8/7/2013 – Please tell me all the ingredients I need to make wine. Is there a ready made mix I could use.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Hi Gigi. Glad you found us. Gotta tell you that your question is a little vague. We're here to help, we just need a little more information. It's like someone who asks "all the ingredients to bake a cake, is there a ready made mix".... ? There are many ways to bake a cake, many different types of cake, and ways to go about it.SO, we . . .
5/2/2012 – I am new to this brewing my own beer soda & wine. Your kits only have the brewing tools & not the mixing ingredients right?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Welcome to our hobby/obsession!Yes, we sell the brewing equipment kits (tools) separately from the ingredients for making beer/wine/sodas. The Equipment Kits are a one time purchase, and you can choose the type of beer you like from our Ingredient Kits. We put together about 15 different recipe kits that get you started in the right way. . . .
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
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!
9/29/2007 – I am looking into wine making and have been looking at your kits. Both of your wine kits contain a primary (plastic) and secondary (glass) fermenter. Many of the fruit wine recipes I have found call for racking the wine about 3 times. For the purpose of racking, should I purchase a second glass carboy to rack into? Or should I rack into the . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We understand. Yes, if you intend to reack your wine 3 times, it would be handy to have a 2nd carboy. Not all wines require this however.It can be done by racking to the primary, and then racking to the clean carboy, but it involves an extra step. I wouldn't POUR it, however, I would siphon the wine to avoid mixing with oxygen along . . .
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
6/7/2006 – Can the fermenters and carboys be used for either beer making or wine making? If I want to do both, which kit should I be looking at?Trying to figure out the biggest bang for my buck!
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Understood. It seems like we get less and less bang every day (for the buck). In this case, it helps that you can use much of the same equipment for both beer and wine(fermenter, carboy, airlocks, siphon, hydrometer & test jar etc etc.).For MY buck, I would get the Wine Making Equipment Kit and supplement it with a capper and some caps . . .
1/20/2006 – Is it illegal to make wine in Iowa, if not, is there a limit to how much you can make?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not as far as the feds are concerned. You are allowed to make 100 gallons of wine per adult per household per year. We are certainly not Iowa attorneys, but I susupect Iowa follows along with the feds.
3/21/2004 – do i need to buy a whole new kit every time i want to make wine?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not the equipment, no. That is a one-time purchase. You will only need the ingredients.If you like red wines, go here:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&CategoryID=65 If you like whites, go here:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&CategoryID=64 If you like fruit wines, go here:http://www.nexternal.com . . .
3/4/2004 – OK, now what? If I buy the complete kit what else do I need to start making great wine? I don't want to wait to get the kit and have to read the book and then find I have to order other things and then have to wait. Tell me all the things I should order now so when it all comes I can pick up your book and read and make. . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The Complete Wine Equipment Kit (6 Gallon) is really quite complete...just select a type of wine (ingredients) that you like to go with it (from Varietal Wine Kits, either red or white as you prefer). Yes, there is a book included, but many people just charge ahead using the instruction sheet supplied with the ingredients. They are really . . .
1/21/2004 – To HBH... I don't have a question for you for I am writing to say thank you for all your support, prompt service, education, enlightening humor, quality products and excellent web page. I have purchased my entire home brewery including extras, and a complete wine making system from HBH and could not be more satisfied! Shipping is prompt . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Wow, Aaron. We're blushing! I will be sure to post your kind words for the staff to see.It's true, we enjoy what we do, and we enjoy hearing back from customers. Quite often we don't, and it's good to hear that we are doing something right.Enjoy your new setup, and happy brewing to you!Ralph
12/19/2003 – A friend of mine who used to homebrew wine and beer in the 1970s told me the the B.A.T.F. (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) limits you to brewing something like 5 gallons per year for personal use. (It may have been more than that, it was a long time ago when he told me this and I forgot the fine details) He also said if you brew . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Either your friend's memory ain't so good, or the story has evolved over the years.Since the Carter administration, you are allowed to make 100 gallons of beer and another 100 gallons of wine per year, per adult without violating any sort of federal law (in the U.S). That's a LOT. If you can consume that much, you're doing better than . . .
12/8/2003 – If I purchase a winemaking kit, does that include bottles and everything that I would need? If not, what else do I need to purchase. This would be a gift.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The Wine Making Equipment Kits contain all the hardware necessary (fermenters, corker, siphon equipment, test equipment etc) except for wine bottles. Often, people save and re-use the bottles, and they won't be needed for about 30 days in any case. We sell them if you need them.The ingredients, like the varietal wine kits, contain all . . .
11/27/2003 – i have access to lots of kiwi and would like to know the proper process to make wine from them. which of you products would be best to use. the cost of your product to produce a sweet wine. i have 8 acres of kiwi. i would like to experiment on diffent ways to make it. when i find which i like best to make it in large amounts.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: This equipment kit (or the Complete Wine Making Equipment Kit - 6 Gallon) would be ideal for refining your process. To make multiple batches, just as as many 6 gallon glass carboys as necessary. When you go commercial, we can help with that as well.Kiwi wine is something I would love to try! Maybe you can send us a bottle! See below for . . .
11/26/2003 – I come from a long line of Italian wine makers, unfortunatly the last of the breed, my grandfather, died several years ago before I could grasp the technique. I have barrels (huge), a press and bottles - but that is it. My father and I would like to make some wine in the old tradition but feel it may be a good start to use a kit first. . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Your father is right. It would be wise to make some wine using kits first. You will gain in experience AND make some excellent wine!Yes, your barrels and bottles can be used in the process, but the kits are intended to make 6 gallons, or about 30 bottles each. I would suggest making a batch (or several, actually) with our equipment kit . . .
10/6/2003 – My husband and I are interested in purchasing a wine making kit. We have all sorts of wild fruit and would like to process them into wines.Please tell me about your wine kits AND what other items we need to order to go with it, so we can submit a complete order and get it al at once.Thank you
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The Equipment Kit is designed to have all the hardware necessary to make wine. It does not include bottles, yeast, or any ingredients that may be necessary. Typically, a recipe will call for wine yeast, acid blend, tannin, yeast nutrient, and potassium sorbate...depending on the type of fruit involved, and the recipe you are following.
8/1/2003 – I have a supply of fresh concord grapes that I would like to make into wine. I am planning on the 5 gallon kit, but what I'm not sure of is how I should "juice" the grapes, what I should add, and what type of yeast I should use.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Well, that depends on the quantity of wine you want to make, mostly. For a 5 gallon batch, you can easily use the nylon staining bag (included in the kit) and just "hand squeeze" the juice. Other prefer to dump the grapes into a tub, or large cooler, and "stomp" them by foot, the old fashioned way. If you were making a LARGE quantity of wine . . .
7/3/2003 – Are there any larger kits that can make more then 5-6 gallons?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not as a "standard" kit, but it would be easy for us to put one together for you. A larger fermenter, more carboys etc. is really all you need...the test equipment, siphon stuff, corker etc all work fine on larger batches. Please call us on (800) 850-2739 if you want a larger "custom" kit. We'll work it out!Remember too, that simply adding . . .
6/23/2003 – I have been making wine with a 1-gallon glass jug, water, table sugar, yeast and a can of grape juice concentrate. I put a balloon over the lip of the bottle and in 5-6 weeks the wine is done. I have been told it's as good or better than wine you can buy. My question is, am I missing out on potentially making a better wine using your kit? . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I too, made "balloon wine" when I was in high-school with my (now deceased) mother. That was about 45 years ago. We had fun doing it, and thought the results were "fine". We didn't know much about quality wine, is all.Yes, you can make a MUCH much better wine by doing it the proper way. It's not really that much harder, it just comes out . . .
6/6/2003 – I want to get started making my own wine. I don't want to have to buy more if I really get into it so I was considering starting off with the 5 gallon one. My question, can you make 3 gallons with the larger model or would there be to much air in it. If so, can you get "the good stuff" in the 3 gallon size or just the larger, hope this . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, you can use this equipment kit to make smaller batches, like 3 gallons. The packaged varietal wine kits, like the Cellar Classic series however, only come in 5-6 gallon sizes.We now offer a 1 Gallon Equipment Kit as well. Good way to get started.
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