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Digital Pressure Gauge – $15.89 + free prime ship & Spunding Valve Build

Digital Low Pressure Gauge with 1/4'' NPT Bottom Connector and Rubber Protector by Uharbour, 0-60 psi, Accuracy 1%, Resolution 0.1psi

Digital Low Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Rubber Protector by Uharbour, 0-60 psi, Accuracy 1%, Resolution 0.1psi


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

  • Measuring Media: Gas
  • Weight: 115g
  • Product size: diameter 76 * 32 cm (with rubber protector), 64*27mm (without rubber protector)
  • Sensor Type: Silicon Semiconductor Sensor
  • Accuracy: ± 1% .F.S @ 20 degrees centigrade
  • Resolution: 0.1 PSI
  • Pressure range: 0 ~ 60 PSI
  • Display: LCD readout, Auto shut off, Green light background, Battery status in the display.
  • Backlight Off Time: 30s
  • Auto off Time: 150s
  • Gear Shape Rubber Protector
  • Rubber Material: PVC
  • Pressure limit: 1.5 times of the full scale work pressure
  • Operating temperature: 0 ~ 45 degrees centigrade
  • Storage Temperature: -10 ~ 75 degrees centigrade
  • Instrument power supply: DC3V (2*1.5V AAA battery powered) (included)

A possible homebrew application for this is to use it as part of a Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: [Build a Spunding Valve].

5/23/19 8:30 PM Central: This went out of stock for a bit earlier in May.  It’s available again as of this posting at $15.89. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Digital Low Pressure Gauge with 1/4” NPT Bottom Connector and Rubber Protector by Uharbour, 0-60 psi, Accuracy 1%, Resolution 0.1psi


Also: Build a Spunding Valve

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JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM Gas Flowmeter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation] – $12.99 + free prime ship

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator

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

  • Mainly used to detect oxygen flow, control the flow of oxygen, the gas flow can be detected
  • Product function: to measure oxygen and other gas single-phase non-pulsating flow
  • Flow range: 0.1-1.5 LPM

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “wort”

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

See this in action: Reader Photo: Oxygen Flow Meter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation]

5/23/19 9:30 AM Central: This is selling for $12.99.  That’s 9 cents shy of the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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.

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator


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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Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer – companion smart phone app – [ Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation] – $30.59 + free shipping, w/coupon

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature and Humidity monitor Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat/Plant/Cigar Storage (IBS-TH1 Plus)

Inkbird IBS-TH1 Plus Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone

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

  • [Accurate & Fast Response] Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower, and working life will be longer. (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is±2%RH and 0.5°F)
  • [Smart LCD & Measuring Range] Temperature and humidity are displayed on screen. (two protection films on the screen) Monitoring Range: 50 meters / 150ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F (Inner Sensor)/ -40~212°F (External Probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • [Probe & Mode] Inside and external probe are supplied. Inside probe can monitor spatial range T&H such as indoor and outdoor, while external probe can monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet.
  • [Data Storage & Sampling Interval] Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, and the max date storage is 30000 points. Different sampling interval can be setting.(10s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2mins/ 5mins/ 10mins/ 30mins) The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • [APP & Multiple Devices] Free APP (Engbird) can be applied to IOS and Android system, which supports multi-language. History and immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor, and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

You could use this to monitor kegerator or fermentation chamber temperatures.  It shows current temperature along with recording minimum and maximum values.  Those figures can help you determine how stable your kegerator or fermentation chamber/area is.

This has a hygrometer function as well.  That shows % relative humidity and could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer”

5/23/19 11 AM Central: This is selling for $35.99.  Apply coupon code KGRMI7B8 and the price drops to $30.59.  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 Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat/Plant/Cigar Storage (IBS-TH1 Plus)


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United Scientific MBR350 PTFE Magnetic Stir Bar Retriever, 350mm (about 13.7″) Length – $11.10, 45% Off List + free prime ship

United Scientific MBR350 PTFE Magnetic Stir Bar Retriever, 350mm Length

United Scientific PTFE Magnetic Stir Bar Retriever.  350mm Length.

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

  • Magnetic Stir Bar Retriever: 13.5 Inches
  • High quality magnet sealed and coated with PTFE
  • Used for removing magnetic stir bars from glass and plastic containers
  • Retriever is 13.5 inches (350mm) long

 

Use to help retrieve your stir bar if it gets dumped into your fermenter.  350mm is about 13.77 inches.

5/23/19 3 AM Central; This has dropped to $11.10. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

United Scientific MBR350 PTFE Magnetic Stir Bar Retriever, 350mm Length

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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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(5) Packs of Safale S-04 English Yeast – $14.71 – $2.94 Each + Free Shipping

BEER YEAST S-04 (5) PACKS { FRESH } FERMENTIS SAFALE S04

5 packs of Safale S-04 dry yeast

About, from the offering description: “S-04 ~ 5 PACKS ~ EXTREMELY FRESH.  From our store fridge to yours via; Fast & Free Shipping by USPS in United States”

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $14.71.  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 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.

BEER YEAST S-04 (5) PACKS { FRESH } FERMENTIS SAFALE S04

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

  • [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.

5/22/19 2 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.

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, Dual Screen Readouts,1100w, w/Sensor – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

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Save on Recently Expired Yeast at Austin Homebrew Supply

If you’re looking to save some money on yeast, check out Austin Homebrew Supply’s discounted liquid yeast page.  That features a selection of liquid yeast that is just past it’s best by use date.  Availability, selection and pricing varies.

Liquid Yeast Just Past Best By Date

Also:

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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Stir Starter Stir Plate for Yeast Starters, Erlenmeyer, DME & More – $59.99, Save $16 AND Free Shipping

Yeast Starter Kit

Yeast Starter Setup from Adventures in Homebrewing

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

The most important part of brewing is high quality active yeast. The best way to ensure you have active yeast is to build a yeast starter. This kit includes everything you will need to build a quality starter and ensure a fast start to your fermentation.

This kit includes:

  • Keeper Magnet – used to lock the stir bar in place while the yeast is pitched so it won’t end up in your fermenter.
  • 2000ML Erlenmeyer Flask
  • Bung and “S” Shape Airlock
  • One Wax Glass Marker
  • Stir Starter Stir Plate
  • Anti Foam Drops
  • One Pound Light Dry Malt Extract

 

Note from HBF: I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

As of this posting, this combo is marked down $16 to $59.99. 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 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, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $49 or more with a few exclusions.  See AIH’s terms and conditions for full details, but this does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Applies to lower 48 US states.        FREE Shipping at AIH!Sale Items

Yeast Starter Kit

While you’re at it…  Propper Starter Condensed Wort Can | Hands on Review

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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Hard to Find: Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – $139.99 – in stock

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Adventures in Homebrewing


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

Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award-winning small-batch distillery, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch.No stand is included with this batch of barrels
Used barrels may have cracked staves from their previous use. This is completely normal in a used barrel and does not compromise the integrity of the barrel. When they swell from the liquid being in them, they will form small cracks. If you prefer a barrel with no cracks, please check out our new barrels.


Availability of used whiskey barrels in the 5 gallon size can be touch and go.  They are generally popular and sell out quickly.

As of this posting these are in stock at $139.99.  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 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

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

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

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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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