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Great Deal: Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski – $10.70

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Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski. Part of the Brewing Elements Series – Yeast, Hops, Malt, Water.  Learn about your brewing water, how to dial in water profiles, dial in your mash pH and more.

About: “Water is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundation elements in brewing beer. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, third in Brewers Publications’ Brewing Elements series, takes the mystery out of water’s role in the brewing process. The book leads brewers through the chemistry and treatment of brewing water, from an overview of water sources, to adjusting water for different beer styles, and different brewery processes, to wastewater treatment. The discussions include how to read water reports, understanding flavor contributions, residual alkalinity, malt acidity, and mash pH.”

6/28/17 4 PM Central: This paperback version of this highly rated title is selling for  $10.70.  That’s just 42 cents off the best historical direct from Amazon price I found.  It’s also pretty close to the Kindle e-book price of $9.99. 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.

Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers || Brewing Elements Series

Also ConsiderAll Grain Tips & Gear || Hands On: 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter by Reverse Osmosis Revolution || Ph & TDS Meter Set, Combo of ±0.1ph High Accuracy Ph Meter and ±2% Readout Accuracy TDS Meter || ACCUMash – Dial in PH and Malt/Hop Balance || Water Salts

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1 Gallon High Temp Pitcher – Great for Brew Day – $15.78

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher/Measuring Cup by Rubbermaid Commercial.

I use this pitcher on brew day and for general around-the-brewery measuring.  It’s food safe 212 deg F.  I use it for recirculating, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.  This small upgrade has made a big difference for me on brew day.  This is a great pitcher.  I’ve owned and used it since May of 2013.  Check out my Review for more info.

Clear, durable polycarbonate construction.  Break resistant.  Volume markers in both english and metric.  Temp range of -40 to +212 degrees F/-40 to 100 degrees C for use with hot or cold contents. Capacity: 4 qt./3.8L. Made in the USA.Rubbermaid Commercial Pitcher

6/25/17 3 AM Central: This great pitcher is selling for $15.78. 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.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

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ThermoWorks Fourth of July Sale is Live

ThermoWorks has launched their Fourth of July Sale.  That sale discounts a number of items, including the Thermapen Mk4, TimeStick Timer, CherAlarm Timer/Thermometer Combo and plenty more.

The Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [First Looks] down 20% to $79.20.  This sale matches their Black Friday Sale on the Mk4.  This also beats their current Father’s Day Sale by $4.95.

The Thermapen Mk4 boasts lots of great features including – auto rotating display, left or right hand use, auto off with intelligent, motion sensing sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlight -standard, 3,000 hour battery life (now uses easy to find AAA batteries!), 2-3 second read times, accuracy to +- .7 deg F and… Waterproof! to IP66/67 standard and more.

Thermapen Mk4 | Fourth of July Sale

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20% Off Thermapen Mk4! [matches Black Friday Pricing]

ThermoWorks has marked their stellar Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [First Looks] down 20% to $79.20.  This sale matches their Black Friday Sale on the Mk4.  This also beats their current Father’s Day Sale by $4.95.

The Thermapen Mk4 boasts lots of great features including – auto rotating display, left or right hand use, auto off with intelligent, motion sensing sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlight -standard, 3,000 hour battery life (now uses easy to find AAA batteries!), 2-3 second read times, accuracy to +- .7 deg F and… Waterproof! to IP66/67 standard and more.

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High Quality Food Grade 6 Gallon Buckets w/Lids – $8 Each, When you Buy 10

Emergency Essentials Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids

Nutshell:  Emergency Essentials has great prices and reasonable shipping on on Food Safe Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids.


Bucket Sale.  As of this posting, Emergency Essentials has 6 gallon food safe buckets and lids on sale for $10.95.  Buy 10 or more and they drop to just $8. Shipping to most US addresses is based on an economical tiered model that maxes out at 12 no matter how much you order.

For some pricing clarity, 10 x 6 Gallon Buckets and lids = $8 per bucket, 10 x 6 Gallon Buckets no lids = $9.50 per bucket.  These are $1.50 less than 6 gallon buckets without lids when you buy 10 or more.  Check Emergency Essentials for up to the minute pricing and availability.


Food Grade 5 and 6 Gallon Buckets are available with either Standard Lids or with airtight Gamma Seal Lids.  I own and use 6 gallon buckets with Gamma Seals for my primary grain and kit storage.  See my Hands on Review

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.  They are airtight and no more prying lids.

About the 5 and 6 Gallon Buckets: “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.

Full Storage Lineup – Buckets, Gamma Seal Lids, Lid Openers, Oxygen Absorbers & More

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8 lbs PBW – $42.99

Cleaner - PBW (8 lbs)

PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash) buffered alkaline brewery cleaner. My cleaner of choice!

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

Cleaner – PBW (8 lbs) CL25D – $49.99 $42.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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.

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Stainless, NSF Work Table + Hands on Review

TRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table

Trinity EcoStorage 48″ wide, 35.5″ tall, 24″ Deep NSF Certified table.  All Stainless Steel Construction, adjustable shelves and adjustable feet levelers.  NSF certified stainless surface can be cleaned and sanitized.

This is a great table!  I have it!  Check out my Hands on Review.  Makes a great brew day or brewery area work table.

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TRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table, 48-Inch

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