The Sentinel® Boil Over Minder
It can happen in an instant. You look a way for just one moment and suddenly your brew kettle erupts in a mushroom-cloud of scalding, sticky foam; a hazard to skin, steel, burners, and floors alike.
Never be caught off-guard ever again. Enter The Sentinel® Boilover Minder: your stainless-steel line of defense against the most dangerous of brew day surprises. Whether you brew in the light of day or darkest night, The Sentinel® will be there to keep your boil steady and your mind at peace.
Engineered to prevent boilovers, the strategically placed holes disrupt the foam by creating smaller columns that collapse under their own weight. No matter how high the foam tries to rise, your Sentinel® keeps a watchful eye, knocking the foam back again and again, so you have more time to react to prevent boilovers before they can even begin.
But don't worry about those early bittering hop additions. The Sentinel® knows friend from foe with a large central hole that allows for easy hop additions. It will never have to leave it's post.
It’s ok. You’ll still have to watch for boil overs. I would recommend using the money to put towards a larger boil kettle.
Got this a while back, used it many times on brew days. I sometimes brew 10 gallon batch in a 15 gal vessel, so I'm really close to the top of my 1.2. I still keep my spray bottle of water handy and watch the boil like "10 hawks and then some" (John J. Palmer reference) but this is an awesome addition to brew day. Once you get protein break and first hop add out of the way, you won't likely even need it. Just sayin'
This works really well. It's easily worth the price and I use it every time. The only thing to watch is that your kettle sits with the holes on the inside (only a problem with some narrower 8 gallon kettles)
Great tool works exactly how it's described it's a must for any Brewer
Works just like the add says. Used it yesterday to avoid a boil over and was very pleased.