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Ends Today: Blue & Yellow Classic Thermapen Sale – $63.20, Save 20% + Hands on Review

The Thermapen Classic features Splash Proof design, 2 to 3 second readings, high accuracy +- .7 F, Reads in F and C, Auto Off and 1,500 hour battery life.  This is a great brewing thermometer!  Check out my extensive Hands on Review including accuracy and response time tests.

As of this posting, Thermoworks is discounting this great thermometer [in blue and yellow only] to just $63.20.   Check the product page for current price and availability.

Classic Super-Fast® Thermapen®

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Using a Pedal Foot Switch for Easy Pump Operation

MLCS 9089 Billy Pedal Foot Switch

I use this on/off foot pedal foot switch for easy, hands free control of my March Pump while brewing.  I’ve used the same one since of March of 2011 and it works great.  I keep it at the base of my Blichmann TopTier, relatively close to where my pump sits.  One foot press turns the pump on or off.  Note: Always be cautious when using your pump with hot liquids and read and follow manufacturers directions.

Note: Another style of deadman style foot switch is available.  That version requires you to hold your foot down to engage the switch.  As soon as you release it is disengages and turns off whatever is plugged in.  I went with the on/off, but understand that the deadman style is also available if that suits your needs.  Depending on what you’re trying to turn on and off is GE’s Handy Switch is another option that’s out there.  I use that for my keg cleaner and draft line cleaning pumps.

MLCS 9089 Billy Pedal Foot Switch, 2 Step ON-OFF Continuous Running


I use my brewing pump for: recirculating my mash, transferring from mash tun to brew kettle, chilling using a recirculating immersion chiller and transferring to my fermenter.

Related: Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources | All Grain Tips & Gear


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Cereal Killer Grain Mill – $86.99, Save 13% + Free Shipping

The Cereal Killer Grain Mill gets consistently great feedback and is one of our Top Finds.  This is a great mill!  Check out my Hands on Review.

Milling your own grain… 1.  Gives you control over the crush of your grain.  That’s a big factor in efficiency.  2.  A mill allows you to fine tune for your equipment and process.  You know what the crush is going to be since you set it.  3.  A mill allows you to save money by buying whole bags of grain at a discount, and 3.  The shelf life of unmilled grain is longer than pre-milled grain.  Freshly milled grain = better tasting beer.

As of this posting, this great mill is on sale for $99.99 and includes free shipping to addresses in the lower 48 US states.  Check AHS for up to the minute price and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting most orders over $49 by 13%. No coupon code is required, savings will be automatically reflected at checkout.  That works with this great mill and makes it just $86.99 and free shipping is still in play.  Add on One or Two of these all grain kits (also discounted by 13%) and shipping will still be free.

Cereal Killer Grain Mill – from Austin Homebrew Supply

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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Ends Soon: Blue & Yellow Classic Thermapen Sale – $63.20, Save 20% + Hands on Review

The Thermapen Classic features Splash Proof design, 2 to 3 second readings, high accuracy +- .7 F, Reads in F and C, Auto Off and 1,500 hour battery life.  This is a great brewing thermometer!  Check out my extensive Hands on Review including accuracy and response time tests.

As of this posting, Thermoworks is discounting this great thermometer [in blue and yellow only] to just $63.20.   Check the product page for current price and availability.

Classic Super-Fast® Thermapen®

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Eva Dry E-500 Mini Dehumidifier [Fix Kegerator Condensation] – $19.97 + Hands on Review

eva dry e500 kegerator condensation

Like many homebrewers and craft beer lovers, I use a chest freezer for chilling and serving kegs. Eva Dry Kegerator Condensation The big downside I’ve experienced is with that is… condensation.  Not just beads of water on the sides, I had pooling water in the bottom.  Not a good thing.  This varies by how often I’m in it and the weather, but the fact is, a chest freezer just isn’t designed to deal with condensation like a refrigerator is.

Enter the Eva-Dry E-500.  The Eva-Dry E-500 contains desiccant beads  that absorb moisture.  As this material absorbs moisture it also changes color.  Dark blue means it’s dry and pink means it’s becoming saturated.  The great thing about the Eva-Dry E-500 is that the desiccant material is reusable.  The unit contains a built in heater that drives off built up moisture.  When it becomes saturated, plug it in overnight and it’s ready to go again the next day.  I also use on of these in my fermentation chamber.

See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

7/19/18 8 PM Central: This is selling for just $19.97.  That’s just 70 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found.  It’s a great deal, however… I’ve found pricing on this to be volatile.  The price has changed quickly when I’ve posted this in the past.  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.

New and Improved Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier


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100 EMD ColorpHast Precision pH Strips – $24.99, w/Comparison & Tip

COLORPHAST PH STRIPS 4-7 - 100 PACK

EMD colorpHast 4 -7 precision pH strips.  These are more accurate and easier to read than most pH test strips.  Use these to check the pH of your mash and of your finished beer.  These offer the same advantages of a pH meter [See: pH tag for past meters] without the cost and maintenance that goes along with a meter.

Tip… Cut these in half the long way.  You’ve saved 50% and they are still easy to read.

As of this posting, these are selling for $24.99 for a 100 pack. Compare: at MoreBeerPrice and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

COLORPHAST PH STRIPS 4-7 – 100 PACK – $24.99 – 12.5 cents per strip when you cut them in half

Also:  All Grain Tips & Gear

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Brand New 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs- $73.94 w/stacking deals + Hands on Review

Brand New 2.5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs via Austin Homebrew Supply.  ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, Ball Lock 2.5 Gallon Capacity and have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more compared to single strap handle kegs.

2.5 gallon kegs are great for small batch brewing, splitting batches and serving on the go.  Check out my Hands on Review of these great kegs.

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply has this marked down to $84.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.

NEW Ball Lock Keg – 2.5 gallon

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting most orders over $49 by 13%. No coupon code is required, savings will be automatically reflected at checkout.

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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Ends Today: Buy a Keg King Kegerator, Get a Free Torpedo Keg! + Hands on Review

From MoreBeer: “These kegerators were developed by homebrewers for homebrewers. They offer a very unique set of features at a price that cannot be beat. For starters they are made with homebrewers in mind so the digital controller goes from 26°F all the way up to 82°F to allow for fermentation control as well as serving. Gas line, beer line, and a robust MKIII regulator are all included. The units also have a stainless door, stainless steel floor, CO2 tank holder, tower fan, tap & faucet tool, hose clamps, castor wheels, a glass storage rack and a drip tray.”

If you have been thinking about picking up a kegerator now is the perfect time. As of this posting, get a FREE 5 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Keg (Item# KEG425) with the purchase of any Keg King Kegerator from MoreBeer!  Use coupon code KEG4ME to get your free keg.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Note: using promo code KEG4ME will automatically add the free keg to your cart.

I have a Keg King Kegerator and it’s awesome!  See: Hands on Review: Keg King Kegerator!

Keg King Kegerators and Accessories at MoreBeer

Note: There is apparently some sort of name change in the works for this lineup.  MoreBeer is now referring to these as “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” or “Kegerator with Flow Control Intertap Faucets”.  Whatever they’re called they’re made by Keg King and they are awesome.

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Blue & Yellow Classic Thermapen Sale – $63.20, Save 20% + Hands on Review

The Thermapen Classic features Splash Proof design, 2 to 3 second readings, high accuracy +- .7 F, Reads in F and C, Auto Off and 1,500 hour battery life.  This is a great brewing thermometer!  Check out my extensive Hands on Review including accuracy and response time tests.

As of this posting, Thermoworks is discounting this great thermometer [in blue and yellow only] to just $63.20.   Check the product page for current price and availability.

Classic Super-Fast® Thermapen®

Want to save another 10%? Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases – for HBF Readers!

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Ends Soon: Buy a Keg King Kegerator, Get a Free Torpedo Keg! + Hands on Review

From MoreBeer: “These kegerators were developed by homebrewers for homebrewers. They offer a very unique set of features at a price that cannot be beat. For starters they are made with homebrewers in mind so the digital controller goes from 26°F all the way up to 82°F to allow for fermentation control as well as serving. Gas line, beer line, and a robust MKIII regulator are all included. The units also have a stainless door, stainless steel floor, CO2 tank holder, tower fan, tap & faucet tool, hose clamps, castor wheels, a glass storage rack and a drip tray.”

If you have been thinking about picking up a kegerator now is the perfect time. As of this posting, get a FREE 5 Gallon Torpedo Ball Lock Keg (Item# KEG425) with the purchase of any Keg King Kegerator from MoreBeer!  Use coupon code KEG4ME to get your free keg.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Note: using promo code KEG4ME will automatically add the free keg to your cart.

I have a Keg King Kegerator and it’s awesome!  See: Hands on Review: Keg King Kegerator!

Keg King Kegerators and Accessories at MoreBeer

Note: There is apparently some sort of name change in the works for this lineup.  MoreBeer is now referring to these as “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” or “Kegerator with Flow Control Intertap Faucets”.  Whatever they’re called they’re made by Keg King and they are awesome.

Amazon Prime Day!  Roundup of Deals We’ve Identified | All Current Deals Submit a Tip if you see anything homebrew related

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