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Make Brew Day Easier! 440 lb Capacity Electric Hoist & Free BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet Download


Thank you to HBF Reader Joey [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] for a picture of this hoist in action!  Here it is lifting a BIAB Bag with about 70 lbs of grain.  Check out the product page on Amazon to see a stock image of this hoist with a full description of specs and what’s included.

Goplus Lift Electric Hoist Garage Auto Shop Electric Wire Hoist Overhead Lift w/Remote Control (440LBS)

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Heavy Duty And Durable High strength carbon steel line cable, braided, anti twist. Cable length of 39ft, diameter is 1/8″. Rugged steel shell and mounting hanging clamp brackets, with reliable hardware, makes our mini electric wire host strong and durable enough to withstand heavy use.
  • Sheaved Pulley Lift Hook For Dual Line Operation2 heavy duty weighted lift hook, maximum load capacity ups to 220lbs each, 440lbs total. Lift speed of 26ft per minute of single hook, 13ft per minute of double. Max lift height of 39ft of single, 20ft of double hooks.
  • High Quality Cooper Motor ETL Approved grade, features good heat dissipation ability. It provides strong power with relative low electricity consumption.
  • Built-in Safety Braking Mechanism With easy operate remote control panel, fully automatic hoist, requires no hand cranking. Item features automatic brake function with build-in safety braking mechanism and thermal protection device to ensure safety.
  • Easy to Operate It comes with all necessary mountings. Simply assembled then ready to use. Compact construction, lightweight, easy operation, perfect for lifting small engines, transmissions, large shop tools, or building supplies in factories, warehouses and cargo berth.

 

Some notes from Joey, the pictured bag is a 20 lb custom Brew in a Bag via brewinabag.com.  Joey says that the included hook is small, so he obtained 440 lb capacity carabiner at a local hardware store.

Goplus Lift Electric Hoist Garage Auto Shop Electric Wire Hoist Overhead Lift w/Remote Control (440LBS)


Also:  BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing | All Grain Tips & Gear

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

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

50 lb Capacity Accuteck Digital Scale – $12.48 w/coupon + free shipping

Accuteck All-In-One Series W-8250-50BS A-PT 50 Digital Scale by ACCUTECK


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Capacity–up to 50lbs, sensitivity–0.1oz(0-25lb), 0.2oz(25-50lb), reading modes–pounds/ounces, ounces, kilograms/grams, grams
  • Key functions–tare(allow you to reset the display to 0.0), hold (especially for weighing a over-sized item)
  • Self-calibration technology–does not require a 50lbs weight, you can choose any known weight starting from 5 lbs. for calibration purpose
  • Power– run on 3 x AAA batteries or 5v adapter (both includ

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

12/10/18 1:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $13.14.  That in and of itself the best historical third party Amazon price I found. Click on “Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to just $12.48. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Accuteck All-In-One Series W-8250-50BS A-PT 50 Digital


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Ends Soon: A Rare Sale on Robobrew All Grain Brewing System + Hands on Review

Robobrew All Grain Brewing System via Adventures in Homebrewing

from AIH: “The easiest way to start all grain brewing today! The Robobrew All Grain Brewing System is a 9.25 gallon (35 L) capacity electric brewing system that makes it simple for homebrewers to step up to all grain brewing without a mountain of equipment and costs. This system includes a stainless steel mash tun/boil kettle, recirculation arm and pump, water resistant control panel, grain basket/malt pipe, spigot, and immersion wort chiller.”

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The Robobrew features dual heating elements, one 1000 watt and one 500 watt, to give you full control over the heating process. Individual switches control the elements, allowing you to fire both elements to quickly heat your water to mash temperature or bring your wort to a boil, or just use one element when you want to maintain a constant temperature. The on-board water resistant control panel allows you to set and monitor temperatures. The delayed start feature allows you to set your temp (up to 23 hours in advance) and have your brewing water hot and ready for when you wake up or return home from work.

A built-in magnetic drive pump recirculates your wort through the recirculation arm. Make sure to add on some high temp silicone tubing to gain even more control over the recirculation process; it also serves as a great transfer/drain tube for the include stainless steel ball valve. Recirculating your wort will increase your efficiency and lead to better beers with greater yields.

A stainless steel malt pipe makes converting from a mash tun to a boil kettle super simple. The easy to left handles on the malt pipe lets you raise the pipe above the Robobrew system, with bottom tabs to stabilize the malt pipe while allowing your wort to properly drain. The interior of the Robobrew features etched gallon/liter markings and has a 1/2″ stainless steel ball valve to easily drain and transfer your brew. Once your done boiling, the included immersion wort chiller will bring your brew back down to pitching temperature in no time!”

  • Dual Heating Elements (1000W & 500W)
  • Magnetic Drive Pump
  • Recirculation Arm
  • Stainless Steel Malt Pipe
  • Stainless Steel 1/2″ Ball Valve
  • Digital Temperature Controller
  • Immersion Wort Chiller
  • Glass Lid
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • 9 Gallon Capacity (35 L)
  • 110 volt plug
  • Dimensions: 21.625″ H (32.75″ with Recirculation Arm) x 12.5″ D

 

As of this posting AIH has this system for $479.99. This is a MAP item. MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  That means that this will generally sell for about this price and will be rarely discounted.  Check each product page for up to the minute price, description and availability.

As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has this marked down $80 to $399.99. Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Robobrew All Grain Brewing System with Pump 9.25 Gallons

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Also: Hands on Review: Robobrew All Grain Brewing System

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Buy a Mark II 12 GPM Wort Pump [12 GPM!] and get $60 in Freebies

Mark II Homebrew Pump via William’s Brewing

from William’s Brewing:  “The 65 Watt MKII Pump from Keg King is a magnetic drive high temperature pump capable of pumping hot wort at temperatures of up to 248° F. It can pump up to 12 gallons per minute, making it perfect for systems too large for the 5 gallon per minute 25 Watt MK11 or the 7 gallon per minute Riptide pump. The maximum height it can pump is 17’ although gallons per minute will be reduced at higher pumping elevations.

The pump head and impeller are constructed of food grade Xarec plastic (very similar to Polysulphone). The magnetic drive acts as a clutch allowing the user to put back pressure on the pump to slow down flow. Like all magnetic drive wort pumps, it is not self priming – you must flood the pump head before turning on the pump. The pump has ¾” BSP male fittings on the inlet and outlet, which are compatible with all ¾” female NPT as well as BSP fittings. The inlet is in the center. Besides Xarec plastic, other wetted interior materials are nitrile and stainless steel.

The magnetic drive ensures no lubricated bearings are in contact with the liquid at all, so you can be sure there is no chance of any contamination of the liquid being pumped. The pump features a 6′ power cord, and a mounting plate for permanent mounting. The pump is 11” in overall length, and 4½” wide including the mounting plate. The pump head can be mounted at any angle on the pump to fit your application (an optional stainless head, William’s item X69, is also available).

Shop around and compare, other wort pumps that do 12 gallons per minute and more start at $379.99!

As of this posting, the pump with polysulfone head is selling for JUST $174.99.  A Stainless Steel upgrade is also available on the product page.  Check William’s Brewing for current price and availability.

MARK II 65 WATT WORT PUMP

Free Gear: William’s Brewing is giving away a mini keg growler and a set of stainless steel glasses. with any order of $149.99 or more.  That’s a $59.97 value.  Use coupon code KEGGIT and the free gear will be added to your cart automatically.  This matches their Cyber Monday 2018 promo.  See a photo of what you’ll get in this post

Original: MARK II WORT PUMPSTAINLESS PUMP HEAD FOR MARK II WORT PUMP

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Save 12% on Pliny the Elder Recipe Kits – Direct from Russian River + Brew Day Photos & Walkthrough

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MoreBeer has collaborated directly with Vinnie Cilurzo, owner and brewer at Russian River Brewing Company, to bring you recipe kits for Pliny the Elder double IPA as part of their BrewMaster Series of recipe kits.  From the description “This is THE original Pliny recipe”.  I’ve brewed the all grain version of this beer and it has been one of the best beers to come out of my home brewery.  See: Brewing Pliny

About: Estimated Original Gravity:1.070-74, Estimated SRM: 10, IBU’s: 198-202 (this is a theoretical number, you will actually get around 100 IBU), Est ABV: 8%.

Stacks with 12% Off Flash Sale: As their final deal for “12 Deals of Christmas” MoreBeer is discounting nearly everything by 12%.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.  Use promo code DRUMS to get the deal.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Pliny the Elder Kits at MoreBeer  – remember coupon code DRUMS

Related: Brewing Pliny the Elder

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50 lbs Great Western 2 Row Malt – $49.68 + Free Ship Eligible

Great Western 2 Row via MoreBeer

12% Off Flash Sale: As their final deal for “12 Deals of Christmas” MoreBeer is discounting nearly everything by 12%.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.  Use promo code DRUMS to get the deal.

Full sacks of grain do not qualify for MoreBeer’s free shipping.  The 10 lb size is the largest size that qualifies for free shipping. Buy 5 x 10 lb of these and your pre-discount total should be $56.45.  Apply coupon code DRUMS and it drops to $49.68 for about a sack of Great Western 2 row.  The beauty is, doing it this way means that free shipping is still in play.  Put together a $59 order and the 50 lbs of grain ships for free to many US addresses.

Great Western Domestic 2-Row Malt – bulk grain deal!

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31.5″ x 21.7″ BIAB Bag – $4.39, w/stacking 12% off flash sale – Limited Supply + BIAB Spreadsheet

Drawstring Mesh Bag - 31.5 in. x 21.7 in. BAG27

From MoreBeer: “Perfect for Brew in a Bag, this large 32 x 22 in bag will fit pots up to 21.5 in. The bag comes with a draw string to sinch down on the rim of your kettle. Made from polyester. Can also be used for whole hops in hoppy beers.”

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

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.

Drawstring Mesh Bag – 31.5 in. x 21.7 in. BAG27  $6.99 $4.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Related: All Grain Tips & Gear | BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag

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Ends Today: 50 lb Bag of Briess 2 Row Malt – $38.24

50 lb 2 row homebrew

Briess Munich Dry Malt Extract 1 Lb via Adventures in Homebrewing


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 2-Row Brewers Malt 50 lb Bag
  • Origin : North America
  • 1.8°L

Mild malty flavor. Base malt for all beer styles. Smoother, less grainy flavor than 6-Row Brewers Malt. Slightly higher yield than 6-Row Brewers Malt. Slight lower protein than 6-Row Brewers Malt.


As of this posting, this is selling for $44.99.  Shipping is an additional calculated fee and will vary based on your location.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Stacks With: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering 15% off most items sitewide.  No coupon or promo code is required.  Nearly everything, including many items that are already on sale work with this sale.   A few exceptions apply.  See Terms and Conditions for complete details.  That means this is just $38.24 per bag plus shipping.

2 Row (Briess) 50 lb Bag

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16.59% Off – Gigantic Selection of Clone Kits at Austin Homebrew Supply

Austin Homebrew Supply has a massive selection of commercial clone recipes.  Massive.  Chose from extract, mini mash and all grain clones.  I brewed AHS’ Deschutes Mirror Pond Clone not too long after starting to homebrew.  It turned out spot on.

Stacks With: As of this posting AHS is discounting most things by a whopping 16.59%.  That’s the largest % off sale we’ve seen and matches Black Friday 2018.

Austin Homebrew Clone Recipes

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MOTORIZED Homebrew Grain Mill – $178.99 + Free Shipping, Back in Stock

BestEquip 2 Roller Grain Mill Homebrew Electric Barley Grinder 40PRM Malt Crusher Mill with 11LBS Hopper for Grains Barley Grinding (2 Roller)

BestEquip 2 Roller Grain Mill Homebrew Electric Barley Grinder 40PRM Malt Crusher Mill with 11LBS Hopper for Grains Barley Grinding (2 Roller)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Roller quantity: 2; Roller diameter: 6”x1.5”; Roller adjustable range: 0-0.065″
  • This grain mill is a sturdy mill with an aluminum hopper that can hold up to 11 lbs of grains at one time
  • Barley grinder features an alloy block frame that houses two rollers on stainless steel real ball bearing instead of oil-impregnated bronze bushings
  • The drive shaft and all axles are integral to the roller, which makes it possible to drive the mill clockwise or counter-clockwise
  • The grain mill homebrew is perfect for beer brewing grains, barley ,malt, large batches and other high-efficiency milling

Some thoughts about crush… Crush is a pretty big deal when it comes to efficiency.  Homebrew shops have a tendency to under mill grain.  I think the reason for that is ease of use, with the thinking that a more coarse crush equals few stuck mashes and more happy customers.  I guess it’s possible that a shop mill could over mill grain too.  The point is, when you’re using someone else’s mill, it’s up to them how you mill your grain.

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.

12/11/18 9 PM Central: The past couple times I’ve posted this, it’s sold out relatively quickly.  It’s available again as of this posting.  It’s selling for $178.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

BestEquip 2 Roller Grain Mill Homebrew Electric Barley Grinder 40PRM Malt Crusher Mill with 11LBS Hopper for Grains Barley Grinding (2 Roller)


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

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