Category Archives: Brew Day

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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  • 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.

8/6/20 3 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.

Update International 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – Lots of Uses!… $2.39 + Free Prime Ship

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

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


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

  • 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

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.  Lots more info here – Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

8/3/20 12 AM Central: These are available again at just $2.39 (clear version only). That’s 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 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.

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


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

18″ Whisk [Extract and All Grain Brewers] – $7.33 + Free Prime Ship

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.

8/2/20 5:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $7.33.  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 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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Hands On Review: Winco 4 Ounce Stainless Steel Portion Cups – for Brew Day Measuring & Samples


I’ve long been an advocate of using these sorts of portion cups for homebrew-related tasks.  I’ve kept small (2 to 2.5 ounce) portion cups in my Brew Day Box for years.  See: Hands On Review: Stainless Steel Portion Cups – for Brew Day Measuring & Samples for a review of those.

When I ran across these larger 4 ounce cups at a great price, I picked them up to use around my homebrewery.

These are generally intended for serving condiments and small amounts of food.  Considering their size, materials and efficient design, they are also well suited for use on brew day and around the brewery.

You can use these 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.

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Wrapped out of the box12 stacked cups take up minimal space Continue reading

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote]

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More

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  • MULTIPURPOSE BIN- This collapsible bin is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. It can be used as a wash basin for dishes or hands, ice bucket for drinks, storage container for your items for camping, hiking, boating, picnicking or tailgating, and more!
  • COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN- The reusable basket has a convenient space saving design for efficient storage. It collapses to a compact 2” height, making it easy to keep in your home, garage, or packed in the car with your camping gear.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND SPACIOUS- The lightweight bin features a large 10 L capacity and is spacious enough to hold accessories needed for outdoor fun like smore or picnic supplies! It can even be used at home as a laundry basket or to store cleaning supplies.
  • DURABLE BUILD- The multiuse container is made from safe silicone material with a plastic rim and base for durability to withstand normal wear and tear of use outdoors. The sturdy plastic upper portion also makes it easy to grasp and carry while in use.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS- Materials: pp/TPR (plastic/plastic rubber). Dimensions: 14. 75” L x 10. 75” W x 5” H, Collapsed: 2” H. 10 L capacity.

 

Potential uses… clean up on brew day and beyond, ice cold drinks, use as a tote on brew day to keep items together.

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Wash Bin- Portable Wash Basin/Dish Tub/Ice Bucket with 10 L Capacity for Camping, Tailgating, More – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Cambro 4 Quart/1 Gallon Measuring Pitcher – $9.79 + 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

7/28/20 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.79.  That’s 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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Camco Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Value Pack – make brew day easier – $10.99 + 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.

7/23/20 4 AM Central: This combo is selling for $10.99.  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.

My Home Brewing Recipe Journal – log 60 recipes – $7.20 + Free Prime Ship

MY HOME BREWING RECIPE JOURNAL: Home Brew Journal for Craft Beer Homebrewers | A Logbook For 60 Beer Recipes | Friendly Format 8” x 10” Large Enough

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This journal allows You to log up to 60 different beer recipes and keep track of every step that You take to get the best tasting beer.There is plenty of room for writing all your specifics & related notes.

Maybe You are looking for a gift?Just grab this record book which is a perfect present for every Homebrew Enthusiast.

This Home Brewing Journal includes 120 pages for 60 Beer Recipes with thoughtfully arranged charts for every brewing detail:

  • Beer Name
  • Beer Style
  • Beer Rating
  • Batch Volume
  • Target & Actual OG and FG
  • Target & Actual ABV, SRM, IBU
  • Grains List
  • Hops List ( Form, AA, IBUs, Weight & Time)
  • Other Ingredients List
  • Water Treatments
  • Yeast Info
  • Brewing Steps Chart (Strike, Mashing, Sparge, Boil, Knockout with Time, Temp Volume &
  • Gravity Info)
  • Fermentation Steps Chart (Date, Start & End Temperature, Days)
  • Fermentation Additions
  • Packaging Info (Bottling/Kegging, Ready to Drink Date)
  • Ingredients Information
  • Brewing Notes
  • Tasting Notes
  • Additional Notes & Comments

 

7/18/20 11 AM Central: This is selling for $7.20.  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 

MY HOME BREWING RECIPE JOURNAL: Home Brew Journal for Craft Beer Homebrewers | A Logbook For 60 Beer Recipes | Friendly Format 8” x 10” Large Enough … Handsome Deep Blue Design

Want to log you recipes electronically?  Consider Brewfather: Brewfather offers a free full feature trial.  After the trial period, you’ll still have access via a limited, non-expiring account.  See: Hands on Review: Brewfather App – Recipe Formulation, Calculators & Brew Day Tools – Brewfather has style specific carbonation range recommendations as well as a CO2 calculator.

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Hands on Review: Brewfather App – Recipe Formulation, Calculators & Brew Day Tools

Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Set – 9 QDs in All – make brew day easier – $11.99 + Free Prime Ship

Twinkle Star 3/4 Inch Garden Hose Quick Connector Water Hose Fitting Male and Female, 9 of Set

Twinkle Star 3/4 Inch Garden Hose Quick Connector Water Hose Fitting Male and Female, 9 of Set

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  • GARDEN HOSE QUICK CONNECTORS: Includes 3 female quick connectors and 6 male quick connectors, premium aluminum material makes it strongest construction for prolonged service life.
  • UNIVERSAL SIZE: Standard 3/4 inch aluminum garden hose quick connectors fit all garden hose, watering devices, sprinkler, nozzle etc.
  • EASY CONNECT: Easy to use and reliable, rubberized grips design for easy on/off for hose.
  • HEAVY DUTY: Made with precision process, no leaking and durable, easy to connect and disconnect.

 

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.

7/15/20 11 AM Central:  These are available again at just $11.99.  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.

Twinkle Star 3/4 Inch Garden Hose Quick Connector Water Hose Fitting Male and Female, 9 of Set – 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.

San Jamar Versa-Mat 12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses – $4.69 + Free Prime Ship + Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

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.

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  • Raised design provides a sanitary surface for your glassware, and allows for better air circulation and faster drying
  • Durable, non-slip material prevents marring and breaking of glassware
  • Interlocking design allows you to connect multiple mats, and the lightweight material can be easily cut to fit into any shape or size needed for your shelves, bar or sink
  • Always lays flat for a neat, clean appearance
  • Dishwasher safe and NSF approved

 

7/13/20 9 AM Central: These have dropped to just $4.69.  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 

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12″ Length x 12″ Width – 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 Amazon for “san jamar versa mat” – to see what may be available

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

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