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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 support@homecraftednc.com or mail to:

Homecrafted

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)

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New Location, 101 Tradition Trail, 27540

Homecrafted’s new location will be 101 Tradition Trail, Holly Springs, NC 27540.  Due to construction delays we’ll temporarily be at 220 Premier Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540(GMA Supply) which is part of the same building as 101 Tradition Trail.  We expect to be in this temporary location through the end of the year and we’ll update as construction proceeds.  We will still offer the same goods and services, including milling.

A few scheduling changes as we move:

  • We’ll be open Wednesday the 25th, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving
  • We’ll be closed until Sunday the 29th
  • Homecrafted will open at 220 Premier Drive on Monday, November 30th
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RVA Yeast Now in Stock!

RVA 806 pic

Homecrafted just received our first order from RVA Yeast Labs.  These have over 200 billion yeast cells per vial, that’s twice as much yeast as the competitors!  No need to make a starter.  Check out their website at RVAYeast for a complete list of available yeasts.  See one you like?  Let us know and we will get it on the next order.  Here’s what we have so far:

RVA 101 Chico Ale (Sierra Nevada): This versatile workhorse yeast will produce a clean crisp flavor profile with muted yeast character allowing hops and malt to take center stage.  The American IPA has gained international acclaim and this is the yeast that did it.  

Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation:  70- 75%
Suggested fermentation temperature: 67-73º F
Alcohol Tolerance: High (11%)

RVA 103 Pacman Ale (Rogue): A very versatile yeast, produces a dry, clean beer with little diacetyl and very mild esters. However, it has a lower emphasis on hop bitterness, slightly tart, and less attenuative (more residual sweetness). Great for pale ales, blonde ale, American wheat, altbier, amber ale.

Flocculation: Medium-High
Attenuation:  74- 78%
Suggested fermentation temperature: 62-72º F
Alcohol Tolerance: High (12%)

RVA 104 Hoptopper Ale (Alchemist): Isolated from a very well regarded example of a Double IPA, this strain will produce fruity esters which serve well to complement a heavy hop load.  Great for a variety of pale ales and bitters.

Flocculation: Medium/Low
Attenuation: 75-80%
Suggested fermentation temperature: 64-76º F
Alcohol Tolerance: High (11%)

RVA 131 Chiswick Ale (Fullers): This classic English strain will produce a very clear beer with some residual sweetness.  Perfect for classic bitters, milds, English style porters and stouts.

Flocculation: Very High
Attenuation:  65-72%
Suggested fermentation temperature: 65-70º F
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium (8 %)

RVA 141 Scotch Ale (McEwans): Produces the famous malty beers of Scotland, including the winter warmer, Wee Heavy.

Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation:  70-75%
Suggested fermentation temperature: 65-70º F
Alcohol Tolerance: High (11%)

RVA 501 Brettanomyces claussenii: A low-intensity strain. Contributions from this strain are mostly aromas of pineapple and fruit. This strain prefers higher temperatures (85º F), but will produce nice aroma and subtle flavor at normal ale fermentation termperatures (68-72º F).

RVA 806 Lickinghole Creek Ale:  Isolated from the wilds at Virginia’s farm brewery, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, this strain captures the terroir of this premier craft brew lover’s destination. With citrus esters, a nose of sweet honey and a dash of phenolic spice, this strain will complement a variety of dry Belgian style beers. We highly recommend this strain for Belgian triple and Saison.

Preliminary Data:
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 78-85%
Suggested fermentation temperature: 68-74º F
Alcohol Tolerance: High (12%)

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Wyeast Platinum Collection Q4 2015

These special Wyeast strains are only available from October through December 2015!

Wyeast 1217-PC West Coast IPA™

Beer Styles: American IPA, Imperial IPA, American Brown & Red Ales, Scottish Ales

Profile: This workhorse strain is ideally suited to the production of west-coast style American craft beers, especially pale, IPA, red, and specialty ales. Thorough attenuation, temp tolerance, and good flocculation make this an easy strain to work with. Flavor is balanced to neutral with mild ester formation at warmer temperatures, allowing hops, character malts, and flavorings to show through.

  • Alc. Tolerance          10% ABV
  • Flocculation              medium-high
  • Attenuation               73-80%
  • Temp. Range             62-74°F (17-23°C)

Wyeast 2352-PC Munich Lager II™

Beer Styles: Munich Helles and Dunkel, Oktoberfest/ Märzen, Munich Dunkel, Schwarzbier, Traditional Bock, Maibock/Hellesbock, Dopplebock, Eisbock

Profile: An excellent choice for the malt-driven lager styles of Bavaria, or other styles where a clean and malt-forward profile is desired. Compared to Wyeast 2308, 2352-PC produces less diacetyl and sulfur during fermentation; combined with its good flocculation and rapid maturation, quick turnaround with this strain is possible on many systems.

  • Alc. Tolerance           10% ABV
  • Flocculation               medium
  • Attenuation                72-74%
  • Temp. Range             52-62°F (11-16°C)

Wyeast 9097-PC Old Ale Blend™

Beer Styles: Strong Ale, Old Ale, English Barleywine, Historic English Ales, Wood Aged Beers

Profile: A custom blend containing an attenuative ale strain along with a proportion of Brettanomyces to replicate historic styles which would have picked up funk during extended aging. 9097-PC will ferment well in high-gravity worts, producing fruity beers with great complexity. The Brettanomyces character adds a pie cherry-like flavor and sourness which will increase with age.

  • Alc. Tolerance           12-14% ABV
  • Flocculation               medium
  • Attenuation                75-80%
  • Temp. Range             68-75°F (20-24°C)

 

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The Grainfather has arrived!

The Grainfather is here!  An affordable all-in-one all-electric all-grain brewing system.  Click on the image for more info.

Homecrafted is proud to announce we now offer The Grainfather electric all-grain brewing system.

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The Grainfather is your all in one brewing system to make beer from grain. The sleek look, user friendly design, and innovative features, make this your perfect brewing companion for both new and experienced all grain brewers.

Into distilling? Simply attach the alembic pot still attachments, and you can distill from grain too.

Included in the price:

• 304 grade stainless steel superior body, with 8 US Gal (30 L) capacity

• Expandable grain basket to suit grain bills up to 9kg

• A robust magnetic drive pump (6 watt, 1800 RPM) and wort recirculation pipe with insulated handle, ensuring consistent tempratures throughout the mash and maximising efficiencies

• Pump filter to keep hops and stray grain in the boiler, and your wort clear and bright

• Counter Flow Wort Chiller with copper inner coil, cooling your wort to <68°F within 20mins

• Toughened plastic control box and display screen, giving you total tempetature and pump control. Dial in the exact temperature for your mash, allowing both step mashing and single temperature mashing with very fast ramp up between steps

• Dual heating element (1600 watt and 600 watt elements) allowing you to switch between heating quickly to a vigorous boil and maintaining a stable temperature

• Tempered glass lid for maximum durability, heating efficiencies and visibility during your brewday

• Top and bottom mesh screens for your grain basket, allowing even distribution of your sparge water and ensuring no grain enters the boiler

• Clips to easily convert your Grainfather into a home distillery with the alembic pot still setup

• 1 year full product warranty

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Wyeast Q3 Private Collection

Wyeast private collection for this quarter: Wyeast 3031-PC Saison-Brett Blend, Wyeast 3725-PC Biere de Garde and Wyeast 3726-PC Farmhouse Ale.

3 Interesting Yeast Strains:

Wyeast 3031-PC Saison-Brett Blend™

Beer Styles: Saison, Belgian Specialty Ales, American-style Sour & Wild Beer, Strong Golden Ale

Profile: A blend of Saison yeast and Brettanomyces creates a dry and complex ale. Classic earthy and spicy farmhouse character meets tropical and stone fruit esters; aging brings elevated Brett flavor. Expect high attenuation with this blend.

Alc. Tolerance          12% ABV

Flocculation              low

Attenuation               80-90%

Temp. Range             65-80°F (18-27°C)

Wyeast 3725-PC Biere de Garde™

Beer Styles: Saison, Biere de Garde, Belgian Blonde Ale, Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Profile: Low to moderate ester production with subtle spiciness. Malty and full on the palate with initial sweetness. Finishes dry and slightly tart. Ferments well with no sluggishness.

Alc. Tolerance           12% ABV

Flocculation               low

Attenuation                74-79%

Temp. Range             70-84°F (21-29°C)

Wyeast 3726-PC Farmhouse Ale™

Beer Styles: Saison, Biere de Garde, Belgian Blonde Ale, Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Profile: This strain produces complex esters balanced with earthy/spicy notes. Slightly tart and dry with a peppery finish. A perfect strain for farmhouse ales and saisons..

Alc. Tolerance           12% ABV

Flocculation               medium

Attenuation                74-79%

Temp. Range             70-84°F (21-29°C)