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Online Ordering and Drop-off Locations

As you know, Homecrafted has moved to online orders only with local delivery options.  So far we’ve delivered to your home and we are now ready to offer pickup at one of our drop-off locations.  We’ve been lucky enough to partner with some of our friends in the industry, Vicious Fishes BreweryBlack Dog Bottle Shop and Hugger Mugger Brewing.  Starting Monday the 12th, you’ll be able to choose any of these great local businesses as a location to pickup your order from Homecrafted.

So how does this work?   Here is our Checkout Page:
First, a few technical things to point out then we’ll continue below.
1.  Make sure you browser is on the secure “https” site not the “http”.  The correct address is . Our payment system will not work with the non-secure address.
2.  Ensure “Ship to a different address?” is not selected.
3.  Be sure to read the term and conditions and click that you agree
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Complete the required fields (name, address, etc) then choose from which locations you would like to pickup your order.  Once selected a box will open just below the location, here you can schedule which day you would like your order delivered. From there, click “Proceed to Paypal” and complete your purchase on the PayPal website.  You can make special order notes for us, such as milled/ not milled, on the Paypal site.

You’ll get 10% off if you choose any of our local drop off locations!

Our goal is to offer same day delivery at 5 PM for all orders finalized by noon that same day.  So if you order at 10 AM on Monday we plan to have it ready for pickup at 5 PM Monday afternoon. Of course, you can schedule to have to your order delivered sometime in the future.  Future delivery dates help Homecrafted on the logistical side as well.  We will do all we can to make deliveries as quick and easy as possible but please be aware that sometimes items are out of stock or we get booked up on deliveries for that day.  If we unable to deliver that same day, we will deliver the next business day by 5 PM.  Please plan Friday’s order accordingly.

We can ship orders but you must contact us before ordering so we can give you a shipping estimate.  We’re working on having a shipping calculator added to the website but local delivery is our primary focus right now.  We’re also working on getting a live inventory count added so you can be confident the item you ordered is in stock.  We have removed the minimum purchase requirement of $20.  Instead there is a $5 fee for all order below $20.  This is to cover our card processing fee and delivery costs.  Orders greater than $20 have no fee added.

Kristen and I really appreciated all who supported Homecrafted at our brick and mortar store and we really appreciate your continued support as we transition to our online store.  Please be patient as we figure this out.  I’m simply human (but I’m working on that, lol) so I’m going to make mistakes.  When I do make a mistake please let me know so that I can correct it and improve our process and customer service.  Thank you for your continued support.

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How We’re Adapting to the Stay-at-Home Order

Yesterday, Wake County announced a stay at home order.  We will be closing today, Friday March 27, at 5 PM to stay in compliance.  Starting Saturday morning our new hours and procedures will go into effect.

Under this order Homecrafted will still be able to operate but we’ll have curbside takeout only, no customers in the store.  You’ll need to place your order ahead of time either on our website or via phone.  We do need a little time to make your order so we’ll contact you when your order is ready to be picked up.  When you arrive, remain in your car.  We’ll set your order on our table outside and return to the store.  You may then exit your car and retrieve your order.  Following this protocol we can continue to provide you with everything as we did before except for beer by the glass.  We can do growler fills but you will need to purchase a new growler and cap at that time.  We cannot fill growlers that you bring to us.

We’re changing our hours as well.  Now through the end of the order (currently April 16) we’ll be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday only.  On those 3 days we’ll be here 9 AM – 5 PM.  Again, we will only be open for business those 3 days.  I need the extra time to procure supplies and ingredients.

Supplies are more difficult to find and suppliers take longer to ship with their reduced labor hours.  We are low on many popular items so please be patient while we figure this out.  We have a large resupply arriving this Monday and I’ll be placing several smaller orders Monday will multiple suppliers as those seem to ship faster.

It’s become catchy to “buy local” and “support small business”.  It doesn’t get any more local or smaller than Homecrafted.  Most of you know that when I say “we” I mean my wife and I.  While we’ve had a couple of great employees in the past, it’s just us right right now.  My wife has a “real job” so it’s just me here most of the time.  Please be patient as we work through this temporary obstacle caused by the virus.  We appreciate the immense support from all of you.  Look out for each other and wash your hands.

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Black Friday, Great Deals! Complete Keg Kit is $255!!!

One Day Only!

Ss Brewtech Brew Buckets, Ss Brewtech Chronicals and Keg King kegerators priced so low we can’t list them here.  In store only, one day only.

Brew on Premises
All Brew on Premises will be 50% off.  We’ll have vouchers available that must be used within 6 months of purchase.

Beer Specials/Kick the Keg
We’ll have $1 off all draft beers.  If you kick a keg you’ll get a $10 gift card.

Gift Wrapping
We’ll be offering free gift wrapping now through December 23 on all purchases of $75 or more.  We’ll even store these gifts at our store as late as December 23 so you can surprise your homebrewer.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Homecrafted will have modified hours for the holiday.

  • Wednesday, 11/22                                                 CLOSED
  • Thursday, 11/23                                                     CLOSED
  • Friday, 11/24                                                            9 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday, 11/25 – Wednesday, 11/29           CLOSED
  • Thursday, 11/26                                                     noon – 5 PM


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New Products

We are stocking Better Bottles again!  They’re available in 3, 5 and 6 gallon sizes.  Better Bottles are made of the same material as our current PET carboys but have a higher punt in the bottom and the sides are ribbed.  The higher punt allows you to siphon less trub from the bottom.  The ribbed sides made the walls more rigid which prevents the liquid from sloshing when picked up/carried.

Better Bottle pricing


The OxyWand is a 2 micron diffusion stone mounted to a stainless steel rod and makes it easy to aerate your wort.  This is a great addition to our aeration kit.

The Bouncer Filter is a simple and inexpensive way to filter trub(hops, yeast, proteins) from your fermenter.  It does not require pressurized CO2 or a pump to use, just attach it inline to your kettle spigot or siphon.

Check out this stainless steel Dry Hop Filter! 2.75″ x 11.5″ and 300 micron is the perfect size for dry hopping in primary, The Fermonster or a keg.

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2 Days, 2 Sales!!

We’re doing 2 great sales 2 days in a row!

We’ll be open on Black Friday from 10 AM-2 PM.  We’ll have ALL equipment 10% off!  Yes, all equipment: Spike and Bayou Classic Kettles, new Torpedo kegs, draft equipment, fermenters, tubing, ball valves, siphons, literally all equipment (including The Grainfather) will be 10% off Friday only.

We’ll be open our regular hours on Small Business Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM.  We’ll have all ingredients 20% off*.  All hops, yeast, grains, extracts, adjuncts, beer kits, wine kits, etc. will be 20% off Saturday only.
*50 and 55 lb. grain sacks will be 10% off

On both Friday and Saturday we’ll have all beers $3 each.   Beer Buckles and our homemade soy candles will be 30% off as well.  These both make great gifts.

Our website has most of our items listed.  Some new items have not been added yet.  All sales are while supplies last unless noted otherwise.

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Current Seasonal Yeasts:


1026 – British Cask Ale

A great choice for any cask conditioned British Ale. Produces nice malt profile with a hint of fruit. Finishes dry and slightly tart.

Origin: Britain
Flocculation: Medium-High
Attenuation: 74-77%
Temperature Range: 63-72F, 17-22C
Alcohol Tolerance: 10% ABV

Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
Northern English Brown Ale
Special/Best/Premium Bitter
Standard/Ordinary Bitter

1882 – Thames Valley Ale II

This strain was originally sourced from a now defunct brewery on the banks of the river Thames outside of Oxford, England. Thames Valley II produces crisp, dry beers with a rich malt profile and moderate stone fruit esters. This attenuative strain is also highly flocculent resulting in bright beers not requiring filtration. A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete.
Alc. Tolerance 10% ABV
Flocculation     high
Attenuation      72-78%
Temp. Range   60-70°F (15-21°C)
Ordinary and Special Bitters
ESB, Northern English Brown
Robust Porter, Dry Stout
Foreign Extra Stout

3739 – Flanders Golden Ale

This well balanced strain from northern Belgium will produce moderate levels of both fruity esters and spicy phenols while finishing dry with a hint of malt. 3739-PC is a robust & versatile strain that performs nicely in a broad range of Belgian styles.
Alc. Tolerance 12% ABV
Flocculation     medium – low
Attenuation      74-78%
Temp. Range   64-80°F (18-27°C)
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Specialty Ale
Belgian Dubbel
Triple and Quad
Belgian Strong Golden and Dark Ales
Belgian Blonde Ale

3822 – Belgian Dark Strong

Spicy, phenolic, and tart in the nose. Very tart and dry on the palate. Phenols and esters well balanced, with a very dry and complex finish. High acid producer.

Origin: Ingelmunster, Belgium
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 74-79%
Temperature Range: 65-80F, 18-27C
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV

Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin

3864 – Canadian/Belgian Ale

From a Franco-Belgian Canadian brewery which produces many styles of classic Belgian beers. Mild phenolics, which increase with elevated fermentation temperatures. Low ester profile with a dry, slightly tart finish. Complex and well-balanced, alcohol tolerant.

Origin: Chambly, Quebec, Canada
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 75-79%
Temperature Range: 65-80F, 18-27C
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV

Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Specialty Ale
Belgian Tripel

White Labs:

WLP022 – Essex Ale

Flavorful British style yeast. Drier finish than many British ale yeast. Produces slightly fruity and bready character.    Good top fermenting yeast strain, is well suited for top cropping (collecting). This yeast is well suited for classic British milds, pale ales, bitters, and stouts. Does not flocculate as much as WLP002 and WLP005.


Medium to High

Optimum Ferment Temp.
66-70°F (18-21°C)

Alcohol Tolerance

WLP039 – East Midlands Ale

British style ale yeast with a very dry finish. Medium to low fruit and fusel alcohol production. Good top fermenting yeast strain, is well suited for top cropping (collecting). This yeast is well suited for pale ales, ambers, porters, and stouts.


FlocculationMedium to High

Optimum Ferment Temp.66-70°F (18-21°C)

Alcohol ToleranceMedium

WLP017 – Witbread Ale

Traditional mixed yeast culture. British style character, slightly fruity, with a hint of sulfur production. This yeast can be used for many different beer styles. The most traditional choices would be English style ales including milds, bitters, porters, and English style stouts. North American style ales will also benefit from fermentation with WLP017. The beer will clear easily.



Optimum Ferment Temp.66-70°F (19-21°C)

Alcohol ToleranceMedium

WLP709 – Sake #9

For use in rice-based fermentations. Traditional strain used in Ginjo-shu production because of the yeasts development of high fragrance components. Also a fairly strong fermenter but producing a foamless fermentation.



Optimum Ferment Temp.:62-68F

Alcohol Tolerance:15-16%

WLP815 – Belgian Lager

Clean, crisp European lager yeast with low sulfur  production. The strain originates from a very old brewery in West Belgium. Great for European style pilsners, dark lagers, Vienna lager, and American style lagers.



Optimum Ferment Temp.50-55°F (10-12°C)

Alcohol Tolerance5-10%

WLP860 – Munich Helles

This yeast helps to produce a malty, but balanced traditional Munich-style lager. Clean and strong fermenter, it’s great for a variety of lager styles ranging from Helles to Rauchbier.

Attenuation – 68-72%

Flocculation – Medium

Optimum Ferment Temp. – 48-52°F

Alcohol Tolerance – Medium

WLP885 – Zurich Lager

Swiss style lager yeast. With proper care, this yeast can be used to produce lager beer over 11% ABV. Sulfur and diacetyl production is minimal. Original culture provided to White Labs by Marc Sedam.
Attenuation 70-80%
Flocculation Medium
Optimum Ferment Temp. 50-55°F (10-13°C)
Alcohol Tolerance Very High

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We’re hiring!

New Homecrafted Logo

We’re growing and we want to hire experienced and passionate homebrewers.   Qualified applicants must have extensive knowledge and experience with brewing ingredients and techniques(i.e. extract, all-grain).

Retail Sales Associate

Homecrafted is a homebrew supply store that has been in operation since April 2014. We have opened a new larger store in the Holly Springs Business Park where we will be able to expand into new product categories and services. We’re seeking to add employees to our growing business who have a passion for homebrewing and want to contribute to a growing business as part of a small and dynamic team!

Summary: The Retail Sales Associates will be responsible for all aspects of store operations and customer service including, but not limited to, receiving and moving inventory, stocking, direct customer sales, customer education, answering phones calls, cleaning and other tasks as needed. Ideal candidates would be able to work effectively as part of a small team. This is a part-time position and will report directly to the business owner. Due to changing demands in the retail space, flexibility is necessary with this position. Desired availability is weekday afternoons but any qualified applicant will be considered.

Essential Duties:

  • Receiving orders and shipments and processing them in our system
  • Moving current inventory both in the stock room and in the retail sales space to make room for new product
  • Greeting, assisting, and offering a high level of customer service to any customer who enters the store as well as incoming phone calls
  • Educating customers on the different product lines to achieve their desired outcome
  • Daily cleaning to maintain a clean and orderly environment
  • Other projects and duties as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of customer service
  • Homebrewing and/or Winemaking experience and knowledge of key ingredients and techniques
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and to proactively engage with the needs of the business
  • Flexible work hours Monday – Sunday between the hours of 10am and 7pm
  • Basic math skills necessary to operate a cash register
  • Must be at least 21 years of age due NC ABC regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior retail sales experience
  • Passion for homebrewing and winemaking

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 55lbs
  • Ability to stand for up to 6 hours at a time

To apply please send you resume, cover letter optional, to or mail to:


101 Tradition Trail

Holly Springs, NC 27540

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Wyeast 2016 Q1 Private Collection Yeasts

Wyeast 1026-PC British Cask Ale™

Beer Styles: Blonde Ale, English IPA, English Pale Ale, ESB, Southern English Brown Ale, English Bitter

Profile: Wyeast 1026-PC is a great yeast choice for any cask conditioned British ale style, and especially well-suited for hoppy bitters, IPAs and Australian ales. A good attenuator that clears readily. Low to moderate ester production in fermentation, letting malt and hops come through, finishes crisp and slightly tart.

Alc. Tolerance          9% ABV

Flocculation              medium-high

Attenuation               74-77%

Temp. Range             63-72°F (17-22°C)


Wyeast 1768-PC English Special Bitter™

Beer Styles: Blonde Ale, English IPA, ESB, Oatmeal Stout, Southern English Brown, English Bitter, Sweet Stout, Pale Ale

Profile: A great yeast for malt-predominate ales. Produces light fruit and ethanol aromas along with soft, nutty flavors. Exhibits a mild malt profile with a neutral finish. Bright beers are easily achieved without any filtration. It is similar to our 1968 London ESB Ale but slightly less flocculent.

Alc. Tolerance          9% ABV

Flocculation              high

Attenuation               68-72%

Temp. Range             64-72°F (18-22°C)


Wyeast 1882-PC Thames Valley Ale II™

Beer Styles: Ordinary and Special Bitters, ESB, Northern English Brown, Robust Porter, Dry Stout, Foreign Extra Stout, English Pale Ale and IPA

Profile: 1882-PC produces crisp, dry English ales with a rich malt profile and moderate stone fruit esters. This attenuative strain is also highly flocculent, resulting in bright beers not requiring filtration. A thorough diacetyl rest is recommended after fermentation is complete.

Alc. Tolerance          10% ABV

Flocculation              high

Attenuation               72-78%

Temp. Range             60-70°F (15-21°C)