10/28/2013 – Is there much difference between using flaked oats and flaked barley for adding body to a beer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They will both add body, but have quite different flavors. I would use flaked oats in a stout, and flaked barley in a porter for example.
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 number 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 . . .
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!
8/29/2007 – Where can I find a table that tells me which grains need to be mashed and which grains can just be soaked and rinsed?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Best "table" I know of is our website categories. We put grains that need to be mashed in our "Brewing Grains" category, and those that only require steeping into our "Specialty Grains" category.
6/6/2007 – Hi, I am considering ordering your Shamrock Stout, however I have brewed it before (it was really good!) and I want to try something different. I have been reading about adjuncts on your website, and I was thinking about buying lactose and flaked oats for a "milk (sweet) and oatmeal" flavor on top of the regular Shamrock ingredients. Furthermore . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Heck yes! About 1/2 lb of each (lactose and oatmeal) makes for a nice sweet oatmeal stout. The Wyeast Irish Ale #1084 would be a good choice for this brew. It is the Guiness strain of yeast. The light DME for priming will also add a creaminess to your brew, which just seems right for this beer. Use about 1 to 1.25 cup in 5 gallons for . . .
3/14/2007 – How long will cracked grains keep before their quality begins to diminish? For example, if I purchase them from you on Sunday, can I expect them to be perfectly fine to use the following Sunday? (I have some travel to do leading up to a brew day.)
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Much longer than that, provided they are kept dry. Some breweries actually crush their grain weeks, or even months ahead of when they need it.
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
9/28/2006 – What about shipping bulk grain?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: What about it? How much? To where? The devil is in the details. Grain is heavy, and can be expensive to ship.
7/17/2006 – I just ordered the Shamrock Stout. I'm limited where I live to beer supplies and am wondering are bottle caps included?Also, is there a way of tweaking the recipe to more of a Russian Imperial?Add more brown sugar for extra 'buzz' and that's it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, sorry, bottle caps are not included with the Shamrock Stout. Just the ingredients. Many people keg their beer, and have no need for bottle caps.For an imperial stout, I would add about 1 lb. of additional dry malt extract, and perhaps another 1/2 ounce of hops as well. If you like it kind of "creamy" you can add about 1/2 lb of oatmeal . . .
9/2/2005 – I am looking for whole grains with hull. Do you have this option available?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes. Each grain has an "option" for uncrushed or crushed grains. It is selectable on our website.
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 our brewing grains.
4/4/2005 – Whats the best place to buy grain by bulk. 50 or 55 lbs sacks.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here. Follow these two links. Once is for specialty grains, and one is for brewing grains, like 2-row etc. 50 and 55 lb sacks are available. Pricing depends on quantity ordered.
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!
12/25/2004 – What do you recommend for storage of bulk grains? Is sealed in a food-grade pail in a cool basement ok?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, that will work just fine. The main thing is to keep them dry, and away from moisture.
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
12/2/2003 – I bought the shamrock stout kit and before I brew it I had two questions. First, I am really interested in making it more of an oatmeal stout, and wanted to know more about when and how to use the flaked oats, or any other kind of oats, (can you use Quaker Style rolled oats??). Second, I wanted to ask about the use of honey in either the beer . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: To make an oatmeal stout, just add about 1/2 pound rolled oats (yes, Quaker Oats will work just fine) to the grain bag, along with the other grains you are steeping. Remove all the grains when the water reaches 170 deg F.Yes, honey can be used to raise the alcohol content, but in a stout, I think the flavor would be overwhelmed by all . . .
11/16/2003 – HOW ARE LARGE QUANTITIES (of Grain) (50#) + PACKAGED AND SHIPPED?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Nornally, grain is sent in the original 50 lb. sacks (tough paper, w/plastic liner inside). For a single 50 lb. bag, we would put the bag into a larger cardboard box and ship it by FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery.If you are talking about larger quantities than that, like 250 lb or more, we would simply put the bags onto a pallet, and . . .
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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