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Cereal Killer Grain Mill – $86.99! + Free Shipping & Hands On Review

cereal killer grain mill

The Cereal Killer Grain Mill from Adventures in Homebrewing gets consistently great cln_img_2933feedback and is one of our Top Finds.  This is a great mill!  Check out my Hands on Review.

Milling your own grain… 1.  Gives you control over the crush of your grain.  That’s a big factor in efficiency.  2.  A mill allows you to fine tune for your equipment and process.  You know what the crush is going to be since you set it.  3.  A mill allows you to save money by buying whole bags of grain at a discount, and 3.  The shelf life of unmilled grain is longer than pre-milled grain.  Freshly milled grain = better tasting beer.

As of this posting, this great mill is on sale for $99.99 and includes free shipping .  To US addresses in the lower 48 US states.  Check AIH for up to the minute price and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, AIH is discounting nearly everything by 13%.  No coupon code is necessary.  That sale makes this great mill just $86.99 and free shipping is still in play.

Cereal Killer Grain Mill

HBF Reader Feedback…

  • Anonymous… Bought this a few weeks ago. Love it. Much better than a corona mill.
  • Google+ Friend Kieran… Just used our Cereal Killer for the first time last month on a clone brew recipe. This thing is lights-out! We did not spring for the optional handle, and instead used a power drill.
  • Google+ Friend Chris… Used mine tonight, great deal, great mill.
  • Paul Says… “I have this mill and love it.”
  • Twitter Follower Dan Say “I have this mill.  I love it.”

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale – $9.96 + Hands on Review

American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale

Model AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale by American Weigh.  Weighs up to 100 grams in 0.01 (1/100th!) gram increments.  Backlit Display.  Flip open top protects weighing surface.  Powered by AAA batteries (included).  10 Year Warranty.

This scale is great for weighing hops and water salts.  I’ve owned it tn_cln_img_6915-300x225since December 2014.  See: Hands on Review

5/25/18 6 AM Central: This great scale is selling for $9.96.  That’s a 57% discount from list. 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 current price, description and availability.

American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale

Also: LaMotte Water Test Kits | Recent Hop Finds | Portable Reverse Osmosis System

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Ends Today: Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer – $84.15 via National BBQ Month Sale + Hands on Review

The stellar Thermapen Mk4 thermometer boasts a number of outstanding features including – auto rotating display, auto off with intelligent sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlight -standard, 3,000 hour battery life (now uses easy to find AAA batteries!), 3 second read times, accuracy to +- .7 deg F and… Waterproof! to IP66/67 standard.  The Mk4 is the best thermometer I own.  Check out my Hands on Review

As of this posting, Thermoworks is discounting a number of items by 15% as part of a National BBQ Month Sale.  The mk4 is included in the mix.  No coupon code is necessary.  That sale makes this stellar thermometer $84.15.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Save on the Thermapen Mk4

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Stock up on PBW and Save – Bulk 50 lb PBW – $194.99, $3.90/lb + free shipping

50 lbs of PBW.  PBW is my cleaner of choice!

4/7/18 6 AM Central: This is selling for $194.99. That’s just 9 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. For some pricing clarity:  17 PBW options from various vendorsI recently compared .  This offering currently figures to $3.90 per lb, making is cheaper than the estimates I had for 17 different options in that post.  I’ll venture a guess that this is a bigger outlay than most people usually spend on PBW.  The good news is… if you’re a homebrewer that uses PBW, you’re going to use this much anyway.  This should set you up for quite a while and at an outstanding price.  Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

PBW by Five Star- 50 lbs


Also in 4 lb Size: Five Star PBW Cleaner (Powdered Brewery Wash), 4-Pound Jar

Top Post; PBW Price Comparisons and Buying Guidance

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32 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer – $22.99 + free prime ship & Star San Tips & Tricks

Star San Amazon

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.  See: Tip: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

3/11/18 1 PM Central: This is selling for $22.99. 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 current price, description and availability.

Star San- 32 oz


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Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer – $84.15 via National BBQ Month Sale + Hands on Review

The stellar Thermapen Mk4 thermometer boasts a number of outstanding features including – auto rotating display, auto off with intelligent sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlight -standard, 3,000 hour battery life (now uses easy to find AAA batteries!), 3 second read times, accuracy to +- .7 deg F and… Waterproof! to IP66/67 standard.  The Mk4 is the best thermometer I own.  Check out my Hands on Review

As of this posting, Thermoworks is discounting a number of items by 15% as part of a National BBQ Month Sale.  The mk4 is included in the mix.  No coupon code is necessary.  That sale makes this stellar thermometer $84.15.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Save on the Thermapen Mk4

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4 lbs of PBW by Five Star Chemicals – now $23.48 + free prime ship

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

4 lbs of PBW.  PBW is my cleaner of choice!


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

  • Safe on skin as well as soft metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and on plastics
  • Effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners
  • Cleaner is very effective in removing protein soils

“P.B.W. Is a buffered alkaline detergent that has been proven to be more than an effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners. Because of its unique formulation of buffers and mild alkalis, it is safe on skin as well as soft metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and on plastics. p.B.W. Uses active oxygen to penetrate carbon or protein soils and is not effected by hard water.”


5/20/18 10:30 PM Central: This is selling for $23.48. 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

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


Also: PBW Price Comparisons and Buying Guidance | PBW Product Tech Sheet


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Back in Stock: SS Brewtech Brew Bucket Stainless Conical Fermenters – $199 + Hands on Review + Hop Deals are Live

Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermenter - 7 gal.

7 Gallon SS Brewing Technologies Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermentor via MoreBeer

About: “Upgrade your home brewery with an innovative, Stainless Steel, 7 Gallon Brew Bucket™ Fermenter!  You will enjoy many of the benefits of a stainless conical fermenter but at a fraction of the cost and you are going to love how easy it is to use!  Made by Ss Brewing Technologies from polished 304 Stainless Steel, the Brew Bucket™ fermentor is not only functional it is downright beautiful. At MoreBeer!  we know brewing equipment and we truly believe this is a piece of equipment you are going to enjoy using every brew day.”

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

We inspected and used the Brew Bucket™ and one of the most unique features that stood out is that the Brew Bucket can be stacked during fermentation, even with an airlock attached. We also like the conical bottom that allows trub to settle out in a concentrated space that minimizes the surface area of the trub that is in contact with your beer.  The included Patent Pending Rotating Racking Valve is also a brilliantly simple design allowing you to rotate the racking arm inside the Brew Bucket down during fermentation to minimize trub, and later up to get clear beer when racking!   Etched Volume Markers on the inside were super handy when filling and display in both Liters and Gallons.

The build quality is really amazing for the price. Welds are clean. The lid is strong and the spring loaded lid hatches are solid.  The lid includes a removable, molded silicone gasket that ensures an airtight seal.  We love an airtight seal so that we can be sure to see the airlock working.  The welded on stainless handles make the BrewBucket fermentor super easy to move.

Overall: Very functional, easy-to-use, will last a lifetime, and looks amazing. Lets make some beer!

Features:

  • Certified Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Patent Pending Stainless Rotating Racking Valve
  • 6.95 gal Max Capacity
  • 40° Conical Bottom for Trub Trapping
  • Nests for Storage, Stacks for Ferment!
  • Molded Silicone Lid Gasket
  • Spring Loaded Lid Clamps for Airtight Lid Seal
  • Offset Airlock Hole includes Silicone Stopper
  • Gallon & Liter Markers inside for visual volume assessment
  • Stainless construction resists damage and is easy to clean
  • 21” Height x 13” Width
  • 10 lbs

 

These are a lot of fermenter for the money.  Check out our Hands on Review of the Brew Bucket and FTSs Temp Control System.

As of this posting, the 7 gallon Brew Bucket is selling for $199.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.  Back in Stock: This has been sold out for quite a while.  As of this posting, it’s available again.

Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermenter FE800

Hops! While you’re placing an order, check out MoreBeer’s Hop Market.  That features rotating deep discounts on hops.  Maximize free shipping and grab a deal on hops.

Additional Sizes and Configurations are available – Search Brew Bucket on MoreBeer

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Brand New 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs from AIH – on sale for $79.99 + 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.

These great keg is on sale for $79.99.  Check Adventures in Homebrewing for current price and availability

AIH New 2.5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

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24 Count – 12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – $15.99, 67 Cents Each + 6 Upgrades for Your Kegerator

San Jamar VM5280BK Versa-Mat Bar-Shelf Liner, Plastic, 12w x 12d x 1/4h, Black (Case of 27)

24 x 12″ by 12″ interlocking bar mats by San Jamar.  These interlocking mats are versatile.  Multiple mats can be joined for larger areas and they are flexible and easy to cut to shape.  Allows for airflow under glassware.  NSF certified.


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

  • Raised, non-slip surface provides protection against marring of glassware and china; Measures 12 by 12 inches; Black
  • Perfect for use in bar, nightclub and foodservice operations or wherever you need bar matting
  • Variety of uses; Shelf liner, Walk-in cooler, Prep Station, Dry Storage, Bar and Nightclub, Catering, Scullery or wherever you need bar matting
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Versa-Mat is interlocking bar matting that can be used in a variety of locations. Perfect for lining your bar and dinnerware shelving. Versa-Mat is lightweight and can be easily cut to fit into any contour shape.

I purchased a number of these (in a different color) in 2015 and have  found them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use these in bottom of my kegerator for better airflow.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

5/17/18 9 PM Central: These are selling for $15.99.  Shipping to most US addresses also is free. In my opinion pricing on these has been somewhat volatile lately….  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

San Jamar VM5280BK Versa-Mat Bar-Shelf Liner, Plastic, 12w x 12d x 1/4h, Black (Case of 24)


Also available in different colors and quantities – search san jamar interlocking bar bat on Amazon

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