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Growneer Variable Vent Fan Speed Controller [stir plate builds, kegerator recirculating fan] – $8.39 + free prime ship

Growneer Variable Vent Fan Speed Controller Inline Duct Fan Speed Adjuster

Growneer Variable Vent Fan Speed Controller Inline Duct Fan Speed Adjuster

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  • 3 Gear Speed Regulation: Our fan speed controller can correctly and precisely adjust the speed of centrifugal fans without causing the motor to hum.
  • Easy to Use: Plugs directly into an outlet and no messy wires. You also have the option to use with an extension cord. You can easily adjust your fan’s speed with a simple turn of a knob.
  • Durable: This unit is ultra-compact. Built-in grounded control outlet. These controllers are more sensitive than any on the market, and are compact and built to last.
  • Suitable for Inline Fans: The speed controller makes an affordable and efficient way to create the optimum environment for your growing needs.
  • Warning: Don’t use it on brushless type motors. Don’t use it with the fans exceed 3 amps. The work temperature can’t exceed 40℃/104℉, otherwise the controller maybe overheat.

 

Possible homebrew applications: Use as part of a stir plate build, use to control you kegerator or keezer recirculating fan.

5/7/19 9 AM Central: This has dropped to $8.39. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. 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

Growneer Variable Vent Fan Speed Controller Inline Duct Fan Speed Adjuster


Also: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan

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Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft. [mash tun insulation & cooler hack]

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

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  • Inhibits or eliminates condensation
  • Nontoxic/no carcinogenic
  • Does not require Protective clothing, goggles, or respirator

5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil. Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength. Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application. Excellent vapor barrier for below grade. Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Square edge roll double bubble foil both sides 5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application Excellent vapor barrier for below grade Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Easy applied with tape & staples. Specifications Size: 24″ x 10′.

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash” and “cooler”

Possible homebrew application: Use to insulate to your compatible mash tun or HLT to help maintain temperatures.  Cooler hack… I use this for my coolers (regular ole cooler as a cooler, not mash tun).  I cut a piece to fit the top of each cooler (fitting it to the cooler size as tightly as possible) and place on top of food or ice to provide an additional layer of insulation.

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.


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

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Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft. [mash tun insulation & cooler hack]

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

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

  • Inhibits or eliminates condensation
  • Nontoxic/no carcinogenic
  • Does not require Protective clothing, goggles, or respirator

5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil. Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength. Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application. Excellent vapor barrier for below grade. Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Square edge roll double bubble foil both sides 5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application Excellent vapor barrier for below grade Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Easy applied with tape & staples. Specifications Size: 24″ x 10′.

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash” and “cooler”

Possible homebrew application: Use to insulate to your compatible mash tun or HLT to help maintain temperatures.  Cooler hack… I use this for my coolers (regular ole cooler as a cooler, not mash tun).  I cut a piece to fit the top of each cooler (fitting it to the cooler size as tightly as possible) and place on top of food or ice to provide an additional layer of insulation.

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.


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

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Cooler Shock Gel Freezer Packs – 4 Mid Sized

4 Mid Size Cooler Shock Freeze Packs 10"x 9" - No More Ice! Reusable. You Add Water & Save!

4 Mid Size Cooler Shock Freeze Packs 10″x 9″ by Cooler Shock

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  • Better than Ice – 2 lb. mid-size gel pack makes items in cooler slushy cold Only Cooler Shock is 18° F so packs last 24-48 hrs.
  • Reusable – Click the blue “CoolerShock” at top of this page to see all versions – Coldest pack available
  • Accelerates cooling with burst cooling at 18 degrees – 8 mil thick flexible 3-layer purpose built pack rapidly transfers energy – Fully reusable
  • Ships with CS dry mix, you hydrate and save. 2lbs gelled – simple instructions or see our website video Made in USA with Non-toxic ingredients, child safe. Lasts up to 48 hours depending on use

 

I have several Cooler Shock freezer packs and they are amazing.  The are made of thick mylar and come in several sizes and configurations.

4 Mid Size Cooler Shock Freeze Packs 10″x 9″ – No More Ice! Reusable. You Add Water & Save!


Also: Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs


Portable Travel Elastic Clothesline with Clips [Dry Bags, Tubing & More]

HAWATOUR Portable Travel Elastic Clothesline Adjustable Clothesline with 12pcs Clothespins for Outdoor and Indoor Use (Blue)

HAWATOUR Portable Travel Elastic Clothesline Adjustable Clothesline with 12pcs Clothespins for Outdoor and Indoor Use

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  • Those who understand the trouble of drying clothes when in travel or cost of using a gas or electric dryer when cleaning clothes know the paybacks of using a clothesline. The clothesline is made of stainless steel material that makes it strong, durable and rust retardant. It is ideal for home, indoor and outdoor use. It is a recommended clothesline for regular travelers, campers, and hikers that love spending much of their time outdoors.
  • What makes it unique is the black clips that restrain the 12 pieces of clothespins from sliding. Therefore, clothes won¡¯t glide to the center. Again, the clips can be moved smoothly from left to right and vice versa by press and hold the little button on the top of the clips. Those who prefer the freshness of line dried linen can rely on this clothesline. It can be used in hot, humid, wet and dry environments.
  • Used to hang different types of clothes such as towels, cloth diapers, underwear, socks as well as bathing suits. Those that love traveling, camping, swimming, fishing, boat riding etc. can use it between the trees or in their canopy to attach wet towels and trunks. Moreover, it is capable of retracting, hence, can save a lot of space when not in use. It can be stored with ease as it takes the least space in a traveler’s backpack.
  • Hawatour Portable Travel Clothesline also comes with steel hooks at both ends that can be attached anywhere: hotel, bathroom, laundry, RV, boat, balcony or even attached on trees. The user can have an instant drying space anywhere and whenever they need. Additionally, clothes dry naturally, smell fresh and retain their original properties thus increasing their lifespan
  • It’s elastic and can be stretched to any length up to 10 feet. Comes with a full year of hassle-free replacement and warranty thus ensuring a complete peace of mind to the buyer. In the case of faulty or malfunctioning parts, one can get immediate replacement or refund

 

Note from HBF: This is intended drying clothes, however, I think it could have some homebrew applications… Possible applications – dry washed and rinsed vacuum and mylar bags for re-use, drying tubing and drying other smaller items around your home brewery.

HAWATOUR Portable Travel Elastic Clothesline Adjustable Clothesline with 12pcs Clothespins for Outdoor and Indoor Use (Blue)


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Swiss Safe First Aid Kit – keep around the brewery in case of mishaps

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit (120 Piece) + Bonus 32-Piece Mini First Aid Kit: Compact, Lightweight for Emergencies at Home, Outdoors, Car, Camping, Workplace, Hiking & Survival

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit (120 Piece) + Bonus 32-Piece Mini First Aid Kit: Compact, Lightweight for Emergencies at Home, Outdoors, Car, Camping, Workplace, Hiking & Survival


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

  • 2-in-1 Premium First Aid Emergency Kit with 120 medical grade items.
  • FDA APPROVED: Manufactured from highest quality FDA approved facility exceeding safety standards.
  • INCLUDES MINI-FIRST AID KIT: Amazingly small, lightweight Mini Kit with additional 32 medical items.
  • MULTIPURPOSE: Perfect for any occasion or events – family, home, workplace, emergencies, outdoors.

Unfortunately accidents happen.  I have a first aid kit around my home brewery for unwanted mishaps that I’ve, unfortunately, had to use on multiple occasions.

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit (120 Piece) + Bonus 32-Piece Mini First Aid Kit: Compact, Lightweight for Emergencies at Home, Outdoors, Car, Camping, Workplace, Hiking & Survival


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12 x Big Bands 7″ x 1/8″ Rubber Bands – good for affixing temp probe on fermenters – $2.18 + free add on ship

Alliance Rubber Big Rubber Bands 12 Pack 7-Inch X 1/8-Inch Red 00700

Alliance Rubber Big Rubber Bands 12 Pack 7-Inch X 1/8-Inch Red 00700

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  • REUSABLE: Unlike tape or string that can only be used once, Big Bands large rubber bands are reusable many times over, helping you reduce unnecessary waste and costs. When done with them, simply remove and store them for your next project.
  • SECURE TRASH LINERS: These oversized rubber bands are ideal for securing trash can liners so that you can put more into your garbage bin without worrying the bag will slip and cause a mess. Big Bands fit can sizes from 13 qt. to 32 gal. so they’re great for both home and commercial use.
  • FREEZER AND MICROWAVE SAFE: These big rubber bands are freezer and microwave safe, making them ideal for securing lids on food for storing leftovers, or for reheating them the next day. Keep chip or cracker bags tightly closed to seal in freshness.
  • ENDLESS USES: Big elastic bands are a versatile tool that you can use at home, in schools or the office for a variety of purposes to stay organized and tidy.
  • MADE IN THE USA: Big Bands heavy duty rubber bands are made in the USA so you know that you’re receiving a high quality product, fresh stock and fast service.

 

I use these to secure affix my Inkbird temp probe to my fermenter.  The 7″ x 1/8″ are large enough to work with my 7.9 and 5.3 gallon sized Speidel fermenters along with my 7 gallon SS Brewtech Brew Bucket.  I like these vs using something like duct tape because i don’t like the adhesive that’s left behind with tape.  I would guess these will work with many sizes and types of fermenters, but I can’t give you a conclusive list.

4/14/19 3 PM Central: These are selling for $2.18. 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

Alliance Rubber Big Rubber Bands 12 Pack 7-Inch X 1/8-Inch Red 00700

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Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation [mash tun insulation & cooler hack]

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation

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  • Reflective insulation for use in a crawl space, attic, wall, metal buildings, and post and frame structures
  • Fiber free, environmentally safe, easy to install, and lightweight
  • Made up of seven layers, two outer layers of aluminum foil reflect most of the heat which hits them
  • Each layer of foil is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength
  • Two inner layers of bubble pack resist heat flow, while a center layer of polyethylene gives additional strength, 24″ x 50′ roll

 

Possible homebrew application: Use to insulate to your compatible mash tun or HLT to help maintain temperatures.  Cooler hack… I use this for my coolers (regular ole cooler as a cooler, not mash tun).  I cut a piece to fit the top of each cooler (fitting it to the cooler size as tightly as possible) and place on top of food or ice to provide an additional layer of insulation.

Reflectix BP24050 24-Inch-by-50-Foot Bubble Pack Insulation


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

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Woods Yellow Jacket 6 Foot Drop Cord with GFCI

Woods Yellow Jacket 2879 14/3 SJTW Right Angle GFCI with Lighted End, 6-Feet, Yellow

Woods Yellow Jacket 2879 14/3 SJTW Right Angle GFCI with Lighted End, 6-Feet, Yellow

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  • Rated for 125-volts 15-Amp
  • Manual test-reset buttons, clearly marked
  • Right angle plug converts outlet into GFCI protected receptacle
  • Powerlite plug glows when cord has power
  • Increases safety on the jobsite, UL Listed and Meets OSHA Requirements

 

This has built in GFCI protection.  That may be handy for use with a compatible pump.

Woods Yellow Jacket 2879 14/3 SJTW Right Angle GFCI with Lighted End, 6-Feet, Yellow


Also Consider: Tip: Using a Pedal Foot Switch for Easy Pump Operation | All Grain Tips & Gear | Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources

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6 x Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet Bar – 1.26”D x 1/8”H by DIYMAG

DIYMAG Powerful Neodymium Disc Magnets, Strong, Permanent, Rare Earth Magnets. Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, and Office Magnets, 1.26”D x 1/8”H, Pack of 6

DIYMAG Powerful Neodymium Disc Magnets, Strong, Permanent, Rare Earth Magnets. Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, and Office Magnets, 1.26”D x 1/8”H, Pack of 6 by DIYMAG

Possible homebrew-related uses: Organize and hang compatible metallic tools.  Use to pin up instructions or decorations.  Build a stir plate or use as part of a magnetic drip tray build.  See: How To: Step by Step Making a Magnetic Drip Tray – note that this uses different magnets

DIYMAG Powerful Neodymium Disc Magnets, Strong, Permanent, Rare Earth Magnets. Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, and Office Magnets, 1.26”D x 1/8”H, Pack of 6


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