Homebrew KW – Making Beer in Kitchener Waterloo

Buy Brewing Grains and Yeasts Locally in Kitchener/Waterloo! 

The Local Kitchener now sells basic homebrewing ingredients: malts, grains, liquid malt extract, hops and dry yeasts for local pickup in Kitchener/Waterloo.  Grains are sold by the pound and can be crushed for a fee of $0.25/pound.  Malt extract is sold in 3 pound sizes.  We now offer locally grown organic whole-leaf hops and pellet hops, farm-direct from Michigan too!

We also now offer basic homebrewing equipment, check it out here.

To order and arrange pickup email “Jon [at] localkitchener [dot] ca” or fill in the form at the bottom of this page.  Include the amounts of grains/extract/yeast and when you need it.

The Local Kitchener is not a retail store, but rather ingredients sold by order from our home.  We do not ship, you just need to place an order and then arrange a time to pick it up.

Need some recipe inspiration?  Just ask for help putting together your own recipe, either from scratch or based on a particular favourite beer of yours!  Or check out a few of our recipes!  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Just ask, maybe we can order it for you.  You can also try the featured recipe which is a perfect summer beverage, our HefeKWeizen.

Featured Recipe: HefeKWeizen

A lightly hopped, refreshing summer beer, featuring local malt and hops, thisbeer beer is a nice patio sipper with hints of banana and clove accompanying the smooth malt character.  5.2% ABV and 14 IBUs.  There are three options for making this recipe, detailed brewing instructions included with kit:

HefeKWeizen 1.25 gallon All Grain $10.00
HefeKWeizen 5 gallon All Grain $25.00
HefeKWeizen 5 gallon Partial Mash $30.00



Brewing Ingredients:
Malt Extract – prices are per 3 lbs (1.36kg)
Liquid SuperLight Malt Extract (Muntons) $10.00
New! Liquid Wheat Malt Extract (Muntons) $11.00
Malt and Grains – prices are per pound (454g).  Feel free to order less than 1 lb of anything.  Sending a recipe is fine too, substitutions will be made as needed based on ingredient availability:
Base Malts:
2-Row Pale Malt (Canadian) $1.25
Sack of 2-Row Pale Malt (Canadian) $46.75
Maris Otter Pale Malt (UK) $1.50
Pilsner Malt (Weyerman) $1.50
Wheat Malt (Canadian) $1.50
Munich Malt  (Weyerman) out of stock $1.75
Rye Malt(Organic, Local) $2.00
Crystal and Roasted Malts:
Carafoam® (subs for Carapils) $1.75
Melanoidin $1.75
Light Brown Malt (Organic, Local) $2.00
Crystal 45 $1.75
Crystal 75 $1.75
Crystal 120 $1.75
Chocolate Malt $1.75
Black Malt $1.75
Unmalted Grains:
Soft Wheat (Organic, Local) $2.25
Barley Flakes (Canadian) $1.75
Raw Barley (Organic, Local) $2.25
Raw Spelt (Organic, Local) $2.25
Oat Flakes (Organic) $1.75
Toasted Wheat Flakes (Canadian) $1.75
Safale S-04 English Ale $3.50
Safale US-05 American Ale $3.75
Safale T-58 Belgian Ale $3.00
Safbrew WB-06 Wheat Weizen Ale $4.50
Saflager  W34-70 Lager $5.00
Saflager S-23 Lager $5.00
Safbrew Abbaye Ale $4.50
Safbrew F2 bottle conditioning yeast $4.00
Danstar Nottingham Ale $4.00
Danstar Windsor English Ale $4.00
Danstar Munich Wheat Ale Out of Stock $4.25
Danstar BRY-97 West Coast Ale $4.00
Lalvin D-47 Wine Yeast  (for hard cider) $2.00
Lalvin EC-1118 Champagne Yeast $2.00
Hops – prices are per ounce (28g). The Michigan hops are farm-direct from Hop Ridge Farms in Grand Rapids.hops!
Cascade – out of stock until the fall… $3.00
Hallertau – out of stock until the fall… $3.00
Chinook – Pellet (Michigan Grown) 8.96% Alpha $2.50
Centennial– Out of stock until the fall… $2.50
Challenger – Pellet (Michigan Grown) 6.20% Alpha $2.50
Nugget – Pellet (Ontario Grown) 12.82% Alpha $2.50
Willamette – Out of stock until the fall… $2.50
Millenium – Pellet (Washington) 11.8% Alpha $2.50
Newport – Pellet (Michigan Grown) 11.19% Alpha $2.00
Spalt Select – Pellet (Michigan Grown) 4.62% Alpha $2.00
Brewing Aids:
Campden Tablets (50g) $3.00
Irish Moss (1 oz) $2.00
Gypsum – Calcium Sulfate CaSO4 (5 oz) $2.00


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