Category Archives: Sour

East Coast Yeast 1 Barrel Pitches + 4 Strains in stock for Typical Batch Sizes

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 can be tricky to find in stock.

Love2Brew has teamed up with ECY to provide customized 1 Barrel Pitches of most/many/all of their strains (including BugFarm).  These pitches are designed with group brews and homebrew clubs in mind.

from Love2Brew:  One Barrel (BBL) pitches are designed for large scale brewing with Homebrew Club projects in mind. We’ve teamed up with East Coast Yeast to offer you this exclusive program allowing you to order a 1 BBL pitch size of your choice! With 20 offerings including all your favorite sour blends these yeast blends are made fresh for your project. Once your order is placed ECY will begin production and as soon as it is complete love2brew will ship them out to you and your club!

For added value we have designed a space above to enter the Starting Gravity of your large batch. With this information ECY can tailor the yeast cell count to optimum levels for your brew so a yeast starter will not be required! The 1 BBL yeast pitches (Ales, Bretts, and mixed) will have cell counts for a minimum of the recommended 1 million cells/ml wort/degree Plato. This is the only yeast offering available anywhere with that level of customization and service!

Check it out – Here

Love2Brew carries many East Coast Yeast Strains, with 4 being currently in stock and ready to order…

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?

Pinned: Scale Deal · Keg Sale · Hops from $11 · Erlenmeyer · $24:Drip Tray

Expert Q and A: Juno Choi from BSG HandCraft this Friday

Recent Great Deals:

American Sour Beer by Michael Tonsmeire + Two Free Chapters

American Sour Beer

American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.  Available on Kindle and in Paperback

About American Sour Beers via Brewers Publications: “One of the most exciting and dynamic segments of today’s brewing scene is American-brewed sour beers, with craft brewers and homebrewers alike adapting traditional European techniques to create some of the world’s most distinctive and experimental styles. This book details the wide array of processes and ingredients in American sour beer production, with actionable advice each step of the way. Inspiration and practical applications for brewers of all levels are provided by some of the country’s best known sour beer brewers, including Russian River, Jolly Pumpkin and The Lost Abbey. View the American Sour Beers”

American Sour Beers

Two Free Chapters that Didn’t Make the Book… As with any book… not everything makes it into the final work.  Michael Tonsmeire has generously shared a couple of sections of the book that were cut during the editing process.

Those are over on his website – The Mad Fermentationist…
Adding Spices and Herbs to Sour Beers
Gruits and Other Hopless Beers

Kudos to Michael for sharing this info!

Pinned: Scale Deal · Keg Sale · Hops from $11 · Erlenmeyer · $24:Drip Tray

Expert Q and A: Juno Choi from BSG HandCraft this Friday

Recent Amazon Finds:

Russian River Consecration Recipe Kits are Back in Stock

More Beer teamed up with Vinnie Cilurzo to put together a recipe kit for Russian River Consecration.  The recipe is directly from Vinnie.  From what I gather, these kits are very popular.  Along those lines, at times, they can have a hard time keeping them in stock.

The extract version has been out of stock.  I just noticed it’s available to order again.  That means, All versions are available as of this posting.

A bit about the recipe… “Beer lovers rejoice! Vinnie from Russian River Brewing Co. has released his Consecration recipe to us, and we’re very proud to be able to offer it to the homebrewing community. Consecration is a sour dark ale aged in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with currants and brettanomyces. You can look for rich flavors of chocolate truffle, spice, tobacco, currants, and a bit of Cabernet.” (keep reading)

Check them out – Here

A note on Consecration:  I’m not big on picking favorites.  I think there are far too many good things to pick favorites on most things.  Having said that, if I were going to write down a list of my favorite beers, Consecration would certainly be towards the top.  This is an amazing beer.

Also Consider: All Sale and Clearance Items

Pinned: Scale Deal · Keg Sale · Hops from $11 · Erlenmeyer · $24:Drip Tray

Expert Q and A: Juno Choi from BSG HandCraft this Friday

Commercial Beer Replication & Clone Recipes:

• More Beer’s BrewMaster Series of Kits – All Grain – Extract – These are collaborations directly with brewers.  They are the actual recipe.  Includes some great selections including Pliny (one of the best beers to come out of my home brewery- See Brewing Pliny), Firestone Walker Pale 31, Firestone Walker Double Barrel IPA and lots more.  Bundles With Free Shipping

• Northern Brewer’s Pro Series Kits – All Grain and Extract – Northern Brewer has worked with some great craft breweries to bring you Surly: Furious, Cynic, Bitter Brewer, Bender, Tall Grass: Velvet Rooster, Halcyon, Buffalo Sweat, Oasis Town Hall: 1800 Historic IPA, Hope and King Scotch Ale, Lakefront: Fixed Gear, Organic ESB, IBA, Bridge Burner, Dry Dock: SS Minnow Mild, Breakwater Pale Ale,  and more.  Also from NB, #w00stout a collaboration between Wil Wheaton, Drew Curtis and Stone Brewing.  Bundles With Flat Rate Shipping

• Midwest Brewer’s Collection – a small selection of beer’s, including but not limited to Harriet’s Belgian IPA and a Surly Furious clone kit.  This landing page is for extract kits, but most have all grain counterparts.  Look under recommended products section of each extract kit to see if an all grain version is available.  Bundles with Midwest Supplies’ current (limited time) Free Shipping Promo.  That arguably amazing offer also works on heavy glass items including Glass Big Mouth Bubbler FermentersGlass Carboys and Bottles.

• Adventures in Homebrewing’s Clone Selection – includes Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Pliny, Chimay Red, Short’s Brewing Soft Parade, Fat Tire, SNPA, Pliny the Elder, Oberon, Two Hearted, Hopslam, Racer 5, Newcastle, The Dark Lord and a more.

• Rogue Brewing Extract Kits – Brutal IPA, Hazel Nut Brown, Shakespeare Stout and Dead Guy Ale.  Alternate Source

• Craft Beer for the Homebrewer – Craft Beer for the Homebrewer contains a bunch of great craft beer recipes including one for 8 Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company One of my favorite beers.  Recipes Include: 8 Bit Pale Ale, Capt’n Crompton’s Pale Ale, Elevated IPA, Furious, Hop Stoopid, Maharaja, Spiral Jetty, Thrust!, Watershed IPA, Buffalo Sweat, La Cumbre Malpais Stout, Smoke, Snowstorm 2009, Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Rugbrod, Wiley’s Rye Ale, Allagash Black, Curieux, Matacabras, Funkwerks Saison, Avery Brewing Salvation, Red Eye Brewing Scarlet 7, Saison Rue, Odell Brewing 90 Shilling Ale, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, El Lector from Cigar City Brewing, Rogue Hazelnute Brown Nectar, Hellion, Ill-Tempered Gnome from Oakshire Brewing, Marble Brewery’s Imperial Red Ale, Kolsch 151 from Blue Mountain Brewer, Stone Levitation, Troegs Brewing Nugget Nectar and Xenu from Cigar City Brewing.

• Clone Brews, 2nd Edition: Recipes for 200 Brand-Name Beers

 Great Fermentations has a number of commercial replications, including beers similar to Fat Tire, Founder’s All Day IPA, Two Hearted, Zombie Dust, Gumball Head and 60 Minute IPA.  Recipes are available in all grain and extract.

• RiteBrew has several clone kits including… New Glarus Spotted Cow, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Full Sail Amber, Moose Drool, Guinness and Boston Lager

Omega Yeast British Ale VIII, Brettanomyces Blends and Lactobacillus Blend Available

Omega Labs Yeast

A while back, RiteBrew picked up several strains from Omega Yeast Lab’s Line of Homebrew Strains.  Omega Yeast packets include 150 Billion Cells per pack and they have some unique yeast, including Sasionsonstein’s Monster and OYL-052 DIPA Ale – “isolated from a famous double IPA brewed in Vermont”… I take that to mean… Heady Topper.

They have just started carrying some additional Omega Yeast Strains including British Ale VIII, Brettanomyces Blend #1, #2 and #3 along with Omega’s Lactobacillus Blend.

Check out the full lineup – Here

Pinned: Scale Deal · Keg Sale · Hops from $11 · Erlenmeyer · $24:Drip Tray

Expert Q and A: Juno Choi from BSG HandCraft this Friday

Recent RiteBrew Finds:

RiteBrew Picks:

American Sour Beer by Michael Tonsmeire + Two Free Chapters

American Sour Beer

American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.  Available on Kindle and in Paperback

About American Sour Beers via Brewers Publications: “One of the most exciting and dynamic segments of today’s brewing scene is American-brewed sour beers, with craft brewers and homebrewers alike adapting traditional European techniques to create some of the world’s most distinctive and experimental styles. This book details the wide array of processes and ingredients in American sour beer production, with actionable advice each step of the way. Inspiration and practical applications for brewers of all levels are provided by some of the country’s best known sour beer brewers, including Russian River, Jolly Pumpkin and The Lost Abbey. View the American Sour Beers”

American Sour Beers

Two Free Chapters that Didn’t Make the Book… As with any book… not everything makes it into the final work.  Michael Tonsmeire has generously shared a couple of sections of the book that were cut during the editing process.

Those are over on his website – The Mad Fermentationist…
Adding Spices and Herbs to Sour Beers
Gruits and Other Hopless Beers

Kudos to Michael for sharing this info!

Also Consider: Lightning Deals

Pinned: Scale Deal · Keg Sale · Hops from $11 · Erlenmeyer · $24:Drip Tray

Expert Q and A: Juno Choi from BSG HandCraft this Friday

Recent Amazon Finds:

Now Shipping… American Sour Beer by Michael Tonsmeire + Two Free Chapters

American Sour Beer

American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.  Available on Kindle and in Paperback

About American Sour Beers via Brewers Publications: “One of the most exciting and dynamic segments of today’s brewing scene is American-brewed sour beers, with craft brewers and homebrewers alike adapting traditional European techniques to create some of the world’s most distinctive and experimental styles. This book details the wide array of processes and ingredients in American sour beer production, with actionable advice each step of the way. Inspiration and practical applications for brewers of all levels are provided by some of the country’s best known sour beer brewers, including Russian River, Jolly Pumpkin and The Lost Abbey. View the American Sour Beers”

American Sour Beers

Two Free Chapters that Didn’t Make the Book… As with any book… not everything makes it into the final work.  Michael Tonsmeire has generously shared a couple of sections of the book that were cut during the editing process.

Those are over on his website – The Mad Fermentationist…
Adding Spices and Herbs to Sour Beers
Gruits and Other Hopless Beers

Kudos to Michael for sharing this info!

Also Consider: Lightning Deals

Pinned: Scale Deal · Keg Sale · Hops from $11 · Erlenmeyer · $24:Drip Tray

Expert Q and A: Juno Choi from BSG HandCraft this Friday

Recent Amazon Finds:

Reader Tip: Russian River Consecration Recipe Kits are Back in Stock

Thanks to HBF Reader Jim for this tip!

More Beer teamed up with Vinnie Cilurzo to put together a recipe kit for Russian River Consecration.  The recipe is directly from Vinnie.  From what I gather, these kits are very popular.  Along those lines, at times, they can have a hard time keeping them in stock.

All versions are available as of this posting.

Check them out – Here

A note on Consecration:  I’m not big on picking favorites.  I think there are far too many good things to pick favorites on most things.  Having said that, if I were going to write down a list of my favorite beers, Consecration would certainly be towards the top.  This is an amazing beer.

Also Consider: All Sale and Clearance Items

Pinned: Scale Deal · Keg Sale · Hops from $11 · Erlenmeyer · $24:Drip Tray

Expert Q and A: Juno Choi from BSG HandCraft this Friday

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