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Reader Tip… Light Up Your Home Brewery! – 4 x Hykolity LED Workshop Lights

Thanks to HBF Reader Charles for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

4 x Hykolity LED Workshop Lights

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  • ✅ Super Bright - 4FT led shop lights feature 4400 lumens brightness at 5000K Daylight White by using only 42W. That is a staggering LED Efficiency of 105 lm/w! Excellent replacement of conventional fluorescent fixture. Energy Savings of up to 75%.
  • ✅ High Quality - ETL certified for better quality, safety and reliability. This long-lasting LED shop light provides up to 50,000 hours of light before any maintenance is required.
  • ✅ Linkable - 4ft linkable led shop light use plug connection to connect up to 6 pcs together in your garages, workshops, workbench areas, storage areas, warehouses, basements, equipment rooms, etc.
  • ✅ Easy Installation - Plug & Play. Come with 59" power cord with on/off switch and other small accessories. You can hanging it with the included hanging chains or directly mounted to the ceiling with the included mounting screws.
  • "✅ Our Warranty - All our's shop lights are confidently guaranteed for 5 years! We aim for quality followed up with quality customer service directly provided by manufacturer. "

 

My home-brewery or most of my home-brewery is in my basement.  It’s in a good sized utility room that was drastically underlit for home brewing purposes.  Same story for our last house.  Basement brew area, low light.

I’ve added several similar workshop lights [different model, specs and manufacturer] to the area and it’s made a huge difference.  Instead of what seemed like a cave, I’m now in a well lit space.  Those have made a big improvement, made it easier and more pleasant to work in my brewery.

hykolity 4 Pack 4FT Linkable LED Shop Light, Utility Shop Light Fixture, 4400lm, 42W [250W Equivalent], 5000K Daylight White Shop Lights for Garage,hanging or Surface Mount, W/ Power Cord, ETL – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Update International 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – Loads of Uses

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear

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  • Interlocking bar mat perfect for lining shelves and counters to protect glassware and china
  • Interlocking design system snaps together to fit most places
  • Made of non-skid pvc and is lightweight
  • Diamond-shape cutouts allow for even airflow and sanitary drying
  • Each square measures 12" x 12"; dishwasher safe

 

Related: Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

I use similar mats (different model and manufacturer) and find them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

2 x Bar Service Mats, 18″ x 12″ – drip tray, bar, clean up & more

Highball & Chaser Bar Mat 18 x 12, Thick Durable and Stylish Bar Mat for Spills. Non Slip, Non-Toxic, Service Mat For Coffee, Bars, Restaurants and Counter Top (2 Pack, Black)

Two x Bar Service Mats

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  • ✅ PERFECT SOLUTION: For protecting your bar top from mixing drinks or you beautiful kitchen counter tops from those awful coffee stains. Our bar mat is the perfect solution!
  • ✅ STYLISH: Streamline design, in solid black, makes this mat easily compatible with any decor.
  • ✅ EASY TO CLEAN: Dishwasher safe. Just lay flat on top rack. Also, easily rinses clean with soap and water.
  • ✅ CONTAINS SPILLS: Designed to contain spills within the mat so liquid doesn’t spread all over your bar or counter top when making drinks.
  • ✅ PROTECTS: Constructed of flexible PVC rubber with stable prongs to securely support any drink you are making. This NON-SLIP and NON TOXIC Service Mat, is the perfect addition to any counter top in your home or place of business!

 

Possible usage ideas: Use as a bar mat at your bar, use to help dry items on brew day and use as a temporary drip tray for your kegerator.

Highball & Chaser Bar Mat 18 x 12, Thick Durable and Stylish Bar Mat for Spills. Non Slip, Non-Toxic, Service Mat For Coffee, Bars, Restaurants and Counter Top (2 Pack, Black) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Four Pack of Interlocking Floor Mats – kegerator, brew area flooring

4pcs Modular Interlocking 12″ x 12″ Mats

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  • Interlocking floor mats drainage cushions are simply snap together. Water-resistant rubber with many suctions under help keep the entrance mat in place, especially when used in high-traffic areas.
  • Rubber mats for floor are ideal for using in bar, kitchen, restaurant, outdoor, balcony, garage, boat, pool, patio yard, kennel floor as well as warehouse or other commercial industrial areas where moisture and heavy foot traffic are big problems.
  • Interlocking deck tiles are designed cut to fit any complex shape. Heavy duty pool mats for floor are reusable and re-configurable as you want. Used in vehicles and campers also a great idea.
  • Package includes 4pcs drainage floor mats(2pcs gray and 2pcs white), you can cut to fit any shape corners, and won’t damage the floor mats. We providing heavy duty floor tiles with competitive price.
  • Each piece interlocking floor mat is 12inch by 12inch, and DIY design is flexible to use everywhere. And cleaned by water is ok, very easy to clean. Roll to store easily. Weather resistant.

 

Related: Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

I use similar mats (different model, manufacturer and specs) and find them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.

The ones I use are meant for bar/food use and these are floor tiles, so you’d probably want to limit use to non-food applications like flooring and lining your kegerator or fermentation chamber.

Rubber Floor Mats 4pcs,Modular Interlocking Cushion 12″ x 12″,Kennel Floor,Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Mats,Mat Floor,Tile Mats,Drain Pool Patio Balcony Yard Pet Area Washer Pad, Restaurant Bar Floor Mat – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Retro Metal Happy Hour Bar Sign

Ochoice Bar Signs Retro Arrow Embossed Metal Signs for Wall Decoration

Retro Style Metal Happy Hour Bar Sign

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  • Metal Signs 17.8″x6.6″
  • The signs is made of metal.
  • The sign has four holes,for hanging
  • Ideal for decorating garage, tool shed, man cave, rec room.
  • The surface is covered with clear plastic film layer to protect the wall paintings.

 

Bar Signs Retro Arrow Embossed Metal Signs for Wall Decorationnote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Update International 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – Loads of Uses

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Interlocking bar mat perfect for lining shelves and counters to protect glassware and china
  • Interlocking design system snaps together to fit most places
  • Made of non-skid pvc and is lightweight
  • Diamond-shape cutouts allow for even airflow and sanitary drying
  • Each square measures 12" x 12"; dishwasher safe

 

Related: Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

I use similar mats (different model and manufacturer) and find them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

23 Piece Bartender Kit with Stand

23 Piece Bartender Kit

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  • [ 23 Pcs Cocktail Shaker Set ] _ Our cocktail set contains all essential tools, consists of a 25 fl oz cocktail shaker, muddler, mixing spoon, jigger, Hawthorne strainer, corkscrew, 3 liquor pourers + 2 brushes + 6 caps, ice tongs, 2 bottle stoppers. Bamboo wood stand, velvet pouch for travel. and there is an exclusive recipe guide, which makes it easier to use for beginners.
  • [ Premium Stainless Steel Material ] _ Our bartender kit is made of professional food-grade stainless steel that won’t rust, is scratch-proof, and anti-corrosion, so can be used with confidence. in addition, thicker than other products in the market, it will not dent. it’s all dishwasher compatible, so forget about wear and tear with these professional bar kits.
  • [ The Perfect Gift ] _ Portable cocktail shaker set meet your needs as a gift. Whether it's Christmas, New Year's, anniversary, Valentine's day, birthday, wedding, Father's day, or any other occasion, It's the perfect gift choice. your recipient will be happy will never forget this bar kits!
  • [ Easy to Display & Storage ] _ Made of premium bamboo and carefully designed. each accessory has its own position to keep your barware tools organized and accessible at all times. it's the best way to store and display your bar tools. your no more clutter in your kitchen drawers and cabinets. it will definitely win your guest’s attention.
  • [ Top Cocktail Shaker Enjoy ] _ The joy of life needs to be found on your own, Whether you are an amateur bartender or a professional cocktail maker, you can use our shaker to make safe and loving cocktails at home for your family or friends, such as moji Toast, Martini, Margarita, Scotch Whisky, Rum, etc. You will be surprised how happy and easy it is to prepare professional drinks at home. It's time to share your drinks with your friends and family!

 

Duerer Bartender Kit with Stand, 23-Piece Cocktail Kit with Stylish Bamboo Stand, Perfect Home Bar Tool Set and Professional Martini Bartender Set, Perfect Drink Mixing Bar Set Tools – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Stainless Steel NSF Certified Commercial Utility Sink w/Faucet

Commercial Utility Sink

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  • THE LAST SINK YOU WILL EVER NEED - Premium commercial stainless steel with 18 Gauge has extraordinary abilities of anti-rust and anti-corrosion, which largely reduce the possibility to rust
  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED - Aside from all parts and assemble kits, strainers for 3 ½” to 4” sink tub drain opening and lead free faucet with 6" swivel spout are included.
  • ASSEMBLE & INSTALL WITH NO EFFORT - 8" wall mount faucet hole is located on the backsplash, ready for your faucet to be arranged. Additional faucets could be purchased below
  • HIGH BACKSPLASH & HUGE CAPACITY - High tall backsplash prevents your wall from being stained by dirty water. Huge tub with 16 gallon capacity could fit in bulk of dishes and laundry
  • MULTIPLE SIZE PROVIDED - The sink comes with 15" x 15 , 18" x 18", 24" x 24" tub sizes to fit your varied needs.

 

For me, a quality utility sink is an important tool when homebrewing.  I’ve done interviews in the past and been asked… what is on your home brewing wish list.  I’ve felt a little silly answering…. a sink!  But, I’ve tried to clean homebrew gear in a regular kitchen sink and I don’t like it.  I much prefer a large, quality utility sink.  Having done it both ways, it makes a big difference come cleanup time.

Stainless Steel Prep & Utility Sink – DuraSteel 1 Compartment Commercial Kitchen Sink – NSF Certified – Single 15″ x 15″ Inner Tub with No Lead Faucet (Restaurant, Kitchen, Laundry, Garage)  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also… Search Amazon for “Commercial Stainless Steel Sink”

Light Up Your Home Brewery – 4 x Bbounder 4,000 Lumen LED Workshop Lights

Bbounder 4 Pack Linkable LED Utility Shop Light, 4 FT

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  • Top-Rated Economy LED Utility Shop Light
  • Specifications: Length 4 FT / 48 IN, No Cover, Beam Angle 240°, Kelvin 5000, Wattage 40, CRI 80+, Lumens 4000, Voltage 120, Linkable 4.
  • Linkable: Seamlessly connect up to 4 LED shop lights together with connectors for energy savings in your home, office or any workspace.
  • Simple Installation: Follow our installation guide for a quick and easy setup, mounting hardware included (4.8' Power Cord with Plug)! Directly mount to the ceiling or suspend from the ceiling for instant bright light in your garages, basements, warehouses, and storage area.
  • Super brightness: Our led shop light is made of high-quality plastic, offering lightweight yet super bright lighting experience. It helps your garage or mancave a totally different place and wiping out the hassle of installation at the same time. Let there be light!

 

My home-brewery or most of my home-brewery is in my basement.  It’s in a good sized utility room that was drastically underlit for home brewing purposes.  Same story for our last house.  Basement brew area, low light.

I’ve added several similar workshop lights [different model, specs and manufacturer] to the area and it’s made a huge difference.  Instead of what seemed like a cave, I’m now in a well lit space.  Those have made a big improvement, made it easier and more pleasant to work in my brewery.

BBOUNDER 4 Pack Linkable LED Utility Shop Light, 4 FT, 4000 LM, 48 Inch Integrated Fixture for Garage, 40W Equivalent 250W, 5000K Daylight, Surface + Suspension Mount, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Quartet 17″ x 23″ Magnetic Dry Erase Board [Tap List & Brew Day Planning]

Magnetic Dry Erase Whiteboard

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  • Dry erase board provides a smooth writing surface and doubles as a magnetic bulletin board
  • Performs best under light use
  • 17 inches x 23 inches. Surface type painted steel
  • Available with a white frame
  • Board can be hung in either portrait or landscape orientation
  • Mounting hardware, dry erase marker and magnet accessories included. It has a sturdy wooden frame

 

 

You can use a dry erase board in your beer room or brewing area to list what’s on tap, what’s on deck. what’s aging, what’s fermenting etc.  You could also use one of these boards to plan and track your brew day and boil additions.

Quartet Magnetic Whiteboard, 17″ x 23″ Small White Board for Wall, Dry Erase Board for Kids, Perfect for Home Office & Home School Supplies, Dry Erase Marker, Magnets, White Frame (MWDW1723M-WT) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link