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Igloo Maxcold Ice Blocks – Back at… 98 cents, VOLATILE Availability + Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs

Igloo Maxcold Ice Block by Igloo

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  • Provides localized intense cold for items in need of quick cooling
  • Eliminates mess of melting ice
  • Reusable block extends cooling performance
  • Packaging may vary

 

Use for helping to keep your homebrew cold on the go, helping to stabilize yeast temp in the fridge and more – See: Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs for more.

5/18 4:30 PM Central: These are back at just 98 cents. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderI’m calling this one volatile since it sold out relatively quickly the last couple times I posted this deal. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Igloo Maxcold Small Ice Block – 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 4 Heavy Duty Swivel Casters

Set of Four Heavy Duty Casters

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  • ✅ 【ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY MATERIALS】High quality Single ball bearings steel is selected to prolong the beering's service life. Non-marring thermoplastic rubber wheels (TPR) can reduce vibration, achieve smooth, quiet, and non-marking gliding experience on various flooring types. Wheel casters are designed to provide a smooth ride over uneven surfaces. It is ideal for furniture wheels, cartwheels, which will protect the floor.
  • ✅ 【QUIET MOVEMENT ON HARD SURFACES】 A solid solution for easily positioning your steel stand to any desired area.Withstands rigorous use in baby's room, warehouses, shops, restaurants, schools, and hospitals. Really helps moving it without inducing vibration, rattling, squeaking, and other hazards and annoyances.
  • ✅ 【HEAVY DUTY CASTERS FOR FURNITURE】 Each caster supports 110 lbs. of load (with a 440 lbs. total capacity for all four wheels). set of 4 casters have dual locking function(The brake locks both the wheel and the swivel simultaneously) while all four swivel 360-degree pivoting action for smooth wheeling on hard, smooth surfaces such as concrete with very low dragging. Double lock mechanism of both swivel and wheel rotation ensures stability.
  • ✅ 【DIMENSION DETAILS】Wheel Diameter: 2 inch/50mm,Wheel Width: 0.79inch/20mm, Top Plate Size: 2x2 inch/50x50mm, Hole Center to Hole Center: 1.38x1.38 inch/35 x 35mm, Mounting Hole Dimensions: 0.47x0.24inch/12x6mm, Mounting Height: 2.76inch/70mm.
  • ✅ 【LIFETIME WARRANTY】We stand behind the quality of our products. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us. a full refund or a new replacement can be arranged. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for risk-free shopping!

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.

 

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

2″ Caster Wheels Set of 4 Heavy Duty Plate Casters with Brake 2 inch Dual Locking Castors and No Noise TPR Rubber Wheel No Floor Marks Silent Castor Swivel for Furniture 4 Pack up to 440Lbs, No Screw – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

40 x Reusable Gardner Bender 12″ Cable Ties [Tubing Management & More] – $6.76 + 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

4/20 3 AM Central: These are selling for just $6.76. 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

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


For Your Brewery Project… Gardner Bender Toggle Switches

Gardner Bender Electrical Toggle Switch

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  • Perfect for industrial equipment or emergency lighting
  • Specifications: 10 A 277 V AC / 20 A 125 V AC
  • 75°C max. temperature rating
  • Terminal Type: Screw
  • Standard nut size, 15/32 - 32 inch.

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.

 

Gardner Bender GSW-124 Electrical Toggle Switch, SPST, ON-OFF, 6 A/120V AC, Screw Terminal – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft. [mash tun insulation & cooler hack]

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

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.

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “mash” and “cooler” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Note: multiple size and length options may be available.  Cost will vary.  Search Amazon for “Reflectix”

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.

Reflectix BP24010 Series Foil Insulation, 24 in. x 10 ft. – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Set of 4 Heavy Duty Swivel Casters

Set of Four Heavy Duty Casters

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  • 🎄【Materials and Process Upgrading】- Thickened universal steel column, thickening plate and double support bearing. High strength stainless steel electrophoresis stand, wear resistant mute steel ball. Caster wheels are made of superior polyurethane with strong abrasion resistance, silent shock absorber, wearproof, no drag marks. And enhance the impact resistance of the whole castor. Free screws and a spanner from now on. Total Load Capacity-1800lbs.
  • 🎄【With Locking Brake】- 4 inch casters. It comes pack of 4 wheels, each wheel has a separate brake. The brake locks both the wheel and the swivel simultaneously, effective to stop and prevent the devices from moving and hurting others.
  • 🎄【360 Degree Rotation Top Plate】- Easy to transform to any directions that you want, and spend little strength to move on. Note that the 4 inch casters are not small. 【 The specific size is shown in Figure 2.】
  • 🎄【Save Strength and Widely Used】- Easy to move the table, seat or shelf or other things if they have caster wheels. Wear resistant and durable, non marking. Furniture casters, workbench casters can be used in both industrial and residential applications. Suitable for multiple scenarios, designed specifically for handling.
  • 🎄【WARRANTY】- 2 Years Warranty, Free Replacement - No Questions Asked. ABSLIMUS brand wheels which is a highly known brand of caster wheel and known for its quality.

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.

 

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

4 inch Heavy Duty Casters, Lockable Bearing Caster Wheels with Brakes, Swivel Casters for Furniture and Workbench, Set of 4, Load 1800lbs – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

12 x Neodymium Magnets + Double-Sided Adhesive

MIKEDE Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets, 12 Pack Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive for Fridge, DIY, Scientific, Craft,and Office Magnets, 1.26 inch D x 1/8 inch H

MIKEDE Strong Neodymium Disc Magnets, 12 Pack Powerful Permanent Rare Earth Magnets with Double-Sided Adhesive for Fridge, DIY, Scientific, Craft,and Office Magnets, 1.26 inch D x 1/8 inch H

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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.

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 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.

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

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

New Reader Photo! – Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Snaps… 2.87 lbs, 46 Ounce Tub – Pretzels+Ingredient Storage

Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Snaps, Canister, 2.87 Pound, Canister Snaps, 46 Oz

Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Snaps, Canister, 2.87 Pound, Canister Snaps, 46 Oz

From HBF: These are pretzels. You can use the pretzels as… pretzels. 🙂  The tubs these come in look like they would be handy to re-use for ingredient storage. Specialty Grain, DME and more.

Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Snaps, Canister, 2.87 Pound, Canister Snaps, 46 Oz – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Thanks to HBF Reader Adam for this tip and photo!  Let’s be friends! 8 Ways to Connect with HBF

Adam Says: “I can testify to the pretzel containers, as most of my specialty grains are stored in containers from mixed nuts and cashews”

Igloo Maxcold Ice Blocks + Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs

Igloo Maxcold Ice Block by Igloo

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • Provides localized intense cold for items in need of quick cooling
  • Eliminates mess of melting ice
  • Reusable block extends cooling performance
  • Packaging may vary

 

Use for helping to keep your homebrew cold on the go, helping to stabilize yeast temp in the fridge and more – See: Homebrew Related Uses for Ice Packs for more.

Igloo Maxcold Small Ice Block – 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 4 Heavy Duty Swivel Casters

Set of Four Heavy Duty Casters

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  • Standard: A set of 4 caster wheels, 2 inch Polyurethane (PU) Swivel caster wheels,a box with screwdrivers, screws and iron washers
  • Wide use: widely used indoor and outdoor, trolleys, workbench, furniture, shelves and other items commonly found in workshops, garages, kitchens, offices etc.
  • Heavy duty and double ball bearing: Our 2 inch heavy duty top plate swivel caster wheels can carry 150Lbs, double bearing.
  • Double brake: Our top plate swivel caster wheels have double brake, it can brake the rotation direction of the bottom plate and the direction of the wheel forward, which is easy to operate.
  • Silence: Silent, easy to push, strong load capacity.

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.

 

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

ASHGOOB 2″ Caster Wheels Set of 4, Heavy Duty Casters with Brake, No Noise Locking Casters with Polyurethane (PU) Wheels, Swivel Plate Castors Pack of 4 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link