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Blichmann G2… Ordered + Shopping Tip

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I just ordered a new Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 for my home brewery!  I have two G1 Kettles that I’ve been very pleased with.  I’m excited to put the G2 to work.

The recently announced G2 Kettle is available in 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 55 gallon sizes.  The BoilerMaker G2 is designed and manufactured in the US.  It includes a Site Glass w/Laser Etched Volume Markers, Adjustable Angle BrewMometer Thermometer, Linear Flow Valve (think ball valve only better?) and tool-less dip tube.  The G2 also features a 1.2 height to diameter ratio.

I had a chance to see John Blichmann do a demonstration at NHC and one thing that came through is his passion for homebrewing and homebrewers.  He started building this gear because… he’s a homebrewer.  This translates into a bunch of well thought out features that are designed with the homebrewer in mind… the valve now features a cool touch silicone handle, the finish is not brushed to hide finger prints, the lid can be stored on the kettle, the handle and the valve can now be oriented in any direction and… more.

Shopping Tip:  Blichmann gear is generally price controlled.  That means it’s going to be about the same price no matter where you get it.  AIH offers the equivalent of 5% back via their rewards program.  They are also offering free shipping.

Check it out: 7.510152030 and 55 gallon sizes – Full Line

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Pinned: $2.09 Poppets *Brand New Kegs *15% Off Hops *8 Gallon Kettle

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More Beer: Plate Filter Setup – $54.99 Shipped

I have this plate filter… Check out my hands on review - Here

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

Beer and Wine Plate Filter Kit FIL45B - $54.99 + 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.

Also Consider: More Beer’s Sale and Clearance Items

Limited Time from More Beer:

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Buy a High Flow H315HF March Pump from More Beer and a get a Free Dual Scale Refractometer.  Add both to your cart and use promo code FREEFRACT and the $59.95 cost of the refractometer drops off your order.  Shipping on the whole lot is free.

Check it out: March H315HF - MT700 Dual Scale Refractometer

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Pinned: $2.09 Poppets *Brand New Kegs *15% Off Hops *8 Gallon Kettle

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35 lb Digital Grain Scale – $21.26, New Record Low

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This highly rated digital scale has dropped to a new record low Amazon price of $21.26.  It ships free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  I own this scale and I can tell you that it makes for a nice grain scale.  A 5 gallon bucket fits on the platform and you can still see the readout.

The manufacturer says that the weighing platform on this scale is 24% larger than most scales.

It has a backlit display (good), auto hold or manual hold (good – I don’t like the auto hold feature for weighing grain), tare feature (required in my book) and AC Adapter included (hey.. that’s good too!).  This scale can also be calibrated using any known weight.  That’s a pretty great feature as some calibration procedures require odd or oversized calibration weights.  For example on digital scale I have requires a…. 30 lbs calibration weight.

Digital Postal Shipping Postage Bench Scales 35 lbs - $21.26 + Free Shipping with $35 order - Filler Items

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Pinned: $2.09 Poppets *Brand New Kegs *15% Off Hops *8 Gallon Kettle

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Reader Tip: Thermoworks RT600C – $16 + Hands on Review

Thanks to HBF Reader Craig for this tip!

The RT600C from ThermoWorks, makers of the Thermapen, is on sale for $16.

I have this thermometer and like it very much.  In fact, it’s a Top Find.  It’s accurate, has a quick response time and it is waterproof.  Waterproof as in… toss it in the dishwasher kind of waterproof.  This is a great thermometer that I can confidently recommend – Check out my Hands on Review.

RT600C Digital Thermometer - $16

Also Consider:

ThermoWorks is offering a discounted price on their much lauded Thermapen when you purchase two.  This sale saves you $11 per thermometer.  Check it out - Here

I’m a happy Thermapen owner!  Check out my Hands on Review

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Pinned: $2.09 Poppets *Brand New Kegs *15% Off Hops *8 Gallon Kettle

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Great Deal: Set of 8 FastRack Racks… $99 (Save $48.96)

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Buy 4 FastRack Systems (2 Racks and 1 Track Each) and the price drops to $99.  That’s a $48.96 Savings.  You get a total of 8 Racks and 4 Trays.

Check it out – Here

Bundles With: Flat Rate Shipping

Tip: Save money by taking advantage of Flat Rate Shipping.  All recipe kits and many other items will ship together for one flat rate under Northern Brewer’s Flat Rate Shipping.

Also From FastRack: FastFerment Conical Pre-Order… $90 Shipped

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Free Dual Scale Refractometer with High Flow March Pump Purchase

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Buy a High Flow H315HF March Pump from More Beer and a get a Free Dual Scale Refractometer.  Add both to your cart and use promo code FREEFRACT and the $59.95 cost of the refractometer drops off your order.  Shipping on the whole lot is free.

Check it out: March H315HFMT700 Dual Scale Refractometer

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! :)

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Northern Brewer’s Refractometer Calculators.

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Pinned: $2.09 Poppets *Brand New Kegs *15% Off Hops *8 Gallon Kettle

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11 lb Digital Scale – $7.27 Shipped + Hands on Review

I have this scale and for the cost, I believe it’s an amazing deal.  In fact, it’s a Top Find.  Check out my review here.

5 kg/11 lb capacity digital scale.  This offers a resolution of .1 oz or 1 gram.  Note that this ships directly from Asia.

From Google+ Friend Mark: I got this one a while back when you posted about it. I love it. 

I’ve had this scale since August of 2012 and it’s still going strong…

5Kg x 1g Digital Kitchen Scale Diet Food Compact Kitchen Scale 11lb x 0.04oz - $7.27 + Free Shipping

If you’re wanting this more quickly, here is an option that’s currently shipping from the US…
Etekcity 11lb 5kg compact digital scale - $9.99 + Free Shipping with Prime or Qualifying $35 order

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