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Back in Stock, Volatile… FermZilla Pressure Fermenters! – On Sale + Free DuoTight Spunding Valve

FermZilla Conical Pressure Brewing Kit

Fermenting Under Pressure

Pressurized fermentations are becoming increasingly popular, and for a good reason. Some of the benefits that you gain from fermenting beer under pressure are: Lower ester production, being able to ferment at higher temperatures without producing off-flavors, and having your beer carbonated by the end of fermentation (rather than carbonating separately for over a week!). Called Unitanks because you can use them for both fermentation and carbonating. You can serve beer directly from uni tanks, counter pressure fill bottles or easily transfer beer into kegs using pressure.

Fermenting lagers under pressure is a huge benefit of unitank. When yeast ferment under pressure, the production of fruity esters is greatly reduced. This can allow you to brew a lager at 70F an obtain traditional lager flavor. All of the fementers listed below also allow for fermenting under no pressure or greatly reduced pressure which is preferable for making ales where the fruity esters are an essential part of the flavor profile.

  • 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

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Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator – $9.97 + Spunding Valve Build

Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4" Npt

Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4″ Npt

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  • Air regulator for precisely regulating and maintaining constant air pressure
  • Accurate downstream air pressure regulation between 1 and 160-psi
  • High impact composite regulator knob and steel protected gauge
  • 60-Scfm at 100-PSI with 1/4-inch NPT ports

 

A potential homebrew application for this is to use it as part of a Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve for more on Spunding Valves.

Most of the builds detailed in our Spunding Resource Post consist of a PRV Valve + tee + gauge + connection option.  Generally four parts in total.  The CR1401G replaces two parts, both the tee and gauge.  See: Spunding Valve Build: Using Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator for more details

9/18/21 6 AM Central: This is selling for $9.97. Prices and availability can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Primefit CR1401G Replacement Air Regulator with steel-Protected Gauge, 1/4″ Npt – 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.

Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

anvil bucket fermenter review

This review 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.

Anvil Stainless Steel Bucket Fermentor

It’s well known that you don’t have to just ferment in that plastic bucket that came with your homebrew beginner’s kit. When you are ready to upgrade there are multiple material options, and varying levels of size/features. As it goes with most homebrew gear, brewers love stainless steel. So, of course you can get your fermentor in stainless steel, too.

Stainless provides a better oxygen-proof barrier than the plastic brew buckets and is easy to clean. The easy cleaning not only makes the worst job in homebrewing (brew day clean-up) slightly better, it also means you don’t have to worry about things hiding in crevices to sneak out and do funky things to your beer. Stainless is also durable and long-lasting, meaning you can look at it like a longer-term investment. Typical price tags on steel fermentors also make you consider it from a longer-term investment perspective as well.

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Small Batch Fermenter?… Arrow Home Products Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 2.5-Gal – $12.15 + free prime ship

Arrow Home Products 00744 40 Cup Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 2.5-Gal, Clear-White Top/Spigot

Arrow Home Products 00744 40 Cup Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 2.5-Gal, Clear-White Top/Spigot

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  • Made in the USA
  • Durable and compact beverage container to fit into many spaces
  • Built in handle for easy carrying
  • Large opening so filling up, adding ice etc. is simple and easy
  • Fill with your favorite beverage, water, iced tea, juice or powdered drink mix
  • Before 1st use tighten spigot on bottle
  • BPA Free

 

9/17/21 2 PM Central: These are on sale for $12.15, 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

Arrow Home Products 00744 40 Cup Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 2.5-Gal, Clear-White Top/Spigot – 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.

Update, 3 Strains Left… Hard to Find FRESH East Coast Yeast + Free PBW

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

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TWO x Waterproof Heating Mat by VIVOHOME [fermentation temps] – $14.44, $7.22 each on Lightning Deals

VIVOHOME 20W Waterproof Seedling Heat Mats for Seed Starting Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 inch x 20.75 inch Pack of 2 MET Safety Standard Certified

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  • PROFESSIONAL HEAT MAT – Provide your seedlings with a warmer environment to speed up germination, raise success rates, and increase growth rates; A faster growth rate translates to quicker transplant times and higher future yields; Use indoors, in greenhouses, and grow tents, help make your garden a healthy and fruitful place
  • DURABLE & RELIABLE – Made with heavy duty PVC material that is durable and resists wear and tear; Complies with MET standards; multi-layer structure with built-in insulated wiring and PET film design follows strict safety standards; IPX-4 water-resistant surface helps keep the device clean and functioning properly
  • STABLE HEATING SYSTEM – Automatically warms root area 10-20℉(5-11℃) over the ambient air temperature, which will increase the success of seedlings and cuttings; We recommend using this with VIVOHOME thermostat for proper temperature control
  • EASY TO USE – Simply flatten and place beneath your seedling tray and plug the cord into a standard 120V outlet to begin heating; With helpful instructions and growing tips printed on the mat, you’ll never be at a loss for growing your plants
  • STORE AWAY – Dimensions: 10 x 20.75 inches, with a 5.7-ft power cord, this heating pad fits standard 1020 seedling trays; Comes with a handy carrying bag; Seeds germinated and you need to store the mat? Simply roll it up and pack it away, guaranteed not to take up much room

 

9/17/21 11 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at about 11:10 AM Central for Prime Members and 30 minutes later for all. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

VIVOHOME 20W Waterproof Seedling Heat Mats for Seed Starting Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 inch x 20.75 inch Pack of 2 MET Safety Standard Certified – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

Intertap & NukaTap Flow Control Faucet Availability – New Updates

Intertap (and NukaTap) forward sealing faucets have a unique modular, threaded spout design which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler, stout spout and ball lock post.

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What About Flow Control Models?

First, why flow control?  What Does a Flow Control Faucet Do?

Flow Control variations of Intertap and NukaTap faucets were both available at some point in the past. It seems they are largely (maybe completely) unavailable now.

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Get it While You Can… Fresh ECY-20 BugCounty + Free PBW

ECY20 BugCounty

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

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 PBW…

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Get it While You Can… Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermenters + Hands on Review

7 Gallon SS Brewing Technologies Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermentor via MoreBeer

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Upgrade your home brewery with an innovative, Stainless Steel, 7 Gallon Brew Bucket™ Fermenter!  You will enjoy many of the benefits of a stainless conical fermenter but at a fraction of the cost and you are going to love how easy it is to use!  Made by Ss Brewing Technologies from polished 304 Stainless Steel, the Brew Bucket™ fermentor is not only functional it is downright beautiful. At MoreBeer!  we know brewing equipment and we truly believe this is a piece of equipment you are going to enjoy using every brew day.

We inspected and used the Brew Bucket™ and one of the most unique features that stood out is that the Brew Bucket can be stacked during fermentation, even with an airlock attached. We also like the conical bottom that allows trub to settle out in a concentrated space that minimizes the surface area of the trub that is in contact with your beer.  The included Patent Pending Rotating Racking Valve is also a brilliantly simple design allowing you to rotate the racking arm inside the Brew Bucket down during fermentation to minimize trub, and later up to get clear beer when racking!   Etched Volume Markers on the inside were super handy when filling and display in both Liters and Gallons.

The build quality is really amazing for the price. Welds are clean. The lid is strong and the spring loaded lid hatches are solid.  The lid includes a removable, molded silicone gasket that ensures an airtight seal.  We love an airtight seal so that we can be sure to see the airlock working.  The welded on stainless handles make the BrewBucket fermentor super easy to move.

Overall: Very functional, easy-to-use, will last a lifetime, and looks amazing. Lets make some beer!

Features:

  • Certified Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Patent Pending Stainless Rotating Racking Valve
  • 6.95 gal Max Capacity
  • 40° Conical Bottom for Trub Trapping
  • Nests for Storage, Stacks for Ferment!
  • Molded Silicone Lid Gasket
  • Spring Loaded Lid Clamps for Airtight Lid Seal
  • Offset Airlock Hole includes Silicone Stopper
  • Gallon & Liter Markers inside for visual volume assessment
  • Stainless construction resists damage and is easy to clean
  • 21” Height x 13” Width
  • 10 lbs

 

  • Supply Issues… Like a lot of vendors, Ss Brewtech is having some problems keeping things in stock. This is true of the 7 gallon Brew Bucket. If this is like other supply problems we’ve seen lately,
  • In Stock!  As of this posting, this is actually in stock. It’s been sold out for a long time. If you’re interested here’s a chance to get a Brew Bucket. I would not be surprised if this shipment sells out quickly. The last time they became available they sold out in short order.
  • These are a lot of fermenter for the money.  Check out our Hands on Review of the Brew Bucket

Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket Stainless Steel Fermenter FE800

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Hands on Review: Ss Brewtech Brew Bucket Fermenter!

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Boil & Go… Up to 120 deg C… 20 x 50 mm Foam Stoppers – $11.99, 60 Cents Each

20 Pieces Foam Stopper Plastic Foam Plug 50mm Openings for Tubes and Flasks, Beer Making, Yeast Starter

20 Pieces Foam Stopper Plastic Foam Plug 50mm Openings for Tubes and Flasks, Beer Making, Yeast Starter

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  • Autoclavable: yes
  • Material: borosilicate glass
  • Tolerance (ml): 0.05
  • Description: erlenmeyer flask, glass, 2000 ml, 1/pk
  • Graduation interval (ml): 400

Made with durable borosilicate 3.3 glass and featuring a heavy-duty rim with narrow-mouth opening there are very few applications these flasks cannot handle. Economical option for everyday use flasks easy read graduations withstands wide temperature range -50 to 550ºc graduated tolerances to 0.05 autoclavable.


 

50 mm is about 2″. Since this is foam it has some flexibility.

Also Consider: StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

9/16/21 11 AM Central: These are selling for just $11.99. 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

20 Pieces Foam Stopper Plastic Foam Plug 50mm Openings for Tubes and Flasks, Beer Making, Yeast Starter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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