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[4] Spiegelau IPA Glasses – $28.13, $7.03 Each + Hands on Review

Set of 4 IPA Glasses by Spiegelau.  I have these glasses.  Check out my Hands on Review.

Four pack of glasses.  Non-leaded crystal, Each glass has a 19 ounce capacity, dishwasher safe.  Made in Germany.

3/26/17 11 PM Central: This offering is selling for $28.13.  That figures to right around $7.03 per glass.  My barometer for what I consider a good deal on these glasses is anything under $10 per glass.  $7.03 < $10.  Whammo.  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 up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Spiegelau 4991382 IPA Craft Beer Glasses (Set of 4)

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Extra 10% Off Food Safe Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids

Emergency Essentials Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids

Emergency Essentials has great prices and additional price drops on Food Safe Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids.  I own and use the 6 gallon buckets with Gamma Seals for my primary grain and kit storage.  See my Hands on Review

Food Safe Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids at Emergency Essentials.

As of this posting, Emergency Essentials is offering an additional 10% off site side (off already good prices).  Just go to the website and wait for a few moments and a page should pop up offering you an additional 10% off.  Note that you need to give them an email address to activate the offer.  After you’ve activated it, you will get a unique coupon code.  Visit Emergency Essentials for up to the minute availability.  Shipping to most US addresses is based on an relatively inexpensive tier model.

More About Gamma Seal Lids and Buckets
Gamma Seal Lids are a great upgrade.  You attach the base of the unit to the bucket and leave that intact.  The lid screws on and off easily.  No more prying lids.  These are also airtight.

From the description: “These buckets are different from what you will find at a hardware store. These are high quality, thick (90 mil) food grade plastic bucket, so there aren’t harmful chemicals that may affect your stored goods.”

My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimation two 5 gallon buckets would hold a full 50 lb bag and two 6 gallon buckets would hold a full 55 lb bag (plus a bit more).

These buckets are food grade so they could also be used as fermenters.  Just pick up an airlock grommet to add an airlock.  If you do that, I would go with the standard lid option, not the gamma seal option.

Great Deal: Star San 32 Oz Sanitizer – $17 + Star San Tips & Tricks

Today 3/25 only, while supplies last, Home Brew Supply has 32 oz Star San marked down to just $17.  Compare at MoreBeer.  No coupon or promo code is needed.

32 Oz San at Home Brew Supply

AlsoStar San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines || Testing Star San Effectiveness

Home Brew Supplies – Sale and Specials Page – for up to the minute info on HBS Specials

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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler for Mash Tun or HLT – $49.86 + Conversion Kit Review

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler

10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler by Igloo.  UltraTherm Insulation, Impact Resistant, Reinforced Handles, Stackable.  Flat Lid is pressure fit (not threaded).  Since the lid isn’t threaded, you can fit a temperature probe underneath [See: Hands On: ChefAlarm Thermometer].

I use this same cooler for my mash tun and it has worked great for me for years.  It holds temperature very well and it has held up like a champ.  It would also make a good HLT.

If you want to convert this to a mash tun…. considertn_img_0322-300x225 this conversion kit from Brew Hardware.  Check my Review

3/25/16 9 AM Central: This great cooler has dropped to $49.86. 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 up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage dispenser with spigot and Cup Dispenser

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Perlick 650SS Stainless Forward Sealing Faucet w/Flow Control – $54.99 + Free Shipping

The Perlick 650SS faucet is forward sealing, made of 304 Stainless Steel and includes an adjustable flow compensator.  That flow compensator allows you to adjust the resistance your faucet is exerting.  That means less tubing and potentially less foaming and wasted beer. The compensation feature also makes it easier to serve higher carbonation beers as you can set the faucet to provide resistance to offset the increased pressure needed to store these beers.

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this marked down to $54.99.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Perlick Faucet – Flow Control D1221

Note that MoreBeer offers free shipping on most $59 orders to addresses in the lower 48 US States.

Also at MoreBeerPerlick Faucet 630SS  | Intertap Faucets and Accessories

RelatedTips & Gear for Your Kegerator | Balancing Your Draft System

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4 Event Digital Timer and Whiteboard [Time Hop Additions] – $9.88, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

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.

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

Features: Built in dry erase board, times up to 4 events simultaneously, each event has it’s own unique tone, can count up or down.

3/24/17 8:30 PM Central: This is back down to $9.88. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Taylor 5849 Quad Kitchen Timer with Whiteboard

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6 Pack of PTFE Stir Bars – $13.49, $2.25 Each

SEOH Magnetic Stir Bar Plain PTFE 6 x 25mm Pack of 6

6 Pack of Magnetic Stir Bars by SEOH.  PTFE 6 x 25 mm (about an inch).

Use along with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.

Why a Stir Plate? The constant motion of a stir plate integrates oxygen, puts yeast in constant contact with nutrients, relieves built up CO2 and generally helps yeast to grow more rapidly.  That also means smaller starters.

I have this stir bar and it works great.  DIY Stir PlateThe vortex to the right was created with the help of this stir bar.  See: The HBF Stir Plate Mounting-Thingy for more info.

3/24/17 3 PM Central; This 6 pack of highly rated stir bars is selling for just $13.49. 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 up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

SEOH Magnetic Stir Bar Plain PTFE 6 x 25mm Pack of 6

Also available in single and 10 packs…

AlsoYeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation · StirStarter Stir Plate · Yeast Starter & Fermentation

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