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Convert Blichmann BrewCommander to Wall Mount + BrewCommander Hands on Review

Looking to get a wall Mount Blichmann Brew Commander?  Brew Hardware has you covered.  Check Brew Hardware for current pricing and availability.

Brew Commander at Brew Hardware

Brew Commander Hands on Review:

Hands on Review: Blichmann BrewCommander Controller!

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Vinyl Vessel Decals “WATER, MASH, BOIL” – from $3.75

VINYL VESSEL DECALS "WATER, MASH, BOIL"

Vinyl vessel decals from Brew Hardware

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Every time we build a three vessel system for someone here in the shop, we put these vessel labels on the front just as a nice extra touch of class. Until now, it hadn’t occurred to us that a lot of you would also appreciate the ability to DIY.

These labels are made from black 7-year outdoor rated vinyl so they can stand up to the heat and repeated washings.

You have a choice of either the bold or stylish fonts as seen in the picture. The letters are about 1.5″ high.


 

These are $3 each.  If you buy 4, you’ll automatically receive a 25% discounting making them $3.75 each.  Details on that promotion can be found on the Vinyl Decals landing page.

.VINYL VESSEL DECALS “WATER, MASH, BOIL”

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The SpinCycle Whirlpool Returns from Brew Hardware!

spincycle whirlpool return

Recirculating wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom. This whirlpool port assembly installs high up on your kettle wall above the typical wort level and then extends down before curving to the side to force the recirculated liquid towards the sidewall.

The BrewHardware purpose-built unit called the Spin Cycle starts with a weldless bulkhead design with captured O-ring and extended male threads and has the 1/2″ drop tube fully welded in. The result is a compact way to whirlpool without the need to put a ball valve on the port (the port is meant to be installed well above the max liquid level). It includes the base unit with the welded drop tube, the captured high temp silicone oring, a thin SS washer and a 1/2″ NPS locknut to hold it all together.

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BeerSmith 3 Gold Membership – 1 Year – $10.95, Save 27%

beersmith deal

BEERSMITH 3 GOLD MEMBERSHIP 1 YEAR

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This is the option where you get one year of gold membership which includes the following:

  • Gold Cloud Membership
  • All Major and Minor Updates
  • Cloud Space: 125 Recipes
  • Activate Two Computers
  • Archiving of Cloud Recipes
  • BeerSmith 3 Desktop
  • Personal Use License
  • Upcoming online features
  • Subscription or 1 Year

 

As of this posting, this is on sale for $10.95.  That’s a 27% savings.  Check page for current price and availability.

BEERSMITH 3 GOLD MEMBERSHIP 1 YEAR

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The SpinCycle Whirlpool Returns from Brew Hardware!

spincycle whirlpool return

Recirculating wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom. This whirlpool port assembly installs high up on your kettle wall above the typical wort level and then extends down before curving to the side to force the recirculated liquid towards the sidewall.

The BrewHardware purpose-built unit called the Spin Cycle starts with a weldless bulkhead design with captured O-ring and extended male threads and has the 1/2″ drop tube fully welded in. The result is a compact way to whirlpool without the need to put a ball valve on the port (the port is meant to be installed well above the max liquid level). It includes the base unit with the welded drop tube, the captured high temp silicone oring, a thin SS washer and a 1/2″ NPS locknut to hold it all together.

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Custom Stainless Steel Tubing – choose diameter, lengths, bend angles, multiple bends

Customized stainless steel tubing created just for you to your specifications from Brew Hardware for your brew system, brew stand and more.

From Brew Hardware: “We get calls every day to create pieces of stainless tubing with certain dimensions and bends. Until now, everything had to be quoted case by case. We hope this configuration tool helps automate the process a bit. First, we have 304 welded tubing in sizes ranging from 1/4″ OD all the way up to 5/8″ OD and we have the ability make clean bends up to 180 degrees.”

Prices vary based on the options you choose.  Check out Brew Hardware for options and explanations on how to enter your order.

CUSTOM STAINLESS TUBING WITH OPTIONAL BENDS

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Hot Rod Heat Sticks from Brew Hardware! – ready made electric homebrew heat sticks via brewhardware.com

Hot Rod Heat Sticks via Brew Hardware

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You can buy this as a bare-bones kit elsewhere on the site and add whatever wire length and element you want. This particular item is a ready to plug in heat source that is fully prewired for you with the features most commonly requested.

It includes the bare bones hotrod hardware, an element (choice in dropdown), 9 feet of 14/3 SJEOOW cable (or 12/3 if you choose the 2200 watt option), and a plug (choice in dropdown). Note that approximately 2 feet of the cable length is consumed by the drop conduit and internal wiring so from the cable grip to the plug measures an actual 9 feet.

*Please note that if you plan to use a temperature controller of any kind that will interrupt power to the hot rod, you should use a standard plug on the Hot Rod and plug the controller into a GFCI protected outlet. It his not recommended to constantly make and break power *through* a GFCI plug.

If you would like to add additional footage of the 14/3 cable, add it as a separate line item and note in comments to add that additional length to the hotrod. If you select the 2200 watt element, please note that any additional cable must be the 12/3 type.

Options:
Vertical conduit bend options: Left straight, you get about 28″ of overall height. This option only needs to used if you have a very deep pot. The most common option is the 90 degree bend. This allows for less strain on the cord but the max pot depth (if you want it to nearly sit on the bottom) is 23″. Finally, if your pot is only about 19″ tall, you can opt for the 170 degree bend which will loop you over the pot wall like a Sheppard’s hook and make the wire drop straight down. If you are using this in addition to a flame under your pot, the 90 degree bend gives you the best clearance to keep the wire away.
Plug type: Standard plug is just a 15 amp 3-prong plug that will fit any standard outlet. If you choose this option, we HIGHLY recommend that you confirm that the outlet you will use regularly is GFCI protected (the ones with the test/reset buttons). The other option is to purchase our GFCI adapter found in the accessory list on the right. This will protect you from potential shock regardless of the outlet type you plug into.
Element wattage. You have a choice between a ULWD 1650 watt element, which will run on a typical 120 volt / 15 amp household circuit and a LWD 2200 watt element but keep in mind if you select this, you must select the 20 amp plug in the “plug type” dropdown menu. This option requires that you already have a 120 volt / 20 amp circuit available that it already have a GFCI protected receptacle installed. Be sure you know what you have to work with before purchasing this option.
The minimum pot width for this unit is 11.5″. It WILL fit the Grainfather, Mash N Boil, etc.

GRAINFATHER, Mash N Boil, Robobrew USER FAQ:

1. Have you heard of anyone using this on a grainfather?
Grainfather users are my top customer base for the hot rod. The 90 degree bend works great.

2. How much faster will the water heat?
The stock 1600watt heater in the GF takes 60 minutes to take 7 gallons of water from 70f to 158F. With the addition of the 1500 watt Hot Rods, it will reduce it to 30 minutes.
Similarly, when you pull the grain and start ramping to a boil, the ramp will take 18 minutes instead of 35.
3. How do I control the boil?
Once you hit boil, instead of running the grainfather on the higher 1600 watt setting, it’s best to let the hotrod run at full power and then switch the GF into mash mode which only adds 500 watts but the combined 2000 is about right for a decent rolling boil.

4. Can I plug the Hot Rod into the same outlet as the Grainfather?
Absolutely not. The GF and Hot Rod both require a 15 amp circuit that is not already being used for other appliances at the same time. Plugging them both in to the same circuit will trip your circuit breaker almost immediately. The easiest way to figure out if two receptacles are on the same circuit is to plug a radio in to your intended location, turn it up loud and then flip breakers off until the sound stops. Then go hunting to find the nearest receptacle that is still on.


 

A real issue with these and a lot of other stuff that Brew Hardware carries is availability.  They seem to struggle.  Along with that offerings can change quickly.

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Carboy Volume Calibration Decals – from $2.25

carboy decals

Vinyl decals for marking volumes on your glass or plastic carboy or bucket fermenter

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Inspired by the calibration numbers for the sight glass kits, these larger numbers allow you to calibrate carboys (including Better Bottles) up the the larger 6.5 gallon size. The full gallon marks from 1 to 6 are a full 1″ tall and 1″ wide including the pointer triangles. Six additional 1/2″ tall triangles are and four 1/4″ tall triangles are included if marking 1/2 and 1/4 gallon increments is desired at the upper limits of the range.

These are premium cut vinyl with clear top masking for easy application. The vinyl has an OUTDOOR rating of at least 7 years with a permanent waterproof adhesive. These will stand up to repeated washing and even occasional soaking in water baths. They can be added to any other hardware order for no additional shipping charge or can be purchased alone for the price of a USPS first class shipping.

These decals are available in white or black vinyl. We’ve found that the white is more appropriate for clear carboys since they are contrasted well on light or dark beer. If you are calibrating HDPE natural buckets, the black version would be better. Although the graphic shows the white vinyl on a black background, there is no black in the white vinyl decal. The pictures below are more representative of what the final install will look like.


 

These are $3 each.  If you buy 4, you’ll automatically receive a 25% discounting making them $2.25 each.  Details on that promotion can be found on the Vinyl Decals landing page.

CARBOY CALIBRATION DECALS | Complete Lineup of Vinyl Decals

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The SpinCycle Whirlpool Returns from Brew Hardware!

spincycle whirlpool return

Recirculating wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom. This whirlpool port assembly installs high up on your kettle wall above the typical wort level and then extends down before curving to the side to force the recirculated liquid towards the sidewall.

The BrewHardware purpose-built unit called the Spin Cycle starts with a weldless bulkhead design with captured O-ring and extended male threads and has the 1/2″ drop tube fully welded in. The result is a compact way to whirlpool without the need to put a ball valve on the port (the port is meant to be installed well above the max liquid level). It includes the base unit with the welded drop tube, the captured high temp silicone oring, a thin SS washer and a 1/2″ NPS locknut to hold it all together.

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Keg Replacement O-Ring Set, Includes w/QUAD Seal Dip Tube Gaskets – $4

quad seal cornelius homebrew keg orings

Keg O-Ring Kit via Brew Hardware.

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Replace all the O-rings on your corny kegs with this kit. Includes a silicone lid seal, a pair of OEM style quad seal diptube orings, and a pair of silicone rings for the gas and beer posts. This kit works for either ball lock or pinlock style kegs.


 

A complete set of replacement keg gaskets including a silicone lid o-ring and silicone post o-rings.  This set also includes OEM style Quad Seal Dip Tube o-rings.

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This is the only offering that I’m aware of that includes quad seals.  I think it’s been largely forgotten but quad seal style o-rings are what originally came on Cornelius soda kegs years ago.  These seal more easily than standard gaskets.  For whatever reason quad seals are hard to find.

As of this posting Brew Hardware has these for $4.  Check the product page for current availability and price.

KEG ORING KIT

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