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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.
For boosting gravity. Also used in cider production. Buy big and save!
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...
6.5 Gallon Plastic Fermentor
Food grade fermenting bucket with graduated markings showing volume. Includes a drilled/grommeted lid.
Briess white wheat gives a malty flavor not obtained with raw wheat. Flavor is less pronounced than red wheat, but maintains better consistency in the mash. Flavor contributions: sweet, malty, wheat, floury, doughy. Typical Color L: 2.5. Full spec sheet here.
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.
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.
Adds proteins to increase body and head retention. Great for stouts. Available in 25lb. bulk.
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...
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
Contributes a spicy rye note and slick mouthfeel. Less spicy than regular malted rye.
Also known as flaked corn, we have it available by the pound or in bulk. Used in certain American lagers, cream ales, and whiskey production.
Riverbend Carolina Rye
This malt is produced here in Asheville using an heirloom variety called Wrens Abruzzi that has been grown in the south for over 200 years. Look for classic blend herbal spice, black peppercorn, and citrus flavor. Color 5.5L
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...
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...
Riverbend Appalachian Wheat
Produced here in Asheville, this is what Riverbend has to say about this regional malt- "This malt uses a new regionally adapted variety of soft red wheat called Oakes. This variety was developed for use in the artisan bread industry, but we’ve found it makes a great malting variety as well! The aroma and flavor are more pronounced than traditi...
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.
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...
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!!!!
7.9 Gallon Plastic Fermentor
Food grade bucket with graduated markings showing volume. Includes drilled/grommeted lid.
30" Carboy Brush
Team me up with a good cleaner such as PBW or OBW and we'll make cleaning that carboy a breeze.
Cherry Smoked Malt
Briess cherry-smoked "rauchmalt" has intense but smooth sweet smoked flavor and aroma reminiscent of summer backyard barbeques. It's delish! Color 5L. Full spec sheet here.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Amylase Enzyme (1 oz.)
Improves starch-to sugar conversion; increases alcohol yield and reduces residual gravity.
Beechwood Smoked Malt
This smoked malt from Swaen is a traditional "rauchmalt" as used in German smoked beers. Smoke character is smooth and woody, without being earthy or ashy. May be used up to 100% Color 2.8L. Full spec sheet here.
The Lore of Stillbuilding
Primer and history of distilling. Good discussion of equipment and method.
Proximity malted rye adds a distinct slick earthy spiciness. 3.7L
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, ...