Hop of the Month – Admiral and Bramling

Admiral Hop Pellets

We carry Admiral Hops at 10.5% AA (type 90 pellets) Admiral originated in theUnited Kingdomby crossing the Northdown and Challenger varieties.  It is primarily a bittering hop due to it’s high alpha acid concentration.

Hop Profile

  • Alpha Acid: 13 -16%
  • Beta Acid: 5 – 8%
  • Co-Humulone: 37 – 45%

Aroma: herbal, woody, minor citrus

Hop Substitution:Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Challenger, Chinook, Northdown

Beer Styles: ESB, APA, BelgianIndia Pale Ale, Imperial IPA, English IPA, Pale Ale, Bitter.

Bramling Cross Hop Pellets

We carry Bramling Cross (UK) Hops at 5.0% AA (type 90 pellets).  Bramling Cross originated inUnited Kingdomand is a dual purpose hop useful both for bittering and flavor additions.

Hop Profile

  • Alpha Acid: 5 – 8%
  • Beta Acid: 2 – 3%
  • Co-Humulone: 33 – 35%

Aroma: fruity, herbal, spicy

Hop Substitutions: Golding,East Kent Golding, Progress

Beer Styles: Golden Ale,Rye Ale, IPA, Stout, Imp Stout, Pale Ale, Holiday Ale



Kettle to Keg is Growing

Do you already homebrew? Or perhaps you want to learn how to make beer or wine?  Well Kettle to Keg has always strived to help our customers, and now we are even better able to do that!  The store has just undergone a major renovation that has given us some much needed breathing space.  The store has expanded into the space next door, giving us a beautiful area to add book cases, expanded display space, a classroom brewing area, as well as an old (soon to be functioning) walk-in cooler.  Over all, this project has given us more room to showcase equipment as well as offer services that we were not previously able.

One of the most obvious changes to the store is the beautiful book shelves we added in the expansion. This enabled us to better organize our extensive media library and make it that much easier to peruse. There are so many books available to home brewers today that we have gone to great lengths to carry a wide selection of books, magazines, and media resources – and this upgrade makes everything look great!

A new section of gondola shelving in has become home to our beer and wine kits.  This has, in turn, given over more room for equipment that was formerly up above eye (and sometimes head) level to be moved to shelves that are easier to access.

Additionally, in the back of the store is a space that will be for brewing and education.  We will be offering intorductory homebrew beer and wine classes for those who want to learn the basics, as well as more advanced classes for those who want to further their hobby.  Kettle to Keg has truly become a one-stop shopping experience for all your brewing needs!