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Messermeister Take-Apart Scissors – $13.57 + Free Prime Ship + Review & Putting Together a Brew Day Box

 Roll over image to zoom in VIDEO Messermeister Take-Apart Stainless Steel Utility Kitchen Scissors

Messermeister “Take-Apart” Scissors

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

  • 8-Inch take-apart shear rated number 1 by several gourmet magazines; stainless steel construction
  • Functions include a screw driver, nut cracker, jar-lid oener and gripper, bottle opener, and bone and twig cutter
  • Separates for hygenic cleaning and is dishwasher safe
  • Offset style provides a different cutting angle
  • Right or left handed use

 

These have been my go-to cln_img_3452-225x300brewing scissors [Review] for years.  After using them for brewing, I picked up another pair for general kitchen use.  These are part of my Brew Day Box.

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

9/30/20 9:30 PM Central: These are on sale for $13.57.  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 

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Back In Stock… The SpinCycle Overboard from Brew Hardware – NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return – from $18

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SpinCycle Overboard NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware

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

Brewers that use immersion chillers and also own a pump should know that recirculating the wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom.

This is our third version of the industry leading whirpooling hardware. The original SpinCycle and SpinCycle Submerge both require a hole to be drilled into your kettle. Some people drill holes without a second thought but this one is for people who can’t or do not want to modify their kettle.

We’ve built this unit one at a time on a customer request basis for years but we’ve finally bulk manufactured them to be able to get them out faster. It starts with a length of 1/2″ OD 304 polished SS tubing that bends up and over the kettle wall, then drops straight down through a heavy duty spring clamp. Finally the bottom is bent 90 degrees to kick the output to your sidewall and make the liquid spin.

You have your choice of how the flow gets in to the unit. The cheap way is to select “open tube on the end” and then just clamp your hose over it. The more realistic option is to select “Silver soldered male Camlock” if you use camlock quick disconnects in your system. Note that in this particular case, the cam is TIG welded at our factory even though the option says “silver soldered”. This is the version shown in the main picture.

The other choice is what the maximum drop is from the top of the pot to the output tube. To be clear, these are the lengths when the tubing is slid as far down in the clamp as possible. You can easily shorten the depth by taking pressure off the spring clamp and sliding the tubing up.


 

  • This starts at just $18, depending on which version you choose.
  • Availability is a real issue with this.  Typically when it’s available, it sells out quickly.
  • As of this posting, it’s back in stock!  Check the product page to see if you can still get in on this.
  • Is it out of stock again?  We keeping a close eye on this.  Connect with HBF to stay in the loop!  We’ll let you know when it’s available again.

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

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The SpinCycle Overboard from Brew Hardware – NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return – from $18

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

SpinCycle Overboard NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware

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

Brewers that use immersion chillers and also own a pump should know that recirculating the wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom.

This is our third version of the industry leading whirpooling hardware. The original SpinCycle and SpinCycle Submerge both require a hole to be drilled into your kettle. Some people drill holes without a second thought but this one is for people who can’t or do not want to modify their kettle.

We’ve built this unit one at a time on a customer request basis for years but we’ve finally bulk manufactured them to be able to get them out faster. It starts with a length of 1/2″ OD 304 polished SS tubing that bends up and over the kettle wall, then drops straight down through a heavy duty spring clamp. Finally the bottom is bent 90 degrees to kick the output to your sidewall and make the liquid spin.

You have your choice of how the flow gets in to the unit. The cheap way is to select “open tube on the end” and then just clamp your hose over it. The more realistic option is to select “Silver soldered male Camlock” if you use camlock quick disconnects in your system. Note that in this particular case, the cam is TIG welded at our factory even though the option says “silver soldered”. This is the version shown in the main picture.

The other choice is what the maximum drop is from the top of the pot to the output tube. To be clear, these are the lengths when the tubing is slid as far down in the clamp as possible. You can easily shorten the depth by taking pressure off the spring clamp and sliding the tubing up.


 

  • This starts at just $18, depending on which version you choose.
  • Availability is a real issue with this.  Typically when it’s available, it sells out quickly.
  • As of this posting, it’s back in stock!  Check the product page to see if you can still get in on this.
  • Is it out of stock again?  We keeping a close eye on this.  Connect with HBF to stay in the loop!  We’ll let you know when it’s available again.

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

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The SpinCycle Overboard from Brew Hardware – NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return – from $18

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

SpinCycle Overboard NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware

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

Brewers that use immersion chillers and also own a pump should know that recirculating the wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom.

This is our third version of the industry leading whirpooling hardware. The original SpinCycle and SpinCycle Submerge both require a hole to be drilled into your kettle. Some people drill holes without a second thought but this one is for people who can’t or do not want to modify their kettle.

We’ve built this unit one at a time on a customer request basis for years but we’ve finally bulk manufactured them to be able to get them out faster. It starts with a length of 1/2″ OD 304 polished SS tubing that bends up and over the kettle wall, then drops straight down through a heavy duty spring clamp. Finally the bottom is bent 90 degrees to kick the output to your sidewall and make the liquid spin.

You have your choice of how the flow gets in to the unit. The cheap way is to select “open tube on the end” and then just clamp your hose over it. The more realistic option is to select “Silver soldered male Camlock” if you use camlock quick disconnects in your system. Note that in this particular case, the cam is TIG welded at our factory even though the option says “silver soldered”. This is the version shown in the main picture.

The other choice is what the maximum drop is from the top of the pot to the output tube. To be clear, these are the lengths when the tubing is slid as far down in the clamp as possible. You can easily shorten the depth by taking pressure off the spring clamp and sliding the tubing up.


 

  • This starts at just $18, depending on which version you choose.
  • Availability is a real issue with this.  Typically when it’s available, it sells out quickly.
  • As of this posting, it’s back in stock!  Check the product page to see if you can still get in on this.
  • Is it out of stock again?  We keeping a close eye on this.  Connect with HBF to stay in the loop!  We’ll let you know when it’s available again.

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

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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The SpinCycle Overboard from Brew Hardware – NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return – from $18

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

SpinCycle Overboard NO DRILL Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware

More Info

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

Brewers that use immersion chillers and also own a pump should know that recirculating the wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom.

This is our third version of the industry leading whirpooling hardware. The original SpinCycle and SpinCycle Submerge both require a hole to be drilled into your kettle. Some people drill holes without a second thought but this one is for people who can’t or do not want to modify their kettle.

We’ve built this unit one at a time on a customer request basis for years but we’ve finally bulk manufactured them to be able to get them out faster. It starts with a length of 1/2″ OD 304 polished SS tubing that bends up and over the kettle wall, then drops straight down through a heavy duty spring clamp. Finally the bottom is bent 90 degrees to kick the output to your sidewall and make the liquid spin.

You have your choice of how the flow gets in to the unit. The cheap way is to select “open tube on the end” and then just clamp your hose over it. The more realistic option is to select “Silver soldered male Camlock” if you use camlock quick disconnects in your system. Note that in this particular case, the cam is TIG welded at our factory even though the option says “silver soldered”. This is the version shown in the main picture.

The other choice is what the maximum drop is from the top of the pot to the output tube. To be clear, these are the lengths when the tubing is slid as far down in the clamp as possible. You can easily shorten the depth by taking pressure off the spring clamp and sliding the tubing up.


 

  • This starts at just $18, depending on which version you choose.
  • Availability is a real issue with this.  Typically when it’s available, it sells out quickly.
  • As of this posting, it’s back in stock!  Check the product page to see if you can still get in on this.
  • Is it out of stock again?  We keeping a close eye on this.  Connect with HBF to stay in the loop!  We’ll let you know when it’s available again.

SPINCYCLE OVERBOARD, NO-DRILL KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

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The SpinCycle Whirlpool Returns from Brew Hardware!

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Brew Hardware has some unique, really well thought out gear.  The Spincycle is one such creation.  It comes in a number of varieties – No Drill, Weldless, Robobrew and more – and is designed as a pump return to help you easily create a vessel whirlpool.

  • Availability of certain models is a real issue with these.
  • Use the search below to see current models and pricing.
  • We keep a close eye on the Spincycle.  If you the model you want is out of stock – connect with us to stay in the loop.

Spincycle at Brew Hardware

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Nite-Ize DoohicKey Keychain Multi-Tool & Bottle Opener – $4.96 + Free Prime Ship & Hands on Review

Nite Ize KMT-11-R3 Sized Easily attaches to an existing Chain or Strap DoohicKey Key Keychain Multi-Tool (1 Pack), One, Stainless

DoohicKey Stainless Multi-Tool by Nite Ize


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

  • 5-IN-1 KEY CHAIN MULTI TOOL – Save the day with this multi tool that has an inegrated bottle opener, box cutter, 3 wrench sizes, metric + standard ruler, and a flathead screwdriver
  • TRAVEL + AIRPORT FRIENDLY – The Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool goes anywhere you go, with a compact design that clips to your key chain or fits in any pocket, pack, or bag, and is TSA-friendly
  • DURABLE STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION – Just like your keys, this small multi tool is designed to withstand all the daily lumps and bumps you throw at it
  • CARABINER CLIP FOR EASY ATTACHMENT TO KEYS OR HOOKS – Clip the DoohicKey multitool to your key chain, bag strap, or any convenient loop or hook using the integrated carabiner clip
  • COMPACT, PORTABLE DESIGN – Measures 2.6” x .7” x .1” and weighs .4 oz, for easy grab-and-go functionality you should expect from a great keychain multi-tool
  • WORRY-FREE GUARANTEE – all Nite Ize products are backed by our Worry-Free Guarantee
  • KEYCHAIN MULTI-TOOL – Do everything from tighten bolts and screws to open a beverage with the smart, strong and straight up fun, Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool

I have this, like it very much, use it often and keep it on my key ring.  Check out my Hands on Review. I’m a big fan of Nite-Ize Gear.  In my opinion… they make some really well thought out, innovative and quality stuff.

7/5/20 3 PM Central: This is selling for $4.96  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 

Nite Ize KMT-11-R3 Sized Easily attaches to an existing Chain or Strap DoohicKey Key Keychain Multi-Tool (1 Pack), One, Stainless – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Upgrade Your Kegerator – Control Pressure for Each Keg Separately – Ger a FREE Beerdana

Duotight Regulator with Gauge via William’s Brewing

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This 8mm Duotight compatible regulator with 0-60 PSI gauge fits 8mm outer diameter tubing, and can handle pressures up to 150 PSI (if you buy an optional 150 PSI gauge). Suitable for gas or water, all components are food grade.

This is perfect for reducing the pressure of one gas line in a draft system – for example, with a single regulator and C02 bottle, you can set the pressure at the C02 bottle with the larger regulator (not included) and then put this regulator inline to reduce the pressure. Handy for when you want to carbonate one keg at 25 PSI and dispense another at 8 PSI.



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Improvements compared to v1

  • INTEGRATED GAUGE.  v1 did not have a gauge.  This is a huge improvement.
  • DuoTight Compatible!  DuoTight Fittings and Accessories along with EVABarrier Tubing are… awesome.  In my opinion, the system is a game-changer for kegerator owners and builders.

  • William’s Brewing now has Kegland’s DuoTight Inline Regulator With Gauge!  As of this posting, it’s just $14.99.
  • This is a follow up to Kegland’s v1 inline secondary.  The first version was… awesome.  One of my favorite homebrew gadgets of all time.
  • The DuoTight lineup is awesome… Hands on Review: DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing!

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

Free William’s Brewing “Beerdana”:  Place an order with a subtotal of $50.00 or more and enter web coupon code BEERDANA at checkout and you’ll get a free Beerdana.  No need to add the Beerdana to your cart.  Just put together an order of $50 or more and apply coupon code BEERDANA at checkout and it will be automatically added to your cart.

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Duotight Regulator with Gauge via William’s Brewing

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

This 8mm Duotight compatible regulator with 0-60 PSI gauge fits 8mm outer diameter tubing, and can handle pressures up to 150 PSI (if you buy an optional 150 PSI gauge). Suitable for gas or water, all components are food grade.

This is perfect for reducing the pressure of one gas line in a draft system – for example, with a single regulator and C02 bottle, you can set the pressure at the C02 bottle with the larger regulator (not included) and then put this regulator inline to reduce the pressure. Handy for when you want to carbonate one keg at 25 PSI and dispense another at 8 PSI.



More about v1


Improvements compared to v1

  • INTEGRATED GAUGE.  v1 did not have a gauge.  This is a huge improvement.
  • DuoTight Compatible!  DuoTight Fittings and Accessories along with EVABarrier Tubing are… awesome.  In my opinion, the system is a game-changer for kegerator owners and builders.

  • William’s Brewing now has Kegland’s DuoTight Inline Regulator With Gauge!  As of this posting, it’s just $13.99.
  • This is a follow up to Kegland’s v1 inline secondary.  The first version was… awesome.  One of my favorite homebrew gadgets of all time.
  • The DuoTight lineup is awesome… Hands on Review: DuoTight Fittings & EVABarrier Tubing!

Duotight Regulator with Gauge

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Spincycle Weldless Kettle Whirlpool Return – $31 from Brew Hardware

SPINCYCLE WELDLESS KETTLE WHIRLPOOL RETURN

SpinCycle Weldless Kettle Whirlpool Return  from Brew Hardware

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

Brewers that use immersion chillers and also own a pump should know that recirculating the wort back into the kettle to whirlpool the wort makes for much faster cooling and will also make a concentrated pile of trub and hop particles in the center of the kettle bottom. This whirlpool port assembly installs high up on your kettle wall above the typical wort level and then extends down before curving to the side to force the recirculated liquid towards the sidewall.

Introducing the BrewHardware exclusive and purpose-built unit called the Spin Cycle. We started with our industry leading “True Bulkhead” weldless bulkhead design with captured O-ring and extended male threads and had the 1/2″ drop tube fully welded in. The result is THE most compact and visually stunning way to whirlpool without the need to put a ball valve on the port (the port is meant to be installed well above the max liquid level). It includes the base unit with the welded drop tube, the captured high temp silicone oring, a thin SS washer and a 1/2″ NPS locknut to hold it all together. Best of all, look at that price! You couldn’t get a professional welder to tack weld two pieces of scrap together for this much.

OPTIONS:

LENGTH: The standard setup positions the output at 10″ below the center of the bulkhead hole but you can also select 12″ or 14″. In general, the outlet height of the whirlpool is not critical. You just want to make sure it’s at least 3″ off the bottom of your pot and will remain at least 1″ below the surface of the wort (be careful to consider all the batch sizes you will use). Note that we can also make them at drop lengths that are any length between 4″ and 14″. If you want a length not listed, order the next longer size and specify the length in order comments.

POT OR KEG? The drop tube sits so close to the side wall that we need to know if it’s for a pot or a converted keg. Since you’ll install it up nice and high, it will be on a curved area of the keg. We need to make a mild bend so that the drop tube doesn’t hit the side of the keg.

ACCESSORIES:

These can be added to the cart in the Since the exterior of the pot will have 1/2″ Male NPT threads sticking out, you’ll have to decide how you want to attach your hose returning from the pump. Our first preference is to thread on a Camlock Type A which would be appropriate if you already have camlocks in your system. You can also use a BLQD type A if you are using that quick disconnect style. The last option would be to use a hose barb with a 1/2″ NPT female thread on it. None of these are included with this unit and will be added in the accessory list on the right.

Install Notes:
Drill a clean 13/16″ diameter hole in the upper sidewall of the pot, above the max liquid level line you plan to use. It is also important to remove any sharp edges or “burrs” from the inside edge of the hole, otherwise the oring can get torn. Pro Tip: If you are using a step bit to make this hole, drill most of the steps from the outside of the pot all the way up to the 3/4″ size. Then drill to 13/16 from the inside of the pot to remove the sharp burr. If you have a sharp edge on the outside of the pot, it will NOT affect the interior oring seal at all. It will get covered with the SS washer anyway.

If you already have a hole drilled that is larger than 13/16, such as an SS brewtech pot with a 7/8″ hole, we can install an additional “centering oring” that will position the fitting properly for a reliable seal. Select this in the option dropdown.

Insert the threaded portion of the unit through the hole from the inside of your pot or keg with only the oring in place. On the outside, install the metal washer and locknut and snug everything up with a wrench. You can simply hold the drop tube with one hand to keep it vertical while tightening the exterior locknut.
Note: Due to how close this assembly sits to the sidewall of the pot, be aware of any interior features that would obstruct the unit. One example is the Bayou Classic pots that have the interior rim that supports a basket. You can use the Spin Cycle in these pots but the install has to be done below the ledge rather than above it.


 

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