5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
11/17/2009 -- I have been looking at a lot of different home brewery kits on the internet. What is the difference in the performance between plastic and glass (carboy) fermenters?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The selection of fermenters is entirely a personal choice. Some like to make larger batches, some smaller. Usually a home brewer or winemaker ends up owning several carboys, fermenters etc in order to properly age his brew. Plastic has the advantage of being rugged and light weight. It CAN become scratched, however, and doesn't seem to . . .
7/17/2009 -- Is a 5 gallon carboy big enough to secondary ferment a 5 gallon batch of beer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: As a secondary fermenter, yes. This assume that the bubbling has slowed down considerably by the time you transfer into the carboy.I would not use it as a PRIMARY fermenter, however if you hope to yield 5 gallons.
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will . . .
8/13/2007 -- Can you please tell me if the 3 gallon carboy is beveled glass, what is the diameter of the opening, and how much is shipping to North Dakota?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: BEVELED glass usually means a glass that has been ground at an angle to the viewing surface, so no, they are not beveled. They are molded glass.The opening is approximately 1 1/4", and takes a #7 rubber stopper.Shipping to ND runs approximately $14.79 but may vary slightly depending on your actual zip code.
3/14/2006 -- I'd like to split 5-gallon beer batches into two fermentors, using a different yeast in each (just to try out more different yeasts). That would put a little less than 2.5 gallons in each fermentor.Would the extra head space cause any bad effects (especially in a secondary fermentation)?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Probably not, as long as you minimize the exposure to air. The CO2 put off by the fermentation is not a problem, just the oxygen in the air...so as long as it is actively fermenting you are fine. If you plan to leave it in the secondary for a long time however, when it is NOT fermenting, it would be best to use a 3 gallon carboy to minimize . . .
5/16/2005 -- i am new to this, and i have seen and heard of people using plastic buckets for final fermentation, their purpose for doing this is so they can attach a spigot to the bucket for bottling, is this ok to do or is glass the better choice? thanx again and i find that you question and answer part of the site to be very helpful
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, that can be done, but we prefer to use the plastic "bucket" type fermenter for the primary fermenter, and using glass for the secondary. We like the bucket for ease of cleaning, and besides, your beer is only in there for a few days to a week or so. We find glass to be better for clarifing your beer, however. This is not to say you CAN'T . . .
3/13/2005 -- I'm just getting started brewing and I had a question. As a primary fermenter which is better, plastic bucket, plastic carboy or glass carboy. Then for secondary fermentation, plastic carboy or glass carboy?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You will find that brewers have different preferences. Personally, I like the plastic bucket for a primary. It's inexpensive, and easy to clean. For the secondary, I like glass carboys. Glass seems to cause the beer/wine to clear better. If I had a lot of money, I'd probably get a stainless steel Fermenator.
2/21/2005 -- What type of glass is this Carboy?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Standard clear glass.
2/13/2005 -- I have a mini fridge and am wondering what the dimentions of this carboy are so that I can brew throughout the hot summer? thanks.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It measures 16" high, and is about 8.75" in diameter.
10/20/2004 -- I would like to put coins in the 3 gallon glass Carboy. Can a 50 cent piece fit through the top? How about a silver dollar?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The opening is 1 5/16" in diameter. Sorry, I don't have either of those coins to check it!
5/2/2004 -- Iwas wondering if you have or can get a one gallon carboy with rubberstoppers and airlock...If you can please let me know as soon as posible i plan to be making a gallon of lilac wine soon and it would be great to have a new secondary.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We have now added them to our Fermenters and Carboys category as well. We also added an option for airlocks and stoppers. Click here:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&ProductID=1276
2/28/2004 -- Being new to the home brew scene, I had a question about glass carboys. During the fermentation process, due to it being clear glass, do I need to keep it somewhere void of light?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It takes quite a LOT of light to harm beer or wine. Flourescent light and direct sunlight are the worst, and regular (incandescent) room light is much less harmful, so usually this is not an issue. There is certainly no harm in covering up your carboy, however. Many people do; using old t-shirts, and even specially designed carboy covers. . . .
12/19/2003 -- I am having trouble keeping the temp in the room I am making wine between 70 and 75 degrees as specified in the wine kit I have. I live in Colorado and often the temp at night dips way down, and in the day it can get quite warm. I am not around at all times to adjust the thermastat. Could I solve this problem by wrapping the carboy with . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sure. We have a Brew Heat Pad that works very nicely. It's basically a hard plastic heating pad for carboys. If it's too warm during the day, just get a cheap lamp timer, and have it turn on only at night.Here is a link:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&ProductID=1129
10/23/2003 -- I noticed most of the malt extract brew kits are 5 gallon batches. Will a 5 gallon carboy be sufficient for fermentation, or will I need a 6 gallon carboy to allow for foaming? Thanks, I'm new to this.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We recommend going larger for the primary. That's why we put 6.5 gallon plastic fermenters in our equipment kits. You can use a larger carboy of course, but the 6.5 gallon "bucket" type fermenter allows for the foaming, doesn't break, cleans up easier, and is less weight for shipping. Hey...we were all new to this at one time. No shame in . . .
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