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GigaYeast Double Pitch Vermont IPA Yeast – Conan Strain – Available Again

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.

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.

GigaYeast Double Pitch – Vermont IPA Yeast GY054

Also Consider… All Sale and Clearance Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Reader Tip: Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – now $114… Shipped

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

Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrel

Used 5 gallon whiskey barrel made from American white oak.  Charred on the inside.  Includes barrel stand and stopper.  Use to age your homebrew in to impart whiskey and oak flavor.

8/17/15 11:07 PM Central: These have recently sold for $189.  They had dropped to $124 a while back.  They have just dropped to $114 and also ship for free.  At $114 shipped this ranks among the best deals I’ve seen for used 5 gallon barrels.  I have seen them in the $89 range but that did not include shipping.  This is a great deal on used barrels!  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

5 Gallon Used Whiskey Barrel

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

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More Amazon Finds:

$10 Off Recipe Kits with New Keg Purchase + Free Shipping on Bottles

kegerator.com sale

Buy a brand new metal handle 5 gallon ball lock homebrew keg from kegerator.com and get $10 off select homebrew recipe kits.  The kegs are brand new and are NSF certified.  Choose from select BSG and True Brew recipe kits.

Check out the Full SelectionUse promo code CKN5INX to get the deal

Kegerator is also offering free shipping (no minimums, no exclusions) across their homebrew category.  That means… cases of brand new bottles (from $12.99) ship to your door for free

Related… 5 Most Recent Keg Finds and 5 Most Recent Beer Kit Finds

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Used Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Staves… $4

Sliced Bourbon Barrel Staves 2 ct.

Used whiskey barrels are popular… really popular.  5 and 10 gallon barrels usually sell out quickly when they become available.  They are also typically relatively expensive.

Adventures in Homebrewing has listed used bourbon barrel staves.  These sliced staves are approximately 1″ wide, 1/8″-1/4″ thick and 8-13″ in length.  They are from genuine Kentucky bourbon barrels.

Staves are a great way to get some of the barrel experience without the cost and space required for a barrel.  At $3.99 for 2, these are a bargain.

Sliced Bourbon Barrel Staves 2 ct. – $3,99

Roundup… Pumpkin Beer Kits & Related

NightShadeRecipePictured: AIH’s Night Shade Pumpkin Stout

It’s Pumpkin time guys.  Here’s a roundup of some of the recipe kits that are out there and some related resources.

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“The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” Ale – from… $15

pumpkin homebrew

Adventures in Homebrewing has discounted their “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” Ale, both extract and all grain.  Price start at just $15.

This brown ale is balanced with cinnamon, nutmeg, close and “a little something special”.  The extract version includes LME, crushed specialty grains, grain bag, hops, pumpkin spices and priming sugar.  The all grain version includes grain, pumpkin spice and priming sugar.

The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Fall Special

The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Fall Special, All Grain

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Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA + GF’s Annual Great Grain Sale

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Juno Choi BSG

Juno Choi With a PIle of Hops

One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending the 2014 National Homebrewer’s Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan was an IPA that was served by Brewer’s Supply Group (BSG) at their booth at the Conference. It was… delicious.  Roasty, great hop character and easy to drink.  I swung by for two samples and shortly returned… for a third and it was gone.  After the conference, I got a hold of BSG to ask about the beer.  I learned that it was formulated and brewed by Juno Choi.  Juno kindly shared the recipe with me and I’d like to share it with you.  Thank you Juno!

The recipe features 100% Patagonia Malts from Chile.  Those were new to me and I think relatively new to the homebrew market here in the US, because… I had a very difficult time sourcing the grain for this recipe.  After looking around a bit, I contacted Bryan at Great Fermentations.  They already carried Patagonia, just not not all three varieties that this recipe calls for.  Bryan kindly sourced the remaining grains and has stocked them at Great Fermentations.  Thank you Bryan!

For a limited time, Great Fermentations has their annual Great Grain Sale going on.  That sale discounts all of the Patagonia malts used in this recipe.  Check out the Full Sale

On to the recipe…

All Grain:

Fermentables:
10.8 lbs Patagonia Extra Pale Malt
.6 lb Patagonia Caramel 90L
.6 lb Patagonia Caramel 190L

Hops:
60 Minutes – 2 OZ Motueka
10 Minutes – 2 OZ Pacifica
1 Minute – 2 OZ Nelson Sauvin

Mash for 60 Minutes at 152 deg F

Ferment with Safale US-05 at 68 deg F

About The Beer, Estimates:
OG: 1.061 at 70% Efficiency
FG: 1.017
ABV: 5.76%
IBU 73.31
SRM 17.78

Extract:
The all grain recipe features Patagonia Malts from beginning to end.  Extract Patagonia Extra Pale Malt doesn’t exist.  You could still get the same idea by substituting 8 lbs of Liquid Malt Extract for the Extra Pale and steep the caramel malts.  That gets you the same gravity and pretty well everything else, although the SRM does go up to 18.74.  Again, not the exact same beer, but you will get a lot of the great roasty flavors from the Patagonia Caramel Malts and all of the hop character.

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