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New Release: FastFerment Stainless Steel Hop Filter

fastferment hop filtervia Great Fermentations: A hop filter for both the 7.9 gallon and 14 gallon models of the FastFerment conical fermenters! This hop filter is made of stainless steel, with a 300 micron mesh that allows beer or wine to pass through and take on the character of hops with ease! In addition to hops, this hop filter can be used with oak chips, fruit or spices…the possibilities are endless! If you have trouble keeping hop and oak material out of your finished product with a FastFerment, give this hop filter a try!

  • A hop filter for both the 7.9 gallon and 14 gallon FastFerment conical fermenters.
  • 300 micron stainless steel mesh makes dry hopping in a FastFerment a breeze!
  • Can also be used with oak chips, fruit or spices!

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has just released filter is available for $42.99. Check site for current price and availability.



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Announcing: Keg Connection’s Line of Recipe Kits – 15% Off

Keg Connection has just launched an extensive line of to-style recipe kits.  Both extract and all grain options are available.  To celebrate the launch, the entire lineup is discounted by 15%.

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New from MoreBeer: Cloudburst Brewing Flashing Lights IPA Clone Kits

Cloudburst Brewing Flashing Lights IPA

MoreBeer has released recipe kits for Cloudburst Brewing’s Flashing Lights IPA.  Recipes are available in both all grain and extract versions.  These recipes are the result of a direct collaboration with Cloudburst Brweing

from MoreBeer: “Flashing Lights is a delicious IPA that is bittered with Chinook and heavily dosed with Citra, Mosaic and Cascade. Beautifully aromatic and very easy drinking, this is a definite crowd pleaser! Flashing Lights is one of the many innovative rotating beers brewed by Cloudburst Brewing.

Cloudburst Brewing in Seattle Washington is one of our favorite craft breweries. We met Steve Luke (owner and head brewer) up at the Yakima Fresh Hop Ale Festival and were thoroughly impressed with his beer. After tasting every beer at the festival, there was no question that the Cloudburst Wet Hop IPA was best in show.

Steve, being an ex-homebrewer, was happy to help MoreBeer! with one of his famous IPAs. If you are not familiar with the amazing Cloudburst IPAs he makes, you might be familiar with another IPA of his, Elysian Space Dust. Cloudburst brews up a constantly rotating selection of flavorful and unique brews. Stop by the tasting room the next time you are in Seattle; until then, you’ll just have to brew up some Flashing Lights!”

Cloudburst Brewing Flashing Lights IPA Recipes – Ships free with a $59 order

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New from MoreBeer: Speidel GÄRSPUNDmobil Fermentation Monitor + Speidel Fermenter Review

Speidel GÄRSPUNDmobil Fermentation Monitor

Speidel GÄRSPUNDmobil Fermentation Monitor.  Monitor and track your fermentation from your computer or phone with Speidel’s new Garspundmobil. The monitor sits on your Speidel airlock and measures temperature and counts the number of bubbles coming from your fermentation. It uses this information to show you how active your fermentation is and estimate the gravity.


  • Measures fermentation activity by counting the number of bubbles passing through your airlock
  • Measures temperature of your fermentation
  • Sends this information to MySpeidel wirelessly
  • Uses network standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Device’s status is shown through a light inside the unit
  • USB cable included

As of this posting, this is selling for a whopping $199.99.  Hopefully they have some discounts planned for this unit.  Check MoreBeer for current price and availability.

Speidel GÄRSPUNDmobil Fermentation Monitor

Review: I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  They are great Fermenters.  Check out my Hands On Review of the 5.3 and 7.9 gallon sizes.  See the whole line including replacement parts.

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New Release: Safale BE-134 Saison Yeast at William’s Brewing + Great Deals on Dry Yeast


William’s Brewing has announced the availability of Safale BE-134 Dry Saison Yeast.

About: “Top fermenting yeast designed for Saison style beers, with very high attenuation, fruity aromas, and hints of spicy clove. 11.5 gram packet is good for pitching 5 gallons.”  Full specification sheet is linked on product page.

As of this posting, this is selling for $3.99.  Check site for up to the minute price and availability.


Also… William’s Brewing has both Safale US-5 (cal ale/chico) and S-04 (english whitbread strain) for just $2.99.  That’s a great deal.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price and availability.

US-05 | S-04 | Full Selection Dry Yeast – Safale, Mangrove Jacks, Lallemand

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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

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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.


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