It has been a rough few weeks waiting on our latest shipment to be released, and it left our inventory on many essences and turbo yeasts quite depleted. Well, our shipment is finally here, and most of the out of stock items are back in stock and ready to ship!
First the yeast. Gert Strand’s new Black Bull Turbo Yeast is a low-cost option that can ferment a sugar wash up to 18% in as little as 5-6 days. It is a clean fermenting yeast, comparing to the Black Label Turbo Yeast for speed, but at a lower cost.
Next, the essences. We start with an old favorite- Compadre Red Italian Bitter essence, which is a Black Label level essence, and makes a great apertif. We also have two new essences- Black Baccara Rum essence and Tango Gin essence. Black Baccara Rum is a strong, dark, heavy rum reminiscent of blackstrap molasses rum from the Caribbean. Tango Gin is a clean gin with a high juniper content, similar in flavor to Tangueray Gin*.
Try them all, and watch for more new products in the near future!
*trademark of respective manufacturer
Brewhaus now offers another option in distiller kettles- and induction ready kettle. Based on the same design as our Premium kettle, the Induction kettle is made from a different grade of stainless steel to work with induction cookers. The new Induction kettle still works with conventional heat sources, and includes an aluminum diffuser plate. We will continue to offer our Premium kettle, which is produced from a very high grade of stainless steel, which cannot be cold worked to become magnetic and function on an induction cooker. This makes our Premium kettle more corrosion resistant than most competing kettles.
Because we were gearing up for a move of our entire warehouse into a larger location we felt that it was necessary to reduce inventory on some products to help make our move a little more manageable. As a result, most of our styles of liquor bottles have been out of stock for some time, but are now back in stock. The only exception is the 375ml Flask bottle, which we are still awaiting production on.
Now that we are settling into our new warehouse, other out of stock products will also be restocked shortly.
There is a reason that all high-grade stainless steel cookware has that thick aluminum plate on the bottom. It is really not just a very heavy frisbie! The reasons that Brewhaus includes aluminum diffuser plates with all of our kettles are the same as those of the better cookware producers. First, the diffuser plate helps to spread the heat evenly across the base of your kettle, eliminating hot spots that can cause scorching. They also help to reduce the effect of a cycling heat source by holding a reserve of heat and leveling off the cycling. Lastly, the diffuser plate protects the bottom of your kettle when using gas heat.
So, why do we not have the diffuser plates permanently attached? Although rare, we have seen instances where a heat source has been powerful enough to actually melt the aluminum plate. In these cases the plate can be replaced, at a much lower cost than the replacement of a complete kettle. There are also times where a heat source may produce barely enough heat to distill a product, and the very slight additional heat loss will make it impossible to achieve the required still head temperature. In such cases it is best to place the kettle directly onto the heat source.
Our continued growth in servicing commercial distilleries, along with our continued expansion in hot sauce distribution, have left us literally tripping over stock in our current location. For more than a year we have been searching for a larger warehouse to suit our needs, and that search has finally come to an end! Our new 7000 square foot warehouse opens up the room to operate more efficiently, and allows for some future expansion. Over the next several weeks we will be preparing the new warehouse for our official move. We will add photos as our new warehouse starts to come together.
We have been hard at work behind the scenes to upgrade our website, both functionally as well as appearance. We still have some new features coming to the site that will make ordering even smoother, and will post more information as the features are added. One of the most notable differences is the new ease of adding items to your order. While you still need to phone or e-mail us to make additions to your orders (we do not allow this from the customer-side of the website in case the order is already being packed), we can immediately give you the new total (including shipping) and send you an updated copy of the order by e-mail. You are also now able to ‘Like’ individual items on Facebook in addition to product reviews.
Watch our site for more site improvements coming soon.
Brewhaus has added a new digital thermometer to our ever growing line of products. This new thermometer has a rotating head that can swivel 180 degrees, with a digital display showing the temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius. It has high accuracy of +/- 1 degree, and a 1/10 degree digital display.
Coupon: Save $1.50 off our low regular price of $9.95 when you purchase our new digital thermometer by November 30, 2011. Just enter coupon code DT11 at the checkout!
It is finally here! Our shipment from Sweden, putting most out of stock essences and turbo yeasts back in stock, has arrived. While some items were backordered to us, most essences and yeasts are back in stock and available.
Our blog is finally here. Keep visiting as we will regularly offer information and review on new products, arrival of major shipments, product coupons, and more. We also welcome your input, so please contact us with your requests and we will do our best to oblige!