Category Archives: Fermentation

Ss Brewing Technologies 7 Gallon BrewBucket – $174 + Free Shipping – Beats MAP Pricing! + Hands on Review

Ss Brewing Technologies 7 Gallon Stainless Steel Brew Bucket Fermenter.  From the offering description: “The Brew Bucket™ is the first of its design! An affordable stainless steel brew bucket fermenter. This 6.95 Gallon capacity fermenter sets itself apart from other fermenters with features such as stacking during ferment or the included rotatable racking arm and ball valve spigot assembly. Save space by stacking these fermenters, keep your beers tasting as clean and fresh as possibly by fermenting in stainless steel versus plastic, AND The Brew Bucket™ keeps all light out, preventing your beer from spoiling or getting any off-flavors during fermentation!

The Brew Bucket’s conical bottom allows trub to settle out nicely in a more concentrated space and has the effect of minimizing the surface area of your beer that is contact with the trub during ferment, which then minimizes “off” flavors in your beer! Does your plastic bucket have a conical base?! Didn’t think so! Brewer’s grade 304 stainless steel construction, integrated racking arm / ball valve assembly, stackable design, and conical bottom …. All of this for $225 bucks!! That’s an awful lot of fermenter for the money! Buy one of our Brew Buckets ™ and see for yourself.”

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $199.99 (which I believe is MAP – Minimum Advertised Price – for this fermenter). Shipping is also free to select US addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stacks With: For a short time eBay is taking $25 off orders of $119 or more.   That brings this down to just $174 (beats typical MAP pricing by $25) and free shipping is still in play.

Ss Brewtech 7 Gallon Stainless Steel Brew Bucket Fermenter

Also: Hands on Review BrewBucket Fermenter

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T-fal 22 Quart Pressure Canner [Can Starter Wort & Make Sterile Water] – $61.59 for Amazon Prime Day

T-fal Pressure Canner, Pressure Cooker with 2 Racks and 3-PSI Settings, 22-Quart, Silver, Model 931052

T-fal Pressure Canner, Pressure Cooker with 2 Racks and 3-PSI Settings, 22-Quart, Silver, Model 931052


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 22 quart polished aluminum stovetop canner and pressure cooker with a deluxe pressure gauge dial
  • Selective pressure control with 3 cooking-pressure options: 5, 10 or 15 PSI; overpressure steam-release safety components
  • Heavy gauge, rustproof aluminum construction; sure-locking lid system; pressure-monitoring device built into handle
  • Includes two canning racks to hold 16 pint-size jars or 26 half pint-size jars when double-stacked or 7 quart-size jars

A pressure canner reaches higher temperatures than are possible with boiling alone.  Those higher temperatures allow for actual sterilization.

Possible home brewing uses include – canning your own starter wort, sterilizing and making sterile water for yeast washing.

7/16/18 10 PM Central: This is marked down to just $61.59 as as an Amazon Prime Day Deal.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Note: You’ll very likely see a higher price on the product page.  The Prime Day Deal price is reflected during checkout.  Check the product page to see if this is still available. Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].

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T-fal Pressure Canner, Pressure Cooker with 2 Racks and 3-PSI Settings, 22-Quart, Silver, Model 931052

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TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer – $110, w/$25 Off eBay Flash Sale + Free Shipping & Hands on Review

TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer.

About, from the offering description: “Tilt is a wireless hydrometer that lets you instantly read your brew’s specific gravity and temperature on your compatible Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet or Tilt Pi. Most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices will work with the Tilt. You can then optionally save the data automatically to the cloud using our free Google Sheets template or other 3rd party cloud platforms. See our Apps section for more information. ” [keep reading]

Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $135.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Stacks With: For a short time eBay is taking $25 off orders of $119 or more.   That brings this down to just $110 and free shipping is still in play.

Updated TILT™ Bluetooth HYDROMETER AND THERMOMETER

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Century Digital Heater Thermostat Controller – coming up on Prime Day Deals

Century Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, 40-108°F

Century Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, 40-108 °F

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • ✓ EFFORTLESS HEATING SETUP: Simply set the temperature probe, plug-in the controller, and use the large 3-button interface to choose your desired temperature setting. Digital display supports units in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.
  • ✓ EASE OF MIND: Handy LED heating and power indicator lights allow you to see the controller’s status even in total darkness. Controller features a convenient hanging tab, and a bright, easy-to-read display inside a tough plastic housing.
  • ✓ RUGGED CONSTRUCTION: The cord for the temperature probe and grounded 3-prong plug measure an extended 6 feet in length, designed to suit almost any application you can imagine.
  • ✓ VARIETY OF USES: Our thermostat controller can be used for seedling germination, rooting, brewing, heating, fermentation, and more, keeping your various environments in their ideal temperature range.
  • ✓ SAFE & RELIABLE: Our thermostat controller is ETL listed, and rigorously tested for quality control and safety. Conforms to UL Std No. 60730-1, 60730-2-9. Temperature control range is 40-108°F, temperature display range is 32 -140°F. Rated Voltage is 120VAC 60Hz, Max Loading: 8.3A 1000W. Do not immerse controller or probe into water.

 

Note: This is for heating only.   Also: Homebrew Temp Controller Roundup! and Maintaining Fermentation Temps in Colder Weather

7/17/18 8:30 M Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Prime Day Deal starting at 98 AM Central. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. 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!

Century Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing, 40-108°F

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Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

Bel-Art Spinbar Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar – 25.4 x 8mm – $4.06 – Prime Day Deal

Bel-Art Spinbar Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar; 25.4 x 8mm, White (F37110-0001)

Bel-Art Spinbar Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar; 25.4 x 8mm, White (F37110-0001)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Octagonal shape creates more turbulence and a stronger vortex than a round, cylindrical shape or a polygonal shape
  • Teflon (PTFE) casing is chemically inert, can be used with corrosive chemicals, and helps reduce friction and wear while spinning
  • Built-in pivot ring helps reduce vibration and wear during stirring
  • Internal magnet made from alnico V, an alloy of aluminum, nickel, iron, and cobalt
  • Casing material is FDA approved for use in food, drug, and cosmetic applications

Use along with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.

Why a Stir Plate? The constant motion of a stir plate integrates oxygen, puts yeast in constant contact with nutrients, relieves built up CO2 and generally helps yeast to grow more rapidly.  That also means smaller starters.

7/16/18 9 PM Central: This is marked down to just $4.06 as an Amazon Prime Day Deal.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Note: You’ll very likely see a higher price on the product page.  The Prime Day Deal price is reflected during checkout.  Check the product page to see if this is still available. Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].

Bel-Art Spinbar Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar; 25.4 x 8mm, White (F37110-0001)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Ade Advanced Optics Dual Scale Refractometer with Aluminum Body – $22.39 on Prime Day Deals

Ade Advanced Optics Beer Wort and Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale - Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer

Duel Scale Refractometer from Ade Advanced Optics.  Measures in Brix and Specific Gravity.  Measures Brix: 0-32% and Specific Gravity:1.000-1.120.  ATC – Automatic Temperature Correction.  2 Year Warranty.  Aluminum Body.

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! 🙂

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

7/17/18 8:15 AM Central: This is discounted to $22.39 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].

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Ade Advanced Optics Beer Wort and Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer (Aluminium)

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Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI] – now $10.45 + Building a Spunding Valve

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT by Control Devices.

This valve is the heart of my Spunding Valve build.  It is essentially a manually adjustable pressure relief valve.  This one is adjustable from 0 to 100 PSI.  There is no homebrewing-related situation I’m aware of that would have you at 100 PSI.  Generally you’d be at or below 30 PSI.  As always, you’ll want to ensure that all components in your system (kegs, tubing, etc) are rated for your desired pressure.  Also, always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines.

7/16/18 9 AM Central: This is selling for $10.44.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Control Devices CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4″ Male NPT


See: Build a Spunding Valve for more information and additional configuration options

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INTLLAB 3,000 ml Capacity Stir Plate – $35.82 + free shipping, after coupon

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Intlab Magnetic Stirrer.  Max capacity 3,000 ml.  316 Stainless top.  Includes stir bar.

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

7/16/18 9 AM Central: This 3L capable stir plate is selling for $39.80.  I’d argue that’s a solid deal as is.  Click on “Save an extra 10% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to just $35.82. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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.

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Ends Today: Inkbird Mini Temp Logger [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – $21.59 w/20% Off Coupon

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger with Alert for Musician Instrument Cigar Food Storage Pet Baby Room

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F . Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Support both °C /°F mode and with 3M paster. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language.
  • History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices Connecting : One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

This a mini version of the IBS-TH1.  I use the larger IBS-TH1 in my kegerator.  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Note that the IBS-TH1 Mini has no external probe and no magnet.

7/17/18 8 AM Central: This is selling for $26.99.  Apply coupon code ER83GTH7 and the price drops 20% to $21.58. 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.

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger with Alert for Musician Instrument Cigar Food Storage Pet Baby Room

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Ends Soon: Inkbird Mini Temp Logger [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – $21.59 w/20% Off Coupon

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger with Alert for Musician Instrument Cigar Food Storage Pet Baby Room

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Accurate (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is ±2%RH and 0.5°F) and fast response. Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower and working life will be longer.
  • Monitoring range: 50 meters / 150ft (No obstructions).Temperature Range: -40 ~140°F . Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • Support both °C /°F mode and with 3M paster. Engbird app can be applied to IOS and Android system and support multi-language.
  • History and Immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, the max date storage is 30000 point. Different sampling interval (10s, 30s, 1min, 2min, 5min, 10min, 30min) can be setting. The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • Multiple Devices Connecting : One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

This a mini version of the IBS-TH1.  I use the larger IBS-TH1 in my kegerator.  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Note that the IBS-TH1 Mini has no external probe and no magnet.

7/16/18 7 AM Central: This is selling for $26.99.  Apply coupon code ER83GTH7 and the price drops 20% to $21.58. 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.

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Hygrometer Thermometer MINI IBS-TH1 Data Logger with Alert for Musician Instrument Cigar Food Storage Pet Baby Room

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