June 27, 2009

We are getting closer every day!

Check back soon. We will have some grain malts, hops, yeast, malt extract, equipment kits, and an assortment of other necessities for sale before the end of the month! And don't forget, July is Good Beer Month, so be sure to enjoy some good beer. Not that we need to twist your arm......

0 certificates remaining! Thanks Everyone!

We have a special offer that is mutually beneficial to you, the homebrewers, and to us. You get up to $20.00 in FREE homebrewing supplies when you buy either a $40.oo or an $80.00 certificate. And we get to start doing business that much sooner! Yes, there is a catch. You have to wait until we officially open to use the certificate, but the quicker we sell 200 (or the equivalent) of these certificate, the quicker we can open this store front for you to start shopping!
Best of all we guarantee the certificate for a full refund of the purchase price if for some reason we do not open for business at all by 06/01/2010. But that won't happen will it? Because you all want us to open next month, right?!
The certificates have no cash value and can only be redeemed at Brooklyn Homebrew. Depending on which certificate you choose, each one only costs you $40.00 or $80.00 but will be good for $50.oo-$100.oo respectively worth of homebrewing equipment, ingredients, books, honey, or coffee.
PayPal is free for you to use and gives you a receipt via e-mail. When you pay for your voucher, we will just need to know if you would prefer a printable certificate sent by e-mail or a voucher sent to you via traditional mail. If you forget, we will just automatically e-mail it to you. Then just print your certificate from the attachment. The BUY NOW buttons are to the right of this post.
This program is so important to our success. I know it requires you to put a great deal of trust in two strangers, but you won't regret your decision. Tell as many people as you know who may be interested! You all can help us get the word out about this special offer. This is a great deal but it won't last forever. Buy as many as you want, they will NEVER expire. Tell your loved ones too so they can buy you a few Homebrew Bucks as a gift! This idea was suggested by some of you homebrewers so now its time to put it to the test.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail us at brooklynhomebrew@gmail.com
Thanks everyone!

Our Mission

Brooklyn Homebrew’s mission is to provide all of New York City’s Homebrewers with a retail store that offers a wide range of the freshest hops, yeast, grain malts, malt extracts, honeys, and spices available. In addition, we strive to offer all of the necessary equipment for both the novice homebrewer and the experienced professionals. Brooklyn Homebrew will introduce and educate a new generation of people to brewing beer at home. We will establish an ongoing dialogue with our customers in an effort to better serve them and assure a high rate of repeat business. Most importantly, we will strive to make the establishment as environmentally friendly as possible, acknowledging the importance of reducing our carbon footprint as well as reducing waste and water consumption.

June 26, 2009

Want to know more about us?

Both Danielle and I are professionally trained chefs who have been working in restaurants for the past 8 years. We've also been homebrewing for the past 8 years whenever we had the time and money to do so. In all of that time we've made dozens of different styles, using a wide variety of ingredients. From fresh apples to make hard cider, to Bing cherries to make a Belgian Ale. We've made a couple of batches of wine as well. Fortunately, even after all of that we've never had an undrinkable batch that had to be tossed out. Cleanliness is close to Godliness when it comes to brewing! Besides beer we love Rock n' Roll, photography, and of course cooking.

June 21, 2009

Market research day.

We wanted to thank everyone from the NYC Homebrewers Guild meeting on Tuesday. It was very educational and we got to meet some fun people. Here is the survey we were talking about.

1. Do you use pellet, whole, or hop extract?
2. Do you brew all-grain, from malt extract, or from both?
3. Do you use beer flavoring additives such as flavored syrups and extracts?
4. What is the batch size that you normally brew? 5 gal, 10 gal, etc.
5. Do you prefer dry, pitchable vials, or liquid smack-pack yeast?
6. Do you ever use make a yeast starter culture before pitching?
7. What neighborhood do you currently live in?
8. What piece of brewing equipment are you currently dreaming of having?
9. If you brew with spices, which spices do you like to use the most?
10. Are you excited about a local homebrew supply shop?
11. Do you buy grain malts or extracts in bulk or by the pound?
12. How many times a year do you brew?

So please copy, paste, and email it back to us.

June 14, 2009

Camels drink beer too!?

We wanted to thank everyone for all of the responses we have been getting and we are happy that you are excited too! In the coming days we will be posting a survey for whom ever would like to take it. We are just looking for a little bit more information about your homebrewing habits, and some of the products you like to use.

On Tuesday we will be attending our first NYC Homebrewers Guild meeting at Burp Castle. We look forward to meeting some of you there.

We will also be participating in Good Beer at BAM, courtesy of Edible Brooklyn. We will be there to pass out some cards, answer questions and hopefully pour some delicious homebrew. Buy your tickets now before they sell out. It is sure to be an awesome time.

Stay tuned for your survey.....

June 7, 2009

Homebrewers of the world unite and take over!

Congratulations to all of the winners and participants of the Brooklyn Beer Experiment today at the Bell House!  We want to give a special "three cheers!" of recognition to women brewers.  They were representing today and won prizes in two categories with their "Pocket full of Sunshine" ale.  More of you ladies out there should start brewing beer.
My personal favorites included the winner of the first place crowd favorite award, the Airmail IPA, and the sadly unrecognized Mad Elephant Indian Pale Ale.  
If anyone hears word of anymore upcoming homebrew competitions in town, send us an email and we'll spread the word.

June 6, 2009

Interested in making your own beer and saving $$$ ??

If you are interested in learning how to make delicious high quality beer at home, and save money while doing it, check out How to Brew. By author John Palmer, this book has everything you need to know to get started brewing, and there are plenty of nuggets of knowledge for the advanced brewers too. It is completely free to read the book online, and even print pages that you find useful! And don't forget, it costs as little as $3 (sometimes less) per six-pack to make your own beer, versus $10-$12 of a comparable beer from the grocery store. Homebrew is fresher, more flavorful, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. As a result you'll benefit from the live yeast in the finished beer, which is one of the richest and most complete sources of vitamin B complex!

Stay tuned for some fun from The Brooklyn Beer Experiment tomorrow.