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  1. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    I used to make Home Brew in the 90's and just started again... Starting out with the Novice kit to get my wheels back under me..

    Just making a basic lager this time
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  2. Guardrail

    Guardrail I live Here

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    Where did you get started?

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  3. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    Just get you a DIY Coopers brew kit and read the directions...

    Almost fool proof if you can read a thermometer and keep your equipment clean
     
  4. Jeff

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    This first batch is just a simple Lager.,.. Next batch ordered is a Nut brown ale...
     
  5. Jeff

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    Pretty Tasty
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  6. WildHeart

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    You make it, Brian will taste test it! I don't drink beer, never acquired the taste for it, but its got to be fun making your own!
     
  7. Jeff

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    I have already drank about 10 750ml bottles of this stuff... Waiting on some supplies to come in to make a nut brown ale , probably start that this weekend
     
  8. FLYINGBY

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    Makes for a great part-time job, and if you get it right who knows..
     
  9. Jeff

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    Just got a new batch started

    Nut Brown Ale... Needs about 2 weeks in the fermenter and 3 weeks in the bottle before drinking

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  10. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    i never tried beer or wine making...seems to me that the cost and waiting times are just not worth the effort. there are many "micro-brews" all around, well especially in my area.

    but then again, i do not drink, so to me, i see no value in the costs of all that waiting..

    but to the rest of you that "do brew"..???

    good luck, and enjoy, the fruits of your labors, as for me....a quick trip the the liquor store, and all of about $20 or less, i can buy what i need, when the 'urge" to have a drink of icy cold beer beckons....and that'll be coming next summer..!!
     
  11. Jeff

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    It's about making the beer the way you want it to taste... It's a Hobby

    I get 53 beers for about 30 bucks with this recipe + my time
     
  12. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LOST

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    well like i said, "enjoy the fruits of your labors"...

    but for me, my hobby(s) do not include waiting (for the fermentation and whatever else you said earlier), God only knows, i do enough of that now on the job...!!
     
  13. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower I live Here

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    I did it with Mr Beer back in the day, it wasn't bad, wasn't good, my goal was to increase the alcohol content..LOL, I looked into it several years ago and home brewing kits have gotten better, some are quite expensive, depends on what you want out of it.
     
  14. sharpshooter

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    Sounds like you need a lot of patience....LET'S GET DRUNK ALREADY!!!!!!!
     
  15. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower I live Here

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    After my shuttle finally came to an end Friday morning I was ready to become an avid drunk again.
     
  16. mildew

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    I Can't Find My Pictures But I Make Some From Time To Time (especially Around These Holidays) Many Uses Such As Gifts, Household Cleaner, FireStarter, Fuel, Kills The Flu, Colds Even makes A Decent Science Project For the Youngsters.
     
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    I've made a few batches its cool watching the primary fermentation.
    Two important steps are temperature regulation and getting a decent mash tun.
    Igloo water coolers with a stainless steel false bottom work well.
     
  18. xeastend

    xeastend Well-Known Member

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    Is it me, or did Jeffs pics not come thru?
     
  19. dumpman

    dumpman Active Member

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    they came thru on my screen, check your settings.
     
  20. xeastend

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    Yup......working.
    Must be operator error
     

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