Friday, October 30, 2015

What's Brewing -- October 30, 2015 Issue

Holiday creep—don't you just hate it? You go into the grocery store for that last minute bag of Halloween candy and bam, 75% of the row is already devoted to candy canes and other holiday paraphernalia. It's pretty annoying. But when you are a beer and wine hobbiest you get a free pass on holiday creep. You have to think ahead to make sure your masterpiece will be ready in time to share and give away during the holiday season.
New Product: Kombucha Kit
If you haven't already started to plan what you are going to make or put on your wish list this year, we've got a few ideas in this issue for you. Come on down to the store to get inspired or  poke around for something new on our web store at Remember, local ground shipping is typically one day.

Thank you for shopping with us, we value your business.

Brew On!
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Friday, October 16, 2015

What's Brewing - October 16, 2015 Issue

Gourd Tap Kit
It’s Fall, it’s Fall—our favorite time of year! The kids go back to school, there's that unmistakable sound of crunchy leaves beneath our feet and we all dream that this year will be the year our team makes the playoffs.

If the cooler weather has inspired you to create something different than the easy-drinking beers and wines of summer, then you have come to the right place. We have added so many new items to the shop lately—we urge you come to the store to check it out in all it's glory. But if you like the convenience of shopping online, try out our web store at Remember, local ground shipping is typically one day.

Thank you for shopping with us, we value your business.

Brew On!
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Brewer’s Best BIAB Recipe Kits Are Back

Brew-In-A-Bag Kit
We have seen a lot of interest in the BIAB (Brew-In-A-Bag) method of all-grain brewing as it seems to be an attractive choice for brewers making the transition from extract brewing to all-grain brewing.  So since you asked, we’ve brought back the line of Brewer’s Best BIAB recipe kits. According to Brewer’s Best, this method has several advantages over traditional all-grain brewing:

  • Simple - The BIAB method is easy and ensures the best possibility of sucess for an extract brewer to brew an all-grain batch.
  • Ease of Entry - Very little equipment is needed. Just a 42 quart or larger pot, a propane burner and a very large grain bag
  • Space Saving - Homebrewers in urban dwellings appreciate the small footprint of the equipment needed for the BIAB method compared to the traditional all-grain method.
  • Less Time Consuming - With less equipment there is less setup and cleanup.

Friday, October 2, 2015

What's Brewing - October 2, 2015 Issue

Fresh Pressed Apple Cider Must
As the weather gets cooler, we usually see more of you in the shop. We have so many new products and if you haven't been in the shop for a while, you wll be in for a pleasant surprise. We've expanded!
If you like the convenience of shopping online, try out our online store at  The web store is also a great tool to check inventory on an item, pre-order Seasonal and Limited Release items, request notifications on out-of-stock items or have your order shipped. Local ground shipping is typically one day. 

Thank  you for shopping with us, we value your business.

Brew On! 
Derek & Mary Terrell, Owners, myLocal HomeBrew Shop

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Meet our Little Friends: Imperial Organic Yeast

Dennis getting chummy with our first shipment of Imperial cans.
We are just so excited to start carrying Imperial Organic Yeast in their "Pitch Right" cans. Until now only 2 of the main ingredients used to brew beer were available as certified organic; malts and hops. Imperial Organic Yeast has changed this and now provides brewers with a certified organic yeast option.

Fall 2015 Limited Edition Wine Kits

It's that wonderful time of year! The time of year when our outstanding selection of wine kits expands to include some rare and special breeds.

This fall's limited edtion WineExpert kits sound so good, we may have to just make them all. These kits represent a diverse cross section of the world's favorite wine regions. These delicious wines hail from Piedmont and Veneto, Italy; Paso Robles, California and Murray Darling, Australia.

Read up on each varietal and check out the videos, too. We're sure there will be one or two that piques your interest.

Fall = Apples and Apples = Fresh Pressed Raw Apple Cider Must

Thanks to our friends at Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Jefferson, Maryland, we are again able to offer -- for a very limited time only -- raw apple cider must.  

This cider maker's blend is hand-selected and pressed for home fermentation. Each 4 gallon pail contains approximately 3.5 gallons of juice and as a bonus the pail can be used as your primary fermenter. 

(Naturally, we have plenty of carboys and chemicals to round out the rest of your brew too.)

Price: $39.99 -- approx. 3.5 gallons of juice.