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8 Gallon Boil Kettle Kit

The next great special we have is out 8 gallon boil kit. This kit includes our Brewer’s Best burner and our Brewer’s Best 8 gallon boil kettle and it’s only $112.50! We have 4 of these kits in stock. Just like our other holiday specials, if you want to purchase this kit respond to the email with your phone number and we’ll call for payment in the order we receive responses.

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4 Faucet SS Tower Kits

We’re going to be posting some great specials for the holiday season.  Most of these items were sold in the store only so they’re not on the website and we only have a very limited inventory.  We’re going to list how many we have of each item and sell them on a first come first serve basis until they’re gone.  If you want to purchase the item respond to the email with your phone number and we’ll call for payment in the order we receive responses. Keep checking back as we add more great deals.

The first item is our stainless steel 4-faucet tap tower.  The tower is made of heavy gauge 304 stainless, it’s 13″ wide and 14.5″ tall and the tower column is 3″ in diameter.  We’re including 4 shanks with stainless steel faucet flanges, 4 Intertap Stainless faucets, faucet handles and all mounting hardware.  The price is $414 and we have only one of these. The faucet and faucet handles are not the same as pictured.  The included faucets are HERE.

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Online Ordering and Drop-off Locations

UPDATE 12/8/20: We will only offer pickup at Black Dog and Home Delivery. Home Delivery is available only if you live within 10 miles of 180 Newspaper Way, Holly Springs, NC.

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 https://homecraftednc.com . 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.

www.homecraftednc.com

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Current Seasonal Yeasts:

Wyeast:

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

Styles:
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)
Styles:
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)
Styles:
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

Styles:
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin
Saison

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

Styles:
Belgian Golden Strong Ale
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Specialty Ale
Belgian Tripel
Witbier

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.

Attenuation
71-76%

Flocculation
Medium to High

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

Alcohol Tolerance
Medium

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.

Attenuation73-82%

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.

Attenuation67-73%

FlocculationHigh

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.

Attenuation:72-78%

Flocculation:Low-Medium

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.

Attenuation72-78%

FlocculationMedium

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