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T-fal 22 Quart Pressure Canner [Can Starter Wort & Make Sterile Water] – $61.59 for Amazon Prime Day

T-fal Pressure Canner, Pressure Cooker with 2 Racks and 3-PSI Settings, 22-Quart, Silver, Model 931052

T-fal Pressure Canner, Pressure Cooker with 2 Racks and 3-PSI Settings, 22-Quart, Silver, Model 931052


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 22 quart polished aluminum stovetop canner and pressure cooker with a deluxe pressure gauge dial
  • Selective pressure control with 3 cooking-pressure options: 5, 10 or 15 PSI; overpressure steam-release safety components
  • Heavy gauge, rustproof aluminum construction; sure-locking lid system; pressure-monitoring device built into handle
  • Includes two canning racks to hold 16 pint-size jars or 26 half pint-size jars when double-stacked or 7 quart-size jars

A pressure canner reaches higher temperatures than are possible with boiling alone.  Those higher temperatures allow for actual sterilization.

Possible home brewing uses include – canning your own starter wort, sterilizing and making sterile water for yeast washing.

7/16/18 10 PM Central: This is marked down to just $61.59 as as an Amazon Prime Day Deal.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Note: You’ll very likely see a higher price on the product page.  The Prime Day Deal price is reflected during checkout.  Check the product page to see if this is still available. Prime Day Deals are Prime Member Exclusives [Try Prime for Free].

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T-fal Pressure Canner, Pressure Cooker with 2 Racks and 3-PSI Settings, 22-Quart, Silver, Model 931052

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INTLLAB 3,000 ml Capacity Stir Plate – $35.82 + free shipping, after coupon

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Intlab Magnetic Stirrer.  Max capacity 3,000 ml.  316 Stainless top.  Includes stir bar.

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

7/16/18 9 AM Central: This 3L capable stir plate is selling for $39.80.  I’d argue that’s a solid deal as is.  Click on “Save an extra 10% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to just $35.82. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml


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Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit – harvest wild yeast – save 13% on qualifying orders

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit.  About, from Austin Homebrew Supply: ” The experimental homebrewers dream come true!  The Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit includes all the necessary components to isolate and harvest local, wild yeasts. This tool kit is great for brewers looking to delve into sour beers or just those curious about cultivating their own yeast, allowing you to create a truly unique strain! Worried about losing your new backyard strain? Each Tool Kit includes a Local Yeast Project Contributor Pack. This pack will allow you to send your viable local yeast culture to Bootleg Biology (Postage Pre-Paid) to be banked in their laboratory yeast freezer. Full, detailed instructions are provided to guide you through the process of capturing wild bugs, creating agar plates, and isolating your own, local yeast.”

Included in Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit:

  • Half Gallon Mason Jar Collection Vessel
  • 10 Sterile Petri Dishes (60mm)
  • 6 Test Tubes
  • 6 Pipettes
  • 8 Sterile Cotton Swabs
  • 18 g Agar Blend
  • Parafilm (1′ roll)
  • Cheesecloth
  • 1 Bootleg Inoculation Loop (AKA a paper clip)
  • 2 Fermetrics Stickers
  • Local Yeast Project Contributor Pack (includes 2 swabs & a stamped envelope)
  • Detailed instructions on capturing, culturing/isolating, and contributing your yeast

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply has this for $40.  Check the product page for current availability, description and pricing.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting most orders over $49 by 13%. No coupon code is required, savings will be automatically reflected at checkout.

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

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25 mm x 8 mm Stir Bar – $2.82 + free add on shipping

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25 mm (about .98″) by 8 mm Teflon Magnetic Stir Bar.

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

7/15/18 1 PM Central: This has dropped to just $2.82. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Bel-Art F37120-0025 Spinbar Teflon Polygon Magnetic Stirring Bar; 25 x 8mm, White, without Pivot Ring


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[3 Pack] Safale s-04 English Yeast – $9.15, $3.05 Each + free prime ship

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3 Pack of Fermentis Safale S-04.  English Ale Yeast Strain.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Ideal for a wide variety of styles of American and European origin
  • Settles quickly to form a compact sediment layer resulting in brilliantly Clear beer
  • A fast fermenting yeast that Produces complex ales with a well-rounded character

“A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.”


7/15/18 10 AM Central: This three pack is selling for $9.15. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Safale S-04 (3 ct.11.5 g Packs)


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StirStarter Stir Plate – $42 + Free Shipping

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StirStarter Stir Plate via eBay.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

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From the description…

“Here’s good news for all you beer home brewers. YOU don’t make beer; your one-celled friends called yeast do all the work! That’s why happy, healthy yeast is the cornerstone of good brewing practice. You can make sure your yeast is ready for action in the fermenter with a magnetic stir plate. I built one and like it so much I have decided to build more and sell them to the home brewing community at a fair price. I call my version the StirStarter.

Home brewing discussion forums are full of details on how to make your own stir plate with used spare parts like hard drive magnets, computer fans and old cigar boxes. It’s a fun weekend project and if you’re mechanically inclined it might even work!

But if you’re not ready to invest the time and effort to build and perhaps troubleshoot your own creation, let me do the job for you. I am a registered professional electrical engineer and I have spent many hours improving the design of the StirStarter. My eBay seller status, 100% positive feedback and obsession with customer service means you can buy with confidence!

The StirStarter comes complete with stir bar, operating instructions and a “keeper” magnet to lock the stir bar in place so it won’t end up in your fermenter when the yeast is pitched!

For detailed product specifications, yeast starter info and helpful construction hints if you want to build your own, do a Google search on the word StirStarters.

The StirStarter will be shipped via Priority Mail after the receipt of your order. The StirStarter is guaranteed forever. If it fails to perform for ANY reason, ship it back to me for repair or replacement at no charge.”

 

As of this posting, this great stir plate is selling for just $42.  Expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for up to the minute price and availability.

Brew Smarter with a StirStarter Magnetic Stir Plate For Home Brewers – if that has ended, check the seller’s Other Items to see if it has been re-listed

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30 PET Soda Bottle Preforms and Caps – for yeast slurry storage and more – $20.45

Soda Bottle Preforms and Caps (30/pk)

Soda Bottle Preforms and Caps (30/pk).  From the product description, check product page for current info: “A box of 30 preforms and caps. All bottle caps may be used again and again. Cap color may vary. Caps fit all regular-sized plastic drink bottles from 20 oz. up to 2-liter.”

These tubes are made from PET and are what are used to make PET bottles.   These are similar to what White Labs used to use for selling and distributing homebrew yeast pitches.

Possible homebrew uses include storing yeast slurry and general small parts storage.

What are other people saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “yeast”

7/8/18 2 PM Central: These are selling for $20.45. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Soda Bottle Preforms and Caps (30/pk)


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Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit – harvest wild yeast

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit.  About, from Austin Homebrew Supply: ” The experimental homebrewers dream come true!  The Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit includes all the necessary components to isolate and harvest local, wild yeasts. This tool kit is great for brewers looking to delve into sour beers or just those curious about cultivating their own yeast, allowing you to create a truly unique strain! Worried about losing your new backyard strain? Each Tool Kit includes a Local Yeast Project Contributor Pack. This pack will allow you to send your viable local yeast culture to Bootleg Biology (Postage Pre-Paid) to be banked in their laboratory yeast freezer. Full, detailed instructions are provided to guide you through the process of capturing wild bugs, creating agar plates, and isolating your own, local yeast.”

Included in Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit:

  • Half Gallon Mason Jar Collection Vessel
  • 10 Sterile Petri Dishes (60mm)
  • 6 Test Tubes
  • 6 Pipettes
  • 8 Sterile Cotton Swabs
  • 18 g Agar Blend
  • Parafilm (1′ roll)
  • Cheesecloth
  • 1 Bootleg Inoculation Loop (AKA a paper clip)
  • 2 Fermetrics Stickers
  • Local Yeast Project Contributor Pack (includes 2 swabs & a stamped envelope)
  • Detailed instructions on capturing, culturing/isolating, and contributing your yeast

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply has this for $40.  Check the product page for current availability, description and pricing.

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

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6 Packs of Safale US-05 Yeast – $16.15, $2.69 Each + Free Shipping

6 PK Fermentis Safale Us-05 American Ale Home Beer Cider Brewing Yeast

(6)  packs of Safale US-05.  Safale US-05 is the Chico Ale Strain similar to Wyeast 1056 and White Labs WLP001.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $16.15.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

6 PK FRESH FERMENTIS SAFALE US-05 American Ale Home Beer Brewing Yeast Homebrew

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Finding East Coast Yeast + East Coast Yeast Strain Guide + SAVE 15%

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. Depending on the strain the needle moves from difficult to find in stock to nearly impossible.  That’s a testament to ECY’s popularity.

love2brew is one of a very few homebrew shops that stock ECY at all.  Their stock is typically scarce.  When strains become available they usually don’t last long.

This search sorts by availability – Available strains will show up first.  Shipping is free with a $75 order.

15% Off:  East Coast Yeast is hard to find at regular price, let alone at a discount. As of this posting, love2brew is discounting all beer ingredients by 15% when you use promo code PATRIOT.  The sale includes hard to find (and rarely discounted) East Coast Yeast and Yeast Bay yeast strains.  REMEMBER coupon code PATRIOT

Keep an eye Homebrew Finds for availability updates.  If a good number of vials are available, we’ll do a complete post.  If only a handful are available, we’ll generally do a social media update.  Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more to stay up to date.

One tip for getting East Coast Yeast.  Although their homebrew size pitches are as elusive as Bigfoot or the Chupacabra their 1 BBL pitches can be ordered on demand and to your specifications.  Get together with some friends, your homebrew club or a local nano brewery or brew pub and order the strain of your dreams.

East Coast Yeast Strain Guide:

BugFarm ECY01 – Large complex blend of cultures to emulate sour or wild beers such as lambic-style ales. Over time displays a citrus sourness and barnyard funk profile. Contains yeast (Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces) and lactic-acid producing bacteria (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus). The Brett population is > 50% of the culture. The BugFarm blend changes strains every calendar year for those who like to blend aged brews. The 2014 version contains a wild Saccharomyces yeast and four different brett isolates, L. brevis and Pediococcus.

Flemish Ale ECY02 – A unique blend of Saccharomyces, Brett, Lacto & Pedio perfect for flemish reds and sour browns. Dry, sour, leathery and notes of cherry stone. Designed for 5 gallon pitch, but may be added at any stage of fermentation.

Farmhouse Blend ECY03 – Saison brasserie blend (ECY08) with a pure Brettanomyces isolate from a small but fascinating producer of Saison. Produces a fruity and funky profile with some acidity gradually increasing over time.

Farmhouse Blend Isolate ECY03-B – Pure Brettanomyces isolate from a small but fascinating producer of Saison. Produces a fruity and funky profile with some acidity gradually increasing over time. Aeration has more of a muted effect, with this brett strain, while adding it during kreusen or priming produces a profound effect with acidity and funk.

Brett Anomala ECY04 – 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.

BRETT Blend #9 ECY05 – A blend of Brettanomyces that produces a dry, leathery, horsey and/or goaty profile. Can have a pronounced barnyard character and be added at any stage of fermentation. Funk is in the house, so let it out.

Berliner Blend ECY06 – “Designed to be pitched into primary fermentation for Berliner weisse, Gosebier, and other styles where lactic sourness is desired, the blend contains a kolsch ale yeast, Lactobacillus brevis and Lactobacillus delbreuckii subspecies delbreuckii.”

Scottish Heavy ECY07 – Leaves a fruity profile with woody, oak esters reminiscent of malt whiskey. Well suited for 90/shilling or heavier ales including old ales and barleywines due to level of attenuation (77-80%) – recommend a dextrinous wort.

Saison Brasserie Blend ECY08 – A combination of several Saison yeasts for both fruity and spicy characteristics accompanied by dryness.

Belgian Abbaye ECY09 – This yeast produces classic Belgian ales – robust, estery with large notes of clove and fruit. Rated highly in sensory tests described in “Brew Like A Monk” for complexity and low production of higher alcohols. Apparent Attenuation: 74-76%. Suggested fermentation temp: 66-72° F.

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.

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.

Old Newark Beer ECY12 – Sourced from the same defunct east coast brewery as ECY10, this pure strain was used as their “beer pitching yeast”. The strain has been identified as S. cerevisae, hence it is not a true lager strain, but should ferment at lager temperatures.

Belgian Abbaye II ECY13 – Traditional Trappist style yeast with a complex, dry, fruity malt profile. Rated highly in sensory tests described in “Brew Like A Monk” for complexity and low production of higher alcohols.

Saison – Single Strain ECY14 – This pure strain leaves a smooth, full character with mild esters reminiscent of apple pie spice.

Munich Festbier ECY15 – From one of the oldest breweries in Munich, this pure strain is recommended for many German lagers such as Helles, Dunkel, and Oktoberfest. Suggested fermentation 46-54°F. Medium attenuation.

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

British Mild ECY18 – This yeast has a complex, woody ester profile and is typically under-attenuating (does not ferment maltotriose) leaving a malt profile with a slight sweetness that is perfect for milds, bitters, or “session ales”.
Recommended fermentation temp: 60-68°F.
Attenuation: 66-70%.

BugCounty ECY20 – A mixed culture of wild yeast and lactic bacteria to emulate sour or wild beers such as lambic-style ales. Over time displays a citrus sourness and barnyard funk profile. Contains yeast (Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces) and lactic bacteria (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus). The Brett population is typically >50% of the culture pitch. The blend of strains change every calendar year for those who like to blend or have solera projects. The 2014 version contains a wild Saccharomyces yeast, four brett strains, various lactobacilli and Pediococcus.

Kolschbier ECY21 – Produces a clean lager-like profile at ale temperatures. Smooth mineral and malt characters come through with a clean, lightly yeasty flavor and aroma in the finish. Suggested fermentation temperature: 58-66°F; Apparent Attenuation: 75-78%.

Oud Brun ECY23 – “A unique blend of Belgian Saccharomyces yeast and Lactobacilli species (L. delbrueckii, L. mali for the bulk production of lactic acid, and L. brevis for lactic & slight acetic acid). For those who prefer sourness without the presence of Brett.”

East Coast Session Ale ECY27 – “Soft, yeasty, fruity nose with complex esters of ripe fruit, apricots, and rose petals. Unique for Bitters, Scottish Shilling Ales, and session IPAs. ”

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

North East Ale ECY29 – Replication of the famous Conan strand of yeast. Unique strand with an abundance of citrsy esters accentuating American Style hops in and IPA, Double IPA, or strong ale.

Brett Naardenensis ECY30 – An intriguing species of Brett that may create acetic acid with a mousy-tainted flavor, but after fermentation and aging (approximately 6 months) intense esters of strawberry, honey, ripe fruit with a tart, citrus acidity. The isolate was first found as a soft drink contaminant.

Senne Valley Blend ECY31 – “Intended for primary fermentations due to the portfolio of wild oxidative yeasts. Emulating ales by employing similar microflora recently observed from a prominent Lambic producer, this new blend includes various unique yeasts (Debaryomyces, Priceomyces , Wickerhamomyces, and Pichia). Contributes to aroma through the production of volatile compounds and higher terpenol flavors. Rounding out the blend : Lactic bacteria, Wild-type Saccharomyces from the Senne Valley, and multiple strains of Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Extremely wild with notes of smokey barnyard, musty funk, and ethyl acetate. We recommend aging a minimum of one (1) year.”

Lactobacillus Brevis ECY32 – “This strain of Lactobacillus Brevis was originally isolated from Kefir. Bright acidity and hop-tolerant (up to 30 IBU).
Fermentation temperature 60 – 80 F.”

Dirty Dozen Brett Blend ECY34 – Twelve (12) different isolates of Brettanomyces exhibiting high production of barnyard “funk” and esters. Dryness, ripe fruit, and acidity will be encountered over a period of months and over time (>1 yr), may display gueuze-like qualities in complexity. Contains various isolates from lambic-producers, B. bruxellensis, B. anomala, B. lambicus, and B. naardenensis. For those who want the most from Brett yeast, whether a 100% Brett fermentation is desired or adding to secondary aging projects.

Brettanomyces Bruxellensis ECY35 – “Name of Alternate state or synonym: Dekkera intermedia. Isolated from Belgian Gueuze, this yeast will be quite funky with barnyard notes accompanied by ripe tropical fruit.”

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