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Monster Mill Deals for HBF Readers! + Hands on Review

  • Monster Mill Sale:  Monster Brewing Hardware is discounting both their 2 and 3 Roller Homebrew Mill Kits for HBF Readers.
  • Special flat rate shipping.  Monster Brewing Hardware also has a limited time flat rate deal.  Shipping is a flat $18.50 to addresses in the contiguous US.  Note that you have to choose “Other Shipping Options” to see the flat rate option.
  • You do not need a coupon code, but…
  • You must use the links below.  This is a special offer for HBF Readers, the standard offering will show the full price.
  • While you’re at it… Monster Brewing Hardware has cool t-shirts for $10.
  • Learn More!  Hands on Review: Monster Mill MM-3 Grain Mill

3 Roller Homebrew Mill Kit at Monster Brewing Hardware

2 Roller Homebrew Mill Kit-HBF

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Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

Get a Deal on Bulk Malt via MoreBeer:  Viking 2-Row Pale Malt, Viking Xtra Pale Malt, Viking Wheat Malt – and Viking Pilsner Malt – all sell for $10.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $10.99 = $54.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC, Brix 0-32%, Gravity 1.000-1.120 – $15.99 + Free Prime Ship

Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Refractometer, Dual Scale Beer Refractometer Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix: 0~32%, ATC Wort SG Refractometer Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer

Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Refractometer, Dual Scale Beer Refractometer Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix: 0~32%, ATC Wort SG Refractometer Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer

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  • QUICK MEASURING BEER WORT REFRACTOMETER: needs less samples than a hydrometer, place 2 or 3 drops of brew on top of the prism and close the daylight plate. Wait for a few seconds and quick get the precise results without wasting Beer or Wort.
  • DUAL SCALES MEASURE BRIX/SG Refractometer: measure beer and wort Specific Gravity 1.000 – 1.120 and brix 0 – 32%, accuracy: +/-0.2%, no need to switch unit for readings each time. Easy to operate and maintenance, perfect replace Homebrew beer and wort Hydrometer.
  • AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION (ATC: 50°F ~86°F/ 10°C~30°C) beer wort refractometer don’t worry the ambient temperature change affect the measured value. Let’s be a better brewer with this beer wort refractometer, and take control of the brew process.
  • ALUMINUM BODY MATERIAL: The refractometer is made of aluminum and ABS rubber, which is non-staining, resistant to abrasion and anti-corrosion. Adjustable eyepiece beer refractometer can see scale more clearly. A good choice for Home Brew, brewing , Beer wort making and educational purposes.
  • ACCESSORIES & WARRANTY: The brew tapper refractometer comes in sturdy plastic box for protection and convenient to carry, calibration screwdriver, 3ml pipette, manual and a lens cleaning cloth. 1 year warranty, please contact us if you meet any question about our product.

 

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.

7/10/20 10 AM Central: This has dropped to $15.99Shipping 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

Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Refractometer, Dual Scale Beer Refractometer Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix: 0~32%, ATC Wort SG Refractometer Replaces Homebrew Hydrometernote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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KegLand DigiBoil Electric Brew Kettle via William’s Brewing – on sale for $149.99 + Freebie

KegLand Digiboil

KegLand Digiboil from William’s Brewing

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The KegLand Digiboil is an 8 gallon electric brew pot with precise digital control. Made of 304 stainless steel, it features 1500 watts of total power, selectable with both a 1000 watt and 500 watt switch. Perfect for brewing, distilling, sous vide cooking, and more. Keep in mind that although it has an 8 gallon capacity, we recommend you boil no more than 6.5 gallons, to allow head space to prevent damaging boil overs.

The digital display can be set to any temperature between 32° and 212° F, and hold that temperature to plus or minus 5 degrees. The valve features standard 1/2″ threads, so you can fit female NPT 1/2″ accessories such as cam lock fittings to the spigot for attaching chillers and other accessories. The rim features clamps, and standard Robobrew and Grainfather distilling lids will fit perfectly. 27″ tall, 12″ wide.

This unit draws a hefty 15 amps, and must be plugged into a dedicated GGCI outlet for safety. The unit should not be submersed in water.

The Digiboil does not come with a printed manual, but it is very simple. One of the first things you will notice is that it is set in Centigrade. To switch to Fahrenheit, with the unit on and both element switches off, press the plus and minus keys simultaneously for 5 seconds to switch it to Fahrenheit display mode. To set the temperature, turn it on with water in the boiler, and press either the plus or minus key until the set point starts moving, and release when your desired temperature set point has been reached.

When brewing with malt extract, you will need to get your water boiling, then shut off the heat momentarily while you stir the extract in to dissolve. This eliminates the extract from burning on the bottom, and prevents the thermostat protective circuit from throwing an error. As soon as the extract is dissolved, turn back on the heat and brew.


 

  • This is on sale for $149.99
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.
  • Freebie: Place an order with a subtotal of $50.00 or more and enter web coupon code BEERDANA at checkout and you’ll get a free Beerdana.  No need to add the Beerdana to your cart.  Just put together an order of $50 or more and apply coupon code BEERDANA at checkout and it will be automatically added to your cart.

KegLand Digiboil

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MoreBeer’s Most Popular Beer Kits? – dynamic results based on sales + 20% Off KOTW

Russian Rivers Pliny the Elder® - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)Pictured: MoreBeer’s Pliny The Elder Kits – Typically one of MoreBeer’s most popular kits | Brewing Pliny the Elder

MoreBeer’s Most Popular Recipes

MoreBeer has loads of recipe kits.  Original recipes, clones and direct from the brewer recipes courtesy of the Brewmaster Series.  Want to know what MoreBeer’s most popular recipes are?  Check out the links below to get the scoop.  These are dynamic results based on sales.

Get Free Shipping+Related Deal

  • MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week discounts on kit each week in both extract and all grain versions.  Changes regularly, valid while supplies last.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

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Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote] – $9.95 + Free Prime Ship, Blue Only

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

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  • MULTIPURPOSE BIN- This collapsible bin is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. It can be used as a wash basin for dishes or hands, ice bucket for drinks, storage container for your items for camping, hiking, boating, picnicking or tailgating, and more!
  • COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN- The reusable basket has a convenient space saving design for efficient storage. It collapses to a compact 2” height, making it easy to keep in your home, garage, or packed in the car with your camping gear.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SPACIOUS- The lightweight bin features a large 10 L capacity and is spacious enough to hold accessories needed for outdoor fun like smore or picnic supplies! It can even be used at home as a laundry basket or to store cleaning supplies.
  • DURABLE BUILD- The multiuse container is made from safe silicone material with a plastic rim and base for durability to withstand normal wear and tear of use outdoors. The sturdy plastic upper portion also makes it easy to grasp and carry while in use.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS- Materials: pp/TPR (plastic/plastic rubber). Dimensions: 14. 75” L x 10. 75” W x 5” H, Collapsed: 2” H. 10 L capacity.

 

Potential uses… clean up on brew day and beyond, ice cold drinks, use as a tote on brew day to keep items together.

7/10/20 8:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $9.95 – in blue only, other colors may be available at varying costs.  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.

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More – 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.

SEOH 1 Liter Erlenmeyer Flask… $8.95 + Free Prime Ship

SEOH 1000ml Graduated Glass Erlynmeyer Flask

1,000 mL/1 Liter Borosilicate Erlenmeyer Flask by SEOH

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  • Capacity (ml) 1000
  • Widest Diameter (mm)145Height (mm) 215
  • Graduation Interval (ml) 100 with Range of 400-1000
  • Material Borosilicate Glass

These graduated glass 1000ml erlyenmeyer flasks feature white enamel graduations and writing patch and a flared mouth.These flasks are sold as eaches. Texas Residents: Under Texas State Law, this product requires a Precursor Chemical/Laboratory Apparatus NAR-120 permit to ship to a Texas address. After purchase, the seller will contact you via email to verify your permit. Failure to provide a valid permit will result in a cancellation and refund of your order.

 

Use for yeast starters to increase cell counts to have better and more vigorous fermentations.  Also: StirStarterYeast Starters & Fermentation

7/10/20 8 AM Central:: This is selling for just $8.95. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 

SEOH 1000ml Graduated Glass Erlynmeyer Flask


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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ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Thermometer/Timer Combo – Save 20% + Hands on Review

The ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks (the folks behind the nearly universally lauded Thermapen) is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo for homebrewing.  It tracks both highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  It has an easy to read screen with backlight.  Check out my Full Hands on Review for more info.  I recommend the immersible Pro-Series Needle Probe or the longer 12″ (non-immersible) probes, both are available on the accessories tab.

  • Why it’s awesome… Hands on Review
  • Save 20%! ThermoWorks is discounting this great tool by by 20%
  • That makes this great timer/thermometer combo $51.20.

ChefAlarm Thermometer/Timer Combo

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Reader Tip: Pair Ball Lock Quick Disconnects – $4.90… $2.45 per/QD! + Free Prime Ship

Thanks to HBF Reader Garrett for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Corny Keg Ball Lock Disconnect - Include 1/4 Ball Lock Gas Disconnect Barb 1/4 Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect Barb, for Home brewing

Corny Keg Ball Lock Disconnect – Include 1/4 Ball Lock Gas Disconnect Barb 1/4 Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect Barb, for Home brewing

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  • Include: Ball Lock Gas Disconnect 1/4” Barbed End, Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect 1/4” Barbed End;
  • Material: PBT Material for Ball Lock Quick Disconnect Sets and Stainless Steel Material for Barb Part;
  • Use: Ball lock quick disconnects are used for most Cornelius, Pepsi, and 7-UP tanks. Simply slide your beer line over the nipple, then use a screw clamp to tighten around the hose;
  • Connect: The Ball Lock Quick Disconnect use with 3/16″ to 1/4″ ID Beer Air Line;
  • Guarantee: Quality Guarantee, any problem for Ball Lock Disconnect, Money Back or Replacement free.

 

7/10/20 7 AM Central: These are on sale for just $5.16.  Click “Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to just $4.90.  That figures to just $2.45 per QD.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 

Corny Keg Ball Lock Disconnect – Include 1/4 Ball Lock Gas Disconnect Barb 1/4 Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect Barb, for Home brewing – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hands on Review: Spike Brewing Equipment Flex Fermentor

Hands on Review: Spike Brewing Equipment Flex Fermentor

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Spike Flex Stainless Fermentor

Stainless steel is highly valued in homebrewing because of its durability and ease of cleaning. When used in fermentors, this ease of cleaning means you don’t spend as much time scrubbing yeast crust and dry hop debris off the walls of your vessel when done fermenting. And since your beer spends so much time in contact with the surface of your fermentor, it’s easy for aromas to leech in over time to plastic fermentors. Glass of course doesn’t have this problem, but it does have the problem of shattering if you drop it…


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Spike is well-known for their heavy duty stainless kettles and free-standing conical fermentors. With all that stainless laying around in their shop, it’s no surprise that they’re now entering the category of “stainless bucket fermentors”. These bucket fermentors are smaller in size than the long-legged conical fermentors. What’s surprising to me is the price difference between the stainless bucket fermentors and taller conical fermentors. Even with the same holding capacity, you’re paying a few hundred dollars extra just to get a conical fermentor up on stilts. The stainless buckets offer essentially the same features, they just require you to crouch down- which to me, is an acceptable compromise.

Weld Flange from the Outside
TC Flange Seamless Surface in Contact with Beer

Spike’s new Flex fermentor is a bucket fermentor (crouching required) that has a 7.5 gallon volume, and has a 45-degree angle cone on the bottom. Utilizing the same 1.5” TC flanges that they’ve mastered the welding with their Spike+ kettles, you can interchange pieces from the Spike accessory catalog for a thermowell and a draining valve. It comes with a rack arm when time to drain that can be rotated by loosening the 1.5” TC clamp slightly and turning it. That feature is designed for those that want to take advantage of avoiding the fallen yeast that has collected in the 45-degree cone, but want to rotate the arm while draining to try to get as much viable beer out of it as possible. And the racking arm has a simple but ingenious bump welded onto it so you know which direction the pickup tube is pointing while you’re trying to rotate it from the outside .

Polished Interior with Etched Volume MarkPickup Tube Rotated Down into Cone

The fermentor walls are ultra-polished. While this has a super-glam aspect that’s sure to dazzle your friends, it serves a practical purpose as well. The polishing process eliminates any kind of surface roughness, which makes it even easier to clean. The inside of the vessel contains electrically etched black volume markings every 0.5 gallons, the same as they have on their kettles. The base is supported by 3 sturdy legs with rubber caps on them to keep it from sliding around on floors (or scratching your floor).

Lid Clamped on with Seal Visible

The lid looks like something from a 1920s diving helmet. In the middle of the lid, there’s a giant 4” TC port that holds a polished clear hard plastic window so you can easily see what’s going on inside your fermentor without having to open the lid. The base Flex model has a hole for a rubber stopper and airlock, and 5 latches that hook over the edge of the lid and onto a flange on the base. This base latch and seal set-up is capable of holding 2 psi of internal pressure. The Flex+ model uses a band clamp that goes around the circumference of the lid and tightens down with a screw/nut feature. And the hole for the bung/airlock is replaced by another 1.5” TC port. This ups the pressure holding capability of the unit to 15 psi.

With its short & stout size, the Flex can fit in shorter areas, but it is pretty wide. From the bottom to the top of a 3-piece airlock, it stands 22” tall. The widest diameter, with the stackup of the racking arm and a Spike butterfly valve with a camlock fitting at the end of it, is 21” across. If those dimensions don’t work for your fermentation chamber, Spike also has a version of its TC-100 temperature control system available that makes use of some common components from their unitank conicals and a form-fitted neoprene jacket sized to the Flex dimensions.

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Ends Soon: Inkbird IHT-1P Backlit Digital, Instant Read, Waterproof, Rechargeable Thermometer – homebrew, bbq & more… $17.49, Save 30% + Free Prime Ship

Inkbird Waterproof Instant Read Thermometer IHT-1P, Rechargeable Battery, Digital BBQ Meat Thermometer, Cooking Food Thermometer, Calibration, Magnet, Backlight for Grill,Smoker, Kitchen, Oven, Candy

Inkbird Waterproof Instant Read BBQ Thermometer, Rechargeable Digital Thermometer by Inkbird

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  • ⏰The Ultra Fast Thermometer responds in 3-5 Seconds. What’s more, the instant read smoker thermometer support lock readouts when probe is removed, what’s more, the calibration from -3℃ to 3℃(-5℉~5℉) with high accuracy ± 1℃/±2℉ & Temp range of -58℉ ~ 572℉ (-50℃ ~ 300℃) could keep the high precision after a long period of using.
  • 🔋☀【Recharged & Backlight】250mAH rechargeable lithium battery of this digital pen thermometer could last 11 hours with backlight once fully charged, convenient and eco-friendly, save your time and money on replacing batteries. Another amazing magnet design makes the cooking thermometer easy to be stuck to the oven or refrigerator securely when not working.
  • ☔【Waterproof & Easy to clean】:This food thermometer can be washed by running water directly without fear. Support using in rainy days, makes it perfect for Liquid, Food, Meat, Candy, Cheese, Chocolate Coffee, Milk, Yogurt and Bath water temperature.
  • ✌【Easy Operation & Convenient Storage】: The Kitchen meat thermometer is simple to operate, open it to turn on the device and fold the probe back to turn it off. 180 degree foldaway probe design and the internal MAGNET make storage conveniently.✔ The Magnetic back make the thermometer possible to adsorb on the surface of household appliances such as ovens, refrigerators or other metal surfaces you want to.
  • ☎❣【What You Get】One instant read thermometer + one calibration instruction + one USB charging cable. Get yours today, skyrocket your cooking performances!

 

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7/10/20 6 AM Central: This is selling for $24.99.  Apply coupon code JWGSTAWF and the price drops a whopping 30% to just $17.49 at checkout. 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.

Inkbird Waterproof Instant Read Thermometer IHT-1P, Rechargeable Battery, Digital BBQ Meat Thermometer, Cooking Food Thermometer, Calibration, Magnet, Backlight for Grill,Smoker, Kitchen, Oven, Candy – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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