4/8/2012 – I'm just getting started with home brewing. Friends are all telling me to go with a larger brew pot. I've decided to go with a 10 gallon stainless. Assuming price is no object can you recommend a set up (spigot, thermometer etc.) that will allow me to expand as I gain experience?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It's confusing, isn't it? I'll try to help with that.A 10 gallon pot is NICE to have indeed. It works well for a 5-7 gallon batch of EXTRACT beer. Nice indeed. If cost was no object (it always is at my house), I would go with the Blichmann 10 gallon pot. It comes with all the bells and whistles you mentioned.If however, you ever want to do all-grain brewing (instead of extract brewing) bigger is better. For this you have a fairly large volume of grains which convert into malt sugars (kinda like extract). In addition, a larger volume is more (temperature) stable and the larger volume helps compensate for the extra time spend brewing this way. Make sense?If you expect to step up to this method of brewing I would go with a 15 gallon (or larger) pot. Again, the Blichmann Engineering Brewpot is top of the line. If your budget comes into play (like mine) then it's worth looking at our 15 Gal Brewpot. We are happy to equip it with Thru-wall fittings, spigot, thermometer and even a false bottom.Again, it's a matter of how you intend to proceed in this interesting hobby...extract or all-grain brewing. Both make excellent beer. It's more a matter of how you attack it!Hope this helps. If not, let us know and we are happy to help. Brewing is our life!
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!
4/25/2007 – What is the correct equation for determining A.B.V. (alcohol by volume). Do you divide the difference between starting and ending gravity by 8 or by 7.36? I see both numbers in the answers.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: By taking the difference between your starting and ending gravity (in points) you then divide by 7.63 That will get you very close indeed.For example, The OG measured at 1.080, and the beer stopped fermentation with a FG measurement of 1.018. The difference is 62 "points". 62 divided by 7.63 = 8.12% acohol by volume.Another way is to measure is shown below:The OG measured at 1.080, and the beer stopped fermentation with a FG measurement of 1.018. Simply subtract the FG from the OG and multiply by 131.1.080 - 1.018 = 0.062 x 131 = 8.12% alcohol by volumeI see no need to calculate any closer than that!Let's do it for a wine (same principle):OG=1.090FG=1.000=0.090*131=11.79% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
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
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!
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