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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] + 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


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

  • 6 Pieces 5 Gallon Strainer Bags with Elastic Opening.
  • This strainers Around 120 Mesh for many filting uses.
  • Durable Nylon Mesh with Elastic Opening.
  • Easy fit into 5 Gallon Paint Buckets
  • Filtrate Particle form the paint to prevent clog when spray painting.

What are other people saying?  Search this product’s reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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

5 Gallon Elastic Opening Paint Strainer Bags 6 Pieces – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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1.75 or 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $75 via Buried In Kegs Sale AND Free Shipping! + 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!

Buried in Kegs Sale!  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is marking down their lineup of brand new ball lock kegs to just $75.  The deal includes 5, 3, 2.5 and 1.75 gallon sizes.  These are great kegs!  Check out my Hands on Review of the 2.5 and 5 gallon sizes.  Used kegs start out at just $30.  No coupon code is necessary.  Check product page for current price and availability. >>>>> AIH’s Buried in Kegs Sale!

This sale brings these great kegs down to $75.

Get Free Shipping!  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.  See AIH’s terms and conditions for full details, but this does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Applies to lower 48 US states.        FREE Shipping at AIH!Sale Items

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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PicoBrew Zymatic Electric Brew System – $1,400, Save $600! + Free Shipping and 5% Back, Limited Quantities

PicoBrew Zymatic

The PicoBrew Zymatic is an automated electric brew house.  Plug in your recipe and it takes care of the mash, hop additions and the boil.  Control and monitor your brew via wifi or ethernet via PicoBrew’s website.

The Zymatic also offers… repeatability.  Ever brew a beer that you loved only to fall short the next time?  Plug in the brew day or pull up a saved recipe and repeat the same beer every time with the Zymatic.

As of this posting, the Zymatic is under MAP pricing.  That translates to Minimum Advertising Pricing and pretty much means that everyone will have this for about the same price.  Retailers cannot publicly discount this unit.

  • Save $400! AIH has marked this down a whopping $400 to $1,600.
  • 5% back! – If you purchase the Picobrew from Adventures in Homebrewing, you’ll get the equivalent of 5% back via AIH’s Rewards Program.  This equates to about $80 back toward a future purchase.
  • Free Shipping: They are also offering free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Limited Quantities: As of this posting, 1 is available at this price.  If you’ve been waiting for a deal on this system, here’s you chance.  Check the product page for current availability and price.

PicoBrew Zymatic (Keg Included)

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1.75 or 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $79 AND Free Shipping, EDLP Work Around + 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!

As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has these marked down $40.99 from list to $79.  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

As of this posting these are marked EDLP.  That stands for everyday low price and means that they are excluded from most add on promotions.  They do work with this… As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.  See AIH’s terms and conditions for full details, but this does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Applies to lower 48 US states.        FREE Shipping at AIH!Sale ItemsThat gets you free shipping on something that typically does not work with promotions.

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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Hands on Review: Oliso SmartHub for Small Batch Brewing

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.

Oliso SmartHub for Small Batch Brewing

If you don’t know what a sous vide machine is, that’s forgivable. I’ve only met one person that’s used one. He raved about it so much that I had to investigate it. “Sous vide” is French for “under vacuum”. In sous vide cooking, you vacuum seal your steak (or whatever kind of food) in a bag, then place it in a pot of water that’s controlled to a specific temperature. The sealed bag keeps the meat from getting wet in the cooking water, and lets all the juices stay inside and not dry out. Depending on the “doneness” you want, you set the temperature of the water, throw your pouch in and then it cooks to the exact level you want.

Now getting us back to homebrewing, Oliso has a sous vide cooker that has features that support homebrewing. They combined the temperature control features of a traditional sous vide machine with the high power capability of an induction cooktop. The induction cooktop functions as the base of the machine, and when you set the SmartHub top on it, electrical contacts are made that change the induction top over to a temperature control machine. The tub has a built-in sensor that it uses to monitor the temperature of the liquid and adjust the power level accordingly.


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1.75 or 2.5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs – $79 AND Free Shipping, EDLP Work Around + 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!

As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has these marked down $40.99 from list to $79.  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

As of this posting these are marked EDLP.  That stands for everyday low price and means that they are excluded from most add on promotions.  They do work with this… As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $49 or more with a few exclusions.  See AIH’s terms and conditions for full details, but this does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Applies to lower 48 US states.        FREE Shipping at AIH!Sale ItemsThat gets you free shipping on something that typically does not work with promotions.

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

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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