Hop Vines

A Guide to Hops

If you’re a beer lover, then you’ve probably heard about hops. Hops are the flowers of the hop plant that are used in beer for flavouring and stability. There are many different types of hops, each with its own unique flavour and aroma. In this blog post, we will discuss what hops are, what they’re

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Fermentation Enthusiasts

We’re pleased to announce the release of three new beta cultures: Flanders Specialty Ale, Wallonian Farmhouse II and Saison/Brettanomyces Blend II. While we have homebrew vials of all the new beta products stocked on the website, we only have commercial culture available currently for Saison/Brettanomyces Blend II. If you’d like commercial pitches of any of

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As far as comebacks go this hop has the title. Released in 1974 only to be retired in 1980 when super alphas was all the rage. This hop has made a recent comeback due to the growing craft scene, originally for bittering but now known as a dual purpose variety. Aroma is described as wild

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Mixing wort with whiskey

Here’s a quick tip about whiskey, wort and beer brewing I picked up at my last Craft Beer and Brewing retreat in Colorado. John Mallett from Bell’s Brewing shared it with me though I’ve since found that other brewers also know this trick. Hot Wort and Whiskey or Scotch So the tip is this: while

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top shelf cherry bouron

Top Shelf Cherry Bourbon

If you like the new Cherry Bourbons that have stormed the market over the past few months you are going to love the new Top Shelf Cherry Bourbon. All the major commercial spirit makers seem to have launched their version of this interesting new flavoured bourbon. Still Spirits Cherry Bourbon spirit essence has the flavour

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New Dried Beer Yeast

NEW DRIED BEER YEASTS FOR CRAFT BREWING The character and complexity of beer is driven by hops. malt and the type of yeast you use. Having the right yeast is critical when creating craft beers with true personality. This range of dried pure yeast strains have been brought to market after years of a development,extensive brewing trials and rigorous screening. This

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Whisky Malt

Castle Whisky Malt ESB Brewing Supplies and The Brew Shop now carry whisky malt for those pot still owners who wish to make a genuine Scotch Whiskey using  peated malt   Fenol: 10-25 ppm & 26-45 ppm Features:  Château Whisky malt created with love for your whisky is smoked during kilning with the best Scottish

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