Homecrafted is continuing to add more homebrew supplies to our retail inventory in Apex, NC. Here’s what we received on Monday:
We have had requests to carry some specialty grains so we have added White Wheat malt, Midnight Wheat malt, Honey malt, Smoked malt, Acidulated malt, Avangard Dark Munich malt, Rye from Farm Boy Farms and every flaked grain we could find. We now carry 45 different brewing grains! Check out Farm Boy Farm’s website, www.farmboybrewery.com . Dan is always having events to entertain and educate folks about local beer and homebrewing.
Brew in a bag, BIAB, continues to gain popularity due to the fact that it allows homebrewers to brew with all grains, and therefore lower cost, but without the added expense of all-grain equipment and it takes hours less than all-grain. We have ordered a few BIAB recipe kits. These kits have all the ingredient you need to brew 5 gallons using the BIAB technique. You will need a 10 gallon(or larger) pot and a BIAB bag. The pictured kits are American IPA, American Pale Ale and Oktoberfest.
We have also added another 10+ extract kits and several varieties of whole leaf hops in 1 pound bags.
Our little fridge has it’s days numbered. We have ordered a new 35 cubic foot, glass-front, commercial refrigerator. Our current fridge has served us well but our new fridge will look better and it will have many practical advantages. We will be able to stock more inventory so we do not run out of ingredients. We can carry a more diverse inventory and we plan on adding White Labs yeasts to our current inventory of over 90 yeast strains. The new fridge should be here next week!
We now carry NEW ball lock kegs and related hardware. We have two different styles to choose from as well as keg kits which include ball lock fittings, tubing and a faucet. No more dirty and dented kegs that you have no idea of their age or what they’ve been used for. Perfect, shiny and new.
You have to have CO2 for your kegs so we have 5 pound CO2 containers and your choice of Taprite or Fermentap CO2 regulators. We have had 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ tubing since we opened but we now have 3/16″ and 5/16″ thick walled tubing that is used most in keg setups.
There have been several items that we have been wanting to offer you, our customers, but have had some difficulty in finding a good supplier. This stir plate is one of those items. This stir plate from can handle up to a 5000 ml flask, includes a probe holder, is great for yeast starters and is a great price, $79.99.
WE NOW CARRY 12 OUNCE BOTTLES! Many of you are aware that we carry the 330ml, 11.25 oz, bottles, because we could offer them at such a low price. We recently found a supplier that offers 12 ounce bottles that we can sell for only a few cents more than our 330ml bottles. For this reason we will not be stocking the 330ml bottles but we will be happy to order them in if they are requested. We still have two boxes of the 330ml left.
AS ALWAYS, IF THERE ARE ANY HOMEBREW SUPPLIES OR GARDENING SUPPLIES YOU WOULD LIKE HOMECRAFTED TO ORDER OR STOCK THEN PLEASE LET US KNOW. WE WANT TO BE YOUR LOCAL HOMEBREW AND GARDENING SUPPLIER.
849 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502