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2 Hot Surface Handlers – Yeast Starters and Brew Day – $5.50

Handy Trends Model 00770 Deluxe Hot Surface Handler 2-Pack New Ultra Thick Amazing Glove

2 Pack Hot Surface Handling Gloves.  Made from cotton.  These are meant to withstand extreme dry heat up to 480 deg F.  Fits right or left hand or both (since you get two).  Meant for use in the kitchen, for BBQ-ing, changing lightbulbs and more.

I use something similar (an 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.  No reaching for a pot holder because I already have the Ove Glove on.

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

These are not waterproof. Along those lines, I wouldn’t suggest that you stick your hand in hot wort with one of these on. Or, without one of these on for that matter. I guess the take away here is… don’t stick your hand in hot wort. :)

2/12/16 1 AM Central: These are selling for just $5.50.  Shipping is also free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Handy Trends Model 00770 Deluxe Hot Surface Handler 2-Pack New Ultra Thick Amazing Glove

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Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer

SS Disconnects

MoreBeer is discounting entire lineup of stainless steel quick disconnects by 15% when you use promo code SSQD15.  Save time on brew day by outfitting your kettles, mash tuns, pumps and tubing with QDs.  I use male connections of kettles, mash tuns and pumps and female connections on all tubing.  You could also do the opposite.  As long as you’re consistent it should work well.

MoreBeer says… “Our stainless steel quick disconnects are some of the nicest on the market, and are definitely one of our most highly rated product lines.”

Six different styles – Combinations of Male and Female NPT and barb – are available.

Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple promo codes, this sale also stacks with the Deal of the Day (while supplies last)

Update: This was set to end yesterday (2/10) but as of this update (11 AM Central 2/11) it is still working.

Check them out – Here – remember to use promo code SSQD15

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Taylor 4 Event Whiteboard Timer – Time Hop and Boil Additions

Taylor 4 Event Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard, Large

4 Event Whiteboard Timer by Taylor Precision Products.  0.75″ digits in a 0.8″ readout.  Time up to 4 events simultaneously.  Each event can time either up or down..  Built in clock.  Unique tones for each event.  Includes 4.5″ by 3.5″ whiteboard.  Uses 2 AAA Batteries, which are included.

Use to time hop and other boil additions on brew day and more.  The whiteboard lets you document each addition.

Taylor 4 Event Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard, Large

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Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs for Brew Day – $9.39

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

I use two similar bus tubs on brew Bus Tubs Homebrewday and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.

2/5/16 1 AM Central:  These are back down to $9.39 each.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found.  Shipping is also free with Prime For a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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4 ft Fold In Half, Adjustable Height Folding Table for Brew Day

Lifetime 4 Foot Adjustable 4428 Height Folding Utility Table

4 Foot Adjustable 4428 Height Folding Utility 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.

Features:

  • Powder-coated steel and high-density polyethylene (hdpe) plastic
  • 48-inch x 24-inch molded tabletop
  • Folds in half for storage and transport
  • Three Adjustable Height Settings; (22-Inch, 29-Inch and 36-Inch)
  • Convenient carry handle

Lifetime 4 Foot Adjustable 4428 Height Folding Utility Table

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Reader Tip: KAB4 Banjo Cooker

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

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KAB4 Propane Cooker by Bayou Classic.  High pressure, Banjo style cooker.  10″ cast iron burner.  Heavy duty welded one piece frame.  Powerful.  Great for oversized pots up to… 120 quarts.  Includes UL listed 20 PSI Regulator.

Bayou Classic KAB4 High Pressure Banjo Cooker

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Three Easy Upgrades for Brew Day

Looking for some simple upgrades to make brew day go more smoothly?  Consider these three gear purchases.

#1 –  24″ Stainless Steel Whisk.  This whisk is great for: 1.  Stirring in extract.  It easily breaks up clumps, 2.  Stirring the mash 3.  Starting a whirlpool and 4. Helping chill more quickly (place in the middle of your wort chiller to agitate wort).  If you’re a homebrewer, I think you should consider owning one of these babies.  Hands on Review

Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

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