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Hands on Review: Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket and FTSs Temperature Control System

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket

Right from the start I knew there was something special with the Ss Brewtech fermenter as I opened the box it came in. Having received some gear that came out of torn and collapsing boxes recently, it stood out to me how the box was completely together. While you might chalk that up to how careful the delivery guy was, I could tell this box was designed with purpose. The thickness of the layers, and the construction of the layers were clearly designed to handle both scrapes and crushing loads. All this might seem trivial, until you unbox that new shiny piece of equipment you’ve spent your hard-earned dollars on and find it scratched, scuffed, or slightly out of round. With the thought and purpose Ss Brewtech put into their packaging, you can tell that they wouldn’t accept those careless things to happen to their equipment. And that counts.

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Balcones Distilling Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – SEE UPDATE

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Tx.

About, from AIH: “Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award winning small batch distillery in Waco, TX, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with stand for easy storage.”

Use to barrel age your homebrew, or… create your own barrel aged whiskey by combining a neutral liquor with still spirits premium whiskey profile kit.

Availability of these barrels is touch and go, as of this posting, they are back in stock and marked down to $109 ($30.99 off list) Get the equivalent of 5% back on this purchase through AIH’s free rewards program. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

These are discounted as part of AIH’s stellar Black Friday Sale.  That sale brings them down to $85.  This is an outstanding deal for a generally hard to find item.  For Comparison: William’s Brewing has these for $139.99.   I have no idea how many of these AIH has on hand, but I wouldn’t be surprised in any way if these sell out.

Update:  Well, they haven’t sold out as I predicted, but the price has spiked up to $129.99.

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels

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Back in Stock! Balcones Distilling Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Tx.

About, from AIH: “Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award winning small batch distillery in Waco, TX, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with stand for easy storage.”

Use to barrel age your homebrew, or… create your own barrel aged whiskey by combining a neutral liquor with still spirits premium whiskey profile kit.

Availability of these barrels is touch and go, as of this posting, they are back in stock and marked down to $109 ($30.99 off list) Get the equivalent of 5% back on this purchase through AIH’s free rewards program. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels

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Genesis 6.5 Gallon Fermenter & Cryo Hop Bundle Sale at William’s Brewing

GENESIS™ FERMENTER

About the Genesis Fermenter from William’s Brewing: “The Genesis™ is a 6½ gallon fermenter made of BPA free HDPE and features gallon markers and a wide 5½” threaded lid with sealing gasket, stopper, and airlock. It can be used with or without its unique sterile liners, although the disposable liner eliminates the need to sanitize and clean, a huge labor savings, in addition to eliminating headspace.

The Genesis™ is the first fermenter with zero headspace, if used with its BPA free sterile disposable liner system. This makes it a perfect fermenter for the secondary fermentation of wine, as you can eliminate oxidation from air contact. Included with the Genesis is the lid, stopper, airlock, gasket, and two sterile barrier liners. 29” tall with airlock, 10½” wide, 10½” deep. Made in U.S.A.”

  • No Sterilizing or Chemicals Needed*
  • No Cleanup*
  • No Headspace (great for wine secondary ferments)*
  • Space Efficient, only 10½” wide
  • Solid handles for lifting safety
  • *(when used with its sterile liner)

For a limited time, get 5 one ounce packs of Cryo™ Hop Pellets in a bundle with the Genesis for only $69.99. Cryo hops feature double the alpha acid and essential oils per ounce as regular pellets, and included in this bundle are 1 oz. of Citra, Simcoe, Cascade, Mosaic, and Ekanuot.  Check product page for current price and availability.

GENESIS™ FERMENTER CRYO HOP BUNDLE

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MoreBeer Pre-Black Friday Carboy Sale – Save 25%!

MoreBeer is discounting their entire lineup of glass carboys by 25% for their Pre Black Friday Sale.  Selection includes 3, 5, 6 and 6.5 gallon sizes with Italian made options available. Shipping is free to most US addresses with a qualifying order.  No coupon or promo code is necessary.  Discounted prices are reflected on each product page.

Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple promo codes you can get in on this and their Deal of the Day (while supplies last)

Pre Black Friday Sale at MoreBeer

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Catalyst Fermentation System – Conical Fermenter

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The Catalyst Fermentation System, Craft a Brew, 6.5 gal Conical Fermenter for Beer Home Brewing and Wine Making

The Catalyst Fermentation System, Craft a Brew, 6.5 gal Conical Fermenter for Beer Home Brewing and Wine Making

  • 6.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter that separates sediment, eliminates transfers and allows you to bottle straight from your fermenter
  • The Catalyst’s tank is made from Tritan, a food-safe, BPA-free polymer. This revolutionary material retains the same clarity and smoothness of glass, but is resistant to shattering
  • 3″ Trub Trap Butterfly Valve – the largest in the industry- is designed to work with any large-mouthed mason jar, which makes catching and storing viable yeasts or separating sediment super simple
  • Includes: 6.5 Gallon Tank with Lid, Stand (Base, 2 Legs, 2 Support Beams, 8 Screws), 3″ Proprietary Butterfly Valve, Bottling Attachment, Transfer Tubing, Tubing Clamp, Rubber Stopper
  • 16 Oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jar, Allen Wrench, Total Height (does not include airlock): 26.25″ Maximum Width: 17″

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

The Catalyst Fermentation System, Craft a Brew, 6.5 gal Conical Fermenter for Beer Home Brewing and Wine Making

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7.9 Gallon Speidel Fermenter – $52.99 + Free Shipping + Review

The very popular 7.9 Gallon Speidel Fermenter is More Beer’s Deal of the Day.

I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  They are great Fermenters.  Check out my Hands On Review of the 5.3 and 7.9 gallon sizes.  See the whole line including replacement parts.

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Product Description – Here.  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Speidel Plastic Fermenter – 30L (7.9 gal) FE715 – $59.99 $52.99 + Free Shipping

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Speidels are great fermenters packed with features.  Heavy Duty HDPE Construction – durable and resistant to oxygen transfer,  Safe – no glass breakage risk, built in handles, large lid opening means easy cleaning, all ports seal with gaskets, includes spigot (no more siphoning) and 2 Piece Speidel airlock.  Designed and manufactured in Germany.  Available in sizes from 3.2 gallons all the way up to 31.7 gallons.

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