Category Archives: Fermentation

22 Quart Mirro Pressure Cooker – $55.99, Best Price – Can Starter Wort & Make Sterile Water

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Mirro Pressure 92122A Pressure Cooker and Canner.  Holds 16 pint jars or 5 quart jars. 3 cooking pressure options – 5, 10 and 15 PSI.

A canner reaches higher temperatures than are possible with boiling alone.  Those higher temperatures allow for actual sterilization.

Possible home brewing uses include – canning your own starter wort, sterilizing and making sterile water for yeast washing.

7/29/16 11:30 AM Central: This has dropped to $55.99.  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.

Mirro 92122A Polished Aluminum Pressure Cooker Cookware, 22-Quart, Silver

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Fermentation Wrap Heater… $19.99 Shipped

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You’ll need to use this in conjunction with a thermostat.  Check out the Inkbird ITC-308.  That is a dual stage, pre-wired, digital temperature controller.  Dual stage means it can control both a heating and cooling source so that you can really dial in temps.

As of this posting eBay Seller theweekendbrewer, currently a Top Rated Plus Seller, is selling this for $19.99 with free shiping.

Fermentation Heater for Homebrew -Use w/ a Carboy or Bucket for beer wine making

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6.9 Cu Ft Deep Freeze – $158 @ Home Depot + Reader Feedback

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6.9 Cubic Ft Deep Freeze from Home Depot.  You could use this to put together a Kegerator [See: Kegerator Tips & Gear] or a temp controlled fermentation chamber.

AlsoInkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

Magic Chef 6.9 Cubic Ft Freezer (model HMCF7W2) from Home Depot marked down to $158 as a Special Buy.  In store pickup at your local Home Depot is free.  Includes storage basket.

Feedback from HBF Reader Brian: “I bought one of these to be my keezer. Important to note: you can put 4 5gal ball-lock kegs staggered in the bottom and one 2.5 or 3gal on the hump, or two if you put your gas on outside. I mounted my taps on the hump side to give easy clearance to get all the kegs in/out.”

Magic Chef 6.9 cu. ft. Chest Freezer in White – $158 + Free In Store Pickup

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StirStarter Stir Plate… $36! – via Bell’s Brewery General Store

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A vortex using the StirStarter

via Bell’s General Store.  I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

2 Liter capacity, Includes – StirStarter Stir Plate, Stir Bar, Power Supply and “Keeper Magnet”.  Also comes with… a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

Bell’s has marked this great stir plate down to just $36.  I believe this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on the StirsStarter.  This is an outstanding price for a great piece of equipment!  No coupon code is needed, the discount should be reflected on the product page.  This sale also bundles with their discount shipping sale.

Use Coupon Code 50SHIPPING for $5 off your shipping cost with a $50 purchase or Use Coupon Code 100SHIPPING for $10 off your shipping cost with a $100 purchase.  Also: See Bell’s Sale Items & Hop Selection.  Also… Bell’s has great prices on Candi Sugars and Syrups

StirStarter – Yeast Starter Stir Plate – $39!

Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation

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Used Balcones Distilling 5 Gallon Oak Whiskey Barrels – Back in Stock

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5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distilling in Waco TX.  These barrels are aged with Award Winning Whiskey for a minimum of 6 months.  They are recently dumped and ready to be filled with your homebrew – consider a stout, porter, amber, brown or barleywine.  Made of American Oak.  Can be used multiple times for clean fermentation with proper care.  Comes with a stand and rubber bung.

We’ve featured 5, 10 and 15 gallon size kettles in the past.  Used barrels are popular.  This 5 gallon size seems to be the most popular.  It’s good size to fill and store.  Along those lines, availability of these barrels can be touch and go.

A free barrel brewing guide (in downloadable pdf format) is also available on the barrel page.  It is… An overview of barrel anatomy, wood types, first-use prep list, cleaning, storing, aging beer, fermenting and souring in oak barrels.

Demand for the 5 gallon size is generally high.  These have been out of stock for a good bit.  They are available again for $129.99 + $20 shipping as of this posting.

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrel

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Brew Hauler Carboy Carrier… $7.25

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As of this posting, Bell’s General Store has the Brew Hauler Carboy Carrier marked down to just $7.25.

Use Coupon Code 50SHIPPING for $5 off your shipping cost with a $50 purchase or Use Coupon Code 100SHIPPING for $10 off your shipping cost with a $100 purchase.  Also: See Bell’s Sale Items & Hop Selection.  Also… Bell’s has great prices on Candi Sugars and Syrups

The Brew Hauler – $7.25

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Inkbird Itc-310T, Dual Stage with 6 Programmable Timers – Save 15%

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Itc-301T by Inkbird.  Digital Dual Stage Pre-Wired Temperature Controller with 6 Timers.

Dual stage means that the Itc-310T 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 120 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

This controller is similar to the Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor – [Review] with some notable differences including the fact that the 310T has a timer feature that allows you to program 6 temperatures in 6 periods of time.  That plays well with changing fermentation and conditioning temperatures during fermentation.  The 310T is also is rated for 1,100 Watts vs 1,000 Watts for the 308.

7/26/16 11 PM Central: This highly rated controller is selling for $54.99.  Coupon code V8CX3TME takes 15% off, making it $46.74.  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.

Inkbird Itc-310T 1100W Pre-wired Digital Dual Stage Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostats with Time Controller

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