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Announcing: The BrewSSSiphon – Stainless Steel Auto Siphon!

The BrewSSSiphon from BrewSSSential!


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

Are you sick and tired of broken racking canes?

Wish you didn’t have to keep around two siphon starters for your clean beers and your sours?

If so, we’ve got you TOTALLY covered.

Fabricated entirely out of 304 Stainless Steel and high-temperature Silicone, our BrewSSSiphon™ can be completely disassembled and baked in an oven at 225 degrees F for total sanitation assurance.

That clingy Lacto won’t stand a chance & should dry hops ever clog your wort transfer, just remove the check valve assembly, clean it, sanitize it, and get back to work. Its that sensible.

As beautiful as it is versatile, this will be the last transfer tool you’ll ever need!


Note from HBF: This strikes a real chord with me and addresses a frustration that I personally have.  All of my equipment is ported.  I have quick disconnects on every connection and most brew days things go smoothly.  Periodically I run into issues and need to siphon something.  Pretty much without fail, I’ll get a plastic auto-siphon out (usually still new in the package), clean and sanitize it and start to use it and it almost immediately breaks.  I don’t know why it happens, but it almost always does, making a bad situation worse.  Afterwards, I order another one so I have something (to probably break) the next time I have an issue.  The plastic siphons I’ve used have been some of the most frustrating pieces of homebrew equipment that I’ve owned.

As of this posting, multiple packages are available with prices starting at $79.95. Price, promotions 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 the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

The BrewSSSiphon!

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Announcing: The ProNeedle – Ultimate Digital Pocket Thermometer – from ThermoWorks

ProNeedle™ – The Ultimate Pocket Digital Thermometer

About, from ThermoWorks: “Designed for commercial use, ProNeedle is the ultimate professional pocket digital thermometer. Features include blazing fast 3-4 second response, IP67 waterproof rating, ThermoWorks’ exclusive 180-degree auto-rotating display, Hold button, Min/Max display, 5-year warranty, and adjustable calibration trim. Outperforms all competitors.”

  • Super-Fast® 3-4 Second Readings
  • Waterproof IP67 rating
  • 180-degree auto-rotating display
  • 3-inch probe, fits in chef coat pocket
  • Accuracy to ±0.9°F (±0.5°C)
  • 5-year warranty
  • 3,000-hour battery life
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Hold, Max/Min, Calibration Trim

ProNeedle™ – The Ultimate Pocket Digital Thermometer

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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.

Check them out – Full Torpedo Lineup at MoreBeer

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MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:
Note: MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple coupon codes. get in on multiple deals on the same order and maximize free shipping.

  1. Project Extreme Brewing: 20% Off Kits
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  3. Fermonsters: Save on Fermonsters and PET Carboys – 20% off all models
  4. Hops! While you’re placing an order, check out MoreBeer’s Hop Market.  That features rotating deep discounts on hops.  Maximize free shipping and grab a deal on hops.
  5. Stainless Steel QDs: Torpedo Ball Lock QDs – just $14.99 and back in stock

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New from MoreBeer – London Fog Ale Yeast – Ideal for NE Hazy IPAs

from MoreBeer: “WLP066 London Fog is the perfect yeast for all you “Haze Heads”. This strain produces a medium-ester profile akin to White Lab’s East Coast Ale Yeast (WLP008) and leaves a hint of residual sweetness, helping to accentuate malt and hop flavors and aromas. Pitch this strain to your favorite New England-style IPA.”

  • Optimum Fermentation Temp: 64–72°F
  • Flocculation: Medium to High
  • Attenuation: 65–70%
  • Alcohol Tolerance: Medium – High (8–12%)
  • Cell Count: 100+ Billion

WLP066 London Fog Ale – White Labs Yeast at MoreBeer

Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses

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Note: MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple coupon codes. get in on multiple deals on the same order and maximize free shipping.

  1. Project Extreme Brewing: 20% Off Kits
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  3. Fermonsters: Save on Fermonsters and PET Carboys – 20% off all models
  4. Hops! While you’re placing an order, check out MoreBeer’s Hop Market.  That features rotating deep discounts on hops.  Maximize free shipping and grab a deal on hops.
  5. Stainless Steel QDs: Torpedo Ball Lock QDs – just $14.99 and back in stock

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New from MoreBeer – Project Extreme Brewing Recipes

New from MoreBeer Project Extreme Brewing Recipe Kits

from MoreBeer: “Looking to step up your brewing game with some extreme recipes? Check out Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home, brought to you by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Jason & Todd Alstrom of Beer Advocate. There’s something for everyone between the covers of Project Extreme Brewing, including an introduction to “The Big Four” brewing ingredients and step-by-step instructions for brewing your first batch, as well as dozens of off-the-wall recipes that may surprise even the most seasoned brewer. When Sam Calagione asked us to provide a recipe for their book we jumped at the offer. MoreBeer! President Chris Graham brewed his Belgian Candi’d Hash recipe with Sam, which was later used for the book’s introductory brewing guide. Here at MoreBeer!, we’re releasing our own versions of a few of the recipes featured in the book. Make sure to pick up a copy and see all of the radical recipies that will take your brewing to the extreme!”

Project Extreme Brewing Kits at MoreBeer

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MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:
Note: MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple coupon codes. get in on multiple deals on the same order and maximize free shipping.

  1. Project Extreme Brewing: 20% Off Kits
  2. MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week: Kit of the Week – 20% off!
  3. Fermonsters: Save on Fermonsters and PET Carboys – 20% off all models
  4. Hops! While you’re placing an order, check out MoreBeer’s Hop Market.  That features rotating deep discounts on hops.  Maximize free shipping and grab a deal on hops.
  5. Stainless Steel QDs: Torpedo Ball Lock QDs – just $14.99 and back in stock

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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

MICROBIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
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

BREWING PROPERTIES
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.

USAGE
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
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.

STORAGE
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.


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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.”

Compatability
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

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:
Note: MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple coupon codes. get in on multiple deals on the same order and maximize free shipping.

  1. Project Extreme Brewing: 20% Off Kits
  2. MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week: Kit of the Week – 20% off!
  3. Fermonsters: Save on Fermonsters and PET Carboys – 20% off all models
  4. Hops! While you’re placing an order, check out MoreBeer’s Hop Market.  That features rotating deep discounts on hops.  Maximize free shipping and grab a deal on hops.
  5. Stainless Steel QDs: Torpedo Ball Lock QDs – just $14.99 and back in stock

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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

ANVIL BREWING PUMP

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

IN LINE CHECK VALVE

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.

IN LINE CHECK VALVE

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