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Bel-Art Spinbar Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar – 25.4 x 8mm – $4.06 – Prime Day Deal

Bel-Art Spinbar Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar; 25.4 x 8mm, White (F37110-0001)

Bel-Art Spinbar Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar; 25.4 x 8mm, White (F37110-0001)


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

  • Octagonal shape creates more turbulence and a stronger vortex than a round, cylindrical shape or a polygonal shape
  • Teflon (PTFE) casing is chemically inert, can be used with corrosive chemicals, and helps reduce friction and wear while spinning
  • Built-in pivot ring helps reduce vibration and wear during stirring
  • Internal magnet made from alnico V, an alloy of aluminum, nickel, iron, and cobalt
  • Casing material is FDA approved for use in food, drug, and cosmetic applications

Use along with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.

Why a Stir Plate? The constant motion of a stir plate integrates oxygen, puts yeast in constant contact with nutrients, relieves built up CO2 and generally helps yeast to grow more rapidly.  That also means smaller starters.

7/16/18 9 PM Central: This is marked down to just $4.06 as an Amazon Prime Day Deal.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Note: You’ll very likely see a higher price on the product page.  The Prime Day Deal price is reflected during checkout.  Check the product page to see if this is still available. Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].

Bel-Art Spinbar Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar; 25.4 x 8mm, White (F37110-0001)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Brewery Elements Series – Malt, Water, Yeast, Hops – Buy Two and Save $5 for Prime Day

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The Brewing Elements Series of books contains for titles.  Each one corresponding to a key ingredient in beer – Yeast, Hops, Malt, Water.


$5 off $20 in print books: For Prime Day, Amazon is discounting Print Book Purchases of $20 or more by $5.  Use coupon code PRIMEBOOKS18.  Note: Qualifying books need to be purchased from Amazon (no third party sellers).

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To qualify for the $5 off, you need to purchase $20 of qualifying books on a single order.  The Brewery Element series books are currently selling int he $15 to $17 range.  Buy two and you qualify.

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Lavatools Javelin PT12 Digital, Instant Read Thermometer – $18.75 for Prime Day!

Thanks to HBF Reader Brandon for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Lavatools PT12 Javelin Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer

Lavatools Javelin PT12 Digital, Instant Read Thermometer.  NSF approved, 3 to 4 second stated response time.  +- .9 deg F accuracy.  -40 ~ 482°F (-40 ~ 250°C) range.  Auto-off after 60 minutes.  Displays in deg F or deg C.  It is splash resistant, has a integrated magnetic attachment and a lifetime warranty.

7/16/18 7:30 PM Central: 7/16/18 5  PM Central: This is marked down to just $18.75 as as an Amazon Prime Day Deal.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].  Also check out our Prime Day Roundup for Homebrewers!

Lavatools PT12 Javelin Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer – available in multiple colors

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Inkbird ITC-308 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller – $28 on Prime Day Deals!

Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

  • Plug and play design, easy to use;
  • Dual relay output, be able to connect with refrigeration and heating equipment at the same time
  • Support reading with Centigrade or Fahrenheit unit
  • Maximum output load: 1100W(110V)
  • Dual display window, be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time

Dual stage means that the Itc-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output is 1,100 watt at 110 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures. This is a great controller. Check out my [Hands on Review]

7/16/18 7 PM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Prime Day Deal starting at 7:45 PM Central. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].  Also check out our Prime Day Roundup for Homebrewers!

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1100w, w/ Sensor

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird ITC308 Review

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GAS ONE 200,000 BTU Propane Burner – $79.99, Save $20 via Prime Day Deals

GAS ONE 200,000 BTU Square Heavy- Duty Single Burner Outdoor Stove Propane Gas Cooker with Adjustable 0-20PSI Regulator and Steel Braided Hose Perfect for Home Brewing, Turkey Fry, Maple Syrup PrepGAS ONE 200,000 BTU Square Heavy- Duty Single Burner Outdoor Stove Propane Gas Cooker with Adjustable 0-20PSI Regulator and Steel Braided Hose Perfect for Home Brewing, Turkey Fry, Maple Syrup Prep


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

  • PORTABILITY – Portable cast iron one burner camp stove, Sturdy and durable design, Made of cast iron long lasting and good for projects
  • HIGH HEAT OUTPUT- 200,000 BTU; Fully adjustable heat-control regulator knob (Paint Chipping after use is perfectly normal, There is no paint that will withstand 200,000btu at the moment), Power with control
  • HEAVY-DUTY- Perfect for Brewing, camping, fishing, outdoor cooking, emergency preparedness, etc., Strong and long lasting
  • SAFETY- Heat Adjustable CSA certified regulator included for use with propane tank, Hose included for attaching to propane tank, O-ring installed on regulator to ensure that there is no gas leakage (it is possible to tighten by hand, but is advisable to use tools in order to tighten)
  • STEEL BRAIDED HOSE – CSA certified 0-20 PSI adjustable regulator with Steel Braided hose included to use with propane tank

7/16/18 7 PM Central: This is discounted to $79.99 as an Amazon Prime Day DealPrice, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].  Also check out our Prime Day Roundup for Homebrewers!

GAS ONE 200,000 BTU Square Heavy- Duty Single Burner Outdoor Stove Propane Gas Cooker with Adjustable 0-20PSI Regulator and Steel Braided Hose Perfect for Home Brewing, Turkey Fry, Maple Syrup Prep

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Session Beers by Jennifer Talley – $9.64 in paperback, less than e-book price + $5 Off $20 for Prime Day

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance by Jennifer Talley

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About: “Sharing a beer or two with friends after work or play is one of life’s many joys. Session beers, whose mild strength invites more than one round, adhere to high quality standards and are dedicated to balance and drinkability above all. Some naturally low-alcohol beer styles were “sessionable” long before that word was coined, but brewers have reinvented traditionally stronger classic beer styles to make them, too, well-suited to casual drinking sessions. Responsible consumption of these high-quality, easy-drinking beers gives beer lovers the freedom to celebrate community and friendship while consuming less alcohol. Such beers can be challenging to brew, but they present many opportunities to showcase skill, flavor, and refreshment. Session Beers explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest session beers, past and present. Learn about the brewing processes and ingredients to master recipe development. Explore popular craft session beer recipes from some of the best brewmasters in America, and discover why beer drinkers enjoy exploring and drinking session beers.”

 

7/16/18 6 PM Central: This title has dropped to just $9.64 in paperback. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. For some pricing clarity, that’s less than the current e-book price of $9.99.   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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Stacks With: $5 off $20 in print books: For Prime Day, Amazon is discounting Print Book Purchases of $20 or more by $5.  Use coupon code PRIMEBOOKS18.  Note: Qualifying books need to be purchased from Amazon (no third party sellers).

Grab the full terms and conditions – $5 off print book purchases over $20

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Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance


Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Books

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Reader Tip: Apera Instruments AI209 PH20 pH Tester Kit – $36.80! via Prime Day Deals

Thanks to HBF Reader @artistictech via Twitter for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Roll over image to zoom in Downloads CAD Models, MSDS, Manuals Apera Instruments, LLC Apera Instruments AI209 PH20 Value Waterproof pH Pocket Tester, ±0.1 pH Accuracy, 0-14.0 pH Range, Complete Kit

Apera Instruments AI209 PH20 Value Waterproof pH Pocket Tester, ±0.1 pH Accuracy, 0-14.0 pH Range, Complete Kit

  • Easy Auto calibration with Buffer recognition; Auto Temp. Compensation (ATC) ensures accuracy in variant temperatures (0-50.0C)
  • Complete Kit with ready-to-use calibration solutions, batteries, and a lanyard in a portable carrying case
  • Auto recognition of stable values improves consistency so you don’t have to guess when to manually hold measurement
  • An ultra-clear 180 viewing angle screen with dual display of Temp./pH and indications of completed calibrations and stable readings
  • 2000 hours continuous operation, powered by AAA batteries

Apera PH60 Premium Waterproof pH Meter.  Reads -2 to 16 pH Range.  Accuracy .001 pH.

You can use a pH meter to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer.

7/16/18 5  PM Central: This is marked down to just $36.80 as as an Amazon Prime Day Deal.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Note: You’ll very likely see a higher price on the product page.  The Prime Day Deal price is reflected during checkout.  Check the product page to see if this is still available. Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].

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Apera Instruments AI209 PH20 Value Waterproof pH Pocket Tester, ±0.1 pH Accuracy, 0-14.0 pH Range, Complete Kit


Etekcity Non-Contact IR Thermometer [Yeast Starters, Rehydration Water & More] – $12.59 on Prime Day Deals

Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~1022℉ (-50℃~550℃), Yellow and Black

Lasergrip 1080 Non-Contact Thermometer by Etekcity.  Measures in C and F.  Built in laser for precise aiming.  Auto shut off and hold functions.  Low battery indicator and backlit LCD display.

Since this is no touch, you can check the temp of yeast washing and yeast rehydration water and your starter wort without the risk of infection.  I find mine particularly useful for rehydrating yeast.

Infrared thermometers should not be considered a direct replacement for your standard thermometer.  A quality IR thermometer will give you a close approximation of surface temperatures.  Note that steam seems to throw off readings.  Uses include: Contained yeast rehydration water, chilled wort or starter temperature, kegerator, fermenter or fermenation area and beer tasting samples.  If you’re looking for a standard thermometer, consider these two Top FindsCDN DTQ450X – ThermoWorks Thermapen

7/16/18 4:30 PM Central: This is discounted to $12.59 as an Amazon Prime Day DealPrice, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].  Also check out our Prime Day Roundup for Homebrewers!

Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~1022℉ (-50℃~550℃), Yellow and Black

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Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker – Wi-Fi & Bluetooth – Recirculating Touch Screen Heat Stick – $69.99! for Prime Day

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker | WI-FI + Bluetooth | 900W | Anova App Included

The Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker is a touch screen heat stick with an integrated recirculation pump.  Set your desired temperature on the touch screen.  The Anova heats as necessary and has a circulation pump to ensure that temperatures are uniform.  Adjustable clamp and Stainless Steel Skirt.

Possible brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.

I have a different model from Anova, the Anova One.  Check out my First Looks Post on the Anova One.  Anova also has an article on their website about brewing with the Anova One – note that both of these articles refer to a different unit.

7/16/18 3:30 PM Central: This is marked down to just $69.99 as as an Amazon Prime Day Deal.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Note: You’ll very likely see a much higher price on the product page.  The Prime Day Deal price is reflected during checkout.  Check the product page to see if this is still available. Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].

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Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker | WI-FI + Bluetooth | 900W | Anova App Included

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$5 Off Print Book Purchases over $20 for Prime Day! – lots of homebrew and craft beer titles available

For Prime Day, Amazon is discounting Print Book Purchases of $20 or more by $5.  Use coupon code PRIMEBOOKS18.

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Amazon has many, many titles on homebrewing and craft beer – Search Homebrew and craft beer in Amazon’s books category

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