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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

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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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Tips for Fighting Homebrew Boil-Overs!

Thanks to HBF Reader Case for this photo!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts!


  • Start with a well-sized kettle.  Having some margin, gives you a better chance to fight the dreaded boil-over.
  • Be alert!  When your wort hits hot-break temperatures, boil-overs can happen quickly.
  • Adding hops is another potential boil-over inducing event that should be ready for.
  • Stir the Foam!  If you’re fighting a boil-over… stir the foam.  No need to stir the entire batch, just stir the very top to break up the foam more quickly.
  • A spray bottle of water (set to a moderate mist) works well to combat foam
  • A wooden spoon placed over the top of your brew kettle can help break up foam.  Personally I would not use this as primary defense.
  • FermCap-S Foam Control – This is designed to control foam.  It settles out during fermentation and actually helps increase head retention.
  • Search Amazon for “food safe spray bottle”
  • Search Amazon for “24 stainless whisk”
  • Related Review: Hands On: 24″ Stainless Steel Whisk – Extract, All Grain and Whirlpooling
  • Related Categories: StirringMash PaddlesPropane BurnersKettles

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Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew – New Updates

Bus Tubs HomebrewBus Tubs for Brew Day – A Rubbermaid Commercial Products Bus Tub/Utility Box with a Rubbermaid Commercial High Temp Pitcher and my Brew Day Whisk

I use two commercial bus tubs on brew day and beyond and find them invaluable.  They’re well made, versatile and help me save time and frustration.

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Hands on Review: Brewfather App – Recipe Formulation, Calculators & Brew Day Tools + Get a Free Trial

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.

Brewfather App

Depending on your brewing personality, you might take notes on paper, do no recipe calculations at all, or use brewing software. I started using BeerSmith when I moved to all-grain brewing, since there were more variables to control when making a recipe and more process steps to keep track of. I’ve been using BeerSmith 2 for the past 5 years, and that’s established my baseline expectations of brewing software. That’s the perspective used when I evaluated the Brewfather software.


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Brewfather offers a free full feature trial.  After the trial period, you’ll still have access via a limited, non-expiring account


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Hands on Review: ProFlow Dynamics Stainless Steel Camlock Quick Disconnects + Limited Time Deal

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.

Close-up of Silicone Sealing Ring Inside Female Camlock

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STAINLESS STEEL Garden Hose Quick Disconnect Fittings!

ESSENTIAL WASHER Garden Hose Quick Connect Hose Fittings - 3/4 Inch Stainless Steel Water Hose Quick Connect Set - Garden Hose Connector Set Great for RV or Pressure Washer

ESSENTIAL WASHER Garden Hose Quick Connect Hose Fittings – 3/4 Inch Stainless Steel Water Hose Quick Connect Set – Garden Hose Connector Set Great for RV or Pressure Washer

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  • ✅ STANDARD 3/4 INCH WATER HOSE ADAPTER Fits all garden hoses, hose fitting, watering devices, sprayers, sprinklers, nozzles, or anywhere there’s a standard 3/4 inch garden water hose hookup.
  • ✅ SMOOTH and EASY: No more struggling with threading the end of the garden hose to the faucet. Use the quick connect faucet adapter to quickly connect and disconnect your garden hose to your faucet saving you time and frustration.
  • ✅ FAST AND SECURE: The faucet quick connector and quick disconnect water hose fittings work so well, they will make you want to have them installed all sides of your house.
  • ✅ PREMIUM 304 SOLID STAINLESS STEEL: The 304 stainless steel garden hose coupler and quick release hose connector performs better than brass or plastic alternatives, and will last for years to come.

 

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.

Stainless! It seems like the vast majority of garden hose quick disconnects I see are brass. These are made out of 304 Stainless Steel!  Check product page for available options, pricing & availabilty.

ESSENTIAL WASHER Garden Hose Quick Connect Hose Fittings – 3/4 Inch Stainless Steel Water Hose Quick Connect Set – Garden Hose Connector Set Great for RV or Pressure Washer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider:

Camco TastePURE Drinking Water Hose, Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance (5/8"Inner Diameter x 50 Feet)

 

Camco 50 ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose – Lead and BPA Free | Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance | 5/8″Inner Diameter – (22793) – 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.

AmazonBasics 11 in 1 Multi-Tool

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.

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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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.


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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]

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.

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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