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Fermentation Basics, Part 3: Questions We Regularly Receive

Posted on: February 1st, 2011
Posted by: ipdesign

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 ]

Fermentation Basics, Part 2: Basic Winemaking Equipment

Posted on: February 2nd, 2011
Posted by: ipdesign

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 1

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011
Posted by: ipdesign

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 ]

Winemaking Classes

Posted on: January 17th, 2011
Posted by: ipdesign

A little education can turn a casual hobby into a truly rewarding one. We offer a variety of entertaining and interactive classes to help enhance your winemaking experience. We set dates for… [ read more ]

Basic Brewing Equipment

Posted on: January 26th, 2011
Posted by: Keystone

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

Posted on: January 26th, 2011
Posted by: Keystone

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 ]

Club Meetings in Montgomeryville

Posted on: February 11th, 2011
Posted by: Keystone

On the third Thursday of each month, homebrewers meet at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville to share the fruits of their labors. Dozens of brewers, young and old, experienced and novice, bring… [ read more ]

Club Website

Posted on: February 10th, 2011
Posted by: Keystone

Check out www.keystonehops.org for the latest on upcoming club meetings, competitions and other events.

Club Meetings in Bethlehem

Posted on: February 12th, 2011
Posted by: Keystone

We meet on the last Tuesday of each month at Steelgaarden Beer Lounge (across the hall from Keystone Homebrew’s Bethlehem store) at 7:30 p.m. No secret handshake needed to attend, meetings are… [ read more ]

Club Website

Posted on: February 10th, 2011
Posted by: Keystone

Check out www.lehighvalleyhomebrewers.org for the latest on upcoming club meetings, competitions and other events.

Notes on Hard Cider Making

Posted on: February 15th, 2011
Posted by: Keystone

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 ]

How to Make Mead

Posted on: February 15th, 2011
Posted by: Keystone

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 ]

Fall 2016 Classes & Events Calendar

Posted on: May 8th, 2012
Posted by: Keystone

SEPTEMBER Monday, Sept. 10, Intro to Brewing Class Montgomeryville @ 3pm Thursday, Sept. 15, Keystone Hops Homebrew Club Meeting Montgomeryville @ 7pm Sunday, Sept. 18, Intro to Winemaking from Grapes Montgomeryville @ 1pm* Sunday,… [ read more ]

Fermentation Instructions – Fresh Juice

Posted on: August 31st, 2012
Posted by: Keystone

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

Posted on: August 31st, 2012
Posted by: Keystone

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 ]

The Fermentation Proclamation Blog

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013
Posted by: Keystone

by Aaron Fournier [Editor's Note: The views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of Keystone Homebrew Supply. Aaron walks his own path, to say the least. And that… [ read more ]

The Fine Wine Feline

Posted on: June 12th, 2013
Posted by: Keystone

A New kEYSTONE Blog by Blackie the Cat Alumnus, University of California at Davis along with his owner, Dave Salaba. Alumnus, Purdue University, along with his owner, Dave Alumnus, Domens Academy for… [ read more ]

WOTW IX Best of Show Recipe: Scottish Wee Heavy

Posted on: December 22nd, 2004
Posted by: ipdesign

Mike Tripka & Luke Kostu, from Woodbridge Homebrewers Ale & Lager Enthusiasts Society (WHALES), Woodbridge, NJ brewed this and won the Best-of-Show prize at the War of the Worts IX. 13 lb.… [ read more ]

2008 Keystone Cup Results

Posted on: February 15th, 2009
Posted by: Keystone

We couldn’t have asked for a more exciting finish to the first Keystone Cup. The top two clubs were within 6 points going into the Malt Madness, the second and final leg… [ read more ]