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
9/12/2009 -- LOVE YOUR KITS!! HAVE PURCHASED A FEW FROM YOU. YOU GUYS ARE GREAT -- KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ABV OF KANGAROO TAIL ALE? AND WITH THIS PARTICULAR BEER, WHAT INGREDIENT(S) DO YOU RECOMMEND TO INCREASE THE ABV? I LIKE BEERS IN THE 7+ ABV RANGE.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Thanks, we like them too!Kangaroo Tail Ale falls right on 5% alcohol by volume (ABV). Getting to 7% will alter the flavor some, but it's not hard to do. Try using 1.5 lb of light dry malt extract, as well as 1.5 lb corn sugar to the boil.That takes care of the ABV, but you might find it a little light in hops (used to offset the sweetness of malt). To correct for THAT, try adding about another 1/4 oz of hops to the beginning of the boil. Not too important what KIND, but New Zealand Hallertauer Pellet Hops would work well for this.
8/28/2009 -- I am brewing my first beer using the Mr. Beer kit and so far things seem to be going well. I thought next I would like to try a Munton's American Style Light Beer. For the 2.5 gal Mr. Beer fermenter would I use half of the Munton's American Style Light Beer can? Would I just add an amount of corn sugar if so how much? I've been having trouble finding corn sugar. I wanted to use corn sugar to prime my bottles but ended up using granulated cane sugar.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You should use just 1/2 a can of Munton's extract along with about 1 lb of corn sugar.We have the extract and the corn sugar.
7/15/2009 -- I have used White Pure Cane Granulated Sugar for the additional 2 pounds. Can I use that with this Malt or would you recommend Corn Sugar?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would definately recommend using1) Dry malt extract, or 2) corn sugarfor the additional 2 pounds. Either one will improve your beer. Dry malt extract (DME) will add a richer, malty flavor. Corn sugar will be lighter in color, but not as malty.For my tastes, I go with malt extract. Especially with an IPA which has lots of hops to offset the malt.I would NEVER use granulated white (cane) sugar. It imparts a "cider-like" taste to your beer. It's that "tang" that people point to when they object to homebrew beer. It was common to do that long ago, but there is no need to make bad beer. Make good beer instead!
2/28/2009 -- I have never tried corn sugar for the other two pounds needed for the kit, what is the taste difference? I usally use dry malt.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Your beer will taste less "malty" and have more pronounced hop bitterness. Some would say that corn sugar will produce a cider-like "twang", if that makes sense. It's hard to describe flavors...Your beer will also be lighter in color and have slightly more alcohol.
2/7/2009 -- Can this sugar be used for bottling?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it is very good for that. Carbonates quickly and leaves little residue.
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!
11/5/2006 -- 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!
1/16/2004 -- I want to use corn sugar to increase the alcohol content of my brew. I realize that it is a very simple easily fermentable sugar. When during the boil should it be added? I know that is does not need to break down like the sugars in the malt extract. That makes me think it would be added partway through or at the end.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It can be added at any time during the boil. Boil time is not critical...just long enough to sanitize is all.
12/23/2003 -- For each pound of dextrose added,what is the increase in alcohol percent?(1,2,3%...?)
Response From Homebrew Heaven: For a 5 gallon batch, each pound of corn sugar (dextrose) adds very close to 1% alcohol by volume. This corresponds to an increase in specific gravity by 0.007
9/28/2003 -- Is this the same Dextrose that is used for weighlifting?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it is. Same stuff.We also have maltodextrin, that is used to "bulk up".
8/6/2003 -- Is there a difference between corn and cane sugar as far as adding it to wine?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, a few...First off, if a recipe calls for 1 lb. of cane sugar, you need to use about 1.2 lb to get the equivalent amount of corn sugar. If the recipe specifies 1 lb of corn sugar, use 0.8 lb of cane sugar. This is due to the different structure of the two sugars themselves. Corn sugar is dextrose, a very simple sugar that is not quite as sweet as cane sugar (sucrose).Additinally, because corn sugar is such a simple sugar, it doesn't need to "break down" before the yeast can attack (and eat) it. This will result in a faster starting, faster fermenting wine. Corn sugar can give the wine a more crisp, cleaner flavor. This is a good choice for most white wines or wines with a lighter, more delicate flavor. Cane sugar will work well too, however, so if you only have one...use it!
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