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Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond] – $10.53 + free prime ship

Rubbermaid Commercial Products White Bus/Utility Box 4.625 Gallons

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Highlighted Features
  • Commercial-grade plastic has reinforced handles, bottom, and ribs for added strength and employee safety
  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning
  • Certified to NSF standard for No. 2 food contact
  • Reinforced handles and bottom
  • Made of durable, commercial grade plastic, with reinforced handles, bottom and ribs for added strength

 

Bus Tubs HomebrewI use similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are 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.

See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond

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

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

5/18 4:30 AM Central; This is on sale for just $10.53. 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

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


New Updates… Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew – Now Includes Smaller 4.6 Gallon Size

Bus Tubs HomebrewBus Tubs for Brew Day – A Rubbermaid Commercial Products Bus Tub/Utility Box with a Rubbermaid Commercial High Temp Pitcher and my Brew Day Whisk

Bus Tubs for Brew Day!

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2 x Mount-It 220 lb Capacity Rolling Dolly – assist w/moving heavier objects on brew day and beyond

220 lb capacity rolling dolly

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Mount-It! Dolly for Moving – Securely Holds 220 Pounds | Slab Dolly Glides Across Carpet & Hard Wood Without Harming Floors | No Assembly Required, 1 Pack and 2 Pack (2 Unit)


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.

 

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

Mount-It! Dolly for Moving – Securely Holds 220 Pounds | Slab Dolly Glides Across Carpet & Hard Wood Without Harming Floors | No Assembly Required, 1 Pack and 2 Pack (2 Unit) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

125 lb capacity plant caddy

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  • DURABLE AND HEALTH MATERIAL : Made of the food grade PP resin, which is safe, non-toxic, non-sticky and very strong,corrosion resistant
  • SIZE:Outer diameter is 11.8 inches,inner diameter is 10.6 inches.Make sure that your plant pot size on the bottom no up to 10.6 inches before you order
  • POWERFUL CAPACITY: This plant caddy is consist of 4 durable rolling wheels and sturdy structure, which can make it easily carry up to 125 lbs weight around (2 wheels with brake and 2 wheels wihout brake)
  • GREAT FOR :Indoor and outdoor, easy to move your heavy plant anywhere,with smooth surface wheels will not scratch your floor
  • MULTI FUNCTION:Used for moving garden pots, heavy plants, large potted trees, large vases, whiskey barrels, or heavy trash

 

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.

 

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

3/31 12 AM Central: These are selling for just $12.99. 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

Skelang 11.8″ Plant Caddy, Plant Pallet with Brake Wheels, Moving Plant Pot Saucer, Plant Roller Dolly, for Indoor or Outdoor Heavy Duty Planter, Load Capacity 125 Lbs (Black) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

 

Hands on Review: ProFlow Dynamics Stainless Steel Camlock Quick Disconnects + Stacking Deals

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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Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond]

Rubbermaid Commercial Products White Bus/Utility Box 4.625 Gallons

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Commercial-grade plastic has reinforced handles, bottom, and ribs for added strength and employee safety
  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning
  • Certified to NSF standard for No. 2 food contact
  • Reinforced handles and bottom
  • Made of durable, commercial grade plastic, with reinforced handles, bottom and ribs for added strength

 

Bus Tubs HomebrewI use similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are 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.

See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond

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

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

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


440 lb Capacity Adjustable Plant Caddy – assist w/moving heavier objects on brew day and beyond – New Reader Feedback, See Comment Section

440 lb capacity plant caddy

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  • 💡【SIZE ADJUSTABLE】The planter stand can be adjusted by a pullable buckle from 15-7/8 inches to 21-1/4 inches, rather than troublesome screw fixing, and the minimum diameter of the round hole is 7 inches, suitable for most types of flowerpots.
  • 💡【Safty & Durable】This planter cart is made of high-quality ABS panel, stainless steel pipe, and dual-locking twin-wheels, moving smooth and labor-saving.Grid nonskid pattern increases the friction between plant pots and caddy, which can maintain good stability under extreme conditions.
  • 💡【HEAVY DUTY】Maximum load-bearing capacity of this plant caddy is up to 440 pounds, much higher than ordinary plastic planter bases, our plant caddy is strong enough to hold large and heavy planters or flower pot, or even some other heavy machines. Suitable both indoor and outdoor for moving big Christmas tree, garden pots, heavy plants, large potted trees, large vases, big Christmas tree, or heavy trash cans
  • 💡【EASY TO ASSAMBLE】Assembly is very easy and requires only 4 simple steps. There will be an instruction in the package, follow the instructions, a person just need about 10 minutes to complete the assembly. The package comes with a free screwdriver

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.

 

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

W B D WEIBIDA Plant Caddy with Wheels Heavy Duty 440lbs Capacity, Adjustable 15-21 Inch Rolling Plant Stand Indoor Outdoor, Large Plant Cart Dolly with Casters for Flower Pot Garden Pot Mover – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

 

Stainless Steel Cam Lock QDs at Proflow Dynamics – 15%+10% Off w/Stacking Deals

homebrew cam lock

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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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
  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this post will save you another 10%!

Camlock QDs at PFD | ProFlow’s Homebrew Lineup – remember coupon code BREW15% + any link in this post for ANOTHER 10% off

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500 lb Capacity Utility Cart – Assist on Brew Day and Beyond

Pansonite Folding Luggage Cart with 500 Lbs Capacity, Portable Aluminum Hand Truck and Dolly with 7 Wheels and 2 Free Rope for Luggage, Travel, Moving, Shopping, Office Use

500 lb Capacity Utility Cart

Use to move things around on brew day, assist with moving things around your home brewery and more.

Pansonite Folding Luggage Cart with 500 Lbs Capacity, Portable Aluminum Hand Truck and Dolly with 7 Wheels and 2 Free Rope for Luggage, Travel, Moving, Shopping, Office Use – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond]

Rubbermaid Commercial Products White Bus/Utility Box 4.625 Gallons

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Commercial-grade plastic has reinforced handles, bottom, and ribs for added strength and employee safety
  • Rounded corners for easy cleaning
  • Certified to NSF standard for No. 2 food contact
  • Reinforced handles and bottom
  • Made of durable, commercial grade plastic, with reinforced handles, bottom and ribs for added strength

 

Bus Tubs HomebrewI use similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are 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.

See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond

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

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

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