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Rare Sale: SS Brewtech Brew Bucket 3.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters – Save 20%!

Brew Bucket Mini Fermenter - 3.5 gal. FE803 3.5 Gallon SS Brewing Technologies Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermentor via MoreBeer

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Upgrade your home brewery with an innovative, Stainless Steel, 3.5 Gallon Brew Bucket™ Fermenter! Many have asked for a smaller BrewBucket, and that has been heard. The Brew Bucket mini is perfect for 2.5 gallon batches. With features similar to the original 7 gallon Brew Bucket, the Mini is a great way to do smaller batches. Whether you are interested in splitting a 5 gallon batch for experimenting, or just brew 2.5 gallons, the BrewBucket Mini is a great choice.

Featuring a conical bottom, 304 SS construction, a rotating racking arm valve, and stackable design, these are space saving feature rich fermenters that are easy and enjoyable to use.

We inspected and used the Brew Bucket™ and one of the most unique features that stood out is that the Brew Bucket can be stacked during fermentation, even with an airlock attached. We also like the conical bottom that allows trub to settle out in a concentrated space that minimizes the surface area of the trub that is in contact with your beer. The included Patent Pending Rotating Racking Valve is also a brilliantly simple design allowing you to rotate the racking arm inside the Brew Bucket down during fermentation to minimize trub, and later up to get clear beer when racking! Etched Volume Markers on the inside were super handy when filling.

The build quality is really amazing for the price. Welds are clean. The lid is strong and the spring loaded lid hatches are solid. The lid includes a removable, molded silicone gasket that ensures an airtight seal. We love an airtight seal so that we can be sure to see the airlock working. The welded on stainless handles make the BrewBucket super easy to move.

Features:

  • 304 SS Food Grade Construction
  • Rotating Racking Arm & Valve (Patent Pending)
  • 3.5 Gal Max Capacity (2.5 gal Batches)
  • 40° Conical Bottom for Trub Trapping
  • Nests for Storage & Stacks for Ferment!
  • SS lid w/ Silicone Gasketed seal
  • Spring Loaded Lid Clamps for Airtight Lid Seal
  • Offset Airlock Hole includes Silicone Stopper
  • Gallon Markers inside for visual volume assessment
  • Stainless construction resists damage and is easy to clean
  • 8.5″ Bottom Width / 11″ Top Width x 16″ Height

 

Pertinent Facts…

  • Ss Brewtech gear is rarely discounted.  I’m pretty sure most of the lineup is on MAP pricing, that means discounts generally are not offered.
  • A rare sale:  MoreBeer’s 12 Deals of Christmas – sale discounts a different item or selection of items each of the first 12 days of December.  Day 4’s Deal was a discount on select Ss Brewtech Gear.  That discount code is still working as of this posting.  Use coupon code DEAL4 to get 20% off this fermenter
  • Get free shipping: Shipping for most items will be free, with a $59 order to addresses in the contiguous US and their Free Shipping Program
  • Check out our Hands on Review of the Brew Bucket – This review is of the larger 7 gallon model.  General features should be very similar.

Brew Bucket Mini Fermenter – 3.5 gal. FE803

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TWO x Brand New 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – on sale + free shipping + free $25 gift card + Hands on Review

Brand New 2.5 Gallon Gallon Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in Homebrewing.  ISO 9001 Certified, NSF Certified, Ball Lock 2.5 Gallon Capacity and have double rubber handles.  Typically double rubber handle kegs cost more compared to single strap handle kegs.

2.5 gallon kegs are great for small batch brewing, splitting batches and serving on the go.  Check out my Hands on Review of these great kegs.

  • These are on sale for $75
  • These are marked EDLP = Every Day Low Price.  That means they do not qualify for most deals.
  • Free Shipping:  Qualifying orders of $55 or more ship for free to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Get a FREE $25 Gift Card: Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $25 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.  No coupon code is necessary.  The “Free $25 Gift Card” is a virtual Gift Card that will be emailed to directly after purchase is complete – Buy two of these kegs and you’ll qualify for a free gift card.

AIH New 2.5 Gallon Corny Keg Ball Lock

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PicoBrew Pico C Beer Brewing Appliance

PicoBrew Pico C Beer Brewing Appliance 14" x 12" x 16" Black

PicoBrew Pico C Beer Brewing Appliance 14″ x 12″ x 16″ Black


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

  • Brews 5 liters of your favorite craft beer at a time – the equivalent of (13) 12-ounce bottles – using pico Pak, kits containing all-natural grains and hops ingredients
  • Select pico Pak from award-winning beers from a growing list of over 180 large and small breweries around the world available on the pico brew marketplace.Diameter: 8.5 inches
  • Fine-tune the ABV (alcohol Content) and ibu (bitterness level) of any pico Pak to your liking, or create a custom freestyle pico Pak with your own recipe of grains, hops, and yeast
  • Simple cleanup with built-in steam cleaning and dishwasher-safe components
  • Pico Pak sold separately

PicoBrew Pico C Beer Brewing Appliance 14″ x 12″ x 16″ 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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1 FerMonster Fermenters – $12.74 + free ship eligible & step by step small batch directions

Fermonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy (Spigot Not Included) FE261TANK

Fermonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy from MoreBeer

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The Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center. Because they are made from virgin PET plastic they nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys.

These Fermenters are ported but do not come with a spigot. FE347 is the plastic spigot we recommend along with this fermenter.

Made from heavy PET plastic, the same material used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration. Due to the thickness of the material and the overall geometry the Fermonster does not require ribs or dimples for stability. That results in a super smooth interior surface that reduces yeast and sediment buildup making it the easiest to clean, most sanitary PET carboy on the market. The huge 4″ opening makes filling a breeze, and cleanup is as easy as wiping down the inside.

These fermentors are completely air-tight and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring. Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.

Features:

  • 4″ inner diameter wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included (Fits #10 Stopper)
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F
  • Height: 9.45 inches
  • Diameter: 6.7 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
  • Perfect for Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Kombucha or any other fermented beverage!

 

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this on sale for just $12.74. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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.

Fermonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy FE261TANK

Also: Hands on Review: FerMonster Fermentors

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Pico Pro Craft Beer Brewing Appliance

Pico – Craft Beer Brewing Appliance

Pico Pro Craft Beer Brewing Appliance for Homebrewing


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

  • Brews 5 liters of beer at a time – the equivalent of 13 12-ounce bottles
  • Fine-tune the ABV (alcohol content) and ibu (bitterness level) of any PicoPak to your liking, or create a custom PicoPak with your own recipe of grains, hops, and yeast.
  • Designed for home brewing elites, the Pico Pro comes with two 6. 6 liter (1. 75 gallon) ball-lock kegs, easy to connect to your kegerator or the included CO2-powered party tap
  • Professional Co2 force-carbonation system so you can enjoy your finished beer faster
  • Built-in steam cleaning and dishwasher-safe components make clean-up simple

Pico Pro Craft Beer Brewing Appliance for Homebrewing – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Reader Tip: Brooklyn BrewShop Hard Cider Kits on Woot – great for gifts

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

As of one of their daily deals, Woot has select Brooklyn BrewShop Homebrew.  Valid today 11/30/19 only while supplies last.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free]. 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 Woot page.  Check Woot for today’s offering.

Brooklyn Brew Shop Starter Kit Sets

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FerMonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot – $13.99! + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

FerMonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot FE261

FerMonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot from MoreBeer


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

The Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center. Because they are made from vigin PET plastic they nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys.

These ported versions come with our plastic spigot (FE347), allowing for easy racking and sampling!

Made from heavy PET plastic, the same material used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration. Due to the thickness of the material and the overall geometry the Fermonster does not require ribs or dimples for stability. That results in a super smooth interior surface that reduces yeast and sediment buildup making it the easiest to clean, most sanitary PET carboy on the market. The huge 4″ opening makes filling a breeze, and cleanup is as easy as wiping down the inside.

These fermentors are completely air-tight and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring. Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.


Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $13.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

FerMonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot FE261

Also: Hands on Review: FerMonster Fermentors

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THREE Stacking Deals: 1.75 or 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $75 AND Free Shipping + Free $20 Gift Card + Hands on Review

Brand New 1.75 and 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs via Adventures in HomebrewingCheck out my Hands on Review of the 2.5 and 5 gallon versions of this keg.

1.75-2.5 gallons could be great for splitting batches, small batch brewers, doing one-off beers from split from a 5 gallon batch… or for easily serving on the go.  Purge with CO2, fill from your tap and place in ice in a 5 gallon bucket…. whammo!

Deal #1, Buried in Kegs Sale: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has these marked down to $75 as part of AIH”s Buried in Kegs Sale.  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

Deal #2, Free Shipping: As of this posting AIH is shipping most orders of $55 or more for free to addresses in the contiguous US.  The 1.75 and 2.5 gallon sizes DO qualify for this.

Deal #3, Get a Free $20 Gift Card!  As of this posting, AIH a free $20 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift card.

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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SIX x 5 Gallon Nylon Bags [Small Batch BIAB] – $9.99, $1.67 each + BIAB Resources & Step by Step Small Batch Technique

5 Gallon Elastic Opening Paint Strainer Bags 6 Pieces

SIX x 5 Gallon Strainer Bags with Elastic Opening


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  • 6 Pieces 5 Gallon Strainer Bags with Elastic Opening.
  • This strainers Around 120 Mesh for many filtering uses.
  • Durable Nylon Mesh with Elastic Opening.
  • Easy fit into 5 Gallon Paint Buckets

What are other people saying?  Search this product’s reviews for “homebrew”

I really enjoy brewing small batches using this technique, especially when it’s cold outside.

10/28/419 2:45 AM Central: These are selling for just $9.99.  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

5 Gallon Elastic Opening Paint Strainer Bags 6 Pieces


Also: BIAB: Brew in a Bag – Easy All Grain Homebrew! – Gear, Resources & Reviews – includes free spreadsheet for figuring water volumes and temps

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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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Brand New ITALIAN MADE 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg – $101.99 + Free Shipping

Italian Made 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Keg

Brand New Italian Made 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs from MoreBeer

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Imagine this…. you’re out camping with friends, and one of your buddies says he would love to have a cold brew. Then just picture the looks on their faces as you pull your brand new Cornelius Keg out of your cooler, full of your rich home brew!

This 2.5 gallon corny keg is perfect for the serious home brewer who loves to brew ½ batches, or is just tight on kitchen space. It will fit pretty much anywhere from coolers to backpacks, in your keezer, or in your fridge.

You’ll love the rubber tops on these 2.5 gallon kegs because they have two handles and are easier to stack! It is versatile, travels well and just looks cool!

The quality of these Italian-made cornelius kegs is undeniable. They are welded by laser under inert gas which means there are no nooks or crannies where bacteria can hide. They may cost more than kegs made in China but the quality difference is a perfect batch versus a ruined one. Quality is important because your beer may sit in these kegs for months. If bacteria gets into a bad weld they are going to very hard to kill.

  • High quality Italian made ball-lock style kegs with rubber top and bottom
  • Kegs are 15″ tall, x 8.25″ diameter and weigh 7.5 pounds.
  • Max working pressure of 130 PSI. 

 

In my opinion, double rubber handles are preferable to single metal strap handles – you have.. two handles vs one and they allow the keg to be inverted for draining.

2.5 gallon kegs are great for small batch brewing, small space kegging, splitting batches and serving on the go.  This size of keg fits nicely in a 5 gallon bucket of ice.

As of this posting, MoreBeer has these on sale for $101.99. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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.

Corny Keg – NEW (2.5 gallon) KEG419

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