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Get it While You Can… Fresh ECY-20 BugCounty + FREE Omega Yeast

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East Coast Yeast is tough to find in stock. It’s in high demand and distribution is very limited.

Fermented NJ just (on 8/20) announced they’ve received a fresh shipment of ECY in limited quantities.

East Coast Yeast at fermentednj.com << This link shows in stock only – OR – Complete Selection

As of this posting the very popular ECY20 BugCounty is in stock.

Free Omega Yeast!

For a limited time Fermented NJ is throwing in a free pack of Omega Yeast with orders of $70 or more and TWO packs of yeast with orders over $100.

Ready to grab your free Omega Yeast? Use promo code FREEOYL1 (1 free pack) or FREEOYL2 (2 free packs) in your shopping cart.

Free Omega Yeast Labs Yeast!

IMPORTANT: You must add the packs of Omega Yeast to your order to redeem this coupon code

MORE Including Our East Coast Yeast Strain Guide

Presto 23 Quart Pressure Canner [Can Starter Wort & Make Sterile Water] – $102.85 on Gold Box Deals

Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker

Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker

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

  • Aluminum
  • Imported
  • The only method recommended safe by the US Department of Agriculture for canning vegetables, meats, poultry, and seafood
  • Doubles as a boiling-water canner for preserving fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, and salsa; Handy as a large capacity pressure cooker
  • Constructed of warp-resistant heavy-gauge aluminum for fast, even heating; Works on regular and smooth-top ranges; Extended 12-year limited warranty
  • Deluxe pressure dial gauge registers the complete range of processing pressures; This precise measurement is especially important at higher altitudes
  • Extra-large size is great for big canning jobs; Includes canning/cooking rack and complete 76-page instruction and recipe book

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

A pressure canner reaches higher temperatures than are possible with boiling alone.  Those higher temperatures allow for actual sterilization.

Possible home brewing uses include – canning your own starter wort, sterilizing and making sterile water for yeast washing.

9/27/21 1 PM Central: As one of their Gold Box Deals Amazon is discounting this to $102.85. Shipping to many US addresses should also be free. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker


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Free Omega Yeast!

For a limited time Fermented NJ is throwing in a free pack of Omega Yeast with orders of $70 or more and TWO packs of yeast with orders over $100.

Ready to grab your free Omega Yeast? Use promo code FREEOYL1 (1 free pack) or FREEOYL2 (2 free packs) in your shopping cart.

Free Omega Yeast Labs Yeast!

IMPORTANT: You must add the packs of Omega Yeast to your order to redeem this coupon code

Strain Guides & More Yeast Related!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change.

Deals on TILT and Brewfather!

Brewfather Deal:

Brewfather is a modern app designed for your computer and smart phone.

  • Sales on Brewfather are rare.  As of this posting, they’re offering a whopping 25% off.
  • Go to https://web.brewfather.app in your browser
  • Click on your name/email in the menu to go to your Account Page
  • Click “Change Plan”
  • Click “Add Coupon” and enter HOMEBREW
  • Choose Annual Plan to maximize savings.

25% Off Brewfather Premium – remember coupon code HOMEBREW

Get a Deal on TILT Bluetooth Hydrometer!

Tilt Hydrometers at Adventures in Homebrewing!

Get $20 Back

  • Spend $100 at Adventures in Homebrewing and they’re giving you an extra 300 rewards points for free.  Some exceptions apply.
  • Rewards points figure to about a 5% value.  Example: 750 points – is about $37.50.  Normally, you get 1 point per dollar.  With this promo, you get an extra 300 points when you spend $100.  So, 100 + 300 = 400.  That’s a $20 gift card.
  • No coupon code is necessary.
  • This applies to nearly everything.  There are some exceptions.  Look for “x points will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.” on product pages to make sure items qualify for the extra points.
  • Important Note: Using guest checkout means no way to track points. You must create an account and login to get this deal.

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2 X Brass 1/4″ Tees AND 2 X Barbs – back down to $9.98 + free prime ship & “Cheapest” Spunding Build Option

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4" NPT X 1/4" Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings

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

  • Adapts 1/4″ NPT Female end to 1/4″ tube size female end to 1/4″ tube size female end at a 90-degree angle
  • 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe Fittings, 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT Male X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings
  • Tee with three openings for connecting and branching three pipes
  • Use to connect hoses and equipment or wherever a threaded barbed fitting is required
  • Brass for corrosion resistance, ductility at high temperatures, and low magnetic permeability

 

Of course you could use these fittings in lots of different applications.  One possible application is a Spunding Valve build.  A Spunding Valve [See: Spunding Valve Resource Post] allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and more.  A similar (different manufacturer and possibly specs) fitting and barb are featured in our “Cheapest” Spunding Valve Build Option

9/26/21 4:30 PM Central: This combo is selling for just $9.98.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

WYNNsky Metals Brass Pipe Fitting Barstock Tee 2 PCS 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 1/4″ NPT Female Pipe 2 PCS 1/4″ NPT X 1/4″ Hose ID Brass Hose Barb Fittings – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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FerMonster Wide Mouth Fermenter – 7 Gallon, Ported – $28.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability + Hands on Review

 FerMonster Carboy With Spigot - 7 gal. FE257

Ported 7 gallon wide mouth Fermonster Fermenter from MoreBeer

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

The Ported Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria.  The large 7 gallon size was designed to provide ample space for fermentation and you’ll find the molded in volume markers super handy for accurate filling. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center.  Because they are made from vigin PET plastic they nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys. Also notice the conical top which reduces surface area if you plan to store beer or wine long term.

These ported versions come with our plastic spigot (FE347), allowing for easy racking and sampling!

Made from heavy PET plastic, the same material used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration.  Due to the thicknes of the material and the overall geometry the Fermonster does not require ribs or dimples for stability.  That results in a super smooth interior surface that reduces yeast and sediment buildup making it the easiest to clean, most sanitary PET carboy on the market.  The huge 4″ opening makes filling a breeze, and cleanup is as easy as wiping down the inside.  The 7 gallon volume is a monster of a fermenter, reducing blowoff issues seen with standard 5 and 6 gallon carboys. Fermonsters are easily moved by hand or consider using our Carboy Carrier for even greater ease of use.

These fermentors are completely air-tight and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring.  Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.

Features:

  • 4″ wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Ported version includes Spigot for easy racking
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Volume Markers at 5, 6, and 7 Gallons
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included (Fits #10 Stopper)
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F
  • Height: 20.9 inches
  • Diameter: 11.3 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $28.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

FerMonster 7 Gallon Carboy FE257

Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

Hands on Review: Fermonster Fermentors

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WiFi Dual Stage Temp Controller – Works with Alexa & Google Home – 30% Off Coupon

Smart Temperature Controller, TESSAN WiFi Plug-in Digital Thermostat with Heating, Cooling Outlet Work with Alexa, Google Home, App Monitor, Record, Alarm for Homebrew Seed Reptile Greenhouse Aquarium

WiFi Dual Stage Temp Controller – Works with Alexa & Google Home

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

  • Plug and Play: TESSAN wifi digital temperature controller comes with smart heating and cooling outlets; Simply plug in the smart thermostat, you can mount or hang the plug as needs; With suction cup on the probe, allows to place it to the glass or wall stably; Completed the setup in minutes
  • Advanced Remote Control: Adjust the settings and monitor the smart temperature controller on free app from anywhere; Temps record can be viewed on the phone; Help you locate the detailed data to better monitor the scenes; An alert notification will automatic send to you once the temp exceed the setting range; Support 2.4Ghz Wifi only, dual-band (2.4G and 5G) WiFi need to set a separate 2.4G channel
  • Wide Compatibility: TESSAN wifi temperature controller support -22~221℉ / -30~105℃, suitable for extreme temperature in summer or winter; Each outlet support 10A, 1250W, suitable for main heater and cooler; Ideal for homebrew, fermentation, breeding, incubation, greenhouse and more
  • Durable Salt-proof Probe: The probe is salt and spray resistance and replaceable;It can be widely used in a variety of scenarios that need automatic temperature control; With temperature calibration function, you can get the temps more accurately;
  • Upgrade Mode: TESSAN smart temperature controller has upgraded the program to avoid the constantly trigger of the device after the thermostat reaches the set value; When the set value is exceed, the smart cooling or heating outlet will automatically turn on; It will operate for a period of time to keep the temperature at a more stable leve

 

9/26/21 9 AM Central: This is selling for $42.99.  Click on “Save extra 30% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $30.09 at checkout.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Smart Temperature Controller, TESSAN WiFi Plug-in Digital Thermostat with Heating, Cooling Outlet Work with Alexa, Google Home, App Monitor, Record, Alarm for Homebrew Seed Reptile Greenhouse Aquarium – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Ends Today: Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – $74.67 Shipped + Hands on Review & Mods

mark ii mark's keg and carboy washer

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

Make Better Beer!

Hand crafting beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. The first rule of making better beer is to keep everything that touches the beer clean and sanitized. The Mark II Keg Washer helps to accomplish this task in an easy, efficient, and effective manner.

Save Time, Labor, Space and have fun!

The most labor-intensive and time-consuming task in brewing is cleanup. The Mark II Keg Washer allows you have all your containers and hoses clean by the time your brewing task is done.

Many home brewers set aside containers ?to be cleaned later.? This discourages getting started on the next batch.

The Mark II Keg Washer should be the first piece of equipment you set up and the last thing you put away on brew day or when you transfer your beer from one container to then next.

When transferring beer from one container to the next, we first use the Mark II Keg Washer to sanitize the container that the beer will be transferred to. Then we clean the container that the beer was transferred from.

 

This is awesome!  I have this and like it very much.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of brewing gear.  It’s saved me a lot of time and hassle.  Check out my Hands on Review – beyond the in depth review that includes some mods and hacks.

  • This is selling for $82.95.
  • Save Another 10%: Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders of $55 or more when you use coupon code FALL.
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.

Mark’s Keg and Carboy Washer – $74.67 when you use coupon code FALL

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Fermenting Under Pressure! + FermZilla Pressure Setups are Back in Stock!

brewbuilt x1 fermenting under pressure

This article is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Limited Time Availability Info, Resource Continues Below:

  • MoreBeer has introduced several FermZilla Pressure Fermenter options.  Including conicals and All Rounder style fermetners.
  • These have been extremely popular since their introduction and have sold out quickly each time they’ve become available.
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses

Fermenting Under Pressure at MoreBeer


Fermenting Under Pressure

I’ll start first by defining “normal fermentation” as fermenting with an airlock or blow-off tube on your fermentor. In the chemical process of your yeast converting wort sugars to alcohol, CO2 gets naturally produced. In a normal fermentation, this CO2 pushes out of the liquid wort/beer into the headspace above your liquid level. As more and more CO2 gets produced, it starts to get crowded up there, so pressure builds up and then pushes a glug of air/CO2 through your airlock. As fermentation progresses, more CO2 is created, creates pressure in the headspace, and then vents through your blow-off tube or airlock.

Fermenting under pressure follows the chemical process, but instead of an airlock or blow-off tube, which has a very low pressure threshold before it relieves the pressure, you have a spunding valve attached. The spunding valve is typically set to open and release headspace pressure until a much higher level, and therefore keeps everything at a higher pressure in your fermentor (headspace and beer). This increased pressure on your yeast during fermentation changes how they behave. The two main important things that happens with yeast under pressure are: 1) It slows down fermentation rate, and 2) It suppresses production of esters and fusel alcohols.

Equipment: Spunding Valves

There are multiple makers of spunding valves, with different looks and features/limitations. They can be grouped into two major types- 1) Spring & Poppet, and 2) Diaphragm. Both operate with the same basic principles. Pressure from your fermentor pushes up against the pressure regulating mechanism inside. In the Spring & Poppet, the “mechanism” is a small poppet like what you have inside the gas or liquid posts on your keg. The Diaphragm design uses a large flexible rubber/silicone disc as its “mechanism”. Resisting this pressure, on the other side of the mechanism is a spring. By turning an adjustment knob on the spunding, you can compress the spring more, which in turn pushes harder on the mechanism. Then it’s just a force balance between the pressure in your fermentor and the compression of the spring. Once the pressure overcomes the spring force, it creates a path for the compressed CO2 to escape and it bleeds off. This then regulates your pressure.

Keep Reading: Lots More About Fermenting Under Pressure

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – $68 Shipped + Comparisons @ $80 to $99 & Related Review

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

StirStarter 5L Stir Plate via Valuebrew.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

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

XL StirStarter for up to 5L flasks. Includes StirStarter 5L Stir Plate, Stir Bar and Keeper Magnet. 8″ x 6″ x 3″. Includes lifetime repair or replace warranty from the manufacturer! Ships free to US addresses


 

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.  I’ve used the smaller 2L StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review of that stir plate.

As of this posting, this 5L Capable stir plate is on sale for just $68.  This is a bargain for a larger capacity stir plate.  For some pricing clarity, I’m seeing this elsewhere for $80 to $99.99.  To sweeten the deal expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – includes free shipping to US addresses

Is this a great deal?  Shop Around!

2L StirStarter Also On Sale

StirStarter Stir Plate – on sale for $41.50

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