Cascade Brewers FAQ
Lane County Homebrewing
- Where can I buy homebrewing supplies locally?
- What kind of water treatments will I need?
- What club resources are available to me?
- What are the water profiles for Eugene and Springfield?
- Where can I buy hops locally?
Homebrew supplies can be found locally at
Sky Homebrew Shop and
Home Fermenter Center.
Club members, who present their membership card, are eligible for a 10% discount on most purchases (excludes large equipment items and the like).
(More info here - mailing lists, etc.)
In general, both Eugene and Springfield have water that is relatively neutral in minerals. This gives the town a "Pilsen" style profile.
Both of those reports are very basic. It is suggested that you have your water tested by a lab to get all of the pertinent information on minerals that you'll need to build your personal water profile. Ward Labs is a well respected and used resource by many homebrewers.
In terms of what to do with this information, it is strongly suggested to read John Palmer's section in How to Brew on water adjustments and mash pH.
Many people in the club grow their own hops and have a surplus.
That said, both Falling Sky and Home Fermenter stock a wide variety of hops locally (use that 10% discount!) and routinely smaller hop yards in the valley will contact us with fresh hops when the season is peaking.