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15% Off Site Wide at The Brew Bag – BIAB Bags, Pulleys, Gloves and More

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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.

brewinabag.com also carries hop bags, stubby (biab friendly) kettle thermometers, pulley systems and high temp gloves.

For a short time, the Brew Bag is taking 15% off site wide when you order $30 or more.  This matches the highest percent off sale I’ve ever seen offered.  Now is a great time to pick up BIAB gear!

Use Promo Code – ENDOFMAY15% to get the 15% off – valid on purchases of $30 or more.

Check it out – Here 

Check out  My BIAB Water Calculation Spreadsheet with narrative directions.  It makes figuring water temps and amounts 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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Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler

Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler in Hammertone Navy by Stanley

Features vacuum insulated body and foam insulated lid to keep beer cold for hours.  Made of 18/8 stainless steel and BPA free.  The heavy duty handle makes it easy to carry and allows you to pour smoothly with one handle.  Steel inner lid means no plastic is in contact with your beer.  Dishwasher safe.

This is an awesome growler.  I have the Hammertone Green version.  Check out my First Looks Post

5/24/16 9 AM Central: This great growler has dropped to $35.  Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. 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.  Note: I paid $44.45 for this growler.

Stanley Classic Growler, Hammertone Navy, 2 quart

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Inkbird Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor

Itc-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

Dual stage means that the Itc-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output is 1000 watt at 110 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.  tn_itc308reviewThis is a great controller.  Check out my [Hands on Review]

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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New 2.5 Gallon Ball Locks… $75

AIH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg

Brand new, double rubber handle 2.5 gallon ball lock kegs.  ISO 9001 and NSF Certified via Adventures in Homebrewing.  14.5″ Tall x 8.25″ in diameter.

Double rubber handles are generally preferable to single metal strap handles – you have… two handles vs one that means they are easier to grab and move and they allow the keg to be easily inverted for draining and drying.

2.5 Gallon kegs fit nicely in a 5 gallon bucket full of ice.  They are also nice for splitting 5 gallon batches, serving homebrew on the go and small space kegging.

I have both the 2.5 gallon and the  5 gallon version of this keg (See: Review – AIH 5 Gallon Ball Lock) and like both of them very much.

5/23/16: The 5 gallon version of this keg had also been on sale for $75.  The price on those has gone up to $89.  These 2.5 gallon kegs are still at just $75.  Not sure if a price change is on the horizon, but as of this posting, this is a great deal on a great keg.

AiH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg – $119.99  $75

RelatedBrand New 5 Gallon Ball Locks · Hands On: Brand New, 5 Gallon Keg from AIH

Inkbird Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller + Hands on Review

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor

Itc-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

Dual stage means that the Itc-308 can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output is 1000 watt at 110 volts.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.  tn_itc308reviewThis is a great controller.  Check out my [Hands on Review]

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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32 Oz Star San + The Spray Bottle Method

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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.  SeeTip: Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

Star San Acid Sanitizer, 32 oz

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