Category Archives: Fermentation

American Sour Beers – FREE! with new or renewed AHA Membership

If you’re not a member of the American Homebrewer’s Association, I think you should consider joining – Here’s Why

For a limited time, when you join or renew your membership in the AHA… they will throw in a free copy of American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.

Join Now  – Enter offer code SOUR at checkout to redeem

RelatedAmerican Sour Beers on Amazon

A note from the AHA: “The book will not appear on your confirmation receipt, but rest assured, it WILL be shipped to you if you include the offer code at checkout!”

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5 x Mangrove Jack’s M44 West Coast Yeast – $19.99

Mangrove Jack’s M44 US West Coast Ale Yeast.  I’ve been using M44 for beers that I would normally use US-05 with great results.  This has become my go to dry yeast for pale ales and IPAs.

About… “A top fermenting ale strain suitable for American style ales. This yeast produces an exceptionally clean flavour, ideal for when you want the hop character to really punch through.  Suitable for American style pale ale, American double IPA, American style imperial stout and more.”

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $19.99. Shipping is an additional fee, but there is a lower fee for each additional item shipped.  Example – shipping for me for one set of 5 packs is $3.85, while shipping for two sets is just 90 cents more or $4.75. Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

5 Pcs of Mangrove Jack’s Craft Series M44 US West Coast Yeast, 1 Pc/6 US Gal

Related: Mangrove Jack’s Craft Series Strain Guide | Mangrove Jacks Yeast @ William’s

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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Mangrove Jack’s Dry Yeast at William’s Brewing


Inkbird ITC-310T, Dual Stage w/6 Programmable Timers – $39.52 + Free Shipping


Itc-301T by Inkbird.  Digital Dual Stage Pre-Wired Temperature Controller with 6 Timers.

Dual stage means that the Itc-310T can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.

This controller is similar to the Inkbird Itc-308 – [Review] with some notable differences including the fact that the 310T has a timer feature that allows you to program 6 temperatures in 6 periods of time.  That plays well with changing fermentation and conditioning temperatures during fermentation.

5/24/17 3:30 PM Central: This temp controller is selling for $46.49.  Apply coupon code 3WYN6WRZ and the price drops another 15% to $39.52. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Inkbird Itc-310T 1100W Pre-wired Digital Dual Stage Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostats with Time Controller

Also: Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller Outlet Thermostat, 2-stage, 1000w, w/ Sensor – [Review] || Itc-310T user manual ||Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

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Thermowell and Stopper – $14.99 + Free Prime Ship

Thermowell with stopper.  #7 stopper includes access to top of thermowell and an additional hole for your airlock.

Use with your compatible temp controller and compatible fermenter to take readings of your wort temperature.

5/23/17 8:30 PM Central: This is available again at $14.99. 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 up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Compare: Stopper Thermowell at MoreBeer (similar but not identical)

Homebrew Thermowell

AlsoInkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller | Yeast Starters & Fermentation

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Ported 7 Gallon FerMonster Wide Mouth Fermenter – $28.99


Ported 7 gallon wide mouth Fermonster Fermenter from MoreBeer

More About FerMonster Fermenters

from MoreBeer…

The Ported Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – 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.

These ported versions come with our plastic spigot (FE347), allowing for easy racking and sampling!

Made from heavy PET plastic, the same material used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration.  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.  The 7 gallon volume is a monster of a fermenter, reducing blowoff issues seen with standard 5 and 6 gallon carboys. Fermonsters are easily moved by hand or consider using our Carboy Carrier for even greater ease of use.

These fermentors are completely air-tight and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring.  Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.


  • 4″ wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Ported version includes Spigot for easy racking
  • 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
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F
  • Height: 20.9 inches
  • Diameter: 11.3 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free


Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

FerMonster 7 Gallon Carboy FE257 – $33.99 $28.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

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speidelSpeidel Fermenters • Hands on Review

Fermentation Wrap Heater… $18.99 + Free Shipping


You’ll need to use this in conjunction with a thermostat.  Check out the Inkbird ITC-308.  That is a dual stage, pre-wired, digital temperature controller.  Dual stage means it can control both a heating and cooling source so that you can really dial in temps.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $18.99.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Fermentation Heater for Homebrew -Use w/ a Carboy or Bucket for beer wine making

Check it out – Beer Carboy Fermentation Wrap Heater Temperature Control Carboy Home Brew Bucket

For ComparisonThe FermWrap Heater · Homebrew Fermentation Heater

Reader Tip & Feedback: Oxygen Regulator w/Flow Gauge

Thanks to HBF Reader Steve for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Medical-type Oxygen Regulator with integrated flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

The flow control/meter on this regulator allows you to know what rate of oxygen is going into your wort.  Rate + time gives you a much better idea how much oxygen is getting into your wort and allows aids in repeatability and gives you a baseline for adjustment as you see fit.

Steve [from SlapShot Brewing] Says: “We’ve been using this model in our commercial brewery for 5 years.”

Medline HCS5408M Best-Valued Oxygen Regulators, Latex Free, CGA540 Connector Type, Brass Sleeve

If you already have a homebrew-style O2 regulator consider… Oxyview Flow Meter 1 3/8″ X 7/16″/0-3 L/M

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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing