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Announcing: Blichmann Spunding Valves!

Blichmann Engineering has introduced two Spunding Valve Builds.  An NPT version and a tri-clamp version.

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

Reap the benefits of fermenting under pressure! Pressurized fermentation is a great option for creating lager-like flavor profiles at room temperature, without the hassle of temperature control. And you’ll complete your fermentations faster and easier than traditional fermentation methods. What’s more, you can even capture carbonation for naturally carbonated beers! The Blichmann Engineering™ Spunding Valve is purpose built for homebrewers to control your pressures with exacting precision. Research by Blichmann Engineering™ and White Labs shows significant reduction of esters (fruity flavors found in most ales) and low levels of diacetyl, by fermenting under pressure. Start fermenting under pressure easily with the Blichmann Spunding Valve!

  • Ferment under pressure to produce clean, low ester, lager-like beers.
  • Extremely fine adjustments from 0 to 35 psi, and superb pressure stability.
  • Suitable for vessels up to 42 gal (1BBL batch size).
  • Perfect for naturally carbonating your beers.
  • Use for counter-pressure transfers.
  • NPT model is perfect for the Blichmann Engineering™ Cornical™ Unitank.
  • Integral blow-off barb fitting adds a visual indication of fermentation if desired.

 

Spunding Valves have loads of uses!  Check my post Build a Spunding Valve for lots more information and step by step directions, if you’re interested in building your own.

Great Fermentations is quick to pick up Blichmann gear.  They currently have both versions.  Prices start at $69.99 and both fall under GF’s flat rate shipping promo.  Check site for current availability and pricing.

Related: Build a Spunding Valve!

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Announcing: Blichmann Hellfire Burner XL – holds up to 1 BBL!

BLICHMANN HELLFIRE BURNER XL FOR 1 BBL SIZE KETTLES

BLICHMANN HELLFIRE BURNER XL FOR 1 BBL SIZE KETTLES via Great Fermentations


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

Made for extra large kettles, such as the Blichmann 55 gallon (1 BBL!) This model of the HellFire Burner comes with all the great features of the regular HellFire burner, but with larger legs that offer extra stability and width for extra large kettles. This model can accommodate kettles up to 25 inches (to the ends of the retaining bars) and is still super powerful! With a maximum output of 140,000 BTUs on propane or 80,000 on natural gas (with optional natural gas conversion kit, sold separately,) this burner will have you brewing those extra large batches like a pro! Stop messing with competitor’s burners that just can’t perform, and go with a Blichmann HellFire Burner XL today!

Stop messing with competitor’s burners that just can’t perform, and go with a Blichmann HellFire Burner today!


BLICHMANN HELLFIRE BURNER XL FOR 1 BBL SIZE KETTLES

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Save 17% on Great Fermentations Top Selling Kit – Brain Eater Pale Ale – Zombie Dust Clone

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About Brain Eater, from Great Fermentations: “It’s the beer of the living dead! This Zombie Dust Clone is loaded with Citra hops that invigorate the senses and engage the palate. A very light first wort hop addition keeps the bitterness down, while hop-bursting the beer and aggressively dry hopping with Citra hops give it a very pronounced hop flavor and aroma. The bite of Citra is offset by crystal 60L and melanoidin malts, which contribute body, sweetness and character to the beer, A touch of carapils for body and foam stability is included as well, perfectly balancing this beer. Delicious and inviting, Brain Eater Pale Ale is sure to please your hopheaded friends. It is the perfect beer for the impending zombie apocalypse!”.

As of this posting, Great Fermentation’s Brain Eater Pale Ale Kit (the extract version) is their #1 best selling kit.

Brain Eater Pale Ale

Save 17% – As of this posting, Great Fermentations is taking 17% off their entire lineup of recipe kits.  This is better than what I would call Great Fermentation’s typical kit sale by a couple percent.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

17% Off Beer Kits – grab the coupon code

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Recipe: Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA + 20% Off Patagonia Malts

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Juno Choi With a PIle of Hops

One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending a past Homebrewer’s Conference, homebrewcon in Grand Rapids, Michigan was an IPA that was served by Brewer’s Supply Group (BSG) at their booth at the Conference. It was… delicious.  Roasty, great hop character and easy to drink.  I swung by for two samples and shortly returned… for a third and it was gone.  After the conference, I got a hold of BSG to ask about the beer.  I learned that it was formulated and brewed by Juno Choi.  Juno kindly shared the recipe with me and I’d like to share it with you.  Thank you Juno!

The recipe features 100% Patagonia Malts from Chile.  Those were new to me and I think relatively new to the homebrew market here in the US, because… I had a very difficult time sourcing the grain for this recipe.  After looking around a bit, I contacted Bryan at Great Fermentations.  They already carried Patagonia, just not not all three varieties that this recipe calls for.  Bryan kindly sourced the remaining grains and has stocked them at Great Fermentations.  Thank you Bryan!

Grab the recipe: Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA

20% Off Malt: As of this posting, Great Fermentations is discounting their entire selection of brewing malts by the lb, full bags excluded by 20% when you use coupon code MALT20.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

20% OFF MALT – works with Patagonia Malts

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17% Off Anchor & Kite Creamsicle Cream Ale Recipe Kits

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Great Fermentations has released Jeremy Railey’s award winning Creamsicle Cream Ale in recipe kit form.  It’s available in both extract and all grain versions.

from Great Fermentations…  “What a dream come true! This is our customer Jeremy Railey’s first place winning recipe that took first in the specialty beer category in the 2016 Indiana Brewer’s Cup. It has a delicious base of a cream ale that is combined with orange, vanilla beans and lactose that make it strikingly similar to the famous frozen treat! A truly delicious and unique dream of a beer!”

  • Award winning beer at the 2016 Brewer’s Cup
  • A creamsicle-inspired cream ale, with orange and vanilla cream flavors!
  • Smooth and delicious, with orange and vanilla cream flavor

Extract | All Grain

Save 17% – As of this posting, Great Fermentations is taking 17% off their entire lineup of recipe kits.  This is better than what I would call Great Fermentation’s typical kit sale by a couple percent.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

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20% Off Malt at Great Fermenations

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As of this posting, Great Fermentations is discounting their entire selection of brewing malts by the lb, full bags excluded by 20% when you use coupon code MALT20.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

20% OFF MALT

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17% Off Beer Kits at Great Fermentations – Creamsicle Cream Ale, Zombie Dust Clone & Lots More

As of this posting, Great Fermentations is taking 17% off their entire lineup of recipe kits.  This is better than what I would call Great Fermentation’s typical kit sale by a couple percent.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

17% Off Beer Kits – grab the coupon code

Also Consider: Anchor and Kite Creamsicle Cream Ale Extract | All Grain and Brain Eater Pale Ale (Great Fermentations most popular recipe)

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17% Off Beer Kits at Great Fermentations – Creamsicle Cream Ale, Zombie Dust Clone & Lots More

As of this posting, Great Fermentations is taking 17% off their entire lineup of recipe kits.  This is better than what I would call Great Fermentation’s typical kit sale by a couple percent.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

17% Off Beer Kits – grab the coupon code

Also Consider: Anchor and Kite Creamsicle Cream Ale Extract | All Grain and Brain Eater Pale Ale (Great Fermentations most popular recipe)

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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20% Off Malt at Great Fermenations

malt sale
As of this posting, Great Fermentations is discounting their entire selection of brewing malts by the lb, full bags excluded by 20% when you use coupon code MALT20.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability.

20% OFF MALT

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Great Fermentations… $1 Shipping Flash Sale

Great Fermentations is offering $1 shipping site wide as part of a quick flash sale.  Works on most things with a few exceptions, use coupon code ONESHIP to get the deal.

$1 Shipping at Great Fermentations – grab the full details

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