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15% + 10% Off All Homebrew Gear at ProFlow Dynamics

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

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms and more.

PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.

Stacks With: Using the link below takes another 10% off!

ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – use coupon code BREW15% + use this link for an additional 10% off

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14 Gallon Drum [Grain Storage, Fermentation] – $28.74 + Free Shipping

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5" Height, 15" Diameter

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Lab pack drum comes with a plastic lid and can be used to store, transport, and dispose of small, intact containers of hazardous materials and help contain spills
  • Made of blue HDPE, which weighs less than steel, is resistant to dents, punctures, and certain chemicals, and may be incinerated
  • Metal lever-lock ring can be used to secure the lid to the drum
  • Has 14-gallon storage capacity; weighs 8 lb.; measures approximately 26-1/2″ high and 15″ in diameter
  • Meets DOT regulation 173.12 and UN standards concerning the packaging and shipping of hazardous materials

Possible homebrew uses includes: Conversion for use a fermenter and as grain storage.

I estimate 5 lbs per gallon for grain storage capacity.  At 14 gallons that would figure to approximately 70 lbs of grain storage capacity.  That’ss an estimate.

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermenter” – Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

7/5/18 7:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $28.74.  That’s a 50% discount from list and the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


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12 x Faucet Hygiene Plugs

faucet hygiene plug

12 pack Beer faucet plug/brush

  • SS core to prevent rusting
  • Wider Brush to fit securely
  • Cleans the faucet spout each time brush is inserted and removed
  • Keeps faucet spout covered when not in use
  • Stepped design to fit most Beer Faucets

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

Chill Passion Faucet Hygiene Plug (12 Pack), Small, Blue

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Reader Tip: 48″ Kettle Whip – Mash Paddle For Larger Batches

Thanks to HBF Reader Nathan for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Winco 48-Inch Kettle Whip

Winco 48-Inch Kettle Whip by Winco

Nathan Says: “I know that you have had a lot of success with the whisk and I personally purchased it, but for me and just doing 10+ gallon batches it was a pain and would bend and just didn’t really work that well for me. I wanted to send a new product that I have purchased and its larger but sturdier and feel likes it does a better job.”  Related:  Four Easy Upgrades for Brew Day & Hands on Review – 24″ Stainless Whisk

Winco 48-Inch Kettle Whip


Also Consider: Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch – Review

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Jester King Brewery Shares Homebrew Recipes for Six of Their Beers!

The fine brewers at Jester King based in Austin Texas have released homebrew recipes for 6 of their beers.  Kudos to Jester King for sharing with the homebrewing community!

Recipes includes

  • Biere De Miel, an ale brewed with Texas wildflower honey
  • Das Wunderkind!, a blend of young, fresh ale with mature, barrel-aged ale
  • Gotlandsdricka, an ale brewed with smoked malt, juniper, and sweet gale
  • Kvass, an ale brewed with miche bread
  • Noble King, a hoppy ale
  • Snörkel, an ale brewed with oyster mushrooms and smoked sea salt

Homebrew Recipes for Jester King

Also: Commercial Beer Replication Resources | Gigantic Selection of Clone Kits at Austin Homebrew Supply

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Reader Tip: Refurbished PicoBrew Pico Model C System $224.99! on Woot

Thanks to HBF Reader Jason and Twitter Follower [connect with HBF on Twitter] The Beer Sommellier for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

PicoBrew PICO Model C Beer Brewing Appliance

PicoBrew Pico Model C (from the folks behind the Zymatic brewing appliance) is a small batch (5L) electric system that brews using PicoPaks.  Commercial clone PicoPaks are available along with original beers designed by PicoBrew.  If you want to brew your own recipe, you order it from PicoBrew in the form of a PicoPak.

As of this posting, Home Woot has refurbished Pico Model C’s on sale for just $224.99.  Those are available today 6/4/18 only while supplies last.

Home.Woot!

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20% Off eBay! + Lots of Great Homebrew Deals!

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

eBay has a very short sale going on today only where they are taking 20% off most item with a minimum $50 purchase.  The maximum discount is $100 and the coupon code can only be used one time per account.  You can add multiple items to your eBay cart and use the coupon on the combined purchase.  This is a great chance to get a deal on MAP items at a discounted price.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Priced.  Retailers generally carry this merchandise at the same price and cannot discount it.  This type of a sale is a rare loophole that allows you to beat MAP pricing.

20% Off eBay!

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds & Top Deals

Some items to consider:

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Reader Tip: 10.2 Cu Ft Insignia Freezer [Fermentation or Kegerator] – $199.99!

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

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Insignia 10.2 Cu Ft Deep Freeze from Best Buy.

Use for a nice sized kegerator or temp controlled fermentation chamber.

Also: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals!

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List price for this is $299.99.  By my count we have featured this 5 times, going back to 2016. It has been featured at between $229 and $269.99. As of this posting, Best Buy has this marked down to just $199.99.  That’s a whopping $100 savings and the best price I’ve seen.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Insignia – 10.2 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer – White

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds & Top Deals

Related: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Resource Page: Chest Freezer Deals

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14 Gallon Drum [Grain Storage, Fermentation]

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5" Height, 15" Diameter

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Lab pack drum comes with a plastic lid and can be used to store, transport, and dispose of small, intact containers of hazardous materials and help contain spills
  • Made of blue HDPE, which weighs less than steel, is resistant to dents, punctures, and certain chemicals, and may be incinerated
  • Metal lever-lock ring can be used to secure the lid to the drum
  • Has 14-gallon storage capacity; weighs 8 lb.; measures approximately 26-1/2″ high and 15″ in diameter
  • Meets DOT regulation 173.12 and UN standards concerning the packaging and shipping of hazardous materials

Possible homebrew uses includes: Conversion for use a fermenter and as grain storage.

I estimate 5 lbs per gallon for grain storage capacity.  At 14 gallons that would figure to approximately 70 lbs of grain storage capacity.  That’ss an estimate.

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermenter” – Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


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14 Gallon Drum [Grain Storage, Fermentation]

Thank you to Facebook Friend [connect with HBF on Facebook] Seth for this tip!Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5" Height, 15" Diameter

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Lab pack drum comes with a plastic lid and can be used to store, transport, and dispose of small, intact containers of hazardous materials and help contain spills
  • Made of blue HDPE, which weighs less than steel, is resistant to dents, punctures, and certain chemicals, and may be incinerated
  • Metal lever-lock ring can be used to secure the lid to the drum
  • Has 14-gallon storage capacity; weighs 8 lb.; measures approximately 26-1/2″ high and 15″ in diameter
  • Meets DOT regulation 173.12 and UN standards concerning the packaging and shipping of hazardous materials

Possible homebrew uses includes: Conversion for use a fermenter and as grain storage.

I estimate 5 lbs per gallon for grain storage capacity.  At 14 gallons that would figure to approximately 70 lbs of grain storage capacity.  That’ss an estimate.

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermenter” – Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


More: Recent Amazon Finds