BREWER NEWSLETTER

 

February/March 2018
 
Store Hours/ Closings

We are a family business and will occasionally be closed for vacation. Notice of vacation closings are always posted in the store, on our website newsletters and in our recorded telephone message at least three weeks in advance.

Normal Store hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11:30am to 6:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm.

We will be CLOSED on Thursday, March 29th and Friday March 30th.

CLARIFYING YOUR BEER

The Wine Smith, along with Tony Oberkirch of the Random Acts of Brewing, has been adding BIOFINE to aid in clarifying finshed batches of beer with great results.  We added one tablespoon of Biofine to kegged five gallon batches immediately before cold-crashing from fermentation temperature to refrigerator temperature.  I actually did the first batch in a glass carboy so I could easily see the results and the beer was crystal clear within 48 hours. 

I highly recommend Biofine for all kegged beers.  The Wine Smith packages Biofine in convenient 4 ounce jars for $6.95.  That is enough to dose 40 gallons of beer. 

KEGGING KITS

The Wine Smith has pin lock Kegging Kits available for $229.  Kits include a reconditioned keg, 5 lb. (filled) CO2 tank and dual gauge TapeRite pressure regulator, plus the appropriate hoses, fittings and a squeeze tap. A kit without the keg is $185. A BYO Kegging Guide is also included with each kit.

BAYOU CLASSIC BREW KETTLES ON SALE

We have made a special buy on Bayou Classic all-stainless steel brew kettle sets and we're selling them at our lowest prices ever. The 4-piece sets include a brew kettle, lid, thermometer and 1/2" valve. The 6-piece sets include a brew kettle w/tri-clad bottom, lid, thermometer, 1/2" valve, false bottom and torpedo screen.

- 10 gallon, 4pc set @ $149. (only 1 remaining)

- 16 gallon, 4-pc set @ $199 (only 2 remaining) and 6-pc set @ $249 (only 1 remaining)

Sale prices are limited to quantities in stock.

We also have the Bayou Classic KB-4 Banjo Burner on sale for only $79 (regular price $99). This burner gives an even flame accros the entire bottom of your pot, eliminating hot spots and reducing heating time significantly for water and wort. 

NEW EXTRACT WITH GRAINS KITS

The Wine Smith has started packing our "extract with grains" beer ingredient kits at the store to keep your price down and ensure fresh ingreients.  These are the same as the True Brew and BSG Select kits and have identical or upgraded ingredients and instructions.  You are just not paying for the fancy box.  The "brown box" kits are American Light, Oktoberfest, Brown Porter, Czech Pilsner, West Coast IPA, Northwest Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, American Wheat, California Common ((Anchor Steam clone), Amber Ale (Fat Tire clone), Nut Brown Ale, Belgian Ale, Oaked Imperial Stout, Irish Stout (Guiness clone),  and Irish Red Ale.

Each extract kit includes an 11.5 gram packet of the appropriate Fermentis or Lallemand yeast. Wyeast liquid yeast can be substituited at additional cost.

 

NEW PRODUCTS

- Glucoamylase Enzyme, 10 gram packet, will convert up to 20 lbs. starch to sugar. $1.99

- Biofine Clear, 4 oz. jar will treat up to 40 gallons of beer. $6.95

- Simpsons Golden Naked Oats, 1 lb bag, $2.99

- FerMonster 6 and 7 gallon wide-mouth PET carboy, $29.95

- FastFerment "no rack" brewing system, $99

- Liquor barrel oak chips from Whiskey, Rum or Brandy barrels, 4 oz. pack, $5.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

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