Category Archives: Brew Day

Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect Sale at MoreBeer – Save 20%

MoreBeer says… “Our stainless steel quick disconnects are some of the nicest on the market, and are definitely one of our most highly rated product lines.”

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Tip: Use High Quality Pitchers on Brew Day and Beyond

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG321800CLR 4-Quart Bouncer Measuring CupPictured: Rubbermaid Commercial Products Bouncer Measuring Cup, 4-Quart, Clear, FG321800CLR via Amazon – Hands On Review

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  • I recommend keeping a couple high quality pitchers around to use for measuring, mash recirculation, utensil storage, water and wort transfer, help cleaning and sanitizing smaller items and more.
  • Why having quality pitchers is great… There are several equipment purchases that I look back on and say… I’m really glad I got that, it’s made a big difference.  This pitcher, is one of those.  I went from a mish-mash of too small plastic pitchers, found around the house, that bent under the weight of wort, dripped and leached who knows what into my beer to two of these babies!  What a difference.
  • The FG321800CLR is designed for food service, food safe, high temp capable – up to 212 deg F, has volume markers, has an easy to use handle and is sturdy.
  • Shop Around, Search Amazon for “4 quart measuring pitcher” – look for food safe materials and temperature ratings within your required range.  Aluminum pitchers can work too, although a word of warning that Star San and aluminium do not place well together.  Not a deal breaker, just something to keep in mind as you use your new pitcher.
  • Review: Hands On: Rubbermaid Commercial Product 1 Gallon Bouncer Pitcher
  • Related Categories: All Grain, Brew Day, Pitchers

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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

3/24/20 3 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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Camco Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Value Pack – make brew day easier – $7.75 + 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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 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.

3/22/20 4 PM Central: This combo is selling for $7.75. 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 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.

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.

3/22/20 2 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

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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

3/19/20 2 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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Homebrew Propane Tank Tips – Refill vs Swaps and Extra Tanks

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Pictured: Worthington 303955 20-Pound Steel Propane Cylinder With Type 1 With Overflow Prevention Device Valve via Amazon

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Refill vs swap.  The capacity of the standard 20 lb propane tank is, well.. around 20 lbs.  Several years ago, some swap services started to underfill tanks.  For example, it’s my understanding that Blue Rhino fills to 15 lbs and Heritage Propane fills to 17 lbs.

For me, refilling a tank to 20 lbs is actually less expensive than swapping it out. For the purpose of comparison, let’s say that refilling and swapping are the same… $20 to swap and $20 to refill.  The fill costs you $1/lb.  If you’re refilling with a vendor that fills to 15 lbs, you’re paying $1.33/lb or 33% more.

When you refill your tank – You’re, generally, saving money,  You’re supporting a local business and saving yourself time because you don’t have to get propane as often.

Extra tanks.  I suggest having an extra tank (or two) of propane on hand.  Running out of propane mid brew is a bummer.  It is inconvenient and you can end up with a different beer than you intended because of the delay.  This can also be a money saving thing too if you refiller charges by the tank.  Since you don’t want to run out of propane on brew day, you may be more likely to swap or refill a tank that still have propane left in it.

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Pair of G & F 1684L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Gloves [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $9.04 + free prime ship

G & F 1684L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Gloves, Oven Gloves, BBQ Gloves, Large, 1 Pair

G & F 1684L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Gloves, Oven Gloves, BBQ Gloves, Large, 1 Pair

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  • 1005 dupont nomex
  • Made in the USA and Imported
  • Dupont Nomex is used in fire fighter, Aerospace, military such as body armor, yet can be light-weight, comfy and thermally safer. It helps boost the total toughness and strength. And dupont nomex fiber is naturally flame resistant, hard and pliable.
  • High exrreme heat would not cause gloves to melt
  • Unique Silicone coating due to the silicon texturing of the five fingers both side. Effortless to take off Baking gloves or to put on swiftly just as Oven Mitts.
  • Size large fits most hands
  • 4 inches W * 10.5 inches L. Gloves meant for bigger fiting for easy slip on and off.

 

I use a similar type of glove (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 type of gloves are also handy on brew day for handling warm, (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.

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

3/16/20 2 AM Central: These are selling for $9.04.  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 

G & F 1684L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Gloves, Oven Gloves, BBQ Gloves, Large, 1 Pair – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Winco 24″ Stainless Steel Whisk [Extract and All Grain Brewers] – $11.97 + 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”

3/14/20 2 AM Central: This is up a bit from the last time we posted, by $1.17, to $11.97, but still a great deal.  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

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch


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

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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses – $5.60 + free prime ship

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12" Length x 12" Width, Clear

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

  • 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

 

I purchased a number of these 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 “brew” and “kegerator” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

3/13/20 2 AM Central: These are selling for $5.60. 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 san jamar interlocking bar bat on Amazon

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