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Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Set – THREE Pairs – $7.99 + free prime ship

Hourleey Garden Hose Quick Connector, 3/4 Inch Male and Female Garden Hose Fitting Quick Connector, 3 Set

Hourleey Garden Hose Quick Connector, 3/4 Inch Male and Female Garden Hose Fitting Quick Connector, 3 Set

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  • Package include: 3 female quick connectors and 3 male quick connectors, 3 extra garden hose rubber washers.
  • Widely use: Standard 3/4″ aluminum garden hose thread, fit for all 3/4″ standard garden hose.
  • Easy Connect: Easy to connect and disconnect, rubberized grips design makes quick connector more convenient for connect and disconnect
  • 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.

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Hourleey Garden Hose Quick Connector, 3/4 Inch Male and Female Garden Hose Fitting Quick Connector, 3 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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Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Hellfire Burner!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Blichmann Engineering Hellfire Burner


Compare Models, Prices and Availability, Review Continues Below:


These days I brew inside on an electric system, for the convenience of indoor brewing and the repeatability of electric temperature control. However, I still find occasion to brew outdoors from time to time. And although it’s possible to brew with electricity outdoors, brewing with propane allows more freedom in choosing your brew spot. And most outdoor electrical options are 110V, which can’t keep up with propane when trying to heat things up quickly.

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Cosco 6′ Folding Table [Brew Day Work Table] – $46.99 + free shipping

Cosco 14678BLK1 Deluxe 6 Foot x 30 inch Half Blow Molded Folding Table, Black, 72" (Rectangle),

6′ Fold in half table by Cosco

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  • Secure Lock – Keeps table closed when transporting
  • Comfort Handle – Comfortable to carry when folded and locked
  • All Season Table Top – Indoor and Outdoor Use
  • Lightweight – 25.5 pounds, makes this table easy to carry
  • Folded Dimensions of 36.5″(L) x 29.6″(D) x 3″(H) – Makes for easy transportation and storage when not in use

 

Note from HBF:  This has folding legs and then the entire table folds in half to easy and compact storage.  I use a similar table (different model, manufacturer and specs) as a brew day work table to hold ingredients, (not hot or too heavy) gear, recipes, notes and odds and ends.

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Cosco Deluxe 6 foot x 30 inch Fold-in-Half Blow Molded Folding Table, Black – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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25′ 1/2″ ID High Temp Silicone Tubing – $22.27, 89 cents per ft

White Silicone Tubing, 1/2"ID, 5/8"OD, 1/16" Wall, 25' Length

White Silicone Tubing, 1/2″ID, 5/8″OD, 1/16″ Wall, 25′ Length

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  • Flexible tubing for air, water, food, and beverage
  • Silicone rubber for resistance to high temperatures, oils, detergents, ozone, and salt water
  • Translucent for visual inspection of fluids
  • Operating temperature range of -150 to +500 degrees F
  • Meets NSF-51 standards for food equipment material

 

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Note from HBF: This tubing has 1/16″ thick wall.  Depending on what you’re using this for, maybe it’s exactly what you’re looking for.  If you’re wanting slightly thicker walled tubing consider this offering from ProFlow Dynamics and this offering from Brewers Hardware.

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White Silicone Tubing, 1/2″ID, 5/8″OD, 1/16″ Wall, 25′ Length – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Heat Resistant Glove – G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $8.92 + 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.

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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


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Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Set – 9 QDs in All – make brew day easier – $9.99 + 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.

1/7/20 2:30 AM Central: This combo is just $9.99. 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

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.

Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond] – $10 + free prime ship

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG334900GRAY Standard Bus/Utility Box, 4.625 Gal, Gray

Rubbermaid Commercial Products White Bus/Utility Box 4.625 Gallons


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.

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Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG334900GRAY Standard Bus/Utility Box, 4.625 Gal, Gray – 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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Time with Integrated White Board [track hop & boil additions]

Time Timer MOD with Dry Erase Board — 60-Minute Student Visual Dial Timer with Small Desk Reminder Whiteboard — For Daily Task Listing, Classroom and Office Reminder, Homeschooling for Kids and Adults

Time Timer MOD with Dry Erase Board — 60-Minute Student Visual Dial Timer

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  • TIME MANAGEMENT — The 60-minute visual timer for kids and adults helps improve time organization and productive learning. The whiteboard helps to keep track of a chore list, homework assignments, a workout routine and cooking
  • SPECIAL NEEDS — The visual timer encourages organization and productivity for all ages, including those with autism, ADHD or other learning disabilities. The countdown timer enables a visual schedule to anticipate transition between rotating times
  • EASY TO USE — The countdown timer provides no loud ticking and a dry erase board to keep track of a chore, school activity or workout routine between time intervals. The Time Timer MOD is ideal for classroom, office and gym settings
  • OPTIONAL AUDIBLE ALERT — The countdown clock provides an optional alarm feature that signals when a time interval ends, ideal for learning activities such as reading, cooking and working out
  • PRODUCT DETAILS — The 3.6 x 3.6-inch visual timer requires 1 AA battery (not included). The whiteboard is 8.5 x 8.3 x 2.5 inches. The battery compartment is securely enclosed by a small screw to comply to CPSIA standards

 

This is a visual timer with whiteboard.  This would make for a nice tool to track brew day hop and boil additions and more.

Time Timer MOD with Dry Erase Board — 60-Minute Student Visual Dial Timer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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40 x Jetec Scrub Pads… $8.99 + free prime ship

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

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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 clean frosted sponge has a hard surface, rich foam can be obtained with detergent and a little water; It has good cleaning ability and can be applied for many times in a row, and can be kept 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

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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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Cambro 4 Quart/1 Gallon Measuring Pitcher

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

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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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