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Kegland’s Bucket Buddy Stainless Steel Fermenter!… on sale for $135

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Bucket Buddy Electric Fermenter – 35L/9.25G (110V) via MoreBeer

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If you’ve been looking to step up from fermenting in plastic buckets or carboys, this is an excellent choice for your next fermenter. Stainless steel is a much better option than glass or plastic, as it is extremely easy to clean and virtually lasts forever. There’s also much less chance of contamination as stainless doesn’t scratch like plastic. Over time, you’ll get scratches in plastic fermenters from normal wear and tear, creating microscopic havens for bacteria. Meanwhile, glass carboys are always at risk of breaking which is something you will never have to worry about with stainless steel.

The Bucket Buddy represents a great value for a stainless fermenter in this size. Another advantage over carboys and plastic buckets is the domed base inside the fermenter which is great for yeast flocculation when fermentation is complete. The included racking arm will make it easy to transfer out every last drop of beer while leaving the yeast cake undisturbed. The entire racking arm and ball valve assembly is weldless, which means you can remove the assembly to clean and sanitize it between batches. You can even boil the assembly for added assurance that it’s been sterilized.

Also available with built-in heating element for fermenting in colder environments. You can also use a heat wrap or heat belt on the outside of this unit. To help maintain a steady temperature, the Bucket Buddy pairs well with either the BrewZilla Neoprene Jacket or the FermZilla Insulating Jacket. For cooling, you can place the fermenter in a dedicated refrigerator or drill into the lid to install a Temp Twister Cooling Coil. A temperature controller probe can then be inserted into the thermowell to control your heating and cooling sources.

This unit comes standard with silicone tubing to transfer from the ball valve to your bottles or cans, as well as a stopper and airlock for the domed lid.

Specifications:

304 stainless steel construction
9 gallon total capacity
Digital thermometer (Temp reads in °C)
Weldless thermowell
Stainless steel outlet valve with rotating racking arm
Stopper & airlock included
External Dimensions: 28″ H x 15″ W (including handles)
Internal Dimensions: 22″ H x 11.75″ W
KegLand Part Number: KL15103

 

Bucket Buddy Stainless Fermenter – 35L/9.25G FE190

Also available in a heated version: Stainless Bucket Fermenter w/ Heating – 35L/9.25G (110V) FE191

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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $79.99 Shipped! + Hands on Review

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Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.

  • This is selling for $99.99.
  • Save 20%: Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting a single item by 20% as part of a limited time sale.
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  • That makes this great tool just $79.99.
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Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer – $79.99  when you use coupon code FOOTBALL

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Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve [0 to 100 PSI] – $13.57 w/coupon + Building a Spunding Valve

Control Devices - CR25-100 -CR25 CR Series Brass Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 psi Adjustable Pressure Range, 1/4" Male NPT

Control Devices Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve, 0-100 PSI, 1/4″ Male NPT

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  • Relief pressure adjustable from 0 to 100 psi
  • 1/4" male NPT threaded inlet connection
  • Brass construction and stainless steel spring for corrosion resistance
  • Silicon O-ring provides leak-proof seal to within 10 percent of set pressure
  • Micrometer-style nylon knob for pressure relief adjustment

 

This valve is the heart of my Spunding Valve Build.  It is a manually adjustable pressure relief valve.  Adjustable from 0 to 100 PSI.  I’ve found the pressure markings on this to be difficult to use/possibly inaccurate.  My Spunding Build accounts for this via a pressure gauge.  There is no homebrewing-related situation I’m aware of that would have you at 100 PSI.  Generally you’d be at or below 30 PSI.  As always, you’ll want to ensure that all components in your system (kegs, tubing, etc) are rated for your desired pressure.

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Reader Tip: FermZilla 60 Liter All Rounder Fermenter + Pressurized Fermentation Add Ons & Strap for $124, Compare at $160

Thanks to HBF Reader Steve for this tip!  Let’s be friends!  8 Ways to Connect with HBFhttps://www.williamsbrewing.com/Home-Brewing-Equipment/Fermentation-Equipment/Fermenters-Carboys/Fermzilla-Fermenters/-Fermzilla-55-Liter-All-Rounder-Fermenter

Fermzilla 60 Liter All Rounder Fermenter via William’s Brewing

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Unlike white plastic semi-porous HDPE Fermenters, the Kegland Fermzilla 60 Liter All Rounder is made of smooth non porous PET plastic, to make it completely impervious on the inside to krausen and beer film soaking into the plastic, while protecting your ferment from the oxidizing effects of air contact coming in from the outside. This fermenter is pressure rated to 35 PSI, and can be used with our C71 Spunding Valve as well as our C77 Pressure Kit for pressure ferments, pressure transfers, and even to use as an extra ball lock keg!

• Super smooth PET plastic makes it easy to clean and hard to contaminate.
• Oxygen barrier to prevent oxidation
• Tap Free Design for easy cleaning and less chance of infections
• 4¾” wide lid making it easy to clean
• Fermzilla lid makes it easy to add things like a Temp Twister Cooling Coil and KegLand Thermowell for year round temperature control

Perfect for brewing, wine making, kombucha, and spirit wash fermentation. 35.5″ tall on stand with airlock, and 14″ wide.

Includes All Rounder Tank, Stainless Stand, Stainless Handle, 1 Airlock, 1 Fermzilla Lid with 35 PSI pressure relief valve, adhesive gallon markers, and an adhesive strip thermometer.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Do not put liquids inside this tank over 140° degrees F. It will melt the tank. Do not switch out the red 35 PSI Pressure Relief valve for a higher rated valve, as the tank may explode!


 

Steve Says… William’s has 60L Fermzilla All-Rounder for $89.99. You can add a spunding valve and a pressure fermenting kit for another $24.98 (these are options on the product page). Finally, add the lifting strap for $8.99. That’s only $123.96 shipped. MoreBeer is selling the same thing for $159.99.

Fermzilla 60 Liter All Rounder Fermenter

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MoreBeer Deal of the Day – 6 Gallon Food Safe Bucket – $12.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability

Plastic Bucket - 6 gal. FE340

6 Gallon Food Grade Bucket from MoreBeer

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A food-grade six gallon plastic bucket perfect for all kinds of home beer or winemaking activities. Plastic buckets are often used as a fermenter, bottling bucket, or even sanitizer bucket. We go through thousands which helps keep our price down. If you want to use it as a fermenter you will also need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and airlock. This bucket is also available in a version that includes a spigot (see recommended products below).

If you use this plastic bucket for fermentation be sure to use care when cleaning. Do not use any abrasive pads that would scratch. Once you get a scratch in a plastic bucket it is very hard to sanitize.  This is also why we don’t recommend storing equipment in a bucket between uses as a fermenter. A hot PBW soak is often a perfect way to clean a bucket, followed by a Star San soak for killing bacteria.

Bucket has external volume markings up to 5 gallons.

  • Buckets are translucent and do not come with lids.
  • Buckets are not designed to hold pressure.
  • Lids are not gasketed and so do not always form a perfect, airtight seal. Not intended for long-term storage.
  • Food grade up 180°F.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $12.99 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.

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Plastic Bucket (6 Gallon) FE340

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Kegland Kegmenter UniVessel – Fermenter Under Pressure! Save 20%

7.6 Gallon Kegmenter Fermenting Keg

7.6 Gallon Kegmenter Fermenting Keg

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7.6 Gallon Kegmenter Fermenting Keg

Ferment, carbonate and serve your delicious homebrew in the fantastic stainless steel Kegmenter. This 7.6 gallon capacity keg features a large 4″ tri-clover opening with a lid with ball lock posts and a pressure relief valve. The Kegmenter has a working pressure of 2.5 BAR or 36 psi, providing enough pressure to transfer your beer to another Kegmenter for secondary fermentation and clarification, carbonate your batch inside the vessel and dispense from your tap. A floating dip tube ensures your keg pours down to the last drop and the recessed design of the ball lock posts allow you to safely stack up to 4 Kegmenter. We recommend using two Kegmenters, one for fermenting and one for carbonating and serving. If it will take 2-3 weeks to consume the finished beer, you may want to move it to a fresh vessel to avoid leaving the beer on the trub for too long. A simple Keg Jumper (Available Here!) makes transferring easy. For any pressurized fermentation we suggest using an Adjustable Pressure Relief Valve (Available Here!).

Features:
– Ferment, Carbonate & Serve in One Vessel!
– 7.6 Gallon Capacity – Perfect for 5 Gallon Batches
– Stainless Steel Construction with 4″ Tri-Clover Opening
– Ball Lock Post Keg Lid with Pressure Relief Valve
– 36 PSI Working Pressure
– Stack Up to 4 Kegmenters


 

The Kegland Fermenter allows you to ferment and serve in the same vessel. It’s also pressure capable so you can ferment under pressure.

7.6 Gallon Kegmenter Fermenting Keg – remember promo code FOOTBALL

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Fermenting Under Pressure!

Fermenting Under Pressure!

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Black Matte Beer Bottles, 500 ml, Heavy Glass, Case of 12

500 ML BLACK MATTE BEER BOTTLES - CASE OF 12

500 ML BLACK MATTE BEER BOTTLES – CASE OF 12

These black matte beer bottles have a volume of 500mL, or roughly 17 fluid ounces. They are designed to be capped with standard crown caps.

These are on sale for $39.99 and qualify for free shipping with qualifying orders.

500 ML BLACK MATTE BEER BOTTLES – CASE OF 12

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Announcing: The Rare Barrel Mixed Culture – Now Available to Homebrewers!

The team at Bootleg Biology (An open source yeast project!) is at it again and just released three new strains curated from some of the top tier Sour Beer producers in the United states!

Check out the new strains below or Click Here to see their entire selection of wild yeast and yeast wrangling tools!

Jester King Mixed Sour Culture

This is a mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, primarily captured from Jester King’s land in Austin set in beautiful Texas Hill Country. Expect a delicate blend of fruit, pepper, spice and funk.

The Rare Barrel Mixed Culture

This culture is a reliable acidifier! The main fermentation driver in this culture is a Belgian saison strain. Followed by a unique Brett character pushing big tropical fruit and pineapple Brett character more than typical barnyard.

Black Project Mixed Sour Culture

This culture is a rare mix of microbes sourced from the Denver brewery’s coolship and wild yeast living on Colorado-grown Riesling grape skins used for beer production.

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Mixed Culture Strains From Bootleg Biology

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MoreBeer’s OxyWand .5 Micron Oxygenation Stone and Wand – $23.99, Limited Supply + Hands on Review

Oxygenation Wand

MoreBeer’s OxyWand!  26″ long stainless steel oxygenation wand.  .5 micron sintered stone.  1/4″ flare fitting means the OxyWand can be easily disassembled for cleaning and sanitizing.

From MoreBeer: “Yeast across the World have a new best friend, the OxyWand™. Insert the oxygenation wand into your fermenter and pump in thousands of microscopic oxygen bubbles for 1-2 minutes to improve the health of your yeast. Healthy yeast produce amazing flavors and have the stamina to completely finish fermentation.”‘

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That is not the only reason yeast love the OxyWand™. Yeast hate to compete with bacteria and you hate to drink them. Sintered stainless stones are made of tightly compressed stainless steel powder to create a porous block through which oxygen can flow. This micro maze is also the perfect environment for bacteria to live in after the stone has been used once in wort. That is why we love to boil our stones prior to use. The stone on the OxyWand™ is connected via a 1/4″ flare fitting and can easily be removed and cleaned after use and then boiled before your next brew day.

The assembly is 26″ long and will easily reach the bottom of glass carboys, dropped into stainless conicals, Speidel fermenters, etc. The 0.5 micron size stone is designed specifically for use with compressed oxygen tanks. You will want to use 1/4″ tubing. See the recommended regulator below to connect to disposable style compressed oxygen cylinders available from your local hardware store.

The advantage of using compressed oxygen to oxygenate is speed – you can oxygenate your wort in 60 seconds as opposed to 5 minutes with aeration. This .5 micron stone can only be used with compressed oxygen because an aeration pump does not supply enough pressure. If you are looking for an Oxywand to use with aeration pumps please see the 2 micron version.

 

Check out our Hands on Review of the OxyWand – note, the review features a slightly different combo.  It’s the same OxyWand, the difference is the addition of an O2 regulator in the reviewed setup.

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $23.99 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.

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The OxyWand™ 0.5 Micron FE392

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4 x 25mm/1″ PTFE Magnetic Stir Bars – $7.99, $2 each + free prime ship

4 Pcs 25mm(1 inch) PTFE Stir Bars

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  • 4 PTFE magnetic stir bars in 1 package.
  • PTFE magnetic stir bar is made of PTFE and high quality magnetic steel,its shape is cylindrical,smooth surface,reduce friction and improves smooth rotation.
  • Mixer Stir Bar is resistant to high temperatures, corrosion,abrasion and high rotational forces.
  • Laboratory Bar can be used with various types of magnetic stirrers or heating stirrers.
  • Stir Plate Magnet is widely used in scientific research, universities,laboratories in the industrial and agricultural sectors, and is often used to stir mixed liquids.

 

  • Use along with a compatible Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.
  • Why a Stir Plate? The constant motion of a stir plate integrates oxygen, puts yeast in constant contact with nutrients, relieves built up CO2 and generally helps yeast to grow more rapidly.  That also means smaller starters.
  • Why get 4?  Generally, you’re going to save money buying in bulk.  Having these on hand allows you to do multiple starters at once and… you’ll have spares if you mistakenly dump your stir bar into your fermenter.
  • Also Consider: StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

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4 Pcs 25mm(1 inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet,Stir Rod Magnetic – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link