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15% Off 15 Beer Kits at Northern Brewer!

Northern Brewer Beer KitsNorthern Brewer is discounting 15 beer kits by 15% when you use coupon code LASTGASP.

Selections include Dead Ringer, Bourbon Barrel Porter, Black IPA, Caribou Slobber Brown Ale, Kama Citra Session IPA, The Innkeeper, Chinook IPA, Kolsch, Irish Red Ale, Cream Ale, Bavarian Hefeweizen, SMASH American Session, Dry Irish Stout, American Wheat Beer and Nut Brown.

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MoreBeer M-80 IPA – $27.95

The extract version of More Beer’s M-80 IPA is their deal of the day.  I’ve brewed the All Grain Version of this beer and it’s delicious.  It has a similar hop bill to Pliny (See: Brewing Pliny) along with the suggestion to add three fresh oranges.  Very tasty beer.

MoreBeer M80 IPA

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M-80 IPA – Extract Beer Kit KIT880 – $27.95 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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Omega Yeast – Vermont Double IPA Strain – Heady Topper, 150 Billion Cells – $6.49


Ritebrew carries Omega Yeast Lab’s Line of Homebrew Strains.  Omega includes 150 Billion Cells per pack (compared to more typical 100 Billion Cells).  The line includes New Jersey Ale, Brettanomyces Blend #1#2 and #3, Lactobacillus Blend,  Sasionsonstein’s MonsterOYL-052 DIPA Ale and more.  OYL-052 DIPA is – “isolated from a famous double IPA brewed in Vermont”… I take that to mean the Conan Strain of yeast used to make… Heady Topper.

OYL-052 Vermont DIPA has been out of stock.  It’s available again to order as of this posting.

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East Coast Yeast Brett Anomala ECY04 Available

East Coast Yeast

East Coast Yeast‘s Mission is: “To provide new, fresh, liquid cultures for your special brewing projects. Specializing in artisanal yeast blends and pure yeast strains long forgotten.”

East Coast Yeast is… is difficult to find in stock.  That’s a testament to ECY’s popularity.

I noticed that ECY04 Brett Anomala has just become available at love2brew.  Description… ”
Formerly known as Brettanomyces intermedius and is now named as anomala along with strains of B. clausenii and B. anomulus. This strain was first identified in beer from Adelaide, Australia. Displays a strong ester profile with some light funk and acidity.”

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Old Newark Ale ECY10 – Sourced from a now defunct east coast brewery, this pure strain was identified as their ale pitching yeast. Good for all styles of American and English ales. Top fermenting, high flocculation with a solid sedimentation. Suggested fermentation temp: 60-68°F. Apparent Attenuation: 68-72% Resurrected from a freeze-dried deposit library, this pure strain of S. cerevisae is NOT the rumored Chico strain.

Kellerbier ECY28 – This yeast exhibits a clean, crisp lager in traditional northern German character. Use in German Pilsners including Kellerbier.

Burton Union ECY17 – Produces a bold, citrusy character which accentuates mineral and hop flavors. Well-suited for classic British pale ales and ESB.

Belgian White ECY11 – Isolated from the Hainaut region in Belgium this pure yeast will produce flavors reminiscent of witbiers. Suggested fermentation temp: 68-74 F. Attenuation: unknown at this time.

This search sorts by availability.  Available strains will show up first.

Also Consider: GigaYeast Double Pitch Vermont IPA – Alchemist Heady Topper Conan Strain?

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Helles Bock Recipe Kit – $30, Save 33% + Yeast Included

AIH Helles Bock Special Recipe Kit

Adventures in Homebrewing has discounted their Helles Bock Recipe Kit by 33% from $45 to $30.  They are also throwing in yeast.  From the description “This Helles Bock is perfect for the Spring days ahead!” (keep reading)

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Set of 4, 16 Oz Belgian Beer Glasses

Libbey Belgian Beer Glass - 16 oz, Set of 4

Set of 4 Belgian Beer Glasses from Libbey.  16 oz.  Rounded Bowl… “allows for subtle warming of the beer via heat transfer from the hand.”

Libbey Belgian Beer Glass – 16 oz, Set of 4

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Guest Post: A Look at Bairds Carastan

Bairds Carastan

Many thanks to Bill at Great Fermentations for this special Guest Post!

Late in 2014, Great Fermentations introduced a variety of products from maltsters we don’t normally carry including: Thomas Fawcett, Bairds, Best Malz, and several others. Since then, we’ve continued getting requests for some of these malts. Here’s a closer look at one of those malts… Bairds Carastan.

At it’s core, Carastan is a British Crystal malt, at 30-40° Lovibond. You can use it in your recipes up to 20% of the malt bill, and expect to get caramel/toffee flavors, along with a slight character reminiscent of toasted bread. Bairds Carastan is going to differ slightly from your American crystal malts in that it will contribute a deeper flavor than you might expect. That’s pretty typical of the British crystals, and why I like them so much! Bairds Carastan can be used to add both flavor and color to many recipes, including (but not limited to): English Pale Ales, Mild Ales, and Brown Ales.

The dominant flavor profiles that come across are caramel, toffee, and bready; that just screams ESB to me. I would use Carastan at a rate of about 10% of the total grain bill, along with a good, UK pale malt like Maris Otter. If you need to darken it up a bit, an ounce or two of UK black malt will do. Bitter it to about 40 IBUs with your favorite British hop, and add a bit more at the end of the boil for aroma. White Labs English Ale Yeast or Wyeast London ESB would be a good choice for fermentation.

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About the Author:  Award winning homebrewer, Bill Jimerson, came to Great Fermentations in 2010 after spending over a decade in the motorcycle and power-sports industry. When he’s not tending to exploding fermenters or dangerously addicted to something on Netflix, Bill spends his off time working on Indy Beer News, a craft beer news and events calendar/podcast.

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