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10 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans – $7.50 – 75 Cents/Ea Shipped

10 Madagascar Bourbon Planifolia Extract Grade B Vanilla Beans

10 Count Grade B Bourbon Planifolia Vanilla Beans.

You can add this right to your homebrew or soak them in alcohol to make an extract and add that to your homebrew.  I added a few vanilla beans to RiteBrew’s Oatmeal Stout – I split them, scraped the inside and put them inside a sanitized hop bag right in the keg – and it turned out great.  However you end up doing it, you probably want to add these later in the process rather than earlier.  Vigorous primary fermentation could drive off a lot of the flavor.  Add to the keg or to the fermenter after fermentation has settled down.

5/22/15 2 AM Central: These are selling for just $7.50 with free shipping.  That figures to just 75 cents each shipped.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

10 Madagascar Bourbon Planifolia Extract Grade B Vanilla Beans 6-7 inches

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25% off Malt Extract at Label Peelers

Bulk Malt Extract

Label Peelers has discounted malt extract (both Liquid/LME and Dry/DME) by a generous 25%.  No coupon code is required.  The discount should be reflected on each product page.  Includes small offerings all the way up to bulk 50 lb bags.  Malsters include Alexander’s, Briess and Muntons.  Varieties include Dark, Light, Amber, PIlsen, Wheat, Munich and more.

Check it out – Liquid Malt ExtractDry Malt Extract

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Reader Tip: Additional 20% Off @ FoodSaver + Recent Hop Finds

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FoodSaver Memorial Day Sale

As part of their Memorial Day Sale FoodSaver is offering an additional 20% Off One Item and Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Bags and Rolls.

Check out the Full Sale – make sure to use coupon code EXTRA20 to get the additional 20% off

Why would you want a FoodSaver for homebrewing?
Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags or using the mason jar attachment.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

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Full Bags of Malt from $66/Bag Shipped

Great Western Malting Grain Homebrew

Home Brew Stuff is offering free shipping on most orders of $59 or more.  That includes… full sacks of malt.

Note: Each product page prices malt by the lb.  Just add 50 lbs to your cart for a full bag.  That means 2 Row and Pale Malt are $66 per bag shipped.  Maris Otter is $75 and Much is $71.

As long as you’re above $59 you’ll get free shipping on grain.  That means you can get 1/2 bag of 2 Row and 1/2 Bag of Maris Otter and your order ships for free and you’re paying the same rate as full bag per lb price.

This includes, but is not limited to…

2 Row – 1.8L Great Western. A great base malt that can be used in single infusion mashes. Provides for a soft malt character in the finished beer. Used by a majority of the West Coast microbreweries as their base malt for multiple styles. This malt is also the first substitute for someone looking for 6-row malt.

Northwest Pale Malt – 2.6-3.0°L A slightly darker base malt than our Premium 2-Row, our Northwest Pale Ale Malt is produced from well-modified, Western-grown 2-Row barley, with a kilning regimen based closely on traditional British Pale Ale malting practices. Contributes a malty complexity to beer flavor and aroma. Excellent in American Pale Ales and American versions of British beer styles.

Crisp Malting Maris Otter – 3.5-4.5°L Maris Otter is an English 2-row varietal barley introduced in 1966 that was developed specifically to produce high quality malt for the production of ale. Its low nitrogen content, uniformly plump kernels, and robust husk has made it a favorite among English brewers for its reliable and forgiving brewhouse performance, and, most notably, because of the unique Maris Otter flavor it adds to the beer which may be absent in modern barley varieties grown for yield and ease of agricultural production. This fine base malt will easily convert with a single infusion mash, and produce an orange tinged golden wort with a unique rich, slightly nutty flavor. An excellent malt for any English style beer.

Munich – 8-10°L Great Western Munich malts are produced in the traditional European manner, using selected higher-protein 2-Row barleys, malted to achieve high levels of protein solubilization and color formation. Munich Malt can be used as a base malt for bock beer and doppelbock. Used in smaller quantities in Dunkel Lagers, IPAs, Ambers, and wherever increased malt flavor and aromas are desired, but without introducing caramel/crystal flavors. Can be used at 20%-70% percent of the grist.

Also: Full Malt Selection

Related: Great Prices on Bags of Malt · 60 lb Airtight Storage

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GigaYeast Double Pitch Vermont IPA Yeast – Conan Strain – Back in Stock

Availability on GigaYeast’s Double Pitch IPA Strain has been touch and go.  It’s available again as of this posting.  Put together a $59 order and it ships for free.

Idea: Brew MoreBeer’s Brewmaster Series Pliny the Elder Recipe (See: Brewing Pliny) and use GigaYeast Double Pitch Vermont IPA Yeast as your yeast.  This is something I would like to try.

GigaYeast's Vermont IPA Strain

From the product description: “The Vermont IPA strain from Giga has a strong, growing following if you search the web. The problem is the supply has not been able to keep up with demand. MoreBeer! worked with Giga to get all they could produce and was able to offer this product via mail order for the first time.”

Some Heady Topper clone recipes suggest this yeast.  Although the official description doesn’t say this… many believe that this is the Conan strain of yeast.

This is a double pitch (200 Billion cells) pouch.  Read more about that and this strain on the product page.

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100 Feet of 8″ Vacuum Bag Rolls (Hop Storage) + Recent Hop Finds

2 8"X50' Rolls of FoodVacBags 4 mil Vacuum Sealer Bags - Make Your Own Size Bag!

(2) 8″ x 50′ 4 mil Vacuum Sealer Rolls by FoodVacBags.  You get 100 feet in all.

  • 4 mil embossed bags can be used in most clamp style vacuum sealers
  • Eliminates freezer burn and dehydration
  • Increase food storage time locking in freshness, flavor and nutritional value
  • FDA Approved and BPA Free
  • Great for food storage PLUS collectibles, valuable documents, silver & electronics

Vacuum seal hops (and other ingredients) in these and put them in the freezer to preserve freshness and flavor.  This allows you to get in on discounted bulk hop buys (See recent hop finds below) and break full lbs up into smaller increments.

2 8″X50′ Rolls of FoodVacBags 4 mil Vacuum Sealer Bags – Make Your Own Size Bag

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Ends Soon: 30% Off Hops… Cascade, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial & Lots More

citra hops

Label Peelers has discounted their entire selection of hops by a whopping 30%.  That includes popular hops like Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Amarillo, Galaxy, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe and lots more.  In all Label Peelers lists 83 different varieties.  Full lbs, ounces are available in addition to whole cones and pellets.  This limited time sale is set to end soon.

Check out the Full Sale

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