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Reader Tip: Home Depot – 6.9 Cu Ft Deep Freeze… $168

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

Home Depot’ has this 6.9 cu ft Magic Chef Deep freeze (model HMCF7W2) for $168.  Includes a storage basket.  Order online and ship to store is free.

Previous 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”

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Magic Chef 6.9 cu. ft. Chest Freezer in White – $168 + Free In Store Pickup

Reader Tip: Lavatools Thermowand Thermometer

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Ultra Fast & Accurate, High-Performing Digital Food/BBQ Thermometer - Lavatools Thermowand

The Thermowand is NSF approved – that means it is certified to meet commercial food safety standards, 4 second stated response time and a +- .9 deg F accuracy.  It is splash resistant, has a integrated magnetic refrigerator attachment and has a lifetime warranty.

Ultra Fast & Accurate, High-Performing Digital Food/Meat Thermometer – Lavatools Javelin/Thermowand (Chipotle)

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Reader Tip: 55 Quart Airtight Grain Storage

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Remington Airtight Pet Food Storage

Remington 55 Quart/13.75 gallon airtight storage bin.  4 casters for easy mobility.  Built in handle and lid latch.  BPA free.  Clear sides you can see level of contents.

Two 5 gallon buckets hold about 50 lbs of grain.  This is 13.75 gallons so it should hold a full bag of grain+.

Remington Airtight Pet Food Storage, 55-Quart

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Reader Tip: 40 Plate Chiller – $69 Shipped

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40 plate heat exchanger

40 Plate Heat Exchanger with 3/4″ NPT Ports.  Copper Brazed.  5.17 Square feet of surface area
437F High temp / – 320F Low temp.

This is selling for just $69 with free shipping.

40 Plate Heat Exchanger – $69 + Free Shipping

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Reader Tip: 48 Quart Chest Cooler at Dick’s Sporting Goods

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Coleman 48 Quart Chest Cooler

Dick’s Sporting Goods has this 48 quart chest freezer marked down to just $19.99.  This is the same style of cooler used in the AHA’s Mash Tun Build.

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Reader Tip: Reusable Fine Mesh Bags for Specialty Grains and Hops

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Premium Quality - Almond Milk Bag - XL - 13 " X 13 " - Smoothie Strainer - Food Strainer - Cold Brew Coffee Maker- Free Recipes Included - Reusable - Filter Bag - Strainer Fine Mesh - Professional Industry - Largest on Amazon - Zimtal

13″ by 13″ fine mesh bag.  Guaranteed for 1 year.  According to the description replacement bags are sent with free shipping.  75 micron professional food grade nylon.

Pete says [Also: Reader Feedback Tag]: “I typically brew extract and use these bags for both the steeping grains and also for hop adds.  They do fine in the boil and are really strong.”

Premium Quality – Almond Milk Bag – XL – 13 ” X 13 “

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Reader Tip: 8 lbs PBW

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PBW by Five Star- 8 lbs.

8 lbs Five Star PBW Powdered Brewery Wash.  Oxygen based cleaner.  PBW is my go to homebrewing cleanser.

PBW by Five Star- 8 lbs

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