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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – $4.83

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12" Length x 12" Width, Clear

12″ by 12″ interlocking bar mat by San Jamar.  These interlocking mats are versatile.  Multiple mats can be joined for larger areas and they are flexible and easy to cut to shape.  Allows for airflow under glassware.  NSF certified.

Use to aid with drying of beer glasses and homebrew gear.  Also in your kegerator or fermentation chamber to aid with airflow and circulation.

I purchased a number of these in 2015 and have since found them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).

HBF Reader Brian Says: “These are great. I lined the bottom of my new keezer with these mats. They were pretty easy to cut-to-fit with wire cutters. Saved me a mess already by keeping the kegs out of spilled beer while I figured out shanks, lines, fixed leaks and such. I pulled everything, pulled the mats and sent a child in to clean the bottom of the keezer.”

10/7/17 10 AM Central: These are selling for just $4.83. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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.

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12″ Length x 12″ Width, Clear

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Stainless Steel Cam and Groove Quick Disconnects – 15% + 5% Off

Stainless Camlock Disconnects Homebrew

I’ve used ProFlow Dynamics Quick Disconnects on my kettles, mash tun, pumps and tubing for a long time.  They have worked great for me.  I put male connectors kettles, mash tuns and pumps and use female connectors for tubing.  These are made from Stainless Steel and are available in lots of configurations.  I also take the rings and pins off of these.

These are classified by Type.  That may mean something in “commercial cam lock fitting circles”, but I was initially confused by this.  Types are akin to model numbers.  For example, Type A is Female NPT to Male Cam and Groove.

Twitter Follwer Zac (@zacbdct) Says; “My quick disconnects of choice for sure. Very handy and easy to clean.”

As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.  Using this link takes another 5% off.

Check out the full lineup – Here – Save 5% – Note: You must use this link. Discount shows in the cart.

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Update – Hands On: Brand New, 5 Gallon Keg from Adventures in Homebrewing

Adventures in Homebrewing Keg

A while back Adventures in Homebrewing introduced brand new 5 gallon ball lock keg made to their specifications.  It’s marked down to… $75.  That’s a stellar deal for a brand new ball lock,  I purchased one to give it a try.

Ball Lock, Stainless Steel, Double Rubber Handles.  Specs say these are 25″ tall and 8.5″ in diameter.  NSF and ISO 9001 Certified. Continue reading

Oversize Keg Lid O-Ring – for leaky lids

Oversize Keg Lid O-Ring from William’s Brewing.

About, from William’s: “Unlike standard lid O rings which have a .280″ cross section, our exclusive Oversize O Ring has a slightly larger (.310″) diameter, and is molded from softer rubber, for a more positive seal at low dispensing pressures. An ideal fix for an older keg with a leaky lid, or for any keg that needs to be pressurized before filling to achieve an airtight seal. Fits all brands of kegs, pin-lock or ball-lock, with a 3 by 3.5” clamp down oval lid. ”

As of this posting, this is selling for $3.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price and availability.

From HBF Reader David Says: “I have some of these for some Pin lock kegs that I used ball lock lids on that wouldn’t seal up. They are now some of my tightest lids and are great.”

Facebook Friend [Connect with HBF on Facebook] Gus Says: “These things are awesome. Fixed a keg that was headed for the scrap pile. All my kegs rock these.”

OVERSIZE KEG LID SEALING ‘O’ RING

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Variable Speed Fan Controller

VFSC Variable Fan Speed Controller.  Three settings – full, variable and off.  When variable is selected speed is controlled with knob.  6 ft. – 120 volt power cord and up to 15 amps.

Possible homebrewing uses: Control a DIY stir plate or control a kegerator recirculating fan.  Make sure the specs on this match your intended use.

HBF Reader Matt Says… “I’m using this exact device to control in inline fan off the hood over my brew kettle. It works fantastic.”

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

uno VFSC Variable Fan Speed Controller

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6.9 Cu Ft Deep Freeze – $158 @ Home Depot + Reader Feedback

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6.9 Cubic Ft Deep Freeze from Home Depot.  You could use this to put together a Kegerator [See: Kegerator Tips & Gear] or a temp controlled fermentation chamber.

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Magic Chef 6.9 Cubic Ft Freezer (model HMCF7W2) from Home Depot marked down to $158 as a Special Buy.  In store pickup at your local Home Depot is free.  Includes storage basket.

Feedback from HBF Reader Brian: “I bought one of these to be my keezer. Important to note: you can put 4 5gal ball-lock kegs staggered in the bottom and one 2.5 or 3gal on the hump, or two if you put your gas on outside. I mounted my taps on the hump side to give easy clearance to get all the kegs in/out.”

Magic Chef 6.9 cu. ft. Chest Freezer in White – $158 + Free In Store Pickup

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Ball Lock Keg Jumper Post – Clean Draft Lines… $5.99 – Back in Stock

BALL LOCK KEG QD JUMPER POST FOR CLEANING

via Brew Hardware.  This custom fitting is designed to allow you to connect two ball lock QDs together for the purpose of cleaning your draft lines more quickly and easily.

About this fitting

from Brew Hardware: “Maybe this is a strange idea but that’s how we roll. This custom made fitting allows you to connect a liquid ball lock coupler/disconnect to both sides. It’s made so that the poppet is depressed to get full flow through both lines. Why?  If you’ve got a multiple faucet kegerator, you’re probably used to cleaning your lines one tap at a time. There are a lot of different ways to run cleaner through the lines whether it be pumping, or maybe even dispensing BLC or other cleaners through by pressurizing a spare keg. The BEST way to clean lines is to use a pump because cleaner in motion works better than static. Here’s how we do it. We use a chugger pump fed from a spare pot or cooler and the output of the pump goes into the first faucet (simply clamp the hose on to the nozzle). The serving line goes to this ball lock jumper fitting, then into the serving line of the next faucet. On the outside of this faucet you can either run it back into your cleaner reservoir or continue to daisy chain to as many faucets as you have.

The beauty of this method is that you don’t have to take your disconnects off the lines or take them apart for cleaning. The cleaner goes through everything. You can also use it with only one QD attached which would then just hold the poppet open for you.” [keep reading]

 

HBF Reader [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Josh Says: “I use two of these, along with my Mark II Keg Washer, and silicone tubing between my Perlick faucets, to make a loop through all three of my taps in order to recirculate BLC for a good 30 – 60 minutes. Works great!”

We’ve featured these a couple times in the past and both times they have sold out relatively quickly.  They are back in stock and available to order as of this posting.

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BALL LOCK KEG QD JUMPER POST FOR CLEANING – $6.99 $5.99

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