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Grainfather Graincoat – In Stock + up to 20% Back

graincoat

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.  Look for a full review soon.  In the meantime, I noticed that Adventures in Homebrewing has just gotten Graincoats in stock.  Graincoats are jackets designed to fit on the Grainfather to hold in heat.

Both the Grainfather and Graincoat qualify for AIH’s short 20% back sale.

The Grainfather – The Graincoat

The Grainfather

up to 20% back at AIH

TDS-EZ Total Dissolved Solids Meter

HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality TDS Tester.  0-9990 ppm Measurement Range , 1 ppm Resolution, +/- 3% Readout Accuracy.  Use to measure total dissolved solids in water.

I have this meter and it works great.  I use it in coordination with my RO filter [Review – some pictures of this meter are in that review] to test filter effectiveness.

Using RO (Reverse Osmosis) or DI (Distilled) Water allows you to build your water profile from the ground up, creating exactly the profile you’re looking for.  If you filter you own water a TDS is handy.  If you purchase RO or DI water from the store (instead of getting a filter), I would still suggest picking up a TDS meter.  Some water processors add minerals back for flavor.  A TDS meter will allow you to make sure you’re getting what you want.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality TDS Tester, 0-9990 ppm Measurement Range , 1 ppm Resolution, +/- 3% Readout Accuracy

AlsoHands On: 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter by Reverse Osmosis Revolution

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4 lbs PBW

Five Star PBW Cleaner (Powdered Brewery Wash), 4-Pound Jar

4 lbs of PBW.  PBW is my cleaner of choice!  From the Description: “Use 1 – 2 ounces per gallon for cleaning boil kettles, or an ounce per gallon for fermenters, kegs and other brewing equipment. Soaking overnight will easily remove stubborn, caked on organic deposits without scrubbing. PBW is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and will not harm septic systems.”

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Five Star PBW Cleaner (Powdered Brewery Wash), 4-Pound Jar

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Lavatools Thermowand Thermometer

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The Thermowand is NSF approved – that means it is certified to meet commercial food safety standards, 4 second stated response time and a +- .9 deg F accuracy.  It is splash resistant, has a integrated magnetic refrigerator attachment and has a lifetime warranty.

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Ultra Fast & Accurate, High-Performing Digital Food/Meat Thermometer – Lavatools Javelin/Thermowand (Mint)

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10 Gallon Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion Kit… $68 + Hands on Review

cooler conversion kit

This Brew Hardware kit includes everything you need to convert a 10 gallon Igloo or Home Depot Rubbermaid Cooler to a Mash Tun.

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.  This is Flat Rate Shipping (with $150 order) and Free Shipping (with $299 order) eligible.

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

This has been sold out for a while, but is available again as of this posting.

COOLER TO MASH TUN CONVERSION KIT – $68

Also ConsiderAll Stainless Steel Mashing Made Cooler False Bottom 10 Gallon – $109.99

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Flat Rate (with $150 order) and Free Shipping (with $299 order) options are available.

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Cereal Killer Grain Mill… $99.99 Shipped+ Hands On Review

cereal killer grain mill

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.

Cereal Killer Grain Mill – $99.99 + Free Shipping

HBF Reader Feedback…

Anonymous… Bought this a few weeks ago. Love it. Much better than a corona mill.

Google+ Friend Kieran… Just used our Cereal Killer for the first time last month on a clone brew recipe. This thing is lights-out! We did not spring for the optional handle, and instead used a power drill.

Google+ Friend Chris… Used mine tonight, great deal, great mill.

Paul Says… “I have this mill and love it.”

Twitter Follower Dan Say “I have this mill.  I love it.”

AlsoAll 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 Today: ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 Open Box Sale

thermapen mk4

Thermoworks has launched a private open box sale on their new Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [First Looks].   The new Thermapen boasts a number of great improvements and features including – auto rotating display, auto off with intelligent sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlight -standard, 3,000 hour battery life (now uses easy to find AAA batteries!), 3 second read times, accuracy to +- .7 deg F and… Waterproof! to IP66/67 standard.

This private open box sale brings the Mk4 down to $76.  That’s a $23 savings.  Open box units and in like new condition and include full 2 year manufacturer warranty.  If you’re planning to stock up and re-sell… don’t as these are not marked for resale.

Note that you must use this private sale page to get the deal.  The standard product page will not reflect the discount.

Thermapen Mk4 Open Box Sale!

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