A new shipment of Wyeast just arrived. Available here is the Pacman yeast, from Rogue breweries. A fairly neutral strain with a dry mild fruit finish. Pacman's flavor profile and performance make it a great choice for so many different kinds of beers. A few that are suggested: American Pale Ale, American Amber Ale, American Brown Ale, Brown Porter, Cream Ale, American IPA, Imperial IPA, the list goes on.
Alcohol Tolerance: 12% ABV
Temp Range: 60-72F (15-22C)
Try this yeast in your next batch of homebrew.
We started with a base of sorghum and rice, adding some amber Belgian candy syrup for carmelized sweetness. Maltodextrin and flaked rice add mouthfeel. We finish with a light touch of Saaz hops for gentle bittering and aroma.
Sorghum photo credit: Forest & Kim Starr.
For this Kenton Third Thursday, we will have samples of home brewed root beer, and some tasty beer brewed by HBX's very own Joe. We should have some homemade cheese as well. More businesses are getting involved this month, and there is a map that you can use to do a sort of scavenger hunt for free prizes.
For the holiday season, we will be staying open later on Saturdays. Starting tomorrow, we will be open 10am - 4pm on Saturdays. Our hours the rest of the week are unchanged. Please let us know what you think about the new hours.
Come down to our store today for some day-after-Thanksgiving specials:
Cascade Hops (1 oz plugs only) $1.00
Liquid Malt Extract %10 off
Liquid Rennet (veg) %10 off
Limit two each per customer.
Yogurt is suprisingly simple to make. Yogurt is a healthy source of protein, calcium, magnesium, and other essential vitamins as well as an aid in digestion. The fresher the yogurt is, the more beneficial live cultures it should contain. The best part is my one year old just loves it. See our new page on how to make yogurt.
This week we just received a new shipment of new products. We have some nice new pint glasses, featuring some of Oregon's favorite brews: Rogue's Dead Guy, Bridgeport's Blue Heron, and Portland Brewing's MacTarnahans.
From Wyeast we've added the Cider and Sweet Mead yeasts, as well as Northwest Ale yeast. We've added a bunch of other little items as well, such as the wine thief, which makes taking samples of wine or beer out of your carboy very easy.
On October 16 we reached a milestone, one month of being open for business. We wanted to thank all our customers for coming in and giving our new store a chance.
We have been busy ordering new items almost every week to try and keep up with all the good suggestions we have been receiving, so keep them coming.
The Big and Easy is a very cheap and fun introduction to home brewing. It consists of a two liter bottle of unfermented beer (wort). All it takes is a twist of the cap to release the yeast capsule and the fermentation process starts. Wait about 10 days, chill, then drink! This makes for a very unique and cool gift because literally anyone can brew their own beer with a couple of minutes of effort.
The benefits of the Big & Easy are: