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Kegland Kegerator – Designed for Homebrewers – draft OR fermentation – 15% off! + Hands on Review

Single Tap Stainless Steel Kegerator KG351

Kegland Kegerators, formerly known as Keg King Kegerators are the first line of Kegerators Designed for Homebrewers.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.

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

The first line of kegerators designed by homebrewers for homebrewers. The Mark 4 Kegerator is built for long lasting service, with high quality Stainless Steel Door and Keg Floor, Rolling Casters, and Intertap forward sealing faucets. Whether you need to dial in the perfect serving temperature for that beer, or are looking to hold a 64° fermentation in hot weather, this kegerator has you covered with the integrated extended range thermostat, capable of holding temperatures from 26 – 82°F. Other features such as a Tower Fan to keep your serving line cold, a glass rack, and a Robust MKIII CO2 regulator are all standard! The Mark 4 Kegerator has a premium feature set for an amazing price, and is a perfect companion to any brewer or beer connoisseur.

Features:
Stainless Steel Single Tap Tower
Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
Robust MKIII CO2 Regulator included
CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
Stainless Steel Door
Drip Tray is removable for easy cleaning
Tower Fan included
Glass Rack and fridge shelves included
Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
Includes beer and gas tubing
You will need to purchase keg connections depending on whether you are serving commercial sanke, ball lock corny kegs, or pin lock cornys.

Specifications:
24″ wide
23.5″ deep
30″ with co2 mount
33.5″ Tall (fridge only)
36″ with Caster wheels
49.75″ with tower
52″ with Casters and Tower

 

Site Wide Sale: For a short time, MoreBeer is taking 15% off nearly everything, site wide when you use coupon code SPRING15.  There are a few exceptions.  Shipping is free with most $59 orders.

15% Off at MoreBeer! – remember promo code SPRING15

Kegland Kegerators at MoreBeer – remember coupon code SAVEME10

I have one of these and it’s awesome…   See: Hands on Review: Keg King Kegerator!

Free Shipping: Shipping is also free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.

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

Our Top Draft Resources

 

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

  • Hops!  While you’re placing an order, check out MoreBeer’s Hop Market – rotating deep discounts on hops.
  • MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week:  Kit of the Week – 20% off

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Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

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Brew Hardware 10 Gallon Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit – $68 + Hands on Review

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This Brew Hardware Mash Tun Conversion Kit includes everything you need to convert a 10 gallon Igloo or Home Depot Rubbermaid Cooler to a Mash Tun.  Note that it does not includes a cooler.

This kit includes:

  • 12″ stainless steel domed false bottom with upgraded large ID connection elbow
  • One piece (Brew Hardware custom designed) machined bulkhead with interior barb
  • 2 piece stainless ball valve – can be upgraded to 3 piece
  • Required length of high temp silicone tubing
  • Does not include cooler or barb/camlock.  Barb and camlock fitting options are available under accessories on the right side of the screen.

from Brew Hardware: “What makes our kit different than the competition? Ugh, now we have to brag just a little. The bulkhead we include in this kit is custom machined out of hex bar stock to our exact specifications making it extremely simple to install and leak free from day one. It’s not a bunch of off the shelf parts made with half a roll of teflon tape. We also use a high flow elbow connector at the false bottom which also features a custom made smooth bore retainer. Long story short, we’ve held off on offering cooler false bottom kits for a long time until we had all the high end components described here.” [full product description]

Options are available both for an Igloo 10 gallon cooler and for Home Depot’s 10 gallon cooler.   A complete converted option is also available.  That includes the cooler along with your choice of connection fittings.  In my experience it’s cheaper to grab the conversion kit from Brew Hardware and source the cooler separately.  See some links to compatible coolers below.

This is the conversion kit I use and it’s… awesome.   tn_img_0322-300x225Check out my Hands on Review.

As of this posting, this great conversion kit is selling for $68.  Pricing and, especially, availability can vary.  Check Brew Hardware for current, description, price and availability.

COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT


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Cereal Killer Grain Mill – AND – USB Charger – $88.98 + Free Shipping & Hands On Review

The Cereal Killer Grain Mill from Adventures in Homebrewing gets consistently great cln_img_2933feedback 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 US addresses in the lower 48 US states.  In my opinion, this is a bargain in and of itself for this awesome mill.  Check AIH for up to the minute price and availability.

Stacks With: For a limited time, Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting select orders of $100 or more by $16.  This falls just short.  The problem is that most filler items break free shipping.  Add on this filler item and your total pre-discount total should be $104.98 and you should save an additional $16 at checkout.  And… you’ll still qualify for free shipping.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Whammo!

Cereal Killer Grain Mill

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

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Save 17% on Great Fermentations Top Selling Kit – Brain Eater Pale Ale – Zombie Dust Clone

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About Brain Eater, from Great Fermentations: “It’s the beer of the living dead! This Zombie Dust Clone is loaded with Citra hops that invigorate the senses and engage the palate. A very light first wort hop addition keeps the bitterness down, while hop-bursting the beer and aggressively dry hopping with Citra hops give it a very pronounced hop flavor and aroma. The bite of Citra is offset by crystal 60L and melanoidin malts, which contribute body, sweetness and character to the beer, A touch of carapils for body and foam stability is included as well, perfectly balancing this beer. Delicious and inviting, Brain Eater Pale Ale is sure to please your hopheaded friends. It is the perfect beer for the impending zombie apocalypse!”.

As of this posting, Great Fermentation’s Brain Eater Pale Ale Kit (the extract version) is their #1 best selling kit.

Brain Eater Pale Ale

Save 17% – As of this posting, Great Fermentations is taking 17% off their entire lineup of recipe kits.  This is better than what I would call Great Fermentation’s typical kit sale by a couple percent.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

17% Off Beer Kits – grab the coupon code

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Brand New 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs from AIH – $75 + limited time flat rate shipping & Hands on Review

Brand New 2.5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing.  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, AIH has these on sale for $75. Price, promotions 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Limited Time Flat Rate Shipping: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering $4.99 flat rate shipping on most orders of $49 or more with a few exclusions.  See AIH’s terms and conditions for full details, but this does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Applies to lower 48 US states.

AIH New 2.5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

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

Our Top Draft Resources

 

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Taylor Four Event Digital Timer & Whiteboard [Time Hop & Boil Additions] – now $6.79, near best price + free prime ship

Quad Timer with Whiteboard Model 5849 by Taylor Precision


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

  • This multi-function digital timer can track up to four separate events, each with its own distinct alarm to aid in identification.
  • A 2 x 1.75-Inch LCD readout provides a clear, easy-to-read display that can be read from across the kitchen.
  • A built-in whiteboard and dry-erase markers can display recipes, label timer events, and more.
  • Mounts with a magnet or stand, allowing the timer to function in a wide range of environments.
  • Requires two (2) AAA batteries (included)

The Taylor 5849 Whiteboard Timer is a part of my Brew Day Box.  It times four events and includes a small built in whiteboard to indicate what each event is for.  Perfect for timing brew day kettle/hop additions.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

3/14/19 11 AM Central: This is selling for $6.79.  That’s 4 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Taylor Precision Products Four-Event Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard (Regular)


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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses – $5.20 + free add on shipping

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12" Length x 12" Width, Clear

12″ by 12″ interlocking bar mat by San Jamar.  These interlocking mats are versatile.  Multiple mats can be joined for larger areas and they are flexible and easy to cut to shape.  Allows for airflow under glassware.  NSF certified.

I purchased a number of these in 2015 and have since found them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

3/13/19 7:30 AM Central: These are selling for $5.20. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12″ Length x 12″ Width, Clear


Also available in different colors and quantities – search san jamar interlocking bar bat on Amazon

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Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.38 + Hands on Review & Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes replacement o-ring.


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

  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra one piece of o-ring for replacement

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”


PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.

Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.

Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using similar SS Caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

One of the questions that arises on these carb caps, is… does it work with both liquid and gas posts?  Some models are universal fit and some work only with gas posts.  For draft line cleaning projects to work well, at least in my opinion, the carb cap that’s used needs to be universal.  I’m happy to report that the one I received did indeed work with both liquid and ball lock posts.  Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

3/10/19 5:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $10.38. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

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15% + 10% Off Stainless Steel Cam Lock QDs

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PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.

Camlock QDs at PFD These are made from Stainless Steel and are available in lots of configurations.  Those are classified by Type and Size.  Type may mean something in “commercial cam lock fitting circles”, but I was initially confused by this.  Types are akin to model numbers.  For example, Type A is Female NPT to Male Cam and Groove.

Camlock QDs at PFD  – use coupon code BREW15% + use this link for an additional 10% off

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8 lbs Five Star PBW Homebrew Cleanser

PBW by Five Star- 8 lbs.

8 lbs Five Star PBW Powdered Brewery Wash


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

  • Safe on skin as well as soft metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and on plastics
  • Effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners
  • Cleaner is very effective in removing protein soils

PBW is my go to homebrewing cleanser!

PBW by Five Star- 8 lbs


Learn More… Resource Post: PBW Price Comparisons and Buying Guidance

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