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Reader Tip: 6 Cu Ft Igloo Kegerator – $298 from Home Depot

Thanks to Facebook Friend John for this tip!  Connect with HBF on Facebook - Here

6.0 cu. ft. Beer Keg Dispenser

Igloo model FRB200 Kegerator from Home Depot.  This setup gets you everything you need for dispensing a commercial keg of beer.  Swap out the fittings to convert to homebrew kegs.  It’s selling for $298.  That’s a $100 savings.  Pickup at your local Home Depot is free.

Tips and Gear for Your Kegerator:

Pinned: Super Brewer Sale · 30 Gal Kettle · Temp Controlled Conicals · littleBits?

BeerSmith 2.2… $18.99 + Quick Electronic Delivery • Limited Supply: Hop Grab Bags

Reader Tips – 2 Coolers at Target

Thanks to HBF Readers Brian and John for these tips!

Cooler Mash Tuns

Two cooler deals at Target.com.  Both Ship for free.  Use either to make dandy mash tuns or HLTs.  I use the 10 gallon Igloo Seat Top.  I like it very much.  The set top lid means it works with thermometer like ThermoWorks ChefAlarm.  See - Hands On: ChefAlarm Thermometer and Timer

Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Cooler with Cup Dispenser – $39.99

Coleman Xtreme Cooler – Blue (70 qt.) – $32.99

Also Consider: Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Beverage dispenser with spigot and Cup Dispenser

Pinned: Super Brewer Sale · 30 Gal Kettle · Temp Controlled Conicals · littleBits?

BeerSmith 2.2… $18.99 + Quick Electronic Delivery • Limited Supply: Hop Grab Bags

Recent Great Deals:

Reader Tip: 25 Quart Sterilizer

Thanks to HBF Reader Stephen for this tip!  Stephen says: “This would be great if you are running a yeast bank.”

All-American Electric 25 Quart 1650 Watts/13.75 amps Sterilizer

25 Quart Electric Sterilizer.  Possible uses: Sterile water for yeast washing, storage and propagation, can starter wort, sterilize (not just sanitize) equipment.

Features:

  • Metal-To-Metal Seal; no costly gasket to replace
  • Ideal for doctors, dentists, first aid stations, hospitals, and laboratories for dependable sterilization.
  • Inner container capacity: 14.5 Quarts / 13.7 Liters
  • Equipped with dial gauge, control valve, excess pressure relief valve, and overpressure plug
  • UL Approved

All-American Electric 25 Quart 1650 Watts/13.75 amps Sterilizer

Also Consider: Lightning Deals

Amazon 12 Days of Deals

Pinned: Super Brewer Sale · 30 Gal Kettle · Temp Controlled Conicals · littleBits?

BeerSmith 2.2… $18.99 + Quick Electronic Delivery • Limited Supply: Hop Grab Bags

Recent Amazon Finds:

Reader Tip: Digital Folder Probe Thermometer… $6.99 @ Lowes

Thanks to HBF Reader Ted for this tip!

Master Forge Digital Probe Meat Thermometer

Master Forge Digital Probe Meat Thermometer via lows.  Folding stainless probe, backlit LCD display.  Uses AAA batteries.  In store pickup at your local Lowes is free.  Check it out – Here

Also Consider: CDN DTQ450XReview – Includes Accuracy and Response Time Tests

Pinned: Super Brewer Sale · 30 Gal Kettle · Temp Controlled Conicals · littleBits?

BeerSmith 2.2… $18.99 + Quick Electronic Delivery • Limited Supply: Hop Grab Bags

Recent Great Deals:

Reader Tip: FoodSaver V2222 via Woot – $59.99

Thanks to HBF Readers John and Sean for this tip!

FoodSaver V2222

Woot has FoodSaver’s V2222 Vacuum Sealer along with a selection of bags and roles and an accessory hose (allows you to seal mason jars and other containers) for $59.99.

Check it out – Here

Why would you want a FoodSaver for homebrewing?
Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags or using the mason jar attachment.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

Pinned: Super Brewer Sale · 30 Gal Kettle · Temp Controlled Conicals · littleBits?

BeerSmith 2.2… $18.99 + Quick Electronic Delivery • Limited Supply: Hop Grab Bags

Recent Great Deals:

Lasko My Heat Ceramic Heater – $16.99

Thanks to HBF Reader Eddie for this tip!

Lasko 106 My Heat Personal Ceramic Heater, Purple

Lasko 106 “My Heat” Ceramic Heater.  Some use similar heaters as a heat source to aid with fermentation temperature.

Note: Always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

Features:

  • Energy smart- uses only 200-watt
  • Safe ceramic heater with over-heat protection and cool-touch housing
  • Designed to heat your personal space, not the entire room
  • Fully assembled, 6.1″ tall
  • ETL listed
  • Fully assembled

Lasko 106 My Heat Personal Ceramic Heater, Purple

Also Consider: Lightning Deals

Amazon 12 Days of Deals

Pinned: Super Brewer Sale · 30 Gal Kettle · Temp Controlled Conicals · littleBits?

BeerSmith 2.2… $18.99 + Quick Electronic Delivery • Limited Supply: Hop Grab Bags

Recent Amazon Finds:

Reader Tip: Home Depot – 6.9 Cu Ft Deep Freeze… $148

Thanks to an anonymous HBF Reader for this tip!

6.9 cu. ft. Chest Freezer in White Magic Chef HMCF7W2

Reader Feedback on this deep freeze: Marcel says… “this will fit four ball lock kegs on the bottom platform.  Four is a tight fit.”  Reader John says… “If you add on a 2 x 8 collar, it will fit 6 kegs”

This Magic Chef 6.9 Cubic Ft Freezer (model HMCF7W2) from Home Depot is on sale for $148.  In store pickup at your local Home Depot is free.  Includes storage basket.  We’ve tracked this since November of 2012.  The current sale matches the lowest price we’ve seen on this deep freeze.

Magic Chef 6.8 cu. ft. Chest Freezer in White - $148 + Free In Store Pickup

Tips and Gear for Your Kegerator:

Pinned: Super Brewer Sale · 30 Gal Kettle · Temp Controlled Conicals · littleBits?

BeerSmith 2.2… $18.99 + Quick Electronic Delivery • Limited Supply: Hop Grab Bags