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2 x Universal Stoppers & 2 x Airlocks – $5 + free prime ship

Twin Bubble Airlock and Carboy Bung (Pack of 2)

Twin Bubble Airlock and Carboy Bung (Pack of 2)

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

  • Twin Bubble airlock with Carboy bung
  • Allows for slower evaporation
  • Universal Carboy bung for any fermentation vessel

 

5/19/19 9:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $5.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Twin Bubble Airlock and Carboy Bung (Pack of 2) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Ends Today: Kegland Magnetic Stirrer – 5 L Capable – $46.74, Save 15% + stacking deal

kegland stir plateKegland Magnetic Stirrer from William’s Brewing

About: “The powerful KegLand Magnetic Stirrer Stir Plate will stir up to 3500 ml in a 5000 ml flask, and is perfect for all yeast culturing needs. It includes a magnetic stir bar. Suitable for Erlenmeyer Flasks from 1000 to 5000 ml.”

Use this in combination with a compatible Erlenmeyer Flask to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

As of this posting, this 5L capable stir plate is on sale for $46.74.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

KegLand Magnetic Stirrer

Stacks With: FREE Your Choice 6 Oz Hops from William’s Brewing!

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Reader Photo: Oxygen Flow Meter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation]

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

Most regulators that homebrewers use for oxygenating wort are simple setups – Example – via William’s Brewing.  They attach to disposable oxygen tanks (typically sourced from a local hardware store) and are little more than on and off valves.  No gauges, no pressure control (other than the degree to which you open and close the valve) and no flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

Enter an oxygen flow meter.  A flow meter, gives you an idea of flow rate

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Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller with WiFi – $42.50 + free shipping, w/coupon

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, Dual Screen Readouts,1100w, w/Sensor, Home Brewing & Fermentation,Breeding& Incubation,Greenhouse,Kombucha

ITC-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller with WI-FI by Inkbird

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  • [WIFI & APP] WIFI smart controller supports both IOS & Android,WIFI supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router, free APP “InkbirdSmart” which is able to monitor temperature at any time.
  • [Dual Relay Output] Dual relay output, which can connect heating and cooling device at the same time.
  • [Alarm for Safe] High/Low temperature limit setting alarm.
  • [Convenient Design] Plug-n-play, easy to use. Support ℃/℉reading and Temperature calibration.
  • [Long Warranty] The controller itself has 2 years warranty while the temperature sensor has 1 year warranty. Maximum output load: 1100W(110V).

 

This controller can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

New Wi-Fi version!  In my opinion the original ITC-308 [Hands on Review] was and is a game changer as far as homebrew temp controllers.  In comparison to available controllers available at the time the ITC-308 was released, it offered loads more features, including dual stage control, for a fraction of the price.  Game changer!  The addition of Wi-Fi control and monitoring to this great controller has the potential to make a great product even better.

5/18/19 10 PM Central: This is selling for $50.  Click on “Save 15% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $42.50. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird ITC308 Review

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SIX x Waterless Airlock Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars – $8.99, $1.50 each + free prime ship

Pack of 6 Waterless Airlock Fermenting Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jar, Food-Grade Silicone Fermention Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles and Other Fermented Probiotic Food, 3 Colors

Pack of 6 Waterless Airlock Fermenting Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jar, Food-Grade Silicone Fermention Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles and Other Fermented Probiotic Food, 3 Colors

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  • Airlock Lids — 6 Silicone airlock lids with a size of 3.35″ diam, each lid is perfectly suitable for all wide mouth mason jars.
  • Simple to Use — Revolutionize your small batch fermentation! the “bubble” on the top has a slit cut in it. When pressure builds up in the jar, the lid bulges up. This automatically opens the slit and let the CO2 produced by fermentation escape.
  • Mold Free — Cover the jar with a fermenting airlock lid reducing the risk of mold without any daily maintenance.
  • Easy to Clean — Flexible silicone lids gets cleaning done fast and efficiently on both dishwasher and hand-washing.

 

You should be able to use these as lids/airlocks for yeast starters made in compatible wide mouth jars and for yeast storage.

5/18/19 6 PM Central: These are selling for just $8.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Pack of 6 Waterless Airlock Fermenting Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jar, Food-Grade Silicone Fermention Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles and Other Fermented Probiotic Food, 3 Colors


Search: “wide mouth mason jars” on Amazon

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer – from $112.60, Save $22.40 + Hands on Review

Tilt Digital wireless hydrometer and thermometer for smartphone or tablet

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Check your gravity during fermentation! The Tilt Hydrometer & Thermometer was designed specifically for homebrewers to monitor both the specific gravity and temperature of your batch while its fermenting without having to open your fermenter or waster any of your hard brewed beer to messy beer thieves and sample jars. This allows you to brew more consistently and makes your batches easier to track. The Tilt allows you to instantly check on your batch using an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. Save your data to the cloud to chart your brews progress and help you design better beers in the future. The increased transmission power of the Tilt gives it better reception and range, allowing it to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters and it will work with most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices. Designed with a high precision temperature sensor and accelerometer, the Tilt monitors your batch with a fine degree of control. The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s 0.990 to 1.120 range. The included thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F. The Tilt was also built with efficiency in mind. The reduced power consumption allows to to use you Tilt batch after batch with the same battery. Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to use with an included battery. Battery life is 12-24 months depending on usage.

Brewing Multiple Batches? No Problem! Grab another colored Tilt Hydrometer to monitor multiple brews at once. The app will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color, so be sure to grab one of the other many colored Tilts!

Black Tilt Hydrometer Easy to Use Instructions:
– Download the Free App (Grab it HERE)
– Sanitize Your Tilt
– Drop in Your Fermenter
– Start Taking Reading on Your Phone or Tablet!

 

Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

Tilt Hydrometers at Austin Homebrew Supply!

As of this posting, this is selling for $135 (in pink only) the other colors have spiked in price to $140.  I’m not sure what’s up with that, if it’s a sign of things to come or some sort of an anomaly.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting AHS is discounting most things by a whopping 16.59% when you place a qualifying $49 order.  This ties AHS’ 2018 Black Friday Sale as one of the top % off deals I’ve seen from AHS.  Use coupon code US1659 to get the deal.  Check Austin Homebrew Supply for current availability.  That makes this just $112.60.

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Kegmenter 13.2 Gallon Stainless Fermentor – Save $25 AND FREE Hops

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13.2 Gallon Stainless Steel Kegmenter via William’s Brewing.  Ferment and transfer under pressure or ferment and serve directly from the Kegmenter.

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The Kegmenter is a 13.2 gallon 304 stainless keg with a 4” diameter tri clover lid on the top. Ball lock fittings with dip tubes are built into the lid so you can use this as either a large ball lock keg or a 10 gallon fermenter. The beer dip tube features a silicone hose and floating pick up ball, to collect the clearest beer from the top of the keg.

The Kegmenter features a 50 PSI rating (with relief valve) so it can be used as a keg or as a pressurized fermenter if desired. The 4” diameter lid makes it easy to clean out, and adds the ability to add dry hops and other additives either during a ferment or after kegging.

The ability to hold up to 50 PSI also means the Kegmenter can be used with an adjustable pressure relief valve (see item P84 below) to naturally carbonate in the keg, or to push beer out when the ferment is done with C02, either into smaller kegs, a filter, or even dispense from the fermenter if desired. 23” tall, 17” wide.

 

As of this posting, this is on sale for $174.99.  That’s a $25 savings.  This is an actual cost shipping item.  Check William’s for current price, description and availability.

13.2 GALLON KEGMENTER

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Inkbird ITC-308S Dual Stage Temp Controller + Long and Short Sensors – $44.79, Save 20% + free shipping, w/coupon

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Itc-308S (includes long and short sensors) Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

Dual stage means that the Itc-308S can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output is 1,100 watt at 210 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.

5/18/19 10 AM Central: This is selling for $55.99.  Apply coupon code 6YXVWEEL and the price drops to $44.79.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Inkbird Heating Cooling Stage Thermostat Temperature Controls, NTC Sensor for Home brewing Fermenation, Carboy, Freezer, kegerator (ITC308S + Long&Short Sensor)

Related: Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor – [Review]

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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Mr Beer 1 Gallon Heavy Glass Fermenter with Spigot AND IPA Kit… $16.88 + free shipping!

Mr. Beer Thunder Bay IPA 1 Gallon Craft Beer Making Kit With Glass Fermenter and Thunder Bay IPA Specialty Grain Recipe

Mr. Beer Home Brewing IPA Kit

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Mr. Beer’s straight forward brewing process removes the difficult aspects of homebrewing and simplifies the process without compromising on quality. Instead of spending 9 hours brewing beer from scratch you can brew with Mr. Beer in less than 60 minutes so you have more time for fun stuff, like drinking beer.

Mr. Beer has a unique 1-gallon glass fermenter that is truly unique with nothing like it on the market. A wind mouth top for easy brewing and cleaning. An air tight lid with a built in hole for your air lock. It has a locking spigot to simplify your bottling process so you don’t need any extra equipment when it comes to bottling time. Plus the spigot is raised so none of the trub, which is a layer of sediment left over after fermentation, gets in your be

 

HBF Commentary… Beyond use as a small batch fermenter, you could use this to make cold brew coffee, serve other beverages or for larger yeast starters.  You could also, probably use it to store Star San [Related: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines]

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $16.88.  That’s a bargain. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Mr. Beer Home Brewing IPA Kit

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Kegland Magnetic Stirrer – 5 L Capable – $46.74, Save 15% + stacking deal

kegland stir plateKegland Magnetic Stirrer from William’s Brewing

About: “The powerful KegLand Magnetic Stirrer Stir Plate will stir up to 3500 ml in a 5000 ml flask, and is perfect for all yeast culturing needs. It includes a magnetic stir bar. Suitable for Erlenmeyer Flasks from 1000 to 5000 ml.”

Use this in combination with a compatible Erlenmeyer Flask to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

As of this posting, this 5L capable stir plate is on sale for $46.74.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

KegLand Magnetic Stirrer

Stacks With: FREE Your Choice 6 Oz Hops from William’s Brewing!

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds