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Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft. [mash tun insulation & cooler hack] – $9.98 + free prime ship

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.

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  • Inhibits or eliminates condensation
  • Nontoxic/no carcinogenic
  • Does not require Protective clothing, goggles, or respirator

5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil. Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength. Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application. Excellent vapor barrier for below grade. Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Square edge roll double bubble foil both sides 5/16″ thick with two outer layers of aluminum foil Each foil layer is bonded to a tough layer of polyethylene for strength Reflects up to 97% of radiant heat with an R-value up to 14.3 depending on application Excellent vapor barrier for below grade Can be used for radiant floors, crawl spaces, duct insulation, metal buildings, basement walls & attics. Easy applied with tape & staples. Specifications Size: 24″ x 10′.

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash” and “cooler”

Possible homebrew application: Use to insulate to your compatible mash tun or HLT to help maintain temperatures.  Cooler hack… I use this for my coolers (regular ole cooler as a cooler, not mash tun).  I cut a piece to fit the top of each cooler (fitting it to the cooler size as tightly as possible) and place on top of food or ice to provide an additional layer of insulation.

1/17/20 8 AM Central: This has dropped to $9.98. That’s the best historical direct from 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 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 

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft.


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll |  Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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1,000 lb Capacity Dolly – $7.49 at Northern Tool

Ironton Carpeted Mover’s Dolly — 1,000-Lb. Capacity, 18in.L x 12in.W

Ironton Carpeted Mover’s Dolly — 1,000-Lb. Capacity, 18in.L x 12in.W via Northern Tool

Potential Homebrew Applications: Assist with moving kegs, ingredients and equipment around your home brewery and beyond.

As of this posting, Northern Tool has this on sale for just $7.49.  Order online to reserve yours and select in store pickup to skip any shipping charges.

Ironton Carpeted Mover’s Dolly — 1,000-Lb. Capacity, 18in.L x 12in.W

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Speed Up Brew Days? Eccotemp L10 2.6 GPM Portable Tankless Water Heater – $145.23 + free shipping, w/coupon

Eccotemp L10 2.6 GPM Portable Tankless Water Heater, 1 Pack, White

Eccotemp L10 2.6 GPM Portable Tankless Water Heater

 

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  • Includes 9′ CSA approved gas regulator and hose for use on a standard 20 lb grill style tank
  • Includes stainless steel rain cap; 74,500 BTU’s
  • Includes 1/2″ NPT to garden hose adapter
  • 20 minute automatic safety shutoff timer (resets when water stops, then starts again)
  • Gas type: Liquid propane, CSA regulator for use with standard 20 lb. grill propane tank
  • Installation: Outdoor , Applications: Cabins, Recreational

 

Possible Brewing Application: Given the right setup, you could use a tankless water heater to get to a boil or to strike temperature more quickly.

1/3/19 7:30 AM Central: This has dropped to $147.  That’s $3.01 shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Click on “Save an extra $1.77 when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $145.23. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

Eccotemp L10 2.6 GPM Portable Tankless Water Heater, 1 Pack, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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3-Tier Rolling Metal Storage Cart + Accessories

MICOE 3-Tier Metal Storage Rolling Cart with Utility Handle and Extra Storage Accessories H-T3001W Creamy-White

MICOE 3-Tier Metal Storage Rolling Cart with Utility Handle and Extra Storage Accessories H-T3001W

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  • 【Stylish design】The combination of basket and color makes this car look stylish and elegant. The storage scroll cart is made of high quality carbon steel. It is resistant to corrosion, water and scratches
  • 【Versatile】 you can use it in the office, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, baby room or anywhere else you can think of
  • 【Rugged metal tray】This is a sturdy heavy-duty trolley with a sturdy metal basket that carries 33 pounds per layer

 

Use for storage and organization or as a helper on brew day.  Since this has wheels, you can… roll it around as needed.

MICOE 3-Tier Metal Storage Rolling Cart with Utility Handle and Extra Storage Accessories H-T3001W – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Set of EIGHT Caster Wheels – 230 lb per wheel capacity

CoolYeah 4 inch Swivel Plate PVC Caster Wheels, Industrial, Premium Heavy Duty Casters (Pack of 8, 4 with Brake & 4 Without)…


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  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL AND QUIET MOVEMENT: CoolYeah caster wheels is made of high quality PVC, no smell, easily move heavy objects to any desired area; Whether in warehouses, shopping malls, or other industrial areas, the wheels work quietly, keeping your life away from the effects of noise.
  • SUITABLE FOR ANYWHERE: 4 inch casters can be used in many places, such as Heavy Industrial, Heavy duty equipment, the Supermarket, Restaurants, School, Hospital, some heavy duty hand trucks and so on. It can installed on heavy equipment or other heavy objects for easy movement. Whatever your workplace needs assistance making mobile, CoolYeah caster wheels are a quick fix.
  • 230LB LOAD CAPACITY PER WHEEL: Each caster can withstand 230 pounds, steering performance is very good, each caster has 360 degrees of steering, can rotate smoothly on the ground, the brakes ensure the stability of the wheel. Large load capacity, stable and good performance. Not all surfaces are perfectly level, so there are times when only 3 of the wheels will be bearing the brunt of the load so be it’s always wise to choose casters that can handle the load.

Note from HBF: Your around-the-brewery project may need some casters.

CoolYeah 4 inch Swivel Plate PVC Caster Wheels, Industrial, Premium Heavy Duty Casters (Pack of 8, 4 with Brake & 4 Without) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Be Smart Get Prepared 100 Piece First Aid Kit – $7.03 + free prime ship – keep around the brewery in case of mishaps

Be Smart Get Prepared 100 Piece First Aid Kit, Clean, Treat and Protect Most Injuries with The kit That is Great for Any Home, Office, Vehicle, Camping and Sports

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit (120 Piece) + Bonus 32-Piece Mini First Aid Kit: Compact, Lightweight for Emergencies at Home, Outdoors, Car, Camping, Workplace, Hiking & Survival

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  • Manufactured by the #1 leading manufacturer of First Aid Kits in the USA. 100 pieces of comprehensive first aid treatment products.
  • This Kit meets United States FDA Regulatory Standards as a Medical Device. Ideal for most businesses and perfect for family use at home or travel.
  • Fully organized interior compartments provides quick access. The rugged, sturdy, high density plastic case is impact resistant
  • Compact size case measures 7.5in x 2.5in x 6.8in, is portable and can easily fit anywhere.
  • Features Easy Slide Latches that securely locks into place.

 

Unfortunately accidents happen.  I have a first aid kit around my home brewery for unwanted mishaps that I’ve, unfortunately, had to use on multiple occasions.

1/4/20 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $7.03. 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.

Be Smart Get Prepared 100 Piece First Aid Kit, Clean, Treat and Protect Most Injuries with The kit That is Great for Any Home, Office, Vehicle, Camping and Sports


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40 x Reusable Gardner Bender 12″ Cable Ties [Tubing Management & More] – $5.48 + free prime ship

Gardner Bender 46-12BEADBK Beaded Cable Tie Wrap, 12 inch, 70 lb, Reusable, Adjustable Wire and Cord Management, 40 Pk, UV Resistant Black

Gardner Bender 46-12BEADBK Beaded Cable Tie Wrap, 12 inch, 70 lb, Reusable, Adjustable Wire and Cord Management, 40 Pk, UV Resistant Black


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

  • SAVE MONEY AND REDUCE WASTE: Use and reuse – no more throwing away ties and replacing with new
  • INCREASE FREE TIME and REDUCE CLUTTER: Keep items neat and easy to access
  • IMPROVE JOB SITE SAFETY and reduce tripping hazards: Keep working surfaces clear of cords and hoses
  • RELEASEABLE: Beads lock and release through keyhole slots
  • Heavy Duty: 70 lb tensile strength

I use similar cable ties throughout my home brewery and beyond.  I find this style particularly useful for corralling tubing.  Since these are reausable you can.. re-use them.  See – Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Tubing

12/30/19 11 PM Central: These are selling for just $5.48.  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.

Gardner Bender 46-12BEADBK Beaded Cable Tie Wrap, 12 inch, 70 lb, Reusable, Adjustable Wire and Cord Management, 40 Pk, UV Resistant Black – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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12 x Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets by FINDMAG – keeper magnets, stir plate builds & more – $12.99, $1.08 each + free prime ship, best price

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26" D x 1/8" H - Pack of 12

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26″ D x 1/8″ H – Pack of 12

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  • STRONGER THAN THE COMPETITION – Made from the world’s strongest magnetic element, our pure neodymium disc magnets are incredibly powerful. This set of premium rare earth magnets can handle your project or task.
  • UNMATCHED QUALITY – Your safety is our highest priority. Chipped, broken magnetic shards are dangerous. We use thicker, industrial grade, durable N45 grade neodymium rather than extremely brittle N52 used by our competitors.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY COATING – You will love the smooth and shiny finish. Our magnets are protected with a corrosion resistant Ni-Cu-Ni (Nickel-Copper-Nickel) coating to create a high quality silver look that doesn’t rust or scratch.
  • UNLIMITED USES – No matter your application, our powerful magnets can handle the job. These thin magnetic discs work great as strong refrigerator magnets, arts and crafts, DIY projects, hanging spice jars, pictures, whiteboards, tools in the garage, or science classroom at school.

 

These magnets are designed with a hole in the middle so that they can be mounted via the included magnets.  That may be helpful for an around the brewery project you’re looking to do.

Potential uses: Use as “keeper magnets” to retrieve and secure stir bars in yeast starters.  Use as part of a DIY stir plate build.  Use to help secure a DIY magnetic drip tray on your kegerator.  Assist with keeping signs, labels and notes in place.

12/25/19 3 AM Central: These are selling for $12.99. 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

FINDMAG Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive, Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, Office Magnets, 1.26″ D x 1/8″ H – Pack of 12 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: How To: Step by Step Making a Magnetic Drip Tray

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40 x 8 Ounce Storage Pouches – yeast slurry storage & sample collection?… $6.39, 16 cents each + free prime ship

Kiinde Twist Pouch Breast Milk Storage Bags for Pumping, Freezing, and Feeding

40 x 8 ounce food safe pouches

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  • DIRECT-PUMP, FREEZE, HEAT AND FEED: Pump, store, and feed using the same squeeze pouch with our twist-locking adapters, Kozii bottle warmer, Kiinde Squeeze Natural Feeding Bottle and Active Latch nipples.
  • THREADED CAPS ELIMINATE MILK LEAKS: Kiinde Twist Pouches feature threaded caps to keep your milk safe. You can safely transfer your milk from work to home in our cooler without worrying about leakage.
  • PRE-STERILIZED AND RECYCLABLE MATERIALS: The Kiinde breast milk storage system allows you to pump, store, and feed all from the same milk storage bag. Simply recycle the breast milk storage bag and wash the nipple.
  • MEASUREMENTS DIRECTLY ON THE POUCH: Kiinde Twist Pouches include markings so you can accurately monitor your child’s intake. Available in 6 oz and 8 oz sizes.
  • GREAT BABY SHOWER PRESENT: New parents are always looking for safe and effective products for use through the toddler years, making Kiinde Twist and Foodii systems a great baby shower present.

 

HBF Commentary: So…. I’m thinking there should be some homebrew-related applications for this.  Some ideas… yeast slurry storage, wort sample collection, yeast rehydration.  What else?  Leave a comment and let us know your ideas.

12/17/19 3 PM Central: These are selling for just $6.39. 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 

Kiinde Twist Pouch Breast Milk Storage Bags for Pumping, Freezing, and Feeding – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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TRC Shockshield GFCI Plug

TRC 14650006-6 Shockshield White GFCI Plug with Surge Protection, Prefect for Power Tools, Portable Compact Size, Prevents Unmonitored Equipment Startup, Ideal for Indoor Use, 120V/15A

TRC 14650006-6 Shockshield White GFCI Plug with Surge Protection

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  • INDOOR USE: Provides GFCI and single mode surge protection with any appliance or tool used indoors
  • VERSATILE: Perfect for Power Tools, Saws, Drills, Extension Cords and Lighting
  • COMPACT SIZE: Its small size makes it perfect for the toolbox and offers portable protection for institutional and residential applications
  • Prevents unmonitored equipment startup, manual reset is required after GFCI trip and power outage
  • Technical Specifications: 120V/15A, NEMA 5-15 P & R, Trip Level: 4 – 6 mA, MOV – 314 joules

 

TRC 14650006-6 Shockshield White GFCI Plug with Surge Protection – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Tip: Using a Pedal Foot Switch for Easy Pump Operation | All Grain Tips & Gear | Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources

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