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Ends Soon: Balcones Distilling Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – $94.93 w/stacking deals

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Tx.

About, from AIH: “Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award winning small batch distillery in Waco, TX, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with stand for easy storage.”

Use to barrel age your homebrew, or… create your own barrel aged whiskey by combining a neutral liquor with still spirits premium whiskey profile kit.

Availability of these barrels is touch and go, as of this posting, they are back in stock and marked down to $109 ($30.99 off list) Get the equivalent of 5% back on this purchase through AIH’s free rewards program. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Stacks With: $109 is a solid sale in and of itself.  For Comparison, William’s has these for $139.99.  The deal gets sweeter because AIH is discounting most things sitewide by 13%.  That works with these barrels and makes them just $94.93.  Get them while they’re available.  The 13% off is set to end soon.

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels

This most recent mention of these barrels on HBF:

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MoreBeer Pre-Black Friday Carboy Sale – Save 25%!

MoreBeer is discounting their entire lineup of glass carboys by 25% for their Pre Black Friday Sale.  Selection includes 3, 5, 6 and 6.5 gallon sizes with Italian made options available. Shipping is free to most US addresses with a qualifying order.  No coupon or promo code is necessary.  Discounted prices are reflected on each product page.

Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple promo codes you can get in on this and their Deal of the Day (while supplies last)

Pre Black Friday Sale at MoreBeer

Homebrew Finds is Holiday Shopping Deals Headquarters for Homebrewers!  Check out the sales we’re currently tracking – Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Homebrewers!

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation

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Catalyst Fermentation System – Conical Fermenter – $159, Save $46

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

The Catalyst Fermentation System, Craft a Brew, 6.5 gal Conical Fermenter for Beer Home Brewing and Wine Making

The Catalyst Fermentation System, Craft a Brew, 6.5 gal Conical Fermenter for Beer Home Brewing and Wine Making

  • 6.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter that separates sediment, eliminates transfers and allows you to bottle straight from your fermenter
  • The Catalyst’s tank is made from Tritan, a food-safe, BPA-free polymer. This revolutionary material retains the same clarity and smoothness of glass, but is resistant to shattering
  • 3″ Trub Trap Butterfly Valve – the largest in the industry- is designed to work with any large-mouthed mason jar, which makes catching and storing viable yeasts or separating sediment super simple
  • Includes: 6.5 Gallon Tank with Lid, Stand (Base, 2 Legs, 2 Support Beams, 8 Screws), 3″ Proprietary Butterfly Valve, Bottling Attachment, Transfer Tubing, Tubing Clamp, Rubber Stopper
  • 16 Oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jar, Allen Wrench, Total Height (does not include airlock): 26.25″ Maximum Width: 17″

11/16/17 10:30 PM Central: This has dropped $46 to $159. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. For Comparison, MoreBeer has it for $199.99.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

The Catalyst Fermentation System, Craft a Brew, 6.5 gal Conical Fermenter for Beer Home Brewing and Wine Making

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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Inkbird ITC-310TB, Dual Stage w/12 Programmable Timers – $35.99 w/20% off coupon

Inkbird 10A 110V Digital Heating & Cooling Pre-wired Temperature Controller With 12 periods Timer Stage For Home brewing, Greenhouse, Heating mat

Itc-301TB by Inkbird.  Digital Dual Stage Pre-Wired Temperature Controller with 12 Timers.

My contact at Inkbird has said that timers start when a certain temperature is reached.

Dual stage means that the Itc-310TB 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.

11/17/17 1 PM Central: This is selling for $44.99.  Apply coupon code C7F8J2WQ 20% to $35.99. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Inkbird 10A 110V Digital Heating & Cooling Pre-wired Temperature Controller With 12 periods Timer Stage For Home brewing, Greenhouse, Heating mat

Also: Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor – [Review] | Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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Dual Scale Specific Gravity Brix Refractometer with ATC – $18.99

Brix Refractometer Beer Wort and Wine Refractometer Dual Scale Specific Gravity Brix and Beer Sugar Wine with ATC for Wine Making and Beer Brewing

Brix Refractometer Beer Wort and Wine Refractometer Dual Scale Specific Gravity Brix and Beer Sugar Wine with ATC for Wine Making and Beer Brewing

  • Measures Brix: 0-32%,Specific Gravity:1.000-1.120, testing the sugar content and specific gravity of liquid
  • Dual Scale:  no need convert it to specific gravity as the scale measures both Brix and SG.
  • Automatic Temperature Compensation: ATC refractometer of 10 – 30 degree celsius

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.

11/17/17 11 AM Central: This is selling for $18.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Brix Refractometer Beer Wort and Wine Refractometer Dual Scale Specific Gravity Brix and Beer Sugar Wine with ATC for Wine Making and Beer Brewing

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI] – $11.96 + Building a Spunding Valve

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT by Control Devices.

This valve is the heart of my Spunding Valve build.  It is essentially a manually adjustable pressure relief valve.  This one is adjustable from 0 to 100 PSI.  There is no homebrewing-related situation I’m aware of that would have you at 100 PSI.  Generally you’d be at or below 30 PSI.  As always, you’ll want to ensure that all components in your system (kegs, tubing, etc) are rated for your desired pressure.  Also, always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines.

11/17/17 10 PM Central: This has been out of stock on backorder.  As of this posting, it’s available again.  It’s selling for $11.65. Shipping to most US addresses is also free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

11/18/17 11 AM Central: Update – this is backordered again.  Order now and Amazon will ship it when it’s back in stock. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT

SeeBuild a Spunding Valve for more information and additional configuration options

Ready Made Spunding Valve: William’s Brewing has a ready made Spunding Valve Assembly – 0-60 ADJUSTABLE PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE at William’s Brewing

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Back in Stock! Balcones Distilling Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – stacking deals

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Tx.

About, from AIH: “Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award winning small batch distillery in Waco, TX, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with stand for easy storage.”

Use to barrel age your homebrew, or… create your own barrel aged whiskey by combining a neutral liquor with still spirits premium whiskey profile kit.

Availability of these barrels is touch and go, as of this posting, they are back in stock and marked down to $109 ($30.99 off list) Get the equivalent of 5% back on this purchase through AIH’s free rewards program. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Stacks With: $109 is a solid sale in and of itself.  For Comparison, William’s has these for $139.99.  The deal gets sweeter because AIH is discounting most things sitewide by 13%.  That works with these barrels and makes them just $94.93.  Get them while they’re available.

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels

This most recent mention of these barrels on HBF:

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

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