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Announcing: The Grainfather Conical Fermenter Pro Edition

The Grainfather Conical Fermenter - Pro Edition

The Grainfather Conical Fermenter Pro Edition via Adventures in Homebrewing

About, from AIH:

“A brand new companion conical fermenter for the Grainfather All-In-One Brewing System. Constructed of 304 stainless steel, this double walled fermenter houses a bevy of innovative features. The Dual Valve Tap on the bottom has a smaller inlet valve that rests above the sediment line for clear transferring and sampling, and a larger valve for dumping yeast. This conical has a 60° angle, the optimum angle (often referred to as the Golden Angle) for dropping yeast and sediment without clinging to the sides of the fermenter. The interior of the fermenter has volume marking and a smooth, clutter free interior for easy cleaning.

A thick layer of polyurethane foam insulation lines the double walled fermenter that keeps your wort at a stable temperature with minimal influence from external environmental temperature changes. An integrated cooling sleeve and an integrated gentle heating element make controlling your temperature easy. The 30 Watt, 12V heating element is stored in the cavity between the fermenter body and the cone. Unlike other heating elements/sources that heat the liquid directly, this heats the area around the liquid resulting in greater degree of temperature control and distribution of heat. The cooling sleeve is welded onto the inner wall of the fermenter and features connections to easily attach it to the Grainfather Glycol Chiller.”

Grainfather Conical Fermenter Features:

  • Innovative Dual Valve Tap
  • 304 Stainless Steel Double Walled Fermenter
  • 8 Gallon Capacity
  • 30 W, 12V Heating Element
  • Digital Temperature Display & Control
  • Fermenting Lid with Rubber Bung & Airlock
  • Cone Plug & Seal
  • 6.5′ power cord
  • Dimensions: Height – 36″ (43″ with Airlock), Diameter – 14.5″ (with Handles)

As of this posting Adventures in Homebrewing has this available for $799.99 + shipping as a pre-order.  AIH offers the equivalent of 5% back via AIH’s Rewards Program.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

The Grainfather Conical Fermenter – Pro Edition

Also: Grainfather Systems and Accessories

Ready Made Spunding Valve – New from Brew Hardware

spunding valve

Brew Hardware has introduced a ready made spunding valve.

A Spunding Valve has lots of applications…

Spunding Valve Uses
  1. Pressurized fermentation.  Ferment in a 5 or 10 gallon corny keg and use your Spunding Valve instead of an airlock.  This allows you to ferment at your desired pressure.
  2. Dry hop under pressure.  This allows you to dry hop earlier while reducing oxygenation.  Active yeast are more likely to metabolize oxygen that’s introduced during dry hopping during active fermentation.  Since CO2 is not exiting beer as vigorously under pressure, wanted compounds, flavors and aromas are more likely to stay in your beer under pressure.
  3. Naturally and accurately carbonate beer right in the keg.
  4. An airlock replacement.  Keep the valve wide open for non-pressurized fermentations.  Only do this if you have plenty of head space.  This wouldn’t make a great blow off tube.
  5. Keg to keg transfers.  Use the Spunding Valve to allow excess gas to exit the receiving keg as you transfer under pressure.  Helps you achieve a slow, controlled and pressurized transfer.
  6. Fix over-carbonated beers.  Use the same general process as for carbonation (skipping the addition of fermentable sugar).  Use a carbonation chart to determine proper pressure for the temperature the keg is at.  The Spunding Valve allows excess pressure to vent until the new carbonation level is achieved.  You can agitate the keg to fix carbonation more quickly.
  7. Test for keg leaks.  Pressurize your keg to serving pressure.  Put the Spunding Valve on (with the pressure set well above your serving PSI) and note the reading.  The gauge should remain steady.  If pressure drops, you know you have a keg leak.  It’s worth noting that this checks the entire keg including gas body o-ring.  That spot is hard to check and other way as it’s only in function when the gas QD is on.  When the gas QD is on… it’s difficult to spray and check for bubbles underneath the gas QD.  Thanks to Scott Janish for this tip!
  8. As an airlock for long term aging of beers.  Airlocks can run dry over time.  A Spunding Valve will not.

 

If you’ve been eyeing our Spunding Valve Build, but don’t want to put it together yourself, here’s your chance.  As of this posting, Brewer Hardware has this for $36.99.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

CORNY KEG SPUNDING VALVE ASSEMBLY

Also: 0-60 ADJUSTABLE PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE – ready made Spunding Valve via William’s Brewing

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Session Beers by Jennifer Talley – $13.71, Best Price [Pre-Order]

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance by Jennifer Talley

About: “Sharing a beer or two with friends after work or play is one of life’s many joys. Session beers, whose mild strength invites more than one round, adhere to high quality standards and are dedicated to balance and drinkability above all. Some naturally low-alcohol beer styles were “sessionable” long before that word was coined, but brewers have reinvented traditionally stronger classic beer styles to make them, too, well-suited to casual drinking sessions. Responsible consumption of these high-quality, easy-drinking beers gives beer lovers the freedom to celebrate community and friendship while consuming less alcohol. Such beers can be challenging to brew, but they present many opportunities to showcase skill, flavor, and refreshment. Session Beers explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest session beers, past and present. Learn about the brewing processes and ingredients to master recipe development. Explore popular craft session beer recipes from some of the best brewmasters in America, and discover why beer drinkers enjoy exploring and drinking session beers.”

8/13/17 9 AM Central: This is selling for $13.71.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found.  This title is available on pre-order and is covered by a pre-order price guarantee.  Check out the product page more details on that. 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 up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

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25% Off Triple Insulated EcoVessel Growlers at MoreBeer

 

Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Growler with Dual Open Cap and an included Infusion Basket.  The dual open cap has a large mouth opening for filling and emptying and a smaller opening for drinking.

The stainless steel infusion basket is designed to infuse fruit, tea and herbs.  I think this feature has some great potential for homebrewers and craft beer lovers.  “Randalize” with hops and more and easily try variations to your beer.

Features: TriMax Triple Insulation, Keeps cold for up to 36 hours, keeps hot for up to 8, made from 18/8 stainless, dual use leak proof top, infuser for fruit, tea, herbs… and hops!, carrying strap.

From MoreBeer:  ‘With Labor Day quickly approaching it’s time to start thinking how to transport all those tasty creations to your planned gathering! Be it  Beer, Wine, Coffee, Kombucha or even Hot Soup the EcoVessel is the perfect container for the job.

These amazing new EcoVessel triple insulated growlers have the best insulation properties on the market.  Able to hold cold temperatures for 36 hours and hot temperatures for 8 Hours, this vessel was tested and outperformed every other growlers insulation. We chose to stock EcoVessel products due to their superior insulation, sleek styling and superior quality.”

 

  • TriMax Triple Insulation Technology
  • Keeps COLD 36 hours, HOT up to 8
  • 18/8 premium stainless steel
  • No BPA, no phthalates, no liners
  • Never sweats

Get your EcoVessel Triple Insulated Growlers at 25% OFF standard retail price while supplies last!

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Methods of Modern Homebrewing – Available for Pre-Order

Methods of Modern Homebrewing: The Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Craft Beer Brewing

Methods of Modern Homebrewing by Chris Colby

About: “Hey homebrewers―make better beer! Returning for his second book, Chris Colby highlights technique-driven brewing methods and procedures that homebrewers use to make modern beer. Geared towards more advanced techniques and tests like hopped wort products . . . A beer geek’s dream!

There is not a book like this on the market and a brewer would have to pore through numerous brewing texts, magazine articles and website posts to find all this information.Methods of Modern Homebrewing gives step-by-step instructions, and the major methods have photos for every step. The book also features useful charts for brewers to get information at a glance. For most of the major methods, a top-notch example recipe will be given. Learn the variety of ways to brew with malt extract; how all-grain brewing leads to mashing; when to lauter and boil and much more.

This book will feature 100 recipes and 60 photos.”

8/11/17 9:30 AM Central: This title is available for $15.73 for pre-order with a pre-order price guarantee. 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 up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

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Introducing: Keg King Counterflow Wort Chiller

keg king counterflow chiller

From William’s Brewing: “The best deal we have ever found in a highly efficient counterflow chiller! This pure copper pipe unit features 3/8″ hose barbs for both wort and chilling water, and is an extremely efficient chiller, capable of chilling 5 gallon batches in one pass, as long as your cooling water is 60° F. or less. Easier to clean than a plate chiller, and much more efficient than an immersion chiller. This can be pump or gravity fed.

Connection tubing and fittings are not included: use 3/8” inner diameter vinyl (our item E04, sold per foot) for the cooling water and 3/8” inner diameter silicone tubing (our item J46) for the wort inlets and outlets. As this is a counterflow chiller, be sure to connect the cooling water inlet to the same end as the cooled wort outlet.  9¾” diameter, 10” tall.” [keep reading]

KEG KING COUNTERFLOW WORT CHILLER

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64oz Growler - Triple Insulated EcoVessel "Boss"- Black

New at MoreBeer EcoVessel “Boulder” Triple Insulated Growlers

Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Growler with Dual Open Cap and an included Infusion Basket.  The dual open cap has a large mouth opening for filling and emptying and a smaller opening for drinking.

The stainless steel infusion basket is designed to infuse fruit, tea andBOSS Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Growler Bottle with Dual Opening Cap - 64 oz herbs.  I think this feature has some great potential for homebrewers and craft beer lovers.  “Randalize” with hops and more and easily try variations to your beer.

Features: TriMax Triple Insulation, Keeps cold for up to 36 hours, keeps hot for up to 8, made from 18/8 stainless, dual use leak proof top, infuser for fruit, tea, herbs… and hops!, carrying strap.

MoreBeer has just both 32 and 64 ounce sizes of this growler.  As of this posting, all models are on sale.  As an example, the 64 oz sizes are marked down to $49.95.  Shipping is free to most US addresses with a $59 order.

EcoVessel “Boulder” Growlers at MoreBeer

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