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New from Brew Hardware: The SpinCycle Overboard – NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

SpinCycle Overboard NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware


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

Brewers that use immersion chillers and also own a pump should know that recirculating the wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom.

This is our third version of the industry leading whirpooling hardware. The original SpinCycle and SpinCycle Submerge both require a hole to be drilled into your kettle. Some people drill holes without a second thought but this one is for people who can’t or do not want to modify their kettle.

We’ve built this unit one at a time on a customer request basis for years but we’ve finally bulk manufactured them to be able to get them out faster. It starts with a length of 1/2″ OD 304 polished SS tubing that bends up and over the kettle wall, then drops straight down through a heavy duty spring clamp. Finally the bottom is bent 90 degrees to kick the output to your sidewall and make the liquid spin.

You have your choice of how the flow gets in to the unit. The cheap way is to select “open tube on the end” and then just clamp your hose over it. The more realistic option is to select “Silver soldered male Camlock” if you use camlock quick disconnects in your system. Note that in this particular case, the cam is TIG welded at our factory even though the option says “silver soldered”. This is the version shown in the main picture.

The other choice is what the maximum drop is from the top of the pot to the output tube. To be clear, these are the lengths when the tubing is slid as far down in the clamp as possible. You can easily shorten the depth by taking pressure off the spring clamp and sliding the tubing up.


SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

Also: SPINCYCLE WELDLESS KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN – the original weldless version of the Spin Cycle

Also: 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review]

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12″ Stainless Steel Kettle Screen – $6.21 with stacking deals + Enter Our Pump Giveaway

KETTLE SCREENS

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.

As of this posting, PFD has their 12″ stainless steel screen marked down to just $6.91.  Using our link, below, takes another 10% off making this just $6.21.  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 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

KS-12 Kettle Screen, 12″

Also Courtesy of PFD: Enter To Win! Mk II Stainless Steel Brewing Pump AND Camlock QD Prize Package

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1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Stainless Steel Barb – $4.25 + free add on shipping

1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Barb – Stainless


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

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Dimension – 1/2″ MPT (Male Pipe Thread) x 3/8″
  • 304 stainless steel, class 150 fitting

Use to add a stainless barb to your compatible brew kettle, mash tun and more.

2/11/19 1 PM Central: This has dropped to $4.25.  That’s 2 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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 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

1/2″ MPT x 3/8″ Barb – Stainless

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12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for Kettle or Mash Tun – $7.87 + free prime ship

Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for your boil kettle or mash tun.  Strain hops and trub in your boil kettle or use in your mash tun.


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

  • Stainless mesh tube replaces false bottom in a mash tun
  • Excellent for straining out leaf hops in the boil kettle
  • Overall length is 12 inches; 1/2″ male pipe threads

2/6/19 11 PM Central: This is on sale for just $7.87. 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 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

12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2″ MPT Fitting


Related: All Grain Tips and Gear | Kettle Accessories Tag | Recent Kettle Finds

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Back In Stock… TRUE Weldless Bulkheads from Brew Hardware

Visit the category page at Brew Hardware to check out Bobby’s video about True Weldless Bulkheads

True Weldless bulkheads are available in a number of configurations for varied applications.  The 5/8″ Barb version is included in their Cooler Conversion Kit.  I’ve used that extensively – See: Hands on Review Brew Hardware’s Mash Tun Conversion Kit – and I can tell you that it’s awesome.

If you’ve dealt with other weldless kits and bulkheads you’ll know that typically a certain finesse is required when installing.  They can be a bit of a pain to to get working correctly and can require some adjustments over time to keep leaks under control.  Depending on the design “just tight enough” is really close to “too tight, your o-ring just popped out”.  True Weldless bulkheads – at least the style I have – are well thought out, well built and you can actually tighten them down.

The only bad thing I’ve run into with these is… availability can be an issue.  They are popular and sell out.  As such, I keep an eye on these.  As of this posting, a number of configurations have just come back in stock – including 1/2″ with NPT Male Threads, Bulkhead with Elbow, and Bulkhead with mini dip tube.  Stock can change quickly.  Check the Bulkheads page at Brew Hardware for current availability.

Check it out: Bulkheads | Cooler Conversion Kit

Reader Feedback from ‘jwin’… “Bobby_M has the best products. I only use his hardware including his awesome heatstick. Bulkheads, Shanks, Thermowells, Sight Glasses. All great all innovative. Just got his Variable Length Weldless Bulkhead for my Coleman extreme xl mast tun. 10g barleywine anyone?”

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Neiko Titanium Step Drill Bit 1/4′ to 1-3/8′ – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle] – $9.98 + free shipping

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4" to 1-3/8" | Total 10 Step Sizes

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ | Total 10 Step Sizes


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

  • TITANIUM | HIGH SPEED STEEL: classic high speed steel with titanium coating for proven capability and durability in drilling holes in plastic, aluminum, copper, stainless steel and many other types of sheet metal
  • 135° SPLIT POINT TIP: increases cutting speed with self-centering and prevents walking
  • TWO-FLUTE DESIGN: clears chips faster and allows particles to escape easily
  • TRI-FLATTED SHANK: fits into power tools chuck securely and eliminates slip
  • INCLUDES 10 STEP SIZES: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″, 1-1/8″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

What are other’s saying?  Search this item’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

1/28/19 8:30 AM Central: This is selling $9.98.  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 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.

Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4″ to 1-3/8″ | Total 10 Step Sizes


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Back In Stock! The SpinCycle Overboard – NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

SpinCycle Overboard NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware


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

Brewers that use immersion chillers and also own a pump should know that recirculating the wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom.

This is our third version of the industry leading whirpooling hardware. The original SpinCycle and SpinCycle Submerge both require a hole to be drilled into your kettle. Some people drill holes without a second thought but this one is for people who can’t or do not want to modify their kettle.

We’ve built this unit one at a time on a customer request basis for years but we’ve finally bulk manufactured them to be able to get them out faster. It starts with a length of 1/2″ OD 304 polished SS tubing that bends up and over the kettle wall, then drops straight down through a heavy duty spring clamp. Finally the bottom is bent 90 degrees to kick the output to your sidewall and make the liquid spin.

You have your choice of how the flow gets in to the unit. The cheap way is to select “open tube on the end” and then just clamp your hose over it. The more realistic option is to select “Silver soldered male Camlock” if you use camlock quick disconnects in your system. Note that in this particular case, the cam is TIG welded at our factory even though the option says “silver soldered”. This is the version shown in the main picture.

The other choice is what the maximum drop is from the top of the pot to the output tube. To be clear, these are the lengths when the tubing is slid as far down in the clamp as possible. You can easily shorten the depth by taking pressure off the spring clamp and sliding the tubing up.


I posted about this about a week ago and it sold out relatively quickly.  Just received word that some are available again, at least as of this posting.  Check Brew Hardware for current availability.

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

Also: SPINCYCLE WELDLESS KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN – the original weldless version of the Spin Cycle

Also: 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review]

More: Recent Great Deals

12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for Kettle or Mash Tun

Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for your boil kettle or mash tun.  Strain hops and trub in your boil kettle or use in your mash tun.


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

  • Stainless mesh tube replaces false bottom in a mash tun
  • Excellent for straining out leaf hops in the boil kettle
  • Overall length is 12 inches; 1/2″ male pipe threads

12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2″ MPT Fitting


Related: All Grain Tips and Gear | Kettle Accessories Tag | Recent Kettle Finds

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MoreBeer Fermentap 1/2″ MPT Bi-Metal Thermometer – $14.99, Limited Supply

Fermentap Bi-Metal Dial Thermometer (3 in Face x 2.5 in Probe)

Fermentap Dial Thermometer from MoreBeer.  3″ Face x 2.5″ Probe.  Add to your kettle, MLT, HLT or inline as part of your brew system.

About

from MoreBeer…

This thermometer will be a great addition to your homebrewing setup. The shorter 2.5″ probe works great in a boil kettle or hot liquor tank because it’s easier to work around. Keep in mind that some brewers feel this is too short for a mash tun and prefer a longer thermometer which reaches closer to the center of the mash. (See our MT514 for the same thermometer with a 6″ probe.)

Thermometer has an easy-to-read 3″ Face, and 1/2″ MPT threads on the back to connect to your kettle. The metal stem is durable and won’t break like glass can. Our reviewers agree that this is a great thermometer at a great price!

Standard Features:

  • All Stainless Construction
  • Fast Response to Temperature Change
  • Hermetically Sealed (Moisture Proof)
  • Within 1% Full Scale Accuracy
  • Easily Calibrated With a Flat Head Screwdriver
  • 316 Stainless Steel Stem Material
  • Temperature range is 20-240F/0-110C. Calibration screw is 1/16th” hex nut.

 

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Fermentap Bi-Metal Dial Thermometer (3 in Face x 2.5 in Probe) MT512 – $19.99 $14.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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MoreBeer! Adjustable Dial Thermometer for your Kettle – $59.99, Save $20 + Free Shipping, Limited Supply + KOTW & Hop Deals are Live

MoreBeer! Adjustable Dial Thermometer - 3 in. Face x 2 in. Probe MT516

MoreBeer! Adjustable Dial Thermometer – 3 in. Face x 2 in. Probe via MoreBeer

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

This MoreBeer! adjustable thermometer is great for any brewer that doesn’t have their kettle’s thermometer port at eye-level, which is probably most of us! Instead of bending or crouching to read your kettle thermometer, adjust this thermometer to whatever orientation that best suits your brew system. The face of the thermometer can be angled up to 90°, allowing it to be easily read while you’re standing over your boil kettle, mash tun or hot liquor tank. The dial face can also be rotated a full 360° for even more orientation options. This is a great feature if you want the dial needle to point straight up-and-down when you hit a certain temperature, making it even easier to reference the thermometer at a glance.

Be sure to read the instructions before attempting to adjust the face orientation! Screws on the body of the thermometer need to be loosened (not removed) before adjusting.

  • Temperature Range: 0-220°F
  • Probe Length: 2″
  • Dial Face Size: 3″

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $59.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

MoreBeer! Adjustable Dial Thermometer – 3 in. Face x 2 in. Probe MT516

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