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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – back in stock, $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.

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).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

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.”

12/18/17 3 AM Central: These have gone in and out of stock recently.  I’ve posted about them twice in the past couple weeks and they have sold out each time.  As of this posting, they are back in stock at $4.83. 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

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

Also available in different colors and quantities – search san jamar interlocking bar bat on Amazon

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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats

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.

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).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

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.”

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

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

Also available in different colors and quantities – search san jamar interlocking bar bat on Amazon

More: Recent Amazon

Oversize Keg Lid O-Ring – for leaky lids – Buy 4 or More and Save

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, William’s Brewing is discounting these to $3.49 when you buy four or more.  Check product page for current 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.”

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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats

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.”

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

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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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

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

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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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