Chilean Juice Coming Soon!

Pre-Orders
2014 Chilean Juice

Our sources say, this year has been a gangbusters season down in our favorite vineyard region.  Curico Valley, Chile hosts some of the worlds finest wine grape vineyards, and are now available by pre-order.  Just visit our website and place your order and we’ll have it delivered to our door for you to pick up starting the first weekend of May.  Making wine from juice is very easy, it’s pretty much add yeast, ferment, rack and wait, but for more detailed and in depth view check out our site.  http://phillyhomebrew.com/?page_id=153
CHILEAN WINE MAKING GRAPE JUICE
REDS
WHITES
 
We expect the pick ups will be the first 2 or 3 Saturday’s of May.  You should plan on picking up your pre-order juice on a Saturday or Sunday.  If a specific weekend doesn’t work for you, just let us know in the comment section of the order, or give us a call before Saturday May 3rd and we’ll help to accommodate.
 
Psst… Beer Brewers, Here’s a idea…  
 
Have you seen Dogfish Head’s 61 minute, or Noble Rot? This is a great chance for you to get into must blending with your beers to increase complexity and ABV by using yet another natural sugar.  
 

Big Brew Day 2014

Big Brew Day
Saturday, May 3rd 2014
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Big Brew Day
Saturday, May 3rd 2014

So it’s that time of year again, the AHA’s National Big Brew Day will be held in the parking lot beside our store on May 3rd, starting at 9am.  Pre-sales will be coming soon, as we’re still ironing out a few details, but for the time being, here’s a little sample of what we’re thinking.
 
 Join us for one share of 5 gallons for National Homebrew Day as we brew in the parking lot to fill a Whiskey Barrel with a Russian Imperial Stout inspired by Left Hand Brewing’s “Wake Up Dead”. We will start at 9 am and will work to have strike in at 10 am. This is a bring your own equipment event and is limited to 10 shares. If you have any questions or are in need of any equipment please email us at info@phillyhomebrew.com and we will assist you the best way we can.  
 
 
This is the 3rd year in a row! We’re using the same barrel, same bugs, same recipe. This is brewed using a full 12 step turbid mash and aged for 364 days! Recommended additions to your equipment would be a colander or a metal lid that fits inside your mash tun to literally press out some young wort. Full recipe and mash details will be sent a few days prior to brew day.
 
Food Included For Brewers
      • Chicken Platters for $5
      • 2 sides, Potato Salad / Mac & Cheese?
      • 1 Roll
Local Honey Share
      • Bulk Honey Buy
      • Pay Per Pound
 

Bulk Honey Buy!

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For national homebrew day we are setting up a bulk honey buy. Here is your one chance to buy honey at $3/lb…this is a insanely low price that all of you viking mead makers out there can’t miss! You can only buy in 5lb increments and is pre-pay only. This is a bring your own container event, if you don’t have one we have buckets for sale in the store. Pick up date is May 3rd during our Big Brew day.

Follow this link to get your share!

Kefir and other Cheese Making Supplies

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New Cheese Making Supplies In Stock!
We just recently received a new shipment of cheese making supplies including animal and vegetable rennet and an ALL NEW Kefir starter. According to Wikipedia, “Kefir, keefir, or kephir alternatively Kewra, talai, mudu kekiya, milk kefir, or búlgaros, is a fermented milk drink made with kefir “grains” (a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter) and has its origins in the north Caucasus Mountains.”
Nick once said while walking through an ethnic grocery store, “Why is it that every other culture has fermented milk drinks but us?” Kefir is considered one of the healthiest milk products due to it’s extreme amount of live probiotic cultures even more than yogurt! Blended with a little fruit and honey, kefir makes a quick and healthy breakfast for those on the go.
Also in:
Animal Liquid Rennet
Vegetable Liquid Rennet
Thermophilic culture
Mesophilic culture
Rennet Tablets
Mozzarella Cheese Kits
Chevre (Goat) Cheese Kits
Yellow, Red and Black Cheese Wax
Wax Brushes
And More…

Brewers Best Brew in a Bag Kits

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New Brew in a Bag Recipe Kits!
Ready to take the plunge into All-Grain brewing but don’t wanna commit to all the costly equipment?  Then Brew In A Bag is the perfect solution for you.  With all the quality and value you expect from our Brewers Best kits, these kits include yeast, hops, priming sugar, bottle caps, and all the nessicary instructions to start All-Grain brewing TODAY!  All you need is our nylon mesh bag, a 10 gallon kettle, and your other standard equipment.
In Stock Recipe Kits Include:
German Wheat Ale – $31.90
German Pilsner – $37.00
American IPA – $45.00
American Pale Ale – $37.90
Brown Porter  - $36.50

First Annual Philly Homebrew Cup

Philly Homebrew Cup

Registration is now OPEN for the inaugural Philly Homebrew Cup, sponsored by 2nd Street Brew House! This BJCP-sanctioned competition is open to all BJCP beer styles (categories 1-23). Entries will be capped at 200 and are due by April 12th. Judging will take place on April 26th, with an awards ceremony immediately following the judging. We have some fantastic prizes to give away, so don’t hesitate and enter today! Register online at www.phillyhomebrewcup.com. Good luck!!

Get Bit By The Bayou

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Back by popular demand, Bayou Classic Kettles are in stock and ready to take home.  We’ve found that these are the highest quality and most economical of any other homebrew kettle on the market.  These kettles comes pre-drilled with all weldless fittings including dial thermometer, stainless spigot, stainless bulkhead, and stamped volume gauge.

 

    • Bayou Classic 8 Gallon Kettle $179.00
    • Bayou Classic 10 Gallon Kettle $198.00
    • Bayou Classic 16 Gallon Kettle $229.00
    • Bayou Classic 10 Gallon False Bottom $54.99
    • Bayou Classic 16 Gallon False Bottom $59.99

 

Belgian Caramel Wit

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Spring is officially here, and it’s been a long time coming.  This winter was one of the roughest in years, but we all survived given plenty of Russian Imperial Stouts and Winter Warmers, but enough about that.  To start of the best homebrew season of the year, we’ve stocked plenty of the highly anticipated, Brewers Best Belgian Caramel Wit.  This beer is a refreshing spring seasonal recipe similar to a classic white ale though slightly darker in color. With the high fermentability of a pound of Simplicity Belgian Candi Sugar and the the rich flavors from caramel malts and honey that complement the spicy characteristics from the yeast. This aromatic and flavorful ale is the perfect welcome to the spring season.
Belgian Caramel Wit
IBU’s: 15 – 20 : OG: 1.058 – 1.062 : ABV%: 5.75 – 6.0

Other Brewers Best Kits for Spring Time Include

Weizenbier
IBU’s: 6 – 10 : OG: 1.047 – 1.051 : ABV%: 4.5 – 4.75
American Pale Ale
IBU’s: 32-36 : OG: 1.051 – 1.055 : ABV%: 5 – 5.5
Witbier
IBU’s: 12-16 : OG: 1.045 – 1.049 : ABV%: 4.5 – 4.75
Kolsch
IBU’s: 25-28 : OG: 1.042 – 1.046 : ABV%: 4.25 – 4.75
India Pale Ale
IBU’s: 45 – 49 : OG: 1.061 – 1.065 : ABV%: 5.75 – 6.25

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”