LABOR DAY BBQ THIS SUNDAY!!!
It’s officially Labor Day weekend, which means the summer is coming to an end, and Oktoberfests will soon begin! Starting at Noon this Sunday, we’re going to have a free BBQ for anyone that wants to stop by. We’ll be doing BBQ Chicken, sides and serving some carbonated ice cold Blueberry Skeeterpee, so be sure to stop by before 5pm!
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.”