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Cereal Killer Adjustable 2 Roller Grain Mill – $99.99 Shipped + Reasons To Get a Grain Mill

Milling your own grain… 1.  Gives you control over the crush of your grain.  That’s a big factor in efficiency.  A mill allows you to fine tune for your equipment and process.  2.  A mill allows you to save money by buying whole bags of grain.  3.  Freshly milled grain = better tasting beer. and… 4.  Mad street cred… :)

Cereal Killer Grain Mill

HBF Reader Feedback…

Anonymous… Bought this a few weeks ago. Love it. Much better than a corona mill.

Google+ Friend Kieran… Just used our Cereal Killer for the first time last month on a clone brew recipe. This thing is lights-out! We did not spring for the optional handle, and instead used a power drill.

Google+ Friend Chris… Used mine tonight, great deal, great mill.

Paul Says… “I have this mill and love it.”

Cereal Killer Grain Mill – $99.99 + Free Shipping

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AIH Picks:

10 Gallon Blichmann BoilerMaker Kettles w/Slight Cosmetic Damage On Sale

If you’ve looked for discounted Blichmann BoilerMaker kettles for very long, you’ll soon learn that they… are few and far between.  Prices on Blichmann gear are standardized.

Great Fermentations has access to a supply of “Slight Cosmetic Damage” BoilerMaker Kettles.  Current stock includes 7.5, 10, 15 and 30 gallon sizes.  These kettles have been marked down 10% vs the standard offering (which are no longer available).

From the description the slight cosmetic damage is… slight.  I have two G1 Boilermaker kettles and I love them.

Great Fermentations has just discounted 10 Gallon G1 Kettle another $20 to $289.99.  That’s 18% savings as compared to the 10 Gallon G2.  Supply is limited.

Reader Feedback (Comment on This Post) from “Da Kine”: “I got a 20-gallon kettle a few months ago during this type of sale and for the life of me I can’t find the cosmetic damage. If you’re looking for a well-built pot, go for this deal.”

These are now a Great Fermentations exclusive.  No other vendor has access to this limited supply.

Update: Earlier today (4/14/15) Great Fermentations made these eligibile for their flat rate shipping promo.  That means $8.99 ships your entire eligible order, including this kettle.  Toss in supplies to brew Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA, Brain Eater Pale Ale (Inspired by 3 Floyd’s Zombie Dust) or some Blichmann Replacement Parts and it all ships for $8.99 right along with this kettle.

Check them out – Here

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Great Fermentations Picks:

68+ lb Capacity Airtight Grain Storage + Reader Feedback

Iris Airtight Storage Container
 

67 Quart Airtight Storage Container from IRIS.  Wide opening for easy access.  Clear sides to see contents.  4 Casters for easily moving this around.

67 quarts = 16.75 gallons.  10 Gallons holds about 50 lbs of grain so 67 quarts should hold about 82.75 lbs of grain.

The product description does say this holds up to 55 lbs of pet food.  My rule of thumb on pet food to grain conversion is based on the Vittles Vault II containers.  Those hold 40 lbs of pet food, but generally hold 50 lbs of grain.  That’s 1.25 lbs of grain per lb of pet food.  Using that conversion this should hold around 68.75 lbs of grain.

So… this either stores 82.75 lbs of grain or 68.75 lbs of grain.

Airtight lid, wide opening for easy access and on casters for easy transport.

Twitter Friend – connect with HBF on Twitter – Frank has one and says… “Perfect for grain storage. Great seal, sturdy.”

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Container, 67-Quart, Almond

All Grain Brewing Picks and ReviewsThe Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB – Review  Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler  Stainless Steel Sparge Arm Assembly – $69.99 • Great Prices on Bags of Malt  Hand Made – Michigan Hard Maple Mash Paddle for… $18.99 • 60 LB Stackable, Airtight Container for Grain Storage • 24″ Stainless Brewer’s Whisk – Extract, All Grain and WhirlpoolingReview  Rubbermaid Commercial Products Gallon Pitcher – Review • March High Flow Pump • Electric BrewEasy Brewing System

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Recent Great Deals:

75 lb Digital Grain Scale with Removable Face

Ultraship 75 Lb Electronic Digital Shipping Postal Kitchen Scale

Ultraship 75 lb capacity digital scale with removable face.  This scale is very similar to the Top Find Ultraship 55 lb scale.  Check out my Hands on Review of the Ultraship 55.

Detachable, digital readout with two foot long cord.  Tare, Hold and (programmable) Auto Off Features.  Weighs in pounds, ounces, kilograms and grams.  Can operate using batteries or an AC adapter.  Large, Blue backlit LCD Display.

The removable face on this scale makes it easy to weight larger items… like buckets of grain.  This is a great grain scale.

Some Reader Feedback – 8 Ways to Connect with HBF:

Genotype (comment on this post: “Love this scale. Use it every brew day. Haven’t been able to max it out yet, but hasn’t let me down yet.”

Twitter Follower @BraidAndBeard: “I have one of these. This thing is great.”

Ultraship 75 Lb Electronic Digital Shipping Postal Kitchen Scale

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Reader Photo: StirStarter Stir Plate

Thanks to Twitter Follower Chris (@iamChrisParks) for this photo!  Connect with HBF on Twitter – Here

StirStarter Stir Plate

Chris Says: “Thanks to @homebrewfinds for the tip, #RiteBrew had good shipping on the inexpensive stir plate!”

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  RiteBrew’s offering is the lowest price I’m aware of.

841256 StirStarter Stir Plate – $39.99

Also Consider: RiteBrew’s Bargain Bin – Fresh Wyeast Pre-Order

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Recent RiteBrew Finds:

RiteBrew Picks:

Antec TriCool Fan with 3-Speed Switch (DIY Stir Plate, Kegerator Circulation)

Antec TriCool 92mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Antec TriCool 92mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch from Antec.

Possible uses include… putting together a DIY Stir Plate and using this for a recirculating fan in your kegerator – See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan  The three speed switch may come in handy for a DIY stir plate build.  Depending on your setup, it could possibly negate the need for a speed/control potentiometer in a stir plate build.

Update from HBF Reader Dave (a comment on this post): Have used this for a stir plate setup… totally don’t need a potentiometer (speed controller) – just use the high-med-low.

Antec TriCool 92mm Cooling Fan with 3-Speed Switch

Related: 3D Printed Stir Plate Magnet Mounting-Thingy with Videos

Also Consider: Lightning Deals

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Reader Tip: 24″ Stainless Brewer’s Whisk – Extract, All Grain and Whirlpooling

Thanks to HBF Reader Tysen for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

I own this whisk.  It’s one of our Top Finds.  I think every full batch brewer should consider pickup one it.  Check out my hands on review of this whisk – Here

This whisk is great for: 1.  Stirring in extract.  It easily breaks up clumps, 2.  Stirring the mash and 3.  Starting a whirlpool.  If you’re a homebrewer, I think you should consider owning one of these babies.

Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

HBF Reader Feedback…

Jared: After following your site for quite some time now, and purchasing many items because you let me know about them, I just received the 24″ whisk. I can’t believe how awesome this thing is just by pulling it out of the shipping package! I am so excited about this I might just have to brew this weekend even though I don’t really have the time. Not only would this piece be awesome for the mash, but dissolving LME and DME and keep it off of the bottom. What a great piece of equipment and thanks for sharing it!

Aaron: I have this exact same French Whip and love it, works way better than the old mash paddle I used before. It really cuts through the grain and helps ensure no dough balls etc. Definitely recommend this above any other stirring tools I’ve used!

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