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Mark II Keg & Carboy Washer – $79 + Free Shipping! + Hands on Review, Draft Line Conversion & CIP Mod

mark ii keg and carboy washer

Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer via MoreBeer

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Mark’s Mark II Keg Washer™ is designed to clean and sanitize large vessels like cornelius kegs and carboys. This keg cleaner is also intended to provide a sanitation container for miscellaneous items such as airlocks, thermometers, tubing, keg fittings, and more.

Quiet, Fun, & Easy to Use

  • Very quiet when in use and most importantly speeds up the process of cleaning and sanitizing.
    Light in weight. Easy to store.

Cleans Kegs

  • This keg washer cleans and sanitizes a cornelius keg without having to take apart the ball lock fittings, poppets, and dip tubes. You can clean the keg and the dip tube simultaneously using the T adapter.

Cleans Tubing Too

  • Cleans tube separately utilizing the pump with the additional barb fittings included.

Cleans Parts

  • Reservoir holds 1.25 gallons of water making it easy to fill and empty with sanitizer.
  • Saves water and sanitizer.

The keg washer does not have an on/off switch, you can plug it directly into a wall outlet to operate the pump or plug it into an outlet that is controlled by a switch. Never leave the keg washer unattended when in use.

When in use, fill the keg washer up to about 1 inch under the brim. The pump is not self priming, so always make sure the basin is full of water before plugging in the pump.

Owner’s Manual is included. Please read thoroughly before using. Dimensions of the inside of the washer’s reservoir are: 6″L x 12″W x 4″D.

Please Note: Product does not include the bucket, carboy, or keg pictured above for display purposes.

The pump specs are:

  • 520 GPH
  • 120 Volts AC
  • 40 watts
  • Ceramic shaft, impeller

 

Mark’s Keg & Carboy Washer is designed to clean and sanitize a good bit of your homebrewing gear.  Kegs (including liquid post and dip tube), Carboys, Fermenters (including Speidels), tubing, parts and more.  It’s light and easy to store, most everything nests together in the base.

I have this and it’s awesome.  This is one of my favorite pieces of homebrewing gear.  Check out my Hands on Review

  • As of this posting, MoreBeer has these on sale for just $79.  That’s nearly $22 in savings.
  • This is one of the best deals we’ve seen on this great homebrewing tool.  As far as MoreBeer deals, this ties a sale we featured back in 2013 and is $5 shy of the only lower price we’ve seen also back in 2013.
  • To sweeten the deal, shipping is also free to many US addresses.

Keg & Carboy Washer KEG300

Hacks and Upgrades!  Convert it to a Draft Line Cleaning Pump & Add a CIP Spray Ball

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1/2 lb Yeast Nutrient – $7.40 + Free Prime Ship

Yeast Nutrient - 8 oz.

Yeast Nutrient – 8 oz.

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Yeast nutrient gives nourishment to your yeast so that it stays healthy throughout the fermentation process. Used in beer, wine, mead, etc. To produce healthy yeast for a complete fermentation. Use 1 teaspoon per gallon prior to fermentation beginning.


 

Use to filter brew day water and more.

8/7/20 3 AM Central: This is selling for $7.40.  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 

Yeast Nutrient – 8 oz – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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4 x 25mm/1″ PTFE Magnetic Stir Bars – $7.99, $2 each + Free Prime Ship

4 Pcs 25mm(1 inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet,Stir Rod Magnetic

4 Pcs 25mm(1 inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet,Stir Rod Magnetic

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  • 4 PTFE magnetic stir bars in 1 package.
  • PTFE magnetic stir bar is made of PTFE and high quality magnetic steel,its shape is cylindrical,smooth surface,reduce friction and improves smooth rotation.
  • Mixer Stir Bar is resistant to high temperatures, corrosion,abrasion and high rotational forces.
  • Laboratory Bar can be used with various types of magnetic stirrers or heating stirrers.
  • Stir Plate Magnet is widely used in scientific research, universities,laboratories in the industrial and agricultural sectors, and is often used to stir mixed liquids.

 

  • Use along with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.
  • Why a Stir Plate? The constant motion of a stir plate integrates oxygen, puts yeast in constant contact with nutrients, relieves built up CO2 and generally helps yeast to grow more rapidly.  That also means smaller starters.

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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.

Limited Edition Imperial Yeast POG A37 at Great Fermentations + Tapcooler is in Stock

A37 POG - SEASONAL STRAIN - IMPERIAL ORGANIC YEAST

A37 POG – SEASONAL STRAIN – IMPERIAL ORGANIC YEAST via Great Fermentations

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After years of surviving in cold climates, this Kveik yeast is ready for the tropical lifestyle. When used at high temperatures, Pog produces an extreme amount of tropical fruit aromas including pineapple and guava. At the lower end of the range, more delicate citrus, peach and kiwi aromas are noticeable. The beer style options are expansive for this yeast. Use it in a hazy/juicy IPA to complement the hops or use it in a sour fruited beer to maximize the extreme aromatics. Pog likes to work fast at high fermentation temperatures. It is also strongly flocculent, which makes it great for a fast turnaround.


 

A37 POG – SEASONAL STRAIN – IMPERIAL ORGANIC YEAST

Is this one gone?  Check out Seasonal Imperial Seasonal Strains at Great Fermentations

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Omega Yeast OYL-501 Gulo Ale – $5.99 + Free Ship Eligible

Omega Yeast 501 Gulo Ale

Omega Yeast 501 Gulo Ale via Adventures in Homebrewing

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OYL-501

Species: Hybrid
Fermentation Temp Range (Degrees F): 68-77 Degrees F
Apparent Attenuation Range (%): 85-90%
Flocculation: Medium
Alcohol Tolerance: 0.12
Cell Count: 150 Billion

Pitching/Fermentation: Gulo Ale is the latest creation to emerge from the curious minds of our R&D team. The progeny of Irish Ale (OYL-005) and French Saison (OYL-026), this true genetic hybrid is a beast at devouring sugars, which creates a very dry beer without any of the peppery, clove phenolics associated with saisons and Belgian ales. Expect a citrus-forward aroma with hints of peach and a clean finish. Gulo Ale excels in any style where a high level of attenuation is desired without phenolics. We love using it in an IPA (including a brut IPA), stout, or Biere de Garde. Non-phenolic.


 

  • In stock Omega Yeast Lab Strains are on sale for just $5.99.  That’s a 33% discount.
  • Stacks With Free Shipping:  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions. 
  • Why you’re at it… AIH is discounting season beers by 20%… 20% Off Seasonal All Grain Kits | 20% Off Seasonal Extract Kits
  • An easy filler item, if you’re for help to qualify for free shipping… 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99)

Omega Yeast 501 Gulo Ale + Complete LIneup Omega Yeast Labs Yeast

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100 x Food Grade Silicone Airlock Grommets… $6.99 + Free Prime Ship

Airlock Grommet, Fermenter Lid Grommet Silicone Grommets for Homebrewing, Straws, Airlock, Beer, Mead, Wine, Silicone Bucket Fermenter Lids, 5/8 Inch OD and 3/8 Inch ID (100)

Airlock Grommet, Fermenter Lid Grommet Silicone Grommets for Homebrewing, Straws, Airlock, Beer, Mead, Wine, Silicone Bucket Fermenter Lids, 5/8 Inch OD and 3/8 Inch ID (100)


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

  • FERRODAY airlock grommet is made of food grade silicone, not only safe but also durable.
  • Easy installation into a bucket lid and provides a good seal for fermenting.
  • Grommets great fit for 15 25,30 and 60 liter fermenter.
  • Air tight seal for your fermenter, better condition for fermenting.
  • Package:20pcs

Use to add an airlock port to a container of your choosing.  I know of several grommet offerings, most don’t claim to be food grade.  That’s probably not a big deal considering that most of the time this gets little to no contact with your beer.  Having said that, it’s nice to have a food grade option.

Note: Multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link – I’ve seen the 100 count offering of this sell out and the product page default to a lower count offering.  Double check the product page to make sure it’s showing 100 count.

8/6/20 7 PM Central: These are selling for just $6.99.  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.

Airlock Grommet, Fermenter Lid Grommet Silicone Grommets for Homebrewing, Straws, Airlock, Beer, Mead, Wine, Silicone Bucket Fermenter Lids, 5/8 Inch OD and 3/8 Inch ID (100)note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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7.9 Gallon Fermenter w/Transfer Spigot… $19.99 + Free Ship Eligible at MoreBeer

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Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot – 7.9 Gallons (30 L) via MoreBeer

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An upgraded version of our popular Beer Tubing Assembly. Our new assembly now includes 5 ft of 3/16″ Ultra Barrier Silver™ Antimicrobial and PVC Free Beer Tubing, ball lock beverage-out quick disconnect (barb), a hand held faucet and two hose clamps. EJ Beverages’ cutting edge Ultra Barrier Silver™ tubing has a number of advantages over regular Vinyl tubing:

  • Antimicrobial – 100% effective against top 4 beverage spoiling bacteria
  • PVC Free and BPA Free – Contains no DEHP, phthalates or other plasticizers
  • Environmentally friendly production = does not emit dioxins
  • Ultra-low permeability
  • Remains flexible at lower temperatures
  • Temperature range of -40 to 125° F

 

  • This is available for just $19.99.  Consider the polypropylene construction, the fact that it has a spigot for easy transfers and… it falls under MoreBeer’s free shipping promo… I think this is an outstanding deal.
  • Get Free Shipping: This ships for free with a qualify order as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.
  • If you’re a PBW User… Buy an 8 lb tub of PBW a good price at $49.99 and you’ll qualify for free shipping.
  • Or, grab two + the KOTW or some hop deals via the Hop Market

Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot – 7.9 Gallons (30 L) FE357

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Limited Edition Imperial Yeast Kveiking A44 at Great Fermentations + Tapcooler is in Stock

IMPERIAL YEAST A44 KVEIKING - SEASONAL STRAIN

IMPERIAL YEAST A44 KVEIKING – SEASONAL STRAIN via Great Fermentations

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Kveiking is the latest seasonal yeast from Imperial Organic Yeast. A blend of three different traditional Norweigan kveik, Kveiking can produce a ton of tropical fruit aromas! Pineapple and guava dominate the aroma profile, with other tropical and stone fruits mixed in. While a lower pitch rate can be used to really drive these aromas, care should be taken to ensure a continuous high fermentation temperature with a low pitch rate. Low temperatures can lead to a lower attenuation rate and higher terminal gravities. Otherwise, this is much like many of the kveik strains, having a wide temperature range and used for a number of different beer styles. It works well in hazy IPAs and traditional Norweigan ales. However, it also works well with kettle-soured worts to produce an amazing fruit character in the finished beer. A real winner available for a limited time only!


 

IMPERIAL YEAST A44 KVEIKING – SEASONAL STRAIN

Is this one gone?  Check out Seasonal Imperial Seasonal Strains at Great Fermentations

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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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  • 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.

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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.

Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC, Brix 0-32%, Gravity 1.000-1.120 – $16.99 + Free Prime Ship

Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Refractometer, Dual Scale Beer Refractometer Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix: 0~32%, ATC Wort SG Refractometer Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer

Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Refractometer, Dual Scale Beer Refractometer Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix: 0~32%, ATC Wort SG Refractometer Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer

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  • QUICK MEASURING BEER WORT REFRACTOMETER: needs less samples than a hydrometer, place 2 or 3 drops of brew on top of the prism and close the daylight plate. Wait for a few seconds and quick get the precise results without wasting Beer or Wort.
  • DUAL SCALES MEASURE BRIX/SG Refractometer: measure beer and wort Specific Gravity 1.000 – 1.120 and brix 0 – 32%, accuracy: +/-0.2%, no need to switch unit for readings each time. Easy to operate and maintenance, perfect replace Homebrew beer and wort Hydrometer.
  • AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION (ATC: 50°F ~86°F/ 10°C~30°C) beer wort refractometer don’t worry the ambient temperature change affect the measured value. Let’s be a better brewer with this beer wort refractometer, and take control of the brew process.
  • ALUMINUM BODY MATERIAL: The refractometer is made of aluminum and ABS rubber, which is non-staining, resistant to abrasion and anti-corrosion. Adjustable eyepiece beer refractometer can see scale more clearly. A good choice for Home Brew, brewing , Beer wort making and educational purposes.
  • ACCESSORIES & WARRANTY: The brew tapper refractometer comes in sturdy plastic box for protection and convenient to carry, calibration screwdriver, 3ml pipette, manual and a lens cleaning cloth. 1 year warranty, please contact us if you meet any question about our product.

 

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! 🙂

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

8/5/20 11 PM Central: This is selling for $16.99Shipping 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

Brix Refractometer for Homebrew Beer Wort Refractometer, Dual Scale Beer Refractometer Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 and Brix: 0~32%, ATC Wort SG Refractometer Replaces Homebrew Hydrometernote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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