9/9/2011 -- How do we fill these wine bags?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The easiest way I have found is to simply siphon off from your carboy directly into the bag (remove the spigot first, of course). Use a racking cane, 5/16" siphon tubing and a bottle filler to 'git 'er done'. Links to those products provided below.
11/23/2010 -- I am a first time brewer and I am looking at equipment. i would like to use the 24" racking cane with the 3/8" hose and the 3/8" inch bottle filler. Are these parts compatible?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We like to use the 5/16" hose between the racking cane and the bottle filler. It's a tight fit, but the hose stretches somewhat and that is what you want. The 3/8" hose will work, but sometimes it will let a little air in, and you can lose your siphon that way.
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
7/21/2009 -- I've gotta say, i love your site, whoever is the webmaster/designer deserves a pat on the back.(1) If i was to just buy a 3 gallon bottle (the kind you buy at a grocery store to dispense water at home) would i have to worry about flavors from one batch carrying over to another batch?(2) What size stopper do the one gallon jugs take? . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Thank you. We work hard on our website, and it's nice to hear that it shows!1) Probably not. As long as it's food grade, it should be good unless you decide to make pickles in it or something silly like that. We can't speak for all plastic water jugs, of course. 3 gallons isn't very big, either. With the foaming that occurs during fermentation . . .
5/11/2008 -- i am getting the delux kit and it comes with a beer theif. i was thinking about buying a bottle filler. are these two things the same, can one be used as the other? Thank you this Q&A is the most helpful thing for a beginer
Response From Homebrew Heaven: With the DeLuxe Kit, you get both. No need to buy anything else. They are quite different things, and used differently. The Thief is used to withdraw samples of your beer for testing purposes, and to float your hydrometer in it. The Bottle Filler is attached to the end of your siphon hose, and is used to start/stop the flow into . . .
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 . . .
4/12/2007 -- I just got done bottling using the bottle filler you offer. It did it's job well and worked much better than an open hose, but when I got a good siphon the filler would shoot the beer out of it so quickly that I got a pretty good amount of foam. I had to bottle in two passes so that my bottles wouldn't overflow. My carboy was on top of my . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Just lower the carboy (or raise the bottles) somewhat to reduce the "head pressure".
3/4/2007 -- I had ordered a fermenting bucket earlier from your company with air lock and spigot, and bottles I have just ordered two more buckets with just the air locks.A bottle filler with 3/8" hose, and racking cane with hose. Is this all I need to get started? I was told I would need a seperate bucket to transfer beer to a bottling bucket.That is . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It sounds like plenty of buckets. Again, I am not sure what ELSE you have. Test equipment (hydrometer, test jar)?Brew pot to cook in?Bottle capper, caps?Ingredients?There are lots of other items that are "nice" to have, like a wort chiller, but you can get by without one. A glass carboy is nice, too.Here is a list of what . . .
3/4/2007 -- what else do I need to order to go with bottle filler? I am new a making my own beer.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not sure, from your question. You will need some hardware (fermenter, test equipment, airlocks, siphon hose etc). We have equipment kits for that, if you need more. Not sure what you HAVE...
12/13/2006 -- When I ordered my kit I had you install a spigot in the bucket (to make a bottling bucket). Is there an easy way to attach the bottle filler to the spigot?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Try using a 3/8" ID hose to attach the bottle filler, or simply siphon it instead of using the spigot. You have a racking cane for that purpose (in the kit).
12/8/2005 -- I am new to wine making and one of the most frustrating problems is racking it. I started with gallon jugs and that wasn't too bad, but I have moved up to using a 6 gallon carboy, and my hand pump system with a tee is not working very well, and it takes quite a while to siphon. My question is which method works the best from your experience? . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That sounds like an AWFUL system. You need this product, the Auto-Sipon. Here is a link to it:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/Product136This is a HUGE improvement over what you are doing. Also get about 4 feet of 5/16" ID tubing, and a Bottle Filler:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/Product88andhttp://www.nexternal.com/hombre . . .
8/31/2005 -- What are the instructions for using this device sucessfully?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Using your racking cane (or autosiphon) and 5/16" ID hose, start a siphon. Insert the bottle filler into the open end. To fill bottles, push down on the bottle filler. Lift up to stop the flow. Fill bottles to the very top. When you remove the bottle filler, it will leave the correct headspace in the bottle.
2/12/2004 -- what size hose should i get for the bottle filler?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The 5/16" ID hose makes a good, tight fit.
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