Category Archives: Yeast

LalBrew New England American East Coast Yeast [Dry Version of the Conan Yeast Strain!] – available via Amazon! + Bonus Caveat

New England East Coast Ale Yeast


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

  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae for American East Coast Style Ales
  • Fermentation that can be completed in 7 days
  • For use in ales up to 9% ABV
  • Medium to High Attenuation
  • Medium Flocculation

LalBrew New England East Coast Ale Yeast is a dry version of the Conan strain of yeast.  The Conan Strain is used by Alchemist Brewing to ferment Heady Topper.

7/20/18 2 PM Central: This is the first offering I’ve seen available to the general public.  I’ve seen it in one other spot online, but that offering was available only to wholesalers and commercial brewers.  The caveat is… this is a 500 gram pack.  That equals just over (45) 11 gram pitches.  Along those lines it’s expensive (in my opinion) by homebrewer’s standards at $178.25.  If you count it as 45 pitches, that figures out to about $3.96 per batch. This is probably more of a group or club buy or for small commercial brewers.  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.

Lallemand has introduced LalBrew New England – American East Coast Yeast!

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Set of 5 Waterless Silicone Airlock Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars – $10.95, $2.19 Each

Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 5 pack. Premium Presents. White

Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 5 pack. Premium Presents. White


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability: “Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 5 pack. Premium Presents. White.”


You should be able to use these as lids/airlocks for yeast starters made in compatible wide mouth jars and for yeast storage.

7/19/18 3 PM Central: This highly rated 5 pack is selling for $10.95. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found. 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

Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 5 pack. Premium Presents. White

Search: “wide mouth mason jars” on Amazon

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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3 Liter, 3,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask Karter Scientific Erlenmeyer Flask [Yeast Starters] – $26.08 + free shipping & 3L capable Stir Plate Deal

3000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Rubber Stopper, Karter Scientific 213G16 (Single)

3000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Rubber Stopper, Karter Scientific 213G16


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

  • 3.3 Borosilicate Glass
  • ASTM Specification E960, Type I requirements
  • Graduated, Single Scale
  • Rubber Stopper Included
  • Height: 310mm, OD Neck: 50mm, OD Bulb: 185mm

Narrow mouth Erlenmeyer flask are made of 3.3 borosilicate glass. Single Scale, Heavy-Duty, beaded rim, white marking spot, and uniform wall thickness throughout. 3.3 borosilicate is the highest level of inert glass available. Designed from ASTM Specification E960, Type I requirements. Rubber Stopper Included. Karter Scientific® is a registered trademark in United States of America. To maintain quality control, authorized permission is required in the resale of our products.


7/18/18 3:30 PM Central: This combo is selling for just $26.08.  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. Related: Intllab 3 L capacity Magnetic Stirrer

3000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Rubber Stopper, Karter Scientific 213G16 (Single)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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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


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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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)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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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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