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Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets – from $18 + Hands on Review & Tapcooler Review

  • Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.
  • Prices start at just $18.99 for the chrome version
  • These also fall under Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping Promotion.  Your entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • HBF Readers Save More: Coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off. That means Intertap Foward Sealing Faucets start at just $18.00.

Intertap at Keg Connection

Looking for an easy way to bottle from your Intertap faucet?  The Tapcooler allows you to easily counter pressure fill bottles from Intertap Faucets without a lot of tubing and cleanup.  See: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Filler via Great Fermentations and Hands on Review

Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat $9.95 no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

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Brand New 5 lb Capacity CO2 Cylinder – $47.25 + Free Shipping

Homebrewed Draft Beer 5 lb. CO2 Cylinder New Aluminum CGA320 - Fresh Hydro Date

Homebrewed Draft Beer 5 lb. CO2 Cylinder New Aluminum CGA320 – Fresh Hydro Date


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

This new multi-purpose 5 lb. aluminum carbon dioxide tank is lightweight yet rust resistant with its thick, corrosion proof body. This has undergone certification within 180 days of shipment (but more typically within 60-90 days) and offers 1800 PSI service pressure. This is one of the more popular cylinders due to its ease of use and transport as well as it’s a plethora of uses; from amazing homebrew soda or Kombucha tea to hydroponics, industrial, aquarium and welding use.

This cylinder meets all required Department of Transportation specifications and is DOT and TC approved. Consistent Tare weight.

Please Note: All aluminum CO2 cylinders are sourced from several manufacturers. As a result, the cylinder you receive may have a brushed dome or unfinished dome. We apologize, but we are unable to take special requests at this time.

All cylinders ship empty.


As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $47.25. Compare at MoreBeer, similar may not be identical. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

Homebrewed Draft Beer 5 lb. CO2 Cylinder New Aluminum CGA320 – Fresh Hydro Date

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Eva Dry E-500 Dehumidifier [Fix Kegerator Condensation] – $19.97 + Free Prime Ship

New and Improved Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier

Like many homebrewers and craft beer lovers, I use a chest freezer for chilling and serving kegs. Eva Dry Kegerator Condensation The big downside I’ve experienced is with that is… condensation.  Not just beads of water on the sides, I had pooling water in the bottom.  Not a good thing.  This varies by how often I’m in it and the weather, but the fact is, a chest freezer just isn’t designed to deal with condensation like a refrigerator is.

Enter the Eva-Dry E-500.  The Eva-Dry E-500 contains desiccant beads  that absorb moisture.  As this material absorbs moisture it also changes color.  Dark blue means it’s dry and pink means it’s becoming saturated.  The great thing about the Eva-Dry E-500 is that the desiccant material is reusable.  The unit contains a built in heater that drives off built up moisture.  When it becomes saturated, plug it in overnight and it’s ready to go again the next day.  I also use on of these in my fermentation chamber.

See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

10/21/20 12 AM Central: This is selling for $19.97.  That’s 70 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 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.

New and Improved Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier


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Update International 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – Lots of Uses – $2.39 + 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!

10/20/20 1 AM Central: These are selling for just $2.39 (clear version only). 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 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.

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


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Inkbird Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – $23.19, w/20% off coupon – Featured in “6 Upgrades for Your Kegerator”

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1

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

  • [Measuring Range] Monitoring Range: 50 meters / 150ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F (Inner Sensor)/ -40~212°F (External Probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • [Probe & Mode] Inside and external probe are supplied. Inside probe can monitor spatial range T&H such as indoor and outdoor, while external probe can monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet base.
  • [Accurate & Fast Response] Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower, and working life will be longer. (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is±2%RH and 0.5°F)
  • [Data Storage & Sampling Interval] Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, and the max date storage is 30000 points. Different sampling interval can be setting.(10s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2mins/ 5mins/ 10mins/ 30mins) The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • [APP & Multiple Devices] Free APP (Engbird) can be applied to IOS and Android system, which supports multi-language. History and immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor, and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermentation” and “kegerator

I use this in my kegerator!  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Also: Battery Replacement Guide for Inkbird IBS-TH1

10/19/20 6 PM Central: This is selling for $28.99.  Apply coupon code 49F6WRQ2 and the price drops to $23.19 at checkout. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order.  Note that this is set to end on 10/23 while supplies last.  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. tag:ibc

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1


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ITC-1000F Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller – $14.39 + free prime ship, w/coupon

Inkbird ITC-1000F 2 Stage Temperature Calibration Controller Cooling and Heating Modes Celsius and Fahrenheit

Inkbird ITC-1000F Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller by Inkbird

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

  • There are two relays. Switch between cooling and heating modes. Support for °F / °C display.
  • Overheat Protection of Home Appliances, hatching, Seedling pads, constant temperature Circulation and other Electrical Appliances.
  • By setting the temperature set-point and the difference between the temperature set-point and the difference.
  • Alarm when temperature is out of limit or sensor is wrong.
  • Switch between refrigeration and heating modes, temperature calibration.

 

Use to help control temperature of your kegerator, fermentation chamber or as part of your brew system. Dual Stage means this can control a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.   Note that this is an unwired controller and will require some work to implement in your project.  See: ITC-1000 Step by Step Build for one possible configuration.  If you’re looking for a pre-wired temp controller, consider – ITC-308 – [Review].

10/19/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for $15.99.  Apply coupon code PA5MLADX and the price drops to $14.39 at checkout.Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order.  Note that this is set to end on 10/23 while supplies last.  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. tag:ibc

Inkbird ITC-1000F 2 Stage Temperature Calibration Controller Cooling and Heating Modes Celsius and Fahrenheit


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German Made CMBecker CMB Faucet Sale at Keg Connection – HBF Readers Save More

  • As of this posting Keg Connection is discounting most variations of CMB brand faucets.  I’m seeing discounts around 30%.  No coupon code is required.
  • These are made in Germany and assembled in the USA.
  • A number of models are available.
  • HBF Readers Save More!  Coupon code HBF5OFF saves you 5% off EVERYTHING site wide.  Stacks with all non-coupon sales
  • These also fall under Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping Promotion.  Your entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US.

CMB Faucets at Keg Connection

Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat $9.95 no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

Deals & Every Day Values at Keg Connection

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Hands on Review: Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets and Accessories – new updates + limited time deal

Intertap Faucets are a forward sealing faucet.  The forward sealing design helps prevent sticking.  Intertap Faucets have a unique modular, threaded spout design which can fit a variety of attachments including a growler filler, stout spout and ball lock post.  Additional, related options are available including shanks and a self closing faucet spring.


Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

  • William’s Brewing has launched a huge Fall Clearance Sale.
  • No coupon code is necessary.  Supplies may be limited.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

William’s Brewing Fall Clearance Sale!

This sale makes the Intertap Stainless Steel Faucet just $26.99 and the Intertap Chrome Plated Faucet just $13.99 while supplies last.


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Ketotek KT3100 Digital Temperature Controller… $17.99 + Free Prime Ship

Ketotek KT3100 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Outlet Heating Cooling Mode Timer Function Homebrew Greenhouse Terratium Reptiles and Aquatium

Ketotek KT3100 Digital Temperature Controller

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

  • Smart to control temperature .widely used for heating mat, homebrew, greenhouse, aquarium, aquaculture etc
  • Smart timing. This plug time thermostat socket has the functions of cycle timing, timing opening, timing closing and timing switch. Timing range: range:0-99 hours 59 minutes, timing accuracy: MAX 10 minutes.
  • Smart temperature controller. By setting start and stop temperature, this plug in temperature controller socket will automatically switch heating and cooling modes and control the heating/cooling equipment to work.
  • Big LCD display. The LCD display is able to show the temperature control mode ,start and stop temperature more easily.
  • Temperature correction function, screen lock protection function, memory function: all current settings will be saved after power off.

 

10/15/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for just $17.99.  In my opinion… this is a bargain for a pre-wired temp controller.  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.

Ketotek KT3100 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat Outlet Heating Cooling Mode Timer Function Homebrew Greenhouse Terratium Reptiles and Aquatium – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Inkbird Itc-308 – [Review]| Yeast Starters & FermentationKegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

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Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement – To Immerse or Not To Immerse? – three tests to determine optimal placement

Kegerator Temperature Probe Placement

Where Should I Place My Kegerator Temperature Probe?

After my test on the effects of a recirculating fan on kegerator temperatures (See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan), I decided to test the effects of kegerator temperature probe placement.  I went with three configurations: Immersed vs Ambient Non-Immersed vs… Zip Tied to a Beer Can.  Those tests yielded some interesting findings.


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