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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer + Hands on Review & Mods

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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer

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

The most time consuming and most important step in making beer or wine at home is cleaning and sanitizing. The mark II keg Washer reduces the time it takes to clean and sanitize your kegs, carboys, and buckets (also comes with hose cleaning adapters). simply fill the reservoir with cleaner or sanitizer, place the vessel over the sprayer, and plug it in. This great automated device frees you to complete other tasks while it works. Save on cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, by spraying the solution on the entire inner surface you use less, saving water and chemicals. The reservoir also contains space to soak small items like airlocks and stoppers. The mark II keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last you put away.

 

I own and use this washer and love it.  It works great on a variety of equipment including kegs, buckets, carboys, tubing, small parts and pieces, Speidel Fermenters and more.  Check out my extensive hands on review.  That includes a couple modification ideas including adding a CIP spray ball and converting this into a draft line cleaning pump.

Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $89.99, Save $10 – OR stock up on PBW and Save $30 AND Free Shipping + Hands on Review & Mods

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Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

The Details:

  • This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.
  • As of this posting, this is selling for $99.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.
  • Stacks With: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $50 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $30, $30 off $150 and $50 off $250.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Save $10 or $30: This sale brings this great homebrewing tool down to $89.99.  That’s a $10 savings.  Want to save $30?  AIH also has a great price on PBW.  $23.99 for 5 lbs.  If you’re a PBW user, you’re going to use this anyway.  Buy 3 x 4 lb tubs along with the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer and you’ll qualify for $30 off.  That $20 savings difference (vs just buying the Keg and Carboy Washer) nearly pays for a 4 lb tub.
  • Get Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is also offering free shipping to addresses in the lower 48 US states.

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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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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10% Off The Brew Bag Purpose Made BIAB Bags + free shipping & Hands on Review

The Brew Bag is a Made in the USA, purpose designed BIAB bag.  It has four loops for lifting the bag out of your kettle, every seam is reinforced for long life and it is available in a number of sizes for kettles, keggles and coolers.  If they don’t carry the size you want, The Brew Bag will custom make it for you.

I use The Brew Bag myself and it’s an outstanding BIAB bag that works great and keeps on working. Check out my Hands on Review.

  • Save 10%:  Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders as part of a limited time sale.  Use coupon code BrewYear to get the deal.  Nearly everything, including many items that are already on sale work with this sale.   A few exceptions apply.  See Terms and Conditions for complete details.  Use coupon code BrewYear get the deal.
  • 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.  See AIH’s terms and conditions for full details, but this does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Applies to lower 48 US states.

The Brew Bag BIAB Bags at Adventures in Homebrewing – remember coupon code BrewYear

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AIH carries a wide variety of sizes.  If you find yourself in need of a custom size, check out brewinabag.com.  You can order odd and custom sizes (at regular prices) via the manufacturer.

Check out  My BIAB Water Calculation Spreadsheet with narrative directions.  It makes figuring water temps and amounts easy,

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ZChiller – Spiral Star Design Counterflow Wort Chillers – Made in the US – Save $30, Get 5% Back + Free Shipping

Large ZChillerZChillers are made in the US by Packless Industries located in Waco, Texas.

 ZChillers are double tube counter flow wort chillers.  The interior tubing is a Spiral Star Design.  This spiraling increases the surface area of copper that’s in contact with your wort.  It also increases turbulence.  More movement across more surface area means your wort chills quickly.

from AIH: “The ZChiller utilizes the enhanced thermal gradients of a counterflow wort chiller with the added benefit of greater surface area for heat transfer. Instead of a simple, cylindrical inner tube, the ZChiller utilizes a unique, convoluted “spiral star” design that enables superior heat transfer out of the wort as well as unparalleled cooling uniformity for consistent cold breaks and record cooling times. The chilling ability matches or exceeds that of plate chillers without the downside of disruptive clogs.”

These advantages result in:

  • Reduced chilling time.
  • More efficient cold break to remove unwanted proteins and particulates from your beer.
  • Cleaner aroma profile because of decrease in DMS production, giving you a more pronounced aroma that you have worked so hard for.
  • Easier cleaning, especially when compared to a plate chiller.

  • This is selling for $189.99
  • Save $30!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $50 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $30, $30 off $150 and $50 off $250.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.  This saves you $30 on the ZChiller
  • Get about 5% Back: AIH’s rewards program equates to around 5% back.  You earn credit good toward a future purchase.
  • Get Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.

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Inkbird ITC-308 Pre-Wired Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller

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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].

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.

Looking for a current deal?  Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

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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Eva Dry E-500 Dehumidifier [Fix Kegerator Condensation]

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

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

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


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Inkbird ITC-308 Pre-Wired Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller

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].

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.

Looking for a current deal?  Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

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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Inkbird ITC-308 Pre-Wired Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller

Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor

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.  Displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Maximum output 1000 watt at 110v.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.

Looking for a current deal?  Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird Pre-Wired Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat 110V, 1000W for Fermentation Kegerator

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Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $89.99, Save $10 – OR stock up on PBW and Save $30 AND Free Shipping + Hands on Review & Mods

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Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

More Info

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

Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

The Details:

  • This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.
  • As of this posting, this is selling for $99.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.
  • Stacks With: Adventures in Homebrewing is offering up to $50 off your purchase, depending on your order total.  Get $10 off $30, $30 off $150 and $50 off $250.  No coupon code is required, the discounted amount should be automatically be reflected in your cart before checkout.  Nearly everything qualifies including existing sale items, although their are a few exceptions.  See terms and conditions.
  • Save $10 or $30: This sale brings this great homebrewing tool down to $89.99.  That’s a $10 savings.  Want to save $30?  AIH also has a great price on PBW.  $23.99 for 5 lbs.  If you’re a PBW user, you’re going to use this anyway.  Buy 3 x 4 lb tubs along with the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer and you’ll qualify for $30 off.  That $20 savings difference (vs just buying the Keg and Carboy Washer) nearly pays for a 4 lb tub.
  • Get Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is also offering free shipping to addresses in the lower 48 US states.

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

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

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

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ThermoWorks 24″! Long Stem Digital Thermometer – $26, Save 33% via Inventory Reduction Sale + Hands on Review


24″ Long Stem Digital Thermometer manufactured by ThermoWorks, creators of the nearly universally lauded Thermapen.

24″ is long enough for most mash tuns to check temperature without any concern of getting the thermometer body wet.  I have both of these.  See: Hands on Review: ThermoWorks 12″ and 24″ Digital Thermometers – RT610B-12 and RT610B-24

As of this posting, the 24″ version is marked down to just $26 as part of an inventory reduction sale.  Check ThermoWorks for current price and availability.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

Save 10%!  Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases

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