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Reader Tip: Converted 10 Gallon Mash Tun with Thermometer – $165.99 + Free Shipping via Wal-Mart

Thanks to Facebook Friend John for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Quick Fit 10 Gallon Igloo Mash Tun with Stainless Steel False Bottom, Stainless Steel Valve and 3" Dial Probe Thermometer

10 Gallon Converted Mash Tun with stainless false bottom and built in thermometer via Wal-Mart.

  • 10 Gallon Mash Tun
  • All Metal is 304 or 316 Stainless Steel

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

As of this posting, Wal-Mart has this for just $165.99.  For some pricing clarity, check out this Mash Tun from MoreBeer – for comparison purposes, these aren’t identical.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses. This is a great deal.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Quick Fit 10 Gallon Igloo Mash Tun with Stainless Steel False Bottom, Stainless Steel Valve and 3″ Dial Probe Thermometer

 

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Reader Tip: Mangrove Jack’s M44 West Coast Yeast – from $4.44 per pack + free shipping

Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Mangrove Jack's M44 WEST COAST ALE $4.44 Ea@10 Pack Dry Beer Brewing Yeast 10 Gr

Mangrove Jack’s M44 US West Coast Ale Yeast.  I’ve been using M44 for beers that I would normally use US-05 with great results.  This has become my go to dry yeast for pale ales and IPAs.

About, from Mangrove Jack’s strain guide (link below): “A top-fermenting ale strain suitable for American style ales. This yeast produces an exceptionally clean flavor, ideal for when you want the hop character to really punch through.”

More Info

STRAIN CLASSIFICATION: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE RANGE: 64 – 73°F (18 – 23°C)
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS: (5- high, 1- low)
ATTENUATION: (77 – 85%)
FLOCCULATION RATE: 4
COMPACTION: 3
VIABLE YEAST CELLS: >5 x 109 cells per gram
DRY WEIGHT: 93 – 96%
WILD YEAST: <1 per 106 cells
TOTAL BACTERIA: <1 per 106 cells
GMO STATUS: GMO Free

AROMA CHARACTERISTICS:

A very neutral strain even when fermented in higher gravity worts and warmer
temperatures. Tangy citrus and pine hops aromas will be enhanced, as well as toasted
and dark malt aromas..

FLAVOR/MOUTHFEEL CHARACTERISTICS:

Beers fermented with this strain will finish dry and crisp. This strain is at its best in
hop prominent American style ales. Very light ales may turn out a bit stripped, thin or
astringent if care is not taken with the mash temperature and avoiding over-extraction.
Acidity is moderately high, boosting hop flavors and creating a clipped finish.

HIGHER ALCOHOL BEERS:

Remaining very neutral, this strain excels in strong ales with simple malt bills. Alcohol
will be a d… “A top fermenting ale strain suitable for American style ales. This yeast produces an exceptionally clean flavour, ideal for when you want the hop character to really punch through.  Suitable for American style pale ale, American double IPA, American style imperial stout and more.”

 

As if this posting, this is eBay offering features several counts of M44.  From 1 to 10.  The 10 counts is $44.40 or $4.44 per pack.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free. Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Mangrove Jack’s M44 WEST COAST ALE $4.44 Ea@10 Pack Dry Beer Brewing Yeast 10 Gr

Related: Mangrove Jack’s Craft Series Strain Guide | Mangrove Jacks Yeast @ William’s

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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Mangrove Jack’s Dry Yeast at William’s Brewing

50′ Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller

Thanks to HBF Reader Jeff for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Super Efficient 3/8" x 50' Stainless Steel Wort Chiller50′ Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller.  50′ x 3/8″.  Made of thin stainless tubing for better heat transfer.  Coils can be adjusted to increase efficiency of the cooling process.  24″ height, 9’5″ diameter coil.  Includes 12′ vinyl tubing.  SS clamps solidify structure and allow you to adjust coil spacing.

Use to chill your wort down to pitching temperature.

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Super Efficient 3/8″ x 50′ Stainless Steel Wort Chiller

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Keg WaSsher from Ss Brewtech – CIP Keg Washer – Pre-Order at MoreBeer

Thanks to Facebook Friend [connect with HBF on Facebook] Sean for the heads up on this one!

Keg WaSsher from Ss Brewtech via MoreBeer

About, via MoreBeer: “Another great invention coming out of Ss Brewtech, the Keg WaSsher! This is a hands free, clean in place keg washer that will make cleaning kegs one of the easiest steps of the brewing process. Gone are the days of disassembling your keg to clean it.

The cleaning process is pretty simple. Just take the keg lid off, attach the keg washer, attach both ball lock QDs, stick the whole thing upside down in a bucket full of sanitizer, turn on the pump and your keg is clean.

The Keg WaSsher is designed to fit in a standard 5 gallon bucket. It also only uses 2 gallons of cleaning solution resulting in less chemical waste and evironmental impact. If you want to get fancy, you can set up a wash station with 3 buckets to perform an initial cleaning, fresh water rinse, and sanitizer. All you have to do is lift the whole apparatus from one bucket to the next!”

Features:

  • Hands free operation
  • Chemical resistant submersible pump
  • Attaches to common ball-lock Cornelius-style kegs w/ removable lids
  • Powerful CIP spray ball
  • Entire assembly fits in 5-gallon bucket
  • Cleans inside of keg and ports simultaneously
  • Easily attaches/detaches from kegs
  • Perform clean, rinse, and sanitize steps all with the same unit

We posted about this from another shop as a new product announcement.  Although information was available, the product wasn’t available to actually purchase.  As of this posting, MoreBeer has this available as a pre-order for $199.99.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free. Check product page for current pricing and availability.

Ss Brewtech Keg WaSsher KEG322

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AIH “We’re Buried in Kegs” Keg Sale! – kegs from $30

Thanks to Twitter Follower [connect with HBF on Twitter] Flandersis for this tip!

Adventures in Homebrewing has launched a keg sale that gets you some great deals on kegs.  Pin lock and ball lock kegs on sale, in both singles and four packs.

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Wyeast Smack Packs [slightly aging] – from $3.99

As of this posting, Brew Hardware has discounted select Wyeast Smack Packs, labeled slightly aging.  Prices start at $3.99.

Wyeast at Brew Hardware

Shipping is a Flat $7.99 with a $150 order or free with a $299 order.  Check out recently featured Brew Hardware Finds.

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Reader Tip: King Kooker Dual Burner Propane Cart [Brew Stand]

Thanks to HBF Reader Brad for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]King Kooker 94-90TKD Portable Dual-Burner Propane

94/90TKD Portable Dual-Burner Propane Cart by King Kooker

Propane patio cart with 60,000-BTU cast burner and 105,000-BTU jet burner.  Measures approximately 16-1/2 by 37-1/2 by 30 inches.

From what I’ve heard, this makes a nice, budget brew stand.

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King Kooker 94/90TKD Portable Dual-Burner Propane 30-Inch Patio Cart

Brew Stands to Consider: MoreBeer BrewSculptures | Blichmann TopTier Brew Stand | Blichmann BrewEasy Systems | SABCO BrewMagic | Ruby Street Brewing Systems

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