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Reader Tips: 2 Growler Deals – Woot & Dick’s Sporting Goods + Growler Tips

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Thanks to HBF Reader Ross for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Dick’s Sporting Goods is offering 64oz Hydro Flask Growlers for 37.49 until 10PM EST today 5/5/16.

Compare at AmazonHydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle and Beer Growler, 64-Ounce

Thanks to HBF Reader PJ for this tip! Star Wars Themed Insulated Growlers at Woot! – $24.99 to $34.99

Growler Filling Tips and Tricks
Place a clean growler in your kegerator with an ounce or two of Star San in the bottom.  After the growler is completely chilled, swish the Star San around to coat the inside and discard.  Now you have a sanitized, cold and wet growler that’s ready to fill.  The cold and wet part will help reduce foaming.  Turn down the pressure on your kegerator (maybe 3 or 4 PSI) and fill using a piece of tubing on your faucet that is long enough to reach the bottom of your growler.  Doing this will keep foaming to a minimum and decrease the introduction of oxygen.  Cap on foam and you’re done.  Related: Growler Fillers 

 

Also ConsiderLifeline 7508Stanley Classic Growler, Hammertone Green also in Hammertone Navy and available as a gift pack with stacking pintsKlean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap

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Johnson A419 Pre-Wired Digital Thermostat – $68 Shipped

Johnson Controls Digital Thermostat Control Unit - A419ABG-3C

Johnson A419 Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller.  This is an overriding thermostat.  You can plug in into a heating or a cooling device (change jumpers to switch between heating or cooling) to more precisely control temperature.

Common homebrewing applications include controlling a deep freezer or refrigerator for use as a kegerator or fermentation chamber.  Generally, you would turn the device all the way up (most cooling power), place the A419’s probe inside, plug the appliance into the A419 and plug the A419 into the wall.  Includes ASD (anti-short cycle delay) to help increase compressor life.  Has a configurable set point and a configurable differential.  It can also display in both deg C and deg F.

I have used two of these.  One for my kegerator and one for my fermentation deep freeze.  I started out with an analog model on my kegerator and like control (and temperature readings) of the A419 so much that I replaced the analog with an A419.  These are great temp controllers!

5/5/16 9 AM Central: This great controller has dropped to $68.  That’s a great deal.  Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Johnson Controls Digital Thermostat Control Unit

AlsoJohnson Digital Temp Controller at MoreBeer | Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

RelatedA419ABG-3C User Manual | Tips and Gear for Your Kegerator

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

Stanley Vacuum Insulated Growler + 4 Stainless Cups – $55.36 Shipped

Stanley Growler and Adventure Stacking Pints Gift Set, Multiple, Green/Stainless Steel

This includes a Stanley Stainless Steel vacuum insulated growler along with (4) 12 ounce stainless steel cups.  All items are made with 18/8 stainless.  Growler features vacuum insulated body and foam insulated, leak proof lid.  The lid is designed so no plastic contacts your beer.

The Growler is also available by itself… Stanley Classic Growler, Hammertone Green, 2 quart – I have this growler and it’s very cool.  Check out my First Looks Post

5/4/16 11:15 PM Central: This has dropped form $75 to $55.36.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping also is free. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Stanley Growler and Adventure Stacking Pints Gift Set, Multiple, Green/Stainless Steel

Growler Filling Tips and Tricks
Place a clean growler in your kegerator with an ounce or two of Star San in the bottom.  After the growler is completely chilled, swish the Star San around to coat the inside and discard.  Now you have a sanitized, cold and wet growler that’s ready to fill.  The cold and wet part will help reduce foaming.  Turn down the pressure on your kegerator (maybe 3 or 4 PSI) and fill using a piece of tubing on your faucet that is long enough to reach the bottom of your growler.  Doing this will keep foaming to a minimum and decrease the introduction of oxygen.  Cap on foam and you’re done.  Related: Growler Fillers 

 

Also ConsiderLifeline 7508Stanley Classic Growler, Hammertone Green also in Hammertone Navy and available as a gift pack with stacking pintsKlean Kanteen 64-Ounce Insulated Growler With Swinglok Cap

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

Beer & Wine Hobby – Save $40 on a Complete Pin Lock System

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Beer & Wine Hobby has marked these complete pin lock kegging setup down to $199.99.  That’s a $40 savings.  You get a keg, co2 tank, regulator, faucet, disconnects and more.

AlsoKegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

COMPLETE KEGGING SYSTEM – WITH PIN LOCK KEG, CO2 TANK, REGULATOR AND PICNIC TAP$239.99 $199.99

Shipping is an additional calculated cost.  Also Consider… Homebrew Draft System with Pin Lock Keg | 5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg System w/ Picnic Tap, USED Keg

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Ball Lock Kegging System… $121.99

5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg System w/ Picnic Tap, USED Keg (#1)
5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegging System from Adventures in Homebrewing.  Includes a used ball lock keg, new keg o-rings, Taprite dual gauge regulator, all required tubing disconnects and a faucet.  Pick up a good used CO2 tank locally and you’re up and going.

You Get:

  • TapRite T-Handle dual gauge regulator
  • Used 5 gallon ball lock corny keg
  • Gas line assembly with 5′ of thick wall line and MFL fitting
  • Picnic tap assembly with 4′ of thick wall beer line and MFL fitting
  • New Set of O-rings

Adventures in Homebrewing has marked this system on sale for $121.99.  That’s a great deal

5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg System w/ Picnic Tap, USED Keg – $121.99

Also5 Most Recent Keg Finds · Tips & Gear for Your Kegerator

Also from AIH… over 70 sale items including Perlick Faucets, Deals on kegs – new and used, pin lock and ball lock, recipe kits, kettles, pumps, jockey boxes, grain mill, taps, tower

Recent AIH Finds:

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Used 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $64.99 Shipped or Less

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Used 5 gallon Ball Lock Cornelius Kegs from MoreBeer.  Rinsed, Pressure Tested and Guaranteed to Hold pressure.  Double rubber top handle (preferably to single tops as you can rest them upside down to dry) and rubber bottom.

More Info

from MoreBeer…
This Ball Lock Cornelius Keg is a sturdy, reliable keg with the MoreBeer! seal of approval. This keg is rinsed and pressure tested and guaranteed to hold pressure upon delivery.

Every Ball Lock Cornelius Keg has a 5 gallon capacity and a rubber top and bottom. While these are used kegs with slight cosmetic damages, these light dings and scratches have no effect the keg’s performance. The relief valves, poppets and gaskets on these used kegs are not replaced before shipping, but we sell all of these items separately if you’d like to replace them yourself at home (part numbers KEG540, KEG450 & KEG500). If you’re looking for a truly economical way to serve your beer at home, this Ball Lock Cornelius Keg is a great option.

  • Used keg with minor cosmetic damage only
  • Ball lock corny kegs measure approximately 8.5″ (diameter) x 25″ (height) x 26 1/4″ Height with flare fittings
  • Soda kegs may come with either 11/16 inch body connects or 7/8″ body connects
  • Purchase deep sockets to remove body connects (part numbers KEG991 and KEG992)

 

Cornelius Keg – Pressure Tested w/o Gaskets Replaced (Ball Lock) KEG423$74.99 $64.99 + Free Shipping

Also available in packs of 4 for $58.75 per keg…
Kegs – 4 Pack KEG430A – $234.99 + Free Shipping

Keg O-Rings: [Dip Tube – Silicone] · [Post – Silicone] · [Lid – Silicone]

Related: Keg Repair Part Numbers · 5 Most Recent Keg Finds

Also Consider… All Sale and Clearanc53_1449191776e Items

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Brewing More Beer’s Pliny the Elder Kit!Brewing MoreBeer’s Pliny the Elder Kit!

Two Pressure Taprite CO2 Regulator… $84.99

 TAPRITE T752HP-02 DUAL PRESSURE TANK MOUNT CO2 REGULATOR MFL OUTPUT

Taprite Two Pressure (3 Gauge) CO2 regulator.  Both valves have valves.  Features adjustment knobs for easy pressure adjustment.  1/4″ MFL connections.

A two pressure regulator gives you the ability to keep kegs at different pressures.  This is a requirement to maintain two distinct carbonation levels.  It’s also handy if you want to force carbonate a keg more quickly, at a higher pressure, while maintaining your standard serving pressure on a keg that’s already being served.

Compare: CO2 Regulator – Dual Body – Three Gauge at MoreBeer.

TAPRITE T752HP-02 DUAL PRESSURE TANK MOUNT CO2 REGULATOR MFL OUTPUT$99.00 $84.99

Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check out recently featured Brew Hardware Finds.

AlsoKegerator Tips & Gear · CM Becker QDs · Keg Repair Part #s · Recent Keg Finds

Flat Rate (with $150 order) and Free Shipping (with $299 order) options are available.

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