Category Archives: Fermentation

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit – harvest wild yeast! + FOUR Past Due Liquid Yeast – $57.95 + free shipping

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit via Austin Homebrew Supply


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

The experimental homebrewers dream come true!  The Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit includes all the necessary components to isolate and harvest local, wild yeasts. This tool kit is great for brewers looking to delve into sour beers or just those curious about cultivating their own yeast, allowing you to create a truly unique strain! Worried about losing your new backyard strain? Each Tool Kit includes a Local Yeast Project Contributor Pack. This pack will allow you to send your viable local yeast culture to Bootleg Biology (Postage Pre-Paid) to be banked in their laboratory yeast freezer. Full, detailed instructions are provided to guide you through the process of capturing wild bugs, creating agar plates, and isolating your own, local yeast.”

  • Half Gallon Mason Jar Collection Vessel
  • 10 Sterile Petri Dishes (60mm)
  • 6 Test Tubes
  • 6 Pipettes
  • 8 Sterile Cotton Swabs
  • 18 g Agar Blend
  • Parafilm (1′ roll)
  • Cheesecloth
  • 1 Bootleg Inoculation Loop (AKA a paper clip)
  • 2 Fermetrics Stickers
  • Local Yeast Project Contributor Pack (includes 2 swabs & a stamped envelope)
  • Detailed instructions on capturing, culturing/isolating, and contributing your yeast

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply has this for $49.99.  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 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

Stacks With: As of this posting AHS is discounting most orders based on order sizeSpend $50, get $10 off. Spend $150, get $30 off. Spend $250, get $50 off.  No coupon code is required, savings will be automatically reflected at checkout.

Stacks With: AHS is also offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.  These two stacking deals, make this one of the best sales events I’ve seen at Austin Homebrew Supply!

Get $10 Off & Free Shipping: Grab your choice of four $4.49 Liquid Yeast Just Past Best By Date (several options are available at the $4.49 price point) and you’ll qualify the $10 off and just qualify for free shipping!

Bootleg Biology Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Stainless Steel Thermowell and Stopper – $8.99 + free shipping

Homebrew 1/4" Stainless Steel Thermowell and #7 Bung Stopper for Glass Carboy Fermentation Temperature Thermometer Probe

Homebrew 1/4″ Stainless Steel Thermowell and #7 Bung Stopper for Glass Carboy Fermentation Temperature Thermometer Probe

Use with your compatible temp controller and compatible fermenter to take readings of your wort temperature.

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  • MONITOR FERMENTATION: The G. Francis® Homebrew 1/4″ Stainless Steel Thermowell and #7 Bung Stopper for Glass Carboy Fermentation Temperature Thermometer Probe gives your temperature controller accurate readings to keep your beer at a precise temperature for sterile temperature control; Heating kit and carboy not included
  • KEEP OUT CONTAMINATION: Place a probe inside the tube and then inside your beer fermentation vessel (not included) to monitor your wort while keeping out harmful contaminants and aeration
  • USE YOUR CARBOY: Compatible with most standard glass carboys, temperature controllers, and airlocks; The thermowell is entirely removable from the stopper to fit different sized configurations (#10 stoppers are recommended for plastic carboys)
  • COMBINATION SET: In addition to the thermowell, the included #7 bung plug stopper has an airlock hole with a 0.25-inch (6mm) diameter for standard size airlock to prevent your carboy from building up pressure; The stopper has a 1.3-inch (33mm) top diameter and 0.9-inch (24mm) bottom diameter and includes all hardware needed for exact temperature control even in colder environments
  • SECURE FIT: Constructed with a stainless-steel tube and silicone bung stopper; Make sure the carboy surface and the stopper itself are dry in order for it to stay secure once pressed into carboy; Approximate 0.25-inch (6mm) tube inside diameter (ID); 15.5-inch (39.4cm) overall length; 14.25-inch (36.2cm) tube and 1.1-inch (2.8cm) stopper

 

7/20/19 11 PM Central: This is selling for just $8.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Homebrew 1/4″ Stainless Steel Thermowell and #7 Bung Stopper for Glass Carboy Fermentation Temperature Thermometer Probe


Compare: Stopper Thermowell at MoreBeer (similar but not identical)

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Inkbird ITC-308 – Dual Stage Digital Temperature Controller | Review | Inkbird Deals

Fresh 5 Gallon American Oak Barrels – just back in stock and on sale for $99.99 + stacking promo ends soon

Fresh 5 Gallon American Oak Barrel

Fresh 5 Gallon American Oak Barrel via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Fresh 5 Gallon American Oak Barrel

Age your next batch of beer, spirits, or wine like a professional with this virgin American Oak Barrel. These are fresh barrels just waiting for brewers of all ilks to put their literal stamps on them, creating a unique flavor patina depending on what you brews. Barrels are made of American oak with a medium toast charred interior

 

As of this posting, these are back in stock and on sale for $99.99.  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.

These are marked EDLP (Everyday Low Price), that means most sales do not apply.  This is an exception… As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving additional bonus points based on how much you purchase.  150 with a $50 purchase, $450 with a $150 purchase and 750 with a $250 purchase.  This does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Bonus points equate to about 5% promotional value.  750 = about $37.50 in value.

Fresh 5 Gallon American Oak Barrel

Also: Check AIH’s lineup of Oak Barrels – they have sporadic availability of new and used barrels

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Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer – Buy One, Save $10, Buy Two Save $50 AND Free Shipping + Hands on Review

Tilt Digital wireless hydrometer and thermometer for smartphone or tablet

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

Check your gravity during fermentation! The Tilt Hydrometer & Thermometer was designed specifically for homebrewers to monitor both the specific gravity and temperature of your batch while its fermenting without having to open your fermenter or waster any of your hard brewed beer to messy beer thieves and sample jars. This allows you to brew more consistently and makes your batches easier to track. The Tilt allows you to instantly check on your batch using an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. Save your data to the cloud to chart your brews progress and help you design better beers in the future. The increased transmission power of the Tilt gives it better reception and range, allowing it to send data through large, thick-walled fermenters and it will work with most Bluetooth 4.0+ devices. Designed with a high precision temperature sensor and accelerometer, the Tilt monitors your batch with a fine degree of control. The specific gravity is accurate +/- 0.002 within the Tilt’s 0.990 to 1.120 range. The included thermometer is accurate +/- 1 degree F. The Tilt was also built with efficiency in mind. The reduced power consumption allows to to use you Tilt batch after batch with the same battery. Each Tilt comes calibrated and ready to use with an included battery. Battery life is 12-24 months depending on usage.

Brewing Multiple Batches? No Problem! Grab another colored Tilt Hydrometer to monitor multiple brews at once. The app will not read multiple hydrometers of the same color, so be sure to grab one of the other many colored Tilts!

Black Tilt Hydrometer Easy to Use Instructions:
– Download the Free App (Grab it HERE)
– Sanitize Your Tilt
– Drop in Your Fermenter
– Start Taking Reading on Your Phone or Tablet!

 

Also: Hands on Review: Tilt Bluetooth Fermentation Hydrometer!

Stacks With: As of this posting AHS is discounting most orders based on order sizeSpend $50, get $10 off. Spend $150, get $30 off. Spend $250, get $50 off.  No coupon code is required, savings will be automatically reflected at checkout.  Buy 1 Tilt, Save $10, Buy 2 Tilts (ferment two batches at the same time) and save $50

Stacks With: AHS is also offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.  These two stacking deals, make this one of the best sales events I’ve seen at Austin Homebrew Supply!

Tilt Hydrometers at Austin Homebrew Supply!

Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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Inkbird Logging Temperature Sensor [Monitor Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – Featured in “6 Upgrades for Your Kegerator”- $21.24 w/coupon + free prime ship

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1

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

  • [Measuring Range] Monitoring Range: 50 meters / 150ft (No Obstructions). Temperature Range: -40~140°F (Inner Sensor)/ -40~212°F (External Probe). Humidity Range: 0~99%RH.
  • [Probe & Mode] Inside and external probe are supplied. Inside probe can monitor spatial range T&H such as indoor and outdoor, while external probe can monitor liquid temperature. °C /°F mode and with magnet base.
  • [Accurate & Fast Response] Use the new generation of France HTU21D temperature and humidity sensors. Power consumption will be lower, and working life will be longer. (Humidity and Temperature accuracy is±2%RH and 0.5°F)
  • [Data Storage & Sampling Interval] Hold data for 20 days if the sampling interval is 1min, and the max date storage is 30000 points. Different sampling interval can be setting.(10s/ 30s/ 1min/ 2mins/ 5mins/ 10mins/ 30mins) The saving data time will be different if you choose different sampling interval.
  • [APP & Multiple Devices] Free APP (Engbird) can be applied to IOS and Android system, which supports multi-language. History and immediacy data can be remotely checked through Bluetooth. One mobile phone can monitor more than one sensor, and one sensor can be monitored by more than one mobile phone.

 

Possible uses include monitoring kegerator temperatures, beer fridge temperatures and fermentation chamber/area temperatures.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermentation” and “kegerator

I use this in my kegerator!  See: Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements for some more info and photos.  Also: Battery Replacement Guide for Inkbird IBS-TH1

7/20/19 1 AM Central: This is selling for $28.99.  Click on “Save an extra 15% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $21.24.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Inkbird Wireless Bluetooth Thermometer & Hygrometer Smart Sensor Data Logger with Waterproof External Probe/Magnet/Alert for Android&IOS Used for Food Storage Brewing Reptiles Instrument Cigar IBS-TH1


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Inkbird ITC-308S Dual Stage Temp Controller + Includes Long and Short Sensors – $38.39, save 20% + free shipping

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Itc-308S (includes both long and short sensors) Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

Dual stage means that the Itc-308S can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.  This controller displays in Fahrenheit and Centigrade.  Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures.

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  • The probe is replaceable (NTC TYPE from Inkbird).
  • The unit is perfect for home brewing, heating mat, chiller ect.
  • It has a calibration adjustment setting in case you need it.
  • It is accurate, easy to use, feature and reliable.
  • Dual Display shows both measured and set temperature.

 

7/19/19 9 PM Central: This combo is selling for $47.99.  Apply coupon code I5KXJLXO and the price drops 20% to $38.39.  Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices, shipping 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 post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Inkbird Heating Cooling Stage Thermostat Temperature Controls, NTC Sensor for Home brewing Fermenation, Carboy, Freezer, kegerator (ITC308S + Long&Short Sensor)


Related: Inkbird Itc-308 Digital Temperature Controller – Hands on Review

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear

More: Recent Amazon Finds


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Parts List to Build BlowTie Spunding Valve + Save 15%

The BlowTie is a pretty amazing Spunding Valve solution.  Check out my Hands on Review

Here are the parts you need to put it together:

Check out the complete lineup: DuoTight Push In Fittings & EVABarrier Double Wall Draft Tubing at MoreBeer!

Save 15%! For a short time, MoreBeer is taking 15% off nearly everything, site wide when you use coupon code FLASH15.  There are a few exceptions.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.

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Hands on Review: Kegland [Keg King] Kegerators! – Designed for Homebrewers + Limited Time Deal – save up to $105

keg king kegerator reviewKegland Kegerators, are the first line of Kegerators Designed for Homebrewers.  They have loads of features including the ability to operate at either draft serving temperatures or fermentation temps.


Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below

For a short time, MoreBeer is taking 15% off nearly everything, site wide when you use coupon code FLASH15.  There are a few exceptions.  Shipping is free with most $59 orders.

15% Off at MoreBeer! – remember promo code FLASH15

This works with Kegland Kegerators!– you can save up to $105 with this deal!


A Note On Branding of This Kegerator

Since this review was published MoreBeer has started to refer to these as “Kegerator with Stainless Steel Intertap Faucets” or “Kegerator with Flow Control Intertap Faucets”.  The branding on these has since changed from Keg King Kegerators to Kegland Kegerators.

Thanks to HBF Reader Michael [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] for the two photos below.  It’s my understanding that features and specifications are the same since the change to the Kegland name.  What I’m seeing, other than the logo, in these photos, confirms that.

New Kegland Logo

Torpedo Kegs inside and a look at the Kegland control panel.  Features shown here are identical.


Features:

  • Your choice of 1, 2, or 3 Faucet Stainless Steel Intertap Forward-Sealing Faucets
  • Stainless Steel Air Cooled Tower
  • Digital Thermostat with wide 26 – 82° F temp range
  • Robust MKIII CO2 Regulator included
  • CO2 Tank holder mounts on back of kegerator (tank not included)
  • Stainless Steel Door
  • Drip Tray is removable for easy cleaning
  • Glass Rack
  • Stainless Steel Floor for additional keg support
  • Includes beer and gas tubing
  • Removable shelf if you want to use it as refrigerator

Hands on Review of the Keg King Kegerator

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Icemaster Glycol Chiller – wort chiller & fermentation temp control – $679.99, Save $120

Icemaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads GLY351

Icemaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads via MoreBeer

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

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 (GLY355).

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.

It is always difficult to determine exactly how many tanks can be chilled at one time as it depends on what is happening in each tank, if the tank is insulated, and what the ambient temperature is. Cold crashing always requires the most energy and requires tank insulation. We have experimented with capacities and can provide this general guide based on a 75 degree ambient and neoprene insulation. Neoprene does not provide much in the way insulation so you would obtain better results using Armaflex or a higher R rating insulation. If only controlling fermentation temps the capacity would be higher. Four Glycol Pump Kits (GLY355) is the maximum that will fit in the Icemaster. We are working on smaller glycol pump kits, where the pumps have smaller footprints, so the Icemaster right now has the capacity to use 5 pumps through the bulkhead fittings.

Cold Crashing capacity at 75F with neoprene insulation (double for fermentation temperature control):

2 – 1BBL (31 Gallon) Tank with neo
3 to 4 – 1/2BBL (15-20 Gallon) Tanks
4+ – 10-14 Gallon Tanks
4+ – 5-7 Gallon Tanks

 

As of this posting, MoreBeer has this for $799.99. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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.

Save 15%! For a short time, MoreBeer is taking 15% off nearly everything, site wide when you use coupon code FLASH15.  There are a few exceptions.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.  15% Off at MoreBeer!  – remember promo code FLASH15.  This saves you a whopping $120 and makes the Icemaster 100 just $679.99 and free shipping is still in play.

Icemaster 100 Glycol Chiller with Stainless Bulkheads GLY351

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15%+15% Off FerMonster Fermenters! + Hands on Review

MoreBeer is discounting Large Mouth FerMonster Fermenters and PET Carboys by 15%. Applies to all sizes (1, 3, 6 and 7 gallon) and configurations. Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses. 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.

Save ANOTHER 15%! For a short time, MoreBeer is taking 15% off nearly everything, site wide when you use coupon code FLASH15.  There are a few exceptions.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.  15% Off at MoreBeer!  – remember promo code FLASH15.

Save on 15% Off  Fermonsters! + Another 15% w/coupon code FLASH15

Also: Hands on Review: FerMonster Fermentors

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