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The Brew Bag – End of Summer Sale… Free Shipping

The Brew Bag BIAB

The Brew Bag is a Made in the USA, purpose designed BIAB bag.  It has four loops for lifting the bag out of your kettle, every seam is reinforced for long life and it is available in a number of sizes for kettles, keggles and coolers.  If they don’t carry the size you want, The Brew Bag will custom make it for you.

I use The Brew Bag myself and it works very well. Check out my Hands on Review.

For a short time, coupon code D4XXT1QYFD1S gets you free shipping on up to 2 brew bags.  If you order more (let’s say add in a new BIAB Pulley setup) just add “$4.90 Discount” in the order comments box and you’ll receive a refund in that amount.

Check it out – Here – Remember Promo Code D4XXT1QYFD1S

Are you new to BIAB?  My BIAB Water Calculation Spreadsheet with narrative directions makes it easy!

from HBF Reader Jon: I have 2 of these bags and I can attest to the quality. They are second to none in a class by themselves really.

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Recent Great Deals:

Set of 2 Spiegelau Stout Glasses – $16.80, Best Price

Spiegelau Stout Glasses

Two Spiegelau Stout Glasses.  Lead free crystal, 21 1/6 ounces and dishwasher safe.  Made by Spiegelau in partnership with Left Hand Brewing and Rogue Brewery.

8/26/15 8:14 AM Central: These highly rated glasses have dropped to $16.80.  That’s the best historical Amazon price I found.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Spiegelau Beer Classics Stout Glass, Set of 2

Related: IPA Glasses [Review] · American Wheat Glass · 3 Piece Set · Glassware Tag

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PicoBrew Zymatic Electric Brew System – New Special Offer

PicoBrew Zymatic

The PicoBrew Zymatic is an automated electric brew house.  Plug in your recipe and it takes care of the mash, hop additions and the boil.  Control and monitor your brew via wifi or ethernet via PicoBrew’s website.  When you’re done, toss the grain and hops containers into the dishwasher.

The Zymatic also offers… repeatability.  Ever brew a beer that you loved only to fall short the next time?  Plug in the brew day or pull up a saved recipe and repeat the same beer every time with the Zymatic.

If you purchase the Picobrew from Adventures in Homebrewing, you’ll get the equivalent of 5% back via AIH’s Rewards Program.  That’s $100.  They are also offering free shipping.

If you look on the product page you’ll see “Purchase a PicoBrew today to receive a special offer. Add to Cart for more details. Limited time offer!”  You’ll have to add it to your cart to see the details.  Note: You have to scroll down to the bottom of the cart page to see the details.

That special offer has recently changed.  It’s now worth the equivalent of $100.

All in all this constitutes $300+ in savings vs direct.  This is the best deal I’ve seen for the PicoBrew Zymatic .  It is a limited time offer.  Check the product page and cart page for current availability and details.

PicoBrew Zymatic (Keg Included) – Add to cart for total price + Free Shipping and 5% Back

Perks of the PicoBrew System:

  • Brews a 2.5 gallon batch in about 4 hours
  • Access to an ever-growing online recipe library – including award winning recipes ready to be replicated.
  • Supports both all-grain and mini-mash brewing
  • Keep Reading – additional information including technical specs

15% Off at ThermoWorks = $79 Thermapen

discount thermapen thermometer

For a limited time, ThermoWorks is taking 15% off of everything site-wide.  That includes items like the Thermapen, ChefAlarm, RT600C, TimeStick Timers, Infrared Thermometers, Calibration Gear, ThermoPop Thermometer and… everything else.

That brings the Thermapen [Review] down to $79.01

Visit ThermoWorks – use promo code SITEWIDE15 to get the deal

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Recent Great Deals:

55 lb Grain Scale with Removable Face + Hands on Review – $33.99

UltraShip 55 lb. Digital Postal Shipping & Kitchen Scale

I use the Ultraship Ultra-55 for weighing grain.  I’ve owned and used this scale since April of 2009.  It makes for a great grain scale.  Read my Hands On Review

Of course, it has a tare feature.  In my book, that’s a requirement of any scale used for brewing.  Tare lets you zero out the weight of the container you’re using.  You put the container on, hit tare, the scale zeros out.  Now you’re just weighing the thing that you’re interested in.

It has a 55 lb capacity and also displays in lbs and ounces.  Auto off feature and it has a lifetime warranty.  An optional AC adapter is available.

The feature that really sold me on it is… the removable face.  The face of this removes so that you can weigh large items (like buckets of grain) and still easily read the display.

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8/26/15 7:31 PM Central:  This great scale is selling for $33.99.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

UltraShip 55 lb. Digital Postal Shipping & Kitchen Scale

This scale is one of our Top Finds

Also available in a larger 75 lb capacity version… Ultraship 75 Lb Electronic Digital Shipping Postal Kitchen Scale

Related: All Grain Tips and Gear

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40 OZ Stainless, Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growler

Lifeline 7502 Silver Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle - 40 oz. Capacity

40 ounce double wall, vacuum insulated, stainless growler from Lifeline.  Wide mouth.  Vacuum insulation means your beer stays cold for a long time.  It also prevents condensation.  18/8 Stainless Steel.

I own this growler.  Check out my Hands on Review

Lifeline 7502 Silver Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle – 40 oz. Capacity

Lifeline Gear and Reviews: Lifeline 7508 Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Barrel Style Growler • Review • Lifeline Growler Carrier • Review • Lifeline 7502 40 Ounce Growler • Review • Lifeline 7512 Silver Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Bottle Style Growler – 750ml. Capacity • Review

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Igloo 10 Gallon Cooler for Mash Tun or HLT… $39.98 Shipped + Caveat

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 hold temperature very well and it has held up like a champ.  It would also make a good HLT.

8/25/15 7:27 PM Central: This has recently spiked as high as… $86.61.  It’s down to less than half that… $39.98.  I keep a pretty close eye on this cooler.  It hasn’t been what I would call a good deal for quite some time.  In fact the last time I specifically posted about this offering was back in January of this year.  Shipping is also free.  This is a great deal on a great cooler.  The caveat is that, as of this post, this is showing backordered.  You will receive an estimated delivery date when Amazon has more info.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

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

The seat top lid on this cooler is handy.  Since it’s not threaded, you can run a thermometer under the lid.  Check out these pictures of a brew day, using ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Thermometer…

img_img_8097-225x300Temp probe cable running under the lid

img_img_8120-225x300The ThermoWorks ChefAlarm tracking mash temp like a champ.  It keeps a running high and low tally so you know what has happened over time.  It also features both high and low alarms

RelatedAll Grain Tips & Gear · Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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