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AmazonBasics 11 in 1 Multi-Tool – $11.19 + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

Amazon Basics 11-in-1 Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath

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  • 11-in-1 multi-function tool includes needle nose pliers, standard pliers, wire cutter, knife, saw, slotted screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, rope cutter, and file
  • Made of durable stainless steel with an aluminum frame; sleek black finish
  • Great for hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities, as well as for survival, emergencies, or around-the-house use
  • Includes a nylon pouch with belt loop for easy hands-free carrying

 

I keep a similar Multi-tool in my brew day box.  See: Putting Together A Brew Day Box.

6/15/21 1 PM Central: This is on sale for just $11.19. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Amazon Basics 11-in-1 Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

6/8/21 5 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 and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Pricesg

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.

Pair of Heavy Duty Brewer’s Gloves from MoreBeer – $9.49 + free ship eligible, Limited Availability

Heavy Duty Brewers Gloves (2)

Heavy Duty Brewers Gloves from MoreBeer

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Our favorite brewer gloves are made from a chemical resistant PVC that protects your hands from harsh cleaning chemicals. With a length of 21.5 in, these elbow length gloves allow you to reach into liquids while protecting your hands and forearms. We also like these gloves because they offer more heat resistance than the standard green brewing gloves.

Great for cleaning your brewery and handling brewing equipment in a sanitary way!



I use protective gloves when dealing with harsh chemicals  The photo above is from my post on rebuilding kegs.  Here I’m using Bar Keepers Friend – Jump To: Section on Bar Keeper’s Friend – to clean a keg.  I used protective gloves several times during this process.


Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $9.49 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Heavy Duty Brewers Gloves (2) BE334

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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.

Utility Bus Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond] – $14.68 + free shipping

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box - 21-3/4'Wx15-1/2"Dx7"H

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box – 21-3/4’Wx15-1/2″Dx7″H

I use two similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are a different model from a different manufacturer and different specs] on brew day and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.  See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

Another potential use: ice down your favorite beverages for get-togethers.

6/4/21 9 AM Central: The bus tubs I use have been out of stock for a while, so I went looking for something else. These are on sale for $14.68. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box – 21-3/4’Wx15-1/2″Dx7″H – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond]

Rubbermaid Commercial 3349 4-5/8-Gallon Capacity, 20" Length x 15" Width x 5" Height, Gray Color, High-Density Polyethylene Bus and Utility Box

Rubbermaid Commercial 3349 4-5/8-Gallon Capacity, 20″ Length x 15″ Width x 5″ Height, Gray Color, High-Density Polyethylene Bus and Utility Box


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

  • Constructed of heavy-duty commercial-grade plastic
  • Rounded corners
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Reinforced handles and bottom
  • Measures 5″ x 20″ x 15″
  • Made of durable, commercial grade plastic, with reinforced handles, bottom and ribs for added strength
  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning

I use two similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are a larger at 7 1/8 Gallons] on brew day and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.

Another potential use: ice down your favorite beverages for get-togethers.

Rubbermaid Commercial 3349 4-5/8-Gallon Capacity, 20″ Length x 15″ Width x 5″ Height, Gray Color, High-Density Polyethylene Bus and Utility Box – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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40 x Jetec Scrub Pads

Jetec 40 Pieces Cleaning Scrub Sponge Scouring Sponge Pads Non Scratch Pads for Kitchen Dishes Cleaning

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  • Durable material: made of polyester, which is durable and not easy to wear and tear, and it is abrasive to touch, make the dishes easier to clean
  • Measurement: each scrub sponge measures 15 x 10 cm/ 5.9 x 3.94 inches (LW), thickness is 5 mm, portable size for you to carry and clean
  • Wide applications: it is suitable for dishes, pots and pans tableware, stove, microwave oven pot, chair furniture, help you to keep cutlery and home appliances clean, convenient for you to use in daily life
  • Effective performance: our cleaning scrub sponge has good decontamination ability for its tough surface, which can ensure continuous use for multiple times, and it will remain clean after using
  • Package contents: comes with 40 pieces of cleaning scrub sponges, enough quantity can serve for you to use for a long time


Application Idea….

Use along with Bar Keeper’s Friend to recondition your kegs!  The photo above is from my post on rebuilding kegs.  Here I’m using Bar Keepers Friend – Jump To: Section on Bar Keeper’s Friend – to clean a keg.


Use for cleanup on brew day and beyond

Jetec 40 Pieces Cleaning Scrub Sponge Scouring Sponge Pads Non Scratch Pads for Kitchen Dishes Cleaning – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Update International 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – Lots of Uses – now $3.99 + 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!

5/27/21 9 AM Central: These are selling for $3.99 (clear version only).  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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!

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote] – $9.92 + free prime ship

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.

5/24/21 10 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.92 (red only). Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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.

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

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!

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!

Cambro 4 Quart/1 Gallon Measuring Pitcher – $13.49 + 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

5/10/21 1 PM Central: This is selling for $13.49. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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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