Category Archives: Brew Day

Reader Tip: Pair of Heat Resistant Glove [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $6.88 + Free Add On Shipping

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

FINNKARE Long Cuff BBQ Gloves, Heat Resistant Gloves, Grilling Cooking Gloves, Protective Gloves for Oven Mitts, Pot Holders, 1 Pair

Pair of long cuff heat resistant gloves.

I use a similar type of heat resistant glove when I’m making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask.  It’s really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.  These are also handy on brew day for handling hot (but not wet) ball valves and such.

These are not waterproof.  Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

6/21/17 4 PM Central: This pair of gloves is selling for just $6.88. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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.

FINNKARE Long Cuff BBQ Gloves, Heat Resistant Gloves, Grilling Cooking Gloves, Protective Gloves for Oven Mitts, Pot Holders, 1 Pair

Also: Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resources

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StirStarter Stir Plate

Gerber 12 in 1 Multi-Tool – $22.99 + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Gerber Suspension Multi Tool.  12 Integrated components.  Lightweight open frame stainless handle.  Includes ballistic nylon shield.

I keep a similar Multi-tool in my brew day box.  SeePutting Together A Brew Day Box.

6/17/17 4 PM Central: This has dropped to $22.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] 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.

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471]

 

img_img_3574-225x300Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Heat Resistant Mitt for Tending Starters & Brew Day – $7.38

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

Heat Resistant Mitt by G & F.  Made of DuPont Nomex and Kevlar.  Heat and flame resistant.  Silicone palm to provide additional heat resistant and to aid with grip.  Fits right or left hand.

I use a similar type of glove (Ove Glove) when I’m making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask.  It’s really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.

These are also handy on brew day for handling war, (but not wet) ball valves and such.

These are not waterproof.  Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

6/15/17 10 AM Central: This is selling for $7.38.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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.

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate

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Heat Resistant Mitt for Tending Starters & Brew Day

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

Heat Resistant Mitt by G & F.  Made of DuPont Nomex and Kevlar.  Heat and flame resistant.  Silicone palm to provide additional heat resistant and to aid with grip.  Fits right or left hand.

I use a similar type of glove (Ove Glove) when I’m making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask.  It’s really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.

These are also handy on brew day for handling war, (but not wet) ball valves and such.

These are not waterproof.  Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate

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My Brewing Spreadsheet – Water Calculation, Gravity Estimation and Correction & More

The spreadsheet is setup from my perspective, as a batch sparger.  Having said that, almost everything applies equally to a fly sparger with the possible exceptions of the computed mash ratio (more below), planning on a set volume of sparge water and the step by step batch sparge directions.

Brew Day Sheet (click to enlarge):
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 This is the main sheet where you will fill in information about your beer and your mash parameters.

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Hands On: Rubbermaid Commercial Product 1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher

Review Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

There are several equipment purchases that I look back on and say… I’m really glad I got that, it’s made a big difference.  Sturdy, Food Safe One Gallon pitchers fit that bill.  I went from a mish-mash of too small plastic pitchers, found around the house, that bent under the weight of wort, dripped and leached who knows what into my beer to two commercial quality 1 gallon pitchers.  What a difference.

I started out with pitchers similar to these those work well, but have a couple of drawbacks.  I still use those for some purposes.   A while back, May of 2013, I picked up Rubbermaid Commercial’s 4 Quart Bouncer Pitcher.  Here’s a look at that.

Here’s the Rubbermaid commercial pitchers quart markings.  Clear sides make it easy to see what you’re measuring.

Liter markings.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Division

BPA Free

NSF Certified

Easy peel off label.  That’s a pet peeve of mine.  This actually comes off clean.Made in USA

Thick, heavy duty plastic.  This pitcher feels sturdy.  My assumption is that these are called Bouncers because you can bounce them off the floor.  Have not tried that on purpose yet, but I do plan to mistakenly drop this at some point.  🙂Bus Tubs HomebrewThree of my favorite brew day things – commercial bus tub for carrying gear and ingredients and catching drips, Rubbermaid Commercial Pitcher and my Brew Day Whisk.    Taken while brewing Brain Eater Pale Ale,

High Temps.  This pitcher is designed with commercial kitchen use in mind.  It’s made for both hot and cold use -40 to 212 deg F.

Two Pitchers.  If you are vorlaufing/recirculating, you’re going to want two pitchers and even if you’re not two pitchers are handy.

What I use this pitcher for.  Vorlaufing/recirculating, collecting water, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day, as a cleaning vessel for smaller items, mixing up PBW and Star San, general measuring.  I’m sure there’s more.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

I can highly recommend this pitcher to you.  I’ve been using it on brew day and beyond for years.  It’s on a short list of my favorite upgrades.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

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50′ Premium Quality, NSF Certified Drinking Water Hose

Camco 22853 5/8"ID x 50' Premium Drinking Water Hose

50′ Premium Quality Drinking Water Rated hose by Camco.  20% Thicker than standard drinking water hoses.  Drinking water safe, lead free, BPA free.  Leaves no strong plastic taste.  Durable, machined fittings.  UV stabilized.  Made with NSF certified hose.

img_purchdateI have this hose.  It’s a nice high quality hose.  Check out my first looks post

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

Camco 22853 5/8″ID x 50′ Premium Drinking Water Hose

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