Category Archives: Reader Tips

Reader Tip: 10 Pack of AC Cords + Inkbird ITC-1000 Temp Controller Deal

Thanks to HBF Reader Adam for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

AC Cords DIY Temp Controller

Adam Says: “I find these are great for chopping up and attaching to temperature regulators, no need to damage a good long cord.”

3/28/15 10:25 AM Central: This 10 pack is selling for just $13.99 or $1.40 per cord.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Etekcity 10-Pack 3-Prong 1-Foot Lifetime Warranty Upgraded Power Extension Cable Cord Strip Outlet Saver, UL Listed, 16AWG (Black)

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Inkbird 110V All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit & Centigrade Thermostat + 2 Relays

ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller from Inkbird.  Similar to the very popular STC-1000 temperature controller with the exception of… the ITC-1000 displays in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.

  • Temperature Calibrating, Refrigerating control output delay protection
  • Fahrenheit and Celsius Display Can Be Chosen
  • Control the Temperature by Setting the Temperature Set Value and the Difference Value
  • Alarm When Temperature Exceeds the Limit or When Sensor Error
  • 2 Relays, Switch Between Cooling and Heating Modes

Dual Stage means you can control both a heating and cooling device to dial in fermentation temperatures.  This could also be used to control kegerator temperatures.

3/28/15 10:25 AM Central:  This is selling for $16.49.  That’s a bargain for a two stage digital temperature controller.  Apply coupon code 3EPD7NRR and the price drops to… $14.84.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Inkbird 110V All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit & Centigrade Thermostat + 2 Relays Sensor

Pinned: 11 Gal Kettle · ITC-1000 Temp Controller! · Thermapen · Discount BoilCoil

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Reader Tip: $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping at Midwest Supplies No Minimum

Thanks to HBF Reader Dean for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Flat Rate Shipping Midwest Supplies

For a short time Midwest Supplies is offering $4.99 Flat Rate Shipping (with a few exclusions) site wide with… no minimum order.

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Pinned: 11 Gal Kettle · ITC-1000 Temp Controller! · Thermapen · Discount BoilCoil

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Reader Tip: FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer on Woot

Thanks to HBF Reader Matt for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Side note, Matt is the author of a recent guest post on HBF on the subject of Toasting your own Wood Chips

FoodSaver FSFSSL2222-P15 Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit

Today, Home.woot has FoodSaver’s FSFSSL2222-P15 Vacuum Food Sealer & Starter Kit discounted to $59.99 discounted as their daily deal.

You get the FoodSaver along with a selection of vacuum bags and rolls and the accessory hose.  The accessory hose allows you to seal things like mason jars (good for storing hops) with the proper accessory.

Why would you want a FoodSaver for homebrewing?
Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk 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.

Check it out – Here

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Chapman Homebrewing on Kickstarter + Recent Great Deals

Thanks to HBF Readers Harry, Bill, Timur, Greg and Scott for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Chapman Homebrewing on Kickstarter

The number of tips I received on this Kickstarter has got to rank up there with the most tips received on a single topic.  You guys wanted to see this on HBF!  If I missed your name in the roll call.. I’m sorry.

Chapman Homebrew Equipment is on the tail end of a Kickstarter campaign designed to help them start producing stainless kettles, mash tuns, growlers and fermenters.  They have some pretty compelling rewards, including the SteelTank Stainless Steel Fermenter for $89.

I’ve chatted a bit with Steve Chapman by email and he seems like a great guy from that limited interaction.  However… standard Kickstarter caveats apply.  You are essentially pre-ordering a product that is not yet in production.  Check it out – Here

Also Consider: SS Brewing Tech Brew Bucket

Pinned: 11 Gal Kettle · ITC-1000 Temp Controller! · Thermapen · Discount BoilCoil

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Reader Tip: Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Temperature Controller… $14.84!

Thanks to HBF Reader Randall for this tip!  There are 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Inkbird 110V All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit & Centigrade Thermostat + 2 Relays

ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller from Inkbird.  Similar to the very popular STC-1000 temperature controller with the exception of… the ITC-1000 displays in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.

  • Temperature Calibrating, Refrigerating control output delay protection
  • Fahrenheit and Celsius Display Can Be Chosen
  • Control the Temperature by Setting the Temperature Set Value and the Difference Value
  • Alarm When Temperature Exceeds the Limit or When Sensor Error
  • 2 Relays, Switch Between Cooling and Heating Modes

Dual Stage means you can control both a heating and cooling device to dial in fermentation temperatures.  This could also be used to control kegerator temperatures.

3/24/15:  This is selling for $16.49.  That’s a bargain for a two stage digital temperature controller.  Apply coupon code 3EPD7NRR and the price drops to… $14.84.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Inkbird 110V All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit & Centigrade Thermostat + 2 Relays Sensor

Related: ITC-1000 PDF Manual

Pinned: 11 Gal Kettle · ITC-1000 Temp Controller! · Thermapen · Discount BoilCoil

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Reader Tip: Libbey 5 Piece Beer Flight Tasting Set – $20.99

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Libbey Craft Brews Beer Flight 6-Ounce Clear Pilsner Glass Set, 5-Piece

5 Piece Beer Tasting Set from Libbey

Four 6 ounce Pilsner glasses, measuring 5″ tall and 2-5/8″ in diameter and one wood carrier, measuring 3.6″ by 17″.  Glass is dishwasher safe Hand wash wood carrier.

3/24/15 9:30 PM Central: This set is selling for $20.99.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Libbey Craft Brews Beer Flight 6-Ounce Clear Pilsner Glass Set, 5-Piece

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Pinned: 11 Gal Kettle · ITC-1000 Temp Controller! · Thermapen · Discount BoilCoil

Reader Tip: 7 Premium Madagascar Vanilla Beans – $8.95 Shipped

Thanks to Twitter Follower @hypobrew for this tip!  Connect with HBF on Twitter – Here

Premium Madagascar Vanilla Beans - 7 beans JR Mushrooms brand

7 “plump moist” genuine Madagascar Vanilla Beans.

Add some of these to your favorite Stout or Porter

3/24/15 1:10 PM Central: These are selling for $8.95.  Shipping is free.  That makes these $1.28 each delivered.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Premium Madagascar Vanilla Beans – 7 beans JR Mushrooms brand

Pinned: 11 Gal Kettle · ITC-1000 Temp Controller! · Thermapen · Discount BoilCoil

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