Category Archives: HBF Tested

1 Gallon High Temp Pitcher – Great for Brew Day – $13.60 w/instant coupon

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher/Measuring Cup by Rubbermaid Commercial.

I use this pitcher on brew day and for general around-the-brewery measuring.  It’s food safe 212 deg F.  I use it for recirculating, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.  This small upgrade has made a big difference for me on brew day.  This is a great pitcher.  I’ve owned and used it since May of 2013.  Check out my Review for more info.

Clear, durable polycarbonate construction.  Break resistant.  Volume markers in both english and metric.  Temp range of -40 to +212 degrees F/-40 to 100 degrees C for use with hot or cold contents. Capacity: 4 qt./3.8L. Made in the USA.

10/14/17 4 PM Central: This great pitcher is selling for $17.  Click on the “Save an extra 20% when you apply this coupon”. and the price drops to $13.60. 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

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

AlsoPutting Together a Brew Day Box | Review – 1 Gallon Pitcher

Pinned: 3 Tap Tower | $7 Cascade lbs! | Robobrew Review | Pumps | Spreadsheets

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:


prod:1galrmcommpticher

Rust-Oleum Enamel Spray for Kegerator & Fermentation Freezer, Fridge Touch Ups – $3.95

417hier0l-_sx425_Appliance Touch Up Spray (white) by Rust-Oleom

I have used this exact appliance epoxy to fix some rust spots on my kegerator and it turned out really well.  In the areas where I didn’t put too much on, it pretty well looks like factory coating.

10/20/17 1 PM Central: This is selling for $3.95.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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

Rust-Oleum 7881830 Appliance Enamel 12-Ounce Spray, White

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

 

Pinned: 3 Tap Tower | $7 Cascade lbs! | Robobrew Review | Pumps | Spreadsheets

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

Used 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $39

Adventures in Homebrewing has launched a keg sale that gets you some great deals on kegs.  Pin lock and ball lock kegs on sale, in both singles and four packs.   This stacks with the coupon code mentioned below to lower prices even more.

Also at AIH; Cascade for $6.99/lb!

Stacks With: Promo code BREW3 takes 3% off sitewide

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

 

Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Sprayer – $3.66, Best Price + Hands on Review & Star San Tips

32 Ounce Chemical Resistant Bottle and Sprayer from Chemical Guys.  Chemical resistant, Adjustable nozzle, professional grade.  A dilution guide is printed on the side of each bottle.

Use to spray things 🙂 around your brewery.  See: Star San Spray Bottle Method of Sanitizing

Chemical resistant plastic is a good thing when dealing with Sar San.  I used to store diluted Star San in a distilled water gallon jug.  When it eventually ate through the plastic and leaked all over… I realized that was a bad idea.

Feedback from HBF Reader Da Kine: “This is a great product. I had some bottles from Ace Hardware that lasted maybe 2 brews. Based on HBF’s hands-on review, I got some of these and they’ve lasted great over dozens of brews.”

I own this bottle and sprayer.  It worksimg_0057-300x225 great.  Check out my Hands on Review

update 10/20/17 (lower price) 11 PM Central: This is down to just $3.66.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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

Chemical Guys ACC130 Professional Chemical Guys Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer – 32 oz.

Pinned: 3 Tap Tower | $7 Cascade lbs! | Robobrew Review | Pumps | Spreadsheets

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

AIH Keg Sale! + Cascade for $6.99/lb!

Adventures in Homebrewing has launched a keg sale that gets you some great deals on kegs.  Pin lock and ball lock kegs on sale, in both singles and four packs.   This stacks with the coupon code mentioned below to lower prices even more.

Also at AIH; Cascade for $6.99/lb!

Stacks With: Promo code BREW3 takes 3% off sitewide

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

 

32 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer – $20.17 + Star San Tips & Tricks

Star San Amazon

Star San Acid Sanitizer.  32 oz size.  No rinse when mixed properly.  Container includes built in measure.

Star San is my sanitizer of choice.  It is effective, food safe and no-rinse.  It is also very cost effective if you use the spray bottle method.  See: Tip: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

10/18/17 8 AM Central: This is selling for $20.17. 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

Star San- 32 oz

Also:

Pinned: 3 Tap Tower | $7 Cascade lbs! | Robobrew Review | Pumps | Spreadsheets

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:


prod:B0064O7YFA

Eva Dry 500 [Fix Kegerator Condensation] – $19.97 + Hands on Review

81by-5e3kxl-_sl1500_

Like many of you, 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 contains a desiccant material that absorbs 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 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.  Mine usually lasts a couple months before needing to be regenerated.

I’ve also started using on of these to handle condensation in my fermentation deep freeze.

10/17/17 2 PM Central: This great device is back down to $19.97. 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

See: Hands On: Eva Dry EDV-500 with Kegerator Condensation Trial

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

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

 

Pinned: 3 Tap Tower | $7 Cascade lbs! | Robobrew Review | Pumps | Spreadsheets

Recent Amazon Finds [view more]:

topfind:evadry500-B00BD0FN8A