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Announcing: Kegland Oxygen Flow Meter! – DuoTight and MFL

Oxygen Flow Meter w/ Duotight Fittings FE401

Oxygen Flow Meter w/ Duotight Fittings via MoreBeer

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Take the guesswork out of oxygenation with this handy flow meter. If you’re using pure O2 to oxygenate your wort, you’re likely using a disposable cylinder with a simple brass regulator, and have no way to measure how much oxygen is actually being added. You’re essentially left to finding the “sweet spot” on the dial when you open the regulator and aim for the same spot on the next use. Get repeatable results by adding this flow meter to your setup. This device will allow you to dial in the flow rate and help you add the same amount of oxygen from batch to batch.

The flow meter comes with male flare thread inlet and outlet and includes two Duotight fittings. It’s ready for use with 8 mm OD EVABarrier tubing right out of the box, or you can add a swivel nut and barb for use with other size tubings.

For a good starting point, we recommend using a 0.5 micron diffusion stone and adding pure O2 at a 1L/minute flow rate for 60 seconds to acheive the recommened 10-14 ppm dissolved oxygen.

Features:

  • 1/4″ Male Flare Inlet/Outlet
  • Duotight Fittings for 8 mm OD Tubing Included
  • Scaled for 0.1 to 1.4 L/min Flow Rate
  • 3.6″ H x 0.9″ W

 

Why a Flow Meter?

Most regulators that homebrewers use for oxygenating wort are simple setups – Example – via William’s Brewing.  They attach to disposable oxygen tanks (typically sourced from a local hardware store) and are little more than on and off valves.  No gauges, no pressure control (other than the degree to which you open and close the valve) and no flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

Enter a flow meter.  This particular model has a range of 0 to 5 LPM.  This model also appears to have an knob that allows you to adjust the flow rate.  Note: .6 MPa is about 87 PSI.

With both time and flow rate you can establish a more reliable baseline to work off of.  This information should also help you to get better repeatability between brews.

Oxygen Flow Meter w/ Duotight Fittings FE401

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Three New Lallemand Yeasts at Great Fermentations

Three new Lallemand yeasts are available at Great Fermentations including Wildbrew Sour Pitch, Lalbrew Dry New England (Conan!) and Lalbrew Premium Dry Kolsch.  Shipping falls under GF’s $8.99 flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check Great Fermentations for current availability and pricing.

Lallemand Yeast at Great Fermentations

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Announcing: Cannular Pro Semi-Auto Bench Top Can Seamer + related hands on review

Cannular Pro Semi-Auto Bench Top Can Seamer

Cannular Pro Semi-Auto Bench Top Can Seamer via MoreBeer

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The Cannular Pro is a semi-automatic can seamer that is easy to use, reliable, and beautifully simple.

Whether you’re a brewery looking to offer canned beer to go or a homebrewer wanting to keep your creations fresh and fully protected from light, the Cannular is the answer. This bench top unit is one of the most compact and easy to use can seamers you’ll find. The Cannular only requires one person to operate, and each can takes roughly 3 seconds to seam. With a two-person team, one filling and one seaming, the Cannular becomes a suitable option for nano breweries doing small canning production runs.

Cannular Pro vs. Manual Unit
This new Semi-Auto Pro model will guarantee you get a consistent seaming process every time. Unlike the less expensive manual can seamer, this machine has no lever for the seaming operation, meaning it’s even easier for the operator to seam the can consistently and will not vary on how hard the operator is pulling the lever.

Another major difference is that the Cannular’s Pro table spacer is specially designed to work with both 500ml (16.9 oz) and 330ml (11.2 oz) Can Fresh Aluminum Cans right out of the box. Unlike the manual model that requires a secondary table spacer for use with 330ml cans, the Pro model features an adjustable platform, allowing you to raise or lower the table spacer depending on what size can you’re seaming. We have tested standard 202 cans and have been able to achieve good seals with proper adjustments. It is necessary to adjust the table height to ensure you have the appropriate amount of pressure applied when the can lift is raised.

Operation:
The beauty of the Cannular lies in how truly simple it is to operate, and the semi-automatic pro model makes canning beer even easier. With only three points of operation, it only takes a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the machine. The seaming process is as follows:

  • Place lid atop the can and place the can on the table spacer
  • Turn the platform lever clockwise to raise the can to the seamer
  • Press the seaming operation button then wait for the can to stop spinning
  • Turn the platform lever counterclockwise to lower the can
  • That’s all there is to it!

Construction:
The Cannular was designed to be compact, durable, and safe to operate in a wet environment. The platform assembly is made from 304 grade stainless steel, so no matter how messy your canning gets, there’s no need to worry about rusting or degradation. The body of the unit is made from hammered sheet metal and fastened together with stainless steel screws. Rubber feet help keep the unit from slipping and sliding while in use. In addition, the Cannular features built-in brackets near the feet so you have the option to mount the machine to your counter or benchtop. The Cannular runs off of 24V DC power via the Anderson socket located on the back. This lower voltage was chosen specifically to make the unit as safe to use in a wet environment as possible.

Power:
As noted above, the Cannular comes with a 24V DC Anderson socket located on the back of the unit. It does not, however, include a cord and plug. When purchasing the unit, you have the option of pairing it with either a power supply with 110V plug (CAN101), or with a 6 ft. long cord with Anderson plug and alligator clips (CAN102). The power supply is straight forward, and allows you to plug the unit into a standard 110V power socket. The alligator clips give you the option to power the unit from a battery, and can even be used with an 18V cordless power drill battery. This is certainly the most affordable option for powering the Cannular, and we’ve found that upwards of 200 cans can be seamed on a single battery charge.

Why Cans?
So why can when you can bottle? There’s no doubt that canning has become a more and more popular format for packaging beer among craft breweries over the last several years, and with good reason. Aluminum cans aren’t just more environmentally friendly than bottles, since cans require less energy to transport and recycle, they’re also much better at protecting the quality of the beer. Whereas bottles allow in light, which leads to skunking, aluminum cans offer 100% protection from UV and other wavelengths of light that are harmful to beer. There’s still great debate surrounding whether cans or bottles are better at keeping beer fresh, but if done correctly, cans are theoretically the superior option. When a crown cap is crimped onto a bottle, the lining of the cap can form an imperfect seal on the bottle, allowing small amounts of oxygen in, as well as small amounts of CO2 out. Over time this can result in oxidation of the beer and lost carbonation. Seamed cans, on the other hand, form a much better seal that can prevent these issues. Of course, it’s important to make sure that the can is purged of oxygen before being filled, and that the can lid is sealed atop foam to eliminate oxygen from the headspace. Aside from all the “sciency stuff”, cans are just plain safer. Take your beer backpacking, camping, or poolside and rest assured that broken glass won’t ruin your day!

Specifications:
Power: 250W 24V DC
Rated Speed: 3300 RPM
Gearbox Ratio: 9.8 : 1
Dimensions: 16″ L x 9.5″ W x 21″ H
Weight: 40 lbs
Splash guard not included
Please note the pictured splash guard is not included with the seamer. Please see CAN106 to add the splash guard to your order.

Please note: When you receive your cannular the rollers have been set and tested at the factory. They should not need adjustment for 100,000 cans. The table, however, comes unadjusted and getting it set up correctly is very important to getting a proper seal. Cannular’s test show that a .4mm (.015″) actual overlap is all that is needed to seal to 90 PSI. The proper table tension takes a little practice and expect to waste a few cans getting it dialed in. Once you learn the proper tension re-adjusting it is very quick and easy. You want the tension to be tight but not so tight as to dent the can. Use cans at your fill height with water for proper tension adjustment.


 

Cannular Pro Semi-Auto Bench Top Can Seamer

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Announcing: Callista Pellet Hops – citrus, stone fruit, passion fruit, red berries, gooseberry

Callista Hops (Pellets) via MoreBeer

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Callista was developed by the Hop Research Center in Hüll, Germany. Its low alpha acid content and strong aromatics make it an ideal choice for late kettle additions and dry hopping. Callista’s aroma and flavor profile is characterized as citrus, stone fruit, passion fruit, red berries, and gooseberry.


 

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Callista Hops (Pellets)

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Announcing: BrewBuiilt Digital Electric BrewSculpture V4 – high quality electric homebrew system

brewbuilt electric

from MoreBeer:

The Ultimate Electric Brewhouse!

If you attended the National Homebrewers Conference this year, you got to see this awesome new system first hand! Our BrewBuilt R&D team took everything that made the Digital BrewSculpture V4 the top choice of professional brewers for a pilot system and made it all electric! Get ready to take your brewing into the 21st century and check out the new BrewBuilt Digital Electric BrewSculpture today!

What Sets the Low Rider Digital Electric BrewSculpture™ Apart?

  • Only system with a heavy-duty, purpose-built, welded stainless frame as standard.
  • Only system with digital touch screen as standard.
  • Only system with delayed start – heat your water in advance!
    Only system with programmable mash steps on touch screen.
  • Only system using top-of-the-line convoluted coil (HERMS) for the quickest temp increases while still being gentle.
  • Only system with an oversized Hot Liquor Tank to speed up brew day.
  • Only system with built-in safety floats that protect your elements from running dry.
  • Welded fittings for a lifetime of easy-to-clean, leak-free performance.
  • Ultimate Sparge Arm reduces hot side aeration.
  • Unique SlingBlade™ heating element designed to create asymmetrical rolling boil and remains out of the way for stirring.
  • The SlingBlade™ element inserts through a T.C. opening, allowing for easy removal and cleaning.
  • Keep sparge water warm while preheating the boil.

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

Foam on Beer Detectors, or FOBs, are commonly used in commercial draft systems as a way to eliminate product waste and increase profits. When a keg completely empties and foam passes into the FOB it will shut off flow and in doing so keep the draft line completely full of beer until a new keg is tapped. This means you can hook a fresh keg and continue pouring without foaming issues, preventing you from wasting beer that is otherwise needed to refill the line and purge the system.

The FOB can also be used in homebrewing applications as a convenient way to purge kegs of oxygen. Check out video below where our friend Kee repurposes the FOB to move sanitizer from one keg to another and purge the keg of oxygen in the process.

Comes with 3/8″ Duotight compatible barbs at the inlet and outlet, allowing you to easily hook up EVABarrier tubing with either a 9.5 mm joiner or 9.5 mm to 8 mm reducer (DUO113 / DUO105). If not using EVABarrier, simply clamp the line directly onto the barb.

Setup and Use:

  • Attach beverage line from outlet of keg coupler to straight inlet of FOB.
  • Attach beverage line from elbow outlet of FOB to faucet shank.
  • Connect fresh keg and push down purge button until the chamber fills with beer.
  • Push bottom knob in to lift float then pull out for normal operation.

To learn more and purchase your BrewBuilt Digital Electric BrewSculpture, click here

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Announcing: Samba Pellet Hops – tangerine, stone fruits, pineapple, mango

Sabro™ Brand HBC 438

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Brew with these hops and you might find your hips swaying even without any music to move to. Samba™ is the first proprietary release in the BSG Hop Solutions Program, named for the overwhelming tropical dance explosion its aroma evokes. Complex aroma characterized by juicy tropical fruits (pineapple, mango), stone fruits, candy, and orange tangerine.

Highly recommended as a late kettle addition or dry hop for big juicy and hazy IPAs, or any other hop-forward ale or lager.


 

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Samba™ Hops (Pellets)

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Introducing: E.J. Phairs King Ghidorah IPA

New Recipe Kit: King Ghidorah!

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New Recipe Kit: King Ghidorah!

This 30-story tall liquid kaiju will singe your senses with multiple Multihead additions, culminating in a tropical gravity beam blast of guava and melon. Survive this opening assault and you’ll be hit with an Idaho Gem™ thunder spark of pineapple, and then swept away by hurricane winds of Cashmere lemon/lime and stone fruit. Just as King Ghidora is not limited to a single ferocious maw, you’ll be hard-pressed to have but a single pour of this juicy, tropical brew.

Estimated Original Gravity: 1.061
SRM (Color Range): 4
IBU’s: 11
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.6%
Estimated Awesome Level: 1000


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New Mini and Medium Airlocks from MoreBeer – designed for tight fermentation spaces

Airlock - 2 Piece (Mini) FE363

Airlock – 2 Piece (Mini) from MoreBeer

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Our mini and medium 2-piece airlocks are a great option when a single inch could make or break fitting your carboy into a fermentation chamber. The airlock breaks down into 2-pieces for easy cleaning. Instead of a floating center piece, like standard 3-piece airlocks, the center piece is molded into the lid. One less piece to clean and misplace!

Another cool feature of this 2-piece airlock is that 1/2″ ID tubing will fit onto the center post for use as a blowoff. This can be handy if you have a really active ferment that is blowing out the top of your fermenter.

  • Holds approximately 0.4 fl oz (12 ml)
  • Chamber – 1-1/2″ tall x 1-3/8″ diameter
  • Stem – 1″ long
  • Stopper not included

 

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Torpedo Line of Stainless Steel Ball Lock Disconnects – from $15.99

17229MoreBeer’s Torpedo Ball Lock Beverage Disconnects are available in both beverage and gas configurations with either MFL connections or barbs.  They will, of course, work with MoreBeer’s Torpedo kegs, but they will also work with any ball lock Corny Keg.

  • At their regular price of $19.99, they’re a good value in my book.
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Torpedo Ball Lock QDs at MoreBeer

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Announcing: BrewEssence Sensory Training Kits

 BrewEssence™ Sensory Training Kit

BrewEssence Sensory Training kits are designed and manufactured to provide an industry-leading standard of accuracy and ease-of-use to the process of sensory analysis training across a wide variety of flavors and aromas commonly found in beer. The liquid format of BrewEssence Sensory Training Kits allows for easy preparation of spiked beer suitable for training groups of any size. The compounds can be used for a variety of purposes including preparation for beer judging, use in brewery taste panel management programs, and towards studying for successful completion of various beer certification programs.

A number of sensory kit options are available to help you hone in your tasting skills in different areas of the process.  Choose from Basic Off Flavors, Expanded Off Flavors, Fermentation, Brewhouse, Draught and Comprehensive.  Check MoreBeer for current selection, pricing and descriptions.

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