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Reader Tip: 62 Quart [15.5 Gallon] Stainless Steel Kettle with Basket – $110.22

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

Bayou Classic 1160 62-Quart All Purpose Stainless Steel Stockpot with Steam and Boil Basket

62 Quart, 15.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle, Lid and Basket.  Made from Surgical 304 Stainless, Heavy Duty Welded Handles and includes a strong perforated basket.

The basket should come in handy if you planning to brew BIAB.  You can use the stainless basket to help you lift out the bag.  AlsoHands on Review: The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

7/19/17 8 PM Central: This combo has dropped to $110.22.  That’s just $1 off the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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.

Bayou Classic 1160 62-Quart All Purpose Stainless Steel Stockpot with Steam and Boil Basket

Also: 5 Recent Kettle Finds | The Brew Bag

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Reader Tip: Ozark Trail Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Growler… $10!

Thanks to Twitter Follower Glen for this tip!  [Connect with HBF on Twitter]

Ozark Trail Double Wall Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Ozark Trail Double Wall Stainless Steel Water Bottle.  18/8 stainless steel.  Double Wall, Vacuum Insulation.  64 Oz.  Double wall vacuum insulation helps keep your beer cold for a long time and reduces or eliminates condensation.

As of this posting, Wal-Mart has this for a paltry $10.  Shipping is free with a $35 order or order online and select free in store pickup.  This is a crazy good deal!  Check the site for up to the minute price and availability.

Ozark Trail Double Wall Stainless Steel Water Bottle

AlsoHands On: Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler! – Includes Temperature Trials

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The Big Book of Kombucha [Kindle] – $1.70

Thanks to Twitter Follower Douglas for this tip!  [Connect with HBF on Twitter]

The Big Book of Kombucha by Hannah Crum and Alex LaGory.  Learn about the benefits of Kombucha, how to make it and get more than 400 recipes for Kombucha.

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

7/12/17 8 AM Central: After getting hooked on Kombucha and growing tired of paying $3 per bottle, I bought this title (for Kindle Reader) on June 9 for $9.99.  I also bought the starter kit referenced below.  I’m on my second batch of Kombucha and have dedicated a tap in my kegerator for it.  Douglas tipped me off that this title has dropped to just $1.70.  That’s $8.29 less than I paid and flat out bargain. Price and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea Kindle Edition

Also: Kombucha Brewing Kit with Organic Kombucha Scoby

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Dr Meter Digital Thermometer w/Voice Broadcast… $6! w/Instant Coupon

Thanks to HBF Reader Jarred for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Dr.meter Digital Meat Food Cooking Thermometer with Instant Read, Voice Broadcast and Backlit Screen

Dr Meter Digital Thermometer.  Range: -58℉-572℉/-50℃-300℃. Accuracy of ±1.  Backlit LCD Display.  Text to speech function reads temperature aloud.  Foldable stainless steel probe.  Auto power on/off to save battery.

 

7/12/17 1 PM Central: This highly rated thermometer is selling for $10.99.  Apply coupon code RBCXKK4C and the price drops to just $6.  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.

Dr.meter Digital Meat Food Cooking Thermometer with Instant Read, Voice Broadcast and Backlit Screen

Comark Instruments | PDQ400 | Waterproof Pocket Digital Thermometer with Max Hold

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Ends Soon: Nostalgia Commercial Twin Tap Kegerator – $399 + Free Shipping via Sam’s Club

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

krs6100ss

As of this posting, Sam’s Club is discounting the the KRS6100SS Kegerator to $399.99 as a “Shocking Value”.  Shipping is free to select addresses.  Membership is required.  Check Sam’s website for up to the minute price and availability.

More About this Kegerator

from Sam’s Club…

Description

The Nostalgia Electrics Double Kegerator Twin-Tap Beer Keg Fridge in Stainless Steel dispenses beer easily and quickly to even the thirstiest crew. Swivel casters make it mobile enough to roll around the clubhouse, pool area or anywhere you want to get the party started. The included 2.5-pound CO2 bottle is good for about four 15-gallon kegs. The fridge features a 13-inch chrome tower, guard rail and dual spring loaded top-mounted tappers. Keep track of the amount of CO2 in the tank or adjust pressure with the included double meter regulator. Interior temperature is regulated by an adjustable thermostat and the unit can even be used as a standard refrigerator.

Specifications

  • Holds two ¹/6-barrel kegs, one ¼-barrel short, one ¼-barrel slim or one ½-barrel
  • Includes two keg couplers to fit only D-system keg valves; does not fit non-standard keg sizes
  • Adjustable thermostat with interior temperature range of unit is 30-40° F
  • Stainless steel door with black finish and 6.0 cubic feet of interior space
  • Includes empty 2.5-pound CO2 bottle and double meter regulator
  • Includes 13-inch chrome beer tower with two tappers and handles, guardrail and removable drip tray
  • Approved for commercial and household use and can be used as standard refrigerator

 

Note that this is set up for commercial kegs, but you should be able to easily convert it to homebrew kegs.  You could either cut the lines and swap out the the sanke couplers for pin or ball lock connectors or use something like this from Brew Hardware.

Nostalgia Commercial Twin-Tap Double Kegerator

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

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Reader Tip: by Nostalgia Commercial Twin Tap Kegerator – $399 + Free Shipping via Sam’s Club

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

krs6100ss

As of this posting, Sam’s Club is discounting the the KRS6100SS Kegerator to $399.99 as a “Shocking Value”.  Shipping is free to select addresses.  Membership is required.  Check Sam’s website for up to the minute price and availability.

More About this Kegerator

from Sam’s Club…

Description

The Nostalgia Electrics Double Kegerator Twin-Tap Beer Keg Fridge in Stainless Steel dispenses beer easily and quickly to even the thirstiest crew. Swivel casters make it mobile enough to roll around the clubhouse, pool area or anywhere you want to get the party started. The included 2.5-pound CO2 bottle is good for about four 15-gallon kegs. The fridge features a 13-inch chrome tower, guard rail and dual spring loaded top-mounted tappers. Keep track of the amount of CO2 in the tank or adjust pressure with the included double meter regulator. Interior temperature is regulated by an adjustable thermostat and the unit can even be used as a standard refrigerator.

Specifications

  • Holds two ¹/6-barrel kegs, one ¼-barrel short, one ¼-barrel slim or one ½-barrel
  • Includes two keg couplers to fit only D-system keg valves; does not fit non-standard keg sizes
  • Adjustable thermostat with interior temperature range of unit is 30-40° F
  • Stainless steel door with black finish and 6.0 cubic feet of interior space
  • Includes empty 2.5-pound CO2 bottle and double meter regulator
  • Includes 13-inch chrome beer tower with two tappers and handles, guardrail and removable drip tray
  • Approved for commercial and household use and can be used as standard refrigerator

 

Note that this is set up for commercial kegs, but you should be able to easily convert it to homebrew kegs.  You could either cut the lines and swap out the the sanke couplers for pin or ball lock connectors or use something like this from Brew Hardware.

Nostalgia Commercial Twin-Tap Double Kegerator

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

 

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PID Temperature Controller with Relay and Probe

Inkbird ITC-106VH PID Temperature Thermostat Controllers, Fahrenheit & Centigrade, 100ACV - 240ACV, K Sensor, Solid State Relay for Sous Vide, Home Brewing (ITC-106VH + K + 40A SSR)

PID Temperature Controller with Sensor and Relay from Inkbird

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Inkbird ITC-106VH PID Temperature Thermostat Controllers, Fahrenheit & Centigrade, 100ACV – 240ACV, K Sensor, Solid State Relay for Sous Vide, Home Brewing (ITC-106VH + K + 40A SSR)

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Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ SensorInkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller