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62 Quart Stainless Kettle

Bayou Classic 1060 - 62 Quart Kettle

62 quarts/15.5 Gallons.  Stainless kettle and lid.  20 gauge SS.  Measures 15-1/4 by 15-1/4 by 18-3/4 inches.

HBF Reader Jason Says: “I’ve been brewing 5 gallon batches on the 44 quart version of this pot and looking to upgrade for 10 gal batches. I absolutely love my Bayou Classic pot! Solid construction with no flexing and it’s stainless, so it cleans up easily and will essentially last for decades with good care. It was super easy to install the ball valve with a step drill bit and it’s one of the most affordable SS pots on the market without being made of cheap, thin metal.”

Bayou Classic 1060 62-Quart Stainless-Steel Stockpot

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Portable Kegging Kits on Sale at Keg Connection

Portable Kegging Kits on Sale at Keg Connection

Portable Kegging Kits on Sale at Keg Connection

Keg Connection has three portable keg dispensing setups marked down.  They start at $89.95 and contain everything to serve your keg on the go.  Choose from Sanke/Commercial and Homebrew options.  The Keg Kit in a Can Kit packs everything into a 50mm Ammo Can.  These bundle with flat rate shipping.

Twitter friend Dan Says… “Thank You Keg Connection for awesome dual 5gal keg setup. Great price! Great service! @homebrewfinds should spread the word about you. #homebrew”  Will do!

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Reader Tip: 16 Gallon Brew Kettles at Overstock

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Bayou Classic Stainless Steel 16-gallon 4-piece Brew Kettle

16 Gallon Brew Kettle at Overstock

16 gallon stainless steel brew kettle with lid, thermometer and ball valve.  Includes Gallon and quart calibration and the interior port is 1/2″ NPT.  That means you can add a kettle screen or pickup tube.

Aaron says… “Overstock has great prices on 16 gal brew kettles with valve, thermometer, and other stuff for only 199, PLUS free shipping! They also have other sizes for better prices than I have seen.  I’ve been using these kettles now for a few years and they are really the best deal around.  I would recommend replacing the ball valve, but as it already comes with the 1/2″ NPT bulkhead, that is a cheap upgrade.”

Bayou Classic Stainless Steel 16-gallon 4-piece Brew Kettle – $199

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First Looks: Anova Touch Screen Heat Stick and Circulator

Review Anova Sous Vide for Homebrew

First Looks: Anova Touch Screen Heat Stick

Here’s a first look at Anova’s Precision Sous Vide Immersion Circulator.  This Anova Precision Immersion Circulator is 1,000 Watts, heats 4 to 6 gallons of water to 99 deg C (nearly boiling), mounts to the side of your kettle with a built in clamp, has a touch screen control for both temp and time (either F or C) and has a built in recirculating pump for keep consistent temps.  Everything that goes into the water is stainless steel, and it can be disassembled for cleaning.

Brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.

Features:

  • 360 degree directional pump for maximum circulation
  • Touch screen display with °C & °F readouts
  • User-Adjustable temperature calibration
  • All stainless steel (wetted parts)
  • Easy disassembly for cleaning

Review Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewA look at that Anova and included manual in the boxReview Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewThe Anova Precision Sous Vide Immersion CirculatorReview Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewSetup and control is easy via the integrated touch screen.  This screen is for setting the option heat time.Review Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewSetting the temperatureReview Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewIt’s worth noting that although there is a time setting, it is not required.

Review Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewInstalled. This has an integrated mounting clamp that secures the heat stick to the side of the kettle.

Review Anova Sous Vide for Homebrew

You can see the water rippling from the flow of the Anova’s integrated circulator

Review Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewI completed a quick heating test with about 5 gallons of water in a 6-ish gallon kettle.  The water started out at 73 deg F.

Review Anova Sous Vide for Homebrew
The 5 gallons gained about 65 degrees in 51 minutes.

Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator – 120V Circulator Cooker (Black)

A newer version is also available…
Anova Culinary Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator (Black)

Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Heating up Strike Water

from Twitter Follower Danny – “I have successfully heated up to 9.5G of water to 160F in my MT with this. Highly recommend” – photo on right click to enlarge.

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Reader Feedback: 4 Pack of Beach and Pool Friendly IPA Cups – $15 Shipped

4-Pack of Plastic IPA Craft Beer Cups

4 Pack of rugged and shatterproof IPA cups.  17 oz capacity.  BPA Free.  Since these are plastic they are beach and pool friend.  No worrying about broken glass.

  • 4 pack IPA cups
  • 17oz Capacity
  • BPA free
  • Rugged and Shatterproof

At $15 with free priority shipping these figure to $3.75 each.  Note that these are not dishwasher safe.  See feedback below.

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from HBF Reader Tony:

I have these. I was excited to see the shape and bought them without much hesitation. After my order went through, I started to think about drinking out of plastic cups (I have a very nice lexan pint glass that imparts no flavor) and had a bit of buyer’s remorse, thinking I was stupid to buy these.

After they arrived (very quick shipping) I was glad to see they were very nicely made, and they impart no plastic flavor/smell. We have used them for about 1 month and plop them into the top rack of the dishwasher and they still look new. Amazed they are holding up so well and are exactly what I wanted to the beach and camping.

Highly recommended.

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Reader Tip: Touch Screen Heat Stick with Recirculation

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The Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator is designed for… Sous Vide.  The gist of that cooking method is vacuum sealing food and then boiling.  It’s supposed to be amazing, though I’ve never tried it.

Homebrewing with Anova One

via the manufacturer’s website Anova Culinary

This Immersion Circulator is 1,000 Watts, heats 4 to 6 gallons of water to 99 deg C (nearly boiling), has a touch screen control for both temp and time (either F or C) and has a built in recirculating pump for keep consistent temps.  Everything that goes into the water is stainless steel, and it can be disassembled for cleaning.

Brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash) and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.

 

Features:

  • 360 degree directional pump for maximum circulation
  • Touch screen display with °C & °F readouts
  • User-Adjustable temperature calibration
  • All stainless steel (wetted parts)
  • Easy disassembly for cleaning

 

Purchased

I picked one of these up!

Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator – 120V Circulator Cooker (Black)

Also… Here’s is the manual for the Anova One

Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Heating up Strike Water

from Twitter Follower Danny – here – “I have successfully heated up to 9.5G of water to 160F in my MT with this. Highly recommend” – photo on right click to enlarge.

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Recent Amazon Finds:

4 Pack of Beach and Pool Friendly IPA Cups – $15 Shipped

4-Pack of Plastic IPA Craft Beer Cups

4 Pack of rugged and shatterproof IPA cups.  17 oz capacity.  BPA Free.  Since these are plastic they are beach and pool friend.  No worrying about broken glass.

  • 4 pack IPA cups
  • 17oz Capacity
  • BPA free
  • Rugged and Shatterproof

At $15 with free priority shipping these figure to $3.75 each.

Here – Also Consider: Spiegelau IPA Glasses

from HBF Reader – 8 Ways to Connect – Tony (a comment on this post):

I have these. I was excited to see the shape and bought them without much hesitation. After my order went through, I started to think about drinking out of plastic cups (I have a very nice lexan pint glass that imparts no flavor) and had a bit of buyer’s remorse, thinking I was stupid to buy these.

After they arrived (very quick shipping) I was glad to see they were very nicely made, and they impart no plastic flavor/smell. We have used them for about 1 month and plop them into the top rack of the dishwasher and they still look new. Amazed they are holding up so well and are exactly what I wanted to the beach and camping.

Highly recommended.

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