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2 X RV Water Filters – $16.14, $8.07 each w/coupon

GOLDEN ICEPURE Inline RV Water Filter Replacement Filter, with Flexible Hose Protector, 2 Pack

GOLDEN ICEPURE Inline RV Water Filter Replacement Filter, with Flexible Hose Protector, 2 Pack


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

  • Filter Media: NSF certified Natural Coconut Shell Activated Carbon. Remove Chlorine, Odor, color, VOC, THM’s, etc.
  • KDF55: Remove Chlorine, pesticides and Heavy Metals. Inhibit the growth of Microorganism. Improve the condition of your skin, hair and nails.
  • 100% GUARANTEE:We are sure you’ll enjoy the benefits of our product. We offer 30-day no worry money back guarantee and 90-day product warranty & lifetime free tech-support.
  • Long Service Life: Golden Icepure RV water filter could last up to 120 days or one camping season, which will vary based on water condition
  • Compatibility:GOLDEN ICEPURE KDF/Carbon RV Water Filter.

Use to… filter water for brew day and more.

9/17/18 11 PM Central: This two pack is selling for $16.99.  That in and of itself is the best historical third party Amazon price I found.  Check “Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $16.14. 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.

GOLDEN ICEPURE Inline RV Water Filter Replacement Filter, with Flexible Hose Protector, 2 Pack

Also: 5 Stage RO Filter [Review] | Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski


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25′ x 5/8″ NSF Certified Reinforced Drinking Water Hose – $8.47 + free prime ship

Camco 25ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose - Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 5/8"Inner Diameter (22783)

25 foot long, drinking water rated hose by Camco.  Reinforced, kink resistant.  BPA free.  Made with NSF Certified hose.  Drinking water safe.  25′ long x 5/8″ ID.

You know how hose water usually tastes like… hose. 🙂  Well, whatever that is ends up in your beer.  This hose is made specifically for drinking water.  That’s a good thing for your homebrew.

9/17/18 9 PM Central: This is selling for just $8.47. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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

Camco 25ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose – Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 5/8″Inner Diameter (22783)


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Save On BrewRO Water Filtration System at MoreBeer

BrewRO Water Filtration System via MoreBeer

 

As of this posting, Morebeer has this marked down $40 to $359.99.  Choose from city water or well water versions. Shipping is also free to addresses in the lower 48 US states. Price, promotions 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 the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

BrewRO Water Filtration System

Note from HBF: This is still pricey even at the sale price.  The thing that this brings to the to the table is being tuned to the specific needs of homebrewers.  However, you can accomplish the same end result using more generic RO systems at lower prices.

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

Related: Hands on Review: LaMotte Brew Lab Plus Water Test Kit

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:
Note: MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple coupon codes. get in on multiple deals on the same order and maximize free shipping.

  1. Project Extreme Brewing: 20% Off Kits
  2. MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week: Kit of the Week – 20% off!
  3. Fermonsters: Save on Fermonsters and PET Carboys – 20% off all models
  4. 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.
  5. Stainless Steel QDs: Torpedo Ball Lock QDs – just $14.99 and back in stock
  6. Kegs! these ball lock kegsConsidering ship for free with a qualifying order – they are a great deal.  Stock has been an issue, but they’re available again as of this update.

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American Weigh Digital Blade Scale – 100 Gram Capacity, 1/100th Gram Resolution – $12.99

American Weigh Scales Black Blade Series BL-100-BLK Digital Pocket Scale, 100 by 0.01 G

American Weigh Scales Black Blade Series BL-100-BLK Digital Pocket Scale, 100 by 0.01 G


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

  • Weighs up to 100 grams in 0.01 gram increments
  • Unique flip-out display and easy to use three key operation
  • Two sizes of expansion included
  • Powered by 2 AAA batteries (included)

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (100 grams is about 3.5 ounces) and other brewing ingredients.

9/17/18 11 AM Central: This is selling for $12.99. 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.

American Weigh Scales Black Blade Series BL-100-BLK Digital Pocket Scale, 100 by 0.01 G

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


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Hands on Review: LaMotte Brew Lab Plus Water Test Kit

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

LaMotte Brew Lab Plus Water Test Kit

When I started all-grain brewing, I bought bottles of distilled water from the store and then added minerals to achieve my target water profile. After years of that, I finally switched over to using our city water, passed through a 3-stage water filter system (not Reverse Osmosis, but two types of carbon filter + sediment filter). The water on its own tasted good, so I figured I’d be fine. But my beers were boring and uninspiring. I brewed with just water as-is from the filter, and I also tried adding my brewing salts like I used to when brewing with distilled water. In both cases, not good enough.

I of course recognized the water was the common factor in all of the different boring beers. It was a personally-learned lesson that supported all those homebrew articles I’d read stressing how important water was in brewing great beer. So now I recognized the problem, but I couldn’t do anything about it without knowing the starting water profile coming out of my filter system.

LaMotte worked together with John Palmer to make a water test kit for homebrewers. The kit focuses exclusively on the minerals that are important to brewing. If you read a city water report, you find that there’s a whole bunch of stuff in there that doesn’t apply to brewing. This kit just focuses on the data that you need to enter your starting water profile into your favorite water calculator.

BrewLab Plus Kit – See the Palmer Brewing Solutions Approved stamp toward the top of the label

The other thing that tells you it’s geared to homebrewers is that even though it’s doing something “science-y”, it doesn’t require any kind of laboratory equipment beyond what comes in the kit. You measure out your water sample into the tubes they provide, then add various chemicals one drop at a time, looking for a color change. The most complicated thing you have to do is swirl a tube around to mix things up well.


Get the Gear: BrewLab Plus (featured in this review) | BrewLab Basic | BrewLab Pro | All LaMotte Kits, Reagents and Supplies at MoreBeer


LaMotte has three kits, with two of them aimed at the average homebrewer. The BrewLab Basic kit contains everything you need to test for these 7 things: Chloride, Sulfate, Alkalinity, Total Hardness, Calcium Hardness, Magnesium Hardness, and Sodium. If you step up to the BrewLab Plus kit, it adds in a pH meter. An even bigger step up to the BrewLab Pro kit, and that adds in the ability to measure Total Dissolved Solids and Dissolved Oxygen.

If you’re measuring your water mineral levels, it probably means you’re adding brewing salts to hit a target profile for both flavor and mash performance. There are several mash pH predictive software options out there. The advice for all of them is to take your own measurements during your brew process and write them down. Compare your numbers to those that come from the predictions, and you’ll start to learn which ingredients and process steps will match the prediction, and which will need some adjustment.

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25′ x 5/8″ NSF Certified Reinforced Drinking Water Hose – $8.47 + free prime ship

Camco 25ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose - Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 5/8"Inner Diameter (22783)

25 foot long, drinking water rated hose by Camco.  Reinforced, kink resistant.  BPA free.  Made with NSF Certified hose.  Drinking water safe.  25′ long x 5/8″ ID.

You know how hose water usually tastes like… hose. 🙂  Well, whatever that is ends up in your beer.  This hose is made specifically for drinking water.  That’s a good thing for your homebrew.

9/7/18 6 PM Central: This has dropped to just $8.47. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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

Camco 25ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose – Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 5/8″Inner Diameter (22783)


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Reverse Osmosis Filter System [Dial in Your Brewing Water] – $59.49 + Free Shipping

Aquatic Life RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis Systems

Aquatic Life RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis Systems


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

  • Add-On Drinking Water Kit with 2.8 Gallon Tank available, Amazon item B07371N7PT
  • Sediment, Carbon and DI cartridges are up-front and easy to replace
  • Membrane Housing accepts standard 11-3/4 IN membrane filters
  • Included Faucet Adapter makes it easy to connect to standard male hose thread/bib
  • NEW YORK CITY ONLY – Due to high city water sediment, additional pre-filtration required before use.

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.

8/7/18 2 PM:  This is selling for just $59.49. 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.

Aquatic Life RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis Systems


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100 Campden Tablets – $5.15

Campden Tablets (potassium metabisulfite) - 100 Tablets

100 Campden Tablets.  Prevents Wild Yeast, Bacteria Growth, and Oxidation in Wine

Campden tablets are also used to remove chlorine and chloramine from brewing and wine making water.  See: Clearing Chloramine – Mr Wizard from BYO Magazine Also: Free Trial Issue of BYO Magazine

9/3/18 8 PM Central: These are selling for just $5.15. 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.

E.C. Kraus Sodium Campden Tablets – 100ct


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AMIR Digital Kitchen Scale, 100 Gram Capacity, .01 Gram Resolution

AMIR Digital Mini Scale, 100g 0.01g/0.001oz Pocket Jewelry Scale, Electronic Smart Scale with 7 Units, LCD Backlit Display, Tare Function, Auto Off, Stainless Steel & Slim Design (Battery Included)

AMIR Digital Mini Scale, 100g 0.01g/0.001oz Pocket Jewelry Scale, Electronic Smart Scale with 7 Units, LCD Backlit Display, Tare Function, Auto Off, Stainless Steel & Slim Design (Battery Included)


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

  • HIGH ACCURACY: AMIR digital pocket kitchen scale built with high precision sensor system, provides you with instant and accurate results from 0.05g to 100g. Easy to clean and use, guarantee you an accurate weighing reading.
  • 7 DIFFERENT MEASUREMENTS: The mini food scale includes all the necessary unit measurements for easy weight translations, convert measurement between in g, gn, oz, ozt, ct, tl and dwt in seconds. Convenient for you to choose the proper unit by pressing the mode button.
  • PROTECTIVE COVER: The jewelry scale designed with a stainless steel platform and a protective flip cover. It is crafted to be strong, durable, and pocket-size for many of your portable weighing needs, such as food, tablets, powder, gemstones, coins, jewelry, gold, etc. What a useful pocket scale!
  • COMPACT DESIGN & BACK-LIT: Minimalistic and compact design (Product Dimensions: 3″ x 5″ x 3/4″) make it a portable pocket scale to take everywhere. Built with a clear blue back-lit LCD screen, enables you to read easily and clearly.
  • INTELLIGENT INDICATION:The cooking scale can alert users for low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement. Auto-off after 60 seconds of inactivity, which helps to preserve battery power and efficiency; 2 AAA batteries included. The calibration weight is not included.

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (100 grams is about 3.5 ounces) and other brewing ingredients.

AMIR Digital Mini Scale, 100g 0.01g/0.001oz Pocket Jewelry Scale, Electronic Smart Scale with 7 Units, LCD Backlit Display, Tare Function, Auto Off, Stainless Steel & Slim Design (Battery Included)


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

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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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