Category Archives: Brew Day

5 Gallon Coleman Water Carrier for Collecting Brew Day Water

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

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Use to collect brew day water and more.  Paul says… “I brew with RO water and use these to fill up at the store”.

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Coleman Water Carrier (5-Gallon, Blue)

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1 Gallon Commercial Pitcher for Brew Day

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4 Quart/1 Gallon Professional Grade Measuring Pitchers by Crestware.  4 Quart/1 Gallon capacity.

I use two high temp, one gallon pitchers [Rubbermaid Bouncer | Review]  that I use for brew day and a lot more.  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. Those pitchers are on of those purchases.  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 high quality pitchers! What a difference.  I use mine for vorlaufing/recirculating my mash, collecting water for topping up, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day, general measuring and more.

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Crestware 4-Quart Aluminum Liquid Measures

AlsoRubbermaid Commercial Bouncer Measuring Cup, 4-Quart (FG321800CLR) || Hands On: Rubbermaid Commercial Product 1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher – Brew Day and Beyond

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4 Event Digital Timer and Whiteboard [Time Hop Additions]

The Taylor 5849 Whiteboard Timer is a part of my Brew Day Box.  It times four events and includes a small built in whiteboard to indicate what each event is for.  Perfect for timing brew day kettle/hop additions.

The Taylor 5849 Whiteboard Timer is a part of my Brew Day Box. It times four events and includes a small whiteboard to indicate what each event is for. Perfect for timing brew day kettle/hop additions. Taylor 5849 Quad Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard Quad Timer with Whiteboard Model 5849 by Taylor Precision

Features: Built in dry erase board, times up to 4 events simultaneously, each event has it’s own unique tone, can count up or down.

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Taylor 5849 Quad Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard

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Snap-On Multi Tool – $10.99 Shipped + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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Snap-On Multi Tool.  Includes 8 tools – pliers, wire cutters, wire strippers, a pocket knife, bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, and carabineer clip.

I keep a similar [Leatherman 831426 Wingman Multi-Tool] in my brew day box.  SeePutting Together A Brew Day Box.

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Snap-on Multi Tool – 871154

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1 Gallon High Temp Pitcher – Great for Brew Day

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher/Measuring Cup by Rubbermaid Commercial.

I use this pitcher on brew day and for general around-the-brewery measuring.  It’s food safe 212 deg F.  I use it for recirculating, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.  This small upgrade has made a big difference for me on brew day.  This is a great pitcher.  I’ve owned and used it since May of 2013.  Check out my Review for more info.

Clear, durable polycarbonate construction.  Break resistant.  Volume markers in both english and metric.  Temp range of -40 to +212 degrees F/-40 to 100 degrees C for use with hot or cold contents. Capacity: 4 qt./3.8L. Made in the USA.Rubbermaid Commercial Pitcher

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Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

AlsoPutting Together a Brew Day Box | Review – 1 Gallon Pitcher

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Heat Resistant Glove [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day]

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G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove, Medium Size by G & F

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. 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. :)

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

Also Available in LargeG & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large

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stirstarter stir plateGreat Deal: StirStarter Stir Plate

Reader Tip: Amazon Tap – Alexa Enabled Portable Speaker – for Brew Day & More

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Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker by Amazon

Bluetooth speakers aren’t something you see often (maybe at all) on Homebrew Finds.  HBF Reader Steve uses Amazon’s Tap as a sort of brew day assistant…

Steve Says: “I use my Amazon Tap extensively for music, conversions, ambient temperatures, timers, etc. Invaluable now to my brew days.”

Steve also points out the Hopstand Alexa skill [What is an Alexa Skill?].  Hopstand is a voice activated brix to gravity calculator.

Alexa enabled, Wi-Fi smart plugs are also available that can be used to turn items on and office using your voice in conjunction with Alexa devices.  See: TP-LINK Smart Plug, Wi-Fi, Works with Alexa, Control your Devices from Anywhere (HS100)

Features
  • Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza
  • Streams all your music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet
  • Delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º omni-directional audio
  • Provides up to 9 hours of playback
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
    Includes Charging Cradle

 

Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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