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Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing White 20 PoundsPictured: Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing White 20 Pounds via eBay – I’m not suggesting that you buy this.  Read the tip below.

For years, I have suggested to homebrewers that bottle – make friends with your local craft beer bartenders.  Especially beer spots that carry heavy glass, refillable German and Belgian types of bottles.  These bottles are beautiful and well made and the labels generally come off very easily.  If you make friends with your local purveyor of quality craft beers you can usually grab these bottles for free or for the cost of bottle deposit.  You’ve saved some beautiful bottles for re-use, helped your homebrew standout by using awesome bottles and saved some money.

How about making friends with your local baker or donut shop?  The reason you may want to do that is, first you could eat a donut and those are pretty tasty.  Second, bakeries and donut shops sometimes purchase icing in 5 or 6 gallon buckets.  Those buckets should be food safe, since they… already have food in them.  The trash to treasure principal applies here.  Bakeries that use these have an abundance of them with no great place to send them other than the trash or possibly recycling.  Make friends with your local baker and you may just score some free or near free food safe buckets for fermenting, grain storage and general around the brewery use.

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15.9 Gallon Speidel Fermenter – $79.99 + Hands on Review

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)

Speidel Fermenters are made from heavy duty HDPE, durable and resistant to oxygen transfer.  They have built in handles, All ports seal with gaskets.  Quality German manufacturing.

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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Speidel Plastic Fermenter – 60L (15.9 gal) FE720 – $89.99 $79.99 + Free Shipping

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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Stainless Steel Blow Off Tub – now $11.99 + free shipping

3/8" Stainless Steel Blow-Off Tube for Carboy Bungs

3/8″ Stainless Steel Blow-Off Tube for Carboy Bungs


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

  • 3/8″ stainless steel blow-off tube for carboy bungs
  • Avoid overflow foam during active fermentation
  • Made of stainless steel construction

2/18/18 10 M Central: These are selling for $11.99.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

3/8″ Stainless Steel Blow-Off Tube for Carboy Bungs


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Carboy Stopper and Thermowell – $12.90 + Free Shipping

stopper thermowellStopper and Thermowell


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

“This carboy thermowell is used in conjunction with the Digital Thermostat to more accurately regulate internal temperature during fermentation. It is exceptionally useful during the start of fermentation when the lag between ambient temperature in the refrigerator and actual temperature in the carboy can vary greatly. Now you can keep your beer or wine within one degree of the set point on your digital controller. Designed to fit either the 5, 6 or 6.5 gallon carboys, or any other similarly sized opening hole, the unit comes with an 15″ stainless steel thermowell and a #6.5 stopper. It can be used in any container with a stopper opening where you need to accurately monitor and control liquid temperature. You can use this with your refrigerator for exact cooling temps, or use it with one of our heating products to control how warm your fermenter gets.”


As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $12.90.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses. Check the listing for current price, description and availability.

Carboy Stopper Thermowell Temperature Regulate Fermentation Home Brewing Beer

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New Accessories for Speidel Fermenters! – Stainless Dip Tubes, Thermowells and More!

Speidel Fermenters via MoreBeer!  About: “If you’re looking for a plastic carboy that’s a step ahead of the traditional varieties, you’ll love MoreBeer’s selection of Speidel plastic fermenters. These heavy duty Speidel tanks from one of the most trusted names in home brewing supplies are equipped with a number of different features that simpler carboys just don’t have. Their oversized top openings make cleaning a breeze, while the integrated handles make for easy transportation, even when full.

All Speidel fermenters are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic that is much thicker than traditional plastic used on most brewing carboys. They also come in sizes that can accommodate up to 30 gallons of liquid, enabling MoreBeer! shoppers to choose the perfect size plastic fermentation tank for any brew batch. They’re not just made for beer, either; Speidel’s high-density construction is resistant to oxygen ingress, which makes them suitable for aging wines for up to 12 months as well.”

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 132 gallons.

I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  These 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.

Note that shipping is free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.

New Speidel Accessories – MoreBeer has introduced a line of new accessories for these great fermenters.  Options includes stainless dip tubes, thermowells, new airlock options and more.

Speidel Fermenters and Accesories at MoreBeer

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Balcones Distilling Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels for Homebrew

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. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels

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20% Off FerMonster Fermenters for HBF Readers!

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MoreBeer is discounting Large Mouth FerMonster Fermenters by 20% for HBF Readers!  Applies to both 6 and 7 gallon sizes, in both ported and un-ported configurations.  That means prices start at just $23.19!  Shipping is also free with a $59 order.

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

from MoreBeer… The Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria.  The 6 gallon size is great for most fermentations, and the larger 7 gallon is available for even bigger beers. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center.  Because they are made from vigin PET plastic they nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys. Also notice the conical top which reduces surface area if you plan to store beer or wine long term.

Made from heavy PET plastic, the same material used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration.  Due to the thicknes of the material and the overall geometry the Fermonster does not require ribs or dimples for stability.  That results in a super smooth interior surface that reduces yeast and sediment buildup making it the easiest to clean, most sanitary PET carboy on the market.  The huge 4″ opening makes filling a breeze, and cleanup is as easy as wiping down the inside.  Fermonsters are easily moved by hand or consider using our Carboy Carrier for even greater ease of use.

These fermentors are completely air-tight and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring.  Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.

 

Features:

  • 4″ wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Volume Markers at 5 and 6 Gallons
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F

Fermonster Fermenters at More Beer – use coupon code MONSTER20HBF

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Applies to these model numbers – FE250, FE255, FE256, FE257

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