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Announcing: Spike Brewing Equipment V4 Kettles

Spike V4 Kettle

Spike Brewing Equipment has announced v4 of their great homebrew kettle!


A few of the Features, from Spike:

  • NSF Listed For the v4 kettle we made the decision to invest both a lot of time and capital to have our product and facility NSF listed. The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) mark is your assurance that our product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in the world. NSF conducts periodic unannounced inspections and product testing to verify that our product continues to comply with their high standards. With more and more of our customers using our equipment for commercial use it’s becoming more and more crucial to have the NSF listing as many commercial applications may require NSF listed products. At the very minimum you can rest assured our construction, quality and most importantly materials used are safe for making something that will be consumed both by you and loved ones.
  • Rivet-less Handle Design One thing we noticed in our test lab was that the area around the rivets that hold the handles on always needed a little more cleaning attention. We thought well someone should probably come up with a solution for that… Wait, we’re that someone! Our engineers applied the same sanitary techniques used to attach handles to our conicals to our kettle line. By sanitary welding the handles on (opposed to riveting them on) not only are they stronger but there is no place for bacteria or gunk to build up. Someone say kettle sours….
  • Rolled Top Lip Our engineers learned a lot working with the NSF team to redesign our kettle line. One thing they brought up was the completely rolled lip design of most kettles out there. When the lip is completely rolled onto itself it creates a pocket where gunk and liquid can get in but has a hard time getting out. It is also almost impossible to clean. What they recommended was using a partially rolled lip design that doesn’t trap gunk and can easily be cleaned.
  • Front to Back Handles Another small design change that might go unappreciated until explained. One reason to rotate the handles was it reduces the width needed for a 3 vessel single tier system by nearly 12”. With side mounted handles the kettles need additional spacing so the handles do not touch. You also need additional room if you plan to hang the lid on the handles when not in use (wait you didn’t know the kettle has a built in lid holder!?). Instead the lid now hangs off the back and out of the way while saving you 12” of space in your brewery. Another benefit is when carrying the kettle around you won’t be banging your knees against the welded couplers.

Check out the whole v4 lineup at Spike

V3 Clearance Sale: With the announcement of their V4 lineup of Kettles, Spike Brewing Equipment is also clearing out all V3 stock.  These are featured filled, high quality kettles that are rarely discounted.  The closeout is a rare chance to get a deal.  NOTE: Limited to stock on hand, when these are gone.. they’re gone.  Check out the Bargain Cave for complete selection and availability.

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Announcing: CoolBot Pro WiFi Enabled Walk-In Controller

CoolBot Pro Walk-In Cooler Controller (WiFi Enabled) FE636

CoolBot Pro Walk-In Cooler Controller (WiFi Enabled) via MoreBeer


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

The CoolBot Pro brings you all the great features of the standard CoolBot with added WiFi connectivity, allowing you to monitor and control your cold room from your smartphone through the free mobile app. The CoolBot Pro enables a standard air conditioner to cool a room or space down to 34°F. Easily installs with no tools or electrical knowledge required.

The CoolBot Pro comes paired with the Jumper WiFi relay module, which installs on the outside of your cold room. Once the jumper is connected to your wireless network, you can use the free mobile app to control your CoolBot from virtually anywhere with a WiFi connection. Monitor your cold room remotely, adjust temperatures on the fly, or program the app to send you notifications if something is amiss. Whether you’re on the go during a busy work week or taking some well-earned R&R, CoolBot Pro has your back!

Standard A/C units available from any hardware or appliance store have lots of power, but they are electronically restricted to not go below 60°F. This is because they would freeze up. Commercial refrigeration for walk-in coolers combat freeze with increased surface area on the fins and fans. Instead the CoolBot technology uses multiple sensors, a heating element and programmed micro-controller to control your air conditioner in such a way that the unit can go below 60°F and not freeze up. The CoolBot cannot give you 100% of the BTUs listed on your air conditioner, nor is suitable for large brewery or winery walk-ins. But it is perfect for wine cellars, beer storage, fermentation, and many other applications.

Easy to install within 30 minutes with no tools or electrical knowledge required. While we can’t tell you exactly what size space you can cool because of ambient temperatures and insulation factors, we recommend you google CoolBot. They have sold over 45,000 of these so there are lots of reviews and actual installs out there. We offer free shipping on this unit, ship fast from both coasts, and have great customer service.

This type of system is also very efficient. Most commercial systems are power hogs with large fans that are always running. Residential A/C units are made for efficiency. The CoolBot Pro will also shut down the compressor for a short time when the unit is running at its highest level of inefficiency, as it nears freeze up.

  • Trusted CoolBot technology now with WiFi connectivity and mobile app
  • Allows a standard window air conditioner to cool a room to 34°F
  • Interactive refrigeration for Brewing, Winemaking, Restaurants, Agricultural Purposes & More
  • Mobile app: remote temperature reading and adjustments, receive critical alerts, data storage and reporting
  • Cool Bot Pro and Jumper WiFi relay module included
  • Free mobile app features require WiFi connection
  • Made in the USA
  • Controller Dimensions: 6.5″ x 3.4″ x 1.1″
  • Jumper Dimensions: 4″ x 3.6″ x 1.1″

CoolBot Pro Walk-In Cooler Controller (WiFi Enabled) FE636

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Announcing: 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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Announcing: MoreBeer’s New Kit Design – Tap Handle Graphics for Every Kit & More!


from MoreBeer:
We just finished redesigning all of our recipe kits for the new year and are stoked to show them off! First off each kit now includes a cut out that perfectly fits our new Tap Handle (Part# D1282). The recipe sheet also now includes a section for tasting notes and extended record keeping, allowing you log every important aspect of your brew day and fermentation. We have also included updated recipe tips and directions to our easy to use online Brewing Calculators. Did we mention they also have some new bad ass graphics for each kit!

To check out the new graphics and purchase your Recipe Kits, click here!


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Announcing: Robobrew Brewzilla! – 17 Gallon Electric System!

BrewZilla 17 Gallon Robobrew V3 All Grain Brewing System With Pump - 65L (220v)

BrewZilla 17 Gallon Robobrew V3 All Grain Brewing System With Pump – 65L (220v)


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

All in one brewing systems with recirculating pumps are where it’s at. They make brewing simple and easy and get homebrewers doing all-grain earlier, many starting with their very first batch. The Robobrew series is leading the charge with its amazing price point.
The Robobrew BrewZilla is an all-in-one electric brewing system that has built in elements for heating and boiling, a built-in pump for recirculation, an onboard water-resistant control panel for setting and monitoring temperatures, a removable grain basket, and a built-in spigot for transferring. It is easy to move and store when not in use, making it a great option for brewers with space constraints.

This very capable 15amp brewery has over 3 kilowatts of power that can get wort up to boil in no time. 220V outlet required! The BrewZilla has been made with ultra-low watt density elements, which means less caramelization and also makes this unit capable of producing very light beers with very little maillard effect. This is also particularly useful for high gravity beers that can get some degree of scorching in other electric breweries with higher watt density.

Triple heating elements run off of a single 220 volt plug and have individual switches allowing for more control over the heating process. The elements are 2000, 1000 and 500 watts for a combined 3500 watts! Use all three when you need to ramp up the temperature, either to quickly get to your mash temp or to rapidly go from your mash temp to boiling. Use only one of the elements when you want to hold a temperature.

Built in magnetic drive pump to easily recirculate the wort during the mash. We recommend getting some silicone tubing to go with the recirculation arm. This allows you more control over the recirculation and you can then use the pump to transfer your wort to your fermenter.

The digital control panel makes it easy to see the current temperature and set the temperature you want. You can also set a delayed start of up to 23 hours in advance so that you can have your water hot and ready to go when you get home from work or get up in the morning. The digital controller is also water resistant so don’t worry about spills or some water dripping down the side. This controller is built for brewing!

The brewery also includes a stainless steel malt pipe with false bottom allowing you to easily shift from mash tun to boil kettle during your brew day. The malt pipe includes a handle to lift it from the unit and tabs at the base so you can set the malt pipe over the BrewZilla to let the wort drain out. It also has feet at its base to raise the malt pipe slightly off the base and help prevent clogging.

The included stainless wort chiller is shipped with bare ends so you can set it up for your situation. We list below the most common tubing and fittings sold to help connect to a hose, hose bib, or faucet.

Features:

  • Stainless steel construction
  • 16 gallon total capacity with a finished beer output of 10 gallons
  • Digital temperature controller
  • 220v power and plug
  • Triple heating elements for total control (2000, 1000 and 500 watts)
  • Stainless steel 1/2 in ball valve for draining (don’t have to use the pump)
  • Immersion wort chiller included
  • Stainless steel malt pipe/basket
  • Stamped in volume markers
  • Glass lid
  • Magnetic drive pump for recirculation
  • Recirculation arm
  • Temperature reads in °F or °C (press and hold temp button for several seconds to adjust)
  • Approximately 36″ H (with recirculation arm) x 16″ D

BrewZilla 17 Gallon Robobrew V3 All Grain Brewing System With Pump – 65L (220v) – via eBay Seller Lion Brewing Solutions

Also: Hands on Review: Robobrew All Grain Brewing System – original size

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Announcing: Spike Brewing Equipment’s CF30 Conical Unitank

CF30 SPIKE CONICAL UNITANK

CF30 SPIKE CONICAL UNITANK from Spike Brewing Equipment


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

We have completely re-designed our stainless conical line from the ground up. It’s been a year in the making and we can confidently say that these will be the best conical fermenters on the market!

CF30 Features:
-304 stainless steel; 1.5mm (16ga)
-All sanitary welded ports (no-weldless fittings)
-All hardware shown is included!
-Designed for 1/2bbl to 1bbl batches
-40gal total capacity
-15psi working pressure (always use a 15psi pressure relief valve)
-Use for pressure transfers
-Use for pressure fermentation
-Use as a brite tank
-Etched volume markings
-24″ wide by 46¨ tall
-Fully polished finish

Lid Features:
-4″ TC modular top port
-Allows for hop additions, temp control coil, top sight glass, etc
-1.5″ TC port
-Use with blow off or air lock, blow off cane, pressure transfer, CIP ball, etc
-Stainless band clamp for attaching the lid
-Completely removable lid for easy cleaning

Body Features:
-Huge 2″ TC bottom dump with butterfly valves (no more stuck yeast dumps)
-1.5″ TC racking port with butterfly valve
-1.5″ TC sample valve (for taking gravity readings)
-1.5″ TC thermowell with 3″ dial thermometer
-Bracing shelf is included with the CF30


CF30 SPIKE CONICAL UNITANK

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Chugger X-Dry Series Pump via MoreBeer – $169.99 + free shipping

Chugger X-Dry Series Pump - Stainless Steel H332X

Chugger X-Dry Series Pump  Stainless Steel from MoreBeer


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

Introducing the X-Dry Series Chugger Pumps! These pumps offer the same great quality we’ve come to expect from Chugger, but now feature Run-Dry Protection. Although the Chugger still needs to be primed before each use, the X-Dry Series offers a new level of protection from damage due to cavitation.

The Chugger lineup of pumps represents a great value for an even better price. These pumps are workhorses in the brewery. Featuring a robust flow rate of 7 gpm, and a magnetic drive designed to handle back-pressure, these pumps are a great addition to any brewing setup! The Stainless Steel Chugger showcases their molded Stainless Steel Pump Head. This stainless pump is a steal for the price, and we’ve been more than happy with the quality! Use this to ease transfers between kettles, cool wort via a counterflow chiller, or recirculate icewater for quicker chilling!

The Chugger pump has 1/2″ mpt inlet and outlet, allowing easy configuration for any application! We recommend setting these pumps up with a Ball valve on the outflow side, this way you can throttle down the outgoing flow rate, allowing for more efficient sparges or cooling! The pump head can also be rotated 360° (in 90° intervals) allowing for even more customization!

Features:

  • Run Dry Carbon Bearing
  • Stainless Steel Pump Head
  • Food Grade up to 250° F
  • 1/2″ mpt inlet and outlet
  • High Flow rate of 7 gpm
  • Max Head 18.6 ft
  • 115v 55″ cord and plug attached
  • 50/60 Hz, 1.4 amp
  • 1/20 HP, 3500 RPM
  • No more issues with crossthreading plastic heads or snapping off fittings

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this on sale for just $169.99. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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.

Chugger X-Dry Series Pump – Stainless Steel H332X

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Announcing: Propper Starter Canned Wort!

Propper Starter Canned Wort via MoreBeer


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

Propper Starter™ is condensed wort in a can, allowing you to make a yeast starter in minutes! No need to make a mess in the kitchen measuring out DME, and no need to waste time boiling and cooling before you pitch your yeast. Simply open a can of Propper Starter™, pour it into your flask along with 16 oz of bottled or distilled water, then add your yeast. It’s that simple!

Comes in 4-packs. One can of Propper Starter™ with 16 oz of water will make a 1L starter with a gravity of 1.040. It is recommended to use the 1:1 dilution rate, regardless of the original gravity of your wort.

Yeast starters offer higher cell counts at the time the yeast is pitched, leading to faster, healthier fermentations and better tasting beer! They’re especially recommended if brewing beers that have an original gravity of 1.060 or higher.

Instructions:

  • Sanitize flask, stir bar, top of can and yeast pack
  • Swirl and open can, then pour contents into flask
  • Add 16 oz of bottled or distilled water to flask
  • Pitch yeast and swirl flask to mix
  • Add stir bar to flask, cover with foil, and mix on stir plate*

Recommended Use:

  • For high gravity beers (1.060 OG or higher)
  • For cold pitching lagers
  • For yeast packs that recommend a starter
  • For yeast packs nearing expiration

Ingredients: water, barley malt extract, yeast nutrient

Shelf life of 12 months. Store at room temperature.


Propper Starter™ Canned Wort (4-Pack) OYL999

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Announcing: The Pumpzilla Brewing Pump with Stainless Steel Head

PUMPZILLA BREWING PUMP WITH STAINLESS STEEL HEAD

PUMPZILLA BREWING PUMP WITH STAINLESS STEEL HEAD via Great Fermentations


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

Get pumped with the Pumpzilla Brewing Pump, only available at Great Fermentations. The Pumpzilla is a great addition to your brewing setup, and is designed to make your brew day easier. The Pumpzilla is perfect for recirculating, whirlpooling, or simply moving wort from one vessel to another. It can handle liquids up to 100C / 212F degrees which makes it perfect to use on all steps of the brewing process.

The Pumpzilla features a stainless steel head which is the best material to use for brewing. A lot of brewing pumps in this price range have polysulfone (plastic) heads. The majority of the fittings you attach to your pump are stainless steel, and overtime those polysulfone threads will wear down from the constant screwing and unscrewing of stainless steel fittings. That’s why we use a stainless steel head with the Pumpzilla.

  • Stainless Steel head
  • Can be set on a flat surface by itself without tipping over
  • Quiet Operation
  • Center inlet design makes it easy to prime this pump as the head is easily flooded with wort
  • Inlet and outlet fittings are 1/2 in. female NPT so they will work with any of your standard homebrew fittings
  • Water resistant (not proof!) casing
  • 5 ft. Cord
  • Max Flow – 5 Gal / 19L per minute
  • Max Lift – 11 ft
  • Heat Rating: 100C (212F)
  • Voltage – 120v 60Hz
  • Current – 0.75A

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has this for just $79.99. 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

PUMPZILLA BREWING PUMP WITH STAINLESS STEEL HEAD

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Announcing: Chugger X-Dry Series Pump via MoreBeer!

Chugger X-Dry Series Pump - Stainless Steel H332X

Chugger X-Dry Series Pump  Stainless Steel from MoreBeer


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

Introducing the X-Dry Series Chugger Pumps! These pumps offer the same great quality we’ve come to expect from Chugger, but now feature Run-Dry Protection. Although the Chugger still needs to be primed before each use, the X-Dry Series offers a new level of protection from damage due to cavitation.

The Chugger lineup of pumps represents a great value for an even better price. These pumps are workhorses in the brewery. Featuring a robust flow rate of 7 gpm, and a magnetic drive designed to handle back-pressure, these pumps are a great addition to any brewing setup! The Stainless Steel Chugger showcases their molded Stainless Steel Pump Head. This stainless pump is a steal for the price, and we’ve been more than happy with the quality! Use this to ease transfers between kettles, cool wort via a counterflow chiller, or recirculate icewater for quicker chilling!

The Chugger pump has 1/2″ mpt inlet and outlet, allowing easy configuration for any application! We recommend setting these pumps up with a Ball valve on the outflow side, this way you can throttle down the outgoing flow rate, allowing for more efficient sparges or cooling! The pump head can also be rotated 360° (in 90° intervals) allowing for even more customization!

Features:

  • Run Dry Carbon Bearing
  • Stainless Steel Pump Head
  • Food Grade up to 250° F
  • 1/2″ mpt inlet and outlet
  • High Flow rate of 7 gpm
  • Max Head 18.6 ft
  • 115v 55″ cord and plug attached
  • 50/60 Hz, 1.4 amp
  • 1/20 HP, 3500 RPM
  • No more issues with crossthreading plastic heads or snapping off fittings

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this on sale for just $169.99. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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.

Chugger X-Dry Series Pump – Stainless Steel H332X

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