Education

EXCLUSIVE Winemaking Seminar with Daniel Pambianchi

SEMINAR MAKING CONSISTENTLY FLAWLESS WINES by Daniel Pambianchi Saturday April 28, 2018 at Keystone Homebrew Supply – Montgomeryville OBJECTIVES Learn how to put into practice the many theories on more advanced winemaking… [ read more ]

Fermentation Instructions – Fresh Juice

Making wine from fresh grape juice is relatively easy! There is no need to crush, de-stem or press the grapes, which saves time and eliminates the need for specialized equipment. Here are… [ read more ]

Common Winemaking Questions

We get all kinds of interesting questions from winemakers every year. Here are some of the most common questions we hear from beginners: Is my wine fermenting? Hydrometer readings are the best… [ read more ]

How to Make Mead

DIRECTIONS: In a pot combine honey and 1½ gallons of water. Slowly increase heat until the honey dissolves, then raise the temperature of the mixture to 170F. Steep at this temperature for… [ read more ]

Notes on Hard Cider Making

Add the cider to a primary fermenter with plenty of head space (don’t fill more than ¾ full). We recommend that you add ¼ teaspoon of potassium metabisulfite per 5 gallons of… [ read more ]

Fermentation Basics, Part 1

We often have customers ask about the basics. Here are a few to consider. Sanitation All sound winemaking begins with good sanitation practices. You cannot hope to make good wine unless you… [ read more ]

Fermentation Basics, Part 2: Basic Winemaking Equipment

by Dave Salaba Besides bottling our wine from last year’s vintage, the weeks leading up to each harvest is a great time to organize and make sure that we have everything that… [ read more ]

Fermentation Basics, Part 3: Questions We Regularly Receive

by Dave Salaba Fresh grapes…fresh juice…kits…is there really a difference in making wine from each? You bet there is! While each method will produce wine, there are significant differences. The most difficult… [ read more ]

Basic Brewing Equipment

To brew your first batch of beer you’ll need several inexpensive gadgets. We supply everything you’ll need in our True Brew Equipment Kit , which includes: Primary fermenter, 6.5 gal., food grade… [ read more ]

Brewing Methods

There are three basic ways to make beer at home, all extract brewing, extract with specialty grains & fresh hops brewing, and all-grain brewing. EXTRACT BREWING (Detailed Directions) Most beginners start off… [ read more ]

Your chance to try the most exclusive wine kits

Winexpert’s limited edition 2018 vintages Welcome to the LE18 Collection: five exceptional wines from some of the world’s most renowned winegrowing regions. These exclusive wines are available by pre-order only. Featuring: Lodi… [ read more ]

JULY 21st – BARREL BREW DAY

Join Keystone Homebrew and Stone & Key Cellars in Montgomeryville for our annual Club Barrel Brew Championship Brew Day.  Bear witness to over a dozen local homebrew clubs brewing for a championship… [ read more ]

Craft Beer Week 2018 Promo

Help us take back craft and support your local, independent, craft beer scene this week.  We’re offering 15% off all beer ingredients (and kits) with a purchase of $50* using the code… [ read more ]

Feliz Dia de Homebrew Nacional!

Celebrate National Homebrew Day with Keystone What do you do when both National Homebrew Day and Cinco de Mayo fall on the same Saturday?  You release a new Tequila Lime Saison kit… [ read more ]

2018 Chilean Juice Pre-Order NOW!

We are expecting South American juice to start arriving sometime around the last few days of April and into May.  Because of the limited availability and time-sensitive nature of Spring wine season,… [ read more ]

Grain and Malt Symposium with Deer Creek

We’ll be pouring a Rye Saison and possibly some other homebrews made exclusively with Deer Creek malt and using some Deer Creek hops too!  Come and join us at this unique event… [ read more ]

Now Taking Hop Rhizome Pre-Orders!

   PRE-ORDER 2018 HOP RHIZOMES Order hop rhizomes now, and receive them March-April to start your very own hop garden! You can spend as little as $3.95 per rhizome, while the vines… [ read more ]

Malt-A-Palooza at Deer Creek

Join us this Saturday in Glen Mills at the Deer Creek Malthouse for a day filled with fall fun for the whole family.  We’ve partnered with Deer Creek and Sunnybrae Hops to… [ read more ]

Special discounts for brewers during wine season!

  10% OFF BEER INGREDIENTS    That’s right.  It’s wine season once again. That means a packed store with lots of people shouting about the difference between an Italian and California Sangiovese,… [ read more ]

Fall 2017 Grapes and Juice – Now taking pre-orders!

2017 FALL HARVEST now taking pre-orders! This year it is more important than ever to place orders in advance.  L’uva Bella California juices and select premium grapes from Paso Robles will be… [ read more ]