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
10/26/2009 -- What is the shelf life of whole grain? How about crushed grain?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It depends on the conditions of your shelf, of course! Cool and dry conditions are best.From a practal standpoint, grains can be stored uncrushed, in unopened bags for a year or maybe even more at room temperature. If it is crushed, perhaps 1/2 of that.All grains should be stored away from moisture, sealed, and especialy protected from bugs and rodents!
2/16/2009 -- I'm new to homebrewing and have progressed to all grain brewing, I'm really just wondering now what the difference is between 2 row, 6 row, pale ale malt and pilsner malt, they all seem to have really close to the same lovebond rating, I guess the biggest difference would be in the flavor but which one's have what flavor?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Basically, it´s more a matter of color and enzymes. Let´s use 2 row as your ´base´grain. 6-row will taste the same, but have more enzymes (useful for converting wheat mashes, for instance).Pilsner malt will be just a ´titch´lighter in color, with enzymes similar to 2-row. Useful in pilsner, for instance.
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 actually answer as long as it's business hours!
7/9/2007 -- I need some malted barley to use in barley tea (mixed with roasted barley, chickory). I am looking for a malted barley with as high a sugar content as possible.What product would you recommend?Thanks --
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Barley is mostly starch until it is converted into sugars by mashing. Without getting into all the details, it involves steeping the (crushed) grain in hot water (about 150 deg F) for perhaps an hour and then removing the grains from the water. Is this is what you want (sweet barley water or tea), then our American 2-Row is the best choice. If you want a more "carmelized" sweetness, then Crystal Malts (in our specialty grain category) is what you want. They come in a variety of colors from light to dark.Beer is usually made mostly from 2-Row because it converts from starch to sugars quite easily, and the sugars can be fermented. If you don't ferment the "tea", it will be quite sweet. You can also MIX 2-Row and perhaps 10% Crystal Malt for an extra "complex" flavor.
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on SaturdaysHere is a video of the place:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XITake a look around!
8/17/2006 -- I just recieved my first order, evrything was in order. Thanks.My question is: How much Brown Malt can be used in a Mild? Does it have enough enzymes to convert itself? Should I use Mild ale malt with a smaller proportion of Brown malt?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would not go more than 2-3 lbs per 5 gallons in a mild. Use Marris Ottem Pale Ale malt for the balance of the recipe. Yes, there are SOME enzymes left in brown malt, and it will convery under idea circumstances, but it is best to mix with an enzyme rich base malt, like Pale Ale malt.
4/21/2005 -- where do i go to buy bulk grain for my grain mill?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No need to go anywhere. We sell grain in bulk (usually 50 or 55 lb bags). Here is a link to the 2-Row grain:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Product=1214
1/2/2004 -- How do I order grains in multiples less than a pound? ( i.e. 3/4lb, 12oz etc)
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We've now fixed our website. Click on "Options" and then you can select either pounds OR ounces! Remember, 1 pound = 16 ounces
7/17/2003 -- How do you package grain for shipment?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Typically, we heat seal it into clear plastic bags. If needed they are "double bagged" just in case.You can have it crushed, or uncrushed. We can either mix the grains together or package them separately. These are the "options" you see on the right side of the screen.
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