120 Piece Stainless Steel Oetiker-Style Clamp Assortment – $18.77 + free prime ship

Glarks 120Pcs 7-21mm 304 Stainless Steel Single Ear stepless Hose Clamps Assortment Kit


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  • High Precision Single Ear Stepless Hose Clamps
  • Material: 304 Stainless Steel, Corrosion-Resistant , Will Not Rust For Long-Term Use
  • Package Include: 7-21mm 7 Kind Of Size 120pcs Total In A Clear Box, Easy To Store
  • 360 ° Stepless Design – There Is No Protrusion And Gap In The Inner, Narrowband Design Providing A More Concentrated Sealing Pressure

I use stainless steel Oetiker Stepless clamps for most gas and beer applications.  I like the fact that they are… stainless steel, stepless (keep reading) and the fact that they stay tight (keep reading).  These clamps are designed so that there are no steps (gaps) on the inside.  That reduces the possibility that tubing will be torn or damaged.  These are single use clamps.  The upside of that is… Oetiker Stepless clamps will not loosen over time.  When they’re tight, they’re tight.  I really like that for kegerator applications because… A: I don’t like to empty CO2 tanks for no good reason and B: I don’t like standing beer in my kegerator.

I’m a big fan of Oetiker style clamps, especially in my kegerator.  See: Oetiker Stepless Clamps for Kegerator Gas and Beer Lines.

10/23/20 7:30 PM Central: This combo has dropped to just $18.77.  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.

Glarks 120Pcs 7-21mm 304 Stainless Steel Single Ear stepless Hose Clamps Assortment Kit


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Tips for Fighting Homebrew Boil-Overs!

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Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts!


  • Start with a well-sized kettle.  Having some margin, gives you a better chance to fight the dreaded boil-over.
  • Be alert!  When your wort hits hot-break temperatures, boil-overs can happen quickly.
  • Adding hops is another potential boil-over inducing event that should be ready for.
  • Stir the Foam!  If you’re fighting a boil-over… stir the foam.  No need to stir the entire batch, just stir the very top to break up the foam more quickly.
  • A spray bottle of water (set to a moderate mist) works well to combat foam
  • A wooden spoon placed over the top of your brew kettle can help break up foam.  Personally I would not use this as primary defense.
  • FermCap-S Foam Control – This is designed to control foam.  It settles out during fermentation and actually helps increase head retention.
  • Search Amazon for “food safe spray bottle”
  • Search Amazon for “24 stainless whisk”
  • Related Review: Hands On: 24″ Stainless Steel Whisk – Extract, All Grain and Whirlpooling
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Vanilla Porter Recipe Kits – from $29.59 + Free Ship Eligible via AIH’s Seasonal Recipe Sale

Vanilla Porter Homebrew Recipe

  • Adventures in Homebrewing has discounted select seasonal homebrew kits by a generous 20%.
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.
  • An easy filler item, if you’re for help to qualify for free shipping… 4 lbs of PBW (a good deal at $23.99)
  • While you’re at it… AIH is discounting in stock Omega Yeast Strains to just $5.99.

Vanilla Porter All Grain Recipe Kits – from $29.59 with this sale

Complete Lineup: 20% Off Seasonal All Grain Kits | 20% Off Seasonal Extract Kits

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American Made Commercial Quality Red Gas Hose, 5/16 ID – 59 cents/ft! + flat rate ship eligible

Gas Hose, Red, 5/16 ID, 9/16 OD, Per Foot from Keg Connection

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Bevflex 5/16 ID X 9/16 OD Beer Line Hose. Red to often used to indicate gas hose, but this line also works great for liquid. We also carry this hose in Blue for identifying liquid applications. American Made, dual durometer (see description below) tasteless and odorless hose for superior liquid or gas delivery. This is commercial quality, American Made hose is also NSF rated and perfect for commercial or home applications. This hose is twice the thickness of some hoses offered by other companies. Sold by the foot.

  • Dual Durameter – This refers to the two layers of the hose. The inside layer is clear and is a harder durameter so it will retard permeation of the flavors and odors from the liquid being dispensed. The outside layer is red and much more flexible. The combination of the two give the best compromised of protection coupled with flexibility.
  • This hose is NSF rated. NSF is an international organization dedicated to verifying the safety of food safe products
  • Phthalate Free
  • Bevflex 204 hose is widely used in the draft beer industry. It is manufactured in the United States

 

  • As of this posting, this is selling for just 59 cents per foot.
  • HBF Readers Save More!  Coupon code HBF5OFF saves you 5% off EVERYTHING site wide.  Stacks with all non-coupon sales
  • This also falls under Keg Connection’s Flat Rate Shipping Promotion.  Your entire order ships for one flat rate, no matter how much you order, to addresses in the contiguous US.

Gas Hose, Red, 5/16 ID, 9/16 OD, Per Foot

Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat $9.95 no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

Deals & Every Day Values at Keg Connection

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FOUR Ball Lock Quick Disconnects [2 x Gas + 2 x Liquid] – now $7.44, $1.86 per QD + free prime ship

14321 2 Pair Ball Lock Disconnects for Corny Kegs 2 Gas 2 Liquid, Black/White

2 Pair Ball Lock Disconnects for Corny Kegs 2 Gas 2 Liquid, Black/White

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These ball lock disconnects fit the most commonly used Home Brew tank (a.k.a. Corney Keg). Stainless Steel barb fitting with 1/4″ outside diameter.



Related: Have you ever lost or damaged the o-ring that’s inside your keg QDs?  Me too.  Grab some food-grade spares to have on hand – Internal QD Replacement O-Rings – Food Safe Silicone – More Info: Food Safe Replacement Keg O-Rings


10/23/20 4 PM Central: These have dropped to just $7.44.  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.

14321 2 Pair Ball Lock Disconnects for Corny Kegs 2 Gas 2 Liquid, Black/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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While it Lasts – Save on Vanguard Pellet Hops via MoreBeer’s Hop Clearance

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  • MoreBeer is discounting select Hops as part of a Hop Clearance.
  • Quantities are limited to supplies on hand.  As such availability can change quickly.
  • As of this posting, Vanguard is included in the mix, on sale for $1.49 per ounce or $2.49 for two ounces.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

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Also… The Hop Market! <<  Rotating deep discount hops

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

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Sankey D Type Opening Tool… $14.99, Save 50% via William’s Brewing Fall Clearance Sale

Sankey D Type Opening Tool

  • William’s Brewing has launched a huge Fall Clearance Sale.
  • No coupon code is necessary.  Supplies may be limited.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.
  • Get a Freebie:  Place an order with a subtotal of $50.00 or more and enter web coupon code BEARDANA at checkout and you’ll get a free Beardana.  No need to add the beardana to your cart.  Just put together an order of $50 or more and apply coupon code BEARDANA at checkout and it will be automatically added to your cart.

William’s Brewing Fall Clearance Sale!

This makes Sankey D Type Opening Tool just $19.99 while supplies last.

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.

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Gile House Brew Supply Stainless Steel Head Magnetic Drive Wort & Beer Pump with In-line Switch… $64.95 + free shipping, w/20% off coupon

GILE HOUSE BREW SUPPLY Stainless Steel Head Magnetic Drive Wort & Beer Pump - 120V Food Grade Water Circulation Pump With In-line Switch

GILE HOUSE BREW SUPPLY Stainless Steel Head Magnetic Drive Wort & Beer Pump – 120V Food Grade Water Circulation Pump With In-line Switch


  • Stainless Steel Pump Head For Durability
  • In-Line Switch For Ease Of Operation
  • Rated For Transfer Of Liquid Up To 240°F
  • Magnetic Drive Ensures No Lubricated Bearings Contact The Liquid And Prevents Contamination
  • Extremely Quiet Operation

10/23/20 12:30 PM Central: This is selling for $84.95.  Click on “Save extra $20 when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $64.95 at checkout.  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.

GILE HOUSE BREW SUPPLY Stainless Steel Head Magnetic Drive Wort & Beer Pump – 120V Food Grade Water Circulation Pump With In-line Switch


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Homebrewing Spreadsheets – Brewing Spreadsheet, Brew in a Bag and Small Batch

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Homebrew recipe and brew day software can be handy.  Something like BeerSmith or BrewfatherFree Non-Expiring Brewfather Trial Account – can be invaluable for creating recipes, figuring SRM, figuring IBUs, fitting beers into established styles and lots more.  Some are BeerSmith power users and track every recipe and every brew day in this great software.

Sometimes you just want to brew.  It’s a recipe that you’ve brewed before, something you’re putting together on the fly, or you just want something quick and easy to tell you temperatures and volumes.  Even though I have and use recipe software, I just find it easier to use brew day spreadsheets to track each individual beer.  I’ve developed three that I use in different situations.

The formulas in these spreadsheets are tried and true.  I’ve used them myself for years.  Hundreds, maybe thousands of homebrewers have used them too.  I’ve taken feedback and tweaked and corrected things over time.

  • My Brewing Spreadsheet – written from the batch sparge perspective, although variable can be modified to work with fly sparging.  Figures water volumes, strike water temperatures, projects volumes, helps you correct gravities and more.  If you’re batch sparging, your brew day is presented in narrative step by step directions.  A one page printed brew day summary is also created from your recipe letting you know what to do at each step and giving you something to write notes on.
  • BIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet – similar to my original beer making spreadsheet but tweaked for Brew in a Bag/BIAB style brewing.  This spreadsheet has an anytime gravity estimate and correction calculator to help you project and correction gravities.  Instead of a one page summary, the entire spreadsheet is setup to print out on a single  8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper.  You still get narrative step by step directions.
  • Small Batch BIAB Spreadsheet – Brew in a Bag, but this time a simplified version for small batch BIAB brewers.  This is designed to make homebrewing easy and the post contains a step by step how to for brewing small batch all grain homebrews on your stovetop.

Need More?

My brew day spreadsheet helps you calculate water volumes and temps and helps you do simple tracking.

If you’re looking for a powerful, full featured solution for building recipes, brew day tracking and loads more, consider Brewfather.

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Always use caution when dealing with hot liquids and electricity.  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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G Francis Stainless Steel Keg Dry Hop Filter [for Keg and Fermentor] – $10.99, best price + free prime ship

Brewing Hopper Basket, Stainless Steel 300 Micron Mesh – Cornelius Keg Homebrew Dry Hops Beer and Tea Kettle Brew Filter

Brewing Hopper Basket, Stainless Steel 300 Micron Mesh – Cornelius Keg Homebrew Dry Hops Beer and Tea Kettle Brew Filter by G Francis

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  • FILTER BEER OR MAKE TEA: We love beer, but what is better than the beverage itself is the satisfaction of creating it; The G. Francis® Brewing Hopper Basket, Stainless Steel 300 Micron Mesh – Cornelius Keg Homebrew Dry Hops Beer and Tea Kettle Brew Filter is designed for brewing systems to contain hops while keeping the debris out of pumps, chillers, and your finished beer, resulting in a clearer beer and better taste; Suitable for beer brewing, making compost tea, and putting into a boil pot
  • EASY TO USE: Simply pour hops directly into this filter and place in your kettle system during the boil; Holds up to 2 ounces of leaves; Works in a wort/boil kettle or in a keg for dry hopping; Add any hops to brew lighter or stronger beer depending on your taste
  • FILTER MORE: Large filter can hold up to 2 ounces of leaves and fits a 5-gallon keg; Constructed from stainless-steel and 300-micron mesh to securely hold hops without loose debris
  • DURABLE: 300-micron mesh that will not wrinkle or easily damage; Frame made from firm stainless steel for strength and longevity; Will resist rust, corrosion, heat, and pressure; Enables easier sterilization prior to brewing and easy cleanup
  • REUSABLE: Easier than beer cloth hops bags to remove, clean, and sanitize; Washable –Put in the dishwasher as a separate load with no soap, or simply use a garden hose (a no-rinse cleaner and sponge after you rinse works, as well); No need to be completely spotless since it will be sanitized in the boil

 

10/23/20 10 AM Central: This has dropped to $10.99. 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.

Brewing Hopper Basket, Stainless Steel 300 Micron Mesh – Cornelius Keg Homebrew Dry Hops Beer and Tea Kettle Brew Filter


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