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$20 Off $100 at Great Fermentations

  • For a short time, Great Fermentations is discounting qualifying orders of $100 or more by $20 when you use coupon code 20GFCASH.  *Purchase must be at least $100. $20 off code, not valid towards bulk grains, Blichmann Engineering, ANVIL Brewing Equipment, SS Brewtech, Spike Brewing Equipment, Grainfather equipment, Tapcoolers, TILT Hydrometers, pre-order items, and gift cards.
  • Shipping is free with qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.

Save $20 at Great Fermenations!

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.

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Intertap Forward Sealing Faucets & Accessories – Save $20 + Hands on Review

  • Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.
  • Save $20! For a short time, Great Fermentations is discounting qualifying orders of $100 or more by $20 when you use coupon code 20GFCASH.  *Purchase must be at least $100. $20 off code, not valid towards bulk grains, Blichmann Engineering, ANVIL Brewing Equipment, SS Brewtech, Spike Brewing Equipment, Grainfather equipment, Tapcoolers, TILT Hydrometers, pre-order items, and gift cards.
  • This DOES work with all Intertaps and Accessories (excl. Tapcooler).  Mix and match and put together a $100 order and you’ll save $20.
  • Shipping is free with qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.

Intertap at Great Fermentations

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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Looking for an easy way to bottle from your Intertap faucet?  The Tapcooler allows you to easily counter pressure fill bottles from Intertap Faucets without a lot of tubing and cleanup.  See: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Filler via Great Fermentations and Hands on Review

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Propper Starter Canned Wort – from $3.03 per can + free shipping & Hands on Review

Propper Starter Canned Wort via Great Fermentations

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has four packs of Propper Starter for $14.99.

  • Save $20! For a short time, Great Fermentations is discounting qualifying orders of $100 or more by $20 when you use coupon code 20GFCASH.  *Purchase must be at least $100. $20 off code, not valid towards bulk grains, Blichmann Engineering, ANVIL Brewing Equipment, SS Brewtech, Spike Brewing Equipment, Grainfather equipment, Tapcoolers, TILT Hydrometers, pre-order items, and gift cards.
  • Buy 7 x 4 packs and you’ll qualify for $20 off.  That figures to $12.13 per four pack or $3.03 per can.
  • Shipping is free with qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Great Fermentations also carries Omega Yeast!
  • Learn More! Hands on Review Propper Starter Canned Wort

PROPPER STARTER CANNED WORT FOR YEAST STARTERS

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.

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Hands on Review: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Tapcooler Bottle Filler

Sometimes it’s possible to go in a circle, but still be moving forward. For me, that’s occurred with bottling. Like most, I started homebrewing by bottling everything. But I got tired of peeling labels, washing bottles, and the overall chore of bottling 5 gallons of beer from a bucket with a gravity fed bottle filler. So I switched, and have been kegging ever since. The one drawback is it’s not as easily shared with others. I’ve got a few great pressurized growlers that solve my problem for bringing some along to a party, but I didn’t have a good solution for passing on a couple pints to friends or neighbors.


Check Current Pricing and View Available Accessories, Review Continues Below


A small company in Norway (just 2 people), called Tapcooler, has created a product that is specifically designed for homebrewers that keg their beer, but want to be able to share it in bottles. They improved upon a similar design on the market by adding the functionality of CO2 purging to a counterpressure bottle filler. Their product was met with great feedback from homebrewers in Norway, and now they export it globally. You can use it to save the last few pints when a keg is getting low and you need space, want to share beer with a friend, or want to send in beer to a homebrew competition. Their bottle filler is different than your typical beer gun, in that it’s specifically designed to connect to your tap, and it’s also designed to fill with back pressure in the bottle so you don’t lose most of your CO2 when filling.

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Flash Sale: $20 Off $100 at Great Fermentations!

  • For a short time, Great Fermentations is discounting qualifying orders of $100 or more by $20 when you use coupon code 20GFCASH.  *Purchase must be at least $100. $20 off code, not valid towards bulk grains, Blichmann Engineering, ANVIL Brewing Equipment, SS Brewtech, Spike Brewing Equipment, Grainfather equipment, Tapcoolers, TILT Hydrometers, pre-order items, and gift cards.
  • Shipping is free with qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.

Save $20 at Great Fermenations!

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.

More: Recent Great Deals

$20 Off $100 at Great Fermentations

  • For a short time, Great Fermentations is discounting qualifying orders of $100 or more by $20 when you use coupon code 20GFCASH.  *Purchase must be at least $100. $20 off code, not valid towards bulk grains, Blichmann Engineering, ANVIL Brewing Equipment, SS Brewtech, Spike Brewing Equipment, Grainfather equipment, Tapcoolers, TILT Hydrometers, pre-order items, and gift cards.
  • Shipping is free with qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.

Save $20 at Great Fermenations!

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.

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Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets + Hands on Review

TAPCOOLER COUNTER PRESSURE BOTTLE FILLER FOR FORWARD SEALING FAUCETS

Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets via Great Fermentations

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

  • The Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler is an all-new, easy-to-use bottling device!
  • Allows you to perfectly bottle beer from a forward-sealing beer faucet without CO2 loss.
  • Purge bottles and headspace with CO2 to keep oxygen out, prolonging the life of your beer.
  • Perfect for bottling for competitions, sending bottles home with friends, or to take on the go!
  • Easy to setup and super easy clean.

Exclusive to Great Fermentations, the Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler is the #1 way to fill bottles of your homebrew, directly from your kegging system. No more messing with alternate liquid lines or hard to assemble contraptions. Just fit the Tapcooler into any forward sealing faucet (i.e. Perlick, Intertap/Ultratap/Vent-Matic, etc..), hook up a CO2 line, and you’re good to go. Fill bottles for a competition, or just fill a couple take home bottles for your friends. The Tapcooler is quick and easy to use, and will help maintain the flavor, aroma, and carbonation level of your beer so it tastes the same out of the bottle as it would out of the tap.

FEATURES
For starters, a counter pressure bottle filler is better than most bottling solutions, as the bottle is under pressure while the carbonated beer flows in. Because the interior of the bottle is pressurized there is minimal loss of the CO2 in solution.

The Tapcooler solution improves upon the standard counter pressure filler, as it plugs DIRECTLY into your draft system faucet (tap). Most solutions require you to hook up a separate liquid line, which is not something standard draft systems have setup and requires additional prep (i.e. more time). With the Tapcooler, you can have it setup and ready to go in less than a minute! The Tapcooler design is also advantageous because after you are done filling the bottle, it stays in place hooked up to your faucet vs. other fillers require you to set aside and pick back up again for the next bottle.

Connecting your CO2 line is also a snap. You can either hook up directly with a 3/16 in. push-fit line, or connect your line to the included barb fitting. Optionally, you can purchase the gas ball lock adapter (item #GF884) which gives you the ability to attach a gas (grey) disconnect directly to the filler unit. This optional accessory is a MUST HAVE in our book!

With the Tapcooler design, your beer AND CO2 are filled from the bottom of the bottle through the telescoping bottle connection tube. First CO2 flows down into the bottom of the bottle to flush from the bottom up. Next you open the tap and beer flows down the same tube, filling from the bottom up. The result is a more effective purging of oxygen and little to no foam during the filling process

The telescoping bottle connection tube allows you to fill bottles as small as 4.5 in. tall up to 12.5 in. You can fill taller bottles with the Tapcooler, but the tube will not reach the bottom of the bottle which can lead to some splashing. When filling large mouth containers, a bottle stopper of suitable size and with a 9 mm hole may be used.

The filler features a push button CO2 purge valve which allows you to purge the bottle of oxygen before & after filling. It also includes an adjustable pressure relief valve, giving you the ability to change the filling speed. The pressure relief valve also acts as an overflow port for excess beer/foam to escape when filling.

One of our most favorite features of the Tapcooler, is that is super easy to clean. Cleaning other bottle fillers can be a chore and take lots of time. The Tapcooler comes apart easily and allows you to clean all parts effectively and easily after each use.

All metal parts that come into contact with your beer, are made of stainless steel (SS304). The barb and ball lock CO2 adaptors are made of aluminium.

Lastly, the Tapcooler comes chalk full of optional accessories which will adapt your filler perfectly to your setup. See the related parts section below for list of them!

FORWARD SEALING FAUCET COMPATIBLE
Tapcooler fits Ultratap, Vent-Matic, Perlick 600 series and Intertap faucets. These fillers can be converted to fit Perlick 500 series with optional tap connector (Item #GF891). Cannot be used with ventilated beer taps, i.e. not forward sealing beer taps.

SUMMARY OF AWESOMENESS

  • Hooks up directly to any forward sealing faucet for quick and easy use.
  • Quick setup and easy maintenance.
  • Perfect for bottling for competitions, sending bottles home with friends, or just to have some bottles on the go!
  • A range of accessories are offered for more range and easier use!
  • Purge bottles with CO2 before and after filling for longer lasting beer!
  • Pressure relief valve allows for control over filling speed and allows excess foam to escape for the perfect pour every time!
  • Stainless Steel design
  • Easy to use and clean!

 

This connects 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!

  • Current price is $79.99.  Some additional add-ons are available on the product page.
  • FREE Shipping.  Great Fermentations is offering free shipping for qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses on the contiguous US.
  • This has had some serious stock issues.  A general log as I’ve seen it can be found below.  As of this posting, it’s available again.  Based on past sell-outs, my recommendation would be to purchase sooner rather than later if you’re interested.  Check the product page to see if this is still around.

Availability Updates, approximate dates:

  • 1/13/20: This was a quick sellout when we introduced it.
  • 1/15/20: It became available again a while after.
  • 1/16/20: It moved to pre-order status not too long after becoming available again.
  • 1/17/20: These came back in stock.
  • 1/20/20: Sold out again sometime between 17th and 20th.  Pre-orders are not being taken this time.
  • 1/30/20 These came back in stock and sold out within hours
  • 4/30/20: Back in stock!  Get it while you can.
  • 5/11/20:  Out of stock again!  Hundreds of these sold in several days time.
  • We’re keeping a close on on the Tapcooler!  Connect with Homebrew Finds to Stay in the loop!

TAPCOOLER COUNTER PRESSURE BOTTLE FILLER FOR FORWARD SEALING FAUCETS

Learn More!  Hands on Review: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets!

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Get FREE Shipping on BrewDog Clone Kits + 215 Homebrew Recipes Straight from the Brewery

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  • Great Fermentations has a lineup of BrewDog homebrew clone recipe kits.  Choose from Punk’d IPA, Tidal Stout and Physical Amber in either all grain or extract versions.
  • FREE Shipping.  Great Fermentations is offering free shipping for qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses on the contiguous US.
  • Perfect timing as many people are wanting to get gear and supplies to brew.

BrewDog Clone Kits

Also: BrewDog Releases Back Catalog of 215 Beer Recipes

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 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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Three New Lallemand Yeasts at Great Fermentations

Three new Lallemand yeasts are available at Great Fermentations including Wildbrew Sour Pitch, Lalbrew Dry New England (Conan!) and Lalbrew Premium Dry Kolsch.  Shipping falls under GF’s $8.99 flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability and pricing.

Lallemand Yeast at Great Fermentations

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Hands on Review: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Limited Time Availability Info, Review Continues Below:

Back in stock as of this update!

Availability Updates, approximate dates:

  • 1/13/20: This was a quick sellout when we introduced it.
  • 1/15/20: Back in stock
  • 1/16/20: Moved to pre-order status not too long after becoming available again.
  • 1/17/20: These came back in stock.
  • 1/20/20: Sold out again sometime between 17th and 20th.  Pre-orders not being taken this time.
  • 1/30/20 These came back in stock and sold out within hours
  • 4/30/20: Back in stock
  • 5/11/20:  Out of stock again!  Hundreds of these sold in several days time.
  • 5/26/20: Back in stock!  Get it while you can.

TAPCOOLER COUNTER PRESSURE BOTTLE FILLER FOR FORWARD SEALING FAUCETS


Tapcooler Bottle Filler

Sometimes it’s possible to go in a circle, but still be moving forward. For me, that’s occurred with bottling. Like most, I started homebrewing by bottling everything. But I got tired of peeling labels, washing bottles, and the overall chore of bottling 5 gallons of beer from a bucket with a gravity fed bottle filler. So I switched, and have been kegging ever since. The one drawback is it’s not as easily shared with others. I’ve got a few great pressurized growlers that solve my problem for bringing some along to a party, but I didn’t have a good solution for passing on a couple pints to friends or neighbors.


Check Current Pricing and View Available Accessories, Review Continues Below


A small company in Norway (just 2 people), called Tapcooler, has created a product that is specifically designed for homebrewers that keg their beer, but want to be able to share it in bottles. They improved upon a similar design on the market by adding the functionality of CO2 purging to a counterpressure bottle filler. Their product was met with great feedback from homebrewers in Norway, and now they export it globally. You can use it to save the last few pints when a keg is getting low and you need space, want to share beer with a friend, or want to send in beer to a homebrew competition. Their bottle filler is different than your typical beer gun, in that it’s specifically designed to connect to your tap, and it’s also designed to fill with back pressure in the bottle so you don’t lose most of your CO2 when filling.

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