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Ends Today: BYO Magazine Black Friday… 25% Off Everything! – Subscriptions, Digital Issues & More

As of this posting Brew Your Own Magazine is discounting everything in their store by 25%

BYO Magazine Black Friday – 25% Off Everything! – Use coupon code CYBERWEEK23 to get the deal

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Ends Soon: Black Friday Deals on Barrels and Oak

MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is on!  It’s their biggest sale of the year. They have loads of equipment and ingredients on sale, marked down up to 50%.

MoreBeer Black Friday!


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Keg O-Ring Materials Selection! – EPDM, Silicone and Buna-N? + Limited Time Black Friday Deal on Keg parts

See More About O-Rings in our Keg Rebuild Post – Jump To: Replacing O-Rings

Selecting the Right Material for Keg O-Rings

I would venture a guess that Silicone and Buna-N are the two most commonly used compounds for keg o-rings. EPDM, which has been the choice of professionals for a long time, is probably a distant third, but coming on strong since they’ve become more accessible to homebrewers.

This post is going to take a look at all three, with the goal of helping your choose the right material for your application.

But first things first, let’s talk about food safe materials…

Limited Time Deal on Keg Parts

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are detailed in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Save  an EXTRA 15% when you spend $30 or more on select items at Valuebrew.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Includes…

Use coupon code BF2023 with an order of $30 or more to get the deal


Food Safe Materials for Keg O-Rings?

Most of the o-rings that are marketed to homebrewers do not claim to be food safe.

In my experience, it’s extremely difficult to find offerings that claim to be safe for food contact.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

But why?  One possible reason… they aren’t food safe.  Beyond that, one industry insider I spoke with said suppliers have a potential problem with fulfillment.  Since many options and materials are available, It’s difficult for some distributors or sellers to guarantee you’re getting a food safe option.

  • Just because an o-ring is marketed for use in a keg doesn’t automatically mean that the materials and production processes used are food safe.
  •  If you think about it from a random supplier or manufacturer’s perspective… they don’t know what you’re putting in your keg, maybe it’s not even food.  The problem that we, as homebrewers, have is is… beer is food and meant for human consumption.
  • You cannot say all o-rings made from [fill in material here] are food safe.  Certain quality standards and processes are required.

One notable supplier features all food safe o-ring offerings.

Generally speaking, food safe o-rings may cost a little more, but, we’re, generally, only talking a few cents per o-ring.  It’s worth it.

If you’re using your keg for anything food related (beer=food)… My recommendation is to purchase o-rings made out of material safe for food contact.

Compound Selection – Comparing EPDM, Silicone and Buna-N

Terminology

  • Compression Set Resistance – A measurement of the ability of a substance to return to it’s original thickness after long term compression.
  • Compressibility – How well can a material compress to make a quality seal? This is related to hardness, but practically it’s not exactly the same thing. Most keg o-rings are the same hardness, 70A, yet we see Silicone sealing better than Buna-N.
  • Permeability – How well can well can air or oxygen transverse a compound. This is measured in different ways, I’m going to generalize labeling materials excellent or good.
  • Typical Durometer – A measurement of the hardness of a material

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William’s Brewing Big Holiday Sale!

  • William’s Brewing Big Holiday Sale is on. The limited time sale discounts dozens of items!
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

William’s Brewing Big Holiday Sale!

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Hands on Review: FermZilla All Rounder Fermenter + Soon-Ending BLACK FRIDAY Deal

Thank you to HBF Contributor Aaron Nord for this hands on review!  Aaron is an advanced award winning brewer, a long time reader and a serial tipster!

FermZilla All Rounder

Fermenting under pressure has been a technique I have had my eye on for some time now and have felt the urge to experiment with it more and more lately. To me the most appealing benefit of pressurized fermentation is that at the end of fermentation the beer is fully carbonated and ready to drink (not accounting for beers that benefit from a period of conditioning). Other benefits include a potentially quicker fermentation, a higher retention of desirable aroma compounds that otherwise might be off gassed (e.g. hop aromas), and the ability to ferment at warmer temperatures without a high presence of unwanted esters.

Limited Time Deal!

MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is on!  It’s their biggest sale of the year. They have loads of equipment and ingredients on sale, marked down up to 50%.

MoreBeer Black Friday!

The lineup includes FermZilla fermenters and accessories!


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Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets…. $30.59 via Black Friday Sale + Hands on Review

Intertap Stainless Steel, Forward Sealing Faucet from MoreBeer.  Unique modular threaded spout design can fit a variety of attachments.

Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.

Black Friday Sale:

MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is on!  It’s their biggest sale of the year. They have loads of equipment and ingredients on sale, marked down up to 50%.

MoreBeer Black Friday!

These are included in the mix and on sale for just $30.59

Intertap Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Beer Faucet D1210

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Sale Extended… ThermoWorks Cyber Monday Sale!

ThermoWorks is discounting select products by up to 50% and discounting everything else sitewide by 15%.

ThermoWorks Cyber Monday Sale!

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Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal Days Recap 2023 – What Were the Top Homebrewing Deals?

Amazon’s annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales feature loads of items, some at steep discounts.  The sale typically includes items that are of interest to homebrewers, craft beer lovers and home wine makers.

2023 Recap Our Top 10 Deals Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023 Sales…


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Ends Soon: Black Friday Deal on Cannular! CAN Your Beer for Get-Togethers and Gifts

Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer CAN100

Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer via MoreBeer

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The Cannular is a manual can seamer that is easy to use, reliable and beautifully simple.

Whether you’re a brewery looking to offer canned beer to go or a homebrewer wanting to keep your creations fresh and fully protected from light, the Cannular is the answer. This bench top unit is one of the most compact and easy to use can seamers you’ll find. The Cannular only requires one person to operate, and each can takes roughly 5 seconds to seam. With a two-person team, one filling and one seaming, the Cannular becomes a suitable option for nano breweries doing small canning production runs.

Operation:
The beauty of the Cannular lies in how truly simple it is to operate. With only three points of operation, it only takes a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the machine. The seaming process is as follows:

Place lid atop the can and place the can on the platform
Turn the platform lever clockwise to raise the can to the seamer
Press the button to turn the machine on and begin spinning the can
Push the seaming lever away from you and hold for 1-2 seconds
Pull the seaming lever towards yourself and hold for 1-2 seconds
Press the button to turn off the machine and stop spinning the can
Turn the platform lever counterclockwise to lower the can
That’s all there is to it!

Construction:
The Cannular was designed to be compact, durable, and safe to operate in a wet environment. The platform assembly is made from 304 grade stainless steel, so no matter how messy your canning gets, there’s no need to worry about rusting or degradation. The body of the unit is made from hammered sheet metal and bolted together with stainless steel screws. Rubber feet help keep the unit from slipping and sliding while in use. Additionally, the Cannular features built-in brackets near the feet so you have the option to mount the machine to your counter or benchtop. The Cannular runs off of 24v DC power via the Anderson socket located on the back. This lower voltage was chosen specifically to make the unit as safe to use in a wet environment as possible.

Power:
As noted above, the Cannular comes with a 24v DC Anderson socket located on the back of the unit. It does not, however, include a cord and plug. When purchasing the unit, you’ll have the option of pairing it with either a power supply with 110v plug, or with a 6 ft. long cord with Anderson plug and alligator clips. The power supply is straight forward, and allows you to plug the unit into a standard 110v power socket. The alligator clips give you the option to power the unit from a battery, and can even be used with an 18v cordless power drill battery. This is certainly the most affordable option for powering the Cannular, and we’ve found that upwards of 200 cans can be seamed on a single battery charge.

Why Cans?
So why can when you can bottle? There’s no doubt that canning has become a more and more popular format for packaging beer among craft breweries over the last several years, and with good reason. Aluminum cans aren’t just more environmentally friendly than bottles, since cans require less energy to transport and recycle, they’re also much better at protecting the quality of the beer. Whereas bottles allow in light, which leads to skunking, aluminum cans offer 100% protection from UV and other wavelengths of light that are harmful to beer. There’s still great debate surrounding whether cans or bottles are better at keeping beer fresh, but if done correctly, cans are theoretically the superior option. When a crown cap is crimped onto a bottle, the lining of the cap can form an imperfect seal on the bottle, allowing small amounts of oxygen in, as well as small amounts of CO2 out. Over time this can result in oxidation of the beer and lost carbonation. Seamed cans, on the other hand, form a much better seal that can prevent these issues. Of course, it’s important to make sure that the can is purged of oxygen before being filled, and that the can lid is sealed atop foam to eliminate oxygen from the headspace. Aside from all the “sciency stuff”, cans are just plain safer. Take your beer backpacking, camping, or poolside and rest assured that broken glass won’t ruin your day!

Specifications:
Power: 250W
Rated Speed: 3300 RPM
Gearbox Ratio: 9.8 : 1
Power Plug: Anderson Type 40A
Can Height: 45-170mm (1.8 – 6.7 inches)*
Can Diameter: 35-75mm (1.4 – 2.9 inches)*
Dimensions: 14″ L x 9″ W x 19.5″ H
Weight: 40 lbs

 

Cannular Deals are Rare…

The Cannular lines is under a MAP agreement.  That means that it, generally speaking, cannot be discounted.

Black Friday Sale!

MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is on!  It’s their biggest sale of the year. They have loads of equipment and ingredients on sale, marked down up to 50%.

MoreBeer Black Friday!

Cannular systems and accessories are included in the mix!

Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew!

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Ends Today: Buy One, Get One HALF Off Winexpert Wine Kits

  • AIH is offering buy one get one HALF Off Wine Kits for Black Friday
  • Use coupon code BFWINE

Winexpert Black Friday Sale!

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Ends Today: MoreBeer Cyber Monday Sale!

MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is on!  It’s their biggest sale of the year. They have loads of equipment and ingredients on sale, marked down up to 50%.

MoreBeer Black Friday!

For Cyber Monday they’ve added a 10% off coupon that works on everything else. Use coupon code CYBER23.


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Brewing MoreBeer’s Pliny the Elder Recipe Kit + BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!

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, Save 25% via Black Friday Sale:

MoreBeer is discounting loads of beer and supplies by up to 50% as part of their Black Friday Sale

MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale!

Recipe Kits, including Pliny! are part of the sale, marked down a whopping 25%.

Pliny the Elder Homebrew Kits at MoreBeer!


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Ends Soon: Black Friday Deal on ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE! + Hands on Review

Thermapen One by ThermoWorks

With full readings in ONE second or less, Thermapen ONE approaches the speed of thought—allowing you to focus exclusively on the quality of your work. Never has an instrument been able to achieve such speed and accuracy without sacrificing durability and usability…until now.

  • ONE. Second. Readings.
    Thermapen ONE almost moves at the speed of thought…allowing you to focus exclusively on the quality of your work.
  • More Accurate
    With an improved accuracy spec of ± 0.5°F (± 0.3°C), you’ll know your lightning fast Thermapen ONE readings are always accurate, as well.
  • Brighter Backlight
    The automatic backlight is brighter and the light sensor is more sensitive to changes in ambient lighting conditions.
  • 5-Year Warranty
    The newly designed rugged, waterproof case features a 5-year warranty against defects.

For a limited time ThermoWorks is discounting this great thermometer by a whopping 35%. No coupon code required, check the product page to see if you can still get this deal.

Thermapen ONE

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Save on Grainfather Electric Systems, Conicals & Glycol Systems – Multiple Shops + My Pick for the Best Deal!

  • Grainfather Discounts are rare.  Why?  Grainfather gear is under a MAP agreement.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  Generally speaking, the Grainfather gear is not discounted.
  • Grainfather has authorized a black friday sale. Multiple vendors are running great deals.

The sale includes electric brewing systems, conicals, glycol chillers and more.

Considering the 15% back component… AIH is the best deal happening right now

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Biggest Sale Ever… Pro Flow Dynamics Black Friday Sale! 30% Off + 10% Off

Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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PFD has launched their Black Friday Sale.  It’s 30% off their homebrew category when you use promo code BF30%. Considering their already, generally, great everyday prices, this is an outstanding deal!

Save another 10% when you use our link

ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BF30%

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Valuebrew’s Black Friday Sale – Bulk, Food Grade O-Rings, Repair Parts, Grain Mills and More!

Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Most offerings are silicone or EPDM with one Buna-N option.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are detailed in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Save  an EXTRA 15% when you spend $30 or more on select items at Valuebrew.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Includes…

Use coupon code BF2023 with an order of $30 or more to get the deal


Barley Crusher Mill Deal!

15 lb Barley Crusher Grain Mill

The Barley Crusher MaltMill

More Info

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The Original Barley Crusher MaltMill, the “Home Brewer’s Best Friend” has proven to be just that. A high quality grain mill constructed using materials that will last a lifetime, 1018 Cold Rolled Steel for the rollers, 6061 Aluminum for the mill body and hopper, tool steel for the axles with Oil Impregnated bronze bushings.

Precision machining with Quality Control and a LifeTime Warranty from the manufacturer assures the homebrewer that this will be the only grain mill they will ever purchase!

Features:

  • Rollers are adjustable at both ends to keep the gap spacing parallel giving a uniform crush along the entire length of the rollers.
  • The gap default setting is marked and set at .039 at assembly. Adjustment range is from .015 to .070 thousands of an inch.
  • The rollers have a 12 TPI knurl to efficiently pull the grain through the rollers while leaving the hull intact to form an excellent filter bed for sparging.
  • Comes with a solid base with locators to center the Barley Crusher on a 5 gallon plastic pail. (Pail not included)
  • The standard hopper holds an even 7 pounds and the optional large hopper holds 15 pounds. Using a 3/8 drillmotor at 500 RPM gives you a crush rate of 6 pounds a minute making the big grain bills fast and easy.
  • The Barley Crusher is shipped fully assembled. There are no adapters needed to use a 3/8 black
  • drill motor.

 

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Custom Color BLUE Keg Post O-Rings – FREE w/Qualifying Purchase

Keg Post O-Rings - Food Safe Silicone - in BLUEValuebrew carries two color schemes to color keg posts. Doing this allows you to quickly identify keg posts. Gray and Black match standard keg QD colors. Blue and Green are meant to be remembered by “Blue for Beer” and “Green for Gas”. All options are made from FDA rated silicone. Since they work equally well on gas and liquid posts you can also mix and match to come up with your own color coding standard.


As a Black Friday Deal Valuebrew is throwing in a FREE pack of 25 Blue Post O-Rings when you order $25 or more (excluding shipping). Use coupon code BF-25FREEBLUE$25MIN to get your free o-rings.

Complete Lineup: Food Safe Keg O-Rings at Valuebrew


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More about food safe materials:

For whatever reason, it’s difficult to find food safe keg o-rings.  Maybe some of the o-rings that are available are food safe, but very few are actually labeled as such.

The fact is we’re putting beer (food) in our kegs and we should be using food safe materials whenever we can.  More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings

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