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Reader Tip: Flash Sale – $15 off $75 at eBay – works on Chugger Pump!

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

Very short eBay Flash Sale that takes $15 off of $75.  Works on lots of stuff including this pump, making it just $113.99.

Chugger Pumps CPSS-CI-1 Brewing Stainless Steel Home Brew Beer Pump 115V Center

CompareChugger Pump Stainless Steel-Center at Adventures in Homebrewing

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12 1/2 Gallon, Airtight Food Safe Container [Grain Storage] ~62 lb Capacity – $23.86

12 1/2 Gallon Container.  Airtight.  Made of FDA approved Food Safe and BPA free materials.  Clear sides to easily see contents and large opening for easy access.  Wheels for tilt and roll maneuverability.

My estimation for grain per gallon is 5 lbs of grain per gallon.  At that rate, I estimate this should 62.5 lbs or so.  That’s easily enough capacity for a 50-55 lb bag of grain.  This is an estimate.

5/23/17 2 PM Central: This highly rated container has dropped to $23.86. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Buddeez 12-1/2-Gallon Roll-Away Pet Food Dispenser

RelatedStorage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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Reader Tip & Feedback: Oxygen Regulator w/Flow Gauge

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

Medical-type Oxygen Regulator with integrated flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

The flow control/meter on this regulator allows you to know what rate of oxygen is going into your wort.  Rate + time gives you a much better idea how much oxygen is getting into your wort and allows aids in repeatability and gives you a baseline for adjustment as you see fit.

Steve [from SlapShot Brewing] Says: “We’ve been using this model in our commercial brewery for 5 years.”

Medline HCS5408M Best-Valued Oxygen Regulators, Latex Free, CGA540 Connector Type, Brass Sleeve

If you already have a homebrew-style O2 regulator consider… Oxyview Flow Meter 1 3/8″ X 7/16″/0-3 L/M

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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

Sale Extended: 15% Off Flash Sale at Home Brew Supply – Works w/Grainfather!

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

For a short time, Home Brew Supply is most things site wide (including the Grainfather!), with a few exceptions by 15% when you use promo code GIVEME15!  This is a flash sale.

Update: This was set to end yesterday, but has been extended through today.  If you missed out, here’s a second chance.

Home Brew Supplies – Sale and Specials Page

Grainfather System use promo code GIVEME15!|| Grainfather Accessories – I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds

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Reader Tip: Home Depot Deal of the Day – Coolers – Pelican, Rubbermaid, Coleman, AO

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

As their Special Buy of the Day, Home Depot is discounting a select of coolers.  Including Pelican Pro-Gear Coolers, AO Soft Vinyl Coolers, a Rubbermaid 5 gallon beverage cooler and a Coleman 2-wheeled 55 quart cooler.  Some Pelican tumblers are also included in the mix.

Some coolers could probably be converted to a mash tun (I’m thinking primarily about the Rubbermaid beverage cooler), while some models would be suitable for use as a standard cooler.

This is valid today 5/22/17 only, while supplies last.  Buy online to reserve yours and select in store pickup to skip the shipping charges.  Check Home Depot’s Special Buy of the Day Page for up to the minute selection, description and pricing.

Home Depot’s Special Buy of the Day

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Stainless Steel Keg Dry Hop Filter – $17.98 + Free Shipping

Gooday Stainless Steel 300 Micron Beer Keg Dry Hopper Filter Home Brew Hopper Spider Strainer Home Brew Pellet Hope Mesh Filter,70 x 300 mm

304 Stainless Steel Basket Beer Keg Dry Hop Filter.  300 micron mesh.  70 x 300 mm / 2.76 x 11.81 inches (Diameter x Length)

5/14/17 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $17.98. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Gooday Stainless Steel 300 Micron Beer Keg Dry Hopper Filter Home Brew Hopper Spider Strainer Home Brew Pellet Hope Mesh Filter,70 x 300 mm

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Reader Tip: 10 Stick on Thermometers – $6.99

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

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Stick-on Digital Temperature Thermometer Strips.  10 Piece.   Degree Celsius and Fahrenheit. 5.12 x 0.71 inch.  Measures 64 deg F to 93 deg F.

5/14/17 10:45 PM Central: This 10 pack is selling for just $6.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

SUKRAGRAHA Traditional Stick-on Digital Temperature Thermometer Strip Degree Celsius and Fahrenheit System Display 10 pc Black

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