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If you're a new visitor, we'd like to mention a few things if you'll indulge us. Brewhardware.com has built a solid reputation for offering the best retrofit sight glass kits available to the homebrew market with a consistent high level of customer support both pre and post sale. In fact, we are so confident that our sight glass kits offer the best combination of price, function, and features compared to the competition that we’re happy to let you know what your alternatives are. We feel a great sense of pride reading through all the positive reviews of our products and service both on this site and homebrewer forums.
We have primarily focused on hardware for measurements during and after brew day such as refractometers, level indicators (sight glasses), and temperature/thermometers. Accessories offered including bits required for installing our products as well as custom made brushes for cleaning. We aquired a viny cutting machine to have more control over the sight glass calibration numbers and have extended its utility by also offering calibration decals for carboys and other fun vinyl stickers.
In late 2012, we started focusing on building up a line of custom and exclusive parts and kits that solve problems no other vendor has adressed yet. Keep in mind that we often take a different approach to solving brewery design issues so many times when you don't find something in our catalog that you found elsewhere, it's by choice and not ignorance. If you see something elsewhere that you think we should carry, feel free to use the contact button and we'll talk about it.
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Notice: Our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were extremely well received so please understand it may take 2-3 days before your items are actually shipped out. During the next couple days, we will not reply to questions about shipping status if you placed the order after Nov28th. The packing peanuts are flying, tape guns whizzing, postal trucks .... well you get the point.
We are offering these Harris silver soldering kits as a convenience for those who are looking to solder in either a welding spud or Tri-Clover element kit. These kits work for soldering stainless steel due to the aggressive acid flux liquid (hint: regular paste flux will not work, don't bother trying). While you can use other types of solder, the silver content in this kit makes for a stronger joint on items that have temperature fluxuations while in use.
It's been two years since we put out a promo tee shirt and thought it was time. This tee is a high quality Hanes 4980 featuring 100% ringspun cotton (4.5oz weight) with an athletic fit. It is extremely comfortable and soft with a light enough weight for summers in the brewhouse. Keep in mind this is a real silk screened process on a quality name brand shirt and not a cheap transfer or direct to garment ink jet. Four different colors available.
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Hop Decal $2 and up
After we put out our latest tee shirts, we realized that the hop flower sillouette is kind of a secret handshake for homebrewers. It's a way for homebrewers to throw a subtle badge on their car window that only other brewers will understand. It's kind of like joining a gang, without the harsh initiation. These are precision cut from the same high quality 7-year all weather vinyl as all our other vinyl decals but this is the only one that is green. The small decal measures approximately 2.75" wide by 3" tall and the Large is 5.5" wide x 6" tall.
Model: Thermowell $14 +
More exclusive parts from BrewHardware.com! Thermowells are devices that install into your vessels (or within your threaded plumbing) that allow a thermometer, digital thermometer probe, or temperature controller sensor to be inserted but kept isolated from the liquid the thermowell is immersed in. We've sold hundreds of the probe compression fittings for doing a similar thing, but several customers asked us for a version that would allow the removal of the probe without losing the liquid in the vessel. This is also important if you're using a temp probe that is not already waterproof or made of food grade materials. You can get these in either 1/4" or 1/2" NPT, to support probe sizes up to 3/16" OD or up to 1/4" OD and all combinations are available to install weldlessly. All of these use 6" long well tubes.
We offer several different bi-metal dial thermometers in 2" and 3" diameter faces and probe lengths of 2.5 to 6" long. All of these units have a recalibration screw on the back for fine tuning. The accuracy is quoted as +/- 1% of the total range.
This is a automatic temperature compensating (ATC) model with both a Brix (0-32%) and Specific Gravity (1.000-1.120) scale. It comes with a zippered storage bag, refractometer, sampling pippette, and recalibration screw driver.
The matter of enclosing the electrical connection of your heating element has long been the shortcoming of many Do-It-Yourself element installs. Many solutions relied on "potting" the exposed connections with silicone or epoxy which was a bit more permanent than practical. In addition to shielding the connections, another challenge is providing an earth ground point on the metal pieces. Our design solves both of these problems in an aesthetically pleasing and functionally adequate way. We have several options depending on whether you want to weld, solder or use gaskets to install your heating elements.
Our new custom made RIMS hardware units are finally here! We know these are late considering our previous estimates, but hope you feel it was worth the patience.
RIMS stands for Recirculating Infusion Mash System and it can be interpreted a few different ways. It is typically a system where the brewer continuously pulls mash wort out of the mash tun, pumps it through this RIMS tube where an electrical heating element is installed, and then out and back to the top of the mash. The primary purpose is for mash temperature stability. Side benefits include ultra clear wort, and the ability to fine tune your mash schedule. If you didn't already know some of this stuff, you probably aren't ready to use a kit like this. If you're still following along, we'll talk about what makes our kit different than others.