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Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor + enter to win one for free

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.


Limited Time Giveaway, Review Continues Below – Enter to Win a Free Anvil Stainless Steel Bucker Fermentor!

Anvil Brewing Equipment loves Homebrew Finds Readers!  Along those lines, they are giving one lucky Homebrew Finds Reader a FREE 7.5 Gallon Anvil Bucket Fermenter.  Shipping is also included to addresses in the contiguous US.  Prize will come directly from Anvil Brewing Equipment.  See: Enter to Win a Free Anvil Bucket Fermenter from Anvil Brewing Equipment!


Anvil Stainless Steel Bucket Fermentor

It’s well known that you don’t have to just ferment in that plastic bucket that came with your homebrew beginner’s kit. When you are ready to upgrade there are multiple material options, and varying levels of size/features. As it goes with most homebrew gear, brewers love stainless steel. So, of course you can get your fermentor in stainless steel, too.

Stainless provides a better oxygen-proof barrier than the plastic brew buckets and is easy to clean. The easy cleaning not only makes the worst job in homebrewing (brew day clean-up) slightly better, it also means you don’t have to worry about things hiding in crevices to sneak out and do funky things to your beer. Stainless is also durable and long-lasting, meaning you can look at it like a longer-term investment. Typical price tags on steel fermentors also make you consider it from a longer-term investment perspective as well.

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1 lb Yeast Nutrient – $6.85 + Free Add On Shipping

Yeast Nutrient 1 lb

Yeast Nutrient 1 lb for wine, beer and mead.  Yeast nutrient gives nourishment to your yeast so that it stays healthy throughout the fermentation process. Used in beer, wine, mead, etc. to produce healthy yeast for a complete fermentation. Use 1 teaspoon per gallon prior to fermentation beginning.

8/18/19 2 PM Central: This is selling for $6.85.  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

Yeast Nutrient 1 lb


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

Great Deal On – StirStarter Stir Plate

Ends Today: Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer – Buy 1, Get $14.50 back, Buy 2, Get… $51.50 back! + Hands on Review

More Info

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

Designed specifically for homebrewers, the Tilt Hydrometer & Thermometer monitors both the specific gravity and temperature of your batch while its fermenting without having to open your fermenter and waste your beer for test samples, allowing you to brew more consistent batches of beer and makes each batch much easier to track. Using the Tilt App (Available Here!) you can instantly check on your batches readings using an Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Designed with a high precision temperature sensor and accelerometer, the Tilt monitors your batch with a fine degree of control. The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s 0.990 to 1.120 range. The included thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F. The increased transmission power of the Tilt gives it better reception and range, allowing it to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters and it will work with most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices. The Tilt was also built with efficiency in mind. The reduced power consumption allows to to use you Tilt batch after batch with the same battery. Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to use with an included battery. Battery life is 12-24 months depending on usage. Easy to use, the Tilt makes a great addition to any brewhouse. Simply download the app, sanitize your Tilt, drop it into your fermenter, and start taking readings!

The Tilt Hydrometers comes in a rainbow of colors to brighten up your brew supplies, but these colors are not just cosmetic. Use a different color Tilt to monitor multiple batches of beer at the same time. The Tilt App will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color.

 

Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

As of this posting, these are selling for $140.  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 the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving additional bonus points based on how much you purchase.  150 with a $50 purchase, $450 with a $150 purchase and 750 with a $250 purchase.  This does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Bonus points equate to about 5% promotional value.  750 = about $37.50 in value.  These bonuses are in addition to the rewards points that a product already earns.

The math…

  • Buy 1 for $140 and you’ll get 140 points + 150 bonus points.  That’s 290 points or about $14.50 in value toward a future purchase.
  • Buy 2 (so you can monitor two fermentations at once) and you’ll get 280 points + 750 bonus points.  That’s 1,030 points or about $51.50 in value toward a future purchase.

Note: If you purchase two so that you can monitor two beers at ounce, make sure to choose different colors.

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing!

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

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Ends Today: ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – $14.39 + free prime ship, w/coupon

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit and Centigrade Thermostat with Sensor 2 Relays ITC-1000

Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller by Inkbird

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

  • [Two Modes] Have two relays. Switch between cooling and heating modes. Support °F/°C display.
  • [Setting Value] Control the temperature by setting the temperature set value and the difference value.
  • [Different Functions] Refrigerating control output delay protection, and temperature calibrating.
  • [Alarm for Safe] Alarm when temperature exceeds the limit or when sensor error.

Specification:
Output: 2 Relays
Temperature Measuring Range: -50~210°F / -50~99°C
Resolution: 0.1°F / 0.1°C
Accuracy: ±1°F (-50~160°F) / ±1 °C (-50~70°C)
Power Supply: 110VAC 50Hz/60Hz
Power Consumption: 3W
Sensor: NTC Sensor
Relay Contact Capacity: Cooling (10A/250VAC)/ Heating (10A/250VAC)
Ambient Temperature: 0~60°C
Storage Temperature: -30~75°C
Relative Humidity: 20~85% (No Condensate)
Front Panel Size: 75(L)*34.5(W)mm Mounting Size: 71(L)*29(W)mm
Product Size: 75(L)*34.5(W)*85(D)mm Sensor Length: 2m (include the probe)


 

Use to help control temperature of your kegerator, fermentation chamber or as part of your brew system. Dual Stage means this can control a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.   Note that this is an unwired controller and will require some work to implement in your project.  See: ITC-1000 Step by Step Build for one possible configuration.  If you’re looking for a pre-wired temp controller, consider – ITC-308 – [Review].

What are other people saying? Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

8/18/19 5 AM Central: This is selling for $15.99.  Apply coupon code OHXD9YTT and the price drops to $14.39.  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 

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays


Also: Inkbird Itc-308 – [Review]| Yeast Starters & FermentationKegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

More: Recent Amazon Finds


Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

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Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer – companion smart phone app – [ Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation] – $30.59 w/coupon

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature and Humidity monitor Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat/Plant/Cigar Storage (IBS-TH1 Plus)

Inkbird IBS-TH1 Plus Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone

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

  • [Accurate & Fast Response] Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower, and working life will be longer. (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is±2%RH and 0.5°F)
  • [Smart LCD & Measuring Range] Temperature and humidity are displayed on screen. (two protection films on the screen) Monitoring Range: 50 meters / 150ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F (Inner Sensor)/ -40~212°F (External Probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • [Probe & Mode] Inside and external probe are supplied. Inside probe can monitor spatial range T&H such as indoor and outdoor, while external probe can monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet.
  • [Data Storage & Sampling Interval] Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, and the max date storage is 30000 points. Different sampling interval can be setting.(10s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2mins/ 5mins/ 10mins/ 30mins) The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • [APP & Multiple Devices] Free APP (Engbird) can be applied to IOS and Android system, which supports multi-language. History and immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor, and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

You could use this to monitor kegerator or fermentation chamber temperatures.  It shows current temperature along with recording minimum and maximum values.  Those figures can help you determine how stable your kegerator or fermentation chamber/area is.

This has a hygrometer function as well.  That shows % relative humidity and could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

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

8/18/19 3 AM Central: This is selling for $35.99.  Apply coupon code QM5TBDS3 and the price drops to $30.59. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices, 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 Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat/Plant/Cigar Storage (IBS-TH1 Plus)


More: Recent Amazon Finds

Ends Today: Rare Stacking Deals on Hard to Find Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels!

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Adventures in Homebrewing


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

Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award-winning small-batch distillery, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch.No stand is included with this batch of barrels
Used barrels may have cracked staves from their previous use. This is completely normal in a used barrel and does not compromise the integrity of the barrel. When they swell from the liquid being in them, they will form small cracks. If you prefer a barrel with no cracks, please check out our new barrels.


Availability of used whiskey barrels in the 5 gallon size can be touch and go.  They are generally popular and sell out quickly.

As of this posting these are in stock and on sale for $99.  That’s a $40.99 savings.  Sales on these are rare.  This is a great deal considering how tough these are to find.  I would suggest getting on this sooner rather than later, if you’re interested.  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

Stacks With: For a limited time, AIH is giving bonus rewards points based on your purchase total.  Those can add up to an 750 points in rewards on top of the 5% or so you already get.  The great thing about this promo is that it works on lines that are typically not discounted – Blichmann, SS Brewtech and more.  As I said, sales on these hard to find barrels are rare.  Stacking sales are even more rare.  This DOES work with these barrels.  Buy 1 and you’ll get 99 points + 150 bonus points or a total of 249 points.  That’s the equivalent of about $12.45 in value toward a future purchase.  Buy two barrels and you’d get 198 + 450 bonus points or a total of 648 points.  That’s the equivalent of about $32.40 in value toward a future purchase.  I’f you’ve been wanting to snag used 5 gallon whiskey barrels… here’s your chance.

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

Also: Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter | Stouts and Porters | Bourbon Staves

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

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40% Off Fresh Yeast at Brewer Dude

As of this posting, Brewer Dude is discounting select White Labs strains by a whopping 40%. Check Brewer Dude’s Sale Page for current selection and availability.

Brewer Dude says… “We don’t sell expired yeast. The yeast below has months left.” via their sale page.

Brewer Dude Sale!

More Deals: Sale Items at Brewer Dude

Every Day Great Deals and Things to Consider at Brewer Dude:

Flat Rate Shipping: Shipping is a flat $7.99 no matter how much you order to addresses in teh contiguous 48 US states with a minimum order of $35.

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Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer – $24.99 + free prime ship

Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer

Electric Fermentation Heater used to help regulate fermentation temperature. 25″ long and 10″ tall by the Weekend Brewer

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

  • PERFECT FOR ALL SIZE FERMENTERS. At 25″ long and 10″ tall, this heater will easily fit most beer and wine fermenters
  • UPGRADED ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS. Now manufactured with clip connections which are safer and will last longer than other heaters on the market
  • EVEN HEAT. Attach to your preferred fermenter with electrical tape and this heater will provide even heat throughout the entire vessel

 

Use in conjunction with a temperature controller to dial in fermentation temps.

8/17/19 9 PM Central: This has dropped to $24.99. That’s the best historical direct from 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 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 

Fermentation Heater by The Weekend Brewer


Also Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller | Yeast Starters and Fermentation

More: Recent Amazon Finds


Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

5.3 Gallon Speidel Fermenter – $40.99, Best Price, Limited Availability + Hands on Review

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 20L / 5.3 gal. FE710

20L, 5.3L Speidel Fermenter via MoreBeer

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

The future is here today, and the future is HDPE Fermentation & Storage Tanks from Speidel.

Are you tired of carboys? Hate siphoning to transfer? Wish you could ferment larger batches in a single container? Sick of lifting 50lbs by a small metal handle? Done with worrying about shattered glass, injury and lost product? Well then have we got the solution for you!

These heavy duty plastic tanks offer a fantastic fermentation & storage solution at a great price.

Key Features:

  • Heavy duty HDPE construction is durable and resists oxygen transfer. None of the risks of working with glass.
  • Small footprint makes them easy to store – take better advantage of the space you have to dedicate to wine & beer making.\
  • Built-in handles make these tanks easy to move, even when full.
  • Large lid opening makes them easy to clean by hand – say goodbye to your carboy brush!
  • All ports seal with gaskets and the vessel can be fully sealed for long-term storage.
  • Includes a spigot and oversized 2-piece Speidel airlock.
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany by Speidel, the makers of our legendary commercial wine tanks

Suggested Applications:

  • 12L: Perfect for storing small lots, making experimental batches and taking some of your beer or wine along with you to your next party.
  • 20L: Ideal for secondary fermentation and storage of 5 gallon batches.
  • 30L: The vessel for fermenting wine kits and 5 gallon batches of beer with plenty of headspace and no need for a blowoff tube.
  • 60L: Perfect for fermenting larger batches of wine or 10 gallon batches of beer in a single container! Only 4″ larger in diameter than a 6.5 gallon carboy!
  • 120L: Ferment & Store large batches of anything – your creativity is the only limit!

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $40.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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

Speidel Plastic Fermenter – 20L (5.3 gal) FE710

Speidels are awesome!  I have used this fermenter for years for small batch fermenting.  Check out my Hands On Review

Best Price: As of this posting, I have recorded deals on this several times dating back to 2014.  This is the lowest price I’ve seen by $2.  It’s possible MoreBeer has sold it for less, but this is the lowest price I have recorded here on HBF.

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

More: Recent MoreBeer Finds

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

Ends Soon: ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – $14.39 + free prime ship, w/coupon

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit and Centigrade Thermostat with Sensor 2 Relays ITC-1000

Inkbird ITC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • [Two Modes] Have two relays. Switch between cooling and heating modes. Support °F/°C display.
  • [Setting Value] Control the temperature by setting the temperature set value and the difference value.
  • [Different Functions] Refrigerating control output delay protection, and temperature calibrating.
  • [Alarm for Safe] Alarm when temperature exceeds the limit or when sensor error.

Specification:
Output: 2 Relays
Temperature Measuring Range: -50~210°F / -50~99°C
Resolution: 0.1°F / 0.1°C
Accuracy: ±1°F (-50~160°F) / ±1 °C (-50~70°C)
Power Supply: 110VAC 50Hz/60Hz
Power Consumption: 3W
Sensor: NTC Sensor
Relay Contact Capacity: Cooling (10A/250VAC)/ Heating (10A/250VAC)
Ambient Temperature: 0~60°C
Storage Temperature: -30~75°C
Relative Humidity: 20~85% (No Condensate)
Front Panel Size: 75(L)*34.5(W)mm Mounting Size: 71(L)*29(W)mm
Product Size: 75(L)*34.5(W)*85(D)mm Sensor Length: 2m (include the probe)


 

Use to help control temperature of your kegerator, fermentation chamber or as part of your brew system. Dual Stage means this can control a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.   Note that this is an unwired controller and will require some work to implement in your project.  See: ITC-1000 Step by Step Build for one possible configuration.  If you’re looking for a pre-wired temp controller, consider – ITC-308 – [Review].

What are other people saying? Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

8/17/19 8:30 AM Central: This is selling for $15.99.  Apply coupon code OHXD9YTT and the price drops to $14.39.  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 

Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays


Also: Inkbird Itc-308 – [Review]| Yeast Starters & FermentationKegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

More: Recent Amazon Finds


Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

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