MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You could call it the Home Depot of beer and wine making. It’s called Midwest Supply and it’s located in St. Louis Park.

This week, WCCO-TV got a chance to see just how easy and inexpensive it is to brew beer and make wine inside the comforts of your own home.

Check out the video for a report from Jamie Yuccas above.

Comments (4)
  1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

    What a coincidence. At the time this story was posted I was busy pouring cooled wort into the fermenting bucket prior to adding the yeast.

    My favorite store? Northern Brewer on 60th & Lyndale S.

  2. Bill smith says:

    Mix 3 lbs of sugar, beer syrup, yeast and water into a five gallon Gott cooler. Wait about seven days, skimming the top crude off everyday and you have beer. It doesn’t get any simpler…

    1. huh? says:

      Can you give me some more detail Bill? How much syrup/yeast to the five gallons? Beer syrup? Do you just buy that at one of these places? I’ve made beer like Richard but never like you describe. Would like to try.

      1. Bill smith says:

        “”Beer syrup?” Clarification — probably called beer malt syrup.

        Go to ANY brew store and buy a can of beer malt syrup (normally a package of yeast is included), $15-20. A five gal Gott container also doubles as a “fermenting bucket”. Best thing is it already has a spigot on the bottom to “take the product off”. There is NO need to buy exotic equipment for something as simple as making beer. I bet you use fancy bottles too don’t you? I use 2 ltr plastic cola bottles. Five gals gives you nine 2 ltr bottles. I generally leave the product set for a month — but it can be chilled and drank anytime!

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