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1 Gallon Commercial Pitcher for Brew Day – $10.56, Best Price

Crestware 4-Quart Aluminum Liquid Measures

I have two nearly identical pitchers.  There are several equipment purchases that I look back on and say… I’m really glad I got that, it’s made a big difference. This pitcher, is one of those. I went from a mish-mash of too small plastic pitchers, found around the house, that bent under the weight of wort, dripped and leached who knows what into my beer to two of these babies! What a difference.

These sturdy pitchers hold a full gallon and are food safe at high temps. The lip around the top minimizes drips.  I use these for vorlaufing/recirculating, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.

1/31/15 6:29 PM Central: This pitcher has dropped to $10.56.  That’s the best historical Amazon price I can find.  Compare to this model pitcher.  Ships free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Crestware 4-Quart Aluminum Liquid Measures

Pinned: Inkbird Temp Controller · Free Scale · $35 Pin Lock · Thermapen Open Box Sale!

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Dual Scale Refractometer w/Corrected Scale – $24.99

The RSG-100ATC refractometer reads in both Brix and Gravity.  This refractometer features a corrected scale and ATC (automatic temperature compensation).

What is a corrected scale?  Read on.

Gravity to Brix Accuracy
Typical dual scale refractometers use a linear 4 x gravity to Brix conversion.  That’s fine and dandy up until around 1.049.  At that point this linear scale starts to become inaccurate.  Brix 11 does equal 1.044, but Brix 12 does not equal 1.048.  It is 1.049.  It’s only 1 point off here, but up at Brix 24, it’s up to 5 points off.  Brix 24 equals 1.101 not 1.096.

All this to say that this model of refractometer uses a more accurate, non-linear gravity to Brix scale.

From the manufacturer: “This is the only inexpensive Wort SG to be corrected. The only other corrected refrafractometers in existence are the BREWfractometer and the BREWfractometer Extreme.”

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.

  • Grab this Refractometer & measure your pre-fermented Wort in seconds with just DROPS of wort
  • Dual Scale Refractometer: 0-32% Brix & 1.000-1.130 Wort Specific Gravity
  • Scale Resolution: 0.2% Brix and 0.001 Wort Specific Gravity
  • Accuracy: +/-0.2% Brix and +/-0.001 Wort Specific Gravity
  • Comes with Automatic Temperature Compensation from 10-30′C(50-86′F)

1/31/15 6:30 PM: This refractometer is selling for $24.99.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  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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I recently picked up these transfer pippettes.  They are a whopping 300 mm/11.8″ Long.  After using these for one beer, I can tell you that 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)

Pinned: Inkbird Temp Controller · Free Scale · $35 Pin Lock · Thermapen Open Box Sale!

Recent Amazon Finds:

10 Gallon Stainless Kettle with Ball Valve – $131.31 Shipped

Bayou Classic 1040 Stainless 10-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid

40 Quart/10 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle from Bayou Classic.  Includes kettle, lid and 1/2″ Stainless ball valve.

1/31/15 6:09 PM Central: This highly rated combo has dropped to $131.31 (it’s recently sold for over $160).  that’s just 47 cents off the best historical price I can find.  Shipping is free.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Bayou Classic 1040 Stainless 10-Gallon Stockpot with Spigot and Vented Lid

Pinned: Inkbird Temp Controller · Free Scale · $35 Pin Lock · Thermapen Open Box Sale!

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Reader Tip: ITC-1000 Dual Stage Temperature Controller – $14.24… Shipped

Thanks to Twitter Follower John – @jmaysnc for this tip!  Connect with HBF on Twitter - Here

This is an update to a post we did yesterday on the ITC-1000 dual stage temperature controller.  John found a similar model for a bit less that includes shipping.  See the ITC-1000F link below and the note regarding shipping speed and other available sources.

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays

The STC-1000 is a very popular homebrewing temperature controller.  One caveat of the STC-1000 (for some) is that the vast majority (maybe all?) display in Celsius only.  Yes you can do some firmware re-flashing and such things, but as far as off the shelf units, the vast majority read in Celsius.  Some may point to this offering.  It does indeed read in deg F, however, it appears to be the single stage version.

Enter the Inkbird ITC-1000… It’s 110 V, Dual Stage (can control both heating and cooling output), has an alarm to indicate sensor failure or high temperature and… it displays in Fahrenheit… finally!  It’s also said to be more user friendly than the STC-1000.

The STC-1000 was already a great controller, arguably the best value in temperature controllers.  These improvements seem to make a great thing even better.

After seeing my post on this yesterday, John pointed out that the ITC-1000F is available via eBay for $14.24… including shipping.  Caveat: These ship directly from Asia.  If you’re in a hurry you may be better off with one of the Amazon offerings below.

NEW 110V Digital ITC-1000F Temperature Controller C/F Fahrenheit With NTC Sensor – $14.24 + Free Shipping

Also Available via Amazon…

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays

In addition to the ITC-1000, an ITC-2000 model is available.  That adds the ability to set both high and low temperature alarms…

Inkbird Relay &Temp Alarm Output Digital Temperature Controller Degree F &C Thermostat w Sensor

Pinned: Inkbird Temp Controller · Free Scale · $35 Pin Lock · Thermapen Open Box Sale!

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Reader Tip: 10 Gallon Igloo Cooler – Mash Tun or HLT – $39.98 Shipped

Thanks to HBF Reader Andreas for this tip!

I use this same cooler for my mash tun and it has worked great for me for years.

10 Gallons, UltraTherm Insulation, Impact Resistant, Reinforced Handles, Pressure Fit Lid (not threaded), made by Igloo.

1/30/15 2 PM Central: The price on this great cooler has been all over the place.  Hitting around $65 several times.  As of this posting, it’s back down to $39.98.  That includes shipping.  This is a great deal on a great cooler!  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

ITC-1000 – Upgraded STC1000 Dual Stage Temperature Controller (with Fahrenheit!) – $15.99

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays

The STC-1000 is a very popular homebrewing temperature controller.  One caveat of the STC-1000 (for some) is that the vast majority (maybe all?) display in Celsius only.  Yes you can do some firmware re-flashing and such things, but as far as off the shelf units, the vast majority read in Celsius.  Some may point to this offering.  It does indeed read in deg F, however, it appears to be the single stage version.

Enter the Inkbird ITC-1000… It’s 110 V, Dual Stage (can control both heating and cooling output), has an alarm to indicate sensor failure or high temperature and… it displays in Fahrenheit… finally!  It’s also said to be more user friendly than the STC-1000.  In addition to the ITC-1000, an ITC-2000 model is available.  That adds the ability to set both high and low temperature alarms.

The STC-1000 was already a great controller, arguably the best value in temperature controllers.  These improvements seem to make a great thing even better.

1/29/15 7:30 PM Central: These are both selling for $15.99.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product pages for up to the minute price and availability.

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays

Inkbird Relay &Temp Alarm Output Digital Temperature Controller Degree F &C Thermostat w Sensor

Pinned: Inkbird Temp Controller · Free Scale · $35 Pin Lock · Thermapen Open Box Sale!

Recent Amazon Finds:

Kleen Kanteen Stainless, Vacuum Insulated Pint Glass – $17.53

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler and Cup

Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler and Cup by Kleen Kanteen.  18/8 stainless steel.  Double wall, vacuum insulated.  Durable.  Does not retain or impart flavors.  Vacuum insulation keeps your beer (or other beverage – what… other beverage?) cold.  Also resists condenstation and sweating.

1/30/15 9:15 AM Central: This highly rated cut is down to $17.53.  That’s just 26 cents off the best historical Amazon price I can find.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Pint Cup, Brushed Stainless, 16-Ounce

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