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Announcing: Indiana Special Bitter Kits – Featuring Sugar Creek Malt & Crazy Horse Hops

ISB via Great Fermentations: Using grain from Sugar Creek and hops from Crazy Horse Hops a house yeast strain from Omega, we teamed up with the Broad Ripple Brew Pub to make an Indiana ESB. The perfect blend of grain and hops just like their house ESB. Using heirloom bloody butcher corn as well as other malts, it doesn’t get any more Indiana than this. ABV 5.5% 38.5 IBUs SRM 11.3

Indiana Special Bitter Kits – All Grain & Extract

Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller

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Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller – $199.99 at Great Fermentations, Save $20

Chillzilla Wort Chiller

Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller via Great Fermentations

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The Chillzilla counterflow wort chiller is one of the quickest, easiest and most effective wort chillers on the market today! It has several unique features that set it apart from lesser chillers. First is its compact, heavy-duty copper construction which equals one tough unit with excellent thermal qualities that allow heat to be easily exchanged from hot wort to cold water. A 5 gallon batch can be cooled to ale pitching temperatures in 10 minutes or less, depending on chilling water temperatures.

In addition to its tough copper construction, Chillzilla includes a tube-in-tube design, where cold water flows through the outer tube in one direction, while hot wort flows through a twisted inner copper tube in the opposite direction. The twisted inner tube creates more turbulence in the cold water, which maximizes chilling, and the shape increases hot wort surface area, allowing wort to be chilled faster.

The Chillzilla also uses very little water, yet is quite effective at doing its job! Compact in size, measuring just 10 inches from the top of the coil to bottom and having a diameter of 6 inches, means that the Chillzilla can be mounted practically anywhere that is convenient! The all metal construction allows sanitation to be accomplished by boiling, heating or use of traditional sanitizers such as Star-San. You’ve never truly chilled until you’ve chilled with the Chillzilla!

NOTE: While it is possible to gravity feed the Chillzilla, using a brew pump like a RipTide brewing pump is highly recommended.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Hot Wort Inlet: 1/2 in. male NPT
Hot Wort Outlet: 1/2 in. Barb
Cold Water Inlet/Outlet: 3/4 in. garden hose fitting
Construction: Copper


 

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Chillzilla Counterflow Wort Chiller

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Hands on Review: Pumpzilla Brewing Pump

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Tom Brennan.  Read more about Tom and grab a link to his website and YouTube channel below.

Hands on Review Pumpzilla Brewing Pump

One of the best investments I made years ago was adding a pump to my homebrew arsenal. Pumps move hot water to your mash tun and makes vorlaufing easy. They circulate wort to make chilling faster and it moves your brew into a fermentor. For me, it helped saved me from back aches the day after I brewed because I would have to lift a very heavy mash tun in my gravity setup.

Now there is a cost effective option, the Pumpzilla. It has some flaws, but they far outweigh the advantages from not having a pump.

Pumpzilla Specifications and Features

  • Stainless Steel head
  • Can be set on a flat surface by itself without tipping over
  • Quiet Operation
  • Center inlet design makes it easy to prime this pump as the head is easily flooded with wort
  • Inlet and outlet fittings are 1/2 in. male NPT so they will work with any of your standard homebrew fittings
  • Water resistant (not proof!) casing
  • 5 ft. Cord
  • On/Off Switch
  • Max Flow – 5 Gal / 19L per minute
  • Max Lift – 11 ft
  • Heat Rating: 100C (212F)
  • Voltage – 120v 60Hz
  • Current – 0.75A

Hands on Review

After opening the Pumpzilla packaging the first thing I noticed was how well it was built. The pump itself was dense and felt really rugged. The stainless steel head is always a plus over some plastic headed pumps you see at the same price point. An additional feature was a rocker switch on the wiring. In the absence of that one would either have to physically plug and unplug a pump to turn it on and off or attach it to a power strip with an on/off switch. The rocker switch has a very small hash mark to indicate “on”.


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It’s Summer! Limited Edition Imperial Yeast Kveiking A44 at Great Fermentations

IMPERIAL YEAST A44 KVEIKING - SEASONAL STRAIN

IMPERIAL YEAST A44 KVEIKING – SEASONAL STRAIN via Great Fermentations

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Kveiking is the latest seasonal yeast from Imperial Organic Yeast. A blend of three different traditional Norweigan kveik, Kveiking can produce a ton of tropical fruit aromas! Pineapple and guava dominate the aroma profile, with other tropical and stone fruits mixed in. While a lower pitch rate can be used to really drive these aromas, care should be taken to ensure a continuous high fermentation temperature with a low pitch rate. Low temperatures can lead to a lower attenuation rate and higher terminal gravities. Otherwise, this is much like many of the kveik strains, having a wide temperature range and used for a number of different beer styles. It works well in hazy IPAs and traditional Norweigan ales. However, it also works well with kettle-soured worts to produce an amazing fruit character in the finished beer. A real winner available for a limited time only!


 

  • Great Fermentations has Imperial Yeast’s Seasonal Kveiking A44 for $11.99.
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IMPERIAL YEAST A44 KVEIKING – SEASONAL STRAIN

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FREE Propper Starter With Stir Plate Purchase + Hands on Review

From Great Fermentations:

For a limited time, buy any of our StirStarter stir plates, and get a FREE can of Propper Starter Wort from Omega. If you have been waiting for the chance to make your own yeast starters at home, THIS is the sign (from above) to do it!


** FREE ** PROPPER STARTER WITH STIR PLATE PURCHASE

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StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

As of this posting, Valubrew has thes 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

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Announcing: Cryo Pop Hop Pellets from Yakima Chief

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From Great Fermentations:

Yakima Chief Hops has pioneered the use of cutting-edge hop lab analysis techniques to create Cryo Pop™ Original Blend – a hop blend with the power to add a true “pop” of aromas and flavors in beer. YCH’s R&D facility houses one of the only labs in the world with the capability to analyze previously undetectable aromatic components, allowing us to explore beer-soluble hop compounds that survive the harsh brewing process.

These pellets can be used in single hop beers, as a blend with other hops to really amplify flavor and aroma, or in biotransformation for that super big pop of hop aroma. The uses are endless! Click the button to learn more and buy yours today!

CRYO POP ORIGINAL BLEND HOP PELLETS, 1 OZ.

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Limited Edition Seasonal Strain! Imperial Yeast L09 Que Bueno + Imperial Yeast Strain Guide

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L09 QUE BUENO – SEASONAL STRAIN – IMPERIAL ORGANIC YEAST

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For producing a fine Mexican-style cerveza, look no further than Que Bueno! Once part of Imperial Organic Yeast’s standard lineup, this yeast is back as a seasonal strain for a limited time only! Que Bueno is a yeast that is perfect for the production of a range of Mexican lagers, from Corona-style light cervezas to rich Vienna Lagers in the style of Negro Modelo. In fact, this yeast has an assumed origin from a famous Mexican brewery with a similar name! This yeast has a low ester profile, meaning it can create crisp, clean beers without a lot of fruitiness that can finish dry. It has medium flocculation and attenuation properties. A must for a true-to-style Mexican lager of any kind!

ICE PACK INCLUDED
We include complimentary ice packs with ALL liquid yeast orders (if required), but cannot guarantee that the ice packs will stay cold during transit, and thus the yeast can potentially be exposed to hot temperatures. We highly recommend ordering dry yeast during the hot summer months or if you are ordering from a warmer climate. Many times during the winter an ice pack is not needed so we make the determination based on current temperatures and the destination!

YEAST SPECIFICATIONS
Temperature Range: 47-55 F
Flocculation: Medium
Cell Count: 200 Billion
Attenuation: 73 – 77%
Alcohol Tolerance: 8%
Typical Styles: Mexican Cerveza, Mexican Lager, Pilsner, Vienna Lager, Dark Lager


 

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L09 QUE BUENO – SEASONAL STRAIN – IMPERIAL ORGANIC YEAST

Learn More About Imperial Yeast via their Strain Guide…

Imperial Yeast Homebrew Strain Guide

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Announcing: Bloody Butcher Malted Red Corn By Sugar Creek Malt Co

BLOODY BUTCHER MALTED RED CORN BY SUGAR CREEK MALT COFrom Great Fermentations:

This varietal of corn is one of the most sought after for its unrivaled sweetness. It adds a corny sweetness to beer and is touted as being the absolute best type of corn for distilling.

Oh, and what’s even better, is that It’s malted right here in Indiana by Sugar Creek Malt Co.

BLOODY BUTCHER MALTED RED CORN BY SUGAR CREEK MALT CO

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Try Citralumbarillo Hop Blend For Free – with select recipe kit purchase

CITRALUMBARILLO HOP BLEND PELLETS - 1 OZ.

About Citralumbarillo Hop Blend

Hop blends? Yeah, we got those. Our proprietary blend of hops features a top secret mixture of Citra, Columbus and Amarillo hops. Super versatile and guaranteed to shine in IPA, DIPA, Pale or even American Pilsner and Cream Ale styles.

Alpha Acids: 8-15%
Beta Acids: 3-9%
Co-Humulone: Variable %
Total Oil: 2.3 – 3.5 mL / 100g
Typical Styles: IPA, DIPA, TIPA, Imperial IPA, American Stout, Cream Ale
Characteristics: Grapefruit, Candy Orange, Pine with Diggity-Dankness
Country: US
Possible Substitutes: Pfft, this stuff is awesome.


Try it for FREE, from Great Fermentations:

Double the dry hop charge in your next brew with our free dry hop giveaway. Buy a select IPA beer kit (extract or all-grain), and get a FREE 3 oz. dry hop of our popular Citralumbarillo hop blend. Combine that with the standard dry hop that comes with all these kits, and you’ve got yourself a DOUBLE DRY HOP!

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Get Free Double Dry Hops w/60 Minute IPA Clone Purchase

From Great Fermentations:

Double the dry hop charge in your next brew with our free dry hop giveaway. Buy a select IPA beer kit (extract or all-grain), and get a FREE 3 oz. dry hop of our popular Citralumbarillo hop blend. Combine that with the standard dry hop that comes with all these kits, and you’ve got yourself a DOUBLE DRY HOP!

Click the button below to see a list of eligible kits!

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