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Back in Stock: Used 5 Gallon Balcones Whiskey Barrel + Stand + Sealing Wax $102.49 + A FREE $20 Gift Card

Used Whiskey Barrel - 5 Gallon

Used Whiskey Barrel – 5 Gallonvia Austin Homebrew Supply

From Austin Homebrew Supply: “Age your next batch in some serious style with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! From an award winning small batch distillery deep in the heart of Texas (Waco, TX), this barrel will add a professional level of depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with a stand to store your barrel with ease.”

As of this posting Austin Homebrew Supply has this combo on sale for $99.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Back In Stock: I posted about these recently and they subsequently sold out.  As of this posting, the combo is available again.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $20 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.  Check AHS for current availability.

The barrel just missed the mark for this deal.  Add on some Barrel Wax for $2.50 and you qualify.

Used Whiskey Barrel – 5 Gallon

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INTLLAB 3,000 ml Capacity Stir Plate – now $35.80, best price + free shipping

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Intlab Magnetic Stirrer.  Max capacity 3,000 ml.  316 Stainless top.  Includes stir bar.

Use this in combination with an 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.

8/14/18 1 PM Central: This 3L capable stir plate is selling for $35.80.  That’s the lowest historical third party Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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 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.

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml


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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SIX x 1 Liter, 1,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flasks & Stoppers by Karter Scientific Erlenmeyer Flask [Yeast Starters] – $35.99 – $6 Each! + free shipping

1000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Rubber Stoppers, Karter Scientific 213G14 (Pack of 6)

1000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Rubber Stoppers, Karter Scientific 213G14 (Pack of 6)


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

  • 3.3 Borosilicate Glass
  • ASTM Specification E960, Type I requirements
  • Graduated, Single Scale
  • Rubber Stoppers Included

Narrow mouth Erlenmeyer flask are made of 3.3 borosilicate glass. Single Scale, Heavy-Duty, beaded rim, white marking spot, and uniform wall thickness throughout. 3.3 borosilicate is the highest level of inert glass available. Designed from ASTM Specification E960, Type I requirements. Rubber Stoppers included. Karter Scientific® is a registered trademark in United States of America. To maintain quality control, authorized permission is required in the resale of our products.


8/13/18 4 PM Central: These are selling for $35.99.  That figures to just six each. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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 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.

1000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Rubber Stoppers, Karter Scientific 213G14 (Pack of 6)

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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Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit – $40 + stacking deal

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit.  About, from Austin Homebrew Supply: ” The experimental homebrewers dream come true!  The Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit includes all the necessary components to isolate and harvest local, wild yeasts. This tool kit is great for brewers looking to delve into sour beers or just those curious about cultivating their own yeast, allowing you to create a truly unique strain! Worried about losing your new backyard strain? Each Tool Kit includes a Local Yeast Project Contributor Pack. This pack will allow you to send your viable local yeast culture to Bootleg Biology (Postage Pre-Paid) to be banked in their laboratory yeast freezer. Full, detailed instructions are provided to guide you through the process of capturing wild bugs, creating agar plates, and isolating your own, local yeast.”

Included in Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit:

  • Half Gallon Mason Jar Collection Vessel
  • 10 Sterile Petri Dishes (60mm)
  • 6 Test Tubes
  • 6 Pipettes
  • 8 Sterile Cotton Swabs
  • 18 g Agar Blend
  • Parafilm (1′ roll)
  • Cheesecloth
  • 1 Bootleg Inoculation Loop (AKA a paper clip)
  • 2 Fermetrics Stickers
  • Local Yeast Project Contributor Pack (includes 2 swabs & a stamped envelope)
  • Detailed instructions on capturing, culturing/isolating, and contributing your yeast

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply has this for $40.  Check the product page for current availability, description and pricing.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $20 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.  Check AHS for current availability.

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

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Heat Resistant Glove [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $5.76, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large

G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove, Large  by G & F


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

  • Same material used by fire fighters
  • Maintains integrity and strength at high temperatures
  • Thermal regulating
  • Ambidextrous, fits right or left hand
  • Soft and pliable for easy grasp

I use a similar type of 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.

These are not waterproof.  Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

8/13/18 7 PM Central; These have dropped to $5.76. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free 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 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

G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, for BBQ, Fireplace,and Grilling. Commercial Grade, Large, Sold by 1 Piece

Also Available in Medium: G & F 1689M Dupont Nomex® & Kevlar® Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, BBQ Gloves, Fireplace Gloves, Commercial Grade, Medium, Sold by 1 Piece


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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Used 5 Gallon Balcones Whiskey Barrel + Stand + Sealing Wax $102.49 + A FREE $20 Gift Card

Used Whiskey Barrel - 5 Gallon

Used Whiskey Barrel – 5 Gallonvia Austin Homebrew Supply

From Austin Homebrew Supply: “Age your next batch in some serious style with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! From an award winning small batch distillery deep in the heart of Texas (Waco, TX), this barrel will add a professional level of depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with a stand to store your barrel with ease.”

As of this posting Austin Homebrew Supply has this combo on sale for $99.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $20 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.  Check AHS for current availability.

The barrel just missed the mark for this deal.  Add on some Barrel Wax for $2.50 and you qualify.

Used Whiskey Barrel – 5 Gallon

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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20% Off FerMonster Fermenters! + Hands on Review

MoreBeer is discounting Large Mouth FerMonster Fermenters and PET Carboys by 20%. Applies to all sizes (1, 3, 6 and 7 gallon) and configurations.  No coupon code is needed.  Shipping is also free with a $59 order.

Check out the full selection – Save on Fermonsters and PET Carboys

Also: Hands on Review: FerMonster Fermentors

Hops! While you’re placing an order, check out MoreBeer’s Hop Market.  That features rotating deep discounts on hops.  Maximize free shipping and grab a deal on hops.

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Buy a Catalyst Fermenter from Austin Homebrew Supply – Get a Free $20 Gift Card

The Catalyst

The Catalyst Fermenter via Austin Homebrew Supply

About, via the product page: “The Catalyst Fermentation System is in all-in-one fermentation vessel, allowing you to utilize a bevy brewing options in a solitary vessel that is easy to use and clean. The Catalyst can be used for collecting kettle trub, primary fermentation, secondary fermentation, yeast harvesting, and bottling/kegging your batch. The multi-functional fermentation vessel easily attaches to any wide mouth mason jar for easy collection. Use a larger mason jar during primary fermentation and then simply switch to a smaller jar during secondary to collect any viable yeast for re-use. Convenient bottling attachment streamlines the bottling process with a screw on funnel. The 6.5 gallon tank is constructed of BPA-free Tritan polymer (dish washer safe!) and features a lid with silicone gasket with multi-surface contact points ensuring a perfect seal every time. The butterfly valve is an industry leading 3″ in diameter. Perfect for fermenting 5 gallon batches of beer, wine, or cider.”

The Catalyst Fermentation System Includes:

  • 6.5 Ballon Tank with Lid
  • 3″ Proprietary Butterfly Valve
  • Bottling Attachment with Transfer Tubing & Clamp
  • Rubber Stopper
  • 16 oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jar
  • Allen Wrench
  • Stand (Minor Assembly Required)

Note that this has a proprietary butterfly valve that allows you to attach a mason jar for yeast collection.  You can also bottle directly from the fermenter using that same valve with thte included bottling attachment.

As of this posting, AHS has this for $199.99.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $20 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.  Check AHS for current availability.

The Catalyst

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

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Kegco 6 gallon Glass Carboy – $38.48 + free shipping

Kegco KC FP-CB-06 Glass Carboy, 6 gallon

6 Gallon Glass Carboy Fermenter


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

  • The Kegco 6 gallon glass carboy is the perfect vessel for fermenting 5 or 6 gallon batches. If handled with care, the Kegco 6 gallon glass carboy can provide decades of great performance.
  • This carboy is constructed of glass making it a preferred container over plastic carboys and buckets for a multitude of reasons. Glass carboys do not hold onto odors after fermentation and do not easily scratch making cleaning and sanitizing much easier.
  • These carboys are made of glass and should be handled with extreme care, they are not impervious to thermal shock and can shatter when exposed to large, sudden changes in temperature.
  • Carboy includes nylon carrying straps for ease of transportation.
  • Measures 22″ H x 10.5″ W and weighs 17 lbs.

8/13/18 2 AM Central: This is on sale for $38.48. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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 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.

Kegco KC FP-CB-06 Glass Carboy, 6 gallon


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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Eva Dry E-500 Dehumidifier [Fix Kegerator Condensation] – $19.97 + Hands on Review

eva dry e500 kegerator condensation

Like many homebrewers and craft beer lovers, I use a chest freezer for chilling and serving kegs. Eva Dry Kegerator Condensation The big downside I’ve experienced is with that is… condensation.  Not just beads of water on the sides, I had pooling water in the bottom.  Not a good thing.  This varies by how often I’m in it and the weather, but the fact is, a chest freezer just isn’t designed to deal with condensation like a refrigerator is.

Enter the Eva-Dry E-500.  The Eva-Dry E-500 contains desiccant beads  that absorb moisture.  As this material absorbs moisture it also changes color.  Dark blue means it’s dry and pink means it’s becoming saturated.  The great thing about the Eva-Dry E-500 is that the desiccant material is reusable.  The unit contains a built in heater that drives off built up moisture.  When it becomes saturated, plug it in overnight and it’s ready to go again the next day.  I also use on of these in my fermentation chamber.

See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

8/13/18 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $19.97.  That’s just 70 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found.  It’s a great deal, however… I’ve found pricing on this to be volatile.  The price has changed quickly when I’ve posted this in the past.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free 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 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.

New and Improved Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier


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