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Happens Today: Live Chat Q&A with New Realm Brewmaster Mitch Steele – start your free BYO Trial now so you’re ready

From BYO Mag:

Dear Homebrewer,
We’re excited to announce Mitch Steele will be our May Live Q&A Chat guest one week from today, Wednesday, May 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Mitch is a rock star in the brewing world and he’ll be on hand to answer your questions. He was the longtime Brewmaster at Stone Brewing Co., wrote the IPA book, and in 2016 he co-founded New Realm Brewing Co. in Atlanta and Virginia Beach. He’s been on Brew Your Own’s Editorial Review Board for many years, has spoken at BYO events, and has always been supportive of homebrewers. Get your brewing questions in or set a reminder at the link below for Mitch’s one-hour live Q&A chat on Wednesday, May 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST.

Please note these monthly chats are only available for BYO digital members. Not a member yet, but want to participate in this chat with Mitch risk-free? Sign up for our 14-day Free Trial Digital Membership by clicking on the button below.

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Yaebrew 19″ Stainless Steel Drip Tray – $22.99 + free prime ship

YaeBrew 19" Length 4" Width Rectangular Stainless Steel Beer Surface Mount Drip Tray, No Drain, Silver

19″ by 4″ Stainless Steel Drip Tray by Yaebrew

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

  • STAINLESS STEEL: This surface mount drip tray is constructed from durable and sanitary stainless steel with an attractive brushed finish
  • USAGE: It collect any excess or spilled liquid for a safe working environment
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN DESIGN: This drip tray features a detachable grill and can be emptied in the sink and then thrown in the dishwasher for fast and simple clean-up
  • NO DRAIN: This drip tray does not come with a drain, making it ideal for kegerators or bar applications where running a drain would be difficult
  • DIMENSIONS: 19″ long x 4″ wide

 

5/27/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $22.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

YaeBrew 19″ Length 4″ Width Rectangular Stainless Steel Beer Surface Mount Drip Tray, No Drain, Silver – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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1,000 Watt Coil Water Heater… $11.79 + free shipping

Portable Water Heater Coil Aluminum Hot Water Heater (1000 Watts) by GCG

1,000 Watt Coil Heater

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

5/27/20 3 AM Central: This is selling for just $8.79. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Portable Water Heater Coil Aluminum Hot Water Heater (1000 Watts) by GCG


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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.

StirStarter Stir Plate – $42 + Free Shipping

StirStarter Stir Plate eBay

StirStarter Stir Plate via eBay.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

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From the description…

“Here’s good news for all you beer home brewers. YOU don’t make beer; your one-celled friends called yeast do all the work! That’s why happy, healthy yeast is the cornerstone of good brewing practice. You can make sure your yeast is ready for action in the fermenter with a magnetic stir plate. I built one and like it so much I have decided to build more and sell them to the home brewing community at a fair price. I call my version the StirStarter.

Home brewing discussion forums are full of details on how to make your own stir plate with used spare parts like hard drive magnets, computer fans and old cigar boxes. It’s a fun weekend project and if you’re mechanically inclined it might even work!

But if you’re not ready to invest the time and effort to build and perhaps troubleshoot your own creation, let me do the job for you. I am a registered professional electrical engineer and I have spent many hours improving the design of the StirStarter. My eBay seller status, 100% positive feedback and obsession with customer service means you can buy with confidence!

The StirStarter comes complete with stir bar, operating instructions and a “keeper” magnet to lock the stir bar in place so it won’t end up in your fermenter when the yeast is pitched!

For detailed product specifications, yeast starter info and helpful construction hints if you want to build your own, do a Google search on the word StirStarters.

The StirStarter will be shipped via Priority Mail after the receipt of your order. The StirStarter is guaranteed forever. If it fails to perform for ANY reason, ship it back to me for repair or replacement at no charge.”

 

As of this posting, this great stir plate is selling for just $42.  Expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for up to the minute price and availability.

Brew Smarter with a StirStarter Magnetic Stir Plate For Home Brewers – if that has ended, check the seller’s Other Items to see if it has been re-listed

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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48 x Pint Deli Containers + Lids [Yeast Cake, Yeast Rehydration, General Storage & More] – $12.99, 27 cents each + free prime ship

Deli Food Storage Containers with Lids, 16 Ounce (48 Count)

Deli Food Storage Containers with Lids, 16 Ounce (48 Count)

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

  • plastic
  • Made in USA
  • Package of 48 – 16 oz Deli Food Containers with tight sealing lids Clear Heavy Guage Polyethylene Plasic – Pint Size Microwaveable – Reuseable – Dishwasher Safe Dimensions:3″ Tall X 4.6″ Top X 3.3″ Diameter Base Commercial Restaurant Quality – Deli Takeout Container, Made in US
  • 48 sets of 16 ounce (pint-size) heavy duty plastic food containers & lids, clear container with Clear lid. It is Microwave safe,Dish washer safe, leak resistant air-tight locking lids.Great for restaurant take out ,home food storage and party, picnic Etc
  • Ideal for storing baby food, dressings, sauces, fruit, salads, soups and healthy snacks. Great picnic and camping containers
  • No problem heating them up. No problem freezing them either. Our round plastic containers with lids are build to withstand the microwave as well as the freezer. Dishwasher safe as well (top rack)
  • Deli containers are great for all of your food storage needs. Tight fitting lids will not allow spills or drips.

 

Possible homebrew-related uses – yeast cake storage, store smaller amounts of ingredients, yeast rehydration, storing and organizing smaller parts and pieces around your homebrewery and general storage.  Non-brewing related bonus… these type of containers are great for giving food-stuffs away as they are economical enough that you don’t need to worry about getting your container back.

5/27/20 1 AM Central: These are selling for $12.99. That figures to just 27 cents each. 5/26/20 11 PM Central: This is selling for $7.89. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Deli Food Storage Containers with Lids, 16 Ounce (48 Count) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


There are many offerings for these types of containers and they can change quickly.  Search Amazon for “deli containers” to see what’s out there.  Some things to look for – food safe materials, microwave safe and tight fitting lids.

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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.

“The Ultimate Growler” 2L Double Wall, Stainless Growler AND Drafto Kit… $38.23!

Drafto Kit for the Ultimate Growler

  • TWO Sales get you a portable draft growler for just $38.23.
  • The Ultimate Growler is Stainless Steel and Double Wall Vacuum Insulated.  That means it will keep your beer cold for along time and resist or eliminate sweating.
  • The Drafto Kit converts the Ultimate Growler into a portable mini keg.  This kit does not include CO2.
  • As of this posting, The Ultimate Growler is on sale for just $21.24.  The Drafto Kit is on sale for $16.99.  That figures to a total of just $38.23 for a vacuum insulated mini keg/growler.  Shop around and you’ll see that this is a crazy bargain.
  • Get Free Shipping: This ships for free with a qualify order as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

The 2L Ultimate Growler – Double Walled GL750

Drafto Kit for the Ultimate Growler GL751

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Classic Thermapen in Red or Black… Save 20% + Hands on Review & TWO New ThermoWorks Products

classic thermapen dealThe Thermapen Classic features Splash Proof design, 2 to 3 second readings, high accuracy +- .7 F, Reads in F and C, Auto Off and 1,500 hour battery life.  This is a great brewing thermometer!  Check out my extensive Hands on Review including accuracy and response time tests.

For a short time, ThermoWorks is slashing the red or black color of this great thermometer by 20% to $63.20.

Classic Super-Fast® Thermapen®

TWO New ThermoWorks Products

  • ThermoDrop™ Zipper-Pull Thermometer – Designed to monitor ambient temps.  Water resistant.  Potential homebrew related applications: Use to monitor your kegerator, beer fridge, fermentation chamber or fermentation area.  The small size and ability to hang wherever you’d like mean you should be able check temperatures in a wide range of spots.
  • WAND™ – No Touch Digital Forehead Thermometer This is off topic for us, but considering the current environment, it seems appropriate to let you know.  Works with Surface Temps… I ordered one of these and have received it.  It DOES work for regular surface temps.  You just need to change the mode by holding both the start and power buttons at the same time.  That means it can work as a more traditional IR thermometer as well as a forehead thermometer.  I don’t know that I would suggest this as a primary use as it does not have laser targeting and it’s pricey for that purpose.  Having said that’s it’s nice to have a secondary use or as a backup to your primary Kitchen/Brewing IR thermometer.

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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17″ Flexible Scrub Brush [Growlers, Glasses & More] – $7.89 + free prime ship

Flexible, soft, lightweight and reusable brush.  44 cm length (about 17.3″).

Use to clean glasses, growlers, wine decanters and more.

5/26/20 11 PM Central: This is selling for $7.89. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

KUWAN Multi-function Household Cleaning Tools Flexible Bottle Scourer Bottle Cleaning Brush For Cleaning Of Wine Decanters, Goblets, Glasses, Cups


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Keg Connection Premium Beer Line Cleaning Kit… $33.20, Save $31.75! + Recirculating Keg Line Cleaning Build

Premium Beer Line Cleaning Kit

Premium Beer Line Cleaning Kit from Keg Connection

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

Premium Pressurized Line Cleaning Kit for use with Beer Couplers or home brew lines.

  • An NSF rated, 1/2 gallon heavy duty commercial pump bottle made with food grade lubricants and materials.
  • Bottle features Vitron Orings which are chemical and heat resistant!
  • Featuring 8 oz. bag of “Brew Clean” – a safe, but highly effective powered form cleaner
  • Easy to use, illustrated instruction sheet with additional instructions printed on bottle.
  • Includes high quality faucet wrench, faucet brush, and ball lifter for allowing liquid through the coupler
  • Brass connection for connecting the cleaning line directly to the tower or standard shank
  • This kit is set up for beer couplers used with commercial beer kegs. It can also be used with lines set up for home brew.

 

  • These are on sale for just $32.95.  That’s a $32 savings.
  • HBF Reader Coupon!  As of this posting, coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off.  That makes this setup just $31.75 for HBF Readers.  In all between the two stacking deals you’re saving $31.75.
  • Cheap Shipping: Shipping is a flat $7.99 no matter how much you buy sitewide (includes kegs, ingredients, kits & everything else) to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Make the most of flat rate shipping, but getting some gear or supplies that you need.  While you’re at it… QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution – Surface Cleaner – has been very popular lately.
  • Related How-To: Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

Premium Beer Line Cleaning Kit

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

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12 x Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets by FINDMAG – keeper magnets, stir plate builds & more – $12.99, $1.08 each + free prime ship

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26" D x 1/8" H - Pack of 12

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26″ D x 1/8″ H – Pack of 12

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  • STRONGER THAN THE COMPETITION – Made from the world’s strongest magnetic element, our pure neodymium disc magnets are incredibly powerful. This set of premium rare earth magnets can handle your project or task.
  • UNMATCHED QUALITY – Your safety is our highest priority. Chipped, broken magnetic shards are dangerous. We use thicker, industrial grade, durable N45 grade neodymium rather than extremely brittle N52 used by our competitors.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY COATING – You will love the smooth and shiny finish. Our magnets are protected with a corrosion resistant Ni-Cu-Ni (Nickel-Copper-Nickel) coating to create a high quality silver look that doesn’t rust or scratch.
  • UNLIMITED USES – No matter your application, our powerful magnets can handle the job. These thin magnetic discs work great as strong refrigerator magnets, arts and crafts, DIY projects, hanging spice jars, pictures, whiteboards, tools in the garage, or science classroom at school.

 

These magnets are designed with a hole in the middle so that they can be mounted via the included magnets.  That may be helpful for an around the brewery project you’re looking to do.

Potential uses: Use as “keeper magnets” to retrieve and secure stir bars in yeast starters.  Use as part of a DIY stir plate build.  Use to help secure a DIY magnetic drip tray on your kegerator.  Assist with keeping signs, labels and notes in place.

5/26/20 9 PM Central: These are selling for $12.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26″ D x 1/8″ H – Pack of 12 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: How To: Step by Step Making a Magnetic Drip Tray

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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