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Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler – now available in Matte Black

Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler in Hammertone Navy by Stanley

Features vacuum insulated body and foam insulated lid to keep beer cold for hours.  Made of 18/8 stainless steel and BPA free.  The heavy duty handle makes it easy to carry and allows you to pour smoothly with one handle.  Steel inner lid means no plastic is in contact with your beer.  Dishwasher safe.  In matte black.

I have the green and blue versions of this growler and the are awesome.  See: Hands On: Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler! – includes temperature trials.

1/17/17 2 PM Central: This is the first of seen of a matte black version of this great growler.  As of this posting, It’s selling for $44.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler, 64 oz

Growler Filling Tips and Tricks

Place a clean growler in your kegerator with an ounce or two of Star San in the bottom.  After the growler is completely chilled, swish the Star San around to coat the inside and discard.  Now you have a sanitized, cold and wet growler that’s ready to fill.  The cold and wet part will help reduce foaming.  Turn down the pressure on your kegerator (maybe 3 or 4 PSI) and fill using a piece of tubing on your faucet that is long enough to reach the bottom of your growler.  Doing this will keep foaming to a minimum and decrease the introduction of oxygen.  Cap on foam and you’re done.  Related: Growler Fillers

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Reader Tip: GrainFather Connect Controller Pre-Order!

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

The Grainfather Connect Controller is high tech upgrade to the control box of your Grainfather.

from AIH… “Connect Control Box brings future automation together with the classic fun of brewing to enhance your brew day. This high level of automation allows you to multitask (or just kick back) while brewing and have alerts inform you of when you’re needed again.”  [full description and features]

As of this posting, the Connect Control Box is available for pre-order

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

The Grainfather is an electric all grain brewing system.  Mash temperature is precisely controlled with an electric heating element.  A pump recirculates throughout the mashing process ensuring even temperatures.  At the end of the mash, The Grainfather becomes your electric brew kettle.  The Grainfather includes a counterflow chiller.  8 Gallon system for indoor or outdoor brewing.

The Grainfather

New: Brewnique Faucet – no moving parts touch beer

New from Keg Connection Brewnique Clean Free Faucets.  These are designed so that beer never touches any of the faucets moving parts.  Instead beer goes through and internal, replaceable tube that is crimped by the faucet.

About:”The Brewnique Faucet opens and closes by pinching a flexible tube that is contained within the faucet housing. Unlike traditional faucets, beer never comes into contact with the porous and hard to clean metallic surfaces of the faucet housing, which are ideal surfaces for yeast and contamination to attach and grow.Every two weeks, line cleaning must take place, to flush out contamination built up in the lines and inside the faucets. Lines are drained and a caustic solution is flushed through. Tap faucets must be disassembled and brushed clean.

The Brewnique faucet internal tube is simply continuation of the beer line, and uses the caustic to clean it. No beer ever comes in contact with the metallic surfaces of the faucet.”

Brewnique Faucets – at Keg Connection – more info including videos

AlsoIntertap Faucets and Accessories at MoreBeer || Pin Lock Kegs at Keg Connection

RelatedKegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds | Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | What’s the Difference Between Ball Lock Kegs and Pin Lock Kegs?

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New from Brew Hardware: Video – Topsflo Stainless Brewing Pump

Topsflow DC Brewing Pump via Brew Hardware.  Food grade stainless steel.  High temp (230 deg F) rated.

More about the TD5

from Brew Hardware…

The new Topsflo TD5 DC brewing pump comes with all the power you’ve come to expect for your liquid transfer needs with safe low voltage DC power and whisper quiet operation. It’s small enough and light enough to be direct mounted to kettle drains but it also comes with a molded rubber mounting bracket if you want to attach it to your brew stand. It also includes the 120vAC to 24vDC adapter so it’s ready to go out of the box after you add your favorite hose connections.

Product Features:
● With food grade stainless steel, very safe and reliable
● Advanced magnetic driving technology for staticseal,without any leakage forever
● High temperature resistant,can continuous circulate 110ºC(230F) hot water Material is high temperature 150ºC resistant,Material is flame resistant
● High efficiency ECM brushless DC motor with long lifetime 20,000hours
● Durable permanent magnetic rotor with one-off injection incorporated impeller in smooth balance
● Heavy duty work,can sustain continuous 24hours work special designed high efficiency closed-type impeller
● Over-voltage protection, over-current protection
● Specialized structure design , Easy to cleaning
● Sustain 110℃ hot water circulation
● High effeciency, max flow rate up to 27LPM / 7GPM & head 5M /19FT
● Good heat releasing, less temperature rise
● Advanced magnetic driven technology, no leak forever
● Blocked-Protection protection,Polarity Protection, Over-voltage protection
● Low or no maintenance

 

As of this posting, this this is marked down to $139.99.  Check Brew Hardware for up to the minute price and availability.

TOPSFLO DC BREWING PUMP WITH STAINLESS STEEL HEAD

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New from MoreBeer: 50 Cal BMG Tap Handles

50 caliber bullet tap handles.  Hand polished and coated with an anti-tarnish lacquer.

Faucet Handle – 50 Cal BMG D1275 – $14.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

AlsoKegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

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New: Paradox Golden Stout Recipe Kits

from love2brew…

“Paradox: (Noun) A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

Putting a label on our Golden Stout wasn’t easy, but the word Paradox seemed fitting. This brew pours a dark gold color with a frothy white head, but looks can be deceiving. A bready, slightly toasty malt flavor profile is used for our base and adds extra dimensions of creaminess and slight sweetness through the use of Lactose in the boil. Mild English hops add a balancing bitterness and English yeast helps to provide a malt forward finish. The fun comes during secondary fermentation when we age this brew on a generous dose of specially selected Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, and Coffee Beans! Paradox will confuse your senses when the rich flavor profile usually reserved for Imperial Stouts floods your palate! Only one thing will be clear, you will love this beer!”

This new recipe kit is available in multiple sizes and brewing styles.  Note: Shipping is free to most US addresses with a $75 order.  l2b also has ECY available.  See below.

Paradox Golden Stout Recipe Kits

Also from love2brew… East Coast Yeast – love2brew is one of the few shops that has access to ECY.  Check the ECY page for current availability.

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The Bouncer Inline Beer Filter

Brew clearer and better tasting beer, in less time, without waste or chemicals using the Bouncer Inline Beer Filter.

  • Improves the taste and clarity of your beer by filtering trub, yeast, hops, and proteins
  • Built to last, use it over and over, custom molded from high quality thermoplastic and T304 stainless steel in the USA, use up to 150F
  • Saves time and beer, pays for itself in a few batches, get more beer out of each batch, easier and quicker than cold crashing or additives
  • Easy to use and clean, gravity fed using your racking siphon, no need to pressurize or pump, fewer parts to clean and sanitize
  • Doubles as a mini-Randall, simply attach to a growler filler and add fresh flavors into the glass, try citrus peels for a lighter beer, or cracked coffee for a stout

Check out the Bouncer Inline Beer Filter – available for sale on Amazon

Also… Learn, Like, and Purchase at Bouncer’s Facebook Page!