Category Archives: Making Brew Day Easier

Rubbermaid Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day and Beyond] – back at $10 + free prime ship

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.

3/5/21 5:30 PM Central: These are back at just $10.  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

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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11″ Keg Dolly – $29.95 + free shipping

Slim Keg 11" Sturdy Dolly - Inexpensive and Easy Way to Move Sixtel and Quarter Slim Kegs and Small Heavy Pots - Great for Transporting Slim Kegs from Walk-in to Keg Fridge at Bar

Slim Keg 11″ Sturdy Dolly – Inexpensive and Easy Way to Move Sixtel and Quarter Slim Kegs and Small Heavy Pots – Great for Transporting Slim Kegs from Walk-in to Keg Fridge at Bar

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

  • The Slim Keg Dolly is great for relocating Sixtel kegs and Slim 1/4 Barrel kegs from a storage cooler to an outlet beer kegerator or for moving kegs when mopping walk-in coolers.
  • These black Keg Dollies are much better than the red keg dollies you’ll see on the internet. Ours are made of reinforced durable plastic that will hold 2 slim kegs without a problem. They have been approved to roll up to 300 pounds.
  • The 5 casters have non-marking polyurethane wheels which are superior to the red dolly’s rubber wheels that eventually wear down. One of the casters has a brake to stop rolling on uneven floors. In addition, the wheels have an axle bearing rather than a singular axle pin that makes them able to endure more use without seizing.
  • We like to call this keg dolly our “Holy Roller” since it is designed with ridges and open slats to allow drainage for condensation that accumulates on the kegs. You won’t find the wheel brake or the open slats on any other keg dolly and the black color keeps the dollies looking clean.
  • These can also be used as plant dollies but never use a plant dolly for kegs! That would be a waste of your hard-earned money.

 

Use to help move kegs and more around your home brewery and beyond.

3/3/21 2 PM Central: This is selling for$29.95. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Slim Keg 11″ Sturdy Dolly – Inexpensive and Easy Way to Move Sixtel and Quarter Slim Kegs and Small Heavy Pots – Great for Transporting Slim Kegs from Walk-in to Keg Fridge at Bar – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

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

I use two commercial bus tubs on brew day and beyond and find them invaluable.  They’re well made, versatile and help me save time and frustration.

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

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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MaxWorks 200 lb Capacity Rolling Dolly – assist w/moving heavier objects on brew day and beyond… $19.99 + free prime ship

MaxWorks 80854 Polypropylene Dolly-200-lb Capacity

MaxWorks 80854 Polypropylene Dolly-200-lb Capacity

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

  • Constructed from lightweight, polypropylene material that won’t rust or chip and is easy to clean
  • Solid molded platform features a ridged non-slip surface that is ideal for moving narrow items or supporting furniture legs
  • Includes two 3″ swivel castors and two 3″ rigid castors to allow easy movement in different directions
  • Built-in carry on handle for easy positioning and makes it easy to move dolly where you need it
  • Platform size is 19-1/2″ x 14-1/2″. Ideal for home, workshop, garage, office and more

 

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

2/24/20 4 AM Central: This is on sale for just $19.99. 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

MaxWorks 80854 Polypropylene Dolly-200-lb Capacity – 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.

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

homebrew cam lock

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

More About ProFlow Dynamics

 

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

More: Our Last Fifty Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. pst:pfdcam

Hands on Review: ProFlow Dynamics Stainless Steel Camlock Quick Disconnects

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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15%+10% Off!

  • 15% Off Coupon: BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their lineup of homebrewing gear.
  • Another 10% Off: Using any link in this review 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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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 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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Homebrew Time Saving Tip: Go Big! or… Go Small

Part of Our Time Saving Homebrew Tips and our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series


Time can be a big factor when it comes to homebrewing.  Sure, it may be nice to spend sunrise until sunset carefully hand crafting a batch (or batches) of beer, but the practicalities of life can and do factor in when we’re deciding if we can brew a batch of beer.  For your stage of life, time may not be a factor.  If so, that’s awesome.  For others, time saving tips and techniques could help you brew more often.

Go Big! or… Go Small

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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.


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

Akarden Plant Caddy Heavy Duty Plant Pot Move Plant Stand with Wheels 1 Pack

Akarden Plant Caddy Heavy Duty Plant Pot Move Plant Stand with Wheels 1 Pack

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

  • Round plant caddy, suitable for multi-shapes of plant pots. And it has the function of water storage, prevent the floor from wetting when you are watering. Can protect your floor from being worn out.
  • External Diameter:11.8″, Internal Diameter:10.6″, Height: 3.5″, Depth of pallet:1″. Please measure the diameter of the bottom of your flowerpot before you buy it.
  • This plant stand is consist of 360 degree rotating 4 wheels with lock, it is convenient for you to fasten the flower pots, which can make it easily carry up to 110 pounds weight around.
  • Used for moving garden pots, heavy plants, large potted trees, large vases, whiskey barrels, or heavy trash. Also this plant stand with the classic style of the ancient design add retro luxury and simple pastoral touch to your garden.
  • Made from strengthening resin, the weight is light and the strength is high.No aging and no rust. The resins we used are food grade materials, it’s green and pollution-free.

 

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

Akarden Plant Caddy Heavy Duty Plant Pot Move Plant Stand with Wheels 1 Packnote 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.