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12 x Mini Digital Timers… $11.99, $1 each + free shipping

12 Pack Small Mini Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Countdown Up Minute Second Timer (6 Brown,6 Blue)

12 Pack Small Mini Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Countdown Up Minute Second Timer (6 Brown,6 Blue)


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

  • FEATURES:This Small Timer is 99 minutes 59 seconds Count down/up with memory function.
  • LOUD ALARM:You will easily be able to hear this alarm in another room.It is loud and clear but not deafening.and if you not stop it it will Lasts 30 seconds.
  • PLACEMENT:Stick it on the refrigerator with it’s strong magnetic.
  • QUICK SETUP:You can press the button about 1 to 2 seconds and you can set up the number quickly.
  • HOW TO WORK:This Small timer is worked by 1 x Button Battery(included).

Use to time hop and boil additions on brew day and beyond

11/12/18 12:30 PM Central: These are selling for just $11.99. 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 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.

12 Pack Small Mini Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Countdown Up Minute Second Timer (6 Brown,6 Blue)


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AmazonBasics Come-Apart Kitchen Scissors – $3.38 + 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.

11/11/18 5:30 PM Central: These are selling for $3.38. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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

AmazonBasics Multifunction Come-Apart Kitchen Shears


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12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – lots of uses – $3.99 + free shipping

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12" x 12", Clear

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear


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

  • Interlocking bar mat perfect for lining shelves and counters to protect glassware and china
  • Interlocking design system snaps together to fit most places
  • Made of non-skid pvc and is lightweight
  • Diamond-shape cutouts allow for even airflow and sanitary drying
  • Each square measures 12″ x 12″; dishwasher safe

I use similar mats (different model and manufacturer) and find 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

11/5/18 9 PM Central: These are selling for just $3.99. 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 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.

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear


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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses – $5.20 + free add on shipping

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

11/4/18 7 PM Central: These are selling for $5.20. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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

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

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Heat Resistant Glove [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $5.76 + Free Add On Ship

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large

G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove, Large  by G & F


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

  • Same material used by fire fighters
  • Maintains integrity and strength at high temperatures
  • Thermal regulating
  • Ambidextrous, fits right or left hand
  • Soft and pliable for easy grasp

I use a similar type of 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.

11/2/18 8:30 PM Central; These are selling for $5.76. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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

G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, for BBQ, Fireplace,and Grilling. Commercial Grade, Large, Sold by 1 Piece

Also Available in Medium: G & F 1689M Dupont Nomex® & Kevlar® Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, BBQ Gloves, Fireplace Gloves, Commercial Grade, Medium, Sold by 1 Piece


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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Lavatools KT1 Digital Timer

Lavatools KT1 Digital Kitchen Timer & Stopwatch, Large Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Stand (Black)

Lavatools KT1 Digital Kitchen Timer & Stopwatch, Large Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Stand


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

  • Ultra large 3″ display with easy-to-read bold clear digits.
  • Super loud beeper alarm means that you’ll never miss it, even if you’re in another room.
  • Integrated magnet, kickstand, and hang hole allows you to place it anywhere in your kitchen.
  • Tail stabilizer allows for simple and reliable one-handed operation.
  • Ever-on technology allows the timer to use almost no power, which means it can stay on for thousands of hours.

Use to time hop and boil additions on brew day and more

Lavatools KT1 Digital Kitchen Timer & Stopwatch, Large Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Stand – note – this may be available in multiple colors


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Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects – $11.99

No-Leaks Pressure Washer Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects

Set includes (2) Female and (6) Male Connectors to conveniently swap up to different attachments.

Garden hose QDs help save time on brew day.  More easily swap between hoses, chillers, etc.

10/28/18 8 PM Central: This combo is selling for $11.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

No-Leaks Pressure Washer Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects


Also Consider: Camco 22853 Premium Drinking Water Hose (5/8″ID x 50′)

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6′ Folding Table [Brew Day Work Table]

6′ Fold in half table by Cosco Industries Inc.  Moisture proof top for weather resistance.  Easy to clean surface.  Lightweight and easy to carry.  Non-marring legs to protect floor services.


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

  • Secure Lock – Keeps table closed when transporting
  • Comfort Handle – Comfortable to carry when folded and locked
  • All Season Table Top – Indoor and Outdoor Use
  • Lightweight – 25.5 pounds makes this table easy to carry
  • Folded Dimensions of 36.5″(L) x 29.6″(D) x 3″(H) – Makes for easy transportation and storage when not in use

Note from HBF:  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, (not hot or too heavy) gear, recipes, notes and odds and ends.

Cosco Products Centerfold Folding Table, 6-Feet, Black


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Heat Resistant Glove [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $5.76 + Free Add On Shipping

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large

G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove, Large  by G & F


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

  • Same material used by fire fighters
  • Maintains integrity and strength at high temperatures
  • Thermal regulating
  • Ambidextrous, fits right or left hand
  • Soft and pliable for easy grasp

I use a similar type of 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.

10/18/18 9 AM Central: This glove is selling for $5.76.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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

G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, for BBQ, Fireplace,and Grilling. Commercial Grade, Large, Sold by 1 Piece

Also Available in Medium: G & F 1689M Dupont Nomex® & Kevlar® Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, BBQ Gloves, Fireplace Gloves, Commercial Grade, Medium, Sold by 1 Piece


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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24″ Stainless Steel Whisk [Extract and All Grain Brewers] – $9.99

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.

10/14/18 1 PM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. 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.

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch


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

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