4/17/2011 -- How many lbs. of wheat malt extract syrup would it take to make around 2.5 gallons? Also how much sugar and yeast should I use?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would use at about 3 lbs of liquid malt extract, or about 2.5 lbs of dry malt extact to make 2.5 gallons of wheat beer.I would NOT use sugar in the boil. Use at least 10 grams of dry beer yeast (like Nottingham Ale Yeast) per 2.5 gallons. To prime (carbonate) the bottles, us about 0.5 cup corn sugar after fermentation at bottling. . . .
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
12/24/2009 -- I have an amber ale recipe calling for LME and crystal crushed malt to which I had planned to add wheat. For the wheat, I purchased torrified wheat from you. That might have been a mistake on my part. I see that one of your posted Q&A answers states that torrified wheat needs to be mashed along with grain containing enzymes and if it's not . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, sorry, but adding malt extract to the torrified wheat will do nothing towards converting the torrified wheat. There are no remaining enzymes in the malt extract.If you want to add some wheat, it's easy to do by adding a portion wheat malt extract. It's either that or adding some 6-row (or 2-row) to the torrified in order to mash (convert) . . .
6/7/2009 -- Once this product has been opened... If not used up entirely, what's the shelf life?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Hard to say...If it is sealed up well, and not exposed to oxygen or bacteria, it can last a long time. It will last much longer too, if it is refrigerated. My gut feeling that will "normal" handling at room temperature it will probably last a month or so. I would NOT use it if you see signs of spoilage on it, or if the can is swelled. . . .
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. . . .
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.
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 . . .
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!
1/29/2005 -- My question is on the viability of of the malt extract. How cold does it need to be kept, and what is the shelf life, if I buy 50 or more lbs?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Well, cool is best. If you have a cold basement or garage, it will last considerably longer. The most important thing is to minimize the exposure to air. Using C02 to top it off, it will last for perhaps 6-10 months, maybe longer. If left open to the air, much less.
3/14/2004 -- I was told by a fellow homebrewer that it is tricky to achieve the true clove and banana flavors of a hefeweizen. He said that it is necessary to drop the temperature to a specific degree for a period of time,(a day or two?)then raise it to a another specific temperature during fermentation. Is this true or is it o.k. to keep the temperature . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Actually, it's quite easy. The "secret" is using the right yeast. The most pronounced clove and banana flavors are produced by the Wyeast #3068 Wheinstephen yeast. Using this yeast, lower temperatures tend toward the "clove" flavor, and warm temperatures will produce more "banana" like flavors. Keeping it at about 65 deg F is about right for . . .
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).
7/16/2003 -- Is this a 60/40 blend or 100% wheat?Does it work well as a base malt for a HEFE?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is actually a 60% wheat, 40% barley blend that is especially good for hefeweizen style beers.
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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