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Old 10-16-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Cheapest Suppliers for Common Equipment

I have been looking around at various websites for equipment that is pretty common for brewing, and as with anything else some have better deals than others on certain items. I figured it would be beneficial to compose a list of some of the most common equipment and the best supplier (cost vs quality).

Some of them I havnt found a great cost effective supplier for but Maybe you guys have. I can keep a running list and just update this post, but I would need help with gathering the information.


Weldless Dial Thermometer -

Mash Master


March Pump -

Austin Homebrew

Keggle False Bottom -

Midwest Supplies - $39.00 (includes stem)

Quick Disconnects -

McMaster-Carr
# 6739K64 - $6.01 (1/2" barb, 3/8" coupling - Female)
# 6739K59 - $1.75 (1/2" threaded, 3/8" coupling - Male)
(There are many different versions available.. IE. threaded vs barbed, size, and brass vs. stainless steel. It just depends on your brewing needs)

Temperature Controllers -

Ranco - Climate Doctors - $48.99
Love - Cole-Parmer - $49.00
Auberins
Pex Supply

Sight Glass -

Bobby_M

Ball Valves -

Discover Valve - 1/2" Brass $4.31
(this one has good deals on gas valves as well)
BuyFittingsOnline - Good source for SS valves and fittings.

Beverage / Wort Tubing -

MoreBeer.com - Silicone 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD - $2.10 / ft
Austin Homebrew Supply - Silicone 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD - $2.10 / ft
McMaster-Carr - #5233K5 Beverage Tubing 3/16" ID $0.16 / ft.

Copper Tubing -

coppertubingsales.com - 50' @ 3/8" ID = $36.63, @ 1/2" ID = $47.80

Wooden Mash Paddles -

Bottles

Faucets/Shanks and Misc Draft Equipment

Superprod.com

Keggle Brewing
McMaster-Carr Keg O-Rings
-#9396K74 - size 109 - $9.44 for 100
-#9396K24 - size 111 - $10.71 for 100
-#9396K926 - size 417 - $7.88 for 5


Yeast Culturing

Carolina Supply





( message me if there are more things that are pretty commonplace equipment that should be added, I will research all of the items and add links to the best vendor's I can find for the given item. I am at work right now so I will work on it when I have available time )

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Old 10-16-2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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I would avoid ebay on this list at all costs since there is NEVER a steady and reliable source. Also, pricing will always be offset by people that snag a great deal on something now and then.

Your march pump will always vary. Forrest at Austin Homebrew has a price of 119 and is obviously much more reliable than ebay will ever be.

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Climate Doctors for temperature controls.

and +1 for coppertubingsales.com
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
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I would avoid ebay on this list at all costs since there is NEVER a steady and reliable source. Also, pricing will always be offset by people that snag a great deal on something now and then.

Your march pump will always vary. Forrest at Austin Homebrew has a price of 119 and is obviously much more reliable than ebay will ever be.
His is at 135 when I last looked, but then again I couldnt find one with just the pump.

The 2 vendors i have listed have have been selling those products for a long time, and are fairly reliable and almost always have stock.
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well, Forrest's price is still cheaper then... 119 + 6.99 shipping... His standard price is lower than the Buy it now, and his shipping is lower...

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well, Forrest's price is still cheaper then... 119 + 6.99 shipping... His standard price is lower than the Buy it now, and his shipping is lower...
That was only while it was on sale. The current price is back to $135.99+$6.99 shipping.
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o rly?!

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Great Idea! I hope you will update the first post so everything can be easily accessed as this thread grows. Here are mine:

Valves
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Fittings
Catalog

Faucets and Shanks
Restaurant Supplies at Superior Products - The Name You Trust, The Choices You Need.

EDIT: Superior no longer has Perlicks in stock

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McMaster carr for hard to find fittings. also I bought my beer line there @$.19/ft

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