Category Archives: Reader Tips

Reader Tip: Weldless Kettle Valve Kit with QD Set & Bulkhead

Thanks to HBF Reader “ECG” for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

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As of this posting, AliExpress has this assemble for $16.15 with $8.87 shipping.  Check the offering page for up to date price, description and availability.

Stainless Steel homebrew Weldless Kettle Valve Kit, 1/2″BSP,with Quick Disconnect Set and bulkhead assembly

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Talk Like a Pirate Day… 13% Off – Includes Sale Items!

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

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Adventures in Homebrewing is offering 13% off as part of their annual Talk Like a Pirate Sale.  Use coupon code LOOT to get the discount.

This is an annual sale at AIH.  One notable difference this year.  Typically the 13% off does not apply to items that are already on sale.  This year… it does!  A few exceptions do apply.  See Terms and Conditions for complete details.  Note: Use the apply gift certificate field for discount codes at AIH.

Visit AIH – Remember to use promo code LOOT

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds

Also from AIH… over 70 sale items including Perlick Faucets, Deals on kegs – new and used, pin lock and ball lock, recipe kits, kettles, pumps, jockey boxes, grain mill, taps, tower

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Reader Tip: 35% Off Site Wide at Label Peelers

Thanks to HBF Readers Tom and Mohawk for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

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Label Peelers is discounting everything site wide by 35% with a few exceptions.  No coupon or promo code is required.  Some items may be excluded.

That sale includes Label Peelers entire selection of hops including hops like Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Amarillo, Galaxy, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe and lots more.

Visit Label Peelers | Full Hop Selection

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Reader Tip: 3.5 Cu Ft Insignia Freezer [Fermentation or Kegerator]… $119.99

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

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3.5 Cu Ft Insignia Deep Freeze from Best Buy.  Model NS-CZ35WH7.  

 

As of this posting, Best Buy has this marked down to $119.99.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availiability.

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Insignia – 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer

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Reader Tip: Digital pH Meter… $7.89… Shipped

Thanks to HBF Reader Tom (aka Hypobrew) for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

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Digital pH meter.  Includes meter, protective case, calibration screwdriver, batteries and manual

  • Measuring pH Range: 0.0 – 14.0 pH
  • Resolution: 0.1 pH
  • Accuracy: ±0.1 pH (at 20°C/68°F), ±0.2 pH
  • Operating Temperature: 0 – 50°C (32 – 122°F)
  • Calibration: Manual, 1 point

You can use a pH meter to check the pH of your water, mash, [test Star San effectiveness] and finished beer.

 

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $7.89.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

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Reader Tip: Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner

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

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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer.  I own and use this cleaner and I love it.  It works great on a variety of equipment including kegs, buckets, carboys, tubing, small parts and pieces, Speidel Fermenters and more.  Check out my extensive hands on review.  A small fitting purchase also converts this to a draft line cleaner.

Description

The most time consuming and most important step in making beer or wine at home is cleaning and sanitizing. The mark II keg Washer reduces the time it takes to clean and sanitize your kegs, carboys, and buckets (also comes with hose cleaning adapters). simply fill the reservoir with cleaner or sanitizer, place the vessel over the sprayer, and plug it in. This great automated device frees you to complete other tasks while it works. Save on cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, by spraying the solution on the entire inner surface you use less, saving water and chemicals. The reservoir also contains space to soak small items like airlocks and stoppers. The mark II keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last you put away.

 

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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer

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Reader Tip: Three Remote Control Outlets

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

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Possible homebrew uses – control brewing pump turn on and off carboy washer [review] turn on and off your draft cleaning pump – See: Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump.  Always use caution when dealing with hot liquids.  Read manufacturer

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Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances, White (Fixed Code, 3Rx-1Tx)

Always be cautious when using your pump with hot liquids and always read and follow manufacturer’s specifications and directions.

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