Harvest is the premier provider of home-brew, wine-making and fermentation needs.
What do you need to ferment or brew?
1. A kettle, big enough to hold a few gallons at least, for your wort. Stainless Steel is a must. Aluminum can cause flavors and eventually brain damage. (Need more Info? check out this site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11130287 )
2. A fermenter, big enough to hold your batch and head space for the foam that builds up. Usually a gallon extra will suffice.
3. Airlock system, something to prevent air from re-entering the fermenter while allowing Carbon Dioxide to escape. We suggest simple, cheap, plastic airlocks along with an appropriately sized bored, rubber stopper or grommet.
4. Temperature regulation, a thermometer strip on the side of your fermenter is a near necessity. Yeast can be sensitive.
5. Sanitation, boiling can be sufficient in some cases but for those things that don't deal well with boiling food grade sanitizers are the answer. Contamination has been the downfall of many ferments.
Sugar source: whether it be barley, grapes or whatever else you can think of.
Yeast: yeasts have been designed for every particular use, find the right one.
Additives: Hops and spices as desired.
Toys to Make the Process Easier
1. Racking Cane and Siphon Hose, after fermentation has begun you do not want to transfer your ferment by pouring from one bucket to another. This adds air to the solution and oxidation of your alcohol may occur. Another thing to consider is the sediment that has built up on the bottom of your fermenter, most racking canes are designed to not draw directly off the bottom.
2. Fine mesh strainer, if you aren't using hop socks or mesh bags you will need a strainer to remove your adjunct grains and hops.
3. Literature, we suggest John Palmer's "How to Brew".
1. Bottling is the most widely used, easily sanitize and reuse bottles from your favorite beverages or buy new. Caps, a capper and bottling sugar (for beer) is required in addition to your glass bottles.
2. Kegging, a keg and carbonating system may be what you prefer. A one step process to safely storing all of your beer but requires a larger initial investment.
This is Harvest's presence online, and is here to serve the world the way Harvest serves our humble community. You are always welcome to come in and see us at 501 NW Douglas Blvd, Winston, OR. 97496. If you are one of our out-of-town friends, we can help you with any homestead project your heart desires with the use of our online store and help resources.
Everything you need we have in stock or can be ordered very quickly, so feel free to ask us any questions. Harvest has been serving the greater Roseburg area and Southern Oregon for more than 20 years.
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