Save $200 on a 5 BBL Conical Fermenter!

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 Limited time and quantity promo code from  MoreBeer.com
Promo Codes for the Month of December, 2016
Coupon Code Date: 12-30-2016 to While Supplies Last
Promotion Details: Save $200 on a 5 BBL Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter
Promo Code: CONICAL SALE
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Coupon Description:  Okay, I know what you are thinking… Hey jackhole,  this is “Home” Brewing deal webiste, why are you listing a deal on a 5 BBL Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter? Well, we all have dreams right?  Some home brewers have aspirations of opening their own brewery and if they do, they are going to need larger equipment! So this deal is for all of the dreamers and at the very least, this might give you an idea of how much a 5 BBL Brewing Setup is going to cost you if you ever make the jump.  Right now MoreBeer has these on sale for $6,395.  These heavy duty stainless steel beer tanks are built for longevity, quality, and cost effectiveness.  They also includes a hefty list of quality features to ease the brewing process.  This 5 BBL Conical Fermenter is built from high quality 304 grade stainless steel and are covered with a dimpled jacket that allows for easy integration with a new or an existing glycol system,. They are then covered in another layer of polyurethane insulation foam and another sheet of stainless steel to minimize heat transfer.  Here are some of the features of this beautiful 5 bbl stainless steel beer fermenter.

  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • The outer shell is 1.5 mm thick with a brushed finish
  • The inner wall is 3 mm thick with smooth ground welds and a 2B finish
  • Includes a glycol jacket which is dimple welded and 2mm thick
  • 20% oversized for a nice headspace
  • Pressure/Vacuum relief valve
  • Thermocouple interface
  • Sample valve
  • Spinning CIP cleaning head and separate piping
  • Rotating racking arm
  • Large yeast dump port
  • Hop port
  • Carb stone
  • Separate blow-off pipe
  • Side man-door
  • Tank Height: 78″, With Blowoff Pipe: 83″
  • Tank Diameter: 42″
  • Working Volume: 5 bbls
  • Max Volume: 6 bbls
  • Working Pressure: 1 Bar (15 psi)
  • All ports are 1.5″ TC except for
  • 4″ TC Lid Hopping Port
  • 4″ TC Lid Blowoff Port
  • 2″ TC Lid PVRV, 2.5″
  • TC Racking arm, 2.5″ Bottom Dump Valve

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Save $20 On A Homebrew Equipment Washer

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Homebrew Promo Code Date: 12-28-2016
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Save on over 200 Home Brewing Items at the Adventures in Homebrewing Clearance Sale

Save on over 200 Items at the Adventures in Hombrewing Warehouse Clearance Sale!

Save on over 200 Items at the Adventures in Hombrewing Warehouse Clearance Sale!

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Sale from Adventures In Homebrewing – December  2016
Sale Date: 12-27-2016 to 12-31-2016
Promotion Details: Save on over 200 Home Brewing Items
Homebrewing Sale Code: Warehouse Clearance Sale
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Availability: In Stock

Sale Description: Save on over 200 Home Brewing Items at the Adventures in Homebrewing Clearance Sale.  Click the link to view all of the items that currently have their prices slashed! Plus free shipping offers on many items!

To take advantage of this home brewing promotion, use the sale code listed above if applicable and click on the following link:

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Save $40 on a new 40 Plate Wort Chiller with this MoreBeer Coupon Code

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Coupon Description:  MoreBeer.com has a coupon code that will save you $40 on a new 40 Plate Wort Chiller and get you Free Shipping. That is a buck off per plate! This 40 plate home brewing wort chiller is both efficient and economical! This popular addition to your home brewing system will cool your wort to the perfect low temperature to get the best cold break possible! Not to mention getting your wort to the ideal pitching temperature on the first pass while reducing the amount of water you need to use compared to many immersion wort chillers. Equipped with a 1/2 inch MPT wort inlet and outlet to match up to the most common size of home brewery hoses, as well as a 3/4 inch MPT water inlet and outlet for easy connection to garden hose fittings.

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Big After Christmas Homebrewing Blowout Sale!

Post Holiday Homebrewing Blowout Sale!

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Promo Code for the Month of  December, 2016
Homebrew Promo Code Date: 12-26-2016 to 12-30-2016
Coupon Details: Post Holiday Homebrewing Blowout Sale!
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Save $25 On A 2 Tap Draft Beer Tower

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Converting a Refrigerator to a Kegerator!

A step by step guide on how to build a Kegerator for your home brewed beer! #kegerator #guide

A step by step guide on how to build a Kegerator for your home brewed beer! #kegerator #guide

 

For the last several years, I have been using a plane old refrigerator to store my kegs and have been serving my beer from picnic \ cobra taps. A couple of weeks ago I decided to take the keg fridge to the next level and convert it to a full fledged Kegerator! After ordering some parts from MoreBeer and taking a trip to the local hardware supply shop, I had everything that I needed to begin my work.  My goal is to list out all of the basics of what you will need to conduct the process yourself but I am sure to miss something and if you need any specifics please feel free to ask; I am happy to help if I can.  Also, please keep in mind that I am not a carpenter, engineer or machinist; so there are probably 10 better ways of doing this, I am just trying to share my experience in case it helps someone else out.

Step 1 – Ordering your gear!
I figured that if I am going to take the time to do this project, I was going to do it right!  Recently MoreBeer started to carry Intertap stainless steel beer facuets – tap, which are basically the Holy Grail of beer taps!

Intertap Stainless Steel Beer Taps and Beer Faucets!

Intertap Stainless Steel Beer Taps and Beer Faucets!

I chose these intertap beer faucets for a few different reasons.  For one, they offered an all stainless steel faucets which is important to me because I want it to last, I want it to be sanitary and I do not want it be releasing strange metallic particulates in to my beer. These Intertap beer faucets are also forward sealing and in forward-sealing faucets the faucet keeps beer in it so the inside doesn’t have a chance to get sticky, making cleaning much easier. It also reduces the chance of off flavors transferring to your beer while you pour. One of the things that sets Intertap beer taps apart from other forward sealing taps is that Intertap faucets use a sliding shuttle that guides the o-ring into the perfect position every time. The Intertap stainless steel faucets are also modular allowing you to add helpful items like a ball lock spout, growler filling spout and a stout beer spout! They have two varieties in all stainless and 1 features a flow control lever.  I ended up getting 1 flow control faucet and 3 standard stainless steel faucets. MoreBeer has the best price I have found for Intertap Faucets and also offers fast free shipping on orders over $59.  Here are links to them as well as links to the anti-microbial beer line which I also highly recommend. Do not forget to pick a shank for each beer faucet, I got the 4″ shanks and they have me plenty of extra room to run them into my refrigerator door.

Intertap Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Beer Faucet

Intertap Forward Sealing Stainless Steel Beer Faucet with Flow Control

Intertap Stainless Steel Beer Faucet and Beer Tap Shanks

Ultra Barrier  Antimicrobial and PVC Free Beer Tubing

 

Chalkboard Beer Tap Handles

Chalkboard Beer Tap Handles

For now, I am using chalkboard tap handles, which make it convenient to remind me which beer is on which which tap in case I have a couple too many. At some point I would like to design a handle for each beer that I make but these look great, are functional and will do the trick for now.  They come in both chalkboard tap handles and white board dry erase tap handles, depending on what your prefer:

Chalkboard Beer Tap Handles

Whiteboard Dry Erase Tap Handles

Depending on what you are starting with or if you have anything at all, there may be a few other items that you want to pick up, such as a CO2 manifold, kegs, CO2 Tank and regulator. Here is a link to a great place to start if your are looking for an entire draft beer setup or just random draft beer and keg items

Draft Beer and Keg Equipment

Those were the items that I picked up at MoreBeer, the remainder I purchased at my local Lowes. I purchased 1 box of Stainmaster Luxury Vinyl flooring, which is great because it is resistant to liquid and stains.  Normal wood flooring does not do well with moisture so I would recommend avoiding it if possible.  I picked up a small container of vinyl flooring adhesive, a plastic spreading knife, a razor blade cutting knife (to cut the vinyl), a 1″ drill bill to cut the shank holes for the beer taps, chalkboard spray paint (for the refrigerator upper door), a 3″ wide plank of wood (to make a frame for the upper door), some wood stain to match the floor, black duct tape for trim and a brushed aluminum (that looks like stainless steel) kick plate to put on top of the vinyl but under the taps.

Vinyl Fake Wood Flooring for my Kegerator Door

Vinyl Fake Wood Flooring for my Kegerator Door

 

So once you have all of your supplies, it is time to get to work!  I started off my shutting off the refrigerator and giving it a good cleaning. I then removed both of the refrigerator doors and all of the handles and hardware. I then lightly sanded the refrigerator doors with a high grit sandpaper to make them more receptive to the vinyl adhesive and chalkboard spray paint. I then measured and cut the flooring so that it would fit my refrigerator door.  After making all of the needed cuts, I applied the adhesive to the refrigerator door, waited approximately 10 minutes and began  to place the vinyl planks.

Placing the vinyl flooring on the refrigerator door.

Placing the vinyl flooring on the refrigerator door.

 

The vinyl flooring planks were very easy to install and locked in to place with one another crating a strong bond. After placing all of the vinyl wood planks, I put it to the side to allow it to dry.  I then began work on painting the upper door, building the wood frame and getting the  mash paddle door handle ready for the kegerator. I figured that I would paint the upper door with chalkboard spray paint since it would add some contrast to the kegerator and also give me the option of adding some notes about the beer being served or allowing me to change the appearance of the fridge by changing up what was drawn on the board. Painting the door was easy and I gave it two coats of paint.

 

Chalkboard kegerator door

Chalkboard kegerator door

 

After the door was painted, I began my work on creating a simple frame to give it a border and add some cohesion with the rest of the kegerator. I got the cheapest 3″ wide plank I could find at Lowes and had them cut it to the appropriate sized cuts which they are always kind enough to do for free. I joined the pieces together with some wood glue and staples. I was going for a rustic look so was not too concerned with any rough edges or the staples showing. I then stained the wood and applied a clear acrylic coat once it had dried.

 

Chalkboard upper door frame for the homebrewing kegerator

Chalkboard upper door frame for the homebrewing kegerator

 

Next up was crating a door handle.  I wanted to use something that said beer or homebrewing when you looked at it!  I decided to use an old mash paddle that I had hanging around the garage and am really pleased with how it worked out.  I started by staining the mash paddle so that it would contrast the wood on the doors but compliment the beer tap handles. I then drilled the mounting holes and used a cork as a spacer so that the top of the handle would have a couple of inches of space from the door.

 

Home Brewing Mash Paddle for a refrigerator door handle

Home Brewing Mash Paddle for a refrigerator door handle

 

Once that was completed I mounted the doors back on the kegerator once I had verified that the flooring had adhered well enough and the paint had dried. Next I installed the brushed aluminum kick plate after cutting the excess metal with a pair of tin snips. I placed the kick plate in the center of the area where I was planning on installing my beer taps. I simply drilled it in with screws that would be long enough to make it into the door but not too long to pass in to the interior of the keg refrigerator.

Home Brewing Kegerator Stainless Steel Plate for Tap Handles and Faucets

Home Brewing Kegerator Stainless Steel Plate for Tap Handles and Faucets

 

Once that was done, it was time to install the frame for the upper door which I did with 4 screws. I then mounted the mash paddle kegerator door handle and applied some vinyl octopus decals that I picked up online. It was then time to install the beer tap shanks! I drilled pilot holes and then used my 1″ drill bit to cut the 4 holes for the tap shanks.  If I had this project to do over again, I think I will have switched drill bits to a 1″ saw style bit. If I had, I think the holes would have been a little cleaner.

How to cut a draft beer tap hole for your kegerator

How to cut a draft beer tap hole for your kegerator

 

If you are like me and do not have room to fit your CO2 tank in your kegerator and or do not want to store your CO2 tank in the fridge then you will need to drill a passage hole in the door.  I did so with a 1/4″ stainless steel pipe and brass fittings.

Install the CO2 hardware for your kegerator

Install the CO2 hardware for your kegerator

At this point all of the hard work is behind you and you are probably ready for a beer! Clean up the mess that you have certainly created when drilling in to vinyl and Styrofoam  and then slide the shanks in to the holes and tighten down the bolts on the inside of the kegerator.  Once tightened, you can install the beer taps – faucets on to the front of your kegerator and then attach your tap handles.  All that is left is to connect the kegs, test for leaks and you are ready to enjoy a nice cold beer! Hopefully this help some of you and if you have any questions or suggestions about converting a beer fridge in to a kegerator, please feel free to reach out!

Building a kegerator!

Building a kegerator!

 

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Save $25 on a Stainless Steel Homebrewing Pump + Free Shipping

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Coupon Code Date: 12-23-2016
Promotion Details: Save $25 on a Stainless Steel Homebrewing Pump + Free Shipping
Promo Code: BEERDEAL
Product User Rating: 5/5
Availability: In Stock

Coupon Description:  Right now at MoreBeer you can pick up a brand spanking new stainless steel home brewing pump and save $25 and get free shupping! This is a limited time and quantity deal of the day!  The Chugger lineup of stainless steel homebrew pumps represents a great value for an even better price. These pumps are workhorses in a home brewery. They feature a strong flow rate of 7 gpm, and a magnetic drive designed to handle back-pressure, these pumps are a great addition to any brewing setup! The Stainless Steel Chugger pump showcases their molded Stainless Steel Pump Head. This stainless steel pump is a steal for the price! Use this to ease transfers between kettles, cool wort via a counterflow chiller, or recirculate icewater for quicker chilling! The Chugger homebrewing pump has 1/2″ mpt inlet and outlet, allowing easy configuration for any application! Set these pumps up with a Ball valve on the outflow side, this way you can throttle down the outgoing flow rate, allowing for more efficient sparges or cooling! The pump head can also be rotated 360° allowing for even more customization!

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  • 115v 55″ cord and plug attached.

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Just $23 for a Wide Mouth 7 Gallon Carboy at MoreBeer.com with Promo Code

Just $23 for a Wide Mouth 7 Gallon Carboy

Just $23 for a Wide Mouth 7 Gallon Carboy

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Coupon Code Date: 12-22-2016
Promotion Details: Just $23 for a Wide Mouth 7 Gallon Carboy
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Coupon Description:  Right now at MoreBeer, for just $23 you can pick up a Wide Mouth 7 Gallon Carboy! The Fermonster home brewing carboy is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization since there are no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria.  The large 7 gallon size was designed to provide ample space for fermentation and you’ll find the molded in volume markers super handy for accurate filling. 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. Also notice the conical top which reduces surface area if you plan to store beer or wine long term.  This homebrew carboy is built from heavy PET plastic. Due to the thicknes 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. Here are some of the features of this 7 gallon homebrewing wide mouthed carboy:

  • 4″ wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Volume Markers at 5, 6, and 7 Gallons
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included (Fits #10 Stopper)
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Completely taste and odor free

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