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Reader Tip: Airtight Grain Storage Bins and Scoops on Woot

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Iris Airtight Storage

Sellout.woot has a selection of IRIS Containers and scoops.  These combos are available in multiple colors and get you a 10 lb container, a 25 lb container and a scoop.  All are versions are selling for $18.99.

My rule of thumb on grain storage is 1.25 lbs per quart.  That’s based on a 5 gallon bucket holding about 25 lbs of grain.  The 25 lb IRIS is 33 Quarts.  I estimate that it will hold about 41 lbs of grain.  The 10 lb is 12 quarts.  I estimate that will hold about 15 lbs of grain.

Airtight, made of FDA compliant material, casters (on the larger container) allow you to easily move it around.  Clear sides so you know what’s in it.  Large easy access top.

Check them out over at sellout.woot

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Used Chugger Pumps For Sale – from… $93.45… Shipped – Limited Supply

Chugger Pumps

Courtesy of MoreBeer!’s Sale and Clearance Page.  MoreBeer has limited quantities of two models of used Chugger Pumps on Sale.  Both are inline, one is polysulfone the other is stainless.  As of this posting 8 stainless head pumps are available and 2 polysulfone pumps are available.

Features:

  • Food Grade up to 250° F.
  • 1/2″ mpt inlet and outlet.
  • High Flow rate of 7 gpm
  • Max Head 18.9 ft
  • 115v 55″ cord and plug attached.
  • 50/60 Hz, 1.4 amp
  • 1/20 HP, 3500 RPM

MoreBeer’s Sale and Clearance Page 

Chugger Pump with High Temperature Stainless Steel Head – UA H332-UA – $135.95 + Free Shipping

Chugger High Temperature Polysulfone Brew Pump – UA H331-UA – $93.45 + Free shipping

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Free Immersion Wort Chiller Offer from Midwest Supplies

Midwest Supplies Father's Day Sale

For a limited time, Midwest Supplies is throwing in a free stainless steel immersion chiller (a $69.99 value) when you buy a 10 gallon Fermenter’s Favorites All Grain Setup.  That setup includes two coolers (one mash tun and one hlt) a false bottom, ball valves, tubing and more.

Check out the Full Details and Grab the Discount Code

Something else going on over at Midwest Supplies… $99 Equipment Starter Kits for Father’s Day – includes fermenter, kettle, bottling bucket, recipe kit and a… $20 gift certificate.  Great deal for someone getting in to this awesome hobby!

More from Midwest Supplies:

24″ Stainless Whisk – for Extract and All Grain Brewers… $6.72

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

This looks similar to my 24″ Stainless Whisk.  That is a Top Find that I recommend for all but small batch only brewers.  Check out my Hands on Review.

Use this on brew day in your mash tun and brew kettle.  In the mash tun… this makes quick work of breaking up up doughballs.  In the brew kettle… Use to incorporate extract, stir the brew kettle or start a kettle whirlpool.

5/20/15 6:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $6.72.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

Also ConsiderUpdate International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

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60 LB Stackable, Airtight Container for Grain Storage – $31.99 + Bulk Grain Deal

Vittles Vault Stackable Homebrew Grain Storage

60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container.  The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are.. food grade, airtight and pest proof.  They also have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

This 60 lb capacity Vittles Vault easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.  Stock up on bags of malt to save money, have fresher grain and be ready for your next homebrew.

5/20/15 12:15 PM: This has dropped to $31.99.  You have to back to December of last year to find a lower Amazon price.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Vittles Vault Stackable 60 lb

Also Consider… Full Bags of Malt from $66/Bag Shipped

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Full Bags of Malt from $66/Bag Shipped

Great Western Malting Grain Homebrew

Home Brew Stuff is offering free shipping on most orders of $59 or more.  That includes… full sacks of malt.

Note: Each product page prices malt by the lb.  Just add 50 lbs to your cart for a full bag.  That means 2 Row and Pale Malt are $66 per bag shipped.  Maris Otter is $75 and Much is $71.

As long as you’re above $59 you’ll get free shipping on grain.  That means you can get 1/2 bag of 2 Row and 1/2 Bag of Maris Otter and your order ships for free and you’re paying the same rate as full bag per lb price.

This includes, but is not limited to…

2 Row – 1.8L Great Western. A great base malt that can be used in single infusion mashes. Provides for a soft malt character in the finished beer. Used by a majority of the West Coast microbreweries as their base malt for multiple styles. This malt is also the first substitute for someone looking for 6-row malt.

Northwest Pale Malt – 2.6-3.0°L A slightly darker base malt than our Premium 2-Row, our Northwest Pale Ale Malt is produced from well-modified, Western-grown 2-Row barley, with a kilning regimen based closely on traditional British Pale Ale malting practices. Contributes a malty complexity to beer flavor and aroma. Excellent in American Pale Ales and American versions of British beer styles.

Crisp Malting Maris Otter – 3.5-4.5°L Maris Otter is an English 2-row varietal barley introduced in 1966 that was developed specifically to produce high quality malt for the production of ale. Its low nitrogen content, uniformly plump kernels, and robust husk has made it a favorite among English brewers for its reliable and forgiving brewhouse performance, and, most notably, because of the unique Maris Otter flavor it adds to the beer which may be absent in modern barley varieties grown for yield and ease of agricultural production. This fine base malt will easily convert with a single infusion mash, and produce an orange tinged golden wort with a unique rich, slightly nutty flavor. An excellent malt for any English style beer.

Munich – 8-10°L Great Western Munich malts are produced in the traditional European manner, using selected higher-protein 2-Row barleys, malted to achieve high levels of protein solubilization and color formation. Munich Malt can be used as a base malt for bock beer and doppelbock. Used in smaller quantities in Dunkel Lagers, IPAs, Ambers, and wherever increased malt flavor and aromas are desired, but without introducing caramel/crystal flavors. Can be used at 20%-70% percent of the grist.

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22″ Stainless Mash and Extract Whisk

Update International FW-22 Stainless Steel French Whip, 22-Inch

22″ Stainless Steel French Whip/Whisk by Update International.  Made of 18/8 Stainless.

Use this on brew day in your mash tun and brew kettle.  In the mash tun… this makes quick work of breaking up up doughballs.  In the brew kettle… Use to incorporate extract, stir the brew kettle or start a kettle whirlpool.

This is from the same line as the Top Find – 24″ whisk that I use.  Check out my Hands on Review.  This 22″ version is just 2″ shorter.

Update International FW-22 Stainless Steel French Whip, 22-Inch

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