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Announcing: The Top Draw Pick Up Tube From William’s Brewing!

The Top Draw Beer Pickup Tube from William’s Brewing!


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

Do you want to drink the clearest beer possible from your keg as quickly as possible? The Top Draw™ Beer Pick Up Tube fits any ball or pin lock keg, and replaces the rigid stainless dip tube with a stainless float pick up on a 22″ food grade silicone hose. This flexible hose holds a 1″ stainless beer pickup tube which is held 1″ below the surface of the beer by the float.  As the level of the beer in the keg drops, the pick up tube remains 1″ above the surface, always drawing the clearest beer all the way until empty.

Installs in a couple minutes – just unscrew the beer post on your ball lock keg, insert the provided short pick up tube, and attach the silicone tubing to the underside of the tube. Now dangle the hole assembly in the keg and you are done.  For shorter kegs, cut the silicone tube to length.

Includes 22″ of tubing, stainless float with attached pickup tube, and short replacement stainless beer dip tube with seating O ring.

Made from 304 stainless steel, and the silicone hose is made in Texas to our exacting USA food grade standards.


I’m a big proponent of the idea behind the Top Draw.  In fact, I’ve used a similar, but very difficult product to find, for years,  See: Cask Widge Floats for Fermenting and Serving Using Corny Kegs? – I’m super excited that William’s Brewing has introduced this product.  It’s a great idea and I’m glad it’s readily available to US homebrewers!!

Top Draw Beer Pick Up Tube

Save 15% on Keg Parts at William’s Brewing

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German Style 2L Swing Top Growler – $25.99, Limited Supply

2L Brown Swing Top Growler

Swing top Growler from MoreBeer

From the product description: “A growler with style! Your friends will be impressed before you ever crack the lid. ‘What is a growler?’ you ask – typically it is a plain 1 gallon glass jar with a screw cap that is used to store, move and serve your draft beer. The growler is filled from the tap (we suggest filling a cold growler from the bottom with a section of 1/2″ id tubing connected to your faucet) and then transporting to friends. This is much easier than moving a whole keg, and it limits your friends consumption of your homebrew!

This ancient looking, german-styled model, is certainly the Rolls Royce of growlers. Have you ever ridden in a Rolls Royce? I haven’t, but I imagine this growler will deliver you that same type of high-roller experience without those annoyingly spendy maintenance costs.”

I have this growler and I love it.

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

2L Brown Swing Top Growler GL520 – $31.99 $25.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.

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. Brewie Automated Brew System: MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day is a whopping $1,300 off, limited supplies
  2. Free Hop Spider: with BrewBuilt Kettle Purchase
  3. BeerSmith 2.0: for $18.99
  4. MoreBeer’s Kit(s) of the Week: Kit of the Week – 20% off! – 8 recipes discounted this week!
  5. 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.
  6. Project Extreme Brewing: 20% Off Kits

More: Recent MoreBeer Finds

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals


Tactica Multitool – includes bottle opener

Tactica Multitool M100 - TSA compliant, Tech Friendly, Strong and Lightweight with 2 x 1/4 inch Driver Heads included. Perfect for everyday carry, mountain biking, camping, outdoors or about the house

Tactica Multitool M100 – TSA compliant, Tech Friendly, Strong and Lightweight with 2 x 1/4 inch Driver Heads included. Perfect for everyday carry, mountain biking, camping, outdoors or about the house


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

  • TACKLE ANY CHALLENGE: The M100 multi tool adapts to your needs and ensures you have the tools to tackle any challenge. The internal storage compartment allows you to pick and choose the tools you might need for your next outing. Whether it’s snowboarding, mounting biking around town or the home, it’s your choice and you can be rest assured it’s got your back.
  • FEATURE PACKED: The M100 multi-tool comes with 18+ tools, including metric and imperial wrenches and rulers, box cutter, bottle opener and screwdriver with light and heavy duty sockets. TSA air travel compliant and tech friendly – the composite body won’t scratch your latest phone or tablet. It comes with phillips and flat heads drives as standard.
  • RECORD BREAKING DESIGN: The M100 is the highest funded multitool in crowdfunding history, bringing together design, materials and technology. A world first design, high tech composite body delivers an ultralightweight and ergonomic form combined with a hardened stainless steel chassis for all the heavy lifting. The perfect tool for people on the go.
  • UNIQUE INTERNAL STORAGE: A patented design with internal storage compartment allows to you change your loadout to suit your carry. Simply pick the 2 x 1/4 drive heads that you need for the day – torx, pozi drive, the choice is yours.
  • ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT: The best tool is the one that you have on hand, with its compact size and ultra-lightweight design, you can rest assured that your M100 multitool is there when you need it the most.

This includes a bottle opener that would be handy for opening a homebrew or your favorite craft been and some tools that may be handy on brew day and beyond.

9/10/18 9 AM Central: This is discounted to $29.98 as an Amazon Gold Box Daily Deal.  Available today 9/10/18 only, while supplies last.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free. 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

Tactica Multitool M100 – TSA compliant, Tech Friendly, Strong and Lightweight with 2 x 1/4 inch Driver Heads included. Perfect for everyday carry, mountain biking, camping, outdoors or about the house


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Nite-Ize Keychain Multi-Tool & Bottle Opener – $3.98 + Hands on Review

cln_img_9823Stainless Steel DoohicKey Multi-Tool by Nite Ize. – picture from my  Hands on Review

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize


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

  • KEYCHAIN MULTI-TOOL – Do everything from tighten bolts and screws to open a beverage with the smart, strong and straight up fun, Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool
  • MANY FUNCTIONS – This keychain multi-tool features a Box Cutter, a Bottle Opener, Wrench (.25”, .3125”, and .375”), Ruler (inches and centimeters), Carabiner, and Flathead Screwdriver
  • DURABLE, SMART DESIGN – Made of durable stainless steel, the Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool is sturdy and reliable. Streamlined, thoughtful design makes it easy to carry, attach, remove and reattach to always be at-hand
  • TRAVEL FRIENDLY – The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that fits in any purse, pack or bag, and is TSA-friendly
  • PORTABLE SIZE – Measures 2.6” x .7” x .1” and weighs .4 oz, for easy grab-and-go functionality you should expect from a great keychain multi-tool. Available in Black or Stainless.

I have this, like it very much, use it often and keep it on my key ring.  Check out my Hands on Review. I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

8/15/18 12 AM Central: This great little tool is selling for just $3.98. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, 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 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

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool Keychain Multi-Tool, Stainless, 1-Pack


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Updated & Expanded – Hands on Review: Keg King [Kegland] Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers

keg king kegerator reviewKeg King Kegerators, are the first line of Kegerators Designed for Homebrewers.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.


Update: Since this review was published MoreBeer has started to refer to these as “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” or “Kegerator with Flow Control Intertap Faucets”.  The branding on these has since changed from Keg King Kegerators to Kegland Kegerators.  Thanks to HBF Reader Michael [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] for the two photos below.  It’s my understanding that features and specifications are the same since the change to the Kegland name.  What I’m seeing, other than the logo, in these photos, confirms that.

New Kegland Logo

Torpedo Kegs inside and a look at the Kegland control panel.  Features shown here are identical.


Features:

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Air Cooled Tower
  • Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
  • Robust MKIII CO2 Regulator included
  • CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
  • Stainless Steel Door
  • Drip Tray is removable for easy cleaning
  • Glass Rack
  • Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
  • Includes beer and gas tubing
  • Removable shelf if you want to use it as refrigerator

Hands on Review of the Keg King Kegerator

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Hands on Review: “Kegerator With Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” – Designed for Homebrewers

keg king kegerator reviewKeg King Kegerators, are the first line of Kegerators Designed for Homebrewers.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.

Features:

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Air Cooled Tower
  • Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
  • Robust MKIII CO2 Regulator included
  • CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
  • Stainless Steel Door
  • Drip Tray is removable for easy cleaning
  • Glass Rack
  • Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
  • Includes beer and gas tubing
  • Removable shelf if you want to use it as refrigerator

There is apparently some sort of name change in the works for this lineup.  MoreBeer is now referring to these as “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” or “Kegerator with Flow Control Intertap Faucets”.  Whatever they’re called they’re made by Keg King and they are awesome.

If you’re looking for a review for MoreBeer’s Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets it is one in the same with our Keg King Kegerator review – SEE: Hands on Review: Keg King Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers

Get the Gear: Keg King Kegerators and Accessories at MoreBeer

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

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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. Brewie Automated Brew System: MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day is a whopping $1,300 off, limited supplies
  2. Free Hop Spider: with BrewBuilt Kettle Purchase
  3. BeerSmith 2.0: for $18.99
  4. MoreBeer’s Kit(s) of the Week: Kit of the Week – 20% off! – 8 recipes discounted this week!
  5. 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.
  6. Project Extreme Brewing: 20% Off Kits

More: Recent MoreBeer Finds

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

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Hands on Review: Keg King [Kegland] Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers

keg king kegerator reviewKeg King Kegerators, are the first line of Kegerators Designed for Homebrewers.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.


Update: Since this review was published MoreBeer has started to refer to these as “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” or “Kegerator with Flow Control Intertap Faucets”.  The branding on these has since changed from Keg King Kegerators to Kegland Kegerators.  Thanks to HBF Reader Michael [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] for the two photos below.  It’s my understanding that features and specifications are the same since the change to the Kegland name.  What I’m seeing, other than the logo, in these photos, confirms that.

New Kegland Logo

Torpedo Kegs inside and a look at the Kegland control panel.  Features shown here are identical.


Features:

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Air Cooled Tower
  • Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
  • Robust MKIII CO2 Regulator included
  • CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
  • Stainless Steel Door
  • Drip Tray is removable for easy cleaning
  • Glass Rack
  • Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
  • Includes beer and gas tubing
  • Removable shelf if you want to use it as refrigerator

Hands on Review of the Keg King Kegerator

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Messermeister Take-Apart Scissors + Review & Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors

Messermeister “Take-Apart” Scissors.  Functions include a screw driver, nut cracker, jar-lid opener and gripper, bottle opener, and bone and twig cutter.  Separates for hygienic cleaning and is dishwasher safe.  Right or left-handed use.

These have been my go-to cln_img_3452-225x300brewing scissors [Review] for years.  After using them for brewing, I picked up another pair for general kitchen use.  These are part of my Brew Day Box.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors – multiple size and color options available – I have the 8″ size

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Hand Made Oak Tap Handles + Custom Engraving Options

Tapered beer tap handle oak wood. Blank, can be custom engraved with your personalized text. Great for tap rooms, bars, breweries and home kegerators

Hand Made Oak Tap Handles via Amazon Handmade.  Can be custom engraved on one or two sides.

Get handles with the name of your home-brewery or the name of one of your homebrews that you regularly have on tap.  Depending on your setup (whether or not you can see the tap handle from both sides) it may make sense to get your brewery name on one side of your tap handles and beer names on the other.  That way you can spin these around either way, depending if you have one of your regular beers on tap.

Classic tapered shape beer tap handle, 10” tall blank, can be personalized with custom engraved text. Handmade natural oak wood, unfinished. Made in Oakville, MD, USA.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Tapered beer tap handle oak wood. Blank, can be custom engraved with your personalized text. Great for tap rooms, bars, breweries and home kegerators

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

Our Top Draft Resources

 

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Messermeister Take-Apart Scissors + Review & Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors

Messermeister “Take-Apart” Scissors.  Functions include a screw driver, nut cracker, jar-lid opener and gripper, bottle opener, and bone and twig cutter.  Separates for hygienic cleaning and is dishwasher safe.  Right or left-handed use.

These have been my go-to cln_img_3452-225x300brewing scissors [Review] for years.  After using them for brewing, I picked up another pair for general kitchen use.  These are part of my Brew Day Box.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors – multiple size and color options available – I have the 8″ size

More: Recent Amazon Finds

img_img_3574-225x300Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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