Category Archives: Safety

RateBeer App – Free for Android

Mobile interface to the world’s largest source for information on craft beer: RateBeer

– Search beers and get extensive details, with style and ABV information and recent user ratings
– Rate beers on aroma, appearance, taste, palate and overall
– Synchronize your account to have full offline access to your rating history
– Full offline rating; upload when a connection is available again
– Find nearby beer places and get full brewery listings
– Create personalized beer lists

As of this posting, the Android version of this app is available for free via Google Play.  Check Google Play for up to the minute pricing.

If you’re an Apply device user… An iOS version is also available although it typically costs.  Beer Buddy is also available for iOS that draws on RateBeer Beer ratings.  Both iOS apps offer barcode scanning.

Related: Free Non-Expiring Trial of Brewer’s Friend – cloud based brewing software

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The Carboy Carrier

The Carboy Carrier

The Carboy Carrier.  Constructed from durable polypropylene webbing.  The Carboy CarrierMove from one carboy to another as needed.  Aids in… carrying carboys. 🙂

The Carboy Carrier

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Carboy Carrying Strap

Carboy Carrier Strap

Carboy Carrying Strap.  Heavy duty webbed strap. Straps adjust to fit 5 to 7 gallon carboys, or Better Bottles.

Carboy Carrier Strap

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Commercial Grade Heat Resistant Glove [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day]

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

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

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. 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. 🙂

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

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

Also: Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resources

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Carboy Carrying Strap

Carboy Carrier Strap

Carboy Carrying Strap.  Heavy duty webbed strap. Straps adjust to fit 5 to 7 gallon carboys, or Better Bottles.

Carboy Carrier Strap

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Carboy Carrier

The Carboy Carrier

The Carboy Carrier.  Constructed from durable polypropylene webbing.  Move from one carboy to another as needed.  Aids in… carrying carboys. 🙂The Carboy Carrier

The Carboy Carrier

Also Consider: Great Deals on 5, 6 and 6.5 Gallon Carboys

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

Carboy Carrying Strap

Carboy Carrier Strap

Carboy Carrying Strap.  Heavy duty webbed strap. Straps adjust to fit 5 to 7 gallon carboys, or Better Bottles.

Carboy Carrier Strap

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation · Hands On: Speidel Fermenters

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

speidelSpeidel Fermenters • Hands on Review