So, after you get smacked around, stomped on and yelled at from 3am until whenever at the big box stores, come on down to Philly Homebrew for our Black Friday Cele-beer-tion!
Starting at 11am on Friday, we will be serving up some homebrew samples to everyone and starting our store wide sale. That means EVERYTHING is on sale! You get to spin the Wheels Of Deals (ok, there’s just one wheel, but I wanted it to rhyme) to determine your discount! Anywhere from 2% to a whopping 50% OFF! That’s right, you could win 50% off your purchase! That means hops for as little as $1.13 an ounce, grain for as cheap as $30 a bag, extract beer kits as little as $17.50 and entire beginner equipment kits a low as $36.98, hell, you could even score a
fully loaded 16 gallon Bayou Classic Kettles for $114.50. It’s all a matter of chance.
Why are we doing this? Because Tom really wants to dress up like Vanna White, Jimmy is sleep deprived and delirious and Nick is out of town.
And just for you, this sale is going on all weekend long, so if you’re too busy standing in the line at Best Buy to grab up that 100′ 4k TV for $25, we understand, we will be here be here on our normal operating hours spinning the wheel until Sunday.
*Sale is extended until Sunday, November 30th and only applies for in-stock items, pre-orders and special orders do not apply for the discount.
Temperature is Everything
Whether it’s controlling your mash temperature or your fermentation temperature, having a precise instrument to measure is the most important part. That’s why Philly Homebrew Outlet is proud to announce the our new line up of high end digital thermometers brought to you by Thermoworks. Thermaworks is the industry leader of Thermometry (yeah, that’s actually a thing) and is an American owned company based out of Utah.
CHEFALARM ® $62.95
POCKET INFRARED THERMOMETER $22.95
We have a few new products in the store. They are specialized fermentation products and with a little knowledge and patience can provide some awesome new items to your “Homebrewing Hobby.”
Natural Bread Leaven \ Sour Dough Starter
House produced from wild yeast, this sour dough starter is highly active and produces some extremely delicious bread accompanied with some homemade cultured butter. If you’re into baking bread, and you typically use commercial yeast, you should try this out. Fermentation time is typically 3-4 times what commercial yeast is, but in that time, the yeasts, lacto and other friendly bacteria are creating a massive increase in flavor. Occasionally we will be hosting some homemade bread in the store made with this culture, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page so you can grab a sample.
Ever wondered where Vinegar came from? Just like you, it came from it’s Mommy, and we’re selling her at the store now. It’s really simple to make your own apple cider or red wine vinegar at home. All you need to do is dilute some red wine with a little water to reduce the acidity, add it to a wide mouth jar, introduce the vinegar mother, and cover with some cheesecloth or a paper towel. In about 2-3 weeks you’ll have your very own vinegar for salads, or bread dipping. French fries you say? How about adding the vinegar mother to one of your amazing IPA’s and have an IPA malt vinegar. How awesome would that be?
Water Kefir Grains – Tibicos
Water Kefir grains are made up of a culture of bacteria and yeasts held in a polysaccharide biofilm matrix created by the bacteria, also known as a SCOBY. Added to a slightly sweet liquid, they produce a product similar to Kombucha, but with less of an intense taste. Fermentation typically takes only 2-3 days, and then can be bottled and primed just like a homebrew beer. Within days, you will have created a highly carbonated, non-alcholic soda like beverage with a health pro-biotic kick. It tastes amazing, and it’s great for promoting a healthy gut. We always have a few bottles that we made laying around, so come in the store and sample some yourself!
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.
Animal Liquid Rennet
Vegetable Liquid Rennet
Mozzarella Cheese Kits
Chevre (Goat) Cheese Kits
Yellow, Red and Black Cheese Wax
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.
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
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
IBU’s: 12-16 : OG: 1.045 – 1.049 : ABV%: 4.5 – 4.75
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.”