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Pre-Order, Soon: The Dry Hopper! Oxygen Free Dry Hopping, TC 1.5″

The Dry Hopper - 1.5" Tri Clover Compatible

The Dry Hopper – 1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible

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It’s finally here. After months of R&D, we feel we have the best no oxygen dry hopper on the market. Introducing The Dry Hopper from Brewers Hardware.

Dry hop without introducing oxygen into your fermentor? √
Dry hop while fermenting under pressure? √

This dry hopper allows you to dry hop or add any additions to your beer without introducing oxygen and oxidizing the beer. It also allows you to make additions to your beer fermenting under pressure without having to release the pressure. This helps stabilize your fermentation schedule resulting in better repeatability with batches, healthier fermentation, and less oxidation.

This dry hopper works by containing the addition inside of a sight glass and purging out the oxygen before dosing. By equalizing the pressure inside the sight glass and fermenter, you can add anything to your beer without degassing or depressurizing.

 

Specifications:

Weight: 8 lbs

Height: 12.5″ (Around 13″ with a gas QD connected)

Pellet Hops Capacity: Sight Glass Version – 4 ounces, Stainless Tube Version – 3.5 ounces

Pressure Rating: 15 PSI

With the included prv and corny gas post, you will be able to completely purge the chamber before dry hopping.

We know a lot of people have a 2″ TC port with fermentors so we added a 2″ x 1.5″ TC Cap Reducer with an extra 1.5″ clamp and gasket as an optional extra to make the dry hopper compatible. The dry hopper is pretty tall at 11.25″ so you may have trouble using it if your fermentor is inside of a refrigerator or tight place.

For instructions on how to set up and use the dry hopper for both non-pressurized and pressurized fermentation, check out our PDF instructions in the link above.

WARNING: Please be careful when using the dry hopper especially if fermenting under pressure. Removing the TC clamp holding onto the sight glass without pulling the PRV first can cause the sight glass to jump up as the pressure is vented out the bottom and cause damage to the tank or injury.


 

  • These sold out not too long after we announced availability.
  • They’re available as a pre-order with a shipment date of Mid March.
  • If you were one that missed out on the first batch, here’s a chance to pick one up.

The Dry Hopper – 1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Announcing: The Dry Hopper – Oxygen Free Tri Clamp Dry Hopper!

The Dry Hopper - 1.5" Tri Clover Compatible

The Dry Hopper – 1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible

More Info

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

It’s finally here. After months of R&D, we feel we have the best no oxygen dry hopper on the market. Introducing The Dry Hopper from Brewers Hardware.

Dry hop without introducing oxygen into your fermentor? √
Dry hop while fermenting under pressure? √

This dry hopper allows you to dry hop or add any additions to your beer without introducing oxygen and oxidizing the beer. It also allows you to make additions to your beer fermenting under pressure without having to release the pressure. This helps stabilize your fermentation schedule resulting in better repeatability with batches, healthier fermentation, and less oxidation.

This dry hopper works by containing the addition inside of a sight glass and purging out the oxygen before dosing. By equalizing the pressure inside the sight glass and fermenter, you can add anything to your beer without degassing or depressurizing.

 

Specifications:

Weight: 8 lbs

Height: 12.5″ (Around 13″ with a gas QD connected)

Pellet Hops Capacity: Sight Glass Version – 4 ounces, Stainless Tube Version – 3.5 ounces

Pressure Rating: 15 PSI

With the included prv and corny gas post, you will be able to completely purge the chamber before dry hopping.

We know a lot of people have a 2″ TC port with fermentors so we added a 2″ x 1.5″ TC Cap Reducer with an extra 1.5″ clamp and gasket as an optional extra to make the dry hopper compatible. The dry hopper is pretty tall at 11.25″ so you may have trouble using it if your fermentor is inside of a refrigerator or tight place.

For instructions on how to set up and use the dry hopper for both non-pressurized and pressurized fermentation, check out our PDF instructions in the link above.

WARNING: Please be careful when using the dry hopper especially if fermenting under pressure. Removing the TC clamp holding onto the sight glass without pulling the PRV first can cause the sight glass to jump up as the pressure is vented out the bottom and cause damage to the tank or injury.


 

  • Limited Quantities are available, the 3″ TC version has already sold out.
  • Update: The 1.5″ TC’s have both moved to pre-order.  Shipping March or April, depending on which version you choose.  Order now to get in on the incoming shipment.

The Dry Hopper – 1.5″ Tri Clover Compatible

The Dry Hopper – 3″ Tri Clover Compatible – sold out, we’ll be keeping an eye on this, connect with HBF and we’ll let you know when it’s back.

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Brewers Hardware Sale and Clearance! – Expanded Selection

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Brewers Hardware’s Clearance Page features an ever-changing selection of discounted homebrew gear and hardware.  Quantities can be limited.  If you see something you like, I’d suggest placing your order sooner rather than later.

Brewers Hardware Clearance

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Brewers Hardware Black Friday – a very rare sale

Brewers Hardware very rarely does sales.  Very rarely.  They have come out to play for Black Friday.  Get a free gift card $75 gift card with orders over $500, a free $40 gift card with orders over $250 and a free $10 gift card with orders over $100.  No coupon code is required.  Limit one gift card per ORDER.  Gift cards will be emailed on 12/1/20.  This is a rare chance to get a deal at Brewers Hardware.

Free Gift Cards from Brewers Hardware!

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1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD Silicone Tubing – Made in the USA, up to 500 deg F, FDA & NSF-1 – from $1.83/ft at Brewers Hardware

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Silicone Tubing 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD via Brewers Hardware

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Silicone tubing is translucent, FDA & NSF-1 approved as food safe and the ideal tubing for making brewery hoses. Silicone tubing has a low bursting pressure and must not be placed in an application where it could be pressurized. Our silicone tubing is ultra translucent for the best possible visibility of any silicone tubing on the market. Sold by the foot.

  • -100ºF to 500ºF  temperature range
  • 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD
  • 10PSI working pressure 30PSI burst pressure at 70ºF
  • Translucent so you can see wort color and flow
  • Remains flexible across a wide variety of temperatures
  • Kink Resistant
  • Made here in the USA
  • To insure the highest standards of sanitation and quality, tubing products are NOT returnable.

 

As of this posting, Brewers Hardware has this for $2.40 per foot.  Quantity discounts are available that bring it down to as low as $1.83 per foot.

Silicone Tubing 1/2″ ID X 3/4″ OD

Also: Brewers Hardware Clearance

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Brewers Hardware Sale and Clearance! – brewershardware.com sale

brewershardware.com sale

Brewers Hardware’s Clearance Page features an ever-changing selection of discounted homebrew gear and hardware.  Quantities can be limited.  If you see something you like, I’d suggest placing your order sooner rather than later.

Brewers Hardware Clearance

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:bhclearance

Announcing: BCS-482 Brewery Control System from Brewer’s Hardware

BCS-482 Brewery Control System

BCS-482 Brewery Control System via Brewer’s Hardware

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ALL NEW! BCS-482 interactive temperature controller
– 8 temperature inputs
– 8 discrete inputs
– 16 discrete outputs
– Removable terminal blocks
– Heavy duty aluminum enclosure with mounting flanges
– Operates on 12VDC power supply (not included)
– I2C bus for additional accessories
– USB Support

Operates at 12VDC. Power is brought onboard via screw terminals to allow for a broader range of PSUs (Not Included). Our power supply unit now comes with the end pre-cut off exposing both wires. If you have your own power supply you will need to cut the end off and attach one wire to 12V IN and one wire to Ground (GND). Check out our third product image for a more detailed look.

What’s NEW!

– New Faster TI Tiva M4F Processor
– Higher current outputs (150mA 12VDC instead of 20mA 5VDC) to directly drive valves and accessories.
– Onboard LED Indicators for outputs
– Operates at 12VDC. Power is brought onboard via screw terminals to allow for a broader range of PSUs (Not Included)
– Internal daughterboard I/O expansion option (Q3/2018)
– I2C Jack for external 7-segment LED displays
– RS485 Port for future expansion boards
– USB Jack for simpler firmware updates
– Built-in alarm buzzer.

Details

Web-based User Interface

The BCS series’ user interface is all web based. Monitor and control temperatures and processes on your browser from any browser enabled device such as a computer, tablet or phone.

Temperature Sensor Inputs

The BCS-482 allows up to eight independent temperature sensors to be monitored simultaneously. Inputs can be any NTC thermistor based sensor with a 10Kohm ambient reading. Use our sensors, or purchase/build your own. Just set the temperature coefficients that are provided by the sensor manufacturer into the BCS-482, or calculate them based on experimental data.

Power

Operates at 12VDC. Power is brought onboard via screw terminals to allow for a broader range of PSUs (Not Included). Our power supply unit now comes with the end pre-cut off exposing both wires. If you have your own power supply you will need to cut the end off and attach one wire to 12V IN and one wire to Ground (GND). Check out our third product image for a more detailed look.

Inputs / Outputs

Along with the eight temperature sensor inputs, the BCS-482 provides eight 12VDC discrete inputs. All inputs can trigger controller responses. Sixteen 150mA 12VDC discrete outputs are provided for relay control or can directly drive many electric ball valves on the market. Eight of the outputs can be controlled by PWM, differentially by a temperature input, or under complete PID control. The remaining 10 outputs provide on/off control.

Expansion Options

The BCS-482 was designed with expansion in mind, supporting both internal and external expansion modules. The first expansion module slated for release in Q3 2018, is an internal in-case expansion board that will allow for an additional 8 inputs and 8 outputs. Additional modules on the drawing board include options for 1-wire support and 4-20mA support.

Advanced Data Logging

Data is logged internally in the device, and displayed on your browser, or saved as a text file. The BCS-482 supports internal logging of four signals up to 4k samples each. The user can set the frequency of the samples anywhere from 1 second to 6 hours, resulting in trace lengths anywhere from 1.1 hours to 2.8 years long.

Programmable Processes

A revolutionary State Machine interface allows the user to program with simple and intuitive rules, giving the controller the ability to exhibit extremely complex behavior. The BCS-482 allows up to eight independent processes, each with eight states. Check out the documentation for programming examples.

Open Interface API

The control system from ECC utilizes a simple HTTP GET/POST mechanism to control and monitor the unit. The protocol is completely open and documented, allowing users the ability to develop third-party interfaces. Does your application require a unique GUI, or if would like to have your own data logging/graphing application? Want to link multiple BCS systems together and have them all controlled from a unified interface? The possibilities are endless.


 

BCS-482 Brewery Control System

 

Brewers Hardware Black Friday! – a very rare sale

Brewers Hardware very rarely does sales.  Very rarely.  They have come out to play for Black Friday.  Get a free gift card $75 gift card with orders over $500, a free $30 gift card with orders over $250 and a free $10 gift card with orders over $100.  No coupon code is required.  Limit one gift card per ORDER.  Gift cards will be emailed on 12/3/19.  This is a rare chance to get a deal at Brewers Hardware.

Free Gift Cards from Brewers Hardware!

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing