5/26/2011 -- I'm looking for barley malt syrup for making bagels.Is there a difference between barley malt syrup for baking and for making beer?Thanks for your help
Response From Homebrew Heaven: None at all, providing it is UNhopped malt extract. We sell a fair amount of it for bagel making. It is available in both syrup form (in bulk) and in powder form, called dry malt extract.
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
2/20/2010 -- coopers calls for one kilogram of corn sugar or one litre of Hi-maltose syrup and i want to use ur dme. what i understand is that a kilo is about 2.2 lbs if im wrong correct me, so i should be able to get your 5lbs bag and make 2 batches am i correct? also how would i use your bulk lme towards this?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You are correct. A 5 lb bag of dry malt extract will do nicely for two 5-gallon batches (along with the Cooper's kits).Liquid malt extract can be used in the same way. A liter of malt extract weighs about 3.5 lbs.You will find that measuring dry malt extract is consideraby easier, however.
6/7/2009 -- New to this... What's the difference between using the dry malt extract (much cheaper) or the liquid malt extract?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They are fundamentally the same products, it's just that the malt extract syrup has about 20% water content, and the dry malt extract is well...dry. It is used in different proportions as well. If a recipe calls for 7 lbs of malt extract syrup, you can substitute about 5 lbs of dry malt extract to make the same beer.
3/19/2009 -- In your opinion which is better LME or DME? I've done a few of your kits (they're great!) now I want to try a recipe beer from scratch...
Response From Homebrew Heaven: LME (liquid malt extract syrup) and DME (dry malt extract powder) are exactly the same (in terms of quality), in my opinion. The only real difference is that LME contains about 20% water. Any recipe can be "adjusted" accordingly to obtain the same starting gravity.LME can also discolor somewhat with prolonged storage. DME does not. This shouldn't be a factor as long as you aren't using really "old" LME. We don't sell that. The only reason I bring it up is that some folks have tried to brew a quality beer using a few cans of LME that has been in "uncle Earl's" garage for years. Bad idea. Especially if the cans are bulging...
3/6/2009 -- just wondering what grains your Pale Malt Extract Syrup is made from. is it 2-row or a blend? thanks
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Just 2-row. Plain and simple!
1/27/2009 -- What is the PPG rating of your Liquid Malts?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: For the bulk malt extracts, it is 37 PPG.
10/17/2008 -- Some recipes call for malt syrup, some for dry extract. If a recipe calls for 7 lbs of malt syrup but I have dry extract I want to use how much should I use? What is the conversion factor?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I this case, you would use about 5.5 lbs of dry malt extract. Use about 20% less dry malt extract compared to malt syrup.
5/20/2008 -- I would like to purchase 7 lbs of the bulk pale malt extract. This matches your minimum quantity. When entering my order online should I select a quantity of 1 to receive 7 lbs or a quanity of 7? Thank you for your help.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Enter 7 to purchase 7 lbs.
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!
12/23/2007 -- How do these ship? I'm thinking of buying several 50+ pound bulks. If it's in a barrell, I'd need some kind of dispensing spout. If they ship in 3-5lb containers then I won't need to worry about it. How many pounds is an even barrell? Do you sell spouts for the barrells?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Malt extract syrup runs about 14 lbs per gallon. For small orders, we typically ship in 1/2 gallon screwtop containers of 7 lbs each. When someone orders more, like 50 lbs, we typically ship in 5 gallon (food grade) buckets. No, they do not have pour spouts. If you need to have it in 7 lb containers, just let us know in the "Customer Comments" section at checkout.
11/23/2007 -- Hi - What is the degrees L for your bulk Pale ME? I'm looking for something similar to John Bull Maris Otter (which I believe is about 3.5 degrees L) to brew a XMAS spice ale.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Lovibond ratings are not usually used for malt EXTRACTS, only for the grains themselves, like Maris Otter. Because color will vary depending on how it is USED by the brewer (concentration of extract in the beer, boil time etc etc) the color rating has little meaning with respect to extracts.Our malt extract is a very light color, and will do nicely for your Xmas spice ale. As a rough guide, ours will typically be from 2-6 lovibond when using about 4.2 lbs in a 5 gallon batch.
1/31/2007 -- I'm interested in purchasing pale malted barley. I would prefer to use an extract versus using grain brewing. It appears that the pale malt extract syrup would be the appropriate extract. I prefer using dry extracts. Which of the DME's is equivalent to this extract syrup?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Usually, the term "pale malted barley" refers to grain, like 2-row. Malt extract is what is made FRoM it. For a dry malt extract, that would be our HH Dry Malt Extract - Light. Here is a link to that category:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/Category25
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!
10/16/2006 -- I have made home brew for forty years. But I have always used Blue Ribbon Malt Extract. From your description that sounds like supposed "dry?" Is that correct? Over the years, Blue Ribbon changed to a metric accommodating size. Originally, I would use one can to five gallons along with my other contents. I have no way to determine what you are selling. Do you sell it in cans? The person writing about storage has a valid question. If you only sell bulk and "dry" is really thicker syrup, is refrigeration necessary? Will you ship UPS rather than USPO? And how would that compare? I live in Wisconsin 53919.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: As far as I know, Blue Ribbon malt extract hasn't been produced for at least 10-15 years. It was an extract syrup, not dry. It came in hopped and unhopped versions. We sell both canned (syrup) malt extracts and dry (powder form) malt extract, as well as an unhopped syrup in bulk form. Dry malt extract is not a thicker syrup, it is actually dry powder.We normally ship by Fedex to Wisconsin. Fedex is a little cheaper for you than either UPS or USPO. Shipping cost is based on weight of purchase.
10/31/2005 -- You mentioned in your FAQ that you ship 50# orders in a bucket. What is the best way to store and dispense the liquid? I would only use portions at a time and certainly wouldn't want the leftovers to spoil.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You could pour it into 1/2 gallon or 1 gallon sealable containers. a 1/2 gallon container holds about 7 lbs of malt extract.
2/20/2004 -- What are the advantages of Dry Malt Extract over Liquid Malt Extract? Dry seems that it would be easier to handle and store, but I have always used liquid...is there any reason not to use DME for my next homebrew?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Absolutely none. It is really the same product, with all the water removed.Dry malt extract is easier to use and store alright. You can use less, as well, because all the water has been removed. It is about 20% more concentrated than the syrup type, so if you use say 7 lbs of syrup, only about 5 lbs of dry malt extract is required. Saves $$ on shipping, too!
2/16/2004 -- I'm interested in purchasing 50 lbs of bulk extract - what sort of container(s) would be used to ship this? How large would the containers be?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It would be shipped in a single 5 gallon plastic bucket, approximately 17" high and perhaps 14" in diameter.
11/18/2003 -- How much will cost to buy by internet 60 pounds of your malt extract Bulk amber malt including transportation to St. paul, Minnesota?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Actually, for any item, you can just add it to your online shopping cart, and then click on "Determine shipping and sales tax". Your actual cost will appear. For this item, the cost is $108 for the malt extract, and $39.00 for shipping to MN ($147.00 total).
9/27/2003 -- How many lbs. of this malt extract would we need to brew 10L of beer? Your prompt response is greatly apprectiated.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That would, of course, depend on the style of beer. For a light lager, maybe 2-2.5 lbs. For a heavier style, like bock, maybe 4-4.5 lbs in a 10L (2.5 U.S. gallons) batch.
7/4/2003 -- How much dme does it take to equal 1 lb. of bulk liquid extract?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: DME is about 20% more concentrated (by weight) than liquid malt extract. So:0.8 lb DME = 1 lb LME or,1 lb DME = 1.2 LME
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