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New Tapcooler Accessories + Tapcooler Hands on Review

  • Great Fermentations has released a few new Tapcooler accessories including the pictured manual release plunger prv valve and two nanocanner accessories.
  • The Tapcooler can connect directly to your compatible forward sealing faucet (Ultratap, Vent-Matic, Perlick 600 series and Intertap – Review) and allows you to easily counter fill bottles directly from the tap!
  • Learn More about the Tapcooler!  Hands on Review: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets!

Complete Tapcooler Lineup! at Great Fermentations

Also at Great Fermentations: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!Hands on Review

More: Recent Great Deals

Last Call: Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller… $129.99, Save $90!

Chillzilla Wort Chiller

Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller via Great Fermentations

More Info

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

The Chillzilla counterflow wort chiller is one of the quickest, easiest and most effective wort chillers on the market today! It has several unique features that set it apart from lesser chillers. First is its compact, heavy-duty copper construction which equals one tough unit with excellent thermal qualities that allow heat to be easily exchanged from hot wort to cold water. A 5 gallon batch can be cooled to ale pitching temperatures in 10 minutes or less, depending on chilling water temperatures.

In addition to its tough copper construction, Chillzilla includes a tube-in-tube design, where cold water flows through the outer tube in one direction, while hot wort flows through a twisted inner copper tube in the opposite direction. The twisted inner tube creates more turbulence in the cold water, which maximizes chilling, and the shape increases hot wort surface area, allowing wort to be chilled faster.

The Chillzilla also uses very little water, yet is quite effective at doing its job! Compact in size, measuring just 10 inches from the top of the coil to bottom and having a diameter of 6 inches, means that the Chillzilla can be mounted practically anywhere that is convenient! The all metal construction allows sanitation to be accomplished by boiling, heating or use of traditional sanitizers such as Star-San. You’ve never truly chilled until you’ve chilled with the Chillzilla!

NOTE: While it is possible to gravity feed the Chillzilla, using a brew pump like a RipTide brewing pump is highly recommended.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Hot Wort Inlet: 1/2 in. male NPT
Hot Wort Outlet: 1/2 in. Barb
Cold Water Inlet/Outlet: 3/4 in. garden hose fitting
Construction: Copper


 

Great Fermentations is discounting  select items by up to 50% off as part of a short holiday sale.

Great Fermentations Holiday Sale

This is included in the mix and marked down a whopping $90 to $129.99. For some pricing clarity, this is easily the best price we’ve seen on these. The last time I have it as being on sale was in July of this year for $199.99. If you’ve been looking for a great deal on Chillzilla… here you go.  Shipping is also free to most addresses in the contiguous US.

Note: This was supposed to end on the 16th, but is still available as of this updated on 12/19. It will end soon, Just not sure exactly when.

Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller

Also at Great Fermentations: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!Hands on Review

More: Recent Great Deals

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

Extended, Up to 50% Off at Great Fermentations

Great Fermentations is discounting  select items by up to 50% off as part of a short holiday sale.

This sale was set to end on 12/16, as of this posting, discounted prices are still available. I have no idea how long those will last.

Great Fermentations Holiday Sale

Also at Great Fermentations: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!Hands on Review

More: Recent Great Deals

Extended? 40 lbs of Briess 2 Row – $55.60 + free Shipping!

Great Fermentations is discounting  select items by up to 50% off as part of a short holiday sale.

Great Fermentations Holiday Sale

Briess 2 Row Malt is included in the mix and on sale for $1.39 per lb. Shipping is free with a $55 order to addresses in the contiguous US.  Order 40 lbs and you’ll qualify for free shipping. This is a big savings when it comes to bulk grain.

BRIESS 2-ROW MALT – 40 lbs for $55.60 with free shipping!

  • This was set to end on 12/16, but as of this update on the morning of 12/17 the sale is still going on. No idea when it will end.
  • No coupon code is needed, each product page reflects sale price.

Also at Great Fermentations: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!Hands on Review

More: Recent Great Deals

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

Pumpzilla Brewing Pump with Stainless Steel Head – $69.99, Save $20 + free shipping

PUMPZILLA BREWING PUMP WITH STAINLESS STEEL HEAD

PUMPZILLA BREWING PUMP WITH STAINLESS STEEL HEAD via Great Fermentations

More Info

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

Get pumped with the Pumpzilla Brewing Pump, only available at Great Fermentations. The Pumpzilla is a great addition to your brewing setup, and is designed to make your brew day easier. The Pumpzilla is perfect for recirculating, whirlpooling, or simply moving wort from one vessel to another. It can handle liquids up to 100C / 212F degrees which makes it perfect to use on all steps of the brewing process.

The Pumpzilla features a stainless steel head which is the best material to use for brewing. A lot of brewing pumps in this price range have polysulfone (plastic) heads. The majority of the fittings you attach to your pump are stainless steel, and overtime those polysulfone threads will wear down from the constant screwing and unscrewing of stainless steel fittings. That’s why we use a stainless steel head with the Pumpzilla.

  • Stainless Steel head
  • Can be set on a flat surface by itself without tipping over
  • Quiet Operation
  • Center inlet design makes it easy to prime this pump as the head is easily flooded with wort
  • Inlet and outlet fittings are 1/2 in. female NPT so they will work with any of your standard homebrew fittings
  • Water resistant (not proof!) casing
  • 5 ft. Cord
  • Max Flow – 5 Gal / 19L per minute
  • Max Lift – 11 ft
  • Heat Rating: 100C (212F)
  • Voltage – 120v 60Hz
  • Current – 0.75A

 

  • Great Fermentations is discounting  select items by up to 50% off as part of a short holiday sale.
  • Great Fermentations Holiday Sale
  • This is included in the mix and marked down to just $69.99. Shipping is also free to most addresses in the contiguous US.

PUMPZILLA BREWING PUMP WITH STAINLESS STEEL HEAD

Also: Hands on Review: Pumpzilla Brewing Pump

Also at Great Fermentations: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!Hands on Review

More: Recent Great Deals

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

Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller… $129.99, Save $90!

Chillzilla Wort Chiller

Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller via Great Fermentations

More Info

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

The Chillzilla counterflow wort chiller is one of the quickest, easiest and most effective wort chillers on the market today! It has several unique features that set it apart from lesser chillers. First is its compact, heavy-duty copper construction which equals one tough unit with excellent thermal qualities that allow heat to be easily exchanged from hot wort to cold water. A 5 gallon batch can be cooled to ale pitching temperatures in 10 minutes or less, depending on chilling water temperatures.

In addition to its tough copper construction, Chillzilla includes a tube-in-tube design, where cold water flows through the outer tube in one direction, while hot wort flows through a twisted inner copper tube in the opposite direction. The twisted inner tube creates more turbulence in the cold water, which maximizes chilling, and the shape increases hot wort surface area, allowing wort to be chilled faster.

The Chillzilla also uses very little water, yet is quite effective at doing its job! Compact in size, measuring just 10 inches from the top of the coil to bottom and having a diameter of 6 inches, means that the Chillzilla can be mounted practically anywhere that is convenient! The all metal construction allows sanitation to be accomplished by boiling, heating or use of traditional sanitizers such as Star-San. You’ve never truly chilled until you’ve chilled with the Chillzilla!

NOTE: While it is possible to gravity feed the Chillzilla, using a brew pump like a RipTide brewing pump is highly recommended.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Hot Wort Inlet: 1/2 in. male NPT
Hot Wort Outlet: 1/2 in. Barb
Cold Water Inlet/Outlet: 3/4 in. garden hose fitting
Construction: Copper


 

Great Fermentations is discounting  select items by up to 50% off as part of a short holiday sale.

Great Fermentations Holiday Sale

This is included in the mix and marked down a whopping $90 to $129.99. For some pricing clarity, this is easily the best price we’ve seen on these. The last time I have it as being on sale was in July of this year for $199.99. If you’ve been looking for a great deal on Chillzilla… here you go.  Shipping is also free to most addresses in the contiguous US.

Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller

Also at Great Fermentations: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!Hands on Review

More: Recent Great Deals

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

40 lbs of Briess 2 Row – $55.60 + free Shipping!

Great Fermentations is discounting  select items by up to 50% off as part of a short holiday sale.

Great Fermentations Holiday Sale

Briess 2 Row Malt is included in the mix and on sale for $1.39 per lb. Shipping is free with a $55 order to addresses in the contiguous US.  Order 40 lbs and you’ll qualify for free shipping. This is a big savings when it comes to bulk grain.

BRIESS 2-ROW MALT – 40 lbs for $55.60 with free shipping!

No coupon code is needed, each product page reflects sale price.

Also at Great Fermentations: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!Hands on Review

More: Recent Great Deals

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