12/20/2011 -- Hello, I am ordering the Shamrock Stout kit and wish to add some flaked oats.Can you tell me how much oats to add by weight to yield nice traditional oatmeal stout? Also is it correct that the oats are simply added to the grains bag and included in the initial heating of the water?Thanks, Bill Costa
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Try using about 1/2 lb of flaked oats per 5 gallon batch. Correct, simply add to your grain bag during the initial heating of the water.Enjoy!
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!
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!
8/12/2005 -- I have a Belgian White recipe that calls out the use of 1 pound of STEEL CUT OATS. I am unable to find these anywhere and I am curious if I can use FLAKED OATS as an alternative?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes. It is the same thing.
6/4/2005 -- I just ordered your Shamrock Stout Kit, but would really like to try making an oatmeal stout. I see that you sell the flaked oats on HBH online, but I forgot to order them with the beer kit. Can I use rolled oats from the grocery store or do I need to use "flaked oats", and what is the diference, if any? Thanks HBH!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: There is absolutely no difference. Rolled oats from the grocery store are the same thing. If you want to include some on your order, we can do it, however. Just let us know!For an oatmeal stout, we recommend about 1/2 pound of rolled oats, steeped with the specialty grains.
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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