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Rubbermaid 1 Gallon Commercial Pitcher (up to 212 F) – Great for Brew Day

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

Rubbermaid Commercial Products 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher/Measuring Cup by Rubbermaid Commercial.

I use this pitcher on brew day and for general around-the-brewery measuring.  It’s food safe 212 deg F.  I use it for recirculating, topping up water, collecting wort from my mash tun, holding utensils on brew day and more.  This small upgrade has made a big difference for me on brew day.  This is a great pitcher.  I’ve owned and used it since May of 2013.  Check out my Review for more info.

Clear, durable polycarbonate construction.  Break resistant.  Volume markers in both english and metric.  Temp range of -40 to +212 degrees F/-40 to 100 degrees C for use with hot or cold contents. Capacity: 4 qt./3.8L. Made in the USA.Rubbermaid Commercial Pitcher

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring Cup

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Free Copy of American Sour Beers with AHA Membership

American Homebrewer's Association Membership

Purchase and activate an AHA Membership during May and the get a free copy of American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.

Adventures in Homebrewing is also offering free shipping on the pre-paid membership.

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Fine print (see the product page for more info)… “Offer valid on pre-paid memberships activated May 1-May 31, 2015 while supplies last. Books will be shipped to US addresses only.  Books will be shipped after membership is activated. Please allow 3-5 weeks after membership activation for delivery.”

If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association.  I think you should consider joining…  Here’s Why

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Update – Hands On: OXO Cast Stainless Bottle Opener

I have owned the SteeL Pop Top Stainless Steel Bottle Opener by OXO since April of 2013.  Here are a few pictures and some thoughts about this bottle opener.

In package

Back of the package

 Just laying there

Stands up for awe-invoking presentation

Cool… this thing can open bottles!  After some additional time using this opener I can say that it is the best opener I’ve used for leaving caps intact.  If you open the beer with one continuous motion, most caps end up looking perfect.  I’m wondering if it does this because of the stoutness and rigidity of the opener.  In any case, I can recommend this for cap collectors.

This bottle opener has a heavy, quality feel to it.  In fact, the Top Find Fast Weigh MS-500 has it weighing nearly 6.5 ounces.

This is made of cast stainless steel.  It has a quality heft to it and it looks great.  Apparently Craftsman Bottle Openers that look like wrenches are not suitable for the kitchen.  If you bought one of those, your significant other MAY or MAY NOT hide it from you on a regular basis by putting it in the back of a drawer.  :)  This one on the other hand has a real chance of sticking around.

Features:

  • Bottle opener for pop-top bottles
  • Made of cast stainless steel for strength and durability
  • Long handle for leverage when opening bottles
  • Stands up for presentation on table or bar
  • Soft, comfortable grip; dishwasher-safe

Update 1/19/2015…

Purchase DateI have now used this great bottler opener for going on two years.

OXO Stainless Steel Bottle Opener ReviewIf you look very closely you can see some very fine scratches.  You have to look closely.

OXO SteeL Pop-Top Bottle OpenerThe OXO SteeL Pop Top Opener continues to work and look light new.  Very obviously cast stainless is a great material for a bottle opener.

This is a great bottle opener that I can heartily recommend.  It works great, is built to last and looks beautiful.  Beyond using it for yourself, I think it makes a nice (and generally economical) gift.

OXO SteeL Pop-Top Bottle Opener

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Stainless, Vacuum Insulated 64+ OZ Growler + Hands on Review

Lifeline 7508 Double Wall Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated 64+ (See Review) Growler.  Vacuum Insulation keeps beer cold for a long time without refrigeration and prevents condensation from forming.

Constructed from lightweight, high quality, food grade 18/8 stainless steel that is 100 percent recyclable.  Stainless steel construction requires no liner and will not retain tastes or odors.  BPA Free.

This works great with Lifeline’s companion Growler Carrier • Review

I have this growler and it’s amazing.  Check out my Hands on Review for more information.

Lifeline 7508 Silver Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Barrel Style Growler – 64 oz. Capacity

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Camp Chef Propane Burner – $84.95

More Beer’s Deal of the Day is a $15 discount on this Camp Chef Burner.  It also ships for free.

I’ve used this burner and like it very much.  The reason I chose it is because the included leg extensions make it tall enough to drain directly into a fermenter.  This propane burner is a Top Find.

Product Description – Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Burner – Camp Chef Cooker (60,000 btu) BE400 – $84.95 + Free Shipping


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24″ Stainless Brewer’s Whisk – Extract, All Grain and Whirlpooling

I own this whisk.  It’s one of our Top Finds.  I think every full batch brewer should consider pickup one it.  Check out my hands on review of this whisk – Here

This whisk is great for: 1.  Stirring in extract.  It easily breaks up clumps, 2.  Stirring the mash and 3.  Starting a whirlpool.  If you’re a homebrewer, I think you should consider owning one of these babies.

Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

HBF Reader Feedback…

Jared: After following your site for quite some time now, and purchasing many items because you let me know about them, I just received the 24″ whisk. I can’t believe how awesome this thing is just by pulling it out of the shipping package! I am so excited about this I might just have to brew this weekend even though I don’t really have the time. Not only would this piece be awesome for the mash, but dissolving LME and DME and keep it off of the bottom. What a great piece of equipment and thanks for sharing it!

Aaron: I have this exact same French Whip and love it, works way better than the old mash paddle I used before. It really cuts through the grain and helps ensure no dough balls etc. Definitely recommend this above any other stirring tools I’ve used!

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Craftsman Bottle Opener… $4.99 – Lifetime Warranty

Craftsman Bottle Opener

I have one of these and it’s great.  This is built like a regular wrench and as a result it feels substantial.  If you’re a cap collector, it also does a good job of removing caps without messing them up too much.  You basically end up with an intact cap with a dimple in the middle of it.  If you’re a cap collector also, check out the OXO Cast Stainless Opener – Review

This also qualifies for Sears Craftman’s Guaranteed for Life Warranty.

This is marked down $10 to $4.99.  In store pickup at your local Sears is free or most $59 orders ship for free.  This is a great deal.

Craftsman Cap Wrench Bottle Opener – $4.99

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