings.   No Brew Hardware coupon or promo code is required.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

HERMS COIL, 304 STAINLESS STEEL, 50′ X 1/2″ OD TUBING

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400 Micron Stainless Steel Hop Filters – Choose from Three – $30 at Austin Homebrew Supply – stacks w/Free Shipping

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting a wide selection of gear by up to 30%.  No coupon code is necessary.  The lineup includes three models of stainless steel hop filters, two kettle style and one keg style.  All three are on sale for $30 each.  Check AHS for current availability and pricing.

Save up to 30% – 80+ items on sale

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Beer and Wine Filter Setup – $47.99 + Free Shipping

Beer Wine Filter Kit 5 Micron Home Brewing Clarification Corny Keg Connectors

Beer Wine Filter Kit 5 Micron Home Brewing Clarification Corny Keg Connectors

From the description: “Place this filter inline between two Corny kegs and use Co2 to push the unfiltered beer or wine through the filter and into a clean keg. Filter out particles down to 1 micron, which is considered fine filtration. This gives you nice, clear beer with no starch haze!  Filter spool is disposable. However, you can filter multiple kegs with one filter, and replacements are inexpensive!”

  • Fine Filtration – Filter out particles down to 1 micron for clearer beer!
  • Includes 10″ filter housing
  • Includes 1 Micron 10″ Spun Poly Sediment Filter
  • Includes 3′ of beverage line, clamps and two corny keg beverage couplers

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $47.99.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Beer Wine Filter Kit 5 Micron Home Brewing Clarification Corny Keg Connectors

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$16 off $100 at AIH!

For a limited time, Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting select orders of $100 or more by $16.   No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.

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40 Plate Wort Chiller – $134.99 + Free Shipping

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

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.

40 Plate Wort Chiller.  1/2″ MPT Wort in/out, and 3/4″ MPT Water in/out.  Tips from MoreBeer: “We recommend back flushing your plate chillers right after every use to help ensure that they’re clean and bacteria free prior to the next batch. To make sure, you may want to run boiling water through the wort plates prior to use.”

40 Plate Counterflow Wort Chiller WC115 – $159.99 $134.99 + Free Shipping

This already ships for free as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Promo.  Grab your next recipe kit – See: BrewMaster Series [See: Brewing Pliny], some gear, something that’s on sale or clearance to maximize free shipping.

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