Beer Making Information

Maltose Express in Monroe, Connecticut sells home brewing and beer making ingredients, equipment and supplies for brewing beer at home.  This page is updated seasonally to talk about new products and events.  If you are home brewing in Connecticut and looking for beer making or serving supplies, please stop in and see us.  We always have two beers on tap and have been experimenting with single hopped beers recently so you can experience what each hop will give you for flavor and aroma!

Visit our online buying site to get your beer and wine making supplies:


Here is a link to our home brewing equipment kit:


Here is our link to our clone kits:


Gift Certificates:

We have gift certificates for both Maltose Express and Veracious Brewing Company that you can purchase in the store or tap room or you can call and we will send you the gift certificate by US Mail.  Gift certificates make a great present for the beer or wine lovers on your list.  We now offer online gift certificates.   Order online and you will receive a code that can be used online for purchases or in the store for Maltose Express.

New Items at Maltose Express:

Here are a few of the new products we have in stock:

Azacca hops, local Monroe Cascade and Zeus hops.

Fast Ferment Conical Fermenter from Fast Rack

Cider Making Equipment Kit

Cider House Select Cider Kits from Brewers Best including:  Apple, Cherry, Spiced Apple, Pear, Mixed Berry, Blueberry, Strawberry Pear and Raspberry Lime.

We have several new products including new 3 gallon kegs and new 5 gallon Stainless Steel soda kegs from Italy.  These kegs are made of high quality stainless steel to NSF standards.  We inspected the kegs made in India and did not like the poppet valves being used which made it hard to push on the disconnects.  We also looked at the Chinese kegs but these are made of low quality stainless steel and eventually rust, so we chose to sell the higher quality and more expensive Italian kegs.

Maltose Express has started selling 1 gallon batches of some of our recipes.  These are available in extract with specialty grain and all grain formats.
We also have a nice one gallon equipment kit for those of you who want to make one gallon batches.

We have an 8 gallon stainless steel pot from Bayou Classic that comes with a false bottom, bazooka screen and attached thermometer and ball valve.

Please check out our on line store for details on the new items:


New Clone Beer Recipes

We have several new clone kits available for the Holidays.  They include Green and Julius from TreeHouse, Abbots Ale by Greene King, Alton’s Pride by FFF Brewing, Brother Thelonius by North Coast Brewing, Coffee House Porter by BBC, Dirty Bastard by Founders, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout by Old Dominion Brewing,  Double Agent IPL by Sam Adams, Drayman’s Porter by BBC, Entire Butt Porter by Salopian, Good King Henry by Old Chimneys Brewery, Highway 77 Scotch Ale a collaboration from Stone, Pizza Port and Green Flash, Hop Garden by Hogsback Brewery, Lost Sailor IPA by BBC, Lunch by Maine Brewing, Mackeson’s XXX Stout at 3% abv, Mo by Maine Brewing, Old Crafty Hen by Morland, Old Empire IPA by Marstons, Old Horizontal Barleywine by Victory, Rebel IPA by Sam Adams, Ruthless Rye by Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams Summer Wheat, Sculpin IPA by Ballast Point, Shark Attack Double Red from Port Brewing, Southwold Bitter by Adnams, Sue by Yazoo Brewing, Tumbler by Sierra Nevada, Union Jack by Firestone Walker, Wainwright Golden Ale by Thwaites Brewery and WipeOut IPA by Port Brewing.


New Beer Ingredients for sale at Maltose Express

For home brewers we now carry new hops include Huell Melon, Belma, Mandarina Bavaria, El Dorado, Summit, Zythos, Lemon Drop and German Tradition and the Southern Hemisphere hops Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Pride of Ringwood, Green Bullet, Motueka, Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade and Pacifica.


We have hop flowers from Freshops for sale.  The hop flowers are available in 2 ounce packages in the following varieties:  Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Crystal, Fuggle, Golding, Magnum, Mosaic, Mt Hood, Northern Brewer, Nugget, Palisade, Perle, Saaz, Simcoe, Sterling, Willamette, Warrior and Zeus.


We have a great selection of propane burners that you can use for brewing beer outdoors.  Please follow this link to our web page to check out the new burners!


We also have the following new grains in stock:  Briess Blackprinz Malt, Briess Caramalt, Briess Carapils Malt, Briess Goldpils Vienna Malt, Briess Midnight Wheat Malt, Briess Smoke Malt,  Munton’s 150L Dark Crystal Malt, Thomas Faucet Halcyon Pale Malt, Weyermann Cara Red Malt , Weyermann Oak-Smoked Wheat.  Please check these out as you enter our store near the beer recipe kits.


You can now order your grain mixes on-line.  This feature enables you to create your own grain mix.  Enter the amount of pounds you want in the quantity (this number must be in full pounds, not fractions of pounds) and then describe what the individual grains are in the text box we provide.  There is a 3 pound minimum, a 60 pound maximum and the cost is $1.60 per pound of grain.  The grains will be shipped un-crushed unless you choose the crush option.  We will not crush the flaked grains but will add them after the other grains are crushed.



About Maltose Express

Located in Monroe, Connecticut, we are Connecticut’s largest home brewing and wine making supply store and stock the largest inventory in the Northeast.
For home brewers we have all the home brewing equipment and ingredients and offer over 60 varieties of grain, 50 varieties of hops in pellets and 15 varieties in flower.  We carry all the Wyeast Labs liquid yeasts, some of the White Lab yeasts liquid yeasts and several dry yeasts as well.  We carry dry malt extract, liquid malt extract, corn sugar, candi sugar in both rock candi form and liquid form, lactose, beer spices and everything else you might need to brew your next batch of beer.  We offer free introduction to home brewing classes many times during the year and give all grain brewing demos throughout the year.  We have been selling our Deluxe Home Brewers equipment kit  for over 25 years and believe it is the best value for the beginning brewer in the country.  For the all grain brewers we will split up your grain orders and crush them for you.  We have more that 450 clone and original recipes from around the world starting with our two books of clone recipes, “Clone Brews” and “Beer Captured”. Between them, these books contain 350 recipes from light Lagers to Barleywines, from Witbiers to the hoppiest of Imperial IPA’s. If there is a style of beer you would like to make, we have a recipe for you to brew a great beer in your own home.
These recipes kits are for brewers who want to make beer that is similar to or better than the commercial beer you purchase.  All these kits are assembled with the finest ingredients and are true to their style.  We use over 60 types of grains, 50 types of liquid yeasts and 50 types of hops in these recipes to give you the best beer recipe kits in the country.  Some of our double IPA recipes have over 8 ounces of hops and up to 7 different varieties of hops in them.  We have brewed over 2500 beers during the past 27 years to tweak our recipes, some 3 or 4 times.  All the kits are available in extract, mini mash and all grain formats.

We also carry a full supply of home brew kegging and commercial kegging equipment and will help you with your particular kegging setup.

We always have two of our beers on tap for you to sample.  Please stop in and visit our store.