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Ss Brewing Technologies Brew Bucket – $199 + free shipping via Amazon + Hands on Review

SS Brew Bucket Fermenter

SS Brew Bucket Fermenter


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Certified food grade 304 stainless steel
  • Conical bottom to trap trub
  • Rotatable racking arm
  • ETCHED (not painted) gallon markings inside
  • Stackable for storage

This is a great fermenter!  I have both the 3.5 gallon and 7 gallon sizes.  Check out our Hands on Review completed by HBF contributor Brad Probert.

9/18/18 1 AM Central: This great fermenter is selling for $199.  That’s about what it’s selling for most places and about what I understand MAP – minimum advertised price – to be.  This offering is handy if you have some Amazon gift cards you’re wanting to use. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

SS Brew Bucket Fermenter


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Ends Today: ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Timer & Thermometer Private Open Box Sale! + Hands on Review

The ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks (the folks behind the nearly universally lauded Thermapen) is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo for homebrewing.  It tracks both highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  It has an easy to read screen with backlight.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.  I recommend the immersible Pro-Series Needle Probe or the longer 12″ (non-immersible) probes, both are available on the accessories tab.
ThermoWorks is having a Private Open Box Sale, marking this down to just $40.  These are open box or refurbished units and are said to be like new.  They come with a full manufacturer’s warranty.

Note that you must use this Private Sale Landing Page as they standard product page will not show the discount.

Private Open Box Sale | Standard Product Page – ThermoWorks ChefAlarm

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ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Timer & Thermometer Private Open Box Sale – $36 for HBF Readers + Hands on Review

The ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks (the folks behind the nearly universally lauded Thermapen) is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo for homebrewing.  It tracks both highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  It has an easy to read screen with backlight.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.  I recommend the immersible Pro-Series Needle Probe or the longer 12″ (non-immersible) probes, both are available on the accessories tab.
ThermoWorks is having a Private Open Box Sale, marking this down to just $40.  These are open box or refurbished units and are said to be like new.  They come with a full manufacturer’s warranty.

Note that you must use this Private Sale Landing Page as they standard product page will not show the discount.

Private Open Box Sale | Standard Product Page – ThermoWorks ChefAlarm

Want to save another 10%? Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases – for HBF Readers!  This additional discount stacks and makes these just $36 for HBF Readers.

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ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Timer & Thermometer Private Open Box Sale! + Hands on Review

The ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks (the folks behind the nearly universally lauded Thermapen) is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo for homebrewing.  It tracks both highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  It has an easy to read screen with backlight.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.  I recommend the immersible Pro-Series Needle Probe or the longer 12″ (non-immersible) probes, both are available on the accessories tab.
ThermoWorks is having a Private Open Box Sale, marking this down to just $40.  These are open box or refurbished units and are said to be like new.  They come with a full manufacturer’s warranty.

Note that you must use this Private Sale Landing Page as they standard product page will not show the discount.

Private Open Box Sale | Standard Product Page – ThermoWorks ChefAlarm

Want to save another 10%? Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases – for HBF Readers!

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[100] x ~12″ (300 mm) Sample Pipettes – $15.40, 15 Cents Each

Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100)

Box of (100) 300 mm sample pipettes by Globe Scientific.  At 300 mm these are just shy of 12″ at 11.811″.  They have a capacity of 23 milliliters/CCs.

I have these and the length makes them long enough to take refractometer samples directly from the fermenter.  Of course, that’s going to depend on your fermenter.

8/22/18 8 PM Central: These highly rated pipettes are selling for $15.40.  That figures to around 15 cents each. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100)


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StirStarter Stir Plate – $42 + Free Shipping

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StirStarter Stir Plate via eBay.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

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

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From the description…

“Here’s good news for all you beer home brewers. YOU don’t make beer; your one-celled friends called yeast do all the work! That’s why happy, healthy yeast is the cornerstone of good brewing practice. You can make sure your yeast is ready for action in the fermenter with a magnetic stir plate. I built one and like it so much I have decided to build more and sell them to the home brewing community at a fair price. I call my version the StirStarter.

Home brewing discussion forums are full of details on how to make your own stir plate with used spare parts like hard drive magnets, computer fans and old cigar boxes. It’s a fun weekend project and if you’re mechanically inclined it might even work!

But if you’re not ready to invest the time and effort to build and perhaps troubleshoot your own creation, let me do the job for you. I am a registered professional electrical engineer and I have spent many hours improving the design of the StirStarter. My eBay seller status, 100% positive feedback and obsession with customer service means you can buy with confidence!

The StirStarter comes complete with stir bar, operating instructions and a “keeper” magnet to lock the stir bar in place so it won’t end up in your fermenter when the yeast is pitched!

For detailed product specifications, yeast starter info and helpful construction hints if you want to build your own, do a Google search on the word StirStarters.

The StirStarter will be shipped via Priority Mail after the receipt of your order. The StirStarter is guaranteed forever. If it fails to perform for ANY reason, ship it back to me for repair or replacement at no charge.”

 

As of this posting, this great stir plate is selling for just $42.  Expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for up to the minute price and availability.

Brew Smarter with a StirStarter Magnetic Stir Plate For Home Brewers – if that has ended, check the seller’s Other Items to see if it has been re-listed

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Rust-Oleum Black Enamel Appliance Touch Up Spray – $3.74

Appliance Touch Up Spray (black) by Rust-Oleum


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Elegant and smooth finish
  • The product is manufactured in United States
  • Superior abrasion and scratch resistance
  • Provides Rust-Oleum Stops Rust protection
  • Tough and durable epoxy coating
  • Looks and feels like original appliance finish
  • This item is not for sale in Catalina Island

I have used the white version of this to fix some rust spots on my chest freezer based kegerator and it turned out really well.  In the areas where I didn’t put too much on, it pretty well looks like factory coating.

9/5/18 1 PM Central: This has dropped to just $3.74 (in black only). Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Rust-Oleum 7886830 Appliance Enamel 12-Ounce Spray, Black


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Brand New 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs from AIH – on sale for $69.99 + Hands on Review

Brand New 2.5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing.  ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, Ball Lock 2.5 Gallon Capacity and have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more compared to single strap handle kegs.

2.5 gallon kegs are great for small batch brewing, splitting batches and serving on the go.  Check out my Hands on Review of these great kegs.

Buried in Kegs Sale: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is marking down their lineup of brand new ball lock kegs to just $69.  The deal includes 5, 3, 2.5 and 1.75 gallon sizes.  No coupon code is necessary.  Check product page for current price and availability.

AIH New 2.5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds & Top Deals

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Brand New NSF Certified 5 Gallon Ball Locks – on sale for $69.99 + Hands on Review

AIH New 5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

Brand New 5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing

Brand new ball lock kegs, ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, 5 Gallon Capacity and have double rubber handles. I like double rubber handle kegs. Double rubber handle kegs are easier to carry and you can flip them upside down to drain and dry. 25″ tall and 8.5″ diameter.

I have this great keg.  Check out my Hands on Review

Buried in Kegs Sale: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is marking down their lineup of brand new ball lock kegs to just $69.  The deal includes 5, 3, 2.5 and 1.75 gallon sizes.  No coupon code is necessary.  Check product page for current price and availability.

AIH New 5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds & Top Deals

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

 

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Camco 50′ Premium Quality, NSF Certified Drinking Water Hose

Camco 50ft Premium Drinking Water Hose - Lead Free, Anti-Kink Design, 20% Thicker Than Standard Hoses (5/8"Inside Diameter) (22853)

50′ Premium Quality Drinking Water Rated hose by Camco


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Heavy-duty hose is 20 percent thicker than standard drinking water hoses
  • Drinking water safe, lead free, BPA free, phthalate free and leaves no strong plastic taste in your drinking water
  • Machined fittings and strain-relief ends for added durability
  • UV stabilized for longer life and made with NSF certified hose
  • Compliant with all federal and state level low lead laws. CSA Low Lead Content Certified to NSF/ANSI 372

I have this hose.  It’s a nice high quality hose.  See some pictures of this hose.  Use to collect water on brew day and lots more.

What are others saying? Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brewing”

Camco 50ft Premium Drinking Water Hose – Lead Free, Anti-Kink Design, 20% Thicker Than Standard Hoses (5/8″Inside Diameter) (22853)


Also Consider: Hands On: 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Water Filter by Reverse Osmosis Revolution

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