Category Archives: Brew Day

Orbit 56854 Hose End Water Flow Meter – Digitally Measure Water Volumes – $9.96 + free prime ship

Orbit 56854 Hose End Water Flow Meter

Orbit 56854 Hose End Water Flow Meter

More Info

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

  • Save water and save money by measuring water usage
  • Displays water usage in gallons or liters
  • Helps you conserve water, making it an even more valuable tool during drought conditions
  • Fits 3/4-Inch standard outdoor hoses, nozzles and faucets
  • Runs on one CR2032 battery (included)

 

Possible homebrew application: Track water volumes on brew day.

5/17/19 1:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $9. That’s 96 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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 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.

Orbit 56854 Hose End Water Flow Meter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


More: Recent Amazon Finds

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Trick Out Your Kettle, Mash Tun & Pump with Stainless QDs – $47.95, Save 37%

From my experience a pretty typical discount for MoreBeer’s lineup of Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects is right around 15%.  Seems like they do a 15% offer once or twice a year.  Looking around their sale page, I noticed a number of SS QDS have been heavily marked down.  For example, the pictured QD is marked down 30% from $14.99 to $9.99.   Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.   Note: This sale hasn’t been officially announced by MoreBeer and I have no idea how long it will last.  Check site for current availability and pricing.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects at MoreBeer | All Sale Items

Trick Out Your Setup for $47.95!

This setup assumes your kettle and mash tun have 1/2″ FPT threads, your pump has 1/2″ MPT Threads and that you want to use 1/2″ ID tubing.  This is an illustration, purchase the fittings you need for your unique setup.

  • For kettle and mash tun – 2 x H503B
  • For pump – 2 x H503D
  • For jumper line – 2 x H507B

Normally those fittings would cost you $75.94.  This blowout saves you about 37% and makes your total just $47.84.

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

More: Recent MoreBeer Finds

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

24″ Stainless Steel Whisk [Extract and All Grain Brewers] – $10.80 + free prime ship

Winco 24″ Stainless Steel French Whip


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

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Measures 24″ in length
  • Ideal for mixing eggs, sauces and batter
  • Heavy gauge wire loops
  • Dishwasher safe

This looks similar to my 24″ Stainless Whisk.  That whisk is an easy upgrade that I generally recommend for all but small batch only brewers.  Check out my Hands on Review of that great tool.

Use this on brew day in your mash tun and brew kettle.  In the mash tun… a whisk like this makes quick work of breaking up up doughballs.  In the brew kettle… Use to incorporate extract, stir the brew kettle or start a kettle whirlpool.

What are others saying?  Search this item’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

5/10/19 12:30 PM Central: This is selling for $10.80.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch


Also Consider: Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

Bus Tubs HomebrewBus Tubs for Brew Day – A Rubbermaid Commercial Products Bus Tub/Utility Box with a Rubbermaid Commercial High Temp Pitcher and my Brew Day Whisk

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100GRAY Standard Bus/Utility Box, 7.125 Gal, Gray

More Info

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

  • Constructed of commercial-grade plastic
  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Reinforced handles for secure lifting
  • Measures 21-1/2″ x 17-1/8″ x 7″. Capacity – 7.125 Gal
  • Made of durable, commercial grade plastic, with reinforced handles, bottom and ribs for added strength
  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning

 

I use two of these on brew day and I find them invaluable.

  • I use these to cart around gear and ingredients – saving trips back and forth.
  • As brew day starts, I’ll keep a dry/clean bus tub and a wet/needs to be cleaned bus tub.  Having two helps me keep clean things clean.  That means less unnecessary cleaning.
  • If I’m using my pump, I’ll keep one below that.  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.
  • The ridges on the bottom make these a great place to drain and dry just cleaned gear.
  • When these are unused, they stack together to save space and offer a nice place to store brew day items.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100GRAY Standard Bus/Utility Box, 7.125 Gal, Gray – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Related: Four Easy Upgrades for Brew Day

More: Recent Amazon Finds



prod:B000BC5EP8

Habor Digital Kitchen Timer – w/Loud Alarm [Time Hop & Boil Additions]

Habor Digital Kitchen Timer Large, Strong Magnet Back, Loud Alarm, Memory Function 12-Hour Display Clock, Count-Up & Count Down for Cooking Baking Sports Games OfficeHabor Digital Kitchen Timer Large, Strong Magnet Back, Loud Alarm, Memory Function 12-Hour Display Clock, Count-Up & Count Down for Cooking Baking Sports Games Office

More Info

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

  • 【Large LCD Display, Big Digits and Loud Alarm】With bigger 2.6 inches LCD screen and clearer bold numbers, Habor Digital Kitchen Cooking Timer is easily to read. harbor digital timer with 67-94DB loud beeping sound ensures you can hear this kitchen cooking timer’s alarm in another room. No worry about overcook or undercook.
  • 【Counts up and Countdown】 The Digital Kitchen Timer Clock can both count up and count down in a range from 1 second to 24 hours which makes it a perfect timer for VARIOUS ACTIVITIES like cooking, exercise, gym workout, homework, barbecue, baking, sports, games, kids’ activities and meetings. If you want to quickly setup the kitchen timer, press the H, M, or S button for 3 seconds to fast forward——Set free your fingers, no need to hit M button 45 times to set 45 minute.
  • 【Simple to Use with Clock Mode】Habor Digital Cooking Timer Clock has two modes (Timer Mode for Count up and down, Clock mode). You can just press MODE button to change mode. You can also set min/sec/hour individually in operation. 12 Hours time mode changes from AM to PM. (Without ON/OFF button as an Energy-Saving clock).
  • 【Magnetic Back, Retractable Stand and Hook for Hanging】 The Kitchen Timers Magnetic is convenient to place in three ways especially its STRONG MAGNET working fine on the refrigerator. Do not worry about falling down.

 

Use to time hop additions other boil additions and more.

Habor Digital Kitchen Timer Large, Strong Magnet Back, Loud Alarm, Memory Function 12-Hour Display Clock, Count-Up & Count Down for Cooking Baking Sports Games Office – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


More: Recent Amazon Finds

Melnor Deluxe Hose Connector Kit – make brew day easier

Melnor 15MQC Deluxe Hose Connector Kit, set for product & faucet end, Plastic

Melnor 15MQC Deluxe Hose Connector Kit, set for product & faucet end, Plastic

More Info

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

  • Consists of one each: 1MQC, 2 MQC, 4 MQC and 5 MQC
  • A complete Quick Connect system!
  • Sturdy construction
  • Melnor’s limited 7-year warranty

 

Quick disconnects make connecting and disconnecting things on brew day easier.  I have QDs (a different brand) on every hose connection I use on brew day, including sprayers and my wort chiller.

Melnor 15MQC Deluxe Hose Connector Kit, set for product & faucet end, Plastic – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Camco 22853 Premium Drinking Water Hose (5/8″ID x 50′) | No-Leaks Pressure Washer Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects

More: Recent Amazon Finds


Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

RAPICCA Neoprene Coated Waterproof Heat Resistant Gloves

RAPICCA Griller BBQ Waterproof Oil/Heat Resistant Insulated Cooking Gloves for Barbecue/Grill/Smoker/Fry Turkey/Pot Holder/Oven mitt/Baking,Neoprene Coating with Textured Palms Long Sleeve (17-Inch)

RAPICCA Griller BBQ Heat Resistant Insulated Cooking Gloves for Barbecue/Grill/Smoker/Fry Turkey/Pot Holder/Oven mitt/Baking, Waterproof Neoprene Coating with Textured Palms Long Sleeve

More Info

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

  • Pro design – Designed for the pit master with insulated textured palm non-slip five finger design so you can manage wet or greasy meat in your smoker or bbq and make pulled pork like the pros!
  • Comfortable & flame resistant – The double layer soft cotton liner not only provide max comfortable fitting but also good insulated from heat, the gloves fits loosely so your hands stays cool and comfortable while tend to your bbq, smoker and other household tasks.The FDA compliant, BPA free, food grade neoprene coating is resistant to melting and is fire resistant, protecting your hands around smokers, grill flames and fire, makeing them a great camping accessory.
  • Extremely easy to clean – The flexible waterproof neoprene coating on this glove is resistant to heat, grease, oil, water and stains even chemical liquid, just wash the gloves with a little soap, and hang them to dry, no oil or stains left, pleasure to use
  • 17In long sleeve – the 17inch length sleeve protect your arm as well as your hands while pending your BBQ masterpiece or handing hot items on your smoker or grill.
  • All Kinds of Uses – The Pit glove isn’t just for BBQ; they’re great for brewing beer; frying turkeys; dying yarn and all kinds of activities where you need hand and forearm protection

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

RAPICCA Griller BBQ Waterproof Oil/Heat Resistant Insulated Cooking Gloves for Barbecue/Grill/Smoker/Fry Turkey/Pot Holder/Oven mitt/Baking,Neoprene Coating with Textured Palms Long Sleeve (17-Inch) – note, multiple variations may be available


More: Recent Amazon Finds

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Blowout at MoreBeer

From my experience a pretty typical discount for MoreBeer’s lineup of Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects is right around 15%.  Seems like they do a 15% offer once or twice a year.  Looking around their sale page, I noticed a number of SS QDS have been heavily marked down.  For example, the pictured QD is marked down 30% from $14.99 to $9.99.   Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.   Note: This sale hasn’t been officially announced by MoreBeer and I have no idea how long it will last.  Check site for current availability and pricing.

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnects at MoreBeer | All Sale Items

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

More: Recent MoreBeer Finds

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Value Pack – make brew day easier – $8.65 + free prime ship

3/4" Garden Hose Quick Connector Value Pack

Garden Hose Quick Connector Value Pack.  Includes 2 female quick connects and 2 male quick connects.

More Info

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

  • PLG Brand Without flow stopper,KEEP water flowing.Made from High Quality Aluminum, Meet EU Aluminum Quality Standards,Very LOW Lead Content(Ava<0.1791%).
  • No leaks,quick connect hose fittings,Durable metal construction,Comfortable rubber grips.Includes 2 female quick connects and 2 male quick connects,Quickly Attached.
  • 3/4 in.*3/4 in. NH Thread,Excellent value and quality, It’s perfect for garden hoses and power washer, RV, boat or anywhere there’s a standard 3/4″ garden hose connection,work with your camper, sprayers,nozzle, tree soaker etc.★Easy to Connect and Disconnect★.
  • The garden hose connectors help you quick connect & disconnect the hose in the cold weather,No need unscrew and screw on the hose.
  • NOTICE:Used for garden watering tools only,Used with a pressure under 60 psi.

 

Quick disconnects make connecting and disconnecting things on brew day easier.  I have QDs (a different brand) on every hose connection I use on brew day, including sprayers and my wort chiller.

4/28/19 3 AM Central: These are selling for $8.65.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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

3/4″ Garden Hose Quick Connector Value Pack

Also ConsiderCamco 22853 Premium Drinking Water Hose


More: Recent Amazon Finds

12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses – $5.30 + free prime ship

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12" Length x 12" Width, Clear

12″ by 12″ interlocking bar mat by San Jamar.  These interlocking mats are versatile.  Multiple mats can be joined for larger areas and they are flexible and easy to cut to shape.  Allows for airflow under glassware.  NSF certified.

I purchased a number of these in 2015 and have since found them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

4/26/19 7:30 AM Central: These are selling for $5.30. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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 

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12″ Length x 12″ Width, Clear


Also available in different colors and quantities – search san jamar interlocking bar bat on Amazon

More: Recent Amazon Finds

prod:B003V0GAIM