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A Dry Version of the Conan Yeast Strain…. Now Available!

If you’ve been looking for a dry version of the Conan strain of yeast… it’s finally here!  The Conan Strain is used by Alchemist Brewing to ferment Heady Topper.

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

About: “LalBrewTM New England is an ale strain selected specifically for its fermentative consistency and its ability to produce a unique fruit-forward ester profile desired in East Coast styles of beer. A typical fermentation with LalBrewTM New England will produce tropical and fruity esters, notably stone fruits like peach. LalBrewTM New England exhibits medium to high attenuation with medium flocculation, making it a perfect choice for East Coast style ales.”

More Info

Classified as a Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a top fermenting yeast.
Typical Analysis of LalBrewTM New England Yeast:
Percent solids 93% – 97%
Living Yeast Cells ≥ 5 x 109 per gram of dry yeast
Wild Yeast < 1 per 106 yeast cells
Bacteria < 1 per 106 yeast cells
Finished product is released to the market only after passing a rigorous series of tests
*According to the ASBC and EBC methods of analysis

In Lallemand’s Standard Conditions Wort at 20°C (68°F)LalBrewTM New England yeast exhibits:
Vigorous fermentation that can be completed in 7 days, a bit slower than most ale strains. This is perfectly characteristic of this strain..
Medium to High Attenuation and Medium Flocculation.
Aroma and flavor is fruity and phenolic with a hint of alcohol.
The optimal temperature range for LalBrewTM New England yeast when producing traditional styles is 15°C (59°F)* to 22°C (72°F)
Lag phase can be longer compared to other ale strains, ranging from 24-36 hours
Fermentation rate, fermentation time and degree of attenuation are dependent on inoculation density, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of the wort.

Depending on the desired gravity of the beer, among other variables, different yeast pitching rates should be applied. For LalBrewTM New Englandyeast, pitching rate varies between 100 grams and 100 grams of active yeast to inoculate 100 liters of wort.

A pitching rate of 100g per 100L of wort to achieve a minimum of 1 million viable cells per ml.

The pitching rate may be adjusted to achieve a desired beer style or to suit processing conditions.
LalBrewTM New England has an ABV tolerance of 9%. For beers above 9%, the yeast will require nutrient addition such as 1g/hL of Servomyces.

Rehydration of LalBrewTM New England is recommended for use, and will reduce osmotic stress on the yeast when rehydrated and pitched in liquid form. Rehydration guidelines are quite simple, and present a much lower risk of contamination than a starter, which is unnecessary with dried active yeast.

Sprinkle the yeast on the surface of 10 times its weight in clean, sterilized water at 30-35°C (86-95F). Do not use wort, or distilled or reverse osmosis water, as loss in viability will result. DO NOT STIR. Leave undisturbed for 15 minutes, then stir to suspend yeast completely, and leave it for 5 more minutes at 30-35°C. Then adjust temperature to that of the wort and inoculate without delay.

Attemperate in steps at 5-minute intervals of 10°C to the temperature of the wort by mixing aliquots of wort. Do not allow attemperation to be carried out by natural heat loss. This will take too long and could result in loss of viability or vitality.

Temperature shock, at greater than 10°C, will cause formation of petite mutants leading to long-term or incomplete fermentation and possible formation of undesirable flavors.

LalBrewTM New England yeast has been conditioned to survive rehydration. The yeast contains an adequate reservoir of carbohydrates and unsaturated fatty acids to achieve active growth. It is unnecessary to aerate wort upon first use.

When using Lallemand Brewing Yeasts, you may repitch the yeast just as you would any other type of yeast according to your brewery’s SOP for yeast handling.

LalBrewTM New England yeast should be stored dry below 4C° (39.2°F)

LalBrewTM New England will rapidly lose activity after exposure to air. Do not use 500g or 11g packs that have lost vacuum. Opened packs must be re-closed, stored in dry conditions below 4°C, and used within 3 days. If the opened package is re-vacuum sealed immediately after opening, yeast can be stored for up to two weeks below 4°C.

Do not use yeast after expiry date printed on the pack.


As of this posting, the only offering I’m aware of for LalBrew New England American Ale Yeast is a 500 gram offering via Brewcraft USA.  500 grams is a tough homebrew purchase, but could make sense for a group buy.  Hopefully we’ll see homebrew-sized pitches of LalBrew New England soon.

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Announcing: The Icemaster Glycol Chiller via MoreBeer

Icemaster Glycol Chiller

From MoreBeer: “We are very excited to offer the Ice Master G40 Glycol Chiller, it is great unit at an amazing price! The Icemaster is designed to cool fermentations in small vessels. It can be used with any vessel that has a glycol jacket or even a submersed Cooling Snake! For each vessel you want to cool you will need to buy one of our Glycol Pump Kits.”

From the product description: “The Icemaster is designed to cool fermentations in small vessels. It can be used with any vessel that has a glycol jacket or submersed cooling coil/rod. For each vessel you want to cool you will need to buy one of our Glycol Pump Kits. Each tank is able to be separately temperature controlled. Each Glycol Pump Kit includes a submersible pump that is placed in the cool bath of this chiller along with a digital controller. The digital controller includes a thermal probe that should be inserted into a thermal well in your vessel or can be taped to the outside of the vessel if you don’t have a thermal well. The digital controller then measures the temperature of your tank and turns the submersible pump on or off to cool to your desired set temperature. Up to four tanks can be controlled separately with one Icemaster and four Glycol Pump Kits.”

The Icemaster can be used with any fermenter that has a built in cooling jacket or a submersed cooling coil. It works well as the cooling source for the following sytems and fermenters.

  • Ss Brewtech Fermenters and Brites with optional FTS Temperature Control Systems: Because FTS systems include a pump and controller you will not need to buy a separate Glycol Pump Kit.
  • Spike Conical with Optional Cooling Package – Because the optional Spike cooling system includes a pump and controller you will not need to buy a separate Glycol Pump Kit.
  • Speidel Tanks with Optional Cooling Jackets – You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each tank.
  • Grainfather Fermenters – Grainfather fermenters have standard cooling jackets. You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for eash fermenter
  • Blichmann Fermenators with Optional Cooling Coil – You will need one Glycol Pump Kit for each Fermenator.

Keep Reading – As of this posting, this is selling for $699.99.  Check out the product page for complete details, availability and pricing.

Icemaster Glycol Chiller GLY350

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New Stainless Steel CIP Spray Balls available at PFD – sparging, cleaning, Mark Carboy Washer Mod + 15% + 10% Off

CIP (Clean in Place) Spray Balls are generally used for vessels that are too large to move.  Since they’re too large to move you… clean them in place.  If you have a larger setup, you could incorporate these into your system or routine to help clean your vessels more easily.

Possible applications of CIP Spray balls include cleaning larger vessels, for sparing setups and as a mod for carboy and keg washers – See: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Mod – SS CIP Spray Ball

PFD has introduced some new designs and sizes of CIP Spray Balls, including the pictured micro tri clamp model.

15% Off Coupon: already has generally great prices.  As of this posting, promo code BREW15% takes an additional 15% off their entire lineup of homebrewing gear.

Stacks With: Using the link below takes another 10% off!

CIP Spray Balls at ProFlow Dynamics

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Announcing: Anvil Brewing Pump – just $59.99


Love2Brew has announced the availability of Anvil Brewing Equipment’s Brewing Pump.

from love2brew: “The small batch brewers dream pump! The Anvil Brewing Pump is perfect for recirculating and transferring wort. Use our Quick Disconnects (FIT018) and High Temperature Silicone Tubing (RCK011A) to make setup and usage a breeze! ”

Pump Features

  • Tool-free Disassembly.
  • Quiet Operation.
  • In-line Switch
  • 6 ft. Cord
  • Sized for 1/2 in. Hoses.
  • Max Flow – 3 GPM
  • Max Lift – 7 ft
  • Voltage – 120V 60Hz
  • Current – 0.75A

As of this posting, this is selling for just $59.99.  Shipping is free to most US addresses with a $75 order.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Anvil Brewing Pump

Related: Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources – AND –  Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing

Yeast: love2brew carries a couple lines of hard to find lines of yeast: East Coast Yeast and The Yeast Bay – If you’re looking to qualify for free shipping or just grab some hard to get yeast, consider adding to your order.

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New from William’s Brewing – Inline Check Valve – keep your beer going the right way


Inline Flare Check Valve via William’s Brewing.  About: “This inline check valve features ¼” barbs, and releases at 10 PSI. Useful in draft systems that operate at dispensing pressures of 10 PSI or higher. Not recommended for systems where you use a dispensing pressure of under 10 PSI. For gas lines only, not for liquid lines. Overall length 4¼”

It is possible for beer to flow backwards through CO2 lines.  This check valve helps keep your beer out of those lines and helps to prevent dirty gas lines and QDs and a possible mess.

As of this posting, this is selling for just $4.99.  Check product page for current price and availability.


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Announcing: Fullers ESB Clone Recipe Kits – new and on sale

fullers esb clone

Adventures in Homebrewing has released a clone Fuller’s ESB.  This recipe is available in both extract and all grain homebrew recipes.

About, from AIH: “Rich mahogany in color, this ESB tempts the drinker with aromas of orange marmalade, balanced by soft malt toffee. The hops impart a grassy, peppery note alongside hints of citrus fruit.”

As of this posting, the extract version is marked down to $26.39 while the all grain kit is marked down to $24.79.  Check AIH for current price and availability.

Fullers ESB Homebrew Clones

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Announcing: Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit

Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit

Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit via MoreBeer.

The Blichmann Riptide Upgrade Kits works with many models of Chugger and March Pumps – see product page for complete list – upgrading stock pump heads to Riptide’s Stainless Head with Tri-Clamp connections.

About, via MoreBeer: “Upgrade your March or Chugger pump with the Riptide’s Tri-Clamp housing and accessories! The Tri-Clamp head makes it easy to disassemble and clean. The head is also made from stainless steel and can rotate to fit almost any setup. The integral linear flow valve provides superior control.

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this for $99.99.  Check product page for current pricing and availability.

Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit BL297

Some interesting related things… ProFlow Dynamics has great prices on Tri-Clamp Fittings and check out our Homebrew Pump Discounts, Deals and Resources resource page

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New Hop Resins from Adventures in Homebrewing

Adventures in Homebrewing has introduced a line of hop resin syringes.  Simcoe, Mosaic, Columbus and Cascade Resins are available.

An excerpt from the description:  Hop Extract is produced using a supercritical CO2 process which extracts the soft resins and essential oils that exist with in hops.

Hop extract is pure resin extract of hops containing alpha acids, beta acids, and hop oils. It is primarily used as a kettle ingredient to provide bitterness. Variety specific flavor/aroma contributions can be expected when used for late kettle or whirlpool additions.

The following are benefits of utilizing hop extract:

  • Increased final volume through reduced kettle trub
  • Reduced hot-side brew kettle foam formation during the boil
  • Bitterness, flavor, and aroma via late boil additions
  • Variety specific hop character and related notes in beer
  • Reduced vegetal and polyphenol flavor contribution
  • Increased alpha utilization approx. 5% over regular hops/pellets
  • Excellent stability of alpha acids, beta acids and hop oils
  • Extended shelf life and reduced storage requirements

As of this posting, these are selling for $4.99 and found on AIH’s Cryo Hops page.  Check AIH for current pricing and availability.

Cryo Hops and Hop Resins at Adventures in Homebrewing

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Announcing: Robobrew Gen 3 at William’s Brewing!

About… “The Gen 3 Robobrew with Pump from Kegland features a recirculation pump with an on off switch, as well as a false bottom and grain pipe to both protect the pump from clogging, and hold the crushed grain above the bottom for good wort circulation. The Unit holds 9 gallons, although we do not recommend boiling more than 6½ gallons (perfect for 5-6 gallon batches). The grain pipe (basket) holds up to 18 pounds of crushed malt, and a pipe with silicone hose on top feeds the recirculated wort from the pump evenly on top of the grain bed. Runs on any GFCI protected 110 volt plug with at least 15 amps.” [keep reading]

As of this posting, this is selling for $479.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Robobrew Gen 3 at William’s Brewing

Also: Hands on Review: Robobrew All Grain Brewing System – Gen 2

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Torpedo Line of Stainless Steel Ball Lock Disconnects – $14.99

17229MoreBeer has lineup of QDs has proven popular based on availability.  They have gone in and out of stock since being announced a while back.  Torpedo Ball Lock Beverage Disconnects are available in both beverage and gas configurations with either MFL connections or barbs.  They will, of course, work with MoreBeer’s Torpedo kegs, but they will also work with any ball lock Corny Keg.

At $14.99, these are selling for about half the price of the other SS Ball Lock connectors that I’m aware of.  They are also a part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.

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