Category Archives: Brew Day

Premier Pads (20) 9″ x 6″ Scouring Pads [brew day cleanup + more] – $12.15, 61 cents each + free prime ship

Premiere Pads PAD 198 Light Duty Scouring Pad, 9" Length by 6" Width, White (Case of 20)

(20) 9″ by 6″ Scouring Pads by Premier Pads


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

  • Ideal for glass, stainless steel, porcelain, chrome, copper and ceramic surfaces
  • Won’t scratch or dull most surfaces
  • Measures 9-inches length by 6-inches width

At 9″ by 6″ you could probably cut these in half (you’d get about 40) and still have a good size scrubby.  Use for cleanup on brew day and beyond

5/24/20 6 AM Central: These are selling for just $12.15. 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 

Premiere Pads PAD 198 Light Duty Scouring Pad, 9″ Length by 6″ Width, White (Case of 20) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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12 x Stainless Steel Portion Cups by Winco – for Hops and Boil Additions & More – $6.99, 58 cents each + free shipping

Stainless Steel 2.5 Oz. Sauce Cup (Pack of 12)

12 x Stainless Steel Sauce Cups by Winco.  I keep similar stainless steel portion cups in my Brew Day Box and use them to portion out hop additions and other boil additions and for pH and gravity sample containers.  These are a great size and don’t take a lot of room since they nest together.

5/23/20 1 PM Central: These are selling for just $6.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

Stainless Steel 2.5 Oz. Sauce Cup (Pack of 12) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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San Jamar Versa-Mat 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – lots of uses – $5.12 + free prime ship

San Jamar Versa-Mat Interlocking Sanitary Bar Mats

12″ by 12″ interlocking bar mat by San Jamar.  These interlocking mats are versatile.  Multiple mats can be joined for larger areas and they are flexible and easy to cut to shape.  Allows for airflow under glassware.

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  • Versatile Service – Mats can be cut to accommodate curves and other contours making it the custom choice for a variety of environments
  • Interlocking Mats – Lightweight design cuts easily to accommodate the perfect fit in any space configuration
  • Superior Airflow – Unique raised design allows for superior airflow under glassware to reduce mold build-up
  • Non-Slip Surface – Prevents mat from sliding around when in use and protects glassware rims
  • Easy Disassembly – Strips disassemble and are dishwasher safe for quick clean up

 

I purchased a number of these (mine are clear) in 2015 and have since found 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.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “kegerator” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

5/22/20 7 PM Central: These are selling for just $5.12.  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

San Jamar Versa-Mat Interlocking Sanitary Bar Mats – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also available in different colors and quantities – search san jamar interlocking bar mat on Amazon

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Cambro 4 Quart/1 Gallon Measuring Pitcher – $10.49, near best price + free prime ship

Cambro 400MCCW 4 Quart Measuring Pitcher

Cambro (400MCCW135) 4 qt Liquid Measuring Cup – Camwear


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

  • Measuring cup is used to measure liquid in ounces, pints, quarts or liters
  • Made of rugged, virtually unbreakable Camwear polycarbonate
  • Externally marked graduations in American standard and metric are molded-in
  • Available in clear color
  • Comes in 4-quart capacity

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

5/20/20 7 AM Central: This is selling for $10.49.  That’s just 3 cents shy of 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 

Cambro (400MCCW135) 4 qt Liquid Measuring Cup – Camwear – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Review – 1 Rubbermaid Gallon Pitcher

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18″ Whisk [Extract and All Grain Brewers] – now… $6.94 + free shipping

Winco PN-18 Stainless Steel Piano Wire Whip, 18-Inch

Winco Stainless Steel Piano Wire Whip, 18-Inch


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

  • Ideal for mixing eggs, sauces and topping
  • Stainless steel
  • Measures 18″ in length
  • Lighter wire loops
  • Dishwasher safe

This is similar to my 24″ Stainless Whisk.  That whisk is an easy upgrade that I generally recommend for all but small batch only brewers.  Check out my Hands on Review of that great tool.

Note that this whisk measures in at 6″ smaller than the whisk I mentioned above and that it is from a different manufacturer.

Possible homebrew applications: Use on brew day in your mash tun and brew kettle.  In the mash tun… a whisk can help to break up doughballs.  In the brew kettle… Use to incorporate extract, stir the brew kettle or start a kettle whirlpool.

5/19/20 7:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $6.94.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

Winco Stainless Steel Piano Wire Whip, 18-Inch – note that multiple sizes, quantities or variations may be available, as such a different product may show up at this link


Also Consider: Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

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Winco 24″ Stainless Steel Whisk [Extract and All Grain Brewers] – $13.02 + free prime ship

Winco FN-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch, 1,

Winco 24″ Stainless Steel French Whip

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

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Measures 24″ in length
  • Ideal for mixing eggs, sauces and batter
  • Heavy gauge wire loops
  • Dishwasher safe

 

This looks similar to my 24″ Stainless Whisk.  That whisk is an easy upgrade that I generally recommend for all but small batch only brewers.  Check out my Hands on Review of that great tool.

Use this on brew day in your mash tun and brew kettle.  In the mash tun… a whisk like this makes quick work of breaking up up doughballs.  In the brew kettle… Use to incorporate extract, stir the brew kettle or start a kettle whirlpool.

What are others saying?  Search this item’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

5/15/20 5 PM Central: This is selling for $13.02.  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.

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch


Also Consider: Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-InchReview

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Heat Resistant Glove – G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $8.34 + free prime ship

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large

G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove, Large  by G & F

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

  • Same material used by fire fighters
  • Maintains integrity and strength at high temperatures
  • Thermal regulating
  • Ambidextrous, fits right or left hand
  • Soft and pliable for easy grasp

 

  • I use a similar type of glove when I’m making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask.  It’s really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.  These are also handy on brew day for handling hot (but not wet) ball valves and such.
  • These are not waterproof.  Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.
  • Other sizes may be available.  Check the product page for selection and pricing.

5/12/20 12 AM Central: These are selling for just $8.34Shipping 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.

G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, for BBQ, Fireplace,and Grilling. Commercial Grade, Large, Sold by 1 Piece – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

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Great Deal On – StirStarter Stir Plate

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Camco Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Value Pack – make brew day easier – $8.99 + free prime ship

3/4" Garden Hose Quick Connector Value Pack

Garden Hose Quick Connector Value Pack.  Includes 2 female quick connects and 2 male quick connects.

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  • PLG Brand Without flow stopper,KEEP water flowing.Made from High Quality Aluminum, Meet EU Aluminum Quality Standards,Very LOW Lead Content(Ava<0.1791%).
  • No leaks,quick connect hose fittings,Durable metal construction,Comfortable rubber grips.Includes 2 female quick connects and 2 male quick connects,Quickly Attached.
  • 3/4 in.*3/4 in. NH Thread,Excellent value and quality, It’s perfect for garden hoses and power washer, RV, boat or anywhere there’s a standard 3/4″ garden hose connection,work with your camper, sprayers,nozzle, tree soaker etc.★Easy to Connect and Disconnect★.
  • The garden hose connectors help you quick connect & disconnect the hose in the cold weather,No need unscrew and screw on the hose.
  • NOTICE:Used for garden watering tools only,Used with a pressure under 60 psi.

 

Quick disconnects make connecting and disconnecting things on brew day easier.  I have QDs (a different brand) on every hose connection I use on brew day, including sprayers and my wort chiller.

5/11/20 12 AM Central: This combo is selling for $8.99.  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

3/4″ Garden Hose Quick Connector Value Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Camco 22853 Premium Drinking Water Hose

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Use Heat Resistant Gloves for Minding Yeast Starters & On Brew Day

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, LargePictured: G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove via Amazon

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts


  • I use a heat resistant oven glove when I’m making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask.  It’s really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.
  • These are also handy on brew day for handling hot, (but not wet) ball valves and such.
  • A lot of these types of gloves, including the pictured model and the ones I use are not waterproof.  As such, they should not be used with hot liquids.
  • Some silicone models are available that may offer some water resistance.  Generally speaking silicone gloves are going to be less flexible.  That may make it harder to pick things up.  You’re trading off some water resistance for grip.
  • Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.
  • Search Amazon for “heat resistant oven glove”
  • Search Amazon for “heat resistant waterproof silicone gloves”
  • Ove Glove HH501-18 Hot Surface Handler Oven Mitt Glove – via Amazon
  • G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove via Amazon

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.


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Using a Pedal Foot Switch for Easy Pump Operation

MLCS 9089 Billy Pedal Foot Switch, 2 Step ON/OFF(Continuous Running)Pictured: MLCS 9089 Billy Pedal Foot Switch, 2 Step ON-OFF Continuous Running

I use this on/off foot pedal foot switch for easy, hands free control of my March Pump while brewing.  I’ve used the same one since of March of 2011 and it works great.  I keep it at the base of my brew stand, relatively close to where my pump sits.  One foot press turns the pump on or off.  Note: Always be cautious when using your pump with hot liquids and read and follow manufacturers directions.

Note: Another style of deadman style foot switch is available.  That version requires you to hold your foot down to engage the switch.  As soon as you release it is disengages and turns off whatever is plugged in.  I went with the on/off, but understand that the deadman style is also available if that suits your needs.  Depending on what you’re trying to turn on and off is GE’s Handy Switch is another option that’s out there.  I use that for my keg cleaner and draft line cleaning pumps.

MLCS 9089 Billy Pedal Foot Switch, 2 Step ON-OFF Continuous Running


Related: Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources | All Grain Tips & Gear

Always use caution when using your pump with hot liquids.  Likewise use caution when using electricity around liquids.  Hot liquids and electricity can be dangerous.

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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