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Reader Tip: Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on Woot

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

Today 9/21/17 only, Woot has a selection of Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on sale.  Price start at $169.99.  Multiple sizes and colors are available..

At this size and price range, I’m thinking this would be more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-as-a-mash-tun.  Although, if you convert one of these to a mash tun, I would love to share some photos and a step by step.

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[Reader Tip] – Albott Non-contact IR Infrared Thermometer – $9.99 w/instant coupon

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

Albott Non-contact Digital Laser IR Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58~788℉(-50 ~ 420℃),Battery Included

Non-contact Digital Laser IR Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun. -50°C to +420°C /-58 °F to +788°F; Accuracy: ±1.5% or ±1.5℃.  Backlit LCD screen.

Since this is no touch, you can check the temp of yeast washing and yeast rehydration water and your starter wort without the risk of infection.  I find mine particularly useful for rehydrating yeast.

Infrared thermometers should not be considered a direct replacement for your standard thermometer.  A quality IR thermometer will give you a close approximation of surface temperatures.  Note that steam seems to throw off readings.  Uses include: Contained yeast rehydration water, chilled wort or starter temperature, kegerator, fermenter or fermenation area and beer tasting samples.  If you’re looking for a standard thermometer, consider these two Top FindsCDN DTQ450X – ThermoWorks Thermapen

9/18/17 9:30 PM Central: This is selling for $12.99. Apply coupon code D8W9CIMF and the price drops to $9.99. 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.

Albott Non-contact Digital Laser IR Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58~788℉(-50 ~ 420℃),Battery Included

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Reader Tip: 2 x Eva Dry E333 Dehumidfiers [Kegerator Condensation] – $19.99 at Costco

Thanks to HBF Reader Alex!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

eva dry 500 kegerator condensation review

Note: This photo is of a different model (same manufacturer) from my post Handling Kegerator Condensation

Alex says that has local Costco has a two pack of Eva Dry E-333 for $19.99.  Membership would be required to purchase these.  Availability and pricing will vary. Check with your local Costco club for price and availability.

Related Top Post: Handling Kegerator Condensation

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Adventures in Homebrewing Keg Sale!

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.   This stacks with the coupon code mentioned below to lower prices even more.

Stacks With: Promo code BREW3 takes 3% off sitewide with some exclusions.

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

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Reader Tip: 80 Quart Stainless Steel Kettle

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

Concord Cookware S4548S Stainless Steel Stock Pot Kettle, 80-Quart

80 Quart/20 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettleby Concord Cookware.  Made from 18/8 SS.  Fully polished.  Includes lid. Wide handles for comfortable grip.

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

Concord Cookware S4548S Stainless Steel Stock Pot Kettle, 80-Quart

Also: 5 Recent Kettle Finds

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Ozark Trail Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Growler… $10.86!

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 $10.86.  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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Reader Photo & Tip: Feeding Glass Rinser w/Carbonated Star San

Drip tray glass rinser assembly via Adventures in Homebrewing.  Stainless construction.  Rinsing the glass chills it and helps your beer pour better.  Compare at Micromatic – similar, although I’m not sure it’s identical.

As of this posting, this is selling for $79.99.  That’s a great deal.  Check AIH for up to the minute price and availability.

Stacks With: Promo code BREW3 takes 3% off sitewide with some exclusions.  That makes this just $77.59.

Stacks With: AIH’s Free Shipping Sale.  Add on one of these beer kits (or any other qualifying item) and you’ll get free shipping to most US addresses.

Tip from HBF Reader [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Timur:

“I just added the AIH Drip Tray Glass Rinser to my jockey box cover and fed carbonated starsan through it at a beer festival and it was a smashing success…

I included a picture of it before we went out to the festival. I just wish I had gotten that price”

This is an ingenious idea.  It addresses the basic problem of installing this, getting water to it.  Thanks Timur!

Glass Rinser Assembly for Drip Tray

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