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KegLand Bucket Buddy HEATED Fermenter – on sale for $199 at William’s Brewing

KegLand 35 Liter Bucket Buddy Heated Fermenter

KegLand 35 Liter Bucket Buddy Heated Fermenter

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Made from 304 grade stainless steel and has an integrated (concealed) 36 Watt heating element which runs on any 110 volt outlet. No need to worry about accessories such as heating belts and external temperature controllers. This stainless steel fermenter will keep your yeast at optimal temperature during colder months.  The welding is smooth and the outer body has a sleek brushed stainless finish making it easy to clean and maintain. The heating element is a ring around the bottom of the fermenter, and is not in the bottom, which means your yeast cake will not get heated and contribute off flavors.  Holds 35 liters or 8.5 gallons, although the interior liter marks end at 30, and the gallon markers on the inside end at 8 gallons.

The efficient 36 watt element will heat 5 gallons about 2-3° per hour. For example, if you put 5 gallons of wort with a temperature of 64° F in at 9am, with an ambient room temperature of 65° F, by 4pm the wort should be about 80° F assuming you set the fermentation temperature for 84° F. or higher. It will heat to a maximum of 35 degrees above room ambient temperature, so if your room is 65° F, and you will be able to heat to a maximum of 100° F, which takes about 24 hours to reach from a starting temperture of 65°.  If your ambient temperature is a lot colder performance will be less, so your mileage will vary.  So you can ferment Kveik yeasts with this fermenter.

The base inside this unit is a dome so it is easy to clean while the rotating rack arm enables you to drain out all the fermented beer or wine. The valve and racking come out easily for cleaning between batches. The outlet on the valve is barbed to accept 3/8″ interior diameter tubing, and 3′ of tubing are included.

Although not designed for the Bucket Buddy, the Fermzilla 27 Liter Jacket fits this unit fairly well if you need more insulation for colder situations.

NOTE:The lid is also a dome so this vessel can take a very small amount of pressure (2 PSI) but not enough for pressure transfers or pressurised fermentations.

To change the display from Centigrade to Fahrenheit, press both the plus and minus buttons on the control pad for 10 seconds.

Exterior dimensions: 32″ tall including airlock, 15″ wide including handles

Interior dimensions: 22″ tall, 11.75″ wide

 

  • This is on sale for just $199.99 as part of a short introductory sale.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

KegLand 35 Liter Bucket Buddy Heated Fermenter

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7.9 Gallon Fermenter w/Transfer Spigot… $19.99 + free ship eligible

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

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 selling 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.
  • Deals to help you qualify for free shipping. The Hop Market – rotating, deep discount hops – MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week:  Kit of the Week – 20% off – 8 lb tub of PBW

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

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New American Oak Barrel – Free Shipping & Free $20 Gift Card

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American Oak Barrel – 5 Gallon – New via Adventures in Homebrewing

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New 5 Gallon American Oak Barrel

These brand-new barrels are constructed of American oak and have a medium char on the inside. Since they have never had any type of spirit in them, they are perfect for any of your beers that would benefit from a charred, oaky flavor without the addition of any other flavors.


 

  • These just introduced barrels are selling for $175.
  • Get Free Shipping: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.  This is a big deal when it comes to shipping barrels.
  • Get a free $20 Gift Card!  Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $20 gift card with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.  Promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart.

American Oak Barrel – 5 Gallon – New

Also: Check AIH’s lineup of Oak Barrels – they have sporadic availability of new and used barrels

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MoreBeer Deal of the Day – 6 Gallon Food Safe Bucket – $9.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability

Plastic Bucket - 6 gal. FE340

6 Gallon Food Grade Bucket from MoreBeer

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A food-grade six gallon plastic bucket perfect for all kinds of home beer or winemaking activities. Plastic buckets are often used as a fermenter, bottling bucket, or even sanitizer bucket. We go through thousands which helps keep our price down. If you want to use it as a fermenter you will also need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and airlock. This bucket is also available in a version that includes a spigot (see recommended products below).

If you use this plastic bucket for fermentation be sure to use care when cleaning. Do not use any abrasive pads that would scratch. Once you get a scratch in a plastic bucket it is very hard to sanitize.  This is also why we don’t recommend storing equipment in a bucket between uses as a fermenter. A hot PBW soak is often a perfect way to clean a bucket, followed by a Star San soak for killing bacteria.

Bucket has external volume markings up to 5 gallons.

  • Buckets are translucent and do not come with lids.
  • Buckets are not designed to hold pressure.
  • Lids are not gasketed and so do not always form a perfect, airtight seal. Not intended for long-term storage.
  • Food grade up 180°F.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $9.99 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.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Plastic Bucket (6 Gallon) FE340

Also Consider…. 

Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot – 7.9 Gallons (30 L) FE357 – Check product page for current price & availability

Hands on Review: Torpedo 10 Gallon Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs + Five Benefits of Using Kegs as Fermenters!

Larger 10 and 15 gallon homebrew kegs have been very hard to find… for years.  There have been a couple sources, eBay was a best bet, but that was touch and go at best.  When you could find one, prices were… outrageous.  $300++ for a used 10 gallon keg would not be uncommon.  Again, that’s IF you could find one.

Great news homebrewers…. MoreBeer has introduced 10 and 15 gallon homebrew ball lock kegs via their Torpedo line of kegs and accessories.  These are BRAND NEW kegs that are (hopefully) readily available at a reasonable price.

Why a larger 10 or 15 gallon homebrew keg?

The first and most obvious answer is for large batch brewers.  If you brew 10 or 15 gallon batches, it sure would be nice to have a keg that fits your entire batch.  Even if you don’t brew 10 gallons, you may want to brew a couple 5 gallon batches of the same beer (much like professional brewers do) and keg it in a single keg.

A less obvious answer to the question is… to use as a fermenter.  Kegs are well-built stainless steel vessels that are pressure capable.  You can easily move them around and they are built to be bumped around a bit.  Using a keg opens up some really interesting possibilities…. fermenting under pressure with a Spunding Valve [See: Build a Spunding Valve! – How and Why], naturally carbonating in the fermenter/Krausening (again with the aid of a Spunding Valve), transferring under pressure, oxygen-free (or near oxygen-free) transfers, re-purposing expelled CO2 and more.

A third application is similar to the second… Use as a UniVessel.  Ferment and serve in the same vessel.  Save time and simplify your process.


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Three Ways to Convert a Keg Into a Fermenter + A Limited Time Deal

The containers we call Ball Lock and Pin Lock Kegs come from the soda industry.  Also called Cornelius Kegs, Corny Kegs and Corney Kegs, they were originally intended to store and distribute soda pre-mix.  The big soda companies decided on different style containers for their pre-mix.  Pepsi landed on the Ball Lock style while Coke uses the Pin Lock style.

Homebrewers have since re-purposed these as homebrew beer kegs. It makes sense. These high quality stainless steel beverages that are meant for years of commercial food use. They’re also tough, can be had for cheap and are easy to move around.  Related: Five Benefits of Using Corny Kegs As Fermenters

What if someone said there was a pressure capable, heavy duty stainless steel fermenter that could be had for 50 bucks or so?


Limited Time Deal, Save on Corny Keg Fermenter Lid

  • These are on sale for $14.
  • Free Gift Card!  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $20 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or moreEVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.  Promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart.
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Cornelius Keg Fermenter Lid – on sale for $14 + free GC with $100 order


Great news…. kegs make great fermenters! Same high quality, stainless steel construction, toughness and easy portability, but this time used for fermentation.

Converting Kegs Into Fermenters, 3 Options

One issue needs to be addressed to convert kegs into fermenters… handling CO2 produced by fermentation. Kegs are generally designed to be airtight. Fermentation requires that we allow excess CO2 to escape.  I can think of three options…

  1. A blow-off tube. Remove the gas post or gas post poppet and get use tight fitting tubing to route CO2 to a container of sanitizer.
  2. Use a converted lid to add a stopper and airlock See: Cornelius Keg Fermenter Lid via Adventures in Homebrewing
  3. Use a Spunding Valve

Related: Cornelius Keg Lid for Secondary Fermenter – via Adventures in Homebrewing

FIVE Reasons to Ferment in Kegs!…

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Limited Availability… Refurbished BrewBuilt X1 Uni Conical Fermenters

BrewBuilt™ X1 Uni Conical Fermenters!

As of this positing, MoreBeer has a limited number of refurbished X1 UNI Conical Fermenters. I’m seeing 7, 27 and 42 gallon sizes.

Refurbished X1 UNI Conicals

Full Lineup: BrewBuilt™ X1 Uni Line Of Conical Fermenters

Check Out Our Hands on Review!

Hands on Review: BrewBuilt X1 Uni+ Conical Fermenter!

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Announcing: Kegland’s Bucket Buddy Heated Stainless Steel Fermenter!

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Bucket Buddy Electric Fermenter – 35L/9.25G (110V) via MoreBeer

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The Bucket Buddy represents a great value in stainless concial fermenters. The domed base inside the fermenter is great for yeast flocculation when fermentation is complete, and the included racking arm will make it easy to transfer out every last drop of beer while leaving the yeast cake undisturbed. The entire racking arm and ball valve assembly is weldless, which means you can remove the assembly to clean and sanitize it between batches. You can even boil the assembly for added assurance that it’s been sterilized.

Also available with built-in heating element for fermenting in colder environments. You can also use a heat wrap or heat belt on the outside of this unit. To help maintain a steady temperature, the Bucket Buddy pairs well with either the BrewZilla Neoprene Jacket or the FermZilla Insulating Jacket.

This unit comes standard with silicone tubing to transfer from the ball valve to your bottles or cans, as well as a stopper and airlock for the domed lid.

Specifications:

304 stainless steel construction
9 gallon total capacity
Digital thermometer (Temp reads in °C)
Weldless thermowell
Stainless steel outlet valve with rotating racking arm
External Dimensions: 28″ H x 15″ W (including handles)
Internal Dimensions: 22″ H x 11.75″ W
KegLand Part Number: KL15103

 

Another innovation from Kegland at the perfect time of year for a lot of homebrewer’s. The just announced bucket buddy features stainless steel design and an integrated heating element to keep fermentation temperatures inline.

Bucket Buddy Stainless Fermenter – 35L/9.25G FE190

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WilliamsWarn BrewKeg10 Conical Unitank Fermenter – $249.99, Save $100, Best Price + Free Shipping

WilliamsWarn BrewKeg10 - 10 L (2.64 Gallon) Conical Unitank Fermenter

WilliamsWarn BrewKeg10 – 10 L (2.64 Gallon) Conical Unitank Fermenter


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  • Ferment 10 litres of wort with consistent, high-quality results.Stainless conical pressure fermenter with 30 psi (2 bar) working pressure and built in relief/spunding valve.
  • Suitable for all-grain, extract and partial extract. Hot pack BrewKeg with hot wort then pitch yeast once at pitching temperature. Extra large, unique sediment removal system for clearer beer.
  • Easy to clean and sanitize. Boil proof. Eliminate kegging, dispense directly from the BrewKeg inside your fridge or dispense from your kegerator.
  • The beverage is carbonated perfectly at the end of fermentation and ready to enjoy sooner.
  • Fermenting under pressure reduces esters and fusel alcohols allowing your beer to ferment at higher and more varied temperatures with consistent results. WilliamsWarn Dosing Device & Pressure Gauge required.

1/11 4 AM Central: This is on sale for $249.99. That’s a $100 discount from list and the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addressesFor some pricing clarity, Compare at MoreBeer.  Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

WilliamsWarn BrewKeg10 – 10 L (2.64 Gallon) Conical Unitank Fermenter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Compare: BrewKeg10 FE150 at MoreBeer

Check Out Our Resource Post on Fermenting Under Pressure!

Fermenting Under Pressure!


MoreBeer’s 6 Gallon PET Plastic Carboy – $22.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

Plastic PET Carboy - 6 Gallon FE314

Plastic PET Carboy – 6 Gallon from MoreBeer

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Your days of lugging heavy glass carboys around are over thanks to these plastic carboys! Our Plastic Carboys are made from 100% Virgin PET plastic, which is far more resistant to oxygen than regular plastic. They’re much lighter and safer than glass, which is good if you need to move your fermenter around the house to find the right temperature. Full carboys can be heavy and hard to maneuver and glass can break resulting in possible injury. In addition to being safer to handle, they’re more economical than glass as well. With no ribs on the sides, there’s no place for yeast and sediment to collect, making cleaning a breeze. We suggest cleaning them with an overnight PBW soak, shake, rinse, and sanitize. You’ll want to avoid vigorous scrubbing during cleaning to avoid scratches.

Two special features we love about our PET Carboys are the punted base and extra head space. The punted base makes the carboy easier to hold while carrying or pouring, and prevents sediment disturbance during transfers. The extra head space is a huge plus to make sure you have enough room for when your fermentation gets going.

Specifications:

  • Uses a #10 stopper or a 5 Gallon Carboy Hood.
  • Weighs 1.5 lbs
  • Rated to 140 degrees F
  • Height: 19.25 inches
  • Diameter: 11.25 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
  • Carboys can withstand up to 15 psi of pressure with no deformation
  • Punted base to prevent sediment disturbances during transfer

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $22.99 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.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Plastic PET Carboy – 6 Gallon FE314

Also Consider…. 

Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot – 7.9 Gallons (30 L) FE357 – Check product page for current price & availability

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