Brew Your Own Beer News and Events

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Electric Brew Systems: Digiboil and Anvil Foundry 

Versatile all-grain, partial mash, or extract brewing systems.

Omega Yeast favorites return!

Omega yeast Bananza, Sundew, and Cosmic Punch are back in stock!.

Bananza is loaded with ripe banana esters (with a hint of pear) make this new, Omega Yeast original a standout for pastry stouts, milkshake IPAs, and other modern ales. For prime banana esters, pitch at 68°F (20°C) and let free rise to 72 – 75°F (22 – 24°C). Unlike its parental Hefeweizen strain, Bananza is versatile because it is non-phenolic and therefore incapable of producing clove flavors that would mask its pure banana profile.

Sundew’s ripe strawberry, passion fruit, pear, and stone fruit combine to emphasize desirable notes in modern fruity hops. This Omega Yeast original strain was inspired by its parental strain’s fruit esters, which were originally obscured by Belgian phenolic character. Sundew, however, is non-phenolic and incapable of producing the spicy clove flavors that were previously competing with its pure, juicy red-fruit bouquet.

Cosmic Punch is a Thiolized version of our popular hazy strain, British Ale V (OYL-011), Cosmic Punch generates thiols through biotransformation, releasing tropical aromas experienced in southern hemisphere hops and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This punchy strain unleashes vibrant grapefruit, passion fruit, and guava notes. Expect the same performance and haze you get from British V, but with additional thiol aromas. Experiment with mash hopping or wine grape-derived products to push even more thiols.

Winexpert’s Italian Montepulciano

Montepulciano is back!

After a two year hiatus, Montepulciano has returned to Winexpert’s lineup of wines.

This classic Italian red wine has notes of cherry, boysenberry, dark plum, spice and fresh acidity. Perfect for pairing with popular Italian dishes like pasta, pizza and charcuterie. Dry, medium-full body w/ medium oak.

Brewer’s Best Sours Featuring Philly Sour Yeast

These sour recipes are easy to craft and thanks to Lallemand’s Philly Sour yeast. Philly Sour yeast produces lactic acid before fermentation starts so you don’t require traditional long aging periods or the use of the kettle souring method. This yeast was discovered by the University of the Sciences right here in Philly!

Our three new Brewer’s Best Sour extract kits now in stock are:

• Pineapple Tart Sour Ale
• Pucker Peach Sour Ale
• Sour Mango Pale Ale

New Hops in the shop! Perfect for your Hazy IPA’s!

Talus delivers big aromas of pink grapefruit, citrus rinds, dried roses, pine resin, tropical fruits and sage. The bold flavor profile draws from its roots as a cultivated daughter of Sabro. Talus’ impactful citrus, floral, wood and fruit aromas remain throughout the brewing process.
Sequoia is designed as a late kettle or dry hop for classic West Coast-inspired IPAs showcasing notes of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango,  citrus, and pine. Its strong tropical fruit expression also makes it well-suited to hazy or juicy IPA, as well as other hop-forward styles.

Home Brew Starter Equipment Kits

Our 5-gallon starter equipment kit is the easiest way to get started brewing your own beer. The kit includes a fermentation bucket, a bottling bucket, lid, airlock, auto-siphon, hose, bottle filler, bottle capper, carboy brush, hydrometer, and easy clean sanitizer. Equipment you will continue to use for every batch of homebrew. You will also need a stainless steel brew kettle and bottles. We also have 1-gallon equipment kits as well.

New logo! New tees!

Fresh batch of tees are now available with our sharp new logo! Short sleeve and long sleeve. Lots of color choices. Sizes available: M-L-XL-XXL

Brewer’s Best 8-Gallon and 16-Gallon Brew Kettles

With or Without? 8-gallon stainless steel brew kettles. Both kettles have graduated gallon markings on inside and out. Solid kettle has .08mm thick bottom. Kettle with welded 1/2″ ports has 1.0mm thick bottom and ports for optional kettle valve and thermometer. We also have 16-gallon brew kettle with welded 1/2″ ports. We also have a 10-gallon tri-clad BrewBuilt kettle.

Kegs and Stuff

We stock new 2.5 gallon and used 5 gallon corny kegs. We do CO2 tank exchanges. Sankey taps, faucets, shanks, regulators, etc. Beer and gas lines, cleaners, water filters. Everything you need to convert a fridge or fix up a kegerator.