Category Archives: Fermentation

Super Pro 0-60 PSI Pressure Gauge – $8.86 + Spunding Valve Build

tSuper Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch Pipe Thread

Super Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch zPipe Thread


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 2″ DIAL FACE
  • 1/2″ NPT BRASS bottom Mount
  • Range: 0-60 PSI

I use a similar gauge (different manufacturer and model) in my Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  See: [Build a Spunding Valve].

6/20/18 1 PM Central: This is selling for $8.86. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Super Pro 80960BU Pool Spa Filter Water Pressure Gauge, 0-60 PSI, Bottom Mount, 1/4-Inch Pipe Thread


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Build a Spunding Valve – Step by Step

Three Used Barrel Deals! – 5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels

Used Whiskey Barrel - 5 Gallon

Used 5 gallon whiskey barrels can be hard to find.  They’re not only in stock today, but they’re in stock and on ale at three retailers.

#1 Austin Homebrew Supply – Barrel, Stand and Sealing Wax AND $20 Gift Card – $102.49!  As of this posting Austin Homebrew Supply has this combo on sale for $99.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.  Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $20 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  I believe that the only exclusion is… gift cards.  This equates to a back door discount on lots of product lines that typically are not discounted.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.  This barrel just misses the mark by itself.  Add on some barrel sealing wax for $2.50 and you qualify.

#2 Adventures in HomebrewingBarrel and Stand – $93.99.  These are selling for $99.99. Stacks With: AIH is discounting most orders of $100 or more by $16 .  That sale makes these barrels $93.99.

#3 William’s BrewingBarrel and Stand – on sale for $99.99.

More: Recent Great Deals

[3 Pack] Safale s-04 English Yeast – $9.15, $3.05 Each + free prime ship

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3 Pack of Fermentis Safale S-04.  English Ale Yeast Strain.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Ideal for a wide variety of styles of American and European origin
  • Settles quickly to form a compact sediment layer resulting in brilliantly Clear beer
  • A fast fermenting yeast that Produces complex ales with a well-rounded character

“A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.”


6/20/18 10 AM Central: This three pack is selling for $9.15. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Safale S-04 (3 ct.11.5 g Packs)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

More: Recent Amazon Finds


The Carboy Carrier – now $8.75 + Free Shipping

The Carboy Carrier

The Carboy Carrier.  Constructed from sturdy polypropylene webbing.  Move from one carboy to another as needed.  Aids in… carrying carboys. 🙂


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Makes carrying a full carboy easier
  • Constructed of sturdy polypropylene webbing that creates handles for carboys
  • Can be easily moved from one carboy to another

6/20/18 8 AM Central: This is on sale for just $8.75. Shipping to most US addresses is also free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

The Carboy Carrier

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Ends Soon: Used 5 Gallon Balcones Whiskey Barrel + Stand + Sealing Wax +$20 Gift Card – for $102!

Used Whiskey Barrel - 5 Gallon

Used Whiskey Barrel – 5 Gallonvia Austin Homebrew Supply

From Austin Homebrew Supply: “Age your next batch in some serious style with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! From an award winning small batch distillery deep in the heart of Texas (Waco, TX), this barrel will add a professional level of depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with a stand to store your barrel with ease.”

As of this posting Austin Homebrew Supply has this combo on sale for $99.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $20 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  I believe that the only exclusion is… gift cards.  This equates to a back door discount on lots of product lines that typically are not discounted.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.  This barrel just misses the mark by itself.  Add on some barrel sealing wax for $2.50 and you qualify.  Check AHS for current availability.

Used Whiskey Barrel – 5 Gallon

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Buy a Catalyst Fermenter from Austin Homebrew Supply – Get a Free $20 Gift Card

The Catalyst

The Catalyst Fermenter via Austin Homebrew Supply

About, via the product page: “The Catalyst Fermentation System is in all-in-one fermentation vessel, allowing you to utilize a bevy brewing options in a solitary vessel that is easy to use and clean. The Catalyst can be used for collecting kettle trub, primary fermentation, secondary fermentation, yeast harvesting, and bottling/kegging your batch. The multi-functional fermentation vessel easily attaches to any wide mouth mason jar for easy collection. Use a larger mason jar during primary fermentation and then simply switch to a smaller jar during secondary to collect any viable yeast for re-use. Convenient bottling attachment streamlines the bottling process with a screw on funnel. The 6.5 gallon tank is constructed of BPA-free Tritan polymer (dish washer safe!) and features a lid with silicone gasket with multi-surface contact points ensuring a perfect seal every time. The butterfly valve is an industry leading 3″ in diameter. Perfect for fermenting 5 gallon batches of beer, wine, or cider.”

The Catalyst Fermentation System Includes:

  • 6.5 Ballon Tank with Lid
  • 3″ Proprietary Butterfly Valve
  • Bottling Attachment with Transfer Tubing & Clamp
  • Rubber Stopper
  • 16 oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jar
  • Allen Wrench
  • Stand (Minor Assembly Required)

Note that this has a proprietary butterfly valve that allows you to attach a mason jar for yeast collection.  You can also bottle directly from the fermenter using that same valve with thte included bottling attachment.

As of this posting, AHS has this for $199.99.  Check the product page for current price and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $20 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  I believe that the only exclusion is… gift cards.  This equates to a back door discount on lots of product lines that typically are not discounted.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.

The Catalyst

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent Great Deals

6 Gallon – Better Bottle Compatible – PET Carboy… $15.99 + stacking deal

6 Gallon PET Carboy

6 Gallon PET Carboy from Adventures in Homebrewing.

About from AIH.. “Durable and light weight, this 6 gallon PET plastic carboy makes a great primary or secondary fermenter. It is made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, is BPA free, and will not transfer flavors from one batch to the next. This carboy is comparable to Better Bottle carboys and compatible with Better Bottle parts and accessories.”

As of this posting, AIH has this marked down to just $15.99.  That’s a bargain.  Check product page for current price, description and availability.

Stacks With: AIH is discounting most orders of $100 or more by $16

6 Gallon PET Carboy

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

 

Used 5 Gallon Balcones Whiskey Barrel + Stand + Sealing Wax +$20 Gift Card – for $102!

Used Whiskey Barrel - 5 Gallon

Used Whiskey Barrel – 5 Gallonvia Austin Homebrew Supply

From Austin Homebrew Supply: “Age your next batch in some serious style with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! From an award winning small batch distillery deep in the heart of Texas (Waco, TX), this barrel will add a professional level of depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with a stand to store your barrel with ease.”

As of this posting Austin Homebrew Supply has this combo on sale for $99.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $20 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  I believe that the only exclusion is… gift cards.  This equates to a back door discount on lots of product lines that typically are not discounted.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.  This barrel just misses the mark by itself.  Add on some barrel sealing wax for $2.50 and you qualify.  Check AHS for current availability.

Used Whiskey Barrel – 5 Gallon

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent Great Deals

Dual Scale Refractometer – Aluminum Body + ATC – $17.90 + Free Prime Ship

Refractometer, RISEPRO Home Brewing Alcohol Hydrometer Dual Scale Brix 0~32% Wort SG 1.000 ~ 1.120 Specific Gravity Sugar Wine Beer Juice Fruit Grass (Aluminium)

Refractometer, RISEPRO Home Brewing Alcohol Hydrometer Dual Scale Brix 0~32% Wort SG 1.000 ~ 1.120 Specific Gravity Sugar Wine Beer Juice Fruit Grass (Aluminium)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • EASY TO MEASURE WITH DUAL SCALES – All you need to do is place 2 – 3 drops of sample onto the prism, and then look through the eyepiece for both Brix and Specific Gravity readings.
  • MEASUREMENT RANGE : BRIX 0 – 32% and Wort Specific Gravity: 1.000 ~ 1.130
  • HIGHLY ACCURATE WITH ATC – The accuracy level is Brix: ± 0.20% and Wort Specific Gravity: ±0.002. Automatic Temperature Compensation range is from10 °C to 30 °C

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! 🙂

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

6/19/18 8 AM Central: This is selling for $17.90. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Refractometer, RISEPRO Home Brewing Alcohol Hydrometer Dual Scale Brix 0~32% Wort SG 1.000 ~ 1.120 Specific Gravity Sugar Wine Beer Juice Fruit Grass (Aluminium)


Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Balcones Distilling Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels for Homebrew – $93.99

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Tx.

About, from AIH: “Take your next brew to the next level with this Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel! Hailing from an award winning small batch distillery in Waco, TX, these oak barrels will add depth and complexity to your next batch. Comes with stand for easy storage.”

Use to barrel age your homebrew, or… create your own barrel aged whiskey by combining a neutral liquor with still spirits premium whiskey profile kit.

As of this posting, these aren’t marked as on sale but the current price of $109.99 is $30 less than they were back in April.  Availability of these barrels is touch and go. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Stacks With: AIH is discounting most orders of $100 or more by $16 .  That sale makes these barrels $93.99.

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels

Also: Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter | Stouts and Porters | Bourbon Staves

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

 

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