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FoodSaver V2244 [Refurbished]… $22 at Meh! – EXPIRED

Thanks to HBF Readers Matt and Juan for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

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Daily deal site meh is offering the v2244 (refurbished) for just $22.

Why would you want a FoodSaver for homebrewing?
Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk [See: 5 Recent Hop Finds] hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags or using the mason jar attachment.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

AlsoModel V2244 Vacuum Sealing System at Amazon: Hands on Review

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Reader Tip: FoodService Warehouse – going out of business sale

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

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Foodservice Warehouse is going out of business.  They have items marked down 30% to 90%.  Note that all sales are final.  HBF note: I’ve never done business with FSW.  I assume you’ll get your merchandise, but they are going out of business.  Click the kettle to visit FSW.

Update 7/22/16 6:35 PM Central: I received a note from a reader saying Foodservice Warehouse orders don’t seem to be processing

Also5 Recent Kettle Finds | Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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Reader Tip: Stainless Top, 11 lb Capacity Digital Scale

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

Etekcity 11lb 5kg Digital Multifunction Stainless Steel Kitchen Food Scale, Silver

Etekcity Digitial Scale.  11 lb/5 kg capacity.  Graduation: 0.01oz/1g.  Stainless Steel top.  Uses 2 AAA batteries (included).  Tare, Backlit display and low battery indicator.

Use to weigh hops, grain, other brewing ingredients and more.

Etekcity 11lb 5kg Digital Multifunction Stainless Steel Kitchen Food Scale, Silver

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Reader Tip: Digital Thermometer… $5.99 with Instant Coupon

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

Tasbel Cooking Thermometer, Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer with Long Probe for Food, Meat, Grill, BBQ, Milk, Candy and Bath Water

Tasbel Digital Thermometer.  Range: -58°F to 572°F (-50 to 300 degrees Celsius).  On/off button.  Auto power off (after 10 minutes).  Displays in C or F.  LCD display.

7/20/16 9:45 PM Central: This highly rated thermometer is selling for just $7.99.  Apply coupon code F8QB2R5B and the price drops to… $5.99. Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. 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.

Tasbel Cooking Thermometer, Instant Read Digital Meat Thermometer with Long Probe for Food, Meat, Grill, BBQ, Milk, Candy and Bath Water

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Reader Tip: Hop Clearance at Label Peelers

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

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Label Peelers has a number of hops on clearance.  Hops (as of this posting) start at $1.29 per ounce and $11.24 per lb.

Clearance Hops | Full Hop Selection

Also5 Recent Hop Finds

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Reader Photo: Stainless Table as a DIY Brew Stand

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Thanks to HBF Reader Rob for the photo and project idea!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

From Rob… “Here is a picture of my mobile brewery setup using the Trinity Stainless table. I made a few mods for stability, but it works better than I expected. First mod, I cut the table legs shorter and second mod is I purchased some heavy duty casters for stability so I could easily move it loaded up with my mash and sparge water. I used the casters that came with for a couple of brews, but loaded up it was unstable enough for me to decide to change them. I can get everything setup the night before in the garage, roll it out in the morning and brew outside. My setup is with 10 Gal kettles for 5 gal batches and it works awesome. It would be a bit tight with larger kettles and add more weight.”

I have the non-wheeled version of this table and it’s great.  I use it for my brew area work table.  SeeTRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table, 48-Inch [Hands on Review]

TRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table with Wheels, 48-Inch

Note that Rob’s DIY project involved modifying this table to make a brewing setup.  That is outside of what I would call a typical use for a table like this.  Always use caution when fire, heat, propane, boiling liquids are involved.

Ready Made Brew Stands… MoreBeer BrewSculptures | Ruby Street Brewing SystemsBlichmann TopTier Brew Stand | Blichmann BrewEasy Systems

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Reader Tip: Bayou Classic SQ14 Propane Burner

Bayou Classic SQ14 Single Burner Outdoor Patio StoveSQ14 Single LP Burner Patio Stove by Bayou Classic.  Heavy Duty Steel Frame, 13″ Tall, Large 16″ by 16″ Cooking surface.  Includes UL listed 29″ hose, regulator and valve assembly.

Bayou Classic SQ14 Single Burner Outdoor Patio Stove

Also5 Recent Kettle Finds · Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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