Category Archives: Brew Day

Reader Tip: 1 Gallon Heavy Duty Pitcher for Brew Day

Thanks to HBF Reader John for this tip!

Thunder Group 4.0 Quart Liquid Aluminum Measure Cup

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.  This pitcher, is one of those.  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 of these babies!  What a difference.

These sturdy pitchers hold a full gallon and are food safe at high temps.  The lip around the top minimizes drips.

I use these for vorlaufing/recirculating, topping up and transferring water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.

Features: 4 Quart/1 Gallon Capacity, Heavy Duty Construction, Riveted Easy Grip Handle,  Internal and External Volume Markings,

Thunder Group 4.0 Quart Liquid Aluminum Measure Cup

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1 Gallon Commercial Pitcher for Brew Day

Crestware 4-Quart Aluminum Liquid Measures

I have two nearly identical pitchers.  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. This pitcher, is one of those. 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 of these babies! What a difference.

These sturdy pitchers hold a full gallon and are food safe at high temps. The lip around the top minimizes drips.  I use these for vorlaufing/recirculating, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.

Crestware 4-Quart Aluminum Liquid Measures

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Reader Tip: Two Silicone Gloves for Starters and Brew Day

Thanks to HBF Reader Riley for this tip!

KitchCo Silicone Heat Resistant BBQ and Cooking Gloves - Directly Manage Hot Food - Orange

Food Safe, Silicone Gloves from KitchCo.  Intended for BBQ and grill, these heat resistant silicone gloves could have good applications for homebrewing.  Ideas – Minding yeast starters (pick up and swirl your Erlenmeyer as needed – or remove from heat to prevent a boilover), handling hot ball valves on brew day and lifting/squeezing your BIAB Bag when brewing Brew in a Bag Style.

  • Includes Two Silicone Heat Resistant Cooking Gloves For Temperatures Up To 446F (230°C)
  • The Grill Gloves have a Raised Texture. They are Flexible, Light, Durable and Easy to Clean
  • A No-Slip Five Finger Design With a Strong Grip that Allows Safe Movement Of Hot Pans, Food and Racks
  • 100 % Waterproof Premium Grade FDA Approved Silicone – Hot Liquids Can’t Reach Your Skin – Grab Food in boiling water
  • These BBQ Gloves are Easy To Clean and Dishwasher Safe (read the full description)

KitchCo Silicone Heat Resistant BBQ and Cooking Gloves – Directly Manage Hot Food – Orange

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‘Ove Glove – for Minding Yeast Starters

The Oven Glove - Hot Surface Handler

The Ove Glove Hot Surface Handler from Ove Glove

  • 540 F – Flame Resistant
  • Made with Kevlar® & Nomex® by DuPont
  • For Left or Right Hand
  • 5-Finger Flexi Grip

I use an Ove 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. :)

The Oven Glove – Hot Surface Handler

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841256 StirStarter Stir Plate

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Reader Tip: 12 Stainless Portion Cups – for hop and boil additions

Thanks to HBF Reader Adam for this tip!

Update International SC-15 1.5 Oz. Stainless Steel Sauce Cup - Dozen

(12) 1.5 Oz Capacity Stainless Steel Portion Cups from Update International

I similar portion cups to portion out hop and other boil additions.  They are a great size, reusable and don’t take a lot of room since they nest together,  These are a staple in my Brew Day Box.

Update International SC-15 1.5 Oz. Stainless Steel Sauce Cup – Dozen

Also ConsiderIndividual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen – 2½ Oz. Ounce

RelatedTaylor 5849 Quad Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard - 4 timers with built in whiteboard – great for timing boil additions.

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12 Stainless Portion Cups for Hops and Boil Additions

Individual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen - 2½ Oz. Ounce

12 stainless steel portion cups.  These are very similar to the Crate and Barrel Portion Cups that I use in my Brew Day Box.  I use those to portion out hop additions and other boil additions.  They are a great size and don’t take a lot of room since they nest together,  I own these cups.  Check out my Hands on Review.

Individual Condiment Sauce Cups- One Dozen – 2½ Oz. Ounce

Also Consider: Taylor 5849 Quad Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard - 4 timers with built in whiteboard – great for timing boil additions.

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Great Deal: 4 Event Digital Timer and Whiteboard

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 from 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.

Taylor 5849 Quad Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard

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