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Milwaukee Instruments pH55 Waterproof pH Tester


Milwaukee Instruments pH55 Waterproof pH Tester.  Includes protective cap and 20ml sachets of ph 4.01 and 7.01 calibration solution.  Large dual level LCD that displays pH (-2.0 to 16.0 pH) and temperature -5.0 to 105.0 (Celsius) or 23.0 to 221.0 (Fahrenheit). Automatically compensates for temperature.   Calibration is made automatically in 1 or 2 points with memorized standard and NIST buffer sets.  Modular design means electrode can be replaced.

Use to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer.

Milwaukee Instruments pH55 Waterproof pH Tester

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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]


Joe suggested this drill on sale at Harbor Freight for powering Adventures in Homebrewing‘s Cereal Killer Grain Mill (on sale for $99.99 shipped).

Joe says: “I have that [Cereal Killer Grain Mill] , and I power it with this drill and I’ve never been happier.

cereal killer grain mill

The Cereal Killer Grain Mill gets consistently great feedback and is one of our Top Finds.

Milling your own grain… 1.  Gives you control over the crush of your grain.  That’s a big factor in efficiency.  A mill allows you to fine tune for your equipment and process.  2.  A mill allows you to save money by buying whole bags of grain.  3.  Freshly milled grain = better tasting beer. and… 4.  Mad street cred… :)

Cereal Killer Grain Mill – $99.99 + Free Shipping

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

Update 2: Twitter follower just pointed out that this printable 20% off coupon also works with this drill!

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Reader Tip: $6.97 Gamma Seal Lids at Menards

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

Gamma Seal Lids for Grain Storage
Pictured: Gamma Seal Lids from Emergency Essentials

I store most of my grain in 5 or 6 gallon buckets with Gamma Seal Lids.  For recipe kits, I’ll store the whole kit (minus yeast and hops) in it’s own bucket.  Gamma Lids come with two parts.  An outer ring that installs semi-permanently on the bucket and an inner portion that spins off for quick and easy access.  That also means no prying off hard to remove lids.  The whole thing is airtight.

A 5 gallon bucket can hold about 25 lbs.  So two 5 gallon buckets equals about a bag of grain.  Two six gallon buckets have an approximate capacity of 60 lbs.

Gamma Seal Lids at Menards.  Kent Says that Gamma Seal Lids are available at his local Menards (Madison, WI) for $6.97.  Check your local store for pricing and availability.

Gamma Seal Lids at Emergency Essentials Emergency Essentials – – has Gamma Seals marked down to $7.50 with reasonable tiered flat rate shipping.

Gamma Seal Lid – $7.50 – available in a variety of colors

Also: Food Safe Buckets and Lid Combos

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$10 Off $30 at Petsmart – Vittles Vault Containers for Grain Storage


Petsmart offers $10 off orders (ends 2/1/16) when you use promo code TAKETENOFF

Petsmart offers 40 and 60 lb sizes of stackable Vittles Vault Containers.  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.  This 60 lb easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.

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10 Gallon Mash Tun – $139.99 Shipped (Save $30)


10 Gallon Cooler Mash Tun from MoreBeer.  Features stainless false bottom, spigot and barb as well as FDA approved food grade plastic and FDA approved silicone tubing.

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

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from MoreBeer…

If you want to do an all-grain beer you will love this Rubbermaid Cooler Mash Tun!

MoreBeer! makes mashing easy by converting a Rubbermaid cooler into an amazing, temperature retaining, mash tun. You’ll experience barely any temperature loss throughout your 1hr+ mash. This Mash Tun is made of the highest quality components: Rubbermaid coolers (which cost more than Igloo or imported versions from China), all stainless steel hardware, and FDA approved silicone tubing that is heat resistant to 500 degrees. And what’s more is that this product is shipped free to your door and arrives complete so that you do not have to both with assemble. Open the box and start brewing!

Best-Quality Rubbermaid insulated beverage cooler made of FDA approved food grade plastic
Stainless steel spigot installed in cooler
Stainless steel perforated false bottom pre-installed in cooler
High temp, FDA approved Silicone tubing
Stainless steel tubing connector with 3/8″ barb

Internal dimensions are 18.375″H x 12.875″D.
External dimensions are 20.875″H x 15.875″D with lid on.


Cooler (10 Gal) – Mash Tun AG330 – $169.99 $139.99 + Free Shipping

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.

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All Grain BIAB Recipe Kits… $20 at Bell’s Brewery General Store


Bell’s Brewery General Store has marked down their entire lineup of Brewer’s Best All Grain BIAB Recipe Kits down to just $20.

This also bundles with Bell’s discount Shipping Promo.  Use Coupon Code 50SHIPPING for $5 off your shipping cost with a $50 purchase or Use Coupon Code 100SHIPPING for $10 off your shipping cost with a $100 purchase.  Also: Sale Items Page | Hops from $8.10

Available styles (at least as of this posting) include American IPA, American Pale Ale, Brown Porter, German Pilsner, German Wheat and Sweet Stout.

Check it out – Brewer’s Best BIAB All Grain Kits

BIAB ResourcesBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet – Water Calculations and More | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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10′ 1/2″ ID High Temp Silicone Tubing

White SiliconeTubing, 1/2"ID, 3/4"OD, 1/8"Wall, 10' Length

10 Feet of 1/2″ ID, 3/4″ OD Silicone Tubing.  NSF-51 food equipment material certified.  Made from high temp silicone (-150 to 500 deg F).

Use for transferring hot water and wort on brew day.

White SiliconeTubing, 1/2″ID, 3/4″OD, 1/8″Wall, 10′ Length

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