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Gerber 12 in 1 Multi-Tool – $18.89, 62% Off List on Prime Day Deals + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Gerber Suspension Multi Tool.  12 Integrated components.  Lightweight open frame stainless handle.  Includes ballistic nylon shield.

I keep a similar Multi-tool in my brew day box.  SeePutting Together A Brew Day Box.

7/17/18 10:30 AM Central: This is marked down to just $18.89 as as an Amazon Prime Day Deal.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].  Also check out our Prime Day Roundup for Homebrewers!

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471]

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

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Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch


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

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Garden Hose Quick Connect Set , 6 Male Connects + 2 Female Connects – $12.65

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.

7/9/18 12 AM Central: This combo is selling for $12.65. 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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Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container – $14.97, 50% Off List

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container by Reliance

  • Rigid, 7-gallon rectangular water container with molded contour grip
  • Space-saving design for easy storing and stacking when empty
  • New and improved screw-on vent; hideaway spigot for on-demand water dispensing
  • Suitable for outdoors activities and emergency water storage

Possible homebrewing uses include collecting and transporting brew day water.

7/6/18 10 PM Central: This is on sale for $14.97. 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.

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container


Also Consider: Portable Universal 5-stage Reverse Osmosis RO Purification Water System with DI Deionizing Mixed Bed 0PPM postfilter, made in USA | Hands on Review

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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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Rubbermaid Commercial 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 Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup


Also: Putting Together a Brew Day Box | Review – 1 Gallon Pitcher

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AmazonBasics Come-Apart Kitchen Scissors + 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.

AmazonBasics Multifunction Come-Apart Kitchen Shears


Also: Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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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.

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

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Putting Together a “Brew Day Box”

Why a Brew Day Box?

Over the years I’ve homebrewed, I’ve utilized a number of storage and organization strategies.  Some could be defined less as strategies and more as “piles”.  These strategies have ranged from, cardboard boxes, to big totes that I threw everything under the sun into to using smaller shoe box size containers and breaking everything out into categories.  The shoe box size organization method has worked well and other than a few large totes for bigger items, it’s what I’ve settled on.  At some point after going to that, I realized that when brew day rolled around, I had to collect items from a number of these containers.  I usually forgot something and had to look around, multiple times per brew day trying to find whatever I needed.  That evolved into putting together a container just for brew days.  I cleverly 🙂 call that my “Brew Day Box”.  This container houses nearly all the small odds and ends that I use when brewing.  I’ve also tried to make sure those things don’t really need removed at other times.  For example I use a refractometer regularly, not just on brew day, so… I bought another refractometer.  Everything that’s in my Brew Day Box generally… stay in my Brew Day Box.  This keeps everything in one place and I’m not wasting time trying to find stuff when I should be brewing.

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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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