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- Cider Making
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- Beer Making Ingredients
- Beer Making Equipment
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- Fermentation Equipment
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Home Wine and Beer Making Success
Here's what our customers have to say:
Home Beer and Wine making Customer Testimonials:
Just Like Grandma
I live near The Purple Foot and drive by it frequently. One day I stopped in because I was curious about this little shop that had been there for so long and wanted to make wine like my grandma did.The lady behind the counter came out right away, she was very friendly and answered all of my questions. A few weeks later I went back to buy “Mary’s” wine kit. I talked to Karen for nearly an hour. Strawberries were in season so I got some and made the most wonderful wine from them....
Last Stop, Best Stop
I moved into the Milwaukee area about a year ago. I enjoy good home brewed beer so after settling into my new home, I started looking for a new homebrew supplier. I made a list of the shops in the area and set out on a mission. I stopped at several shops in the area and while they carried most of what I wanted, I felt very unwelcome. The last stop on my list was The Purple Foot, I decided to go there, but I was just about ready to give up and call my supplier in Nebraska to order from him. When ...
4 years ago
I began my wine making journey about 4 years ago at Purple Foot. Right from day one they all made me feel at home and gave me the feeling that they really cared about the wine making process and making sure people had fun with this hobby. Over the years I have learned a lot about wine and the process from the staff at Purple Foot. They can guide you from the basics into more advanced techniques, and they always have time for you. Purple Foot carries all the supplies that you could need for wine ...
Hi Karen,Purple Foot has been a favorite place for me to go to since I was living in Racine near back in the late sixties. I use to go in and look at the supplies and talk to the owners. Not being old enough to participate in the fine art of wine making I could only look. My curiosity was created by my dad and his joy in making wine and partaking in the fruits of central Wisconsin. The wonder of making those delicacies were instilled in me.After more years then I wish to count I took up the art....
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.