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TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer – $121.80 + free shipping & Hands on Review

Tilt Digital wireless hydrometer and thermometer for smartphone or tablet

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Check your gravity during fermentation! The Tilt Hydrometer & Thermometer was designed specifically for homebrewers to monitor both the specific gravity and temperature of your batch while its fermenting without having to open your fermenter or waster any of your hard brewed beer to messy beer thieves and sample jars. This allows you to brew more consistently and makes your batches easier to track. The Tilt allows you to instantly check on your batch using an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. Save your data to the cloud to chart your brews progress and help you design better beers in the future. The increased transmission power of the Tilt gives it better reception and range, allowing it to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters and it will work with most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices. Designed with a high precision temperature sensor and accelerometer, the Tilt monitors your batch with a fine degree of control. The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s 0.990 to 1.120 range. The included thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F. The Tilt was also built with efficiency in mind. The reduced power consumption allows to to use you Tilt batch after batch with the same battery. Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to use with an included battery. Battery life is 12-24 months depending on usage.

Brewing Multiple Batches? No Problem! Grab another colored Tilt Hydrometer to monitor multiple brews at once. The app will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color, so be sure to grab one of the other many colored Tilts!

Black Tilt Hydrometer Easy to Use Instructions:
– Download the Free App (Grab it HERE)
– Sanitize Your Tilt
– Drop in Your Fermenter
– Start Taking Reading on Your Phone or Tablet!

 

Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

Tilt Hydrometers at Austin Homebrew Supply!

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is taking 13% off sitewide, with some exclusions when you place a qualifying $55 order.  This sale DOES stack with many items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary discount will be reflected at checkout.  Check AHS for current availability.   13% Off at Austin Homebrew Supply!  That makes this $121.80.

Free Shipping!  AHS is also offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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2 X Brass 1/4″ Tees AND 2 X Barbs – $9.97 + free prime ship & “Cheapest” Spunding Build Option

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4" NPT X 1/4" Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

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  • Adapts 1/4″ NPT Female end to 1/4″ tube size female end to 1/4″ tube size female end at a 90-degree angle
  • 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe Fittings, 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT Male X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings
  • Tee with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes
  • Use to connect hoses and equipment or wherever a threaded barbed fitting is required
  • Brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability

 

Of course you could use these fittings in lots of different applications.  One possible application is a Spunding Valve build.  A Spunding Valve [See: Spunding Valve Resource Post] allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  A similar (different manufacturer and possibly specs) fitting and barb are featured in our “Cheapest” Spunding Valve Build Option

8/16/19 6 AM Central: This combo is selling for just $9.97. 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.

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings


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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.

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Stock Up on Discounted Yeast Sale

As of this posting, MoreBeer has select yeast strains on sale.  Included in the mix are strains from Imperial, White Labs, Wyeast, and GigaYeast.  Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. Price, promotions 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 this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Search for sale yeast at MoreBeer

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

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Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer – Buy 1, Get $14.50 back, Buy 2, Get… $51.50 back! + Hands on Review

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

Designed specifically for homebrewers, the Tilt Hydrometer & Thermometer monitors both the specific gravity and temperature of your batch while its fermenting without having to open your fermenter and waste your beer for test samples, allowing you to brew more consistent batches of beer and makes each batch much easier to track. Using the Tilt App (Available Here!) you can instantly check on your batches readings using an Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Designed with a high precision temperature sensor and accelerometer, the Tilt monitors your batch with a fine degree of control. The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s 0.990 to 1.120 range. The included thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F. The increased transmission power of the Tilt gives it better reception and range, allowing it to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters and it will work with most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices. The Tilt was also built with efficiency in mind. The reduced power consumption allows to to use you Tilt batch after batch with the same battery. Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to use with an included battery. Battery life is 12-24 months depending on usage. Easy to use, the Tilt makes a great addition to any brewhouse. Simply download the app, sanitize your Tilt, drop it into your fermenter, and start taking readings!

The Tilt Hydrometers comes in a rainbow of colors to brighten up your brew supplies, but these colors are not just cosmetic. Use a different color Tilt to monitor multiple batches of beer at the same time. The Tilt App will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color.

 

Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

As of this posting, these are selling for $140.  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 the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving additional bonus points based on how much you purchase.  150 with a $50 purchase, $450 with a $150 purchase and 750 with a $250 purchase.  This does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Bonus points equate to about 5% promotional value.  750 = about $37.50 in value.  These bonuses are in addition to the rewards points that a product already earns.

The math…

  • Buy 1 for $140 and you’ll get 140 points + 150 bonus points.  That’s 290 points or about $14.50 in value toward a future purchase.
  • Buy 2 (so you can monitor two fermentations at once) and you’ll get 280 points + 750 bonus points.  That’s 1,030 points or about $51.50 in value toward a future purchase.

Note: If you purchase two so that you can monitor two beers at ounce, make sure to choose different colors.

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing!

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

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Parts List to Build BlowTie Spunding Valve

The BlowTie is a pretty amazing Spunding Valve solution.  Check out my Hands on Review

Here are the parts you need to put it together:

Check out the complete lineup: DuoTight Push In Fittings & EVABarrier Double Wall Draft Tubing at MoreBeer!

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses – $5.60 + free prime ship

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12" Length x 12" Width, Clear

12″ by 12″ interlocking bar mat by San Jamar.  These interlocking mats are versatile.  Multiple mats can be joined for larger areas and they are flexible and easy to cut to shape.  Allows for airflow under glassware.  NSF certified.

I purchased a number of these in 2015 and have since found 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.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

8/15/19 12 AM Central: These are selling for $5.60. 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 

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12″ Length x 12″ Width, Clear


Also available in different colors and quantities – search san jamar interlocking bar bat on Amazon

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Cole Parmer 4L/4,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – $17.95 + free prime ship & Yeast Starters & Fermentation Resources

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

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  • Autoclavable: yes
  • Material: borosilicate glass
  • Tolerance (ml): 0.05
  • Description: erlenmeyer flask, glass, 4000 ml, 1/pk
  • Graduation interval (ml): 500

Made with durable borosilicate 3.3 glass and featuring a heavy-duty rim with narrow-mouth opening there are very few applications these flasks cannot handle. Economical option for everyday use flasks easy read graduations withstands wide temperature range -50 to 550ºc graduated tolerances to 0.05 autoclavable.

 

Use for yeast starters to increase cell counts to have better and more vigorous fermentations.  Also: StirStarterYeast Starters & Fermentation

 

8/15/19 12 AM Central: This is just $17.95. 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, 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 

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

Hotpoint 5.1 cu. ft. Chest Freezer [Fermentation or Kegerator] – $179 + free delivery, via Wal-Mart

Hotpoint® 5.1 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer, HCM5SMWW

Hotpoint® 5.1 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer, HCM5SMWW via Wal-Mart

You could use this to put together a freezer based kegerator/keezer (See: Tips and Gear for your Kegerator) or temperature controlled fermentation chamber.

As of this posting, Wal-Mart has this on sale for $179.  That’s an $80 savings.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US. 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 the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Hotpoint® 5.1 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer, HCM5SMWW

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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60L, 15.9 Gallon Speidel Fermenter – $99.99, Limited Availability

Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)

Speidel Plastic Storage – 60 l (15.9 gal) via MoreBeer

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The future is here today, and the future is HDPE Fermentation & Storage Tanks from Speidel.

Are you tired of carboys? Hate siphoning to transfer? Wish you could ferment larger batches in a single container? Sick of lifting 50lbs by a small metal handle? Done with worrying about shattered glass, injury and lost product? Well then have we got the solution for you!

These rectangular, heavy duty plastic tanks offer a fantastic fermentation & storage solution at a great price.

Key Features:

Heavy duty HDPE construction is durable and resists oxygen transfer. None of the risks of working with glass.
Small footprint and rectangular shape makes them easy to store – take better advantage of the space you have to dedicate to wine & beer making.
Built-in handles make these tanks easy to move, even when full.
Large lid opening makes them easy to clean by hand – say goodbye to your carboy brush!
All ports seal with gaskets and the vessel can be fully sealed for long-term storage.
Includes a spigot and oversized 2-piece Speidel airlock.
Designed and manufactured in Germany by Speidel, the makers of our legendary commercial wine tanks.
22″L x 16″W x 22″ H, 8.82 lbs

 

Limited Availability Wine Deal of the Week:  As of this posting, this is marked down to $79.99 as a MoreWine Deal of the Week.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Week section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Note that you can redeem this on MoreBeer or MoreWine.  Use coupon code WINEDEAL to get this discount.

Speidel Plastic Storage – 60 l (15.9 gal) FE730

I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  These are great Fermenters!  Check out my Hands On Review of the 5.3 and 7.9 gallon sizes.  See the whole line including replacement parts.

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

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Get a Deal on Anvil Brewing Equipment’s New Anvil Cooling System! + Hands on Review

anvil cooling system

About, from Anvil Brewing: “Keeping your fermentation temperatures under control is a very important part of fermentation for optimal flavor control and quality of the finished beer. With the Anvil Cooling System, you wont be disappointed! This simple system includes virtually everything you need to keep your beer temperature closely regulated at an amazing price.”

These systems are available for both sizes of Anvil Bucket Fermentors and for standard carboys.

Related Reviews; Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor Cooling System and Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

Anvil Cooling System setups are available at AIH.  Like all Anvil Equipment, these are on MAP (minimum advertised price) agreements that don’t allow retailers to discount.

Stacks With: For a limited time, AIH is giving bonus rewards points based on your purchase total.  Those can add up to an 750 points in rewards on top of the 5% or so you already get.  The great thing about this promo is that it works on lines that are typically not discounted – Blichmann, SS Brewtech and more.  This DOES work with Anvil gear including the Anvil Cooling Systems.

I’ll use the 7.5 gallon bucket fermentor system as an example.  That’s selling for $129.99 and earns 130 points + 150 bonus points or 280 points total.  That’s the equivalent of about $14 toward a future purchase.  This setup is very close to the next tier.  Add on 1 of 12 recipes that ship for free and you’ll qualify for the next tier.  I’ll pick the Summer Shandy Kit which is selling for $30.99 as an example…. $30.99 + $129.99 = $160.98.  So you’d get 161 points + 450 = 611 or about $30.55 in value toward a future purchase AND… you’ll still qualify for free shipping.  Whammo!

Note that this is not a direct discount on any Anvil product.  All Anvil gear is selling for full price.  You get credit toward a future purchase.  But it is a great way to get a defacto discount on these items.

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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