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Vermont DIPA Strain – Heady Topper & Lacto Blend from Omega Yeast – Back in Stock

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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 a number of great yeasts including OYL-052 DIPA.  OYL-05 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.

OYL-605 Lactobacillus Blend has also been out of stock.  It’s freshly available again as well.

Check out the full lineup – Here

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East Coast Yeast Bug Farm in Stock!

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 generally difficult to find in stock.  That’s a testament to ECY’s popularity.  This is especially true of ECY001 BugFarm.  When it becomes available it generally sells out quickly.

As of this posting 4/13/15 10:20 AM Central love2brew has BugFarm in Stock.

EDIT: 10:54 AM… BugFarm is sold out.  To see what ECY strains are in stock… This search sorts by availability.  Available strains will show up first.

Check it out – Here

Bundles with free shipping.  Spend $75 and this ships for free.

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Wyeast Private Collection “Funky Spring” Strains Available for Pre-Order

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Spring 2015 Wyeast Private Collection Strains have been released.  Those include 3191 PC Berliner Weisse Blend, 3538 PC Leven Ale and 5151 PC Brettanomyces claussenii.

Ritebrew has all three strains available for pre-order.

RiteBrew does a periodic Wyeast Pre-Order.  You get your choice of any strain of Wyeast yeast that they carry, regardless of stock level.  You also get shipment from fresh stock right when it comes in.  You can order other items as well, however, your whole order will be held until the yeast arrives and is quickly sent out.

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Hard to Find – East Coast Yeast – 5 New Strains Back in Stock – Includes Dirty Dozen Brett Blend

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.

5 additional strains have come into stock at love2brew.  Newly available stains include ECY07 Scottish Heavy, ECY05 Brett Buxellensis, ECY13 Belgian Abbaye II and ECY34 Dirty Dozen Brett Blend.

Those combine with four strains that were already in stock ECY04 Brett Anomala,  Old Newark Ale ECY10, Kellerbier ECY28, Burton Union ECY17 and Belgian White ECY11

Check them out – Here –  Available strains will show up first.

Also Consider: Omega Yeast OYL-052 DIPA - Alchemist Heady Topper Conan Strain?

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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.”

Check it out – Here

Also In Stock…

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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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!

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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?

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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!

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