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20 Gram Calibration Weight – $2.52 Shipped + HBF Scale Review Roundup

calibration weight

As of this posting, this calibration weight is selling for just $2.86. Coupon Code GBTE takes 12% off regularly priced items across Gear Bests entire lineup of tools.  That category is huge and includes pH Meters, TDS meters, thermometers, calipers and lots and lots more.  That promo applies to this calibration weight and makes it a paltry $2.52. Shipping is free (no order minimum) to most US addresses.  Check Gear Best for up to the minute availability.

Scale Reviews on HBF:

  1. Hands On: 11 LB Capacity Neewer Kitchen Scale
  2. Hands On: Weighmax 4819 55 LB Capacity Digital Scale
  3. Hands On: Fast Weigh MS-500 Scale
  4. Hands On: Ultraship 55 lb Digital Scale [Grain] With Removable Face
  5. Hands On: Anvil Grain Scale
  6. Hands On: American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale

20g Calibration Weight – remember promo code GBTE

12% Off Tools at Gear Best – remember promo code GBTE

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Gerber 14 Function EVO Multi-Tool + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Gerber EVO Multi-Tool [22-41771]

Gerber EVO Multi Tool.  14 functions.

I keep a similar Multi-tool in my brew day box.  SeePutting Together A Brew Day Box.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Gerber EVO Multi-Tool [22-41771]


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Hands On Review: Spyderco Stainless Steel ClipiTool Multi Tool w/Bottle Opener

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ClipiTool Multi Tool By Spyderco

I had the pleasure of visiting Spyderco’s facility located in Golden, Colorado while on a family vacation.  I was extremely impressed by the quality of the gear they make and have since purchased several of their products.  I’ll be reviewing each of those over on our companion site Gear Trails – Spyderco TagAbout Gear Trails – but this one fits better here on homebrew Finds.

The ClipiTool features stainless steel construction and three functions.  A knife blade, a flat screw driver and a bottle opener along with a clip and lanyard hole.

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12% Off Gear Best Tools – pH, TDS, Thermometers and Lots More

As of this posting, Coupon Code GBTE takes 12% off regularly priced items across Gear Bests entire lineup of tools.  That category is huge and includes pH Meters, TDS meters, thermometers, calipers and lots and lots more.  Shipping is free (no order minimum) to most US addresses.  Check Gear Best for up to the minute availability.

12% Off Tools at Gear Best – remember promo code GBTE

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100 mm Digital Caliper – $5.93 + Free Shipping

digital caliper

Digital Calipers via Gear Best

  • Electronic Digital 100mm Caliper
  • Made of carbon fiber
  • Base measuring function: Inside, outside, depth and step measuring
  • Handy conversion chart at the back
  • Zero setting in any position
  • Easy to read large LCD display
  • Minimum scale to read is 01.mm / 0.01 inch
  • Resolution: 0.1 mm / 0.01 inch
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.2mm / 0.01 inch
  • Power: 1 x LR44 1.5V

I use a caliper around my home brewery to… measure things. 🙂  Including… fitting sizes, o-ring sizes [See: Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers] and to aid with designing 3d prints [3D printing tag]

As of this posting, Gear Best has this for just $6.45.  That’s an outstanding price in and of itself.  Apply coupon code TWITTER (takes 8% off most things site wide) and the price drops to a scant… $5.93  Shipping is free to US addresses and international shipping options are available.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

100 mm Digital Vernier Caliper Micrometer Gauge Electronic Accurate Measuring Ruler

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds & Top Deals

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Deluxe Draft Beer Tool Kit – $39.95, Save $24.10 + Great Deal on Pin Locks

Deluxe Draft Installation/Maintenance Tool Kit from Keg Connection.  Includes a selection of tools and repair parts packed into an ammo can.

You Get...
  • Oetiker clamp tool
  • 20 each of 13.3, 15.7 & 17 Oetiker clamps
  • 5 each of 14.5 & 15.3 Oetiker clamps.
  • 5 adjustable clamps
  • 2 each of beer nut, tailpiece
  • 5 beer washers
  • Deluxe Beer Wrench for faucet, beer nut and tower nut
  • 5 piece oring set for ball lock or pin lock keg
  • Home brew disconnect repair parts: flat washer/oring (2), spring (2), Stem (2), 1 each (2 parts),  cap for ball lock gas and liquid, 1 each (4 parts), cap for pin lock (tall and short) gas and liquid
  • 1 ounce of “Lubri-Film”  NSF approved oring lube
  • 5 MFL washers (for tailpiece or other metal MFL connections

All packed in a watertight, military ammo can.

 

As of this posting, this is marked down to $39.95.  Check Keg Connection for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Deluxe Tool Kit

While the promos last, you can get in on this and Keg Connection’s Stellar Pin Lock Deal and pay the same flat rate shipping (to US addresses) for your whole order.  A tool kit + as many Pin Lock Kegs and extras as you want all ship for one flat rate.

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

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Reader Tip & Video: 1/2″ Heavy Duty Drill at Harbor Freight + Cereal Killer Grain Mill

Thanks to Twitter Follower Joe for this tip!  [Connect with HBF on Twitter]

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Joe suggested this drill on sale at Harbor Freight for powering Adventures in Homebrewing‘s Cereal Killer Grain Mill

Joe says: “I have the Cereal Killer Grain Mill and I power it with this drill and I’ve never been happier.”  1/2″ Heavy Duty Spade Handle Drill

The Cereal Killer Grain Mill from Adventures in Homebrewing gets consistently great cln_img_2933feedback and is one of our Top Finds.  This is a great mill!  Check out my Hands on Review.

Milling your own grain… 1.  Gives you control over the crush of your grain.  That’s a big factor in efficiency.  2.  A mill allows you to fine tune for your equipment and process.  You know what the crush is going to be since you set it.  3.  A mill allows you to save money by buying whole bags of grain at a discount, and 3.  The shelf life of unmilled grain is longer than pre-milled grain.  Freshly milled grain = better tasting beer.

Cereal Killer Grain Mill

Joe Also shared this video of his setup for mounting this drill, with the Cereal Killer in action…

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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