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TerpsichoreanKid's Electric Brewery Parts List

Posted by Joseph Williams on

Hello YouTube Fans and BIY Shoppers!  I have been asked many times by email and comments on my YouTube channel (terpsichoreankid) about a parts list for my electric brewery setup I built and debuted on the channel.  It has taken me forever to get this list put together, but I THINK I have everything I used in my setup listed here.  If you find that I missed something, please let me know and I will update accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: this list is for reference only, and I cannot and will not guarantee parts compatibility and safety.  It is up to...

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How to Make Wine the Easy Way with Fresh Fruit

Posted by Joseph Williams on

How to Make Wine the Easy Way with Fresh Fruit

Please feel free to LIKE and SHARE this article with all of your wine making and beer making friends! The quick links to share are all at the bottom of the article! Home made wine is easy to make from fresh fruit if you follow a few simple steps! Naturally, we're here to help you along your way with this handy guide. Joe (known as TerpsichoreanKid on YouTube) has been making wine for years, and has owned BIY Homebrew Supply since the beginning--and has helped MANY people make awesome wine the easy way! We're going to give you the crash...

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Lalvin and Red Star Wine Yeast Selection Cheat Sheet!

Posted by Joseph Williams on

Lalvin and Red Star Wine Yeast Selection Cheat Sheet!

A lot of folks stop by our shop asking about what dry wine yeast selection they should choose for their homemade fruit wines--and we're always happy to help!  Joe scoured the internet and has put together this awesome little dry wine yeast cheat sheet.  It's a one-stop glance at what Lalvin or Red Star freeze dried wine yeast you should use for whatever style of fruit wine you are looking to make. This one sheet is a compilation from several difference sources, and is the main reference we use here in our physical stores (if you have stopped by, you undoubtedly would have...

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Welcome to the BIY Homebrew Supply New Customer Referral Program!

Posted by Joseph Williams on

Thank you for your interest in helping BIY Homebrew Supply grow, supporting a local business, and growing our awesome and tasty hobby from the front lines! You, my friend, are AWESOME! BIY exists solely because folks like you have continued to support us batch after batch, and for that we are incredibly thankful. Over the years, we hope you have seen our selection expand, our service get better, and our pricing get more and more competitive. It is through your support that we have been able to stick around, and will continue to do so for many years to come....

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Do you know how to properly say Wyeast's name? Or where they came up with that name?

Posted by Joseph Williams on

If you do, you're well ahead of most folks!  But if you don't--no need to worry.  Joe was tooling around on Wyeast's site looking for some new and interesting yeast strains, when he stumbled upon the answer to all of these questions.  Taken directly from their site, here it is: Also, very important but known by few, is the meaning and pronunciation of our name,  "Wyeast" (pronounced why-east) which is derived  from a Klickitat Indian legend  that relates  to the origins of the geography of the Pacific Northwest to a tragic love triangle involving chief of the Klickitat, chief of...

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