Category Archives: Kettle Accessories

Reader Tip: Bayou Classic Dial Thermometer & Bulkhead [Add a Thermometer to Your Kettle] – $9.36 + free prime ship

Thanks to HBF Reader Bill for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer

800-770 Brew Thermometer by Bayou Classic

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

  • Large 3″ diameter face with tempered glass
  • Stainless steel flame spreader and hose guard
  • 0-220 degrees
  • 1/2″ Bulkhead fittings

The Bayou Classic Brew Thermometer is designed for serious home brewers. Designed to side mount a stockpot, it has a 3 inch face for easy to monitor brew stages. Encased in a stainless steel housing and tempered glass face. The Brew Thermometer also has ½ inch MNPT bulkhead fittings for easy attachment and water tight seal.


Use to add a thermometer to your brew kettle or brew kettle based mash tun or HLT.  Note that this also includes bulkhead fittings.

8/18/19 1 AM Central: This has dropped to $9.36. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Bayou Classic 800-770 Brew Thermometer


Also Consider: Neiko 10194A Titanium Step Drill Bit

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Enter to Win a Free Anvil Bucket Fermenter from Anvil Brewing Equipment!

Win an Anvil Bucket Fermenter!

Anvil Brewing Equipment loves Homebrew Finds Readers!  Along those lines, they are giving one lucky Homebrew Finds Reader a FREE 7.5 Gallon Anvil Bucket Fermenter.  Shipping is also included to addresses in the contiguous US.  Prize will come directly from Anvil Brewing Equipment.

Want to know more about Anvil’s Bucket Fermenter?  Check out our extensive hands on review.  Related: Check out our review of the recently released cooling system.

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12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for Kettle or Mash Tun – $6.90 + free prime ship

Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen for your boil kettle or mash tun.  Strain hops and trub in your boil kettle or use in your mash tun.

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

  • Stainless mesh tube replaces false bottom in a mash tun
  • Excellent for straining out leaf hops in the boil kettle
  • Overall length is 12 inches; 1/2″ male pipe threads

 

8/17/19 2 AM Central: This is selling for $6.90. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

12″ Stainless Steel Bazooka Screen with 1/2″ MPT Fitting


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2 X Stainless Steel 1/2″ Kettle Plugs – $9.99, $5 each + free prime ship

2 PCAK Kettle Plug 20.8mm compression 304 stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle plug for 20.8mm hole fit 1/2" NPT/NPS/BSP hole Beer Hardware

2 PCAK Kettle Plug 20.8mm compression 304 stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle plug for 20.8mm hole fit 1/2″ NPT/NPS/BSP hole Beer Hardware


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

  • If you need a part to plu an unused/unwanted hole in your brew kettle, our kettle plug is perfect.
  • Kettle plug for 20.8mm hole fit 1/2″ NPT/NPS/BSP hole
  • 304 Stainelss Steel,Include 2pcs o-rings for leak-proof seal
  • 2pce in one package.
  • FTSs lid holes

8/17/19 2 AM Central: These are selling for $9.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

2 PCAK Kettle Plug 20.8mm compression 304 stainless Steel Homebrew Kettle plug for 20.8mm hole fit 1/2″ NPT/NPS/BSP hole Beer Hardware


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MoreBeer! Adjustable Dial Thermometer for your Kettle – choose from two models – $49.99, Save $20-$30 + Free Shipping

MoreBeer! Adjustable Dial Thermometer - 3 in. Face x 2 in. Probe MT516

MoreBeer’s Sale Page is typically pretty well populated.  That’s true as of this posting.  There are several pages of deals.  I just noticed a few t-shirt designs marked down starting at $8.99 in a variety of styles and sizes.  Use the search below or check out the sale page.

Most items bundle with MoreBeer’s Free Shipping.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.

The lineup changes frequently and some items, especially used or scratch and dent items, are available in limited quantities.

As of this posting, MoreBeer has added two models of their adjustable dial thermometers.  Both are marked down to $49.99 and qualify for free shipping.  That constitutes a $20 to $30 savings.  Check sale page for current availability and pricing.

Adjustable Dial Thermometers  | Check out the Full Selection – multiple pages, scroll through to see full selection

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Hands on Review: Brewers Hardware Tri-Clover Sample Valve!

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.

Brewers Hardware TC Sample Port

There are different types of valves, suited for different purposes. On a fermentor, it is useful to have a valve that has the ability to pull small samples for gravity readings or taste samples, but also able to flow well when it comes time for transfer to a keg. The sample port valve provides fine adjustment to flow rate, allowing you to vary between a slow trickle for pulling a sample or a higher flow rate for gravity transfer to fill a keg.

Valve Handle with 2 O-rings and Silicone Seat

The sample port valve has a fine pitch thread to allow for small adjustments to the opening of the valve. With the Brewers Hardware sample port valve, you can feel while turning the knob that the threads and the stem of the valve are machined to tolerances for a precise fit and without slop or wobble. The valve stem has 2 O-rings to keep beer from sneaking out or air sneaking in. And the tip of the valve has a silicone bumper that gets compressed onto a seat for a secure fit to prevent leaks when closed. Silicone is non-porous, making it easy to clean and not harbor stow-aways from one ferment to another. And its elasticity allows it to conform to the valve shape for a good seal, yet spring back so it can be used over and over again to seal and unseal.

The overall quality of the valve from Brewers Hardware was top-notch. The surfaces were smooth-polished stainless steel, and the ridges on the adjustment knob were cleanly machined for grip with no sharp edges. Turning the adjustment knob, it felt precise with no slop or wobble, with a tight seal. It’s difficult to give justice to the fit & finish of the part with just words or a couple pictures, but it really stands out.

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CO-Z 5 Piece Step Drill Bit Set and Case – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle]


CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

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

  • Cobalt high speed steel along with the titanium coating ensures extreme durability, will stay new and shiny for years to come.
  • Different sized shanks ensure compatibility with 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in. chuck sizes.
  • Non-walking drill tip provides fast and smooth drills on steel sheets, aluminum sheets, wood board, plastic board etc. (the board must be smaller in thickness than the height of step drill bits).
  • Please mark the spot that you are to drill for easier drilling and improved drill bits life.
  • All the bits come in a well-organized case for easy transport and storage.

 

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case


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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.

10″ x 4″ Stainless Steel Kettle Hop Spider – $18.89 + free prime ship, best price

OFNMY 10 x 4 inches Hop Spider 300 Micron Stainless Steel Hop Filter Strainer for Home Beer Brewing Kettle

OFNMY 10 x 4 inches Hop Spider 300 Micron Stainless Steel Hop Filter Strainer for Home Beer Brewing Kettle

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

  • Family Brewing Must – Love beer, but what is better than the beverage itself is the satisfaction of creating it, great for home brew
  • Food Grade Material — 304 stainless steel hop strainer, heavy duty spider has good corrosion resistance and heat resistance performance, 300-micron mesh that will not wrinkle or damage
  • Easy To Use — Two hook handles firmly secure this filter over the edge of your kettle, works great at solving that problem with the hop pellets clogging up the wort chiller, so much easier than hop bags
  • Easy To Clean And Store: Turn the hop filter upside down and sprayed the mesh strainer from the outside to rinse the remaining residue. Dishwasher cleaning
  • Multipurpose Mesh Strainer — 10 x 4 inches spider great for hop kegging equipment, can be used: Water Pumps, Water Filters,vacuum cleaners, washing machines, mounter, air conditioning, taps, straight drink etc.

 

7/25/19 12 AM Central: This highly rated stainless filter has dropped to $18.89. 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, shipping 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 Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

OFNMY 10 x 4 inches Hop Spider 300 Micron Stainless Steel Hop Filter Strainer for Home Beer Brewing Kettle


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15% + 10% Off ProFlow Dynamics Homebrew Gear – Disconnects, Fittings, Pumps, False Bottoms, Kettle Screens, Hop Filters, Pickups & More

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

15% Off Coupon: PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.

Stacks With: Using the link below takes another 10% off

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Weldless Sight Glasses – from $10.14

weldless sight glass homebrew

PFD has a great variety of homebrew related gear including stainless steel Camlock disconnects, threaded fittings (t’s, elbows and connectors of every sort), Stainless QDs, ball valves, tri-clamp fittings, burners, wort chillers, thermowells, site glasses, silicone tubing, pumps, stainless pickup tubes, stainless false bottoms, Blichmann Style QDs and more.  >>>> ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup

15% Off Sight Glasses> PFD already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off sight glasses.

Stacks With> Using the link below takes another 10% off!  These two stacking deals mean that weldless sight glasses start out at just $10.14 (11″ Economy). 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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