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12 x 500 ml United Scientific Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottles – Yeast Rehydration, Sample Collection and More – $25.80, $2.15 each + free shipping

United Scientific 33309 Polypropylene Wide Mouth Reagent Bottles, 500ml Capacity (Pack of 12)

12 x 500 ml Polypropylene (PP) wide mouth bottles by United Scientific Supplies

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Available in polypropylene (PP) as well as high density polyethylene (HDPE). The PP bottles are rigid, translucent and have excellent contact clarity. These bottles can be autoclaved. The HDPE bottles are not rigid yet have excellent strength.


 

Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection, yeast rehydration, yeast washing and slurry storage. Also an easy vessel for making and storing sanitized water.  I use similar containers to collect samples and to aid with yeast rehydration.  Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on my process for yeast rehydration.

2/18/20 5 PM Central: These have dropped to $25.80.  That figures to just $2.15 per bottle. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

United Scientific 33309 Polypropylene Wide Mouth Reagent Bottles, 500ml Capacity (Pack of 12) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Compare: New offerings are regularly added – Search Amazon for “Polypropylene Lab Bottles” – Some things to look for – proper temp ratings, use of food safe materials and microwaveable.

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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.

Hanna Digital Refractometer, Model HI 96811 – $179.77 + free shipping

Hanna Digital Refractometer (HI 96811)

Hanna Digital Refractometer (HI 96811)

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  • Only requires a drop
  • Reads brix and temperature
  • Accurate readouts within seconds

 

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.

2/18/20 3 PM Central: This has dropped to $179.77. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

Hanna Digital Refractometer (HI 96811)

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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Inkbird ITC-308 WiFi Temp Controller – $42.49 + free shipping, w/15% off coupon + Hands on Review

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, Dual Screen Readouts,1100w, w/Sensor, Home Brewing & Fermentation,Breeding& Incubation,Greenhouse,Kombucha

ITC-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller with WI-FI by Inkbird

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  • [WIFI & APP] WIFI smart controller supports both IOS & Android,WIFI supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi router, free APP “InkbirdSmart” which is able to monitor temperature at any time.
  • [Dual Relay Output] Dual relay output, which can connect heating and cooling device at the same time.
  • [Alarm for Safe] High/Low temperature limit setting alarm.
  • [Convenient Design] Plug-n-play, easy to use. Support ℃/℉reading and Temperature calibration.
  • [Long Warranty] The controller itself has 2 years warranty while the temperature sensor has 1 year warranty. Maximum output load: 1100W(110V).

 

This controller can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

In my opinion the original ITC-308 was and is a game changer as far as homebrew temp controllers.  In comparison to available controllers available at the time the ITC-308 was released, it offered loads more features, including dual stage control, for a fraction of the price.  Game changer!  The addition of Wi-Fi control and monitoring to this great controller has made a great temp controller even better.  Check out our Hands on Review of the ITC-308.  That includes a section on the WiFi version.

As of this posting coupon code 2FS5EJDD takes 10% off this great controller.  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.

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Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, Dual Screen Readouts,1100w, w/Sensor – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

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SKYROKU Digital Scale, 100 Gram Capacity x .01 Gram Resolution AND Calibration Weight… $7.79! + free prime ship, w/35% off coupon

SKYROKU Elite Digital Pocket Scale,100g/0.01g Weigh Scale with a 100g Stainless Steel Calibration Weight and a Tweezers, 2 AAA Batteries (Black)

SKYROKU Scales Digital Weight Grams, 100g 0.01g Pocket Jewelry Scale, Pocket Portable Scale with LCD Backlit Display, Tare Function, Auto Off, Stainless Steel & Slim Design

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  • 2*AAA batteries, 1 * 100g stainless steel calibration weight and 1 * Tweezers help you put the powder or small items on the scale, which will meet all your demands if you purchase this gram scale.
  • ACCURATE AND SENSITIVE   High precision professional grade digital sensor system provides you with instant and accurate results from 0.05g to 100g using two decimal places. You will be able to confidently measure jewelry, food, medicines and more with this micro sized precision scale.
  • 4 DIFFERENT MEASUREMENTS   The mini food scale includes all the necessary unit measurements for easy weight translations, convert measurement between in g / oz / ozt / dwt . Convenient for you to choose the proper unit by pressing the mode button.
  • COMPACT DESIGN & BACK-LIT   Minimalistic and compact design (Product Dimensions: 3″ x 5″ x 3/4″) make it a portable pocket scale to take everywhere. Built with a clear blue back-lit LCD screen, enables you to read easily and clearly.
  • PROTECTIVE COVER   The jewelry scale designed with a stainless steel platform and a protective flip cover. It is crafted to be strong, durable, and pocket-size for many of your portable weighing needs, such as food, tablets, powder, gemstones, coins, jewelry, gold, etc. What a useful pocket scale!

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts and smaller amounts of other brewing ingredients.  100 grams is about 3.52 ounces.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

2/18/20 11 AM Central: This has dropped to $11.99.  Click on “Save an extra 35% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to just $7.79 at checkout.  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 

 

SKYROKU Scales Digital Weight Grams, 100g 0.01g Pocket Jewelry Scale, Pocket Portable Scale with LCD Backlit Display, Tare Function, Auto Off, Stainless Steel & Slim Design


Also: LaMotte Water Test Kits – via MoreBeer| Recent Hop Finds | Hands on Review: RO System

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Lifetime 4 ft Fold In Half, Adjustable Height Folding Utility Table [Brew Day Work Table] – $39.98 + free shipping

Lifetime 4428 Height Adjustable Craft, Camping and Utility Folding Table, 4 ft White

4 Foot Adjustable 4428 Height Folding Utility Table by Lifetime

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  • All purpose table constructed of powder-coated steel and high-density polyethylene plastic
  • 48-inch x 24-inch molded tabletop ; Seating Capacity: 4
  • Folds in half for easy storage and transport; Great for taking on the go
  • Three Adjustable Height Settings; (24-Inch, 29-Inch and 36-Inch)
  • Convenient carry handle; Table weight: 19 lbs.Table Top Thickness:1.4 inch
  • Frame tubing diameter: 25mm

 

This has folding legs and then the entire table folds in half to easy and compact storage.  I use a similar sort of table as a brew day work table to hold ingredients, gear, recipes, notes and odds and ends.

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Lifetime 4 Foot Adjustable 4428 Height Folding Utility Table – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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FOUR x Sanitary Air Filters [Oxygenation, Aeration, Siphon Starting] – $10.99, $2.50 each + free prime ship

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)

Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


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  • 5/16″ barbed connections
  • Filters down to 0.023 micron at 99.99% efficiency
  • The large square filter has greater surface area than other filters
  • Perfect for aeration or oxygenation systems to Filter out any contaminants.

Note from HBF: These type of filters are sometimes used as part of oxygenation or aeration setups.  I’ve also used a similar filter to help start a siphon.  See MoreBeer’s Sterile Siphon Starter for more info on that process.  The basic idea is you use a compatible carboy hood and racking cane and blow into a compatible filter to start the flow of liquid.  The filter used in MoreBeer’s setup looks similar to this one, although I’m not certain it’s identical.

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Sanitary Air Filter,Ferroday 4Pcs Water Fittings for Beer Brew Keg and Homebrew (4pcs of Pack)


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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

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.

Ends Today: Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer – companion smart phone app – [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation] – $30.59 + free shipping, w/coupon

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Temperature and Humidity monitor Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat/Plant/Cigar Storage (IBS-TH1 Plus)

Inkbird IBS-TH1 Plus Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone

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  • [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)
  • [Smart LCD & Measuring Range] Temperature and humidity are displayed on screen. (two protection films on the screen) 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.
  • [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.

 

You could use this to monitor kegerator or fermentation chamber temperatures.  It shows current temperature along with recording minimum and maximum values.  Those figures can help you determine how stable your kegerator or fermentation chamber/area is.

This has a hygrometer function as well.  That shows % relative humidity and could be handy for judging whether your Eva Dry (or similar) needs recharged.  See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer”

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Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer for Android & IOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat/Plant/Cigar Storage (IBS-TH1 Plus)


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Oxygen Injection System – $35.26 + free shipping

Oxygen Injection System without Oxygen Tank

Oxygen Injection System.  Does not include tank.

Oxygenation generally improves the strength and vigor of your fermentations and helps to decrease lag times.

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Oxygen Injection System without Oxygen Tank


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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The Homebrewer’s Answer Book – $9.99 + free prime ship

The Homebrewer's Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question

The Homebrewer’s Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question by Ashton Lewis

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Ashton Lewis supplies practical, easy-to-follow answers to all the questions that bubble up in the course of brewing your own beer. Covering all stages of the homebrew process, Lewis provides expert advice on buying hops, sanitizing your equipment, troubleshooting unpleasant flavors, the best way to pour beer into a glass, and much more. This comprehensive guide will help you understand brewing chemistry, fix problems, and achieve the flavor and balance you want in all of your handcrafted beers.


 

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The Homebrewer’s Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem, Answers to Every Question


Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Book

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Dual Scale Refractometer with ATC + Case & More – $15.35 + free shipping

TOOGOO Portable Sugar Content Tester Beer Wort Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale - Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer (Aluminum)

TOOGOO Portable Sugar Content Tester Beer Wort Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer (Aluminum)

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  • Dual range refractometer measures the Brix and Specific Gravity of your Wort or wine.Measures Brix: 0-32% and Specific Gravity: 1.000-1.120
  • Sturdy design, compact in size and light in weight, convenient to keep up and carry around.
  • Simply use the dropper to take a sample of wort and put it on the prism.
  • ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation) for accurate readings. 50 ~86 Fahrenheit (10~30 Celsius).Offers you the ability to take your readings with Specific Gravity and Brix.
  • Package Contents: 1 x Refractometer ; 1 x Plastic Pipette ; 1 x Mini Screw Driver ; 1 x User Manual ; 1 x Cleaning Cloth ; 1 x Carry Case

 

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.

2/18/20 12 AM Central: This is selling for $15.35.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

TOOGOO Portable Sugar Content Tester Beer Wort Wine Refractometer, Dual Scale – Specific Gravity 1.000-1.120 Brix 0-32%, Replaces Homebrew Hydrometer (Aluminum)


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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