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Our most popular all-purpose distilling yeast, one 243g pack can be used for distilling up to 6.6 gallons of premium wash. It makes up to 20% ABV verrry quickly (within one week)! Can produce up to 14.5% ABV in 48 hours. Each pack contains yeast, nutrients, antifoam, vitamins, and minerals; these are UREA-free, so carcinogens are not a concern.
6.5 Gallon Plastic Fermentor
Food grade fermenting bucket with graduated markings showing volume. Includes a drilled/grommeted lid.
Chapman Univessel (14 Gal)
Plastic scratches. Glass breaks. Stainless reigns supreme, but is expensive- until now! These stainless steel fermentors from Chapman Brewing won't break like glass, scratch like plastic, breath like plastic, or allow damaging UV rays to penetrate into the goodness inside! May also be used as a small brew pot. Available ported or portless. Fea...
Hydrometer Test Cylinder
Used to hold the sample for taking gravity or proof readings. Available in plastic or glass. NOTE: If proofing spirits, you MUST use glass; the plastic can't handle high octane.
For boosting gravity. Also used in cider production. Buy big and save!
Also called an alcoholmeter. This marvelous tool shows the proof of spirits. The presence of sugar will distort readings, so this is only for pure spirits and spirits blended with water (not juice or sugar, etc). Proof scale 0-200.
Contributes a crisp and spicy rye note. Available in 25lb. bulk, but by special order only.
15.5" long, with a solid metal base and easy-to-read 3-scale readout. Packaged, with instructions, in a tube with no hanger cap. Readings idealized at 60°F. Works for beer, wine, cider, mead, and mashes. Scales: Balling: 0-38% Potential ABV: 0-22% Specific Gravity: 0.990 - 1.170
18% alcohol tolerance. A very competitive yeast that will inhibit wild yeasts. It will restart stuck fermentations because of good alcohol and sulfite tolerance. This is a very neutral yeast that will have very little effect on the varietal character of the grape. A popular strain that ferments fully and flocculates well producing compact lees. ...
Chapman Univessel (7 Gal)
Plastic scratches. Glass breaks. Stainless reigns supreme, but is expensive- until now! These stainless steel fermentors from Chapman Brewing won't break like glass, scratch like plastic, breathe like plastic, or allow damaging UV rays to penetrate into the goodness inside! May also be used as a small brew pot. Available ported or portless. Fea...
Use to ferment all-fruit or fruit-sugar mixes up to 18% ABV. Best results are achieved when at least 50% of the sugar content comes from fruit. Do not use with 100% sugar solution. Please note: when using fruit, treatment with pectinase enzyme may be required to remove haze-causing pectin if the fermented wash is to be consumed without distillat...
7.9 Gallon Plastic Fermentor
Food grade bucket with graduated markings showing volume. Includes drilled/grommeted lid.
Also known as flaked corn, we have it available by the pound or in bulk.
SS Brew Bucket
All stainless fermenter with conical base and a rotating racking arm. Space an issue? These are stackable! 6.95 gallon capacity. Get it for less here- don't forget about our discount program; see Ordering From Us for more info! Features: Certified food grade 304 stainless steel 6.95 gallon maximum capacity Stackable during ferment Easy to clean...
30" Carboy Brush
Team me up with a good cleaner such as PBW or OBW and we'll make cleaning that carboy a breeze.
Amylase Enzyme (1 oz.)
Improves starch-to sugar conversion; increases alcohol yield and reduces residual gravity.
All stainless fermenter conical fermenter with two valves, one for dumping trub and the other with a rotating racking arm halfway up the cone. Get professional-grade equipment at an affordable price! Available in multiple sizes. Get it for less here- don't forget about our discount program; see Ordering From Us for more info! Features: Ce...
Our new best-selling fermentor. These wide-mouth fermentors are great! With smooth sides and a 4 inch opening, cleaning couldn't be easier. The one-piece lid also includes a removable gasket. 6 gallon or 7 gallon available. We include the necessary #10 stopper/medium bung and airlock with the Fermonster. Happy Brewing!!!!
A classic for home brewers. These glass carboys are from Italy and come in multiple sizes. We recommend using the 6.5 gal for primary fermentation, the 6 gal for doing secondary fermentation on wine or beer, the five gal for secondary, and the 3 gal for small batches. NOTE: We do not currently ship glass. These are for in store pick up only. How...
A heavy, PET plastic carboy ideal for fermentations of wine or beer, including secondary. The material is completely taste and odor free, stain resistant, and impermeable to oxygen. Unlike glass, these are lightweight and virtually unbreakable (no trips to the ER for stitches!). Smooth inner walls prevent sediment from collecting and make for e...
Use with molasses-sugar wash fermentations up to 15% ABV. Best results are achieved using 50:50 proportions of molasses and sugar; alternatively 100% sugar can be used. Contains complete nutrient complex to ensure rapid and reliable fermentation of molasses or sugar. This product contains glucoamylase enzyme to maximize yield by converting any d...
Use to ferment 13 lbs. (6kg) of sugar up to 14% ABV, however best results are achieved using mashed grains or potatoes. Alternatively, a combination of mashed grains and sugar can be used. This product contains glucoamylase for the conversion of dextrins to fermentable sugars. Makes up to 6.6 gallons of wash.Each 107.5g pack contains yeast, nutr...
Balcones Whisky Barrel 5 gallon
5 Gallon (20 Liter) Used Whisky Barrels from Balcones Distilling in Waco, TX. These barrels are made of American oak and have aged for a minimum of 6 months while filled with award-winning Balcones Whiskey. Stand is included and barrels are stackable!Perfect for aging beer, spirits, or even wine (though you'd want to thoroughly rinse the barrel ...
A 7.9 gallon conical fermenter that enables both primary and secondary fermentation in a single vessel. Reduces chances of contamination and oxidation caused by the racking process. Collection ball is great for yeast harvesting as well. Includes wall mounting hardware, collection ball, thermowell for optional thermometer, and airlock. Pictured, ...
Unmalted wheat. Flaked wheat adds more intense wheat flavor, as well proteins to increase body and head retention in any style, but very often used in lambic brewing. Available in 25lb. bulk, but by special order only.
Briess Malted rye adds a distinct slick earthy spiciness. 3.7L
The Lore of Stillbuilding
Primer and history of distilling. Good discussion of equipment and method.