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6 x White Labs Servomyces Yeast Nutrient from MoreBeer – $9.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

Servomyces Yeast Nutrient

6 x Servomyces from MoreBeer

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Add servomyces to your beer to increase yeast health because healthy yeast make better tasting beer. Other benefits include a decrease in fermentation time and increased alcohol potential. Servomyces stimulates the uptake of maltose which results in drier beer with higher alcohol yields. It is made by saturating beer yeast with zinc and then drying it. Zinc is a missing nutrient in wort and is more readily absorbed from dead yeast cells than by adding it directly as a mineral. Originally available only to professional brewers, this wonderful yeast nutrient is now to the homebrewing community, thanks to White Labs and Lallemand. Since it’s introduction, we have been after White Labs to make a smaller, more easy-to-use version of the product. It wasn’t until our very own Shea Comfort came up with the capsule idea that they were able to move forward and deliver this “super food” to us! Olin Schultz of MoreBeer did an intial side-by-side trial batch using “Servo” and found the beer with servo started faster, fermented quicker, and finished 1 gravity point less than the control batch. While it is not a cure-all pill for your brew, it offers the serious home brewer an easy, effective way to help ensure yeast health. Servomyces was developed in Germany at the Weihenstephan brewing school and the Munich University, so of course it conforms to the German Purity Law! Contains 6 capsules good for 5 gallons of wort each. Add Servo in the last 10 minutes of the boil. If your ferment does not require a boil ( as in a mead), open the capsule and add the Servomyces directly.


 

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Koolatron 6.9 Cu Ft Chest Freezer [Kegerator or Fermentation Temp Control] – $229 + free delivery

Koolatron KTCF195 Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, 6.9 Cubic Foot (195 Liters) Capacity-Ideal for Large Families, Homes, Cottage, Offices or Anywhere, White

Koolatron 6.9 cu ft chest freezer

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  • Net capacity: 7.0cu.ft/199L
  • Single flip-up lid for easy access
  • Recessed handle
  • Defrost drain.Minimum Side Air Clearance:4 inch

 

You could use this as part of a kegerator/keezer build or as a fermentation chamber.  You would need to use an overriding type thermostat for either of those.  Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller

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Koolatron KTCF195 Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, 6.9 Cubic Foot (195 Liters) Capacity-Ideal for Large Families, Homes, Cottage, Offices or Anywhere, White – note that multiple variations may be available, as such a different product may show up 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.

Brix Refractometer w/ATC by GoerTek – $12.99 + free prime ship

Brix Meter Refractometer, GoerTek Digital Hand Held Refractometers with Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) for Sugar Content Measurement, Brix Scale Range 0~32%

Brix Refractometer with ATC (Automatic Temperature Compensation). Reads 0 ~ 32% Brix.

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Brix Meter Refractometer, Digital Hand Held Refractometers with Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) for Sugar Content Measurement, Brix Scale Range 0~32%


 

For me, getting a refractometer was one of those upgrades that made a lot of difference.  With a refractometer you need a sample size of two drops.  I figured that this would pay for itself in beer savings alone.  I also had just broken my hydrometer and came to the realization that hydrometers are made of breakable glass that can break! 🙂

Refractometers can be used to measure gravity throughout the brewing process.  You can also estimate the alcohol content of your beer if you forget to take an OG with the use of a refractometer and a hydrometer.  Check out Sean Terrill’s excellent refractometer calculator.

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Just Need Some Yeast? Great Prices + Free Shipping, No Minimum – US-05, S-04 and More

  • FREE Shipping, No Minimum: As of this posting label Peelers is shipping most varieties of dry yeast for free with no minimum.
  • Applies to addresses in the contiguous US.  This is a great deal!  Check Label Peelers for current availability and pricing.

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Bootleg Biology Pre-Order at High Gravity Fermentation Supplies!

As of this posting, High Gravity Homebrew is taking pre-orders for Bootleg Biology Strains. These strains are tough to find.  High Gravity is one of a couple shops that carries Bootleg Biology and pre-orders like this are your best chance at actually scoring some.

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Cole-Parmer 2L Erlenmeyer Flask [Yeast Starters] – $16.88 + free prime ship

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-63 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-63 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

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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.


 

Use for yeast starters to increase cell counts to have better and more vigorous fermentations.

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

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[3 Pack] Safale s-04 English Yeast – $9.99, $3.33 each + free prime ship

Safale S-04 (3 ct.11.5 g Packs)

3 Pack of Fermentis Safale S-04.  English Ale Yeast Strain.


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  • Ideal for a wide variety of styles of American and European origin
  • Settles quickly to form a compact sediment layer resulting in brilliantly Clear beer
  • A fast fermenting yeast that Produces complex ales with a well-rounded character

“A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.”


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MoreBeer Deal of the Day – 1,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – $10.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

Erlenmeyer Flask - 2000 mL Y430

1,000 mL/1 Liter Borosilicate Flask from MoreBeer for making yeast starters.

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The best brewers make large yeast starters to get their beer fermenting fast. Large populations of active yeast help ensure flavorful beer free of off flavors.

Our 1000ml Erlenmyer Flask is the ideal vessel to make a large yeast starter for 5 gallon batches. Because it is made from borosilicate glass you can move it from a boil on your gas stove into a cold water bath for cooling, without the risk of cracking. (We do not recommend the use of an electric element. If this cannot be avoided, we recommend using a larger pot as a hot water bath on the stove.) This means you can do the whole process in one container, keeping it simple and helping to reduce the risk of contamination when transferring from one container to another.

Recommended Process for Use of Flask:
Double Boiler Method

It is important for your safety to heat water in the flask with a heat source that distributes heat evenly. Our manufacturer has confirmed that direct heat to the glass can break down its integrity and break if the heat source doesn’t distribute evenly.

Morebeer! recommends using the “double boiler method.” This process involves using a boiling water bath on the outside of the flask to heat up the water inside the flask. All you need is a kettle 3 gallons or larger. This process is much safer and efficient. If the flask should break or boil over, your kettle will be there to collect the contents, thus keeping your stove clean and keeping you away from potential harm.

Features

1L (1000mL) Capacity
Made from Borosilicate Glass
Fantastic price for a flask of this size
Produced for MoreBeer!

Why make a yeast starter? (from our FAQ)
We build starters for 3 main reasons. First, to ensure yeast health. By making a starter 1-3 days in advance, you ensure that your yeast is healthy and strong and ready to do its job. Second, to create more yeast. By making the starter you will increase the cell count of the yeast, giving you a better chance of keeping bacteria’s and wild yeasts from fermenting your wort. Third, if you are making high gravity beers. If you are making a high gravity beer (1.060+) you will need more yeast to start the ferment faster. High gravity beers will also finish more completely when you pitch ample quantities of yeast.

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Erlenmeyer Flask – 1000 mL Y420

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A stir plate keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

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Triple Scale Beer and Wine Hydrometer – $8.50 + free prime ship

Hydrometer (Triplescale)

Hydrometer (Triplescale)


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  • Measures Specific Gravity from 1.000 to 1.160
  • For Beer and Wine (not spirits)
  • SG/Brix and potential alcohol scales

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Spunding Valve Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting

spunding valve tips

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure. If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg.


Why a Spunding Valve?

There are loads of homebrew related applications for a Spunding valve ranging from pressurized ferementation to naturally carbonating to fixing over carbonated beers and lots more.  Check out our resource post on the subject.  It’s arguably the go-to resource on the Internet on the subject

Spunding Valve Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting

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