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Make Brew Day Easier! 440 lb Capacity Electric Hoist & Free BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet Download


Thank you to HBF Reader Joey [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] for a picture of this hoist in action!  Here it is lifting a BIAB Bag with about 70 lbs of grain.  Check out the product page on Amazon to see a stock image of this hoist with a full description of specs and what’s included.

Goplus Lift Electric Hoist Garage Auto Shop Electric Wire Hoist Overhead Lift w/Remote Control (440LBS)

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

  • Heavy Duty And Durable High strength carbon steel line cable, braided, anti twist. Cable length of 39ft, diameter is 1/8″. Rugged steel shell and mounting hanging clamp brackets, with reliable hardware, makes our mini electric wire host strong and durable enough to withstand heavy use.
  • Sheaved Pulley Lift Hook For Dual Line Operation2 heavy duty weighted lift hook, maximum load capacity ups to 220lbs each, 440lbs total. Lift speed of 26ft per minute of single hook, 13ft per minute of double. Max lift height of 39ft of single, 20ft of double hooks.
  • High Quality Cooper Motor ETL Approved grade, features good heat dissipation ability. It provides strong power with relative low electricity consumption.
  • Built-in Safety Braking Mechanism With easy operate remote control panel, fully automatic hoist, requires no hand cranking. Item features automatic brake function with build-in safety braking mechanism and thermal protection device to ensure safety.
  • Easy to Operate It comes with all necessary mountings. Simply assembled then ready to use. Compact construction, lightweight, easy operation, perfect for lifting small engines, transmissions, large shop tools, or building supplies in factories, warehouses and cargo berth.

 

Some notes from Joey, the pictured bag is a 20 lb custom Brew in a Bag via brewinabag.com.  Joey says that the included hook is small, so he obtained 440 lb capacity carabiner at a local hardware store.

Goplus Lift Electric Hoist Garage Auto Shop Electric Wire Hoist Overhead Lift w/Remote Control (440LBS)


Also:  BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing | All Grain Tips & Gear

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

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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.

Make Brew Day Easier! 440 lb Capacity Electric Hoist & Free BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet Download


Thank you to HBF Reader Joey [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] for a picture of this hoist in action!  Here it is lifting a BIAB Bag with about 70 lbs of grain.  Check out the product page on Amazon to see a stock image of this hoist with a full description of specs and what’s included.

Goplus Lift Electric Hoist Garage Auto Shop Electric Wire Hoist Overhead Lift w/Remote Control (440LBS)

More Info

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

  • Heavy Duty And Durable High strength carbon steel line cable, braided, anti twist. Cable length of 39ft, diameter is 1/8″. Rugged steel shell and mounting hanging clamp brackets, with reliable hardware, makes our mini electric wire host strong and durable enough to withstand heavy use.
  • Sheaved Pulley Lift Hook For Dual Line Operation2 heavy duty weighted lift hook, maximum load capacity ups to 220lbs each, 440lbs total. Lift speed of 26ft per minute of single hook, 13ft per minute of double. Max lift height of 39ft of single, 20ft of double hooks.
  • High Quality Cooper Motor ETL Approved grade, features good heat dissipation ability. It provides strong power with relative low electricity consumption.
  • Built-in Safety Braking Mechanism With easy operate remote control panel, fully automatic hoist, requires no hand cranking. Item features automatic brake function with build-in safety braking mechanism and thermal protection device to ensure safety.
  • Easy to Operate It comes with all necessary mountings. Simply assembled then ready to use. Compact construction, lightweight, easy operation, perfect for lifting small engines, transmissions, large shop tools, or building supplies in factories, warehouses and cargo berth.

 

Some notes from Joey, the pictured bag is a 20 lb custom Brew in a Bag via brewinabag.com.  Joey says that the included hook is small, so he obtained 440 lb capacity carabiner at a local hardware store.

Goplus Lift Electric Hoist Garage Auto Shop Electric Wire Hoist Overhead Lift w/Remote Control (440LBS)


Also:  BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing | All Grain Tips & Gear

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

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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.

50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity]

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity]

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity]

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

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

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity]

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

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

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity]

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

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

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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Reader Tip: 50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity]

Thanks to HBF Reader Eric for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

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

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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Hands on Review: 6″ x 4″ Budget Magnetic “Drip Tray”

Here’s a hands on look at the CMS Magnetics Magnetic Tool Tray Tool Organizer for use a magnetic drip tray.

Note: This is not intended by the manufacturer to be used as a kegerator drip tray.  It is a magnetic tool organizer tray.  This is the 6″x 4″ size, but other sizes are available.  Search: cms magnetics tool tray on Amazon

Some use this as an economy drip tray.  It is magnetic so you can mount it to a freezer or refrigerator based kegerator.   Credit for this idea goes to /u/laserwash2000 on reddit r/homebrewing.

Top down view of the tray

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How To: Step by Step Making a Magnetic Drip Tray

Pictured: Update International DTS-419 Rectangular Stainless Steel Drip Tray, 19 by 4-Inch – via Amazon

Step by Step instructions for making a magnetic drip try for your Kegerator or Keezer

By: HBF Reader Andrew Cunje

Materials:

  • 19″ Drip Tray – via Amazon
  • 4′ of 6x.5 Poplar Wood (actual width is 5.5″)
  • 1’4″ of  6×1 Poplar Wood (actual width is 5.5″) Note: A thicker wood will suffice for this…remember the longer the wood extends down from the joint, the less likely the magnetic bond will break from the leverage applied to the edge of the drip tray.)
  • 4-5ft of Decorative Trim of your choice (Sold in lengths of 8′)
  • MUST BE 1.25-1.5 inch trim. I used 1.5 which I highly recommend.
  • 3/4″ mounting screws (for magnets) or Epoxy/Gorilla Glue
  • 1″ wood screws
  • Brad/Finishing Nails
  • 1 large old skewl hard drive magnets (Bigger with Mounting Holes than newer drives) (Alternative: rare earth neodymium magnets that are .5″ thick (Approximately 8); these can be stacked if you can only find .25″ magnets)
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Putty (Optional)
  • Wood Stain (Optional)
  • Tennis Racket Grip Tap (Or an old yellow rubber glove). Anything rubbery and tacky to increase friction against the fridge.

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