Category Archives: Brew Day

Tip: Commercial Grade Heat Resistant Glove [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day]

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

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. 🙂

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

Also: Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resources

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stirstarter stir plateGreat Deal: StirStarter Stir Plate

Brewer’s Friend – Cloud Based Brewing Software – Free Non-Expiring Trial

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Brewer’s Friend is a cloud based brewing software that helps you track and formulate recipes and manage your brew day.  Since it’s cloud based, you’ll have access to recipes, calculators and brew day resources wherever you’re at.

More About Brewer's Friend

Helps Beginning Brewers Get Started:

  • Walks you through the brewing process step by step.
  • Know exactly what you brewed, and how you did it.
  • See how ingredients factor into OG, FG, ABV, IBU, and SRM – the key stats of every beer recipe.
  • Replicate and build on your success.
  • Provides a place for detailed notes about your brews.
  • Start designing your own recipes and match to style.

Powerful Tools For Advanced Brewers:

  • Accommodates a range of brewing processes: Extract, Partial Mash, All Grain, BIAB, No Chill.
  • Scale recipe batch sizes up or down.
  • Tracks water volume and mash process.
  • Select your preferred equations (eg Tinseth, Rager).
  • Keeps track of your inventory.
  • Calculates actual efficiency, attenuation and ABV.
  • Hydrometer correction and calibration.

 

In addition companion apps are available for your smart phone…
Brewers Friend for iOS | Brewers Friend for Android Free & Paid

 

Brewer’s Friend offers a generous non-expiring trial account.  With the trial account you can have 5 recipes and track 5 brew sessions.

Sign up for a Free Non-Expiring Trial at Brewer’s Friend

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Reader Tip: Pair of Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves

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

Oven Mitts Gloves, Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves BBQ Grilling Gloves for Cooking Baking Barbecue Potholder

Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves.  ure Silicone Oven Gloves For Cooking, Grilling, Potholders, Camping, Pickling, and more.

Possible brewing using could include – handling warm ball valves on brew day and minding Erlenmeyer flasks when you’re making a yeast starter,  Always use caution when dealing with hot items and ingredients.

Oven Mitts Gloves, Heat Resistant Silicone Gloves BBQ Grilling Gloves for Cooking Baking Barbecue Potholder

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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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20 lb Propane Tank + Propane Tank Tips

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20 lb Propane Tank by Worthington.  Type 1.  Includes Overflow Prevention Device.

  • Engineered design for lightweight strength
  • Rugged, damage resistant all steel construction
  • Rust inhibiting Durabond powder coat paint
  • Interiors that are clean, dry and scale free
  • Comfortable hand-holds in the collar for easier lifting
  • Gas not filled (Empty Cylinder)

Also: Propane Tips – Refill vs Swaps and Extra Tanks

Worthington 303955 20-Pound Steel Propane Cylinder With Type 1 With Overflow Prevention Device Valve

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12 Stainless Portion Cups – for Hops and Boil Additions & More

Individual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen - 21/2 Oz. Ounce by Update International

(12) Stainless Steel Portion Cups by Update International,  I keep similar stainless steel portion cups in my Brew Day Box,

You can use these to portion out hopcln_img_5420-225x300 additions and other boil additions and for pH and gravity sample containers.  These are a great size and don’t take a lot of room since they nest together.  Check out my Hands on Review

5/24/16 3 PM Central: These great cups are selling for $7.40. Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. 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.

Individual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen – 2 1/2 Oz. Ounce by Update International

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6 Foot Fold In Half Commercial Table for Brew Day

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6 Foot Fold in Half Commercial 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.

Lifetime 25011 6-Foot Fold-In-Half Commercial Table, White Granite Tabletop Gray Frame

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