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15% Off KOMOS Kegerators – Designed for Homebrewers – draft OR fermentation + Hands on Review

Single Tap Stainless Steel Kegerator KG351

KOMOS Kegerators at MoreBeer – remember coupon code MORESANTA

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Eva Dry E-500 Dehumidifier [Fix Kegerator Condensation] – $19.97, near best price + free prime ship

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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

12/13/19 2 AM Central: This is selling for just $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 orderIn my experience, pricing on this has been relatively volatile.  As such this price could change quickly…  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 

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


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Inkbird ITC-308 Pre-Wired Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller… $28 with coupon

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outletsmoker Thermostat, 2-Stage, 1100W, with Sensor Reptile Beer Brewing Kegs Fridge Cured meat Breeding

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

Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller.  Controls both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.  This is a great controller.  Check out my [Hands on Review].

12/11/19 12 AM Central: This is selling for $35.  Click on “Save an extra 20% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $28.   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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outletsmoker Thermostat, 2-Stage, 1100W, with Sensor Reptile Beer Brewing Kegs Fridge Cured meat Breeding


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Save On MoreBeer’s Pliny the Elder Kit – recipe directly from Vinnie+ Brew Day Walkthrough

Russian Rivers Pliny the Elder® - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

MoreBeer has collaborated directly with Vinnie Cilurzo, owner and brewer at Russian River Brewing Company, to bring you recipe kits for Pliny the Elder double IPA as part of their BrewMaster Series of recipe kits.  From the description “This is THE original Pliny recipe”.

I’ve brewed the all grain version of this beer and it has been one of the best beers to come out of my home brewery.  See: Brewing Pliny

Why it matters…

  • This is an awesome beer and an awesome beer kit.  See: Brewing Pliny the Elder
  • Get Free Shipping:  Shipping is also free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.
  • MoreBeer’s 12 Deals of Christmas is going on as of this posting.  Day’s 7 deal is a 15% discount on all recipe kits.  That is still going on.  Use coupon code DEAL7 and you’ll get 15% off Pliny Kits.

Pliny the Elder Kits at MoreBeer

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Rare Sale: SS Brewtech Brew Bucket 3.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters – Save 20%!

Brew Bucket Mini Fermenter - 3.5 gal. FE803 3.5 Gallon SS Brewing Technologies Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermentor via MoreBeer

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

Upgrade your home brewery with an innovative, Stainless Steel, 3.5 Gallon Brew Bucket™ Fermenter! Many have asked for a smaller BrewBucket, and that has been heard. The Brew Bucket mini is perfect for 2.5 gallon batches. With features similar to the original 7 gallon Brew Bucket, the Mini is a great way to do smaller batches. Whether you are interested in splitting a 5 gallon batch for experimenting, or just brew 2.5 gallons, the BrewBucket Mini is a great choice.

Featuring a conical bottom, 304 SS construction, a rotating racking arm valve, and stackable design, these are space saving feature rich fermenters that are easy and enjoyable to use.

We inspected and used the Brew Bucket™ and one of the most unique features that stood out is that the Brew Bucket can be stacked during fermentation, even with an airlock attached. We also like the conical bottom that allows trub to settle out in a concentrated space that minimizes the surface area of the trub that is in contact with your beer. The included Patent Pending Rotating Racking Valve is also a brilliantly simple design allowing you to rotate the racking arm inside the Brew Bucket down during fermentation to minimize trub, and later up to get clear beer when racking! Etched Volume Markers on the inside were super handy when filling.

The build quality is really amazing for the price. Welds are clean. The lid is strong and the spring loaded lid hatches are solid. The lid includes a removable, molded silicone gasket that ensures an airtight seal. We love an airtight seal so that we can be sure to see the airlock working. The welded on stainless handles make the BrewBucket super easy to move.

Features:

  • 304 SS Food Grade Construction
  • Rotating Racking Arm & Valve (Patent Pending)
  • 3.5 Gal Max Capacity (2.5 gal Batches)
  • 40° Conical Bottom for Trub Trapping
  • Nests for Storage & Stacks for Ferment!
  • SS lid w/ Silicone Gasketed seal
  • Spring Loaded Lid Clamps for Airtight Lid Seal
  • Offset Airlock Hole includes Silicone Stopper
  • Gallon Markers inside for visual volume assessment
  • Stainless construction resists damage and is easy to clean
  • 8.5″ Bottom Width / 11″ Top Width x 16″ Height

 

Pertinent Facts…

  • Ss Brewtech gear is rarely discounted.  I’m pretty sure most of the lineup is on MAP pricing, that means discounts generally are not offered.
  • A rare sale:  MoreBeer’s 12 Deals of Christmas – sale discounts a different item or selection of items each of the first 12 days of December.  Day 4’s Deal was a discount on select Ss Brewtech Gear.  That discount code is still working as of this posting.  Use coupon code DEAL4 to get 20% off this fermenter
  • Get free shipping: Shipping for most items will be free, with a $59 order to addresses in the contiguous US and their Free Shipping Program
  • Check out our Hands on Review of the Brew Bucket – This review is of the larger 7 gallon model.  General features should be very similar.

Brew Bucket Mini Fermenter – 3.5 gal. FE803

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TWO x Brand New 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – on sale + free shipping + free $25 gift card + Hands on Review

Brand New 2.5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing.  ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, Ball Lock 2.5 Gallon Capacity and have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more compared to single strap handle kegs.

2.5 gallon kegs are great for small batch brewing, splitting batches and serving on the go.  Check out my Hands on Review of these great kegs.

  • These are on sale for $75
  • These are marked EDLP = Every Day Low Price.  That means they do not qualify for most deals.
  • Free Shipping:  Qualifying orders of $55 or more ship for free to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Get a FREE $25 Gift Card: Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $25 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.  No coupon code is necessary.  The “Free $25 Gift Card” is a virtual Gift Card that will be emailed to directly after purchase is complete – Buy two of these kegs and you’ll qualify for a free gift card.

AIH New 2.5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

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20%+10% Off Stainless Steel Cam Lock QDs!

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Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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Camlock QDs at PFD!  I’ve used ProFlow Dynamics Quick Disconnects on my kettles, mash tun, pumps and tubing for a longtime.  They have worked great for me.  I put male connectors kettles, mash tuns and pumps and use female connectors for tubing.  Standardizing on this (or the opposite) means you can use tubing as jumpers and always have the availability to connect your gear.

These are made from Stainless Steel and are available in lots of configurations.  Those are classified by Type and Size.  Type may mean something in “commercial cam lock fitting circles”, but I was initially confused by this.  Types are akin to model numbers.  For example, Type A is Female NPT to Male Cam and Groove.

  • Deal #1> As of this posting, promo code BF20% takes an additional 20% off.
  • Deal #2> Using any link in this post saves you another 10%. 

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$30 Pin Lock Kegs! + Free $25 Gift Card Promo

  • $30 Pin Locks!  Adventures in Homebrewing has 5 gallon pin locks and sale for just $30.
  • Get a Free $25 Gift Card!  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $25 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.
  • Buy four pin lock or otherwise, put together a $100 order and you’ll qualify for the free gift card.

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Homebrew Grain Mill Deal! Barley Crusher Grain Mills – 7 and 15 lb models – On Sale + Free $25 Gift Card

  • Barley Crusher Mills are On Sale: As of this posting Adventures in Homebrewing has both 7 and 15 lb capacity Barley Crusher Grain Mills on Sale.
  • Get a Free Gift Card: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $25 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.  No coupon code is necessary.  The “Free $25 Gift Card” is a virtual Gift Card that will be emailed to directly after purchase is complete.
  • Get Free Shipping: As of this posting AIH ships the entire Brew Command lineup for free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check AIH for current price, shipping, availability and descriptions.

Barley Crusher Grain Mill Sale at Adventures in Homebrewing!

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The Barley Crusher Grain Mill… $109.99 + Free $25 Gift Card + Free Shipping

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The Barley Crusher Grain Mill via Adventures in Homebrewing.  I’ve used the Barley Crusher for years and years.  I couldn’t find the order confirmation, but I got it sometime in 2010.  It’s a great mill.

Milling your own grain… 1.  Gives you control over the crush of your grain.  That’s a big factor in efficiency.  A mill allows you to fine tune for your equipment and process.  2.  A mill allows you to save money by buying whole bags of grain.  3.  Freshly milled grain = better tasting beer. and… 4.  Mad street cred… 🙂

About the Barley Crusher

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

The Original Barley Crusher MaltMill, the “Home Brewer’s Best Friend” has proven to be just that. A high quality grain mill constructed using materials that will last a lifetime, 1018 Cold Rolled Steel for the rollers, 6061 Aluminum for the mill body and hopper, tool steel for the axles with Oil Impregnated bronze bushings.

Base easily fits a 5 gallon bucket.

Precision machining with Quality Control and a LifeTime Warranty assures the homebrewer that this will be the only grain mill they will ever purchase!

Details:

  • Rollers are adjustable at both ends to keep the gap spacing parallel giving a uniform crush along the entire length of the rollers.
  • The gap default setting is marked and set at .039 at assembly. Adjustment range is from .015 to .070 thousands of an inch.
  • The rollers have a 12 TPI knurl to efficiently pull the grain through the rollers while leaving the hull intact to form an excellent filter bed for sparging.
  • Comes with a solid base with locators to center the Barley Crusher on a 5 gallon plastic pail. (Pail not included)
  • The standard hopper holds an even 7 pounds and the optional large hopper holds 15 pounds. Using a 3/8 drillmotor at 500 RPM gives you a crush rate of 6 pounds a minute making the big grain bills fast and easy.
  • The Barley Crusher is shipped fully assembled. There are no adapters needed to use a 3/8 drill motor.
  • The Barley Crusher is NOT designed for cracking/milling corn

 

  • As of this posting, this is marked down $47 to $109.99  Check product page for current price, description and availability.
  • Free Shipping: This ships for free to addresses in the contiguous US
  • Get a FREE $20 Gift Card: As of this posting, 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 card.

Barley Crusher Grain Mill 7LB Hopper

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