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RiteBrew – Getting Fresh Yeast and Ingredients & Discounted Shipping

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I just placed an order at RiteBrew for a few odds and ends I need to gear up for brewing season.  I got some keg QDs, Some Omega Yeast Vermont Double IPA, an 8 lb tub of PBW, some Star San and a couple of RiteBrew’s Kits that I want to try – Pliny Double IPA and Centennial IPA.

RiteBrew does a few things that really impress me with regards to freshness.  I’ve talked about some of those before… 1. Fresh Wyeast Pre-Orders, 2. They have a tendency clearance yeast that is close to it’s expiration date in their Bargain Bin and 3. “Packed On” dates for their recipe kits.

I noticed a new one when checking out this afternoon… During checkout you’re given the opportunity to have the order held over a weekend of holiday.  That’s brilliant and addresses a big problem.  When orders are packed right before a weekend or holiday, shipping time is extended.  This option helps you avoid yeast sitting in a hot (or cold) delivery truck during transit longer than necessary.

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Discount shipping.  RiteBrew discounts shipping charges by $5 when you place an order of $75 or more.  That applies automatically at checkout.

Visit RiteBrewRecent RiteBrew Finds

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Citra · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

Also from RiteBrewRecipe Kits from… $14.29 · Omega Yeast – Vermont DIPA – Conan, Heady Topper & More · Universal Poppets… $2.39 · Vanilla Beans · Great Prices on CO2 Manifolds · 8 LBs of PBW – $5.30/lb · Great Prices on Bags of Malt · Fresh Wyeast Pre-Order · Bargain Bin

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Recent RiteBrew Finds:

T-fal Stainless Pressure Cooker – Starter Wort & Sterile Water

T-fal P2510737 Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Pressure Cooker Cookware, Silver

Stainless Pressure Cooker by T-fal.  Suitable for all heat sources including induction.  Pressure indicator.  Features a safe opening and closing system.  Replacement gaskets are available (model # X9010103).

You can use a pressure cooker to can starter wort, sterilize and make sterile water for yeast washing.

T-fal P2510737 Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Pressure Cooker Cookware, Silver

Also Consider: Lightning Deals · StirStarter Stir Plate

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Citra · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

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Back in Stock: Omega Yeast Lab’s Vermont DIPA Strain… Conan Heady Topper

Omega Yeast Lab Homebrew Yeast

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.

Update 8/27: OYL-052 has been sold out.  We reported this being available back on the 18th of this month.  It was an on-again-off-again situation as it sold out yet again.  It’s back in stock as of this (8/27) update.

OYL-052 Vermont DIPA – $6.49 – Full Omega Yeast Labs Lineup

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Citra · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

Also from RiteBrewRecipe Kits from… $14.29 · Omega Yeast – Vermont DIPA – Conan, Heady Topper & More · Universal Poppets… $2.39 · Vanilla Beans · Great Prices on CO2 Manifolds · 8 LBs of PBW – $5.30/lb · Great Prices on Bags of Malt · Fresh Wyeast Pre-Order · Bargain Bin

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Recent RiteBrew Finds:

(12) Half Liter Lab Bottles

Bel-Art 106310007 Scienceware Polypropylene Precisionware Narrow-Mouth Autoclavable Bottle with 38mm Closure, 500ml Capacity, Pack of 12

(12) half liter/500 ml lab Bottles by Bel-Art.  Narrow mouth.  Bottle is made from polypropylene.  Can withstand boiling and be sterilized by autoclave.  Solvent resistant.  Screw cap features deep threads to prevent spills and evaporation losses.

Uses include: Yeast rehydration, yeast washing and slurry storage. Also an easy vessel for making and storing sanitized water and collecting brew day wort samples.  I use similar containers to rehydrate yeast.  Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on that.

Bel-Art 106310007 Scienceware Polypropylene Precisionware Narrow-Mouth Autoclavable Bottle with 38mm Closure, 500ml Capacity, Pack of 12

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Citra · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

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StirStarter Bundle Deal from Bell’s Brewery

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This deal gets you everything you need to start making stir plate starters…

  • StirStarter Stir Plate – I’ve used the StirStarter for years and years.  It has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.
  • StirStarter Magnet Keeper – use to hold your stir bar in place or easily remove a stir bar
  • 1″ Magnetic Stir Bar
  • 2,000 mL/2L Erlenmeyer Flask
  • 1 lb of Muntons DME – I use metric for easily figuring how much DME I’ll need.  Divide the number of milliliters you need by 10 and you have the number of grams of DME you’ll need.  1 liter (1,000 milliliters) = 100 grams of DME
  • Carboy Cap (fits 2L Flask)
  • and Yeast Nutrient

Bell’s Brewery General Store has the whole bundle marked down to $71.20.

StirStarter Bundle With 2L Flask and More – $71.20

Why a Stir Plate? The constant motion of a stir plate integrates oxygen, puts yeast in constant contact with nutrients, relieves built up CO2 and generally helps yeast to grow more rapidly.  That also means smaller starters.

More from Bell’s: Sale Items · Hops – Great Prices and SelectionBell's Homebrew Supplies

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Citra · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

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Fresh Wyeast Pre-Order – Deadline August 2

Fresh Wyeast PreOrder

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.

Check it out – Here

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Citra · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

Also from RiteBrewRecipe Kits from… $14.29 · Omega Yeast – Vermont DIPA – Conan, Heady Topper & More · Universal Poppets… $2.39 · Vanilla Beans · Great Prices on CO2 Manifolds · 8 LBs of PBW – $5.30/lb · Great Prices on Bags of Malt · Fresh Wyeast Pre-Order · Bargain Bin

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Recent RiteBrew Finds:

White Labs PurePitch Packages Available! + 20% Off + Chris White Q & A

White Labs PurePitch Packaging

White Labs PurePitch Packaging

Great Fermentations has White Labs brand new PurePitch packaging available (WLP001 and WLP002).  White Labs that announced that last year, but this is the first I’ve seen it available.

My contact at GF says that product pictures have not been changed yet, but any orders of WLP001 and WLP002 will be fulfilled using the new packaging.

This comes at an opportune time as Great Fermentations has a 20% Off Ingredient Sale going on right now that would apply to this yeast.

Check it out – WLP001WLP00220% Off Sale

RelatedQ & A with Dr Chris White – 27 Questions Answered!

Bundles With: $8.99 Flat Rate Shipping

Pinned: Niko Hops Sale · Citra · Kegging System · Grain Sale · $24:Drip Tray

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