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Price Drop: Picobrew Zymatic Automated Electric Brew House – $1,913

PicoBrew Zymatic

The PicoBrew Zymatic is an electric automated brew house.  Plug in your recipe and it takes care of the mash, hop additions and the boil.  Control and monitor your brew via wifi or ethernet via PicoBrew’s website.  When you’re done, toss the grain and hops containers into the dishwasher.

2/23/17 8 PM Central: This has dropped $95.35 from $2,008.74 to $1,913.39.  Compare at MoreBeer.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  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.

PicoBrew Zymatic

More in Electric BrewingPicoBrew || Blichmann BrewEasy Systems – Includes Electric Models || Braumeister V2 || Grainfather All Grain Brewing System || William’s $300 Mash & Boil System

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Reader Tip: Stainless Steel Ball Valves from $10 at ProFlow Dynamics

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

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ProFlow Dynamics has a great selection of ball valves include 2 piece, 3 piece, 3 way, butterfly and mini ball valves.  All are stainless steel

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Feedback from HBF Reader Tony about Pro-Flow’s 3 Piece Ball Valve:

Used them on this last Saturday for my pump and kettle after giving them a good soak in some oxyclean and then sanitizer. They come apart easily and go back together without much effort. In the end, easier than the ball valves they replaced since they don’t take much effort to take apart – 2 of my standard ball valves were frozen shut and wouldn’t allow for a clean out. It took only an extra minute vs. a normal working ball valve to come apart, so not much more work. Now I know my valves are 100% clean as you can see every bit and scrub where needed.

Shipping was fast – US Postal Priority, and reasonably cheap. I picked up some silicone hose too, as they have it cheaper than most other places at by the foot prices. Maybe not quite as good as a 100′ bulk buy, but close.

 

As of this posting, prices start at just $10 (compact 2 piece).  Check PFD for up to the minute price and availability.

Ball Valves at ProFlow Dynamics | 2 Piece 1/2″ SS | 3 Piece 1/2″ SS

Also…. Great Prices on Camlock Disconnects and More

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Ruby Street Brewing Systems Brew Stands – On Sale, Free Shipping + 5% Back

Adventures in Homebrewing carries an extensive lineup of Ruby Street Brewing Systems Stands and Accessories.  AIH’s selection includes the original Ruby Street Systems in various sizes along with the new Fusion Brewing Stands, The Ruby Street Side Kick, Digital Control Systems, Alpha, Mega, Accessories and lots more.  Both propane and natural systems are available.

As of this posting, several configurations are on sale with prices starting at around $1,000 (Side Kick Frame).  Most systems ship for free to continental US addresses and Adventures in Homebrewing offers the equivalent of 5% back through their rewards program.  You’ll get the equivalent of 5% back to use toward a future purchase.  Check AiH for full selection and pricing information.

Ruby Street Brewing Systems Stands and Accessories

More Brew StandsMoreBeer BrewSculptures | Blichmann TopTier Brew Stand | Blichmann BrewEasy Systems | SABCO BrewMagic

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Grainfather Connect Controller at Home Brew Supply

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

The Grainfather Connect Controller is high tech upgrade to the control box of your Grainfather.

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

The Grainfather is an electric all grain brewing system.  from Home Brew Supply.. “The Grainfather is a a high quality all-in-one brewing system making all-grain brewing so easy and so slick that even beginning brewers in tiny little New York apartments will be able to make a quality ale in their own home. It features accurate built-in temperature control, a recirculation system, a telescopic design that allows for mashing/sparging/boiling all in one unit, a false bottom basket, a hop filter, and a quick and easy to use counter flow wort chiller where you’ll pump your chilled wort straight into your fermentor.”

Grainfather Systems and Accessories

 

More in Electric BrewingPicoBrew || Blichmann BrewEasy Systems – Includes Electric Models || Braumeister V2 || Grainfather All Grain Brewing System || William’s $300 Mash & Boil System

Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

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New: Mash & Boil System from William’s Brewing… $299.99

New from William’s Brewing – Mash and Boil.

About… “Do you want to get into mashing but want something simple? The patent pending Brewer’s Edge® Mash & Boil makes it easy. No need for an outdoor burner, complicated brewing stand, or a 220 volt special circuit – it plugs into any 110 volt GFI household outlet. The Mash and Boil’s exclusive double wall stainless construction conserves heat to achieve a rolling boil with only 110 volts and 1600 watts, and its precise thermostat and internal sparging basket lets you mash and boil in the same vessel.

A typical brew day with the Mash & Boil begins with formulating your 5 gallon all grain recipe (up to 16 pounds of crushed grain can be mashed), and then heating your strike water to 162° F, the preset heat temperature. After 40 minutes or so, your strike water is 162° F, and you mix your crushed grain into the sparging basket already inside the Mash and Boil. The mash will cool to 152° or so, and then you set your thermostat to 150°, cover, and let mash for 1 hour. During this mash time you will need to separately heat 3 gallons of sparge water to 175° in a separate pot you provide. A thermometer hole is provided in the lid, in case you want to monitor the temperature of the top of the mash with any long probe analog or digital thermometer.

After one hour, lift the sparging bucket and lock on its included legs, and let the malt sugar drip into your Mash & Boil, which has now became a boiling pot. Turn the thermostat up to 218° F. and give it about 40 minutes to heat to a boil. During this time, ladle one gallon of hot sparge water at a time into the top of the sparging basket until you get to 5½ gallons. Now remove the grain basket, and when the boil begins, add your hops as per your recipe. Boil for 1 hour, and then cool with a suitable wort chiller (not included, our item E81 works well as does any immersion chiller that is up to 11″ in diameter). Or use the stainless valve with ½” hose barb to run the wort through your external chiller.

The Mash & Boil features an adjustable thermostat (switchable from Fahrenheit to Centigrade) with an adjustable run time preset at 3½ hours for safety. It also features a delayed start timer, so you can program the Mash and Boil to turn on up to 24 hours after setting. For example, load it with strike water, and have it set to be hot when you come home from work to save time. Intended for 5 gallon batches, maximum capacity is 7½ gallons. 28” tall closed, 40” tall with basket, 14” wide. A 5′ power cord is included.”

As of this posting, this is selling for just $299.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price, description and availability.  Also, check out the product page for the full manual.

Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

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Ends Today: Grainfather Electric All Grain System…. $756.50, Save… $133.50

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

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For a limited time, Home Brew Supply is discounting most things, site wide by 10% or 15%.  Orders under 10% get 10% off when you use coupon UNDER10.  Orders over $125 get 15% off when you use promo code OVER15.

Home Brew Supplies – Sale and Specials Page

This sale applies to the Grainfather and takes a whopping $133.50 off, making it $756.50. This is a great deal on an awesome system.  This also applies to Grainfather Upgrades and Accessories like the new Connect Control Box, Graincoat and more.

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

Grainfather System use promo code OVER15 || Grainfather Accessories

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Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

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Grainfather Electric All Grain System…. $756.50, Save… $133.50

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

img_img_2817A picture of my Grainfather

For a limited time, Home Brew Supply is discounting most things, site wide by 10% or 15%.  Orders under 10% get 10% off when you use coupon UNDER10.  Orders over $125 get 15% off when you use promo code OVER15.

Home Brew Supplies – Sale and Specials Page

This sale applies to the Grainfather and takes a whopping $133.50 off, making it $756.50. This is a great deal on an awesome system.  This also applies to Grainfather Upgrades and Accessories like the new Connect Control Box, Graincoat and more.

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

Grainfather System use promo code OVER15 || Grainfather Accessories

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds

Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

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