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Reader Tip: 4 lb PBW – $24.95

Thanks to HBF Reader Gary for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

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.”

8/17/17 10 PM Central: This four lb jar is selling for $24.95. 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.

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

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StirStarter Stir Plate – $40 via Bell’s Brewery General Store

StirStarter Stir Plate

via Bell’s General Store.  I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

2 Liter capacity, Includes – StirStarter Stir Plate, Stir Bar, Power Supply and “Keeper Magnet”.  Also comes with… a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

Bell’s General Store typically has good availability and reasonable pricing on this great stir plate.  As of this posting, this great stir plate is marked down to $40.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

StirStarter – Yeast Starter Stir Plate

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Shipping Discount… Use Coupon Code 50SHIPPING for $5 off your shipping cost with a $50 purchase or Use Coupon Code 100SHIPPING for $10 off your shipping cost with a $100 purchase.

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Hands On: Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler! – Includes Temperature Trials

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Stanley’s Stainless Steel vacuum insulated growler features vacuum insulated body and foam insulated lid to keep beer cold for 16 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 hand.  Steel inner lid means no plastic is in contact with your beer.

It’s available in Hammertone Green and Hammertone Navy in 64 ounce/2 Quart/Half Gallon capacity as well as in a smaller 32 oz size.  It’s also part of a Gift Pack Set that includes the growler along with stacking pints.  Stanley makes a non-insulated version version as well.  The 64 ounce variant is mentioned in this review, although it comes in 32 ounce as well.

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5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Filter System [Brewing Water] – $110.39 w/stacking promos + Hands on Review

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Portable Universal 5-stage Reverse Osmosis RO Purification Water System with DI Deionizing Mixed Bed 0PPM postfilter by Reverse Osmosis Revolution

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5 Stage Filtering, Reverse Osmosis.  75 GPD.  Delivers approximately 3 gallons of RO water per hour.  Made in the USA.

Using RO (Reverse Osmosis) or distilled water allows you to build your brewing water profile from the ground up, creating exactly the profile you’re looking for.  See My Review of this great filter.

8/15/17 7 AM Central: This great RO system is selling for $119.99.  An 8% off promotion is available.  Add it to your cart and the price drops 8%.  Apply coupon code DAB82RVI at check and the price drops to $110.39.  Shipping is an additional fee.  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Portable Universal 5-stage Reverse Osmosis RO Purification Water System with DI Deionizing Mixed Bed 0PPM postfilter, made in USA

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CDN DTQ450X Thermometer – $13.50

CDN DTQ450X ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

Quick Read DTQ450X Digital Thermometer by CDN.  NSF approved for commercial applications, -40 to 450 deg F, 5 inch stainless stem, Quick read: 5 to 6 second read time, Digital, Food Safe, Waterproof, Easy re-calibration, 5 year warranty.

This is a great homebrewing thermometer!  Check out my Hands On Review.  That includes accuracy and response time trials.

8/15/17 11 AM Central: This great thermometer is selling for $13.50. 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.

CDN DTQ450X ProAccurate Quick-Read Thermometer

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Ball Lock Keg Jumper Post – Clean Draft Lines – $5.99

BALL LOCK KEG QD JUMPER POST FOR CLEANING

via Brew Hardware.  This custom fitting is designed to allow you to connect two ball lock QDs together for the purpose of cleaning your draft lines more quickly and easily.

About this fitting

from Brew Hardware: “Maybe this is a strange idea but that’s how we roll. This custom made fitting allows you to connect a liquid ball lock coupler/disconnect to both sides. It’s made so that the poppet is depressed to get full flow through both lines. Why?  If you’ve got a multiple faucet kegerator, you’re probably used to cleaning your lines one tap at a time. There are a lot of different ways to run cleaner through the lines whether it be pumping, or maybe even dispensing BLC or other cleaners through by pressurizing a spare keg. The BEST way to clean lines is to use a pump because cleaner in motion works better than static. Here’s how we do it. We use a chugger pump fed from a spare pot or cooler and the output of the pump goes into the first faucet (simply clamp the hose on to the nozzle). The serving line goes to this ball lock jumper fitting, then into the serving line of the next faucet. On the outside of this faucet you can either run it back into your cleaner reservoir or continue to daisy chain to as many faucets as you have.

The beauty of this method is that you don’t have to take your disconnects off the lines or take them apart for cleaning. The cleaner goes through everything. You can also use it with only one QD attached which would then just hold the poppet open for you.” [keep reading]

 

HBF Reader [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Josh Says: “I use two of these, along with my Mark II Keg Washer, and silicone tubing between my Perlick faucets, to make a loop through all three of my taps in order to recirculate BLC for a good 30 – 60 minutes. Works great!”

Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check out recently featured Brew Hardware Finds.

BALL LOCK KEG QD JUMPER POST FOR CLEANING – $6.99 $5.99

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In-Line Stainless Thermometer w/Disconnects – $53.99 + Free Shipping

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Inline stainless thermometer from MoreBeer:

“You likely want to monitor the temperature of your wort as it moves from the chiller to the fermenter, and now you can do just that with this In-Line Thermometer. This high quality thermometer features stainless steel quick disconnects for easy installation in line with the rest of your brewing system, and many users install it on the “out” side of their convoluted heat exchangers and counterflow chillers.

As the wort runs through the body of the in-line thermometer it runs across the 2-inch thermometer probe, giving an instant and incredibly accurate reading of its exact temperature. Ryan Barto, our Fulfillment Operations Manager and also the thermometer’s inventor, says that this handy device will help you to keep better control of your mash temperatures, and makes it easier to transfer your wort to your conical through the counterflow chiller. ”

I own this thermometer.  Check out my Hands on Review.

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In-Line Thermometer (With Stainless Quick Disconnects) WC420 – $64.99 $53.99 + Free Shipping

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