March On | BeerCo Brewing and Distilling News | March 2022

March On | BeerCo Brewing and Distilling News | March 2022

Dermott Dowling

Marchin Onwards this Fall with help from your buddies at

Hey there our Brewing and Distilling Brothers and Sisters,

Hop this brewsletter finds you Marchin' Onwards and Upwards in 2022 and your looking forward to a great Autumn Brewing and Distilling happy!

We have lots of exciting NEW! products and featured products to share so on with the news we go!

NEW! products

Blichmann Engineering get the best gear you can dream of!

Grainfather | SF70 | Conical Fermenter $679.95 Brew Bigger!

UltraFill | Counter Pressure Bottle Filler | Tap Mounting $61.95

Still Spirits | Botanical Basket $51.95 Spice up your Rum or Gin

MKIII Dual Gauge Multi Gas Regulator | Nitrogen $55.95 its milk stout season coming!

BRIESSWEET™ White Grain Sorghum Extract 45DE 1.5 Kg $17.95 for Gluten Free Brewing Happy!

Featured Products

Malt of the Month - Crisp Best Ale Malt

Marchin Onwards - Hop SALE! Now On!

Yeast of the Month - OYL-004 West Coast Ale I Omega Yeast $15.95

Adjunct of the Month - Cinnamon Sticks | Cinnamomum Cassia

Aid of the Month - Benzyme AA | Alpha Amylase | Thermostable

Equipment of the Month - Blichmann Engineering G4 Fermenator | 26.5 L $1,110.95

Recipe Kit of the Month - Mule | American Amber Ale V2.0 revised

cheers #brewhappy always #distilhappy always

Dermott Dowling | Managing Director | BeerCo Pty Ltd
Warehouse Phone: +61 490 501 392
Address: Unit 1 / 1-3 Disney Avenue, Keilor East, VIC 3033

Crisp Best Ale Malt

Crisp Best Ale Malt


Crisp Best Ale Malt is the workhorse of many a brewery and is at home in a variety of beer styles. The 2-row winter barley varieties that go into Crisp Best Ale Malt have been planted in the light, sandy soils of North Norfolk, United Kingdom. Crisp source the lowest nitrogen barley from their farmers.During malting, high cast moistures and a balance of optimal germination time and temperature results in an even, well modified malt with a rich colour and balanced sweet, malt flavour which is ideally suited to ale brewing.

Pack Sizes:

- 5 Kg Bag $17.95 inc GST
- 25 Kg Sack $69.95 inc GST (SAVE 20% OFF 5 Kg Price)
- Trade Wholesale $2.24/Kg exc GST (SAVE 30% OFF 5Kg Price)

Beer Styles:

- Barley Wines
- English Ales
- Light, dark & strong milds
- IPAs
- Porters
- Stouts

Batch Analysis:

- SS22284 Best Before 30/09/2023

Typical Analysis

Moisture 3.5% max

Extract 82.0%

Colour 5.5-7.5 EBC

TN/TP 8.8-10.3%

SNR/KI/ST ratio 43-48

DPWK 140 min WK Recipes featuring Best Ale Malt

GTP | Pale Ale

Mule | Amber Ale

Fresh Jack | IPA

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Hop Sale
El Dorado® US Hops

El Dorado® US Hops

Talus™ HBC 692 US Hops

Talus™ HBC 692 US Hops

Strata® X-331 US Hops

Strata® X-331 US Hops

Ekuanot™ HBC 366 US Hops

Ekuanot™ HBC 366 US Hops

OYL-004 West Coast Ale I Omega Yeast

OYL-004 West Coast Ale I Omega Yeast


OYL-004 West Coast Ale I is popularly known as the “Chico” strain.  OYL-004 ferments crisp and clean with light citrus notes under 19°C.  Highly versatile and popular neutral foundation for a variety of malts and hops, commonly used as a house strain. This strain also has a highly attenuative and moderately flocculating.

Try Omega DIPA (OYL-052) or British I (OYL-006) to highlight hops more, or West Coast Ale II (OYL-009) and Scottish Ale (OYL-015) for malt displays.

Omega Yeast's metabolically healthy cells produce vigorous fermentation and consistent results for home brewers and probrewers alike.  Each homebrew pack (150ml) is packed with  225b cells.

Strain Type

- Ales


- Medium-Low


- 73-80%

Temperature Range

- 16–23° C (60–73° F) 

Alcohol Tolerance

- 11%

Similar to:

- WLP001 California Ale White Labs
- WY1056 American Ale Wyeast

Get your Brewing On with OYL-004
Cinnamon Sticks | Cinnamomum Cassia

Cinnamon Sticks | Cinnamomum Cassia


Cinnamon is a spice made from the bark of species of the cinnamon tree.  Cinnamon has a warm, woody, sweet citrus  flavour and pungent aroma likened to that of cloves.

Cinnamon is one of the most used spices around the globe. Arab traders enchanted Europe first with cinnamon while keeping the supply limited. Consequently, the spice became a status symbol in Europe, which only the rich could afford. The Arabs, ever indefinite where they retrieved the luxury spice from, were always making sure to preserve their monopoly to justify the elevated prices. Many European explorers left the continent in an attempt at finding the mysterious source of cinnamon. Portuguese succeeded first by finding the island of Ceylon, presently known as Sri Lanka.

The treasure was a small evergreen tree, reaching between 10 and 15 meters. During the harvesting period, the inner barks are laid in the sun to dry and roll into the well-known curled cinnamon sticks. The spice compliments well with sweet and salty flavors.

Cinnamon is used as a flavouring in cinnamon liqueur, such as cinnamon-flavoured whiskey in the United States, and rakomelo, a cinnamon brandy popular in parts of Greece.


- Sticks

Pack Sizes:

- 2 Sticks $2.95
- 100g $8.95
- 1Kg $46.95 (SAVE 48% OFF 100g Price)
- 5Kg $169.95 (SAVE 62% OFF 100g Price)

Botanical Name:  Cinnamomum Cassia

Spice up your Ales and Spirits
Benzyme AA - Alpha Amylase

Benzyme AA - Alpha Amylase


Benzyme AA - Alpha Amylase is a high-performing thermostable amylase.  Benzyme AA is a cost-effective solution for adjunct liquefaction and increased brewhouse capacity. 

In this product the key enzyme activity is provided by endo-amylase that hydrolyzes (1,4)-alpha-D-glucosidic linkages in starch polysaccharides

Pack Sizes:

- 1 Kg Bottle $29.95
- 5 Kg Jerry Can $119.95 (SAVE 20% OFF 1KG Price)

Key Benefits:

Increased adjunct inclusion

Increased brewhouse capacity

Consistent extract yield

Flexible high gravity brewing

Potential energy savings

Cereal Cook and Mash like Pro!
Blichmann Engineering G4 Fermenator | 26.5 L | 53 L

Blichmann Engineering G4 Fermenator | 26.5 L | 53 L


In 2004, the Blichmann Engineering Fermenator™ revolutionized the homebrew market as the first pressure capable homebrew conical. Blichmann is proud to announce the latest model: the Fermenator™ G4.  Reimagined from the ground up, this true unitank leverages their 20+ years of experience in home and pro brewing, and reputation for innovation.  From the welded tri-clamp fittings, the 15 PSI capability, the always-sanitary aseptic racking arm,  the external level gauge, and many other purpose-built accessories, you will find that the Fermenator™ G4 stands in a league of its own. Most competitors nickel-and-dime you with needed, but not included accessories like a sampling valve or racking arm!  But not the Fermenator™ G4.  Includes more standard accessories than the competition at a value no one can beat.


Welded Tri-Clamp Fittings

Pressure Capage Unitank

Aseptic Racking Valve

Brushed Exterior, Polished Interior

Lifetime Warranty

Positive Seal Racking Arm

Integral PRV

Dial Thermometer

The included tri-clamp thermometer reads in F and C, and the scale is perfect for fermentation temps.

Fermenator™ G4Assembly, Operation, & Maintenance Manual

Seriously, Brew like a Pro! with the G4
Mule | American Amber Ale | BeerCo All Grain Brewers Recipe Kit

Mule | American Amber Ale | BeerCo All Grain Brewers Recipe Kit


Mule is a classic American Amber Ale named in honour of our great mate Gus who has 'muled' some awesome ales across the Pacific Ocean from the Pacific NW and SoCal, USA 'back home' to MELbrewin, AU much to our drinking delight over the years.

Mule | American Amber Ale is brewspired by a couple of Gus' favourite US Craft Amber Ales taking some cues from Boont Amber Ale | Anderson Valley and Fat Tire | Amber Ale adding a few of our own subtle twists in the tail we came up with this take on an American Amber Ale and we rather like it! Hop you do too and if you brew it please do feel free to share with us your thoughts and feedback and ideas – cheers!

an All Grain American Amber Ale by Dermott Dowling revised Version 2.0 Mar 2022

Mule | American Amber Ale | Brewfather app recipe guidance

Vital Stats

- 1.053 OG / 1.013 FG
- 35 IBU BU/GU 0.65
- 32 EBC
- 5.3% ABV
- Batch Size 23 L / 6 US Gal.
- Boil Time 60 min

Brew like #theMule this Autumn Amber Ale
Brew and Distil Happy always!

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