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Set of 2 Indoor/Outdoor Rolling Caddies – assist w/moving heavier objects on brew day and beyond – $21.99, $11 each + free prime ship

Moutik Plant Caddy Wooden Plant Stand 2 Pack Square Indoor Outdoor on Roller Patio/Flower Pot (11.8" Wooden Plant Caddy)

Moutik Plant Caddy Wooden Plant Stand 2 Pack Square Indoor Outdoor on Roller Patio/Flower Pot (11.8″ Wooden Plant Caddy)

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  • · KIND TO ADVANCING AGE AND BAD BACK – The planter on wheels is a lifesaver for those of people with advancing age and bad backs! It rolls easily once you remember to unlock the wheels!
  • · STURDY WITH HIGH HEAVY CAPACITY – It’s 12″ square with lovely wood-burned tree detail in the corner, which fits small and large planters well. And you don’t have to worry the heavy of buckets full of soil, it will be fine on this.
  • · TIME & STRENGTH SAVE – The natural wood look wheels plant stand especially great if you have to roll plants outside throughout the day to always be in the best sun or roll them inside during frosty nights.
  • · FOR ANOTHER PURPOSE – Like you can use this in your closet if you don’t have much storage space. Have things in bins and boxes and stack them on this caddy and you can wheel it in and out of the closet to reach items behind it.
  • · PRACTICAL GARDEN & HOME STUFF – These planter wheels “cart” may not be the best stand for plants but it did the help, simple design, take up not much space but save space for you.

 

Potential brewing applications: Use to assist with moving compatible carboys, kegs and other heavier items around on brew day and beyond.

7/22/21 10 AM Central: These are on sale for $21.99. 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

Moutik Plant Caddy Wooden Plant Stand 2 Pack Square Indoor Outdoor on Roller Patio/Flower Pot (11.8″ Wooden Plant Caddy) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond]

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG334900GRAY Standard Bus/Utility Box, 4.625 Gal, Gray

Rubbermaid Commercial Products White Bus/Utility Box 4.625 Gallons


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

  • Constructed of heavy-duty commercial-grade plastic
  • Rounded corners
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Reinforced handles and bottom
  • Measures 5″ x 20″ x 15″
  • Made of durable, commercial grade plastic, with reinforced handles, bottom and ribs for added strength
  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning

I use two similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are a larger at 7 1/8 Gallons] on brew day and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.

Another potential use: ice down your favorite beverages for get-togethers.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG334900GRAY Standard Bus/Utility Box, 4.625 Gal, Gray – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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200 lb Capacity Rolling Dolly – assist w/moving heavier objects on brew day and beyond – $6.38 + free prime ship

Shepherd Hardware Move-It 9299 6-Inch Steel Tri-Dolly, 200-lb Load Capacity

Shepherd Hardware Move-It 9299 6-Inch Steel Tri-Dolly, 200-lb Load Capacity

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

  • 200-lb Load Capacity
  • 1-1/4″ durable polyolefin wheels with steel bearings
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors. Larger items can be placed over grip pads for added stability
  • Low profile design adds mobility to loads of all sizes

 

Potential brewing applications: Use to assist with moving compatible carboys, kegs and other heavier items around on brew day and beyond.

7/11/21 2 PM Central: These are selling for just $6.38. 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

Shepherd Hardware Move-It 9299 6-Inch Steel Tri-Dolly, 200-lb Load Capacitynote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Utility Bus Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond] – $14.68 + free shipping

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box - 21-3/4'Wx15-1/2"Dx7"H

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box – 21-3/4’Wx15-1/2″Dx7″H

I use two similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are a different model from a different manufacturer and different specs] on brew day and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.  See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

Another potential use: ice down your favorite beverages for get-togethers.

7/11/21 6 AM Central: The bus tubs I use have been out of stock for a while, so I went looking for something else. These are on sale for $14.68. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box – 21-3/4’Wx15-1/2″Dx7″H – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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Bloem Fiskars 75 lb Capacity Plant Caddy – assist w/moving heavier objects on brew day and beyond – $12.99

Bloem Fiskars 95122C 12-Inch Round Plant Caddy, Color Terracotta

Bloem Fiskars 95122C 12-Inch Round Plant Caddy, Color Terracotta

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

  • Move potted plants with ease
  • Protect decks, patios and floors from water stains
  • 12″ Caddie holds excess water in saucer reservoir
  • Holds up to 75 lbs. / Size 3.5″ H x 12″ top width x 10.5″ inside base width
  • Four casters swivel in all directions – 360 degrees
  • 100% UV stabilized polypropylene plastic ensures long lasting color and withstands extreme weather conditions + BPA free
  • Easily move your potted plants and change your garden design

 

Potential brewing applications: Use to assist with moving compatible carboys, kegs and other heavier items around on brew day and beyond.

7/7/21 9 PM Central: This is on sale for $12.99. 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

Bloem Fiskars 95122C 12-Inch Round Plant Caddy, Color Terracotta – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Tip: Plant Caddies For Moving Kegs & Carboys – give your back a break

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.

2 x Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond]

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Kitchen Bus Utility Box, Plastic, Gray, for Kitchen Service Restaurant Use (Pack of 2)

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Kitchen Bus Utility Box, Plastic, Gray, for Kitchen Service Restaurant Use (Pack of 2)


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

  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning
  • Constructed of heavy-duty commercial-grade plastic
  • Commercial dishwasher safe
  • Reinforced handles and bottom

I use these bus tubs (7 gallon size) on brew day and beyond for a number of purposes.

  • I use these to cart around gear and ingredients – saving trips back and forth.Bus Tubs Homebrew
  • As brew day starts, I’ll keep a dry/clean bus tub and a wet/needs to be cleaned bus tub.  Having two helps me keep clean things clean.  That means less unnecessary cleaning.
  • If I’m using my pump, I’ll keep one below that.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.
  • The ridges on the bottom make these a great place to drain and dry just cleaned gear.
  • When these are unused, they stack together to save space and offer a nice place to store brew day items.
  • Another potential use: ice down your favorite beverages for get-togethers.
  • See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Kitchen Bus Utility Box, Plastic, Gray, for Kitchen Service Restaurant Use (Pack of 2) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Convert Garden Hose Thread GHT to Stainless Steel Camlock! + Hands on Review

Camlock By Garden Hose Thread

Camlock QDs at PFD!  I’ve used ProFlow Dynamics Quick Disconnects on my kettles, mash tun, pumps and tubing for a longtime.  They have worked great for me.  I put male connectors kettles, mash tuns and pumps and use female connectors for tubing.  Standardizing on this (or the opposite) means you can use tubing as jumpers and always have the availability to connect your gear.

These are made from Stainless Steel and are available in lots of configurations.  Those are classified by Type and Size.  Type may mean something in “commercial cam lock fitting circles”, but I was initially confused by this.  Types are akin to model numbers.  For example, Type A is Female NPT to Male Cam and Groove.

  • Generally Great Prices: ProFlow already has generally great prices.  Some of the best everyday prices for fittings, QDs, ball locks & more
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If you’ve standardized on Camlock Disconnects and are looking to simplify brew day, ProFlow Dynamics has a fitting that converts Garden Hose Threads (GHT) to Camlock.

Camlock By Garden Hose Thread

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Proflow Dynamics has an extensive selection of homebrew gear, fittings and disconnects anchored by their lineup of Stainless Steel Camlock QDs.

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Hands on Review: ProFlow Dynamics Stainless Steel Camlock Quick Disconnects + Limited Time Deal

proflowdynamics homebrew camlock review

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.

Proflow Dynamics Camlock Fittings

If I were to count all the “things” I have the most of in my homebrew collection, it would be a close race between tubing and fittings. Like the freeway system of the brewing world, we all have to get the wort/beer from one vessel to the next as we move through the brewing process. When dealing with hot liquids, that typically means silicone tubing. And when connecting tubing to your vessel or pump, there are 3 most common ways to do this: 1) Barbed fitting, 2) Quick Disconnect fitting, and 3) Camlock fitting.


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Camlock QDs at ProFlow Dynamics


Proflow Dynamics has been around since 2007. They specialize in camlock fittings, but also make a variety of other fittings and ball valves. They service a mix of different industries- including the brewing industry, of course. Barbed fittings are the simplest, but are typically designed to be a very tight fit (require a lot of effort to mate), or a looser fit (require a hose clamp). Either of these situations does not lend itself well to a joint you need to connect/disconnect frequently. Quick disconnects have a slick one-handed operation, which is their main appeal. The downside is their more complicated design makes them more expensive. And more complicated designs usually mean more ways to potentially fail.

Close-up of Silicone Sealing Ring Inside Female Camlock

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200 lb Capacity Rolling Dolly – assist w/moving heavier objects on brew day and beyond

Shepherd Hardware Move-It 9299 6-Inch Steel Tri-Dolly, 200-lb Load Capacity

Shepherd Hardware Move-It 9299 6-Inch Steel Tri-Dolly, 200-lb Load Capacity

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

  • 200-lb Load Capacity
  • 1-1/4″ durable polyolefin wheels with steel bearings
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors. Larger items can be placed over grip pads for added stability
  • Low profile design adds mobility to loads of all sizes

 

Potential brewing applications: Use to assist with moving compatible carboys, kegs and other heavier items around on brew day and beyond.

Shepherd Hardware Move-It 9299 6-Inch Steel Tri-Dolly, 200-lb Load Capacitynote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Utility Bus Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond]

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box - 21-3/4'Wx15-1/2"Dx7"H

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box – 21-3/4’Wx15-1/2″Dx7″H

I use two similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are a different model from a different manufacturer and different specs] on brew day and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.  See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

Another potential use: ice down your favorite beverages for get-togethers.

Vollrath 1527B-06 Vollrath 1527B Plastic Bus Box – 21-3/4’Wx15-1/2″Dx7″H – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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