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Maltzilla Diamond Roller Mill – Motorized! – on sale via William’s Brewing Father’s Day Sale

Maltzilla Diamond Roller Mill from William’s Brewing

The MaltZilla Diamond Mill has an integrated 24v Motor that can work on DC voltages from 12-30V. The higher the voltage the faster the mill will spin. We recommend 24v for optimum speed and grist results. All you will need is to choose a power supply (not included), whether it be the simple Alligator Clips to attach to a car or drill battery or the KegLand Transformer item X84.

The MaltZilla is the first mill to use diamonds impregnated into the surface of the twin 70 millimeter diameter rollers. Unlike knurled steel rollers, these diamonds will stay just as sharp as they were on day one, as they are harder than steel. The sharpness of the diamonds draws grain exceptionally well and even when hard products are used such as corn. Most mills require aggressive knurling to push into the grain and “chop” the grain as it passes through a tight gap. This often means your grains are chopped in half. The MaltZilla works on a different principle and gap setting is not as critical; impregnated diamonds to grip the surface of the kernel and the friction of pulling the grain through the gap causes a sheering action. This leaves the entire husk intact reducing the chance of stuck sparge and improving efficiency, while still opening the husk so the entire contents of the kernel are converted from starch to sugar. Click HERE for a picture of malt that has been milled in the Maltzilla.

The integrated 24 volt DC motor features an integrated gearbox. The high torque and sealed construction make it ideal for a brewing environment. The motor is sealed from moisture and grain dust, and integrated into the side body of the mill, and runs with less noise than traditional mill motors. Being DC the motor is safer than higher voltage AC especially in an environment where washing down the area with a hose is likely to happen.The motor is also reversible so the direction of spin can be changed based on the polarity. This is particularly useful for over-mount and under-mount installation.

The Maltzilla has multiple mounting configurations. It can be mounted on top of a board like most mills. You can also mount the mill under your counter where it’s concealed and out of the way except for its hopper hole which you fabricate. You can also choose the Maltzilla mounting board (item C86) if you don’t want to fabricate a mounting board.

Power Supply Not Included: A needed 24 volt DC power supply such as our item X84 or V89 (also used for the Cannular), or accessory cord (our item Z25) to attach to a 12 volt DC car battery or 18-20 volt drill battery, is not included. You can use either X84 or V89 Cannular power supplies; the Maltzilla does not require the higher amperage of the V89 supply, but will work with it just fine.

Grain Hopper Not Included: This unit does not come with a grain hopper as standard, and you will need to make a hopper from a 3 gallon or 5 gallon plastic waterbottle with its base cut off (see pictures above).


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Brewing MoreBeer’s Pliny the Elder Recipe Kit + Get it for Free When You Buy a Discounted Grainfather

MoreBeer has collaborated directly with Vinnie Cilurzo, owner and brewer at Russian River Brewing Company, to bring you recipe kits for Pliny the Elder double IPA as part of their BrewMaster Series of recipe kits.  From the description “This is THE original Pliny recipe”.


Limited Time Deal, Brew Day Walk-Through Continues Below:

GrainFather G30 Connect $200 OFF & FREE Pliny Kit with purchase!!!

What is better than getting a GrainFather G30 Connect for $200 Off? Getting a Free Pliny The Elder Kit to brew on it as well!

Don’t miss out on the GrainFather G30 SALE! It’s only marked down until June 21st and we’re sweetening the deal by including a free PTE (Pliny The Elder) Kit for your first batch on the new system!

No need to add the beer recipe kit to your order, simply enter the corresponding coupon code below to your order and the FREE kit will be added automatically.

  • Milled Coupon Code: PTEMILLED
  • Unmilled Coupon Code: PTEUNMILLED

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Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage]

Gamma Seals Airtight & Leakproof Lid

Gamma Seal Lids by Gamma2

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

  • Gamma Seal Lids: Turn any standard utility bucket into an airtight storage container. Great for storing pet food, livestock feed, charcoal, smoke chips and more. Fits 3.5 – 7 gallon buckets.
  • Lock In Freshness: Gamma Seal Lids can be used to turn any 3.5 to 7 gallon standard bucket into an airtight pet food storage container; Great for storing cat and dog food, cattle feed, birdseed, charcoal, and more
  • Food Safe: Made with heavy duty BPA free HDPE Plastic. Safe to store pet and human food as well as other household items.
  • Gamma2: Keep dry dog and cat food fresh with our collection of airtight food containers; We have wall mounted containers, travel, pantry, and kitchen containers, plus larger containers for large dogs and horses

 

Gamma Seal Lids [Hands on Review] are a great upgrade to standard buckets.  You attach the base of the unit to the bucket and leave that intact.  The lid screws on and off easily.  No more prying lids off.  These are also airtight.  I use buckets with Gamma Seal Lids as my primary storage for bulk grain and recipe kits.

How much grain can you store in a 5 gallon bucket?  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage capacity is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate a  50 lb sack of grain fits in (2) 5 gallon buckets.  That’s an estimate and will vary.

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The Gamma Seal Lid, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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IRIS Airtight Storage Container, 33 Quarts w/casters [~41 lbs+ Grain Storage] – now $18.99 + A Deal on Bulk Grain

IRIS USA Airtight Pet Food Storage Container

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  BPA free material.  Lid features airtight seals.  Casters so you can move as needed.

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  • Plastic airtight pet food container is the ideal solution for storing dog or cat food, other pet food, and more
  • Pet food bins have airtight seals and snap lock latches to keep out moisture and pests for secure dry food storage
  • Perfect for indoor or outdoor use
  • Holds up to 25lbs. of dry pet food
  • “Dimensions: 16.50″L x 10.83″W x 16.88″H”

 

As of this posting, this is showing a stated capacity of 33 quarts.  33 quarts = 8.25 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage for unmiled malt is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 41.25 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

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IRIS USA Airtight Pet Food Storage Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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New Selection – What’s the Week’s Deal? The MoreBeer Kit of the Week – Save 20%

  • MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week offers a 20% discount on a select recipe for a limited time.  Choose from all grain or extract versions while supplies last.
  • Shipping is also free to many US addresses with a qualifying $59 order
  • Custom Tap Handle: All of MoreBeer’s original recipe kits come with a full color insert that works with this custom tap handle
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

Check out this week’s Kit of the Week! – remember coupon code KOTW

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Rare Deal: The Grainfather Connect G30, Save $200! + Free Hop Spider & Distilling Lid

The Grainfather Connect G30

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

The Grainfather is a 110 volt compact self contained RIMS mashing, boiling, and cooling system for mashing 5 gallon batches of beer. What is unique is that no special circuit, plug, or wiring is needed – this runs on any 110 volt 20 amp rated plug with a GFCI. It features a 6 watt recirculating pump, for the mashing stage, and a separate counter flow wort chiller that you insert into the Grainfather when it is time to cool the 5 gallon batch after the electric powered boil. The boil is handled by a 1600 watt heating element.
For the initial mashing stage, you load the Grainfather with crushed grist (up to 18 pounds) per your recipe, set the thermostat to your desired mash temperature, add water, and let it go. Because it is a RIMS system, you can easily do multiple temperature rest mashing if desired – just adjust the temperature upwards with the thermostat whenever you want to go to another temperature rest. In addition the manual thermostat control, the Grainfather Connect Bluetooth control is also included.

After the mash cycle is done, you lift the grain basket partially so you can manually sparge by pouring water over the grain basket into the Grainfather below. You need to heat your own mash water, either by heating 5 gallons or so to boiling with the Grainfather before mashing and storing it in a stainless boiling pot, or heating when it is time to sparge with a separate brew pot on a stove. What we did was heat our sparge water in the Grainfather by getting it to boil in the Grainfather, then transferrring to a stainless boiling pot, and putting a lid on the pot. We then heated the pot briefly on a stove to raise it from 160° F. to the 168° F. needed for sparging,

After manual sparging, the grain basket is removed and you set the 1600 watt electric element to boil. It takes about 60-80 minutes to come to boil depending on ambient temperature. Hops are added mClick Above For the Grainfather Android Appanually during the boil per your recipe plan.

When the boil is over, you insert the included counter flow wort chiller to chill the wort which requires an external supply of cold water to run. Our tests found this counter flow chiller extremely efficient, we chilled a 5 gallon batch of Double IPA to pitching temperature (about 78° F.) in 25 minutes, and only used 20 gallons of 70° F. water. It was so efficient that we just ran the end of the wort pipe from the counterflow directly into our fermenter.

After brewing, you run about 3 gallons of water (ideally saved from the chill) through the GrainFather again with a bit of PBW or other cleaner to clean the pump, lines, and counter flow chiller.

The Grainfather comes with a 1 year warranty. We also offer a 60 day money back guarantee on everything we sell, even if you have used it (although this does not cover return shipping). It is 27″ tall with the recirculation tube attached, the cylinder body is 12″ in diameter, and 15″ in overall diameter when you consider the pump and thermostat.

A Grainfather app which allows you to upload recipes, and times your brew, is available free for Android and iOS. For iOS, go to iTunes and search for Grainfather, for Android, go to Google Play (the Android App has just been updated!). The included Connect Controller includes Bluetooth connectivity.

Important Note: A signature is required upon delivery, so pick a shipping address where someone is available to sign during the week.

For YouTube video resources, click HERE

We highly recommend you read the excellent Grainfather instruction manual before ordering.

Keep in mind the instructions have a mistake – it takes at least an hour to come to a boil with the 110 volt heat element, not 20 minutes like the instructions say (the instructions are based on the 220 volt current of the New Zealand market, not the 110 volt current of the North American market).


 

  • The Grainfather is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.
  • This is discounted $199.99 as part of William’s Brewing Father’s Day Sale
  • For a short time, William’s Brewing is offering a free hop spider and free distilling lid.  No coupon necessary, just check the boxes on the product page.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

The Grainfather with Connect Controller – Save $199.99 + Free Hop Spider & Distilling Lid!

Note from HBF: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a license to distill alcohol

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100 x LabRat Universal pH Strips 0-14 pH – $7.22 + free prime ship

Plastic pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 0-14), 100 Strips

Plastic pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 0-14), 100 Strips


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

  • Ideal for testing Water, Soap, Soil, Kombucha, and much more!
  • Sold as One Case of 100 Plastic pH Strips
  • pH 0-14 Full Range Test Strips – Increments by 1 pH unit
  • pH Color Chart Intervals: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic grade pH test strips

6/14/21 12 AM Central: These are selling for $7.22. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free]. Prices and availability can change quicklyCheck product page for current infoMore About Prices

Plastic pH Test Strips, Universal Application (pH 0-14), 100 Strips


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Ends Today: ThermoWorks Signals 4 Channel WiFi Thermometer – Save 15%

Signals™ 4-Channel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth BBQ Alarm Thermometer

Signals™ 4-Channel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth BBQ Alarm Thermometer

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  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in for seamless connection and easy setup
  • 4 channels, uses Pro-Series commercial-grade probes
  • Works with ThermoWorks BBQ app and standalone
  • Splash-proof sealed design for outdoor use, rated to IP66
  • Stays in place with sturdy base and strong magnets on back
  • Backlit dashboard-style display to track temps, alarms, Min/Max
  • Rechargeable battery with included power adapter
  • Designed in Utah by ThermoWorks

Designed for competition BBQ teams, commercial smokehouses, professional chefs, and those who want to cook like them, Signals with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth boasts 4 channels of continuous temperature monitoring with all the powerful features and convenience you’ve come to expect from ThermoWorks.

Finally, a 4-channel alarm thermometer that works with your smart device AND as a stand-alone unit with physical buttons (so you don’t have to soil your smartphone). Signals comes with both Bluetooth™ and Wi-Fi onboard, seamlessly switching between the two, so you get a continuous signal and real-time alerts whether you’re in a field or across town. Setup is quick and easy without ever needing to read the instruction manual. Signals stands apart from the competition, from its huge, backlit dashboard display and sturdy, self-standing weather-resistant case to its programmable channel names and new high temperature silicone color bands so you know at a glance which channel goes with which probe. Signals uses commercial-grade Pro-Series temperature probes exclusive to ThermoWorks to deliver better accuracy, faster response, wider temperature ranges and longer useful life. Cook more at once and worry less about the results with Signals.

Signals is designed to track temperatures over an extended period of time with moderate-heat cooking methods such as smoking, oven-roasting, deep-frying, homebrewing, and Sous Vide and to be used while grilling. Signals is not meant to be used in place of a digital instant-read thermometer, such as a Thermapen MK4 or a ThermoPop, or used with broiling.


 

Although this is designed with BBQ-ers in mind, it would also be at home in your kitchen or home brewery.

As of this posting, Thermoworks has this marked down 15% to $203.15 for a limited time.  No coupon code is required.  Check ThermoWorks for current price and availability

Signals™ 4-Channel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth BBQ Alarm Thermometer

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20% Off Homebrew Recipe Kits at Keg Connection

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  • Keg Connection is discounting their entire lineup of recipe kits by 20%.
  • No coupon code is necessary.
  • HBF Reader Coupon!  As of this posting, coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off nearly everything
  • Flat Rate Shipping: Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping PromotionYour entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US.

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Van Ness 2 Cup Food Scoop – $2.69 + free prime ship

Van Ness 2 Cup Food Scoop

Van Ness 2 Cup Food Scoop

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  • 2 Cup Capacity Food Scoop
  • Made From United States Food And Drug Administration Approved Plastic Safe For Food Contact
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
  • Colors may vary

 

Use for grain, other brewing ingredients and more.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “grain” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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Van Ness 2 Cup Food Scoop – 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: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage!