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Commercial Grade Vacuum Sealer Bags, Assorted Sizes, 150 Count [for hops and more] – $19.99 on Lightning Deals

Syntus Vacuum Sealer Bags, 150 Gallon 11" x 16" and Quart 8" x 12" and Pint 6" x 10" Commercial Grade PreCut Bag, Food Vac Bags for Storage, Meal Prep or Sous Vide

Vacuum Sealer Bags

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  • Works with All Types of Vacuum Sealers: These vacuum sealer bags are designed for matching all vacuum sealer machines. Simple operation, convenient to use.
  • PreCut Design: Total 150 count 11" x 16" gallon size and 8" x 12" quart size and 6" x 10" pint size pre-cut bags. Just pull out and use; no need to cut, no need to seal one side before putting food in.
  • Puncture Prevention: With single side embossed dotted increases suction and prevents bones from piercing; high-tenacity material provides an air isolated environment and keeps food fresh for longer.
  • BPA Free: BPA-free material with assured, perfect for food storage. Suitable for microwave oven, cabinet, fridge, or freezer storage, in addition to boiling, sous vide cooking, and more.
  • Wide Range of Application: Archive nutrition and fresh from extending the shelf life, storage for vegetables, seafood, ribs, beans, and pills; these food sealer vacuum bags work well for various purposes. Reduce food waste and manage them reasonably.

 

Use to store hops, other brewing ingredients and more

5/19 12:30 PM Central: This is on sale for $19.99 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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Mason Jars For Homebrew Ingredient Storage, Yeast Starters and More

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Ends Soon: Up to 25% Off 3 Floyds Gumballhead Clone!

gumballhead homebrew cloneAbout Amarillo Face, from Great Fermentations:

Loads of Amarillo® hops make this wheat beer taste more like a very aromatic pale ale. It’s strikingly familiar to an Indiana favorite from 3 Floyds.


3 Floyds Gumballhead Clone

Save via Day of Snark Sale…

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  • As part of a short sale, to celebrate Dark Lord Day at 3 Floyds Brewing Great Fermentations is discounting 3 Floyds Clone Kits by up to 25% depending on how many you purchase.
  • They also offer Free Shipping on qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US

DAY OF SNARK BEER KIT SALE

Homebrew Clone Recipes! – Commercial Beer Replication Resources

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

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Ends Soon: Up to 25% Off Zombie Dust Clone Kit

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About Brain Eater, from Great Fermentations:

It’s the beer of the living dead! This Zombie Dust Clone is loaded with Citra hops that invigorate the senses and engage the palate. A very light first wort hop addition keeps the bitterness down, while hop-bursting the beer and aggressively dry hopping with Citra hops give it a very pronounced hop flavor and aroma. The bite of Citra is offset by crystal 60L and melanoidin malts, which contribute body, sweetness and character to the beer, A touch of carapils for body and foam stability is included as well, perfectly balancing this beer. Delicious and inviting, Brain Eater Pale Ale is sure to please your hopheaded friends. It is the perfect beer for the impending zombie apocalypse!


 

Brain Eater Pale Ale

Save via Day of Snark Sale…

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  • As part of a short sale, to celebrate Dark Lord Day at 3 Floyds Brewing Great Fermentations is discounting 3 Floyds Clone Kits by up to 25% depending on how many you purchase.
  • They also offer Free Shipping on qualifying orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US

DAY OF SNARK BEER KIT SALE

Homebrew Clone Recipes! – Commercial Beer Replication Resources

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

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Summer Beer Kit Sale at Adventures in Homebrewing

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Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting seasonal homebrew beer recipe kits by 20%.  Selections include both all grain and extract options.  Now is a great time to stock up or grab ingredients for your next batch.

Save on Seasonal Homebrew Recipesuse coupon code SUMMERBREW to get the deal

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Hands on Review: Kegland Hop Bong! + Limited Time DEAL

Updated: 5/16/2024

Thank you to HBF Contributor Aaron Nord for this hands on review!  Aaron is an advanced award winning brewer, a long time reader and a serial tipster!

Kegland Hop Bong

Keeping oxygen out of a fermenter after the initial yeast pitch is a goal of most fermentations, with a few exceptions being oxygenating a high gravity batch mid-way through fermentation, barrel-aged ales, or spontaneously fermented ales in open foeders. For a homebrewer who wants to brew a beer outside of those exceptions noted, avoiding oxygen introduction after fermentation has begun is paramount to a quality finished beer, a goal which is sometimes a difficult to attain. Notably, adding dry hops, other flavor components (e.g. wood chips or coffee beans), or clarifying agents (e.g. gelatin fining or Biofine) presents a challenge for most homebrewers if they want to avoid oxygen exposure in the fermenting wort.


Limited Time Deal via MoreBeer’s Father’s Day Sale!

MoreBeer has a huge Dads and Grads sale going on. Save on kegerators, kegs, kits and lots more.

Dad’s & Grads Sale!

Both versions of Hop Bong are included in the mix and on sale!


There are workarounds and ways for homebrewers to limit oxygen introduction, conceived upon by crafty brewers over the years. Dry hops for example, can be suspended in a muslin bag above the wort by placing a magnet inside the bag and its mating magnet on the outside of the fermenter. In this way, the hops will be in the fermenter at the beginning of fermentation and can be dropped according to the dry hop schedule by simply removing the outside magnet, all without opening the fermenter. Or, to add clarifying agents without cracking the fermenter lid, a brewer can utilize a plastic bottle with a carbonation cap. This method entails adding the liquid substance to a plastic soda bottle and pressurizing the bottle with CO2 via the carbonation cap, purging it, and repeating the process multiple times to ensure the gas inside the bottle is mostly composed of CO2. Then, by using a ball lock jumper, the pressurized bottle can be connected to a fermenter’s ball lock post, if equipped, and the liquid will enter the fermenter, so long as the pressure in the fermenter is less than that of the bottle.

Although these workarounds exist and cut the mustard for my purposes, I was excited when I found out that Kegland was set to release a product that appeared to be a simpler solution all around. In looking into it further I found that it was advertised to have additional uses, aside from the main feature of enabling hop, flavor, or fining additions to the fermenter while limiting oxygen ingress. This highly anticipated product is called the Hop Bong.

I have been a proud owner of a Kegland FermZilla All Rounder fermenterHands on Review – for over two years now and have nothing but good things to say about it. As a manufacturer, Kegland is a homebrewing gear innovator and a leader in the market. They are continuing to come up with novel equipment and tools that span their wide array of product offerings including many for their FermZilla fermenter line. I was excited to see what the Hop Bong could offer as an addition to my All Rounder fermenter.


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Reader Tip… Weyermann Barke Pilsner Malt Deal at William’s Brewing

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10 Lbs Weyermann® Barke® Pilsner Malt

  • William’s Brewing has Weyermann Barke Pilsner Malt on Sale
  • 10 lb bags are $18.99 each (no limit) and qualify for free or flat rate shipping to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • 55 lb sacks are on sale for $54.99 + actual shipping charges

Weyermann Barke PIlsner Malt Deal!

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50 lb Sack Viking Pilsner Malt – on sale for $37.59

Viking Pilsner Malt

Viking Pilsner Malt via MoreBeer

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

1.7-2.2 °L – Viking Pilsner Malt is made from 2-row spring barley. Steeping and germination conditions are chosen to promote even germination and homogenous modification. The final air-on temperature in kilning is typically 80-85 °C. Pilsner malt flavor is usually described as malty, slightly nutty and sweet.

Great malt for all malt beers but there is enough activity and character for base malt use in many brewing applications. For all kind of whiskies. The color of pilsner malt is low.

In 2016 Viking Malt and Danish Malting Group joined forces to better serve their customers. Now the new Viking Malt is the leading malting company in Northern Europe and supply raw materials and services to the global brewing, distilling and food industries. Viking Malt has 6 malthouses in areas where our distinctive Nordic barley is sourced: in Halmstad, Sweden; Vordingborg, Denmark; Lahti, Finland; Panevezys, Lithuania and in Sierpc and Strzegom, Poland. The annual malting capacity is close to 600 kilotons.

Malt Specification:

Moisture % – max. 5.0
Extract fine % dm – min. 80.0
Color °L – 1.7-2.0
Protein % dm – max. 11.5
Sol. nitrogen mg/100 g – 600–750
Free amino nitrogen mg/l – 130–170
Beta-glucan mg/l – max. 200
Friability % – min. 80
Diastatic power WK dm – min. 250

 

Viking Pilsner Malt

Father’s Day Sale…

MoreBeer has a huge Dads and Grads sale going on. Save on kegerators, kegs, kits and lots more.

Dad’s & Grads Sale!

50 lb sacks of Viking Pilsner malt are included in the mix and on sale for just $37.59.

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Stainless Steel Keg Dry Hop Filter – $11.69 + free shipping

Beer Dry Hopper Filter,Stainless Steel Hop Strainer Micron Mesh Beer Filter Cartridge (2.8 x 11 inch)

Stainless Steel Mesh Beer Dry Hop Filter

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  • 2.76 x 11.81 inches. Made of stainless steel and 300 micron mesh. Fits 5 gallon keg
  • This dry hopper filter is suitable for both beer brewing and making compost tea, also can put into boil pot
  • The filter can hold up to 2 ounces of leaves, you can add any hops to brew lighter or stronger beer according to your own preference
  • Easy to remove, a lot easier to clean compared to beer cloth bags
  • Prevents hops from flowing into beer to bring out the best in taste

 

5/17 4 AM Central: These are selling for just $11.69. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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Madhava Organic Amber Blue Agave (Fermentable) – $16.56, best price + free prime ship

MADHAVA Organic Light Agave, 100% Pure Blue Nectar | Sugar Alternative | Vegan | Non GMO | Natural Liquid Sweetener, 46 Oz. (Pack of 2)

MADHAVA Organic Light Agave, 100% Pure Blue Nectar | Sugar Alternative | Vegan | Non GMO | Natural Liquid Sweetener, 46 Oz. (Pack of 2)

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  • ORGANIC AGAVE NECTAR—TASTE THE DIFFERENCE: Pour a drop of our delicious organic blue agave nectar with this pack of 2, 46-ounce bottles of MADHAVA Organic Light Agave
  • INDEPENDENTLY AWARDED FOR PURITY: Continuously tested by The Clean Label Project to verify our agave nectar is always contaminant-free
  • AUTHENTIC BLUE AGAVE: 100% Weber Blue Agave, direct from organic agave farms
  • SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED AGAVE NECTAR: Our agave is grown and harvested in partnership with non GMO and organic blue agave farmers who share our values of doing good for people and the earth
  • CLEAN & SIMPLE: Our organic blue agave nectar is USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, gluten-free and vegan, and is packed in BPA free bottles with pourable cap
  • MULTI-USE LIQUID SWEETENER: Replace corn syrup, brown rice syrup and molasses with low-glycemic MADHAVA agave nectar—it's a delicious agave sweetener for tea, coffee and recipes! Use agave as a sugar alternative to replace other syrups and sugars
  • AGAVE USAGE TIP: Use 50% less organic agave nectar than other syrups
  • PASSION FOR PURITY: MADHAVA started making honey in 1973 and although honey will always be our first love, we’ve made room for other clean and simple organic food like agave nectar, coconut sugar, extra virgin olive oil and culinary vinegars

 

You could use a portion of this as a fermentable in your next home brew.

5/16 10:30 PM Central: This has dropped to $16.56 (one time purchase price). That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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12 Madagascar Vanilla Beans – now… $7.59… 63 cents each, w/coupon

12 Split Madagascar Vanilla Beans Grade B for Vanilla Extract Vanilla Powder Making 4''-6''(Pack of 1)

You can add this right to your homebrew or soak them in alcohol to make an extract and add that to your homebrew.

As of this posting these have dropped to just $7.99 (one time purchase price). Apply the 5% off coupon, available on the product page, and they drop to just $7.59. That’s about 63 cents each and a bargain. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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Camco 25′ x 5/8″ NSF Certified Reinforced Drinking Water Hose [Brew Day Water] – $12.97 + free prime ship, volatile

Camco TastePURE 25-Ft Water Hose - RV Drinking Water Hose Contains No Lead, No BPA & No Phthalate - Features Diamond-Hatch Reinforced PVC Design - 5/8” Inside Diameter, Made in the USA (22783)

25 foot long, drinking water rated hose by Camco

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  • PREMIUM GRADE DRINKING WATER HOSE: Camco's premium-grade RV fresh water hose is constructed with NSF/ANSI 61 certified hose for drinking water. Lead, BPA, and phthalate-free, this quality PVC hose prioritizes your health with every use.
  • CERTIFIED LEAD-FREE: Enjoy Camco's CSA lead-free certified RV hose It meets the highest standards, is CSA lead-free content certified to NSF/ANSI 372, and fully complies with all federal and state lead-free laws.
  • VERSATILE APPLICATIONS: Get ready for versatile outdoor tasks with this 25' long drinking hose, featuring a 5/8" inner diameter. It's perfect for RVing, camping, boating, gardening, pet cleaning, car washing, and lawncare. The easy-on grip connect makes handling a breeze.
  • DIAMOND-HATCH REINFORCEMENT FOR KINK-RESISTANCE: Made from reinforced, high-quality PVC, this UV-stabilized flexible drinking hose is designed for maximum kink resistance and durability.
  • MADE IN THE USA: Experience superior quality and reliability with Camco's potable water hose, proudly made in the USA. Camco prioritizes practicality and excellence for every consumer.

 

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You know how hose water usually tastes like… hose. 🙂  Well, whatever that is ends up in your beer.  This hose is made specifically for drinking water.  That’s a good thing for your homebrew.

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MoreBeer Water Filter Kit – on sale for $63.99, Limited Availability

 Water Filter Kit - 10 in. FIL32

Water Filter Kit via MoreBeer

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Filter your tap water and eliminate that no-win decision of “should I buy expensive bottled water or use the chlorinated water from the tap.” This water filter kit features a 10″ carbon block filter that removes all chlorine and organic flavor. Kit includes 10″ housing, one carbon block filter, garden hose attachment, barbed fittings and 6′ of 3/8″ vinyl tubing. The carbon block should be replaced after filtering approximately 800 gallons of water or after 1 year of use, whichever comes first. Filter should be disassembled and stored dry when not in use.

NOTE: This product should not be used in hot water applications. Cold water only!

This product includes a carbon filter and is designed to filter water only (Carbon filters should not be used to filter beer or wine).


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $63.99  as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

MoreBeer Water Filter Kit – 10 inch FIL32

Deal valid 5/16/24 only while supplies last

Camco 25′ x 5/8″ NSF Certified Reinforced Drinking Water Hose [Brew Day Water]

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FIVE x Mangrove Jack’s M44 US West Coast Craft Series Yeast – $19.86… $3.97 each

5x Mangrove Jack’s Yeast M44 US West Coast Craft Series Yeast 10g treats 23L

5x Mangrove Jack’s Yeast M44 US West Coast Craft Series Yeast 10g treats 23L


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

  • 5x 10g treats 23L / 5 Gallons
  • Suitable for US pale ale, US double IPA, US imperial stout etc.
  • Consistent, top quality results with each brew.
  • Temperature Range: 57-72�F (16-22�C)
  • Superior shelf stability and ease of use.

5/16 8 AM Central: These are selling for just $19.86. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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200 x Commercial Grade Quart Vacuum Bags by Bonsenkitchen (for hops and more)

Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Food Sealer Bags 200 Quart 8" x 12", BPA Free, Commercial Grade Textured Food Vacuum Sealer Bag, Thick Embossed Bags for Food Storage and Sous Vide Cooking

200 x Commercial Grade Quart Vacuum Sealer Bags

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  • 【BPA FREE】Bonsenkitchen food sealer roll bags can be microwaved, frozen, re-used, washed, boiled and dishwasher safe. Allows you to precisely control your cooking temperature to achieve perfect results. You can cook sous vide in Bonsenkitchen bags by placing them in water at any temperature up to 195°F/90°C
  • 【COMMERCIAL GRADE VACUUM SEALING BAGS】BonsenKitchen vacuum sealing bags have deeper air passages than other brands for a better seal, keeping food moisture and forming an airtight barrier, locking in other features and preventing damage and freezer burns
  • 【UNIVERSAL SIZE FOOD PACKING BAG】Bonsenkitchen pre-cut vacuum sealer bags 8" x 12" quart food vac bags are compatible with all major brand vacuum sealers including food, Seal-a-Meal and other brand name food sealer bags
  • 【EASY TO CUT & SEAL】One side recess groove design, another side glossy transparent design. 4 mil Heavy-duty bags with embossed air-removal channels for maximum freshness
  • 【TIME & MONEY SAVING】Vacuum seal bags are pre-cut and ready-to-use, saving you time whenever you’re preserving leftovers, preparing make-ahead meals, and portioning bulk items in the freezer. A best choice to preserve valuables and household things away from dust and damp

 

Use to store hops, other brewing ingredients and more

Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Food Sealer Bags 200 Quart 8″ x 12″, BPA Free, Commercial Grade Textured Food Vacuum Sealer Bag, Thick Embossed Bags for Food Storage and Sous Vide Cooking – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Last Call, Selection Changes Today… MoreBeer’s Hop Market – Get in on this week’s deals!

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MoreBeer’s Hop Market features limited time, rotating hop deals. Selection changes regularly.  Hops are available while supplies last.  Selections can sell out and changes quickly.

The Hop Market! – current deals, shows most popular deals first

Sorts by price < this week’s Hop Market features hops from just $8.99

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Sous Vide Magnets to Hold Down Hop Sacks – $12.99, best price + free prime ship

Sous Vide Weights

Sous Vide Weights

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  • Keep Bags Submerged For Efficient Cooking - Use our pack of 4 light weight magnets to fully submerge your bags and keep them in place. This helps ensure you don't undercook meat, vegetables, or anything else. Achieve this by pinning your bag to the container wall with a pair of magnets.
  • Discover A French Secret - Ever wonder how French restaurants have perfected sous vide? Magnets! They allow you to easily change the cooking position of your bags. Simply slide the outside magnet up and down. Repositioning your food bags multiple times will lead to some delicious results!
  • The Best Sous Vide Bag Immersion Solution - Stop using weights for sous vide! They tend to roll off whatever you put them on and sometimes leave a weird taste on your food. A sous vide cooking rack can be flimsy and takes forever to set correctly. In contrast, our magnets are super easy to use and hold perfectly.
  • Universal Solution for Containers - Our magnets are compatible with containers made of glass, stainless steel, polycarbonate, aluminium, and more. The magnets are compatible with any sous vide circulator, including Anova, Joule, Accu Slim, Breville, and Ink Bird
  • Food Safe Material - Our lightly weighted magnets coated with food-grade silicone and can withstand temperatures up to 413 °F. Since they won't touch your food, you don't have to clean them every time

 

Food use appropriate weights are confusingly difficult to find. I’ve reached out to multiple stainless ball bearing manufacturers and had no success in finding one that offers food grade products.

The pictured Sous Vide magnets are generally intended for use in sous vide cooking. However, they look like they would work well to weigh down hop sacks. You’d need magnets on the inside and outside of any compatible container.

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5/15 5:30 AM Central: These are selling for $12.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

[4 pack] Sous Vide Magnets to Keep Bags Submerged and In Place – Sous Vide Accessories to Stop Floating Bags and Undercooking – Great Alternative to Sous Vide Weights, Balls, Clips, and Racks – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Hands on Review: Monster Mill MM-3 Grain Mill! + Supply Issues, Get Them While You Can

Updated: 5/14/2024

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.

Monster Mill MM-3

I started milling my own grains not too long after I switched to all-grain. At first I thought the idea was laughable to mill my own grains- why buy something and do the work myself, when I could get it done for free at the homebrew shop? But once my process had stabilized a fair amount, I became frustrated by my inability to hit the recipe’s planned OG. On my batches where my gravity was lower than predicted, I found a notable number of fully intact grains in the spent grains from my mash. Aiming for consistency, I wanted to make sure all my grains were always crushed, so I bought a 2-roller grain mill. That worked well, but if I wanted to optimize mash efficiency, I was always dancing on the edge of a stuck mash.



The 3-roller mill from Monster Brewing Hardware passes through a first pair of rollers that have a fixed gap. That is machined to be 0.060”, with the intention of doing a minimal crush to soften the inside of the grain without really breaking the husk. After the first pair of rollers, it passes through the gap that you can adjust to your liking. The instructions provided with the mill recommend 0.045” for a medium crush, 0.055” for a coarse crush, and 0.038” for a fine crush. But of course the beauty of having your own mill is you can adjust it as you want, based on what works best for you.

The MM-3 3-roller mill comes with some options. The base rollers are 1144 steel alloy that is durable for long life, but can get some surface rust if used in a non-climate-controlled area, or if you wet mill your grain. For those homebrewers, they offer a stainless steel roller option, which they say has the same durability as the steel alloy base rollers. If you are a manic homebrewer, they offer a 3rd option with their MM-3 Pro series, which has heat treated rollers. These apparently have about 10x the life durability, but the price tag roughly doubles over the base MM-3.

The other option to choose from is the drive shaft size. Standard is a 1/2″ drive, but 3/8” is available as a smaller option. The 3/8” really isn’t recommended since 3/8” drive drills typically don’t have the torque to drive this mill. It can also be hard to find a cordless drill with enough torque to drive it, so Monster Mill recommends a corded drill. If you order the grain hopper from Monster Mill, it comes standard in galvanized 20-gauge steel, or optional stainless steel. Galvanized steel is corrosion resistant, so the only real advantage of stainless for your grain hopper is the “bling effect”.


Limited Time Availability Info:

In late April Monster Brewing Hardware announced an issue with one of their vendors. They are working to replace the vendor, but in the mean time what’s available is… what’s available.

Place your order now to avoid extended delivery delays

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100 x Commercial Grade Pint Vacuum Bags by Bonsenkitchen [for hops and more] – on sale for $9.98

Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Food Sealer Bags 100 Quart 6" x 10', BPA Free, Commercial Grade Textured Food Vacuum Sealer Bag, Thick Embossed Bags for Food Storage and Sous Vide Cooking

100 x Commercial Grade Pint Vacuum Sealer Bags

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  • 【BPA FREE】Bonsenkitchen food sealer pint 6" x 10" bags can be microwaved, frozen, re-used, washed, boiled and dishwasher safe. Allows you to precisely control your cooking temperature to achieve perfect results. You can cook sous vide in Bonsenkitchen bags by placing them in water at any temperature up to 195°F/90°C
  • 【COMMERCIAL GRADE VACUUM SEALING BAGS】BonsenKitchen vacuum sealing bags have deeper air passages than other brands for a better seal, keeping food moisture and forming an airtight barrier, locking in other features and preventing damage and freezer burns
  • 【UNIVERSAL SIZE PACKING BAGS】Bonsenkitchen pre-cut vacuum sealer bags food vac bags are compatible with all major brand vacuum sealers including food, Seal-a-Meal and other brand name food sealer bags
  • 【EASY TO CUT & SEAL】One side recess groove design, another side glossy transparent design. 4 mil Heavy-duty bags with embossed air-removal channels for maximum freshness
  • 【TIME & MONEY SAVING】Vacuum Seal Bags are pre-cut and ready-to-use, saving you time whenever you’re preserving leftovers, preparing make-ahead meals, and portioning bulk items in the freezer. A best choice to preserve valuables and household things away from dust and damp

 

Use to store hops, other brewing ingredients and more

5/14 1 PM Central: These are on sale for just $9.98. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Bonsenkitchen Vacuum Food Sealer Bags 100 Quart 6″ x 10′, BPA Free, Commercial Grade Textured Food Vacuum Sealer Bag, Thick Embossed Bags for Food Storage and Sous Vide Cooking – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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The Hop Market! – current deals, shows most popular deals first

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