Category Archives: Fermentation

Heat Resistant Mitt for Tending Starters & Brew Day… $6.59 w/Instant Coupon

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

Heat Resistant Mitt by G & F.  Made of DuPont Nomex and Kevlar.  Heat and flame resistant.  Silicone palm to provide additional heat resistant and to aid with grip.  Fits right or left hand.

I use a similar type of glove (Ove 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.

Before someone brings this up: These are not waterproof. Along those lines, I wouldn’t suggest that you stick your hand in hot wort with one of these on. Or, without one of these on for that matter. I guess the take away here is… don’t stick your hand in hot wort. :)

8/27/15 6:54 PM Central: This has recently sold for as much as $11.36.  It has dropped to $8.23.  That in and of itself is the best historical Amazon price I found.  If you click the “Click Coupon & Save” button the price drops another 20% (during checkout) to $6.59.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Whammo.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation · StirStarter Stir Plate

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SainSonic Refractometer… $20.98

SainSonic Refractometer for Measuring Sugar Content for Beer or Wine

SainSonic Refractometer for taking wort and must sugar content readings.  ATC (Automatic Temperature Correction).  Tool-less calibration.  Reads in degrees Brix.  0 to 32 degree Brix Range.  .2% resolution and .2% accuracy.

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! :)

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

8/27/15 12:30 PM Central;  This highly rated refractometer is selling for just $20.98.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

SainSonic Refractometer for Measuring Sugar Content for Beer or Wine

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2 Liter Erlenmeyer Flasks… $8.45 Each

SEOH Erlenmeyer Flask 2000ML Borosilicate Glass

2,000 mL/2 Liter Borosilicate Erlenemeyer Flask by SEOH.  Height: 197mm / 7.75 Inches. Base Diameter: 273mm / 10.75 Inches.

Use for yeast starters [See: StirStarterYeast Starters & Fermentation] to increase cell counts, have better and more vigorous fermentations.

8/25/15 10:30 AM Central: This has dropped from $15.37 to… $8.45.  That’s the best historical Amazon price I found.  Shipping for the first one is $5.95, but each additional flask is less.  For example shiping for a second flask is just $2.02 more.  Is this still available?  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

SEOH Erlenmeyer Flask 2000ML Borosilicate Glass

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Igloo 7.1 Cu Ft Chest Freezer – $169.99

Igloo 7.1 Cu Ft Chest Freezer FRF710

Best Buy has Igloo’s highly rated (4.3/5 Stars) FRF710 model deep freeze marked down $80 (32%) to $169.99.  In store pickup is free.  1 Year warranty.  Includes a Drain.  Height 33 1/8″, Width 37″, Depth 21 7/8″.  This freezer is Energy Star Certified.  Check with your local utility, it’s possible that this purchase would be eligible for a rebate.

You could use this for a kegerator or a fermentation temperature control chamber.

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Also ConsiderInkbird Pre-Wired Dual Stage Temp Controller – dial in kegerator and fermentation temps

RelatedTips and Gear for your Kegerator · Recent Draft Finds

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5 Gallon Glass Carboy – $28.99

5 Gallon Glass Carboy

5 Gallon Glass Carboy via MoreBeer.  Typically used as a secondary vessel for 5 gallon batches.  You could also use this as a primary fermenter for small batches.  The product page includes a full line of accessories under the “You might also need” section including stoppers, carboy carrier, carboy hood, drainer, fermometer, thermowell and Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer [Review].

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

5 Gallon Glass Carboy FE320 – $28.99 + Shipping

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

RelatedYeast Starters & Fermentation · German Made, Speidel Fermenter

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speidelSpeidel Fermenters • Hands on Review

Inkbird Pre-Wired Dual Stage Temp Controller – $38.50 + Free Shipping

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor

Itc-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller.  Controls both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  Displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output 1000 watt at 110v.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.

8/2/15 2 AM Central: This is selling for $38.50.  This is a great deal for a digital dual stage controller.  Shipping is also free.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor

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T-fal Stainless Pressure Cooker – Starter Wort & Sterile Water

T-fal P2510737 Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Pressure Cooker Cookware, Silver

Stainless Pressure Cooker by T-fal.  Suitable for all heat sources including induction.  Pressure indicator.  Features a safe opening and closing system.  Replacement gaskets are available (model # X9010103).

You can use a pressure cooker to can starter wort, sterilize and make sterile water for yeast washing.

T-fal P2510737 Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Pressure Cooker Cookware, Silver

Also Consider: Lightning Deals · StirStarter Stir Plate

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