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Heat Resistant Mitt for Tending Starters & Brew Day… $6.59 w/Instant Coupon

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

Heat Resistant Mitt by G & F.  Made of DuPont Nomex and Kevlar.  Heat and flame resistant.  Silicone palm to provide additional heat resistant and to aid with grip.  Fits right or left hand.

I use a similar type of glove (Ove Glove) when I’m making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask.  It’s really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.

These are also handy on brew day for handling hot (but not wet) ball valves and such.

Before someone brings this up: These are not waterproof. Along those lines, I wouldn’t suggest that you stick your hand in hot wort with one of these on. Or, without one of these on for that matter. I guess the take away here is… don’t stick your hand in hot wort. :)

8/27/15 6:54 PM Central: This has recently sold for as much as $11.36.  It has dropped to $8.23.  That in and of itself is the best historical Amazon price I found.  If you click the “Click Coupon & Save” button the price drops another 20% (during checkout) to $6.59.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Whammo.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation · StirStarter Stir Plate

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Kegging System · The Great Grain Sale · HBC 438 Exp

Last Chance… Heretic Shallow Grave Porter on Sale – All Grain and Extract

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New Release: The Craft Beer Kitchen – Paperback and Kindle

The Craft Beer Kitchen: A Fresh and Creative Approach to Cooking with Be

The Craft Beer Kitchen was just (8/25/15) recently released.  It includes sections on.. Beer Glassware, Pairing Guide, Cheese and Beer Pairing, Breakfast and Brunch, Appetizers Salads and Soups, Poultry and Meat, Pasta Rice and Dumpling and Desserts.  In all it includes over 101 recipes for cooking with beer.

The title is available in paperback and only the Kindle Platform.

The Craft Beer Kitchen: A Fresh and Creative Approach to Cooking with Beer

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

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.

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Kegging System · The Great Grain Sale · HBC 438 Exp

Last Chance… Heretic Shallow Grave Porter on Sale – All Grain and Extract

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SainSonic Refractometer… $20.98

SainSonic Refractometer for Measuring Sugar Content for Beer or Wine

SainSonic Refractometer for taking wort and must sugar content readings.  ATC (Automatic Temperature Correction).  Tool-less calibration.  Reads in degrees Brix.  0 to 32 degree Brix Range.  .2% resolution and .2% accuracy.

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.

8/27/15 12:30 PM Central;  This highly rated refractometer is selling for just $20.98.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

SainSonic Refractometer for Measuring Sugar Content for Beer or Wine

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Kegging System · The Great Grain Sale · HBC 438 Exp

Last Chance… Heretic Shallow Grave Porter on Sale – All Grain and Extract

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$10 Credit with Amazon $50 Gift Card Purchase + Recent Amazon Finds

amazon gift card

I’m a bit fuzzy on the details of this promotion but the meat of it is… get a free $10 Amazon Credit when you purchase $50 in Amazon Gift Cards.

You may not be eligible for this promotion if you’ve taken part in a similar promotion… like me.  I’m ineligible.  That’s one of the reasons I’m not exactly sure what the dealio is.

Apparently you need to use coupon code 0815GCARDS to get the deal.  If this works for you, I’d love to hear more about it.  For now I’m going to say.. YMMV – Your mileage may vary.

Update: HBF Reader David says.. “It worked – THANKS!!  I did the $50 gift card order and got a notice that I will receive the $10 bonus by email within 3 days.”

Anyway… Check it out – Here

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Kegging System · The Great Grain Sale · HBC 438 Exp

Last Chance… Heretic Shallow Grave Porter on Sale – All Grain and Extract

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Heads Up: Induction Cooktop Coming Up on Lightning Deals

Ivation 1800 Watt Portable Induction Countertop Cooktop Burner, Easy Clean Full Glass Top w/Touch Button Control

Ivation 1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop.  Flameless cooking station.  Touch control panel.  10 programmable power levels.  Safety Features… Child Lock System, Pan Detection w/Auto-Off if No Cookware is Detected for 60 Seconds, Diagnostic Error Message System, Low & High Voltage Warning System, FCC and ETL Certified.

Possible uses include: Boiling wort in your brew kettle, getting strike water up to temperature and maintaining mash temperatures.

8/27/15 9:15 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at 10 AM Central for Prime Members and 10:30 AM for everyone.

Ivation 1800 Watt Portable Induction Countertop Cooktop Burner, Easy Clean Full Glass Top w/Touch Button Control

Related5 Most Recent Kettle Finds

Also ConsiderLightning Deals

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Kegging System · The Great Grain Sale · HBC 438 Exp

Last Chance… Heretic Shallow Grave Porter on Sale – All Grain and Extract

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Rival Vacuum Sealer – Preserving Hops and Other Ingredients… $29.88!

Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000 Vacuum Sealer

Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000 Vacuum Sealer from Seal-a-Meal.  Press/Hold Release System.  Removable drip tray.  Fits 8-inch, 11-inch, quart and gallon heat-seal bags and rolls.  Compact design.  Seal indicator light.

Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?  Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

8/27/15 8:11 AM Central: We featured this back in mid August at $39.99.  It’s dropped another $10.11 to $29.88.  That’s just 4 cents off the best historical Amazon price I found.  This is a great deal.  Shipping is also free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000 Vacuum Sealer

Related: 5 Most Recent Hop Finds

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – $124 + Free Shipping

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel

Used 5 gallon whiskey barrel made from American white oak.  Charred on the inside.  Includes barrel stand and stopper.  Use to age your homebrew in to impart whiskey and oak flavor.

8/17/15 11:07 PM Central: These have dropped $65 from $189 to $124.  They also ship for free.  Pricing seems to fluctuate a fair bit so, check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrel

Also: Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter · Stouts and Porters · Bourbon Staves

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Kegging System · The Great Grain Sale · HBC 438 Exp

Last Chance… Heretic Shallow Grave Porter on Sale – All Grain and Extract

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