12/4/2014 – How do you determine when you need to replace gaskets? Thanks.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Just look for cracking in the rubber, compressed rubber (dimpling) or leakage. I find that people replace feel good about replacing them, but often there is no real need. I have been using the same gaskets for years.
7/27/2010 – I want to buy a kit that would enable me to do both beer and wine. A friend argues I should go with the wine kit and add the beer brewing stuff. Please let me know exactly what I need to purchase. Also, I intend to use ceramic top beer bottles for my beer. What's the best way to clean them? Do you sell the rubber piece (gaskets) they . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: In general, I would say your friend is on the right track, assuming you have a lot of flip-top bottles around. Those bottles are pretty handy. See below for a link to the replacement gaskets.If you are thinking of making wine from your own juice, fresh fruit etc, then the 5 gallon wine making kit is a good choice. If you want to make wine . . .
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
10/12/2008 – I have three 1 liter bottles with the flip top and need to replace the rubber gasket. They measure about 1 1/4" DIA with a 3/8th inch hole.Are they available? and what is the minimum number I can purchase?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It sounds like our gaskets. They measure about 1" with a 3/8" hole. They fit most 1 liter flip top bottles. We sell them in bags of 100.Here is a link to that productWe do have a $15 minimum purchase requirement for mailorder.
10/10/2008 – need some replacement gaskets, saw them on your site but didn't see the size listed. What is the size of the SKU F38C replacement gaskets? thanks.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They fit all the standard "grolsch" type bottles, with the flip tops. They don't fit some large "growler" type bottles, however.
6/23/2008 – Are you supposed to sanitize the gaskets in bleach water with a hot water rinse? or is there a special way of sanitizing them?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We like to use Iodophor sanitizer. It is very inexpensive, non-caustic, and very easy to use. We DON'T like bleach as a sanitizer. Here is a link to IodophorWhatever you do, DON'T boil them. A friend of ours did that, and forgot they were on the stove. You guessed it, the pan boiled dry and then caught the gaskets on fire. Smoked up . . .
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 Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, 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!
6/27/2007 – I have actual Grolsch bottles and rinsed and boiled them. I am not ready to bottle quite yet and was wondering if I could just seal the bottles and they would remain "sanitized" until bottling or did I waste my time and have to re-sanitize when it's time to bottle? Are the Grolsch type seals good enough to keep the bottles sanitized for . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, sealing them off should be fine. I wouldn't boil them in the future however, I would use a good sanitizer like Iodophor to sanitize. Much easier, more effective and doesn't harm the rubber gaskets. As long as the gasket (seals) are not cracked, they should be just fine for a very long time.We have the replacement gaskets as well . . .
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 Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on Saturdaysand 11:00am-3pm on Sundays
9/25/2006 – I am starting to collect bottles from around town. I heard rumor from a friend that if I used a clear bottle I needed to do something additional to the beer, but then from another I heard that was for green bottles.Does is matter the color of glass bottle used in brewing? If so, what is the best glass color. And what additional work does . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Clear and green bottles allow harmful light rays to affect the beer. If you keep your beer away from intense light, especially sunlight and florescent lights, it's not an issue.Brown beer bottles are the best, without a doubt.
6/20/2005 – I have some of those bottles with ceramic closures and rubber gaskets. I got new gaskets. Is there a way to sanitize those. Boilng, Iodophor, bleach, etc. What is the best way?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Iodophor is probably the best way. I would NEVER use bleach. I am reminded of a friends experience when he boiled his rubber gaskets. He got busy, and forgot about them on his stove. Of course the water boiled away, and then the gaskets caught fire, causing a black soot to be deposited (along with a nasty smell) throughout his kitchen. . . .
2/6/2005 – I have a lot of Fischer e z cap bottles, which have been in storage for a few years, some have traces of dried water / beer in them. How can I clean these, or would you recommend starting off with new bottles?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Those are nice bottles. We recommend soaking them overnight in Super Grunge Remover. Here is a link to that product:Follow that with rinsing and sanitizing with Iodophor. If any of the gaskets are cracked, we have replacements.
2/1/2005 – Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
8/5/2004 – Are the flip-top gaskets good for more than one bottling? i.e. Do they require replacement after one bottling or only when the gasket deteriorates to a point that it will probably not maintain a seal under pressure.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Absolutely. There is no need to replace them unless they show signs of deterioration. Will reasonable care, you should get MANY uses from a gasket.
11/10/2003 – do these come with gaskets or do you need to buy them separately?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, these bottles come with the necessary gaskets. We also sell replacement gaskets if you need them.
11/2/2003 – My father wants to make root beer. I understand that you have ingredients for the root beer but where can i get the equipment to bottle and make the root beer in?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here at Homebrew Heaven! We have bottling equipment in the Beer Brewing section, and food grade buckets etc in the Carboys/Fermenters section.See below for the links to take you there
11/2/2003 – It seems like saving the bottles from rubber-gasket sealed beers is a good way to build a supply of containers (eg. Grolsch bottles). Any problem with this? I'm just starting to educate myself before beginning to homebrew. Your website looks good.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, using "flip-top", or Grolsch-style bottles is a good way to go. Very handy to use. We sell the replacement gaskets if you want to replace them.Thank you for the kind words about our website. We work hard on it, and think it's pretty darn good too!
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