Category Archives: Water

The Kegland Fill-O-Meter – Water Measuring Flow Meter Device – $80.79 via MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale

Fill-O-Meter - Water Measuring Flow Meter Device BE671

Fill-O-Meter – Water Measuring Flow Meter Device via MoreBeer

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No more spillovers! Set your desired volume and walk away
Automatically collect water while you tend to other tasks
Great for collecting brewing water or mixing your cleaning and sanitizing chemicals
Illuminated display in splash resistant housing
Integrated solenoid valve cuts off flow when your set volume is dispensed
Unlike other hose timers that simply measure time, the Fill-O-Meter measures volume and will automatically turn off when the programmed volume of water is dispensed. Enter your desired volume of water, press Start, and tend to other brew day prep work. Install in-line with your water filter to automatically collect filtered strike water, or measure out how much water you need to mix with cleaning chemicals for a precise dilution ratio.

We recommend setting up the Fill-O-Meter with either Duotight fittings or Type A Camlocks. Thread tape will be required for the Camlock. Use sparingly as too much plumber’s tape can damage the plastic thread. And it is very important to never overtighten!

Displays real time flow rate and volume (Liters/Min or Gallons/Min)
Accurately measures and controls volumes at flow rates from 1-30L/Min (0.26-7.9Gal/Min)
Never overfill or spillover again
Splash resistant housing
Great for filling tanks, brewing kettles, distilling gear, mixing liquid and many other applications
Integrated flow meter and solenoid valve
Illuminated display for usage in the evening
Integrated sound alarm
Easy 1/2″ BSP Inlet and Outlet
Automatic failsafe – flow is stopped if the unit loses power
Important Notes:
DO NOT flow liquid the wrong direction, it will break the unit.
DO NOT overtighten fittings onto the 1/2″ ports.
DO NOT exceed temperatures greater than 104°F (40°C) through the unit.

Specifications:
Power Supply Input: 100-240VAC (50/60Hz)
Power Supply Output: 24V DC, 1.5A
Flow Range: 1-30L per minute
Temperature Range: 32-104°F (0-40°C)
LCD: 3 inch back lit display
Housing Material: ABS
Input/Output threads: G1/2″
Pressure Rating: 0-12bar (0-180psi)
Accuracy: +/- 5%
Please Note: Accuracy can be improved with stable flow. Repeated start/stop or variation in water supply can have negative effect on accuracy.

KegLand Part Number: KL14694


 

MoreBeer is discounting a slew of gear and ingredients via their Black Friday Sale. They’ve launched a rotating selection of deals early, presumably to try and stave off supply chain related issues. These are their actual Black Friday Deals. If you see something you like, I suggest buying it while you can.

Fill-O-Meter – Water Measuring Flow Meter Device BE671

Reader Tip… Correct The Fill-O-Meter to Read In Gallons…

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50′ Camco TastePure Drinking Water Rated Hose – for brew day and beyond… $24.25 + free prime ship

Camco 50ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose - Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 1/2"Inner Diameter (22753)

50′ Drinking Water Hose by Camco

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  • Made with NSF certified hose; drinking water safe
  • Reinforced for maximum kink resistance
  • 50 feet long x 1/2 inch ID
  • Hose is made of PVC and is BPA free
  • Compliant with all federal and state level low lead laws; CSA Low Lead Content Certified to NSF/ANSI 372

 

Use for brew day water and beyond,

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

11/9 7 AM Central: This is on sale for $24.25. 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

Camco 50ft TastePURE Drinking Water Hose – Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance 1/2″Inner Diameter (22753) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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APEC Water Systems CS-2500 Ultra High Capacity Water Filtration System [Brewing Water] – $75, near best price + free shipping

APEC Water Systems CS-2500 Ultra High Capacity Undersink Water Filtration System Premium Quality US Made Filter

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  • Supreme quality – designed, engineered and assembled in USA with US made filter, highest trustful filtration capacity of similar products.
  • Removing lead, chlorine, heavy metals, taste, odor and chemicals while leaving various minerals, like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
  • Bacteriostatic for the reduction of heterotropic bacteria.
  • Trouble-Free Installation – Comes With Standard 3/8″ Hoses That Connect Directly To The Existing Cold Water Valve And Faucet Stem, Requiring No Holes To Drill. Quick Twist Connection Design For Easy Filter Replacement
  • Provide clean and purified water from your existing kitchen faucet therefore do not need a separate faucet or inlet valve. Good for cooking, washing fruits & vegs and cleaning dishes without watermarks.

 

11/8 10:30 PM Central: This is on sale for $75. That’s just 80 cents shy of the the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

APEC Water Systems CS-2500 Ultra High Capacity Undersink Water Filtration System Premium Quality US Made Filter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider: Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski


Reader Tip: USB Rechargeable.. Digital Scale, 500 Gram Capacity, .01 Gram Resolution [Hops, Water Salts & More] – $9.99

Thanks to HBF Reader Ted for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

XINBAOHONG Rechargeable USB Digital Kitchen Scale 500g/ 0.01g, Pocket Jewelry Scale, Cooking Food Scale with 2 Trays, LCD, 6 Units, Tare, PCS Function (500g/0.01g)

XINBAOHONG Rechargeable USB Digital Kitchen Scale 500g/ 0.01g, Pocket Jewelry Scale, Cooking Food Scale with 2 Trays, LCD, 6 Units, Tare, PCS Function (500g/0.01g)

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  • High-Precision & Wide Range: This kitchen scale equipped with high precision sensor system, reads weights in increments of 0.01g, provide you accurate measurements of 0.01g up to 500g. LCD display allows you easy to read, perfect for cooking, baking, preparing coffee, weighing jewelry, food, powder.
  • Smart Functions: The “PCS” function enables you pieces counting such as pins, beads, screws; The “T” function will provide a net weight; The “M” function helps you choose the proper unit. Besides, it can alert users for low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement.
  • High Quality Materials: The Smart t Scale is crafted to be strong, accurate, fast, and user-friendly. Constructed with a high-quality stainless steel platform and ABS plastic frame, this digital kitchen scale is durable and easy to clean.
  • Compact Design & Space Saver: Minimalistic and elegant design, the food scale’s mini and compact size (Product Dimensions: 4″ x 5″ x 0.8″. Platform Dimensions: 3.9″x3.9″) takes up minimal space on your desk, makes it a pro pocket scale makes it easy for carrying.
  • Multi-Functions: Built with a clear blue back-lit LCD screen, the cooking scale can convert measurement results between in g, tl, oz, ct, and gn in seconds. Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protectors or scale trays. Meet your demand of measuring different things.

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (500 grams is about 17.6 ounces or just over a pound) and other brewing ingredients.

11/7 1 PM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. 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

XINBAOHONG Rechargeable USB Digital Kitchen Scale 500g/ 0.01g, Pocket Jewelry Scale, Cooking Food Scale with 2 Trays, LCD, 6 Units, Tare, PCS Function (500g/0.01g) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

ORIA Digital Scale, 500 Gram Capacity, .01 Gram Resolution [Hops, Water Salts & More]… $9.09, Red Only, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Batteries Included

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Batteries Included

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  • 【Wide Range & High-Precision】Measuring range from 0.05g to 500g with 0.01g accuracy, high precision sensor system ensure accurate weight readings. Pls re-install the battery if the reading didn’t show. Any question pls contact with us at any time.Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protectors or scale trays. Meet your demand of measuring different things.
  • 【Backlight & 6 Units】 Built with a clear blue backlight LCD screen, the Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale can convert measurement results between in g, ozt, oz, ct, dwt and gn in seconds. Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protectors or scale trays. Meet your demand of measuring different things.
  • 【Smart Button Functions】 The “PCS” function enables you pieces counting such as pins, beads, screws; The “T” function will provide a net weight; The “M” function helps you choose the proper unit. The switch time can be set to 60″, 120″ and 180″. Time setting for auto off. Besides, it can alert users for low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement.
  • 【Superior Quality Materials】 The smart digital pocket scale is crafted to be strong, accurate, fast, and user-friendly. Constructed with a high-quality stainless steel platform and ABS plastic frame, this digital kitchen scale is durable and easy to clean.
  • 【Elegant Design & Compact Size】 Minimalistic and elegant design, the Cooking Food Scale’s mini and compact size (Item size: 4″ x 5″ x 3/4″. Platform size: 4″x4″) takes up minimal space on your table. Easy to carry & store, you can carry it everywhere.

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (500 grams is about 17.6 ounces or just over a pound) and other brewing ingredients.

 

11/6 9:30 PM Central; This is on sale for just $9.09. 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

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Batteries Included – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Maxus Elite Digital Scale – 200 Gram Capacity x .01 Gram Resolution

Precision Mini Scale 200 x 0.01g - MAXUS ELITE Digital Jewelry Scale Gram Scale Multifuction Grain Arrow Scale Archery Scale backed by a 10-Year Manufacturer Warranty

MAXUS  Precision Gram Scale 200g x 0.01g + 100g Resolution

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  • 10 Year Limited Warranty, Features Smart-Off (TM) , foolproof One-Step-Calibration (TM) Technology and Overload Protection, Batteries Included
  • Capacity x Readability: 200g x 0.01g / 7.054oz x 0.001oz / 3086gn x 0.2gn / 1000ct x 0.05ct / 6.43ozt x 0.001ozt / 128.60dwt x 0.01dwt
  • Units of Measure include: Grams, Ounces, Troy Ounces, Pennyweights, Carats, Grains
  • Ships pre-calibrated; can be easily calibrated with a 100g calibration weight (sold separately)
  • Durable and Compact: Great for Kitchen Nutrition Ingredients Food Herbs Brushed Stainless Steel Platform Backlit LCD Display Weighing Medicines Tobacco Diamond Gemstone Gems Coins Money

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

What I like about this scale… I like that this has the tare function and that it has a 1/100th gram resolution.  That means you should be able to use it for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (200 grams is about 7 ounces) and other brewing ingredients.

Precision Mini Scale 200 x 0.01g – MAXUS ELITE Digital Jewelry Scale Gram Scale Multifuction Grain Arrow Scale Archery Scale – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

MoreBeer Water Filter Kit – $39.99, Limited Availability + MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is On!

 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 $39.99  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

Also: Check out all of our Water Related Reviews – includes filters & more

Pentek #5 Filter Housing [Hop Randall, Water or Beer Filter Projects]

Pentek 158110 3/8" #5 Slim Line Clear Filter Housing

Pentek 158110 3/8″ #5 Slim Line Clear Filter Housing

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  • Slim filter housing for low-flow applications with space restrictions
  • Clear styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) for on-site viewing of flow and cartridge condition
  • Use with a 5″ x 2-1/2″ sediment or carbon filter cartridge (sold separately)
  • Initial pressure drop of 2 psi at a flow rate of 5 gpm
  • Maximum temperature of 125 degrees F (51.7 degrees C)

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

Possible homebrewing uses for this:  Hop Randall for infusing hops and spices at serving time [See: Use a Hop Randall for Increased Hop Flavor and Aroma], Water filter for brewing water or beer and wine filter.  Note this would all be projects and require additional materials to complete.  Make sure this meets the specifications for any intended application.

Pentek 158110 3/8″ #5 Slim Line Clear Filter Housing – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Waterdrop Tankless RO Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System [take control of brewing water]

Waterdrop RO Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System, NSF Certified, TDS Reduction, 400 GPD Fast Flow, Tankless, Compact, Smart Faucet, UL Listed Power, USA Tech

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  • Three filters are included in the package. Search “Waterdrop WD-G3-W Filter” for replacement filters
  • [NSF Certified performance]: The system is certified against NSF 58 for TDS reduction. Using reverse osmosis filtration technology with a filtration accuracy of 0. 0001μm, the system can effectively remove most contaminants including fluoride, TDS, limescale, and heavy metals in your tap water. System is also NSF 372 certified for lead free material
  • [Smart, easy-to-install design]: Waterdrop RO water filtration system is an innovative, all-in-one intelligent water purification system. In just a few minutes, Waterdrop RO system can be installed completely, and in just three seconds, the filter can be changed with one single turn. Installation is that easy
  • [The first composite filter element]: It is the first smart RO system with composite filters and tankless design in the U. S. market. The three filters provide seven stages of filtration. The pre-sediment and carbon block filter is a 3-in-1 filter that functions as that of three filters combined. The Reverse Osmosis membrane filter adopts an innovative design, and the efficiency of the filter equals more than three stages of filtration. Additionally, the activated carbon block filter uses high-precision activated carbon granules made from natural coconut shell, which will also improve the water taste
  • [No-tank design]: Use new composite filter element technology to more efficiently filter out harmful substances. The tankless design helps you avoid secondary pollution and enjoy more storage space in your kitchen
  • [No waiting for clean water]: Thanks to its internal pump, the RO system offers faster water flow (400 gallons per day). The system can filter a cup of water in about 12 seconds. It can produce pure water quickly, thereby meeting the needs of your whole family and even small companies
  • [1: 1 low drain ratio]: Compared to traditional RO systems, Waterdrop Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System saves water waste by 300%. Save money on your water bills while running the RO system
  • [Special notice]: You must fully turn on the faucet and flush the RO system for 30 minutes after installation. The light on the faucet will flash blue during flushing, but once completed, the blue light will stop flashing. The total water capacity will be about 8. 5 gallons and the water will be undrinkable during flushing. To save water, be creative and collect the water for other purposes, such as watering plants

 

Using RO (Reverse Osmosis) allows you to build your brewing water profile from the ground up, creating exactly the profile you’re looking for.

Check out my Hands on Review of this water filter system

Waterdrop RO Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System, NSF Certified, TDS Reduction, 400 GPD Fast Flow, Tankless, Compact, Smart Faucet, UL Listed Power, USA Tech, Brushed Nickel Faucet – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Digital Total Dissolved Solids [TDS] Meter – check brewing water and filter performance

TDS Meter Digital Water Tester, DUMSAMKER Professional 3-in-1 TDS, Temperature and EC Meter with Carrying Case, 0-9999ppm, Ideal ppm Meter for Drinking Water, Aquariums and More

TDS Meter with LCD Display.  TDS meters measure Total Dissolved Solids in water.

TDS meters can are helpful for brewing if you’re using a RO filter or if you purchase RO (reverse osmosis) water for brewing.  If you’re using an RO filter a TDS meter tells you how effective your filter is and can help you know if your filters need to be replaced.  If you buy RO water, a TDS meter can let you know what you’re getting as some water processors add minerals back for flavor.  A TDS meter will allow you to make sure you’re getting what you want.

RO water can be built up to reflect the exact water profile you’re looking for.  See: Water by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski

TDS Meter Digital Water Tester, DUMSAMKER Professional 3-in-1 TDS, Temperature and EC Meter with Carrying Case, 0-9999ppm, Ideal ppm Meter for Drinking Water, Aquariums and More – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Portable Universal 5-stage Reverse Osmosis RO Purification Water System with DI Deionizing Mixed Bed 0PPM postfilter, made in USA – [Review]