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Lallemand New England East Coast Yeast, 11 Gram – Dry version of Conan Strain – $6.54 + free shipping

Lallemand New England East Coast American Ale Yeast 11 Gram

Lallemand New England East Coast American Ale Yeast 11 Gram via Label Peelers

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Lallemand New England East Coast American Ale Yeast 11 Gram
Product Description
LalBrewTM New England is an ale strain selected specifically for its ability to produce a unique fruit-forward ester profile desired in East Coast styles of beer. A typical fermentation with LalBrewTM New England will produce tropical and fruity esters, notably stone fruits like peach. Through expression of a β-glucosidase enzyme, LalBrewTM New England can promote hop biotransformation and accentuate hop flavor and aroma. LalBrewTM New England exhibits medium to high attenuation with medium flocculation, making it a perfect choice for East Coast style ales.

Brewing Properties:

In Lallemand’s Standard Conditions Wort at 20°C (68°F) LalBrewTM New England yeast exhibits: Fermentation that can be completed in 7 days, a bit slower than most ale strains. This is perfectly characteristic of this strain. Medium to High Attenuation and Medium Flocculation Fruity aroma, notably tropical and stone fruit The optimal temperature range for LalBrewTM New England yeast when producing traditional styles is 15°C (59°F)* to 22°C (72°F) Lag phase can be longer compared to other ale strains, ranging from 18-36 hours Lag phase, total fermentation time, attenuation and flavor are dependent on pitch rate, yeast handling, fermentation temperature and nutritional quality of the wort. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us at brewing@lallemand.com

Usage:

The pitch rate will affect the fermentation performance and flavor of the beer. For LalBrewTM New England yeast, a pitch rate of 100g per hL of wort is sufficient to achieve a minimum of 1 million viable cells/mL. More stressful fermentations such as high gravity, high adjunct or high acidity may require higher pitch rates and additional nutrients to ensure a healthy fermentation. Find your exact recommended pitching rate with our Pitch Rate Calculator in our Brewers Corner at www.lallemandbrewing.com LalBrewTM New England may be re-pitched just as you would any other type of yeast according to your brewery’s SOP for yeast handling. Wort aeration is required when re-pitching dry yeast.

Storage:

LalBrewTM New England yeast should be stored in a vacuum sealed package in dry conditions below 4C° (39°F). LalBrewTM New England will rapidly lose activity after exposure to air. Do not use 500g or 11g packs that have lost vacuum. Opened packs must be re-sealed, stored in dry conditions below 4°C (39°F), and used within 3 days. If the opened package is re-sealed under vacuum immediately after opening, yeast can be stored below 4C° (39°F) until the indicated expiry date. Do not use yeast after expiry date printed on the pack. Performance is guaranteed when stored correctly and before the expiry date. However, Lallemand dry brewing yeast is very robust and some strains can tolerate brief periods under sub-optimal conditions. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We have a team of technical representatives happy to help and guide you in your fermentation journey

Rehydration:

Rehydration of LalBrewTM New England in sterile water is recommended prior to pitching into wort in order to reduce stress on the cell as it transitions from dry to liquid form. For many fermentations, this stress is not significant enough to affect fermentation performance and flavor, so good results may also be achieved when pitching dry yeast directly into wort. We highly recommend rehydration in harsher fermentation conditions such as high gravity or sour wort where the added stress of dry-pitching is more likely to have a greater impact on the finished beer. Use of a rehydration nutrient such as Go-Ferm Protect Evolution has been shown to improve fermentation performance for difficult fermentations. Rehydration guidelines are quite simple and present a much lower risk of contamination than a starter, which is unnecessary when using the recommended pitch rate of dried active yeast. Sprinkle the yeast on the surface of 10 times its weight in clean, sterilized water at 30-35°C (86-95F). Do not use wort, or distilled or reverse osmosis water, as loss in viability may result. Stir gently, leave undisturbed for 15 minutes, then stir to suspend yeast completely. Leave it to rest for 5 more minutes at 30-35°C. Without delay, adjust the temperature to that of the wort by mixing aliquots of wort with the rehydrated yeast. Wort should be added in 5 minute intervals and taking care not to lower the temperature by more than 10°C at a time. Temperature shock of >10°C will cause formation of petite mutants leading to extended or incomplete fermentation and possible formation of undesirable flavors. Do not allow attemperation to be carried out by natural heat loss. This will take too long and could result in loss of viability or vitality. Inoculate without delay into cooled wort in the fermenter. LalBrewTM New England yeast has been conditioned to survive rehydration. The yeast contains an adequate reserve of carbohydrates and unsaturated fatty acids to achieve active growth. It is unnecessary to aerate wort upon first use.

 

I’m happy to announce that this is finally available to homebrewers.  A dry version of Conan, the strain used by Alchemist Brewing for their wildly popular Heady Topper, has been available for a while. but only in expensive 500g bricks.  With this announcement 11 gram homebrew pitches are now available.  As of this posting, Label Peelers has this on sale for $6.54.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check Label Peelers for current availability and pricing.

Lallemand New England East Coast American Ale Yeast 11 Gram

Free Shipping on Most Dry Yeast:  As of this posting Label Peelers ships most dry yeast varieties for free to address in the contiguous US,  Check Label Peelers for current availability and pricing.

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40% +15% Off Select Malt at Brewer Dude!

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As of this posting, Brewer Dude is discounting select malts by up to 40%. Shipping is a flat $7.99 for orders of $35 or more to addresses in the contiguous US. No coupon code is necessary.  Check Brewer Dude’s Sale Page for current selection and availability.

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Eureka Pellet Hops – $16.99 per lb, save $10 + free ship eligible

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The MoreBeer! Hop Market features limited time, rotating hop deals.  Selection changes each Monday.  Hops are available while supplies last.  Selections can sell out or change quickly.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.

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This brings lbs of Eureka down to $16.99.  This can change quickly, check Hop Market for current selections and pricing.

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Eureka, or Experimental Variety 05256, is gaining a following for its intriguing and unique flavor contributions. This experimental offspring of Apollo and Merkur has bold aromas of herbal notes, black currant, mint, pine, and other dark fruits. This is a great variety for brewers looking to try something new and interesting, try using it as a latehop or whirlpool addition and see the effects!


 

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15% Off EVERYTHING at Brewer Dude!

As of this posting, Brewer Dude is discounting EVERYTHING, sitewide by an additional 15% when you use coupon code WELCOMEBACK15.  Shipping is a flat $7.99 for orders of $35 or more to addresses in the contiguous US. No coupon code is necessary.  Check Brewer Dude’s Sale Page for current selection and availability.

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1 lb German Merkur Pellet Hops… $7.99 + free ship eligible

The MoreBeer! Hop Market features limited time, rotating hop deals.  Selection changes each Monday.  Hops are available while supplies last.  Selections can sell out or change quickly.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.

The Hop Market! at MoreBeer – check for current offerings

This brings lbs of German Merkur down to just $7.99.  That’s a whopping $11 off per lb.  This can change quickly, check Hop Market for current selections and pricing.

More about German Select, from MoreBeer: ”

Merkur hops are getting a fast reputation as a great bittering hop. It was bred from Magnum one of our all time favorite bittering hops. Except Merkur has a lower co-humulone level which can lead to a smoother bitterness. It is considered a dual purpose hops also suitable for lending some nice aroma. Merkur has a high level Myrcene oil content that can lend an earthy aroma. Citrus aromas also reported.”

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20% Off Malt Extract at Austin Homebrew Supply AND Free Shipping Offer

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20% Off Hops by the Ounce at Austin Homebrew Supply AND Free Shipping Offer

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1 lb Columbus Whole Cone Hops – $11.99 + free ship eligible

Columbus Hops (Whole Cone)

As of this posting, MoreBeer has lbs of Whole Cone Columbus Hops on sale for $11.99 per lb.  Shipping is free to many US addresses with a qualifying $59 order. 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

Columbus Hops (Whole Cone) – choose 1 lb offering

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Digital Gram Scale by Next-Shine, 600 Gram Capacity, .01 (1/100th!) Gram Resolution – weigh hops, water salts & more – $16.99 + free prime ship

Gram Scale Digital Kitchen Scale NEXT-SHINE High-precision Pocket Mini Muti-functional Pro Scale with LCD Display, Tare, PCS, Back-lit, 600g

Gram Scale Digital Kitchen Scale NEXT-SHINE High-precision Pocket Mini Muti-functional Pro Scale with LCD Display, Tare, PCS, Back-lit, 600g

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  • Division: 0.01g (0.01 jump)/ 0.0001kg (0.0001 jump)/ 0.001tl (0.001 jump)/ 0.01ct (0.05 jump)/ 0.001oz (0.001 jump)/ 0.0001lb (0.0001 jump)
  • Function Buttons: Power/ Mode/ PCS/ Tare
  • Auto-Off: 90 seconds shut down when no operation
  • LCD Display with a back light
  • Power: 2 x AAA Batteries (not included because of inventory safety)

 

Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents.  Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button.  This zeros out the scale.  Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container.  In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.

What I like about this scale… I like the high resolution (1/100th gram) given the relatively large capacity (600 grams, about 21.16 ounces).  I like that it has the requisite (in my opinion) tare feature, that it has a stainless top and that it uses easy to source AAA batteries [Search AmazonBasics Batteries].  Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains and other brewing ingredients.

10/12/19 11 PM Central:  This is selling for $16.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Gram Scale Digital Kitchen Scale NEXT-SHINE High-precision Pocket Mini Muti-functional Pro Scale with LCD Display, Tare, PCS, Back-lit, 600g – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


A smaller scale can work for all grain brewers, as you can weigh any amount of grain in multiple batches, but if you’re a large batch all grain brewer or regularly brew all grain batches with larger grain bills you may want to consider a two scale approach, one more precise scale for hops and a larger capacity scale for larger grain bills.  A couple scales to consider:

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Recipe: Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA + 15% Off at Great Fermentations – includes Patagonia Malts

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Juno Choi With a PIle of Hops

One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending a past Homebrewer’s Conference, homebrewcon in Grand Rapids, Michigan was an IPA that was served by Brewer’s Supply Group (BSG) at their booth at the Conference. It was… delicious.  Roasty, great hop character and easy to drink.  I swung by for two samples and shortly returned… for a third and it was gone.  After the conference, I got a hold of BSG to ask about the beer.  I learned that it was formulated and brewed by Juno Choi.  Juno kindly shared the recipe with me and I’d like to share it with you.  Thank you Juno!

The recipe features 100% Patagonia Malts from Chile.  Those were new to me and I think relatively new to the homebrew market here in the US, because… I had a very difficult time sourcing the grain for this recipe.  After looking around a bit, I contacted Bryan at Great Fermentations.  They already carried Patagonia, just not not all three varieties that this recipe calls for.  Bryan kindly sourced the remaining grains and has stocked them at Great Fermentations.  Thank you Bryan!

Grab the recipe: Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA

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