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KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR POP UP CLASSES.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE OUR BREWING DAYS THAT YOUR INVITED TO JOIN.  ON THESE DAYS WE USE OUR CUSTOM RUBY STREET FUSION.
LEARN ABOUT ALL GRAIN AS WELL AS THE BENEFITS OF A RUBY STEET BREWING SYSTEM.

 
HERE'S THE LATEST AND GREATEST ADDITIONS!
 

WILDBREW Sour Pitch by Lallemand:    FINALLY IN STOCK.
              WildBrew™ Sour Pitch is a high-performance, high-purity lactic acid bacteria specifically selected for its ability to produce a wide range of sour beer styles. WildBrew™ Sour Pitch produces a clean and balanced citrus flavor profile typical of both traditional and modern sour beer styles. When inoculated at optimal temperature and the right conditions, it is a powerful, safe and easy way to handle bacteria for various beer souring techniques, such as a typical kettle souring process. Besides providing an outstanding performance, WildBrew™ Sour Pitch is capable of delivering consistent results for brewers. Styles brewed with this bacteria include, but are not limited to, Berliner Weisse, Gose, lambic, American Wild, and Sour IPA.
MICROBIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Classiffied as Lactobacillus plantarum, a facultative hetero-fermentative strain. 
Typical Analysis of WildBrew™ Sour Pitch:
  • Viable Bacteria > 10" CFU/g
  • Dry Matter > 92%
  • Coliform < 102CFU/g
  • Acetic Bacteria < 104CFU/g
  • Moulds < 103CFU/g
  • Yeast < 103CFU/g

In line with Lallemand’s strict quality control and assurance procedures, every single batch of WildBrew™ Sour Pitch is released to the market only after passing a rigorous series of tests, guaranteeing the highest standards of purity, quality and performance.

13" GLASS Hydrometer Test Jars:      
           This glass hydrometer test jar has a wide plastic base to prevent tipping and Bumper Guard if it does tip. The longer tube makes this test jar perfect for any of our hydrometers. A test jar makes taking hydrometer reading easier, and with less waste.

 



Millenium Hops:  
         High alpha with clean bittering properties make it great for kettle additions in hoppy ales.Typical alpha: 13.0-16.0%. A new high-alpha descendant of Nugget with very similar bittering properties. Primarily used for bittering additions, Millennium has a pleasant herbal aroma. Origin USA, Pellet.
         Millennium was, unsurprisingly, released in the year 2000. Emanating from the John I. Haas Breeding Program, Millennium hops are directly descended from Nugget and are considered similar in many ways to Columbus. They were born largely out of a desire for greater disease resistance and storage stability. They work well as a bittering agent in American-style ales, Stouts and are considered mild in character with an ability to impart herbaceous notes and elements of resin.

USED 900ml Green Glass Flip Top Bottles:     
           We purchased 130 Green 900ml Glass Flip Top Bottles. These held a Cider made in the Middle East. They are a very unique size. These are perfect for custom bottling, wines, ciders, beers or kombucha. This is a one time purchase, and we do not expect to have these again. GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. Bottles still have labels on them that are easy to soak in hot water and remove.
Extract Kit's of the Month

"Red Hand" Milk Stout

This milk stout is based on a commercial beer produced by a popular Colorado brewery. Containing a pound of Milk Sugar (Lactose), Flaked Oats, and Flaked Barley, this stout has an extremely smooth mouthfeel and a slightly sweet finish. Roasted Barley and Chocolate malts add a coffee-like character to the beer.
 
Approx. Original Gravity: 1.064
Approx. Final Gravity: 1.013
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.6%
Bitterness: 27 IBUs
Calories: 215 kcal/12oz
Approx. Color: 44 SRM
 
Estimated Brew Day time: 3 hrs (including cleanup)
Total Time from Grain to Glass: At least 3 weeks

 

Holiday Ale

This spiced Holiday Ale starts big and malty with a full body and fruity English yeast profile. The flavor is complex malt with fruit, burnt caramel, and traditional holiday spices, finishing sweet with a warming alcohol note. It increases in complexity with age, so don’t be afraid to let it sit.
 
Approx. Original Gravity: 1.076
Approx. Final Gravity: 1.020
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.5%
Bitterness: 19 IBUs
Calories: 261 kcal/12oz
Approx. Color: 21 SRM
 
Estimated Brew Day time: 3 hrs (including cleanup)
Total Time from Grain to Glass: At least 3 weeks
 

Tips and Tricks:

a) Keep the milled grains loose inside the mesh bag to extract the most flavor and color

b) Pay careful attention to not let your steeping water exceed 170°F which extracts tannins and stops the enzymes from extracting the sugars from the grain.

c) Make sure that the malt extract does not accumulate and caramelize on the bottom of the kettle. Keep it stirred.

d) Hops can cause malignant hyperthermia when consumed by dogs, with sometimes fatal results. Don’t let Spot eat your hops.

October Beginner's Class
Saturday 10/20/18 10:30am-1pm

            Our beginners class offers a great experience for those interested in learning how to brew as well as newbies who still have questions or would like to re-enforce their knowledge and get even better at brewing. You can enjoy watching the process and being involved during the class. Ask all the questions you want of our class leader as well as any of our staff during or after the class. We are always there for you and will continue to assist you with the vast experience and knowledge of our team. We want you to experience and know the joy of making your own craft beer at home. The pleasure is immense and the payoffs are huge. Friends and family get involved and you can end up having a fun social gathering when brewing.  It's a great time to hang out, discuss beers, recipes, styles, tips and tricks you learn and share.
          Signing up is easy, call us at 303-232-5347 (kegs), email us at kegs@tomsbrewshop.com or stop by and we will reserve your place. Seating is limited, so get your spot today. $10.00 register fee. This will be returned in the form of an in-store coupon you can use anytime after the class.
 

750ml Belgian Beer Bottles Crown Finish:  Now only $17.50 per case of 12.
                Bottle your Belgians authentically in these premium Belgian-style beer bottles. A high-quality bottle suitable for highly carbonated beers, and undeniably classy, these bottles are used by several top-notch breweries that brew the Belgian style. Use with standard crown caps, works best with a bench capper. 12 per case.
Can these bottles be corked as well?  It is not recommend to insert a cork into bottles meant to be capped. The glass thickness at the neck is different and the wide corks will not insert well and the bottles probably break.




Special Offer: Hop Blocker from Blichmann       
            This is a special in-house offer that we cannot price online due to (MAP) Minimum Advertised Pricing, set by the manufacture. Stop in to find out the special deal we are offering.
         If you prefer a hoppy beer, you’re likely concerned with keeping the hops in your boil kettle and out of your fermenter during your home brewing. The Blichmann Hop Blocker is a handy brewing accessory that promises to keep those hops out of the fermenter and securely in the boil kettle, all without disrupting the rest of the brewing process.
        Through rigorous and repetitive testing, Blichmann Engineering has determined that the 90 percent to 95 percent of the hop material is left behind when using the Blichmann Hop Blocker to transfer your brew to the fermenter. While many traditional screen filters draw from the bottom of the kettle and often plug the screen, the Hop Blocker drains the majority of the wort from the top down, enabling the hops and trub to settle undisturbed at the bottom of the kettle. The filter works on just a small portion of the wort instead of the entire thing, making it much less disruptive. 
        The Blichmann Hop Blocker is designed for use with pellet hops only, not with whole, loose hops, as those could clog the Hop Blocker.  

Wine Expert Dessert Wines for the Holidays:    
         We have Two flavors available, These normally go for $104.95 each, Now only $84.95 each. Great for Gifts, buy 2.
  • Chocolate Raspberry Hugely popular each year, this wine is bursting with rich, intense fruit flavors and aromas, has traditional Port character of warm, rounded cherry and plum, supported by a racy zing of bright raspberry. Perfumed and gently tart with luscious liquid chocolate, beguiling with dark, bittersweet aromas of coffee and vanilla. Toasty hints of oak guide the way to a long, rich finish.
    **Excellent within three months, this wine will age gorgeously if you can keep any that long!
    **11.5 L of 100% juice - Yields 11.5 L (3 gallons) of wine - not from concentrate!
    Food Pairings: Delicious on its own or with any dessert, or served with toasted nuts or shortbread.
    Alcohol by Volume: 15%-16.5%
    Bottle labels included
  • Toasted Marshmallow  Apres Toasted Marshmallow Dessert Wine
    Apres is pleased to announce that for a limited time, you can make and enjoy a wonderfully delicious Toasted Marshmallow Dessert Wine.  This wine is new, rich and smokey Toasted Marshmallow with smooth vanilla and decadent caramelized notes.
    Oak: Medium
    Sweetness Code: 7
    Body: Full
    Alcohol by Volume: 17%
    Shared with family and friends, it will warm the hearts and the palates of all of your guests. Excellent within three months, this wine will age gorgeously if you can keep any that long!
    3-gallon Pure Juice kit, ADD NO WATER! Dessert Wines will last for years, make great gifts!
           
FastBrewing Bottle Drying racks and FastFerm Accessories:    
  • FastRack Drying & Stacking, These are compact, stackable and eliminate contact with the inside of the bottle. FastRacks are versatile and fit various bottle sizes to ensure all bottles can be stored efficiently. Normally $19.95 for a Single set, now $17.50, Double set Was $31.50, Now $27.75

FastFerm Conical Accessories,
  • Carrying Strap Was $14.99, Now $11.99,
  • Replacement Lid Gaskets, was $2.99, now $2.25,
  • Brass Thermowell, was $12.99, now $9.99,
  • Thermometer for Conical, was $19.99, now $15.99,
  • Collection Ball, was $19.99, now $15.99






 

A Work in Progress, albeit SLOW! 

               

      September seemed to go by quickly.  The unheard of weeks in the 90˚ range kept us feeling like summer would never end, dropping only the last week into more familiar temps. Fall is always a nice break with windows and doors wide open, enjoying the mild weather. Leaves turning colors and yards and gardens getting prepped for for the coming cold. I'll miss puttering around the yard and garden. Mike cut the hops down and cleaned up the area. Laid down new weed control mats and got it ready for next year. Lots of work for a couple days, but it looks great.

       The Brewhouse, Fermenters and Bright's are completed and being loaded into two shipping containers. A large 40' High Capacity and a 20' Standard will be full. Our logistics company said the estimated delivery date could be the first or second week of November. We also will have the pleasure of paying the additional TARIFFS that were added to the cost. Weeeeeee! THANKS FOR THAT! Must be how I'm winning the Trade War. Our 3 ton chiller arrived from G&D Chillers out of Oregon and looks great.
      Our MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) Engineer, working in collaboration with our Architect, looks to be making progress on our drain system and plans to have all the drawings ready to submit to the city within a week. This would be the first step in getting a permit to start the actual construction. Once we get the floors cut, trench drains installed and finished, the rest should move at a quicker pace. 

CHEERS!!
Tom


 

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