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
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!
11/11/2006 -- HOw many hops do you get in 2 ounces
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The hops you get in the package are either flowers (leaf hops) or ground up flowers (pellet hops). How many? Impossible to say. 2 oz worth...
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!
5/21/2006 -- If a recipe calls for 1 oz of whole hops, how much do you use of pellets? what if the rule of thumb for the conversion?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It's very much the same, i.e. 1:1Some people use 0.8 oz pellets for 1.0 oz of leaf hops, however. I suspect they feel more scientific doing this, but I'm not convinced they could really tell the difference.Hop utilization depends on more things than the weight of the hops used. It is also a function of the specific gravity (thickness) of the boil, minerals in the water, and other factors.
6/4/2005 -- How long can hop pellets last unrefrigerated?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Properly sealed away from air, they will still be ok after about 6 months, but they will lose some of their aromatic qualities. The bitterness will still be there.
2/18/2005 -- How much bittering hops would you guys recommend to add to an IPA? I hear that you can never add to much to an IPA. My fear is that I wouldn't add enough.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Most IPA's run about 40-60 IBU's for bitterness. In a 5 gallon batch, that is equivalent to about 6-10 ounces of Cascade hops, for example.
2/18/2005 -- Is adding Dry hops just letting the hops dry out before adding them?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Hops normally ARE dried before using. If you mean "dry hopping"...that is a technique whereby you add more hops after the boil, like in your fermenter or even in your keg. The objective of dry hopping is to add additional hop aroma, but not bitterness.
1/13/2005 -- Are hops(as far as boiling,aroma,flavor,etc) placed under one of these categories based on when they are thrown into the brew, or is there a big difference between the hops themselves?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Both, really.Hops added at the beginning of the boil add bitterness. Hops added toward the end of the boil add flavor, and hops added at the very end add aroma.Some hop varieties are considered boiling (bittering) hops, like Galena and Columbus because that is how they are typically used AND they have high alpha acid rating that also contribute to bitterness. Other hops, like Saaz and Hallertauer have superior flavor and aroma and for that reason are used at the end of the boil. These are typically low alpha varieties of hops.There is NOTHING, however prohibiting you from using a (traditional) bittering hop for aroma, or an aromatic hop for bittering. Some very interesting beers are created in that way. That is one of the (fun) variables that home brewers use to create their own unique brews!
9/27/2004 -- My secondary fermintation has stopped bubbling, but there is still hops floating on the surface. Should I wait for this to fall to the bottom? Or...should I wait???
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You can try gently stirring the top; this will sometimes dislodge them so they can fall to the bottom. Otherwise, I would wait.
5/20/2004 -- I am following a recipe out of north american clone brews, page 107 Mirror pond pale ale. Recipe calls for a total of 22 cascade AAUs. How do i figure out how many Oz i need. Thank you for your time.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: AAU's stand for alpha acid units...just a way of standardizing the bitterness of a recipe. Big deal. To obtain 22 AAU's in your beer, divide 22 by the actual alpha acid for the hops you are using (marked on the package). For example, if you have some cascade hops that are marked 7.5 alpha, just divide 22 by 7.5 to obtain the ounces required. In this example, it is about 2.9 ounces. Easy, huh?
9/9/2003 -- How are the hops shipped? Are they cold at all?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, they are shipped as normal. WE keep them refrigerated, of course, prior to shipping. In our experience, a few days in transit won't make a noticable difference in aroma. If you are concerned, however, you could order a frozen gel pack to be shipped with your hops. They are available in the liquid yeast section of our website.
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