Category Archives: Brew Day

50% Off Brewer’s Friend – Cloud Based Brewing Software

Brewer’s Friend is a cloud based brewing software that helps you track and formulate recipes and manage your brew day.  Since it’s cloud based, you’ll have access to recipes, calculators and brew day resources wherever you’re at.

More About Brewer's Friend

Helps Beginning Brewers Get Started:

  • Walks you through the brewing process step by step.
  • Know exactly what you brewed, and how you did it.
  • See how ingredients factor into OG, FG, ABV, IBU, and SRM – the key stats of every beer recipe.
  • Replicate and build on your success.
  • Provides a place for detailed notes about your brews.
  • Start designing your own recipes and match to style.

Powerful Tools For Advanced Brewers:

  • Accommodates a range of brewing processes: Extract, Partial Mash, All Grain, BIAB, No Chill.
  • Scale recipe batch sizes up or down.
  • Tracks water volume and mash process.
  • Select your preferred equations (eg Tinseth, Rager).
  • Keeps track of your inventory.
  • Calculates actual efficiency, attenuation and ABV.
  • Hydrometer correction and calibration.

In addition companion apps are available for your smart phone…
Brewers Friend for iOS | Brewers Friend for Android Free & Paid

 

50% Off!  For a limited time, as of this posting, promo code HBSFRIEND takes a whopping 50% off annual subscriptions to Brewer’s Friend!

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Recent Great Deals [more]:

60″ Commercial Grade Folding Table [Brew Day Work Table] – $39.76

FlashFurniture RB-1860-GG 18 by 60-Inch Granite White Plastic Folding Training Table

60″ Long, Commercial Grade Folding Table, 330 lb capacity.  Impact and Stain Resistant Plastic Top.

I use a similar table as a brew day work table to hold ingredients, gear, recipes, notes and odds and ends.

1/13/17 1:15 PM Central: This has dropped to $39.76.  That’s just $1.42 off the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

18”W x 60”L Granite White Plastic Folding Training Table

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Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves

Heat resistant silicone gloves.  Made of FDA approved and BPA free silicone.

Possible brewing using could include – handling warm ball valves on brew day and minding Erlenmeyer flasks when you’re making a yeast starter,  Always use caution when dealing with hot items and ingredients.

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

Pyür BBQ Silicone Maximum Heat Resistant Grilling Oven Gloves Great for Barbecue, Oven, Cooking, Frying, Baking, Smoking, Potholder, FDA Approved & BPA Free One Size Fits Most – Red

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1 Gallon Pitchers for Brew Day

Winware Aluminum Measure 4 Quart

4 Quart/1 Gallon Pitcher by Winco.  Professional quality.  Quart markings (each groove represents a quart).  Lip is designed to reduce spillage and dripping.

These sturdy pitchers hold a full gallon.  I have two similar pitchers and use them for vorlaufing/recirculating, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.

Tip: Aluminum does not play well with Star San.  Along those lines, I don’t recommend storing Star San in these pitchers.  Consider this high temp capable pitcher if you’re wanting to do that.

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

Winware Aluminum Measure 4 Quart

Also ConsiderRubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

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6 Foot Fold In Half Commercial Table for Brew Day

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6 Foot Fold in Half Commercial Table from Lifetime.

This has folding legs and then the entire table folds in half to easy and compact storage.  I use a similar table as a brew day work table to hold ingredients, gear, recipes, notes and odds and ends.

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

Lifetime 25011 6-Foot Fold-In-Half Commercial Table, White Granite Tabletop Gray Frame

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AmazonBasics Come-Apart Kitchen Scissors + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

AmazonBasics Multifunction Come-Apart Kitchen Shears

Come-Apart Kitchen Shears by AmazonBasics.  Ergonomic non slip grip.  Stainless blades.  Integrated bottle opener.  8.3″ in length.

Use for cutting open hop bags, grain bags and yeast packets on brew day and more.  The Come-Apart design makes for easy cleaning and helps make sure Star San coats all surfaces even  the nooks and crannys.

I use a similar [Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors] on brew day.  Those scissors are an integral part of my 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

AmazonBasics Multifunction Come-Apart Kitchen Shears

AlsoPutting Together a Brew Day Box

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Messermeister Take-Apart Scissors + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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Messermeister “Take-Apart” Scissors.  Functions include a screw driver, nut cracker, jar-lid opener and gripper, bottle opener, and bone and twig cutter.  Separates for hygienic cleaning and is dishwasher safe.  Right or left-handed use.

These have been my go-to cln_img_3452-225x300brewing scissors [Review] for years.  After using them for brewing, I picked up another pair for general kitchen use.  These are part of my 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

Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors

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