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. 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 from our varietal wine kits (an excellent way . . .
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
6/10/2009 -- Im trying to find some heavy, unthreaded glass 12 oz. bottles for my root beer brewing...Do you have any idea where I can find them?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sure, from us!Here is a link to that product:http://store.homebrewheaven.com/Product57
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. Here is a link to that product:http://store.homebrewheaven.com/Product158Whatever 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. . . .
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!
1/12/2007 -- I am getting ready to make my first kit which I got from you (West Coast Blonde Ale). In anticipating bottling is there a big difference in plastic versus glass? I'm refering specifically to the 25 oz plastic bottle on your site - seems like a good size and easy with twist tops. Shipping would be very reasonable comparatively also. Are . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Very little difference at all. Maybe for LONG term storage glass is better, but hey...who does that? I prefer to drink my beer than to look at it.Yes, they are re-usable.
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 SaturdaysHere is a video of the place:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XITake a look around!
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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