Doc's Cellar

The Central Coast's Premier Wine and Beermaking Source
Welcome to the website for the premier home brewing and wine making store on the California central coast.  Located in sunny and beautiful San Luis Obispo, Doc's Cellar has everything you need for home beer, wine, cider, and mead making.

Our goal is to help you make the best beer and wine possible.  That includes providing:
  • Top quality ingredients, equipment, and supplies
  • Proven recipes
  • Expert advice
  • Personal service that faceless internet stores can't provide
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to give us a call at (805) 781-9974.  Or swing by the store.

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Doc's Cellar News
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:46:55 GMT

Dec 06, 2009 11:37PM

New Blichmann Items

Blichmann Engineering has been innovating quite a bit over the past year and as the exclusive distributor of their products on the Central Coast, Doc's Cellar has been keeping up with their latest.

We've already gotten in and quickly sold one of the new Top Tier systems.

The Top Tier system is ideal for home brewers because it allows the customization we all enjoy.  Of course we also stock and can order the Boilermaker kettles and cooler mash tuns you see in the pictures above.

For those of you that fly sparge the challenge is always matching the input flow with the output flow from the lauter tun.  Blichmann has solved this problem by building the AutoSparge:

The fully adjustable valve lets you set the sparge level in the mash tun and the focus on other tasks.  As the level drops the valve opens letting in sparge water.  As the level rises the valve closes stopping additional sparge water from coming in.

For your more mundane cleaning tasks it's always nice to have some good protection on your hands:

More detailed information on each of these products can be found on

Nov 30, 2009 01:50AM

New Hours

Starting immediately we've adjusted our hours.  Since Saturday is already our busiest day we've decided to open two hours earlier at 10 AM.  That should help avoid the midday rush in the store and help you get a chance to pick up stuff if you're brewing that day.

We will be closed on Mondays, though.  All other hours are unchanged.

As usual, we want to do what we can to help.  Call us at the shop if you have any questions about these hours or would like to see if we'll be around during off hours.

Mar 20, 2008 10:47PM

Now Carrying Blichmann BoilkerMaker Brew Pots

The newest design in brew pots just arrived at Doc's Cellars.  John Blichmann's applied his engineering skills to the humble brew pot and come up with a top quality kettle with an amazing array of features.

From the Blichmann website you can see the list of features:

  • Heavy 18ga 304 stainless steel construction
  • 10/15/20/30/55 gal sizes designed specifically for home brewing batch sizes (5gal to 1bbl)
  • Includes adjustable BrewMometertm and our 3 pc stainless ball valve as standard
  • Heavy duty borosilicate GLASS level gauge never clouds or scratches is standard equipment! Features rugged stainless steel guard with laser etched volume graduations, cleaning brush and clean-out ports.
  • Exclusive snap-in dip tube design installs without tools and drains to within 3/8? of bottom!
  • Handles oriented to make carrying easier and the lid stores neatly on the pot handle!
  • Stepped bottom on pot supports mash screen and virtually eliminate sidewall shunting
  • Patent pending optional button louver false bottom is a hybrid of a perforated screen (high efficiency) and a slotted manifold (plug resistance) ? get the best of both!!
  • Optional boil screen with shield keeps hops and hot break out of your fermentor
Stop by the store to see it in person.

Mar 15, 2008 10:49AM

Now Carrying MiniBrew Conicals

We've started carrying a new line of products from the Hobby Beverage Equipment company ( in San Diego.  They make a complete line of really good quality plastic conical fermenters, mash tuns, and hot liquor tanks.  They make a nice affordable alternative to the Blichmann Stainless Fermenters (that we also carry.)

Conor and George

Conor and George

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