New Location

We will be moving on May 15 2012 to The Habor House at 147 Front street in downtown Swansboro. The new location is larger and will be better to serve all your Homebrew, Winemaking, coffee and ice cream needs.

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White labs liquid yeast

Bake Bottle and Brew received our first order of white labs liquid yeasts to better serve your homebrew needs. WLP001 California Ale yeast, WLP 002 Engish Ale yeast, WLP029 German Kolsch yeast, WLP060 American Ale Yeast, WLP568 Belgian Stlye Saison yeast, WLP575 Beligian Stlye Ale Yeast. We also recieve some new beer ingrediate kits, American Cream Ale, Milk Stout, Beligian Trippel, Witbier and Kolsch.

Why should I brew my own Beer?

Beer with manBrewing beer is fun, easy and very affordable but many people wonder why they should brew beer at home when they can just buy it at the store.

The truth is, you don’t have to but if your passionate enough and enjoy the flavor of a good craft beer, brewing it yourself is definitely worth trying.

First, it’s very affordable. In fact, brewing your own beer can cost as little as $5 a six-pack. This is for rich, great tasting craft beer not that cheap stuff! Also, you can try a variety of recipes and ingredients and really fine tune your brew to suit your own tastes.

Next, its fun. Heating, mixing, waiting, watching. The whole process from start to finish is interesting enough to keep you excited about the finished product while practicing patience while the yeast works its magic. You don’t need a lot of space or equipment, just a few hours in the kitchen and a few weeks later, your very own beer is ready to chill and serve.

Finally, its part of our heritage. Brewing beer can be dated as far back as 4300 BC perhaps and most definitly has its place in the history books as being a staple in many cultures.

So if you have a free Saturday and are curious about beer making in your home, stop by our store to learn all the facts, select your ingredients and get started.

 

Beer Bottling day

Today I am bottling my latest homebrew. I have a Wheat beer, Red Ale, a Coffee Stout and a Chocolate Cherry Stout to bottle. They were all partial mashes and have fermented for 2 weeks.After bottling they should be carbonated  in a week and ready to drink but they will get better if I can wait untill they age for 2 weeks. I am thinking my next brews will be a Blue Moon clone, Oatmeal Stout and a Pilsner.Still working recipes.

Coffee Stout

  •                                               Coffee Stout
    Date: 1/15/2011
    Batch Size: 5.00 gal)
    Ingredients
    2 lbs Dark Dry Extract Dry
  • 1 lbs Amber Dry Extract
    3.3 lbs Dark Liquid Extract
    6 oz Crystal Malt –
  • 4 oz Roasted Barley Malt
    8.0 oz Chocolate Malt
    1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops
    1.00 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (15 min) Hops
    1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (0 min) Hops –
    6.00 oz Coffee – El Salvadoran (cold press 1 hour)10 min
    1 Pkgs Fermentis Safale 05 Dry ale yeast
  • 5 oz priming sugar
  • 1 Whirlfloc (Spanish moss) 15  mins

    Beer Profile
    Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
    Measured Original Gravity:
    Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
    Measured Final Gravity:
    Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.44 %
    Actual Alcohol by Vol:

    Notes
    Steep grains at 152° for 30 min.

Coffee is very coarse grind. Add coffee at 10. min left.

Red Ale recipe

Brewing up a Red Ale

The Do Red Ale

  • 1 can light Malt Extract
  • 1 can extra light Malt Extract
  • 4 oz Melanoidin Grain
  • 6 oz Cara red
  • 1 oz Nugget Hop pellets (bittering)
  • 1 oz U. K. Kent Golding hop pellets (half flavor & half aroma)
  • 1 tablet Whirlfloc (Irish Moss)
  • 1 pk Fermentis Safale 05 Dry ale yeast
  • 5 oz priming sugar
  • Steep grain in bag for 30 minutes @ 155 degrees
  • 1 ozNugget 60 minutes
  • ½ oz  Kent 30 minutes
  • ½ oz Kent 5 minutes
  • 7 days in bucket with yeast, 7 days in glass. Prime and bottle 7 days
  • EStT SG 1.054
  • EST FG 1.012