Category Archives: Brew Day

20 x Premier Pads 9″ x 6″ Scouring Pads [brew day cleanup + more] – $12.15, 61 cents each

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
  • Available in white color
  • Measures 9-inches length by 6-inches width
  • Made in Canada

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

8/7 5:30 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 and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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

Use them to help make your keg look great!…

Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond]

Rubbermaid Commercial Products White Bus/Utility Box 4.625 Gallons

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  • Commercial-grade plastic has reinforced handles, bottom, and ribs for added strength and employee safety
  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning
  • Certified to NSF standard for No. 2 food contact
  • Reinforced handles and bottom
  • Made of durable, commercial grade plastic, with reinforced handles, bottom and ribs for added strength

 

Bus Tubs HomebrewI use similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are 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.

See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond

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

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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


Heavy Duty Come-Apart Kitchen Scissors, w/Bottle Opener

Kitchen Scissors, QMVESS 9 Inch Kitchen Shears Heavy Duty, Dishwasher Safe Poultry Shears, Sturdy Durable Blade, Sharp Multipurpose Stainless Steel Food Scissors

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  • 【High-quality stainless steel】: This heavy duty scissors are forged from high-quality stainless steel, high hardness, strong and durable, rust-resistant and corrosion-resistant. The blades are super sharp and cut more easily.
  • 【Practicality】: The teeth on the cutting edge can be used to scrape fish scales, the middle teeth can be used to crush nuts or crab shells, the slot at the bottom of the handle can be used as a bottle opener and screwdriver head, easy to use and practical.
  • 【Easy to clean】: The detachable blade design makes it easy to clean any food particles left on the blade, which is the key to safe food preparation. It can be washed in the dishwasher or by hand after use.
  • 【Comfortable Grip】: Comfortable handle with added non-slip design to reduce the pressure on your hand and wrist, and effortless when cutting for a long time. Can be used for left or right hand.
  • 【Multipurpose】: Kitchen scissors heavy duty, suitable for a large number of kitchen work, such as cutting meat, cutting turkey, cutting poultry bones, you can also use it to scrape fish scales, clip walnuts, open bottle caps, cut all kinds of vegetables, fruits, fish, herbs, barbecue, pasta and even pizza. No need for cutting boards and kitchen knives, bringing more convenience to kitchen work.

 

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

Kitchen Scissors, QMVESS 9 Inch Kitchen Shears Heavy Duty, Dishwasher Safe Poultry Shears, Sturdy Durable Blade, Sharp Multipurpose Stainless Steel Food Scissors for Chicken, Fish, Meat, Herbs, BBQ  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin [cold drinks, clean up, brew day tote]… $7.96

Wakeman Outdoors Collapsible Multiuse Bin

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  • MULTI-PURPOSE DESIGN – Put this ice bucket to use for numerous jobs aside from keeping drinks ice cold and ready to drink. This collapsible bucket works equally well as a cleaning caddy or mop bucket while camping and a car wash bucket on road trips.
  • COMPACT DESIGN – Take this ice bucket along anywhere thanks to the collapsible design. The lightweight build lets you pack this collapsible bucket with your go-to camping supplies, while the narrow profile helps it fit in tight spaces for easy storage.
  • TOUGH CONSTRUCTION – Count on construction from plastic and plastic rubber to help this ice bucket easily endure frequent use. Built to last, this collapsible bucket handles bumps and dings and cleans up well with a little hosing.
  • SPACIOUS INTERIOR – Fill this collapsible bucket up with up to 10 liters of ice for parties and gatherings, or add water for use as a car wash bucket or mop bucket. A sturdy lip around the top doubles as a handle for fuss-free carrying after filling.
  • PRODUCT DETAILS – Materials: PP/TPR (plastic/plastic rubber). Dimensions: Overall: (L) 14.75" x (W) 10.75" x (H) 5"; Collapsed: (H) 2". Capacity: 10 liters. Color: Blue.

From HBF: 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.

 

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

7/20 11:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $7.96. 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 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

Hands on Review: ProFlow Dynamics Stainless Steel Camlock Quick Disconnects + Save with STACKING Deals

proflowdynamics homebrew camlock review

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.

Proflow Dynamics Camlock Fittings

If I were to count all the “things” I have the most of in my homebrew collection, it would be a close race between tubing and fittings. Like the freeway system of the brewing world, we all have to get the wort/beer from one vessel to the next as we move through the brewing process. When dealing with hot liquids, that typically means silicone tubing. And when connecting tubing to your vessel or pump, there are 3 most common ways to do this: 1) Barbed fitting, 2) Quick Disconnect fitting, and 3) Camlock fitting.


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Camlock QDs at ProFlow Dynamics


Proflow Dynamics has been around since 2007. They specialize in camlock fittings, but also make a variety of other fittings and ball valves. They service a mix of different industries- including the brewing industry, of course. Barbed fittings are the simplest, but are typically designed to be a very tight fit (require a lot of effort to mate), or a looser fit (require a hose clamp). Either of these situations does not lend itself well to a joint you need to connect/disconnect frequently. Quick disconnects have a slick one-handed operation, which is their main appeal. The downside is their more complicated design makes them more expensive. And more complicated designs usually mean more ways to potentially fail.

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

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.

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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.

TWO x Utility Bus Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond] – on sale for $26.45, $13.23 each + free shipping

NUCU Artisan Utility Bus Box and Storage Bin with Handles, 2-Pack

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  • Use these multi-purpose bins for cleanup, storage, and more in the kitchen and beyond.
  • Made in the USA from high-density polyethylene and made to handle temperatures from -30 to 180 degrees F, these bins are built with reinforced handles and stacking lugs to handle heavy loads.
  • Quickly multiply your carrying capacity for cleanup or storage with these bins that are easily stored under a table, in a closet, or in the trunk of your car.
  • Load the bins with dishes, sporting goods, items for donation, and more, stacking them when empty for efficient storage.
  • This set includes two tubs, each measuring 21.75 inches long, 15.5 inches wide, and 7 inches deep.
  • Wash the bins with warm water and detergent as needed. Dry with a soft cloth.
  • Whatever the recipe, put Artisan’s 100-plus years of exceptional experience to work for you.
  • Made from high-density polyethylene, these bins are perfect for transporting and storage.

 

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.

7/3 5 AM Central: These are selling for $26.45. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Artisan Utility Bus Box and Storage Bin with Handles, 2-Pack, Gray, 15.5″ x 21″ x 7″ – 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


KitchenAid Kitchen Scissors + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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

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  • HOUSEHOLD ESSENTIAL: Use these all-purpose shears for a variety of tasks throughout the home, from slicing poultry and pizza to clipping coupons
  • ENHANCED BLADES: The micro-serrations on the blade edges of these kitchen scissors provide a superior cutting experience on everything from tough cuts of meat to strong wires and twine
  • SOFT GRIP: The handles provide comfort and control, making these shears a go-to kitchen gadget
  • DURABLE AND STRONG: The dishwasher-safe, heavy-duty stainless steel makes these shears a valuable kitchen utensil that will stand up to everyday use
  • BLADE GUARD: The included guard protects the blades on these kitchen scissors when they are stored

 

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

KitchenAid All Purpose Shears with Protective Sheath, 8.72-Inch, 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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Winco 24″ Stainless Steel Whisk [Extract and All Grain Brewers]

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch, 1

Winco 24″ Stainless Steel French Whip

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  • 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” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

Heavy Duty Take Apart Kitchen Shears [brew day & beyond] + Putting Together a Brew Day Box

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

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  • 【MULTI-FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN SHEARS】Suitable for cutting raw meat, turkey, sausage, poultry, pizza, barbecue, seafood, Peeling potatoes and bones. It is also a corkscrew, nutcracker and can opener.
  • 【UPGRADED STAINLESS STEEL】The food-grade meat scissors is made of 3CR14 stainless steel, which is three times harder than ordinary stainless steel. It is as sharp as the blade with advanced micro-serrated edges, so there is no need to worry about stains, rust or corrosion.
  • 【ERGONOMIC DESIGN HANDLE】Stainless steel handle to increase the comfort of the handle, whether it is left hand or right hand, heavy-duty kitchen scissors will make food preparation easier and faster, and will not cause muscle fatigue when used for a long time.
  • 【SAFE DISASSEMBLY DESIGN】After disassembly, it can be used as a knife to peel potatoes, etc. And the disassembly design is convenient for thorough and safe cleaning in the dishwasher.
  • 【AFTER-SALES GUARANTEE】 We guarantee quality and service. If you have any questions about scissors for kitchen shears or encounter any problems during use, please feel free to contact us, our professional customer service team will reply you within 24 hours. Not satisfied with full refund.

 

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

Meat Scissors, Heavy-duty Poultry Shears Dishwasher Safe Multifuntional Kitchen Scissors Food Scissors for Seafood Chicken Herb Fish 9Inch – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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