Bootleg Biology Pre-Order! + Limited Amounts of East Coast Yeast Freshly In Stock

 

From Fermented NJ:

We just found out Bootleg Biology cultures will be available again and we’re stoked. So here’s the details: we’re taking pre-orders now through March 10th at our website here. We expect to receive cultures in early April and will let folks know when they’re available for pickup or being prepared for shipment. Delays are certainly possible and we will communicate updated arrival dates as we get closer.

Cheers,
Eric & Mica


Bootleg Biology!

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Inkbird ITC-308 WiFi Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller – $38 + free shipping & Hands on Review

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Remote Monitoring Controlling Home Brewing Fermentation

ITC-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller with WI-FI by Inkbird

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • [WIFI & APP] WIFI smart controller supports both IOS & Android,WIFI supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router, free APP “InkbirdSmart” which is able to monitor temperature at any time.
  • [Dual Relay Output] Dual relay output, which can connect heating and cooling device at the same time.
  • [Alarm for Safe] High/Low temperature limit setting alarm.
  • [Convenient Design] Plug-n-play, easy to use. Support ℃/℉reading and Temperature calibration.
  • [Long Warranty] The controller itself has 2 years warranty while the temperature sensor has 1 year warranty. Maximum output load: 1100W(110V).

 

This controller can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

In my opinion the original ITC-308 was and is a game changer as far as homebrew temp controllers.  In comparison to available controllers available at the time the ITC-308 was released, it offered loads more features, including dual stage control, for a fraction of the price.  Game changer!  The addition of Wi-Fi control and monitoring to this great controller has made a great temp controller even better.  Check out our Hands on Review of the ITC-308.  That includes a section on the WiFi version.

3/1/21 1 PM Central: This is on sale for $38. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Pricesgr

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Remote Monitoring Controlling Home Brewing Fermentation – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Last Call… Start Kegging! Ball Lock Kegging System…. $84.99 + free shipping!

5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg System w/ Picnic Tap, USED Keg (#1)
5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegging System from Adventures in Homebrewing.  Includes a used ball lock keg, new keg o-rings, Taprite dual gauge regulator, all required tubing disconnects and a faucet.  Pick up a good used CO2 tank locally and you’re up and going.

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

This Homebrew Kegging System Includes:

  • TapRite T-Handle dual gauge regulator
  • Used 5 gallon ball lock corny keg
  • Gas line assembly with 5′ thickwall gas line and MFL fitting
  • Manual pressure relief valve
  • Picnic tap assembly with 4′ of thickwall beer line and MFL fitting
  • This is the bare bones kit. You can add any of the options to augment your kegging system.

The gauge guard is a great way to protect your regulator and highly recommended here at AIH, please consider that option!

Our CO2 tanks speak for themselves. If you can rent one locally, go for it. If not…we have some darn good prices!


 

  • AIH has this on sale for just $94.99.  That’s a great deal.
  • Stacking Deal: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • All this means this setup is just $84.99 shipped to your door in the contiguous US.  This is an outstanding deal.

5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg System w/ Picnic Tap, USED Keg

Add on another keg 5 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) Used

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Refractometer 0-32% Brix + ATC… $7.66 + free prime ship

Hecotrax Brix Meter 0-32% Brix Meter Handheld Refractometer Home Measuring Instrument Brix Meter for Fruit and Beverage jam

Hecotrax Brix Meter 0-32% Brix Meter Handheld Refractometer Home Measuring Instrument Brix Meter for Fruit and Beverage jam

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Measuring range: Brix 0-32% ; Resolution: 0.2% ; accuracy: 0.2% ; Temperature correction range: 10-30 ℃(50°F~86°F)
  • Wide range of applications: for industry and family, can measure fruits, vegetables, jams, lubricants, emulsions, etc.easy to operate, easy to carry.
  • Precision prism: High uniformity, no cracks, good transparency, high dispersion and low temperature coefficient. The surface of the prism material is not affected by humidity.
  • Automatic temperature compensation technology: High quality temperature compensation film, certified size can reach the corresponding temperature compensation function.

 

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! 🙂

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

3/1/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $7.66. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. At this price, I could see pricing or availability potentially changing quickly… Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Hecotrax Brix Meter 0-32% Brix Meter Handheld Refractometer Home Measuring Instrument Brix Meter for Fruit and Beverage jam – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Ends Today: Brew More, Save More at Adventures in Homebrewing

It’s a great time to pick up homebrewing gear and supplies at Adventures in Homebrewing….

  • Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $30 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $80, $20 off $160 and $30 off $240.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Get Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • More Stacking Deals!  All of these promos stack with most Sale Items!

Up to 12.5% off at Adventures in Homebrewing

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Three x Carbonation Caps for PET Bottles – $9.99, $3.33 each + free prime ship

3pak PLASTIC CARBONATION & LINE CLEANING CAP,Carbonation Cap 1/4" Barb, Ball Lock Type, Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles

3 x Plastic Carbonation Caps

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • No Leaks!Fit your Soft Drink PET Bottles Perfectly,no Leaks,like the original caps.
  • Durable!Made of Food grade Engineering Plastic,Performance is close to stainless steel.Safe and Healthy.
  • No Hurt your bottle!The Plastic Cap will not hurt the thread of your PET bottle.The thread of the stainless cap are very sharp,it will hurt your bottle.

 

Potential Uses:

  • PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.
  • Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.

3/1/21 11 AM Central: These have are selling for just $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

3pak PLASTIC CARBONATION & LINE CLEANING CAP,Carbonation Cap 1/4″ Barb, Ball Lock Type, Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Reader Tip, Today Only: Chefast Hydrometer and Test Jar…. $10.99 via Woot

Thanks to an anonymous HBF Reader for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Chefast Hydrometer and Test Jar

Chefast Hydrometer and Test Jar via Woot

As of this posting, Woot has this combo for just $10.99. Valid today 3/1/21 only, while supplies last. Check product page for current infoMore About Prices

Chefast Hydrometer and Test Jar

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Rubbermaid Commercial 64 Ounce Scoop [Grain Scoop] – back in stock at… $5.99 + free prime ship & Related Review

Picture From: Hands on Review: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage – that review contains information and photos on this scoop.  Container not included.

64 Ounce Commercial Quality Scoop by Rubbermaid Commercial Products

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • For ice and ingredient bins
  • Made of clear polycarbonate construction for durability and break resistance
  • Smooth surface for easy cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Holds 64 ounces

 

3/1/21 11 AM Central: This highly rated scoop is selling for just $5.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Rubbermaid Commercial Food Service Scoop, 64-Ounce, White, FG288500WHT – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Vittles Vault Airtight Storage Bin (15 lb size, ~23 lb malt storage capacity) [Grain Storage] – now… $14.43 + free prime ship & Reader Photo

15 lb Capacity Vittles Vault Container.  Vittles Vault containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are.. made from FDA approved food grade plastic and are airtight.  Lock down double gaskets, easy spin on an off lid and molded handles.

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Airtight
  • Heavy Duty
  • Easy Spin On / Off lid
  • Lock-Down Double Gaskets
  • Molded handles for easy grip

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “malt” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

From what I’ve gathered this has a 4.5 gallon capacity.  Not 100% sure if that’s right, but my estimation for unmilled grain storage capacity is 5 lbs/gallon.  At that rate, a 4.5 gallon container could hold about 22.5 lbs of malt.  That’s a rough estimate.  Actual capacity will vary.

3/1/21 11 AM Central: This has dropped to just $14.43. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Plus for Pet Food Storage – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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In action!

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo –  The 50 lb size stacked with two 15 lb capacity containers

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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If You Tried to Place An Order… Bulk Keg O-Rings Includes Color Coded Post O-Rings in Blue and Green + TWO Deals

Custom Color Keg Post O-Rings from Valuebrew:

A Valuebrew Exclusive! We commissioned the production of these custom color o-rings in the same food grade silicone we use for our other premium quality replacement o-rings. We picked the color and placed a massive order to be able to offer you these in bulk quantities at the same price as our other high quality post o-rings.

These can be used for either post. A suggestion we have is to color code your posts Blue for Beer and Green for Gas. This way you’ll immediately be able to tell which post is which. Plus your keg will look awesome!

These are sized to work with standard Ball Lock Cornelius style homebrew kegs. If you’re a Pin Lock keg user, they’ll also work. We recommend using your choice of colors (Blue or Green) on your Pin Lock keg liquid post and our Pin Lock Keg Post O-Rings on the gas post


  • These are available in bulk quantities.  Price varies based on quantity,  10, 25 and 50 count.  As of this posting all options are on sale with prices (10 count) starting at $4.99.
  • Compare: Keg Fitting O-Rings at William’s Brewing – multiple color options at 49 cents per o-ring.   No mention of material or food grade materials.
  • Availability of these have been touch and go.
  • Valuebrew stopped temporarily stopped taking orders at the end of last week to maintain turn around time.  They are caught up and taking orders again.  If you were one that was trying to get in on this, these are available again

Food Safe Keg O-Rings in BULK at Valuebrew

Keg Post O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone – in BLUE

Keg Post O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone – in GREEN

Two Deals

Both on volatile availability bulk lid o-rings….

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About Food Safe Materials:

  • For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.
  • The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings
  • Finally a food safe option!  Valuebrew has a selection of silicone food grade o-rings.  They also have replacement universal poppet o-rings and internal QD o-rings, also food grade.

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