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Reader Tip: 60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container [Grain Storage] – $26.87 via Sam’s Club

Thanks to HBF Reader Lars for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.  They are food grade, airtight and pest proof.  They also have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  The 60 lb size easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.

As of this posting Sam’s Club has the 60 lb size for just $26.87.  Note: Membership is required to purchase.  Buy online to reserve yours and the select in store pickup to skip the shipping charges. Price, promotions 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 this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Gamma Vault Stackable 60 lb. Airtight Pet Food Container

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Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

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Reader Tip: 15% Off Sitewide at ThermoWorks! – Thermapen, ChefAlarm & More

Thanks to HBF Reader David for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

ThermoWorks has discounted everything they carry site-wide by 15%  This also bundles with existing specials and sales.  No coupon code is necessary.  Discount will be automatically added in your cart.

Some gear to consider…
Thermapen Mk4 | ChefAlarm [Review] | ThermoPop | TimeStick | RT600C [Review]

15% off at ThermoWorks – use coupon code SUMMERSITEWIDE18

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page, sale page or ThermoWorks Sale Page for up to the minute description, price and availability.

Save 10%!  Save 10% an Additional 10% on ThermoWorks Purchases

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Reader Tip: Afternoon Wheat Beer Making Kit on Woot – small batch. all grain!

Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Afternoon Wheat Beer Making Kit via Woot

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

Afternoon Wheat Beer Making Kit
Light-bodied and easy-drinking for all-day sipping, our Afternoon Wheat is packed with a refreshingly floral hop aroma. It’s a perfect wheat beer for brewing and sharing with friends all day long.
Our Beer Making Kits include all the equipment and ingredients for a one-gallon all-grain batch.
Equipment and ingredients for your first batch of beer. The Kit is reusable, and all you need for your next batch is a new mix.

Inside the box:

All-Grain Ingredient Mix
Gallon (3.8 L) Glass Fermenter
Glass Spirit-Filled Thermometer
Vinyl Tubing
Racking Cane & Tip
Chambered Airlock
Brooklyn Brew Shop Cleanser
Screw-Cap Stopper
Pair that with the (Optional) Bottle Capper & Caps and Beer Bottle Set, and you’ve got everything you (or your favorite beer-loving giftee) could use to brew up their first batch. Now for the hard part: deciding which beer you want to brew first?

 

As of this posting, Woot Wine has this available in two versions.  Either with bottling and capping gear or without.  Prices start at $34.99.  Shipping is free for Amazon Prime Members [Try Prime for Free].  Available today 8/29/18 only, while supplies last.  Check site for current offering.

Wine.Woot!

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Reader Tip: PicoBrew Pico Model C System $179.99! on Woot

Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

PicoBrew PICO Model C Beer Brewing Appliance

PicoBrew Pico Model C (from the folks behind the Zymatic brewing appliance) is a small batch (5L) electric system that brews using PicoPaks.  Commercial clone PicoPaks are available along with original beers designed by PicoBrew.  If you want to brew your own recipe, you order it from PicoBrew in the form of a PicoPak.

More Info

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

With a Pico Model C in your kitchen or bar, you can brew your own great beer without all of the complex equipment, vessels, sterilization and cleanup. Select from more than 100 PicoPak recipes available on PicoBrew’s online BrewMarketplace or craft your own using our Web-based FreeStyle beer crafter. We’ll deliver a PicoPak full of fresh grains, hops and yeast to your doorstep and you’ll be brewing and proudly sharing kegs of your awesome craft beer before you know it!

BREW THE IMPOSSIBLE Pico Model C is an automated craft brewery that brews fresh craft beer using recipes from award-winning breweries. Brew any style of beer you desire – from IPAs to session ales to stouts to porters – starting with just the press of a button. Your beer will be fermented, carbonated, and ready to enjoy in 10-14 days.

ENDLESS BEER The Pico Model C uses ready-to-brew PicoPak ingredient packs that take the guesswork out of homebrewing. PicoPaks include the perfect balance of pre-measured, fresh grains, hops, and yeast so you can brew 5 liter batches of beers, (13) 12-ounce bottles, from a growing list of award-winning breweries from around the world available online in PicoBrew’s BrewMarketplace.

CUSTOMIZABLE RFID technology recognizes the biodegradable PicoPak and optimizes the settings for that recipe once inserted. Modify any PicoPak to your liking by simply adjusting the alcohol percentage (abv) and bittering IBUs.

CREATE YOUR OWN Making a custom craft beer is as easy as dragging and dropping grains, hops and yeast into a virtual PicoPak on PicoBrew’s Web site. The online FreeStyle beer crafter allows anyone to create a custom PicoPak that is sent to your home.

EXPERTLY ENGINEERED Monitor the automated brewing process with any Web enabled device. Everything you need is included to allow you to ferment, carbonate, and serve fresh craft beer in 10-14 days. PicoPaks are sold separately.

 

As of this posting, Home Woot has Pico Model C’s on sale for just $179.99.  Available today 8/30/18 only while supplies last.

Sellout.Woot!

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Reader Tip: PicoBrew Pico Model C System $189.99! on Woot

Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

PicoBrew PICO Model C Beer Brewing Appliance

PicoBrew Pico Model C (from the folks behind the Zymatic brewing appliance) is a small batch (5L) electric system that brews using PicoPaks.  Commercial clone PicoPaks are available along with original beers designed by PicoBrew.  If you want to brew your own recipe, you order it from PicoBrew in the form of a PicoPak.

More Info

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

With a Pico Model C in your kitchen or bar, you can brew your own great beer without all of the complex equipment, vessels, sterilization and cleanup. Select from more than 100 PicoPak recipes available on PicoBrew’s online BrewMarketplace or craft your own using our Web-based FreeStyle beer crafter. We’ll deliver a PicoPak full of fresh grains, hops and yeast to your doorstep and you’ll be brewing and proudly sharing kegs of your awesome craft beer before you know it!

BREW THE IMPOSSIBLE Pico Model C is an automated craft brewery that brews fresh craft beer using recipes from award-winning breweries. Brew any style of beer you desire – from IPAs to session ales to stouts to porters – starting with just the press of a button. Your beer will be fermented, carbonated, and ready to enjoy in 10-14 days.

ENDLESS BEER The Pico Model C uses ready-to-brew PicoPak ingredient packs that take the guesswork out of homebrewing. PicoPaks include the perfect balance of pre-measured, fresh grains, hops, and yeast so you can brew 5 liter batches of beers, (13) 12-ounce bottles, from a growing list of award-winning breweries from around the world available online in PicoBrew’s BrewMarketplace.

CUSTOMIZABLE RFID technology recognizes the biodegradable PicoPak and optimizes the settings for that recipe once inserted. Modify any PicoPak to your liking by simply adjusting the alcohol percentage (abv) and bittering IBUs.

CREATE YOUR OWN Making a custom craft beer is as easy as dragging and dropping grains, hops and yeast into a virtual PicoPak on PicoBrew’s Web site. The online FreeStyle beer crafter allows anyone to create a custom PicoPak that is sent to your home.

EXPERTLY ENGINEERED Monitor the automated brewing process with any Web enabled device. Everything you need is included to allow you to ferment, carbonate, and serve fresh craft beer in 10-14 days. PicoPaks are sold separately.

 

As of this posting, Home Woot has Pico Model C’s on sale for just #189.99.  Available today 8/8/18 only while supplies last.

Home.Woot!

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Reader Tip: GrowlerWerks uKeg 128 ounce [1 Gallon] Pressurized Growler

Thanks to HBF Reader @ThinBrewLine via Twitter for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]uKeg 128 Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer

uKeg 128 Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer by GrowlerWerks


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

  • The uKeg 128 keeps beer fresh and carbonated for 2 weeks
  • Vacuum insulated 18/8 stainless steel keeps beer cold all day
  • Adjustable VPR cap and gauge enable perfect carbonation for different beer styles
  • Locking dispenser tap with interchangeable handle provides for endless personalization. Pressure Gauge – easily read the pressure inside the growler
  • Sight tube with pint and ounce measurements ensure you know when you’re getting low
  • Share your beer or homebrew with friends anytime, anywhere
  • Plated with a bright, durable copper finish for a true, old-fashioned brewery look
  • Holds up to 128 ounces of liquid


This is vacuum insulated, has a 1 gallon capacity, is pressurized and has a built in tap.  That makes it an on the go mini keg that, in many cases, won’t even need to be refrigerated.

uKeg 128 Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer


Top Post: Tips and Gear for Growler Filling

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Reader Tip: 48″ Kettle Whip – Mash Paddle For Larger Batches

Thanks to HBF Reader Nathan for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]Winco 48-Inch Kettle Whip

Winco 48-Inch Kettle Whip by Winco

Nathan Says: “I know that you have had a lot of success with the whisk and I personally purchased it, but for me and just doing 10+ gallon batches it was a pain and would bend and just didn’t really work that well for me. I wanted to send a new product that I have purchased and its larger but sturdier and feel likes it does a better job.”  Related:  Four Easy Upgrades for Brew Day & Hands on Review – 24″ Stainless Whisk

Winco 48-Inch Kettle Whip


Also Consider: Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch – Review

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Jester King Brewery Shares Homebrew Recipes for Six of Their Beers!

The fine brewers at Jester King based in Austin Texas have released homebrew recipes for 6 of their beers.  Kudos to Jester King for sharing with the homebrewing community!

Recipes includes

  • Biere De Miel, an ale brewed with Texas wildflower honey
  • Das Wunderkind!, a blend of young, fresh ale with mature, barrel-aged ale
  • Gotlandsdricka, an ale brewed with smoked malt, juniper, and sweet gale
  • Kvass, an ale brewed with miche bread
  • Noble King, a hoppy ale
  • Snörkel, an ale brewed with oyster mushrooms and smoked sea salt

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Reader Tip: Refurbished PicoBrew Pico Model C System $224.99! on Woot

Thanks to HBF Reader Jason and Twitter Follower [connect with HBF on Twitter] The Beer Sommellier for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

PicoBrew PICO Model C Beer Brewing Appliance

PicoBrew Pico Model C (from the folks behind the Zymatic brewing appliance) is a small batch (5L) electric system that brews using PicoPaks.  Commercial clone PicoPaks are available along with original beers designed by PicoBrew.  If you want to brew your own recipe, you order it from PicoBrew in the form of a PicoPak.

As of this posting, Home Woot has refurbished Pico Model C’s on sale for just $224.99.  Those are available today 6/4/18 only while supplies last.

Home.Woot!

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20% Off eBay! + Lots of Great Homebrew Deals!

Thanks to HBF Reader Dylan for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

eBay has a very short sale going on today only where they are taking 20% off most item with a minimum $50 purchase.  The maximum discount is $100 and the coupon code can only be used one time per account.  You can add multiple items to your eBay cart and use the coupon on the combined purchase.  This is a great chance to get a deal on MAP items at a discounted price.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Priced.  Retailers generally carry this merchandise at the same price and cannot discount it.  This type of a sale is a rare loophole that allows you to beat MAP pricing.

20% Off eBay!

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