The Difference in Caramels

Posted by Will Ferguson on 11/13/2017 to Brewing 101
We get asked what the difference between Crystal 20L and 40L quite often. The answer is very simple. 

Keg Coupler Help

Posted by Will Ferguson on 11/2/2017 to Learning Center

So I need to tap my keg, but what coupler do I need? Each brewery falls into one of six different keg valves. We decided to display the six varieties. Simply match your keg valve to the picture and take a look at the couplers we provide for each. 

Week # 15 Warrior

Posted by Will Ferguson on 10/31/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase

Happy Hoppyween! This week’s hop is all about the Warrior. What makes this hop so scary is the clean taste and bitterness it adds to any beer. What’s even scarier is the high alpha acid level this hop has, just take a look!

Week # 14 Centennial

Posted by Will Ferguson on 10/17/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase

Hoppy Tuesday!

Our selected hop of the week is Centennial. Centennial is a dual-purpose hop that was first bred in 1974.

Liquid Yeast vs. Dry Yeast

Posted by Will Ferguson on 10/11/2017 to Brewing 101
Yeast can add dramatic flavors to your beer. So when deciding between dry and liquid yeast, it’s important to know exactly what you’re brewing and how you want it to turn out.  It was once believed that liquid yeast was the better option, but with advancements in technology, dry yeast is just as sterile, effective, and produces phenomenal beers.

Week # 13 Southern Cross

Posted by Joey Hernandez on 10/10/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase

Hoppy Tuesday Everyone!

This week I'm here to talk to you about an interesting bittering hop, Southern Cross! What's so interesting about it? Let's jump right into it and find out.

Copper vs. Stainless Steel

Posted by Will Ferguson on 10/4/2017
Strongly debated and never resolved. Which is better, a copper or stainless steel immersion chiller? Most of the equipment made by large brewing distributors live and die by their stainless steel products. So to an inexperienced brewer, stainless steel is the obvious choice. We’ve compiled a short list of pro’s and con’s of the two. You can be the judge.

DME vs. LME

Posted by Will Ferguson on 10/2/2017 to Tools & Calculators

What’s the difference between LME (liquid malt extract) and DME (dried malt extract)? Both LME and DME undergo similar processes. Each are created into wort through a typical mash and then dehydrated. LME is dehydrated to about 20% water, whereas DME is dehydrated to 2% water. The question of, “which one is better” is not an easy one, it all depends on what you’re looking for and how it’s going to be used.

How Do I Cool Down My Fermenter?

Posted by Will Ferguson on 9/29/2017 to Brewing 101
It can be hard to brew in the Florida heat. A question that keeps popping up is, how do we keep our fermentation temperatures low enough to ferment? There are a couple of ways to do that. Every batch is different but here are a few ideas:

Week # 12 Liberty

Posted by Will Ferguson on 9/26/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase

Hoppy Tuesday! Today's hop of choice is the Liberty 🇺🇸. Liberty is an aromic hop the delivers noble, floral, spicy, delicate, and lemon aromas to your beer. It's an extension of the Hallertau family very similar to Ultra, Mt. Hood, and Crystal hop pellets. This hop is great in Pilsner, Bock, Wheat, Lager, and Kölsch beers.


Week # 11 Hallertau Mittlefruh

Posted by Will Ferguson on 9/19/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
Looking for a good German hop? Hallertau Mittlefruh. Known has a classic aromic German hop, Hallertau Mittlefruh is cultivated in Hallertau, Germany. The aroma is a mild spice with citrus and floral tones. This hop is typically found in Bavarian-style Lagers, but pairs well with any recipe.

Week # 10 Simcoe

Posted by Will Ferguson on 9/5/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase

Hoppy Tuesday everybody!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday yesterday. Today's hop is an American hop. Developed by Select Botanicals Group and released in 2000, Simcoe is known for his brewing versatility and unique aroma characteristics. With a passion fruit, berry, pine, and citrus aroma profile, Simcoe would be great for IPA, Pale Ale, Wheat, Saison, and Amber beer styles. Take a look at its brewing values:


Week # 9 Sorachi Ace

Posted by Joey Hernandez on 8/22/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
This week we have a variety that I am very excited for: Sorachi Ace! This herbal/citrusy hop is one that some brewers struggle to work with, due to its dill character, but hopefully after today this hope will become your ... ACE in the hole. Moving on from my terrible puns, let's take a look at the numbers.

Week # 8 Galaxy

Posted by Will Ferguson on 8/15/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
Today we decided to take a look at one of the most versatile hops coming out of Australia 🇦🇺; Galaxy. Known for its distinct clean citrus aroma, this hop has known to give flavors (and scents) of passion fruit, peach and even keylime. It's versatile profile allows it to be used in any variety of beer. Take a look at some of its brewing values:

Week # 7 Perle

Posted by Will Ferguson on 8/8/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
Hoppy Tuesday! This week we'll be taking a look at German style hop that was born in the good ole U.S. of A; Perle. Ok well, that's not entirely true. Perle is grown in both Germany and in the United States. With that, let's dive right into it.

Week # 6 Amarillo

Posted by Will Ferguson on 8/1/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
Amarillo (not to be confused with the city in Texas) was discovered by Virgil Gamache Farms in Washington State. Washington is very fertile and I would be lying if I told you they produce anything but great hops...

Week # 5 Ahtanum

Posted by Joey Hernandez on 7/25/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
Ahtanum is a low alpha acid aroma hop that was developed by Yakima Chief Ranches. It's typically used in American pale ales and IPA's for its floral and citrus...

Week # 4 Nelson Sauvin

Posted by Joey Hernandez on 7/18/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
Nelson Sauvin was developed in New Zealand and was released as a dual purpose hop in 2000. It was bred from New Zealand Smooth Cone and “a selected New Zealand male...

Week # 3 Hallertau Blanc

Posted by Joey Hernandez on 7/12/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
When people think of classic, German, Hallertau they’re actually thinking of Hallertau Mittlefruh, a low alpha-acid, intense noble hop with a floral, citrus, and...

Week # 2 Galena

Posted by Joey Hernandez on 7/5/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase
Galena was developed by the USDA breeding program in Idaho in 1968. By crossing Brewers Gold with an unknown male variety, Galena burst into the brewing scene...

Week # 1 Idaho 7

Posted by Joey Hernandez on 6/27/2017 to Hoppy Tuesday Showcase

Idaho 7 is an experimental hop variety that was born out of Jackson Hop Farm in Wilder, Idaho (who would have thought). It's considered a dual-purpose hop due to its high alpha acid content...

Brewing Glossary

Posted by Joan Perez on 4/1/2016 to Brewing 101
Urban Brewers finds “How to Brew” by John Palmer a very interesting book for all home brewers, especially if you are initiating in this community. The following glossary can be found in John’s book and we think it is an extraordinary list of brewing terms.

Welcome to our online store

Posted by on 6/4/2014 to Brewing 101
Welcome to our online store! Our team is proud to announce that we're now open for business, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time. Our website has been carefully designed to provide you with an amazingly flexible online shopping experience, and its ease of navigation is something we think you'll grow to depend on and appreciate. Feel free to browse our entire product catalog, and let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the items housed within. Our team is always ready and willing to assist our customers, and we are happy for your visit.