- Winemaking Ingredients
- Cider Making
- Winemaking Equipment
- Beer Making Ingredients
- Beer Making Equipment
- Flavorings/ Herbs/ Spices
- Fermentation Equipment
- Cleaning/ Sanitizing
- Cheese Making
- Soda Making
- Clearance / Sale
Home Wine and Beer Making Success
Here's what our customers have to say:
Home Beer and Wine making Customer Testimonials:
Zero to Forty
Approximately 8 years ago I began making wine as a hobby and I thought that I had all of the answers to making wine. 2 years later boy was I wrong, numerous competitions and no awards. About that time I started going to The Purple foot and met Mary Uthemann; who vastly showed me that I had a lot to learn when it came to wine making. Now six years, and roughly forty awards later I can honestly say that the Purple Foot taught me how to make better and more consistent wine. &...
Help from Hobby to Business
Karen, here is our testimonial, please include our name and website.We started making wine as a hobby, from that it blossomed into a business. The Purple Foot was, and still is, with us every step of the way. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and is helpful in all matters. As we began making wine we had many questions and some problems. When we weren’t sure of something we would take a sample to The Purple Foot and they would work with us to find a way to improve our wine...
I have been a Purple Foot customer about 5 yrs.2 yrs ago my wife bought me an acid tester from the Foot for Christmas. I never got around to using it until I had a fermentation problem I thought could be related to acid levels. I used the tester 4 times, producing no reading. I called the Foot & explained to Karen my situation. She took the time to walk me through the entire process over the telephone & said if I had anymore problems to call again. I tried again, still with no read...
Mr. Beer Mod
Two years ago I got a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas because my brother thought I would like to make my own beer. I stopped at The Purple Foot to see if they carried ingredients for my Mr. Beer. They don’t carry the same brand but the owner (Karen) suggested I try something a little different. He showed me some shelves with cans that he said would work very well with the Mr. Beer. He was right, they worked very good. After doing a few of those I decided to upgrade my equipment and really do th...
I attend a class held by The Purple Foot at the Boerner Botanical Gardens on home winemaking. Jim was so informative and encouraging. I was so excited to get started; I went to the store that next weekend. I got everything I needed and have been having so much fun ever since! I started with the wine kits which are so easy and the wines are fantastic.I hope to start using my own grapes this fall!
Here at The Purple Foot Home wine and beer making supply store we truly enjoy teaching our customers how to make great homemade wine and home brewed beer and are pleased to share in their successes. Many of our customers have gone on to enter and win awards in some of the most prestigious competitions in the world including Winemaker Magazine, Indy, and Iowa as well as countless state and county fairs.
We are not just the experts in home fermentation we are also the experts at teaching others how to make wine and beer at home and how to do it well. Through the years we have helped countless people learn to make their own special wines and beers at home; some have even gone on to offer their products commercially. Russ and Jim Klisch from Lakefront Brewery and Randy Sprecher from Sprecher Brewery started making beer at home, and yes they were customers of ours! We have helped several Wisconsin wineries get started including, Two Brothers Winery, Pieper Porch Wines, Coldspring Inn, The Highlands and we are currently working with The Spirits of Norway.