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FFL to Male Beer Thread Adapter – homebrew kegs on commercial system – $5.99

Female Flare Adapter to Beer Thread

About, From Brew Hardware:

“Woah, what’s that? A game changer? Yes!

Picture this. You use homebrew corny kegs for you beer but you want to bring a keg over to your buddy’s house for a party. The problem is that he has a commercial kegerator and no, he won’t let you cut the hoses to attach your ball lock QDs. How about trying to serve from a corny keg at a commercial facility, such as for a wedding? There’s no way you’re going to get them to modify the lines.

Thread these fittings on your MFL equipped ball lock beer and gas quick disconnects and now you can thread on any hoses that are part of a Sanke keg dispensing system.

The picture shows the adapter threaded on to a black QD and there are other pieces shown as well. This item and price is for ONE fitting with 1/4″ FFL threads on one side and 7/8″ Male Beer thread. It does not include anything else in the picture. Beer thread is what is typically found on the back of a faucet shank. Therefore it is compatible with all of our tailpieces and beer nuts.”

As of this posting, Brew Hardware has this marked down to $5.99.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

FEMALE FLARE (FFL) TO MALE BEER THREAD ADAPTER

Resource Post: Serve Homebrew & Sanke Kegs on Any Kegerator

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

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Fermentation Heat Wrap… $16 at Brew Hardware + Inkbird Hands on Review

FERMENTATION HEAT WRAP

About via Brew Hardware… “This simple heating wrap has a lot of surface area for nice even heat around any carboy or bucket. Wrap it around and secure with either tape or a large rubberband/bungie cord. This unit does NOT have a built in thermostat so you will need to use a controller of some sort such as the STC-1000, Johnson A419, or the new Inkbird controller that we offer.” [keep reading]

As of this posting, this is marked down to just $16.  Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

FERMENTATION HEAT WRAP

Also Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

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Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ SensorInkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller

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Custom Stainless Steel Tubing – choose diameter, lengths, bend angles, multiple bends

Customized stainless steel tubing created just for you to your specifications from Brew Hardware for your brew system, brew stand and more.

From Brew Hardware: “We get calls every day to create pieces of stainless tubing with certain dimensions and bends. Until now, everything had to be quoted case by case. We hope this configuration tool helps automate the process a bit. First, we have 304 welded tubing in sizes ranging from 1/4″ OD all the way up to 5/8″ OD and we have the ability make clean bends up to 180 degrees.”

Prices start out at just $3 and  vary based on the options you choose.  Check out Brew Hardware for options and explanations on how to enter your order.

CUSTOM STAINLESS TUBING WITH OPTIONAL BENDS

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Vinyl Vessel Decals “WATER, MASH, BOIL” – $5

VINYL VESSEL DECALS "WATER, MASH, BOIL"

Vinyl vessel decals.  From Brew Hardware: “Every time we build a three vessel system for someone here in the shop, we put these vessel labels on the front just as a nice extra touch of class. Until now, it hadn’t occurred to us that a lot of you would also appreciate the ability to DIY.  These labels are made from black 7-year outdoor rated vinyl so they can stand up to the heat and repeated washings.  You have a choice of either the bold or stylish fonts as seen in the picture. The letters are about 1.5″ high.”

These are $5 for the set.  Check Brew Hardware for current price and availability.

.VINYL VESSEL DECALS “WATER, MASH, BOIL”

Also Consider – CARBOY CALIBRATION DECALS | Complete Lineup of Vinyl Decals

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Brew Hardware HERMS Coil 50′ x 1/2″ 304 Stainless Steel – on sale for $124.99

HERMS COIL, 304 STAINLESS STEEL, 50' X 1/2" OD TUBING

50′ x 1/2″ HERMS Coil via Brew Hardware.  Made of 304 Stainless Steel

More Info

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

YOur HERMS coils are coiled in a local factory using 100% U.S. milled 304SS 1/2″ OD x .035″ wall tubing. Our standard coil diameter is 11.5″ outside diameter and the resulting coil ranges from 51-52 feet long at 10″ tall. Due the the lead in and out stems, the smallest pot diameter it will fit into is 12″ as long as the in/out fittings are above and below the coil.

This coil WILL fit into a converted 1/2BBL keg as long as the hole in the top is at least 12″ in diameter.

As pictured, our coils feature 90 Degree Cross Coil Bends meaning that he leads are bent approximately 90 degrees such that they cross the centerline of the coil. The result is a much easier install as the springiness of the coil allows for movement to line up to the bulkheads with ease. This configuration works with most of the install options you would want. However, if you have an application that would make better use of having the coil ends 90 degrees off axis from the bulkheads, such as using 90 degree compression fittings, you may request that we cut the leads off flush with the coil.

The minimum port to port distance we recommend is 9.5″ but you can stretch the coil to make it up to 14″ if you desire large gaps between coils.

Connectivity options:

First, there are a lot of ways to get a HERMS coil into a vessel and there are pros and cons like any other vessel bulkhead.

1. If you already have 1/2″ couplings welded in, that puts female 1/2″ NPT threads on the inside. You’ll need a pair of 1/2″ NPT x 1/2″ Tube Compression fittings to connect to the tubing.

2. If you are starting with a fresh tank with no holes or fittings, you can drill a pair of 13/16″ holes vertically spaced by 10-12″ and install our True Weldless Bulkheads (you need two) with 1/2″ Compression. This is the easiest and cleanest install possible without soldering or welding.

3. If the pot is unmodified and you would rather weld or solder, the best fitting for the job is the Pull Through Bulkhead with 1/2″ compression (you need two). You will drill a pair of 13/16″ holes, vertically spaced by 10 – 12″, then force the fitting through the hole using our pull through tool. With such a nice tight mechanical bond, they are a breeze to solder with our solder kits or fusion weld with a TIG machine with no (or very little) filler needed.

All these fitting options must be purchased separately as accessories seen on the right.

Note that nylon ferrules work well in locking onto these coils.

 

As of this posting, Brew Hardware has this on sale for $124.99.  That’s a $14.01 savings.   No Brew Hardware coupon or promo code is required.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

HERMS COIL, 304 STAINLESS STEEL, 50′ X 1/2″ OD TUBING

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Reader Tip: Ready Made Hot Rod Heat Stick from Brew Hardware – 1,500 Watts (or more) – back in stock! – Limited Availability

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

Ready to use Hot Rod Heat Stick via Brew Hardware.

More Info

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

You can buy this as a bare-bones kit elsewhere on the site and add whatever wire length and element you want. This particular item is a ready to plug in heat source that is fully prewired for you with the features most commonly requested.

It includes the bare bones hotrod hardware, an element (choice in dropdown), 12 feet of 12/3 SJEOOW cable, and a plug (choice in dropdown).

*Please note that if you plan to use a temperature controller of any kind that will interrupt power to the hot rod, you MUST wire in your controller between the GFCI plug and the hot rod itself. You may not interrupt power BEFORE the GFCI plug because it is designed to trip upon power failure. If you want to plug this hot rod into a controller, you should order the one with the plain 5-15P plug on it and just make sure that you have GFCI protection upstream of the controller.

If you would like to add additional footage of the 12/3 cable, add it as a separate line item and note in comments to add that additional length to the hotrod.

Options:

  1. Vertical conduit bend options: Left straight, you get about 28″ of overall height. This option only needs to used if you have a very deep pot. The most common option is the 90 degree bend. This allows for less strain on the cord but the max pot depth (if you want it to nearly sit on the bottom) is 23″. Finally, if your pot is only about 19″ tall, you can opt for the 170 degree bend which will loop you over the pot wall like a Sheppard’s hook and make the wire drop straight down. If you are using this in addition to a flame under your pot, the 90 degree bend gives you the best clearance to keep the wire away.
  2. Plug type: Standard plug is just a 15 amp 3-prong plug that will fit any standard outlet. If you choose this option, we HIGHLY recommend that you confirm that the outlet you will use regularly is GFCI protected (the ones with the test/reset buttons). The other option is to have us equip the hotrod with a GFCI protected plug. This will protect you from potential shock regardless of the outlet type you plug into.
  3. Element wattage. You have a choice between a LWD 1500 watt or an ULWD 1650 watt element. The 1650 has a slightly less chance of scorching wort while putting out 10% more power. Both will run on 120v 15 amps.

The minimum pot width for this unit is 11.5″. It WILL fit the Grainfather, Mash N Boil, etc

GRAINFATHER, Mash N Boil, Robobrew USER FAQ:

1. Have you heard of anyone using this on a grainfather?
Grainfather users are my top customer base for the hot rod. The 90 degree bend works great.
2. How do I add additional length to the cable when ordering?
If you get the Ready to Use unit with the 1500 watt element, the way to add more length to the cord is to add item Cable12 to the cart with the number of feet to add on.
https://www.brewhardware.com/product_p/cable12.htm… It’s $1.35 a foot.

3. How much faster will the water heat?
The stock 1600watt heater in the GF takes 60 minutes to take 7 gallons of water from 70f to 158F. With the addition of the 1500 watt HR, it will reduce it to 30 minutes.
Similarly, when you pull the grain and start ramping to a boil, the ramp will take 18 minutes instead of 35.
4. How do I control the boil?
Once you hit boil, instead of running on 1600, it’s best to let the hotrod run at 1500 watts and then switch the GF into mash mode which only adds 500 watts but the combined 2000 is about right for a decent rolling boil.

 

Availability of this can be touch and go. It’s been out of stock for a while.  It kind of came back in stock recently, but the heat sticks were a mis-order and the wrong size.  Although they are back in stock at $144, I’m not seeing a ton available according to their website.  So, I’m going to say these are limited availability.  If you’ve been waiting for these, here’s your chance.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

HOTROD HEAT STICK, READY TO USE, 1500 WATTS WITH GFCI (HOT ROD)

Other versions are available.  Search “Hot Rod” on Brew Hardware

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Ready Made Hot Rod Heat Stick from Brew Hardware – 1,500 Watts (or more)

Ready to use Hot Rod Heat Stick via Brew Hardware.

More Info

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

You can buy this as a bare-bones kit elsewhere on the site and add whatever wire length and element you want. This particular item is a ready to plug in heat source that is fully prewired for you with the features most commonly requested.

It includes the bare bones hotrod hardware, an element (choice in dropdown), 12 feet of 12/3 SJEOOW cable, and a plug (choice in dropdown).

*Please note that if you plan to use a temperature controller of any kind that will interrupt power to the hot rod, you MUST wire in your controller between the GFCI plug and the hot rod itself. You may not interrupt power BEFORE the GFCI plug because it is designed to trip upon power failure. If you want to plug this hot rod into a controller, you should order the one with the plain 5-15P plug on it and just make sure that you have GFCI protection upstream of the controller.

If you would like to add additional footage of the 12/3 cable, add it as a separate line item and note in comments to add that additional length to the hotrod.

Options:

  1. Vertical conduit bend options: Left straight, you get about 28″ of overall height. This option only needs to used if you have a very deep pot. The most common option is the 90 degree bend. This allows for less strain on the cord but the max pot depth (if you want it to nearly sit on the bottom) is 23″. Finally, if your pot is only about 19″ tall, you can opt for the 170 degree bend which will loop you over the pot wall like a Sheppard’s hook and make the wire drop straight down. If you are using this in addition to a flame under your pot, the 90 degree bend gives you the best clearance to keep the wire away.
  2. Plug type: Standard plug is just a 15 amp 3-prong plug that will fit any standard outlet. If you choose this option, we HIGHLY recommend that you confirm that the outlet you will use regularly is GFCI protected (the ones with the test/reset buttons). The other option is to have us equip the hotrod with a GFCI protected plug. This will protect you from potential shock regardless of the outlet type you plug into.
  3. Element wattage. You have a choice between a LWD 1500 watt or an ULWD 1650 watt element. The 1650 has a slightly less chance of scorching wort while putting out 10% more power. Both will run on 120v 15 amps.

The minimum pot width for this unit is 11.5″. It WILL fit the Grainfather, Mash N Boil, etc

GRAINFATHER, Mash N Boil, Robobrew USER FAQ:

1. Have you heard of anyone using this on a grainfather?
Grainfather users are my top customer base for the hot rod. The 90 degree bend works great.
2. How do I add additional length to the cable when ordering?
If you get the Ready to Use unit with the 1500 watt element, the way to add more length to the cord is to add item Cable12 to the cart with the number of feet to add on.
https://www.brewhardware.com/product_p/cable12.htm… It’s $1.35 a foot.

3. How much faster will the water heat?
The stock 1600watt heater in the GF takes 60 minutes to take 7 gallons of water from 70f to 158F. With the addition of the 1500 watt HR, it will reduce it to 30 minutes.
Similarly, when you pull the grain and start ramping to a boil, the ramp will take 18 minutes instead of 35.
4. How do I control the boil?
Once you hit boil, instead of running on 1600, it’s best to let the hotrod run at 1500 watts and then switch the GF into mash mode which only adds 500 watts but the combined 2000 is about right for a decent rolling boil.

 

Availability of this can be touch and go. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

HOTROD HEAT STICK, READY TO USE, 1500 WATTS WITH GFCI (HOT ROD)

Other versions are available.  Search “Hot Rod” on Brew Hardware

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Installing Triclover Ferrules – No Welding

Bobby from Brew Hardware has put together a video explaining different types of connections available for homebrewers.

Brew Hardware offers an extensive selection of fittings and lots more.  A lot of unique offerings and some very well thought out custom items of Bobby’s design.

About, from Brew Hardware: “This tool creates a flared opening in kettle walls, bottoms, lids, etc for install of 1.5″ TC weld ferrules. Once the ferrule is installed, it is well prepped to receive a bead of silver solder for strong permanent (or not) install.”

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Omega Labs Yeast – 150 Billion Cells – Fresh Shipment at Brew Hardware – includes Heady Topper Strain

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Omega Labs includes 150 billion cells (50% more yeast vs a more typical 100 billion cell homebrew pitch).  They also have some interesting strains including an “Ale strain isolated from a famous double IPA brewed in Vermont”.  We’re probably talking about the “Conan” strain used in the Alchemists’s nearly impossible to find Heady Topper.

Some Omega Labs Strains

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

Omega Labs moved in a new facility in January and temporarily suspended production.  They are back up and going and Brew Hardware has a fresh shipment including some new strains.

Check out the full lineup – Omega Labs Yeast at Brew Hardware

Related: Finding the “Conan Strain” of Yeast – Vermont IPA

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FFL to Male Beer Thread Adapter – homebrew kegs on commercial system – $5.99

Female Flare Adapter to Beer Thread

About, From Brew Hardware:

“Woah, what’s that? A game changer? Yes!

Picture this. You use homebrew corny kegs for you beer but you want to bring a keg over to your buddy’s house for a party. The problem is that he has a commercial kegerator and no, he won’t let you cut the hoses to attach your ball lock QDs. How about trying to serve from a corny keg at a commercial facility, such as for a wedding? There’s no way you’re going to get them to modify the lines.

Thread these fittings on your MFL equipped ball lock beer and gas quick disconnects and now you can thread on any hoses that are part of a Sanke keg dispensing system.

The picture shows the adapter threaded on to a black QD and there are other pieces shown as well. This item and price is for ONE fitting with 1/4″ FFL threads on one side and 7/8″ Male Beer thread. It does not include anything else in the picture. Beer thread is what is typically found on the back of a faucet shank. Therefore it is compatible with all of our tailpieces and beer nuts.”

As of this posting, Brew Hardware has this marked down to $5.99.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

FEMALE FLARE (FFL) TO MALE BEER THREAD ADAPTER

Resource Post: Serve Homebrew & Sanke Kegs on Any Kegerator

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

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