Category Archives: Brew Day

Heat Resistant Glove – G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $9.63 + 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.

4/11/21 1 PM Central: These are selling for $9.43.  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

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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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, volatile

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

4/10/21 7 PM Central: This is on sale for just $9.79. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Note: Availability of this has been volatile the past few times we’ve posted it… 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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Update International 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – Lots of Uses – now $2.99 + 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!

4/8/21 12 AM Central: These are selling for just $2.99 (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

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Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors w/Bottle Opener – Brew Day, BBQ, Kitchen & More – $10.99

Kitchen Shears, Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors with Blade Cover and Soft Grip Handles, Ultra Sharp Titanium Coated Blade

Kitchen Shears, Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors with Blade Cover and Soft Grip Handles, Ultra Sharp Titanium Coated Blade

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  • ✂ HIGH QUALITY ✂ – HIFEOS heavy duty kitchen scissors are made of top food grade corrosion resistant stainless steel with titanium plating, assuring you use them as long as you like.
  • ✂ COME-APART ✂ – Can be easily taken apart for thorough cleaning. Our detachable culinary scissors also perform perfect in all major kitchen tasks, such as butterflying poultry, cutting meat, chicken, poultry bones, vegetables, fish, herbs, pizza, etc. 
  • ✂ MULTIFUNCTION SERRATIONS DESIGN ✂ – The large serrations on the outside of the blade are easy for scaling fish and cutting pizza. The fine serrations on the inside of the blade help to hold slippery materials for cutting. The serrated jaws between the handles can be used for opening twist-off jar tops or cracking nuts.
  • ✂ COMFORTABLE GRIP HANDLES & BLADE COVER ✂ – The handles are made of high quality TPR material, designed for comfort. Great grip for both right and left handed chefs. The plastic blade guard can protect the sharp utility scissors from hurting your hands when you are not using them.

 

Scissors are handy on brew day and beyond.  I keep a quality pair of scissors in my Brew Day Box.

These feature a take-apart design.  That means they can be disassembled for cleaning.

4/6/21 9 PM Central; These are selling for $10.99. That’s the best historical third party 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 and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Kitchen Shears, Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors with Blade Cover and Soft Grip Handles, Ultra Sharp Titanium Coated Blade – 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 + Limited Time Deal

In spite of not actually having a formal home bar, I’m a big fan of… bar mats.  Generally speaking these are made for food-related uses and  they’re designed to be wet from time to time.  They provide a nice surface to set things on all the while increasing air flow.  That increased air flow helps get and keep things dry.  Better airflow can also help regulate temperature better.


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

These (similar, but not identical) mats are selling for just $2.99 (clear version only) via Amazon. 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


Personally, I’ve used San Jamar’s Versa Mat, but many other similar products are available.  Mine are 12″ x 12″, lock together for use in larger areas and can be trimmed when needed.

On the shelf of my brewing area work table – TRINITY EcoStorage NSF Stainless Steel Table, 48-Inch – Hands on Review – helps things dry.

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KitchenAid Kitchen Scissors – $7.99 + free prime ship & Putting Together a Brew Day Box

KitchenAid KE351OHOBA All Purpose Shears, One Size, Black/Black

KitchenAid KE351OHOBA All Purpose Shears, One Size, Black/Black

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  • Plastic guard included: These KitchenAid Soft Grip Handle Shears comes with a protective plastic blade guard
  • Stainless steel blades: The blades are crafted from stainless steel that resists rusting
  • Clean cut every time: Each blade features micro-serrations for enhanced cutting performance and are extra thick for added strength and durability
  • Comfort grip handle: The handle is shaped for comfort and features a soft-grip coating for stability
  • Dishwasher safe Shears are dishwasher safe but hand washing is recommended for longevity

 

Scissors are handy on brew day and beyond.  I keep a quality pair of scissors in my Brew Day Box.

4/4/21 4:30 AM Central: These are on sale for $7.99. 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

KitchenAid KE351OHOBA All Purpose Shears, One Size, Black/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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Camco Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Value Pack – make brew day easier – $7.99 + 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.

4/3/21 1 PM Central: This is selling for just $7.99. 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.

‘Ove Glove Heat Resistant Gloves – [Minding Yeast Starters & BBQ, Brew Day & More]

Ove’ Glove Heat Resistant Gloves

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  • OVEN MITT: Comes with 1 machine washable, USA manufactured, hot surface handler Comoke Ove Glove
  • FIVE FINGER FLEXIBILITY: Made with full finger mobility and can be used with your left or right hand. Each glove contains a silicone non-slip grip to protect against dropping pans.
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Great for barbeques, kitchen, rearranging fireplace logs, car repair, welding, light bulb changes and more!
  • Fabric Type: kevlar

 

I use an Ove 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.

Ove’ Glove, Heat Resistant, Hot Surface Handler Oven Mitt/Grilling Glove, Perfect for Kitchen/Grilling, 540 Degree Resistance, As Seen On TV – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond]

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.

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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‘Ove Glove Heat Resistant Gloves – [Minding Yeast Starters & BBQ, Brew Day & More]

Ove’ Glove Heat Resistant Gloves

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

  • OVEN MITT: Comes with 1 machine washable, USA manufactured, hot surface handler Comoke Ove Glove
  • FIVE FINGER FLEXIBILITY: Made with full finger mobility and can be used with your left or right hand. Each glove contains a silicone non-slip grip to protect against dropping pans.
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Great for barbeques, kitchen, rearranging fireplace logs, car repair, welding, light bulb changes and more!
  • Fabric Type: kevlar

 

I use an Ove 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.

Ove’ Glove, Heat Resistant, Hot Surface Handler Oven Mitt/Grilling Glove, Perfect for Kitchen/Grilling, 540 Degree Resistance, As Seen On TV – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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