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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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Reader Project and Photos: 3D Printed Stir Plate

Thanks to HBF Reader Andy for details on this build!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

3D Printed Stir Plate

Andy put together a stir plate using the HBF Magnet Mounting Thingy, The AC Infinity AI-120SCX Speed Control Fan Kit and 1/2″ by 1/8″ Neodymimum Rare Earth Magnets.

3D Printed Stir Plate

Check out the build on Andy’s Blog.

Also… stay tuned, I’m putting final touches on the design files for a complete 3D printed stir plate using this fan.

The AC Infinity AI-120SCX has a great feature set for putting together a stir plate.  It’s large, already wired for AC and has a speed control.  I’m also looking for a traditional (non 3D printed) build using this fan.  If you’ve done something, let me know.

BYKES 10 Neodymium Super Strong Extremly Powerful Rare Earth Refrigerator Magnets 1/2 x 1/8 Inch Disc N48

SEOH Magnetic Stir Bar Plain PTFE 6 x 25mm New

XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer

Stir Plate Magnet Mounting-Thingy STL files on thingiverse

HBF Magnet Mounting Thingy now available for purchase on Shapeways

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Update: Target (In Store) Propane Burner, Kettle and Basket Combo for $29.95 – YMMV

Turkey Fryer - 3 in 1 Multi-Use

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

Tom Says: “I found this on clearance at my local Target for $29.95. 38k btus”

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary on this one.  Price and availability will depend on location.

Update: I was contacted by another reader, Michael.  Michael said that his local Target has this combo, but it is marked at regular price.  HIs local store said that if he could provide information on the markdown at another store, they would match the price.  I got with Tom and asked.  Tom said he hadn’t actually purchased it, but had seen it.  So… Tom went out and purchased it and provided this.  Whammo!  Thanks again Tom!  You get the HBF “Above and Beyond Award”!

Target Discounted Propane Burner

Check it out – Here

Also Consider: Brinkmann 815-4001-S Turkey Fryer · Bayou Classic SP1 Jet Cooker

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Target (In Store) Propane Burner, Kettle and Basket Combo for $29.95 – YMMV

Turkey Fryer - 3 in 1 Multi-Use

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

Tom Says: “I found this on clearance at my local Target for $29.95. 38k btus”

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary on this one.  Price and availability will depend on location.

Update: I was contacted by another reader, Michael.  Michael said that his local Target has this combo, but it is marked at regular price.  HIs local store said that if he could provide information on the markdown at another store, they would match the price.  I got with Tom and asked.  Tom said he hadn’t actually purchased it, but had seen it.  So… Tom went out and purchased it and provided this.  Whammo!  Thanks again Tom!

Target Discounted Propane Burner

Check it out – Here

Also Consider: Brinkmann 815-4001-S Turkey Fryer · Bayou Classic SP1 Jet Cooker

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Periodic Table of Beer Styles Poster + Reader Photo

Thanks to Twitter Follower Aaron for a picture of this poster!  Got a photo of a great find you found on Homebrew Finds?  Send us an email

Periodic Table of Beer Styles Poster

36″ x 24″ Periodic Table of Beer Styles Poster.

NMR 24155 Periodic Table of Beer Styles Decorative Poster

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Reader Tip: Igloo Kegerator – $159 In Store @ Home Depot – YMMV

Thanks to HBF Reader Daniel and Adam for this tip!

Home Depot KegeratorThanks to Daniel for this photo – taken in NE Ohio

Apparently some Home Depots have discounted an Igloo model of Kegerator (maybe this one?) by quite a bit.  Reports have it at $159.  Daniel’s photo shows it at $199, but apparently it’s discounted an additional 20% through a clearance appliance sale.  This is a YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) sort of thing.

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First Looks: Brand New, 5 Gallon Keg from AIH – On Sale for $75

Adventures in Homebrewing Keg

Adventures in Homebrewing recently-ish introduced a brand new 5 gallon ball lock keg.  Check it out – Here.  They recently put those on sale for… $75.  That’s a stellar deal for a brand new ball lock, so I… picked one up.  These are stainless steel and in the process of being NSF Certified.  Although, this first run did not get the stamp – guessing that may be why they’re clearing these out at $75.

Ball Lock, Stainless Steel, Double Rubber Handles.  Specs say these are 25″ tall and 8.5″ in diameter.

Here’s a first look…

Adventures in Homebrewing Keg ReviewA look at the top of the keg

Adventures in Homebrewing Keg ReviewStamp on the side of the side of the keg reads… Max WP 130 PSI [900 kpa], Cap 5 US GAL [19].  Guessing WP = working pressure,

Adventures in Homebrewing Keg ReviewBottom of the keg

Adventures in Homebrewing Keg ReviewThere was a little bit of what I would call rubber residue.  Not a lot, but some.  Guessing this will wear or scrub off.  Maybe this is common for brand new kegs, I’ve never owned one before this.

Adventures in Homebrewing Ball Lock KegfInside of the keg.  Looks great.

Adventures in Homebrewing Ball Lock Keg PartsParts and pieces.  Left side is liquid, right side is gas.  The lid oring is white.  If I had to guess, I’d say it’s a white silicone.  It doesn’t feel like Buna-N.

Adventures in Homebrewing Ball Lock KegLiquid drip tube

Adventures in Homebrewing Ball Lock KegfClose up on the gas side

Adventures in Homebrewing Ball Lock KegfThe keg uses universal style poppets.

Adventures in Homebrewing Ball Lock KegClose up of the lid.

I’ve just had this keg part of today.  First Impressions are great.  I’ll say at this point, that this is the nicest 5 gallon keg I’ve owned.  At it’s current sale price of $75, I’d call it a stellar value.  Shipping is additional.  Play around with different quantities as minimum shipping charges make those costs a bit odd.  It usually doesn’t cost much more to ship a second, third or forth keg.

From  Facebook Friend Michael… “Have one from their Black Friday sale and am very happy with it. It’s a Steal!”

Check it out – Here

Reader Photos…

B6sz-YJIgAABwFnThanks to Twitter Follower @dseibel88 for this picture!

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