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Brewers Hardware Single Tier Stainless Steel Brew Stand – $950, Save $150 + Free Shipping

The Brew Stand - Single Tier Stainless Steel Brew Stand

The Brew Stand – Single Tier Stainless Steel Brew Stand via Brewers Hardware

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The Brew Stand – Single Tier Stainless Steel Brew Stand.

“The Brew Stand” is a single tier brew stand designed for most 15-20 gallon kettles 16″ in diameter, including ‘Keggles’. Seven years in the making, our unique design maximizes airflow around the burners while minimizing heat wash up the fronts of the kettles, keeping the front of the system as cool as possible. The back of each burner bay is open to allow the exhaust gases to escape out the back. The burner mount heat shield is flush with the bottom of the deck, but open in the back, directing most of the heat rearward. The burner mount heat shields are the same ones we sell and designed to mount our BURN10 10″ banjo style burner or a Bayou BJ14.

Starting from the top, the deck of the stand is constructed of 2″ square 16 guage 304 stainless. The deck is supported by 2″ diameter .065″ wall round tubing legs to fully support kettles to 20 gallon. All of the lateral structural supports are 1.5″ .065 wall round tubing. The advantage of the round tubing is we can make most of the welds in our rotary welding lathe, providing a single continuous weld with only one start/stop; providing a single consistent and nearly invisible weld at those points. All of the material cuts are made on a high-end Doringer cold saw, allowing for nearly perfect weld-ready cuts free of discoloration and contamination of an abrasive cut-off saw. (Going off on a tangent: cold saws are really cool! If you’ve never seen one, they’re like a wood miter saw but only turn 54 RPM. The material is clamped in a vice while the 14″ fine-toothed blade is flooded with coolant while it cuts, essentially milling through the material without heating it.) After welding, all of the welds are cleaned and repassivated with an electro-chemical weld cleaner.

The Brew Stand includes the stand itself, burner mount/heat shields, 2 pump mounts (very cool, they clamp in place on the 1.5″ tubing, allowing you to adjust their position to align to your kettles.) and Total Locking casters that lock on both roll and rotation.

What you will need:
You will need a gas system and burners if you’re going gas. If you’re using banjo burners, you’ll need 1/2″ longer screws to mount them, there will be a 1/2″ gap between each lug and he burner mount/shied, this is normal. You’ll need 2 pumps since this is a single tier system and of course your kettles and plumbing.

Dimensions:
The Brew Stand is 54″ wide X 18″ deep and approximately 27″ tall. The height varies because the caster height varies between shipments we get.

 

As of this posting, this is marked down $150 to $950.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  General: 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

ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – $15.19 + free prime ship, w/coupon

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays

Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller by Inkbird.  110 V, Dual Stage – can control a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit or Celsius.  Alarm indicates sensor failure or high temperature.


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  • Fahrenheit and Celsius Display Can Be Choose
  • Alarm When Temperature Exceeds the Limit or When Sensor Error
  • 2 Relays, Switch Between Cooling and Heating Modes
  • Control the Temperature by Setting the Temperature Set Value and the Difference Value
  • Temperature Calibrating, Refrigerating control output delay protection

Use to help control temperature of your kegerator, fermentation chamber or as part of your brew system.  Note that this is an unwired controller and will require some work to implement in your project.  See: ITC-1000 Step by Step Build for one possible configuration.  If you’re looking for a pre-wired temp controller, consider – ITC-308 – [Review].

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

3/19/19 7 AM Central: This is selling for $15.99.  Apply coupon code K5XGXKPG and the price drops to $15.19.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays


Also: Inkbird Itc-308 – [Review]| Yeast Starters & FermentationKegerator Tips & GearA Look At: ITC-1000 Temperature Controller + PDF Manuals

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Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

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1/4-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch MPT Fitting – $1.99 at AIH + Building a Spunding Valve

1/4'' MPT x 1/4''' FFL (Stainless Steel)

Stainless Steel 1/4” MPT x 1/4”’ FFL via Adventures in Homebrewing.  Features a 1/4″female flare nut on end of the fitting and 1/4″ male pipe thread on the other.

This fitting could be used in a Spunding Valve Build to build a Style 1 type assembly.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.

This is selling for just $1.99.  Shipping is an additional fee based on location.  Note: AIH, like many retailers has a minimum shipping cost.  Consider putting together a larger order to make the most of this minimum charge.  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

1/4” MPT x 1/4”’ FFL (Stainless Steel)

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Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump!

recirculating draft line cleaner

The directions on most line cleaners call for recirculating the cleaner for some period of time.  Most affordable cleaning setups that are out there include a hand pump.  Operating one of those for 15 to 30 minutes, for each faucet, doesn’t sound fun.

To really clean your draft lines, you need to keep solution flowing for a length of time, not just fill and wait.  Initially I tried to clean my system by pushing line cleaner out of a keg.  This was a waste of CO2.  I also found it tough to keep solution running slowly enough to get the required amount of contact time.  It’s easy to quickly push a cleaning or sanitizing solution through your system under CO2 pressure, but I found it to be a pain to try to do so slowly.  This also requires quite a bit of cleaning solution versus a recirculating pump.

I decided to put together a recirculating draft line cleaning pump setup.

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SongJoy 400 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump – $13.97 + Draft Line Cleaning Build

SongJoy Submersible 1320 GPH Water Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond (400GPH)

Submersible pump. 396 Gallons per hour, 25 W motor, 1.5M=4.9 ft power cord

Possible homebrew uses: Recirculating draft line cleaner build or as part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

I use a similar style pump (although different model, manufacturer and specs) in myimg_cln_img_0593-225x300 Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build.

3/15/19 8 AM Central: This is selling for $13.97. 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

SongJoy Submersible 1320 GPH Water Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond (400GPH) – note that additional versions may be available, as such a different product may show up at this link


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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.

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles – works on gas AND liquid posts – $10.38 + Hands on Review & Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16" Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

Stainless steel ball lock carbonation cap with barb.  Includes replacement o-ring.


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

  • 304 stainless steel will last a lifetime
  • Carbonate,cleaning your beer lines
  • Use it to counter pressure bottle fill PET bottles
  • Easy to install and use,with extra one piece of o-ring for replacement

“The post on this unique carbonation cap has been machined ,so it fit BOTH the liquid and gas ball lock disconnects.”


PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.

Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.

Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using similar SS Caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion

One of the questions that arises on these carb caps, is… does it work with both liquid and gas posts?  Some models are universal fit and some work only with gas posts.  For draft line cleaning projects to work well, at least in my opinion, the carb cap that’s used needs to be universal.  I’m happy to report that the one I received did indeed work with both liquid and ball lock posts.  Check out my Hands on Review of this great carb cap.

3/10/19 5:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $10.38. 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 

Ferroday Stainless Carbonation Cap Counter Pressure Bottle Filling With 5/16″ Barb,CO2 Coupling To Carbonate Soda Beer Fruit Juice Water

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1/4″ NPT Male x 1/4″ JIC Male Stainless Fitting – $6.99 + free shipping & Building a Spunding Valve Step by Step

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4" male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4" Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304 - (SIZE)

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4″ male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4″ Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304

These fittings could be used for a lot of things including putting together a Spunding Valve Build.   cln_tn_spundingA Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.

See: [Build a Spunding Valve].  Take a look at Build Option 2 for a version that uses this exact fitting including a photo of the build.

3/4/19 7 PM Central: This fitting is available again for just $6.99. 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.

HFS (R) Twin Fitting, Adapter 1/4″ male SAE 37 Degree Flare to 1/4″ Male NPT ; Stainless Steel 304 – (SIZE)


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Songjoy 132 Gallon Per Hour Submersible Pump

SongJoy Submersible 132 GPH Water Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond (132GPH)

SongJoy Submersible 132 GPH Water Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond (132GPH)


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

  • With a high-efficient 25-watt motor it is powerful, quiet and offers a high adjustable lift. Also features a stainless steel shaft for corrosion resistance
  • Maximum Lift Height: 2.95ft Maximum flow up to 396GPH (1500L/H).Pump dimensions 5.1in x 2.7in x 3.74in. Contain three hose adapters (0.5in , 0.63in&0.8in)

Possible homebrew uses: Recirculating draft line cleaner build or as part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

I use a similar style pump (different model, manufacturer and specs) in myimg_cln_img_0593-225x300 Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build.

SongJoy Submersible 132 GPH Water Pump for Aquarium Fish Tank Fountain Indoor Outdoor Water Garden Pond (132GPH) – additional models may be available, a different version may show up at this link


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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.

48 Quart Coleman Cooler + Step by Step Mash Tun Conversion from the AHA

48 Quart/12 Gallon Cooler by Coleman

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  • Keeps the Ice: 3-day ice retention at temperatures up to 90 °F
  • Holds 63 cans; Added height to hold 2-liter bottles upright to help prevent spills
  • Leak-resistant drain lets you remove water without turning the cooler upside down
  • Hinged lid for easy, one-handed access; 2-way handles for easy lifting and carrying in a space-saving design
  • Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing
  • Dimensions: 13.9 W x 14.6 H x 25.9 L in Inches; 5 pounds
  • Made in the USA

 

This is the same style of cooler that’s featured in the AHA’s Article… Building a Mash Tun has Never Been So Easy.  That build is based on Denny Conn’s design.

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

Coleman 48 Quart Cooler – note multiple colors are available, a different version may show up


Also:  Rubber Mini Keg Bung | All Grain Tips & Gear | Review: Brew Hardware’s Cooler Mash Tun Conversion Kit

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.

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330 GPH Utility Pump by FREESEA + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

FREESEA 300-1100 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Hydroponics, Fish Tank Fountain

FREESEA 300-1100 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Hydroponics, Fish Tank Fountain

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  • Samrt control, dry running automaticly cut power.(Principle:Dry running opreation will increase motor temperature, then the pump will automatically shut down, but the motor will restart working after the temperature goes down. Therefore, when the motor automatically turned off we need to cut off power immediately. This function can effectively reduce the damage caused by dry running.)
  • With bottom suction trainer,100% submersible.
  • Maximum flow rate: 330GPH STRONG POWER and HIGH LIFT. Max Lift Height: 6 ft. 25W high efficiency motor for energy saving.
  • Lift height is a max height the water goes up, after connecting the water pipe to the nozzle (Make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly) SUCTION CUP and 5.9Ft POWER CORD. Long enough cord for easy installation

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

FREESEA 300-1100 GPH Submersible Water Pump for Pond, Aquarium, Hydroponics, Fish Tank Fountain – note that multiple variations of this pump may be available, as such a different version may show up at this link


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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.