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was the deal at a local shop of yours, or offline Bruce?

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was the deal at a local shop of yours, or offline Bruce?

www.homebrewing.org

It seems like a pretty awesome site.

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rep when i can

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bottled that coopers lager last night. even though i didn't fill my carboy to the level i was told to, i couldn't fit all the beer in the 30 bottles that were provided. not sure what I did wrong. I ended up filling up the bottles to a point that I feel may be to high, and then dumping probably another bottle cuz I had no where to put it. It also has quite a bit of sediment in it. I don't expect it to be fantastic, but I do hope it is at least drinkable for a cookout in a month or two.

I'm ready to get one of the partial extract kits from my local brew store now.

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I only tried doing my own brew twice and it's been more than 10 years. The problem I had both times is going by the instructions, using the set amount of water when boiling, I always ended up filling fewer 12 ounce bottles than what it said it would yield. Do you guys have any issue with that? I wasn't sure if I needed to add more water or if it was boiling to long. Probably why the beer came out with boxing gloves on ready to kick someones ass

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I found a beta app in the droid market called Brewsor Pro, and there is a pc one called Pro Mash. They both will help you develop your own recipes. Also, my wife made some labels for my first batch.

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Tried the lager for the first time tonight. It is as coopers describes and therefore not something I will make again. I'm just not fond of light beers. I'll be saving them for a cookout our for when friends are over though.

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I bottled my second brew last night. King Klong baby bock. It is a true brew ingredient kit, and it seems to have turned out well based on the little taste I had while bottling. I ran the numbers through the brewzor calculator droid app, and its 4.58%. According to the kit the max it could achieve would have been 5.2%.

I think I know how I lost that little bit, but am not entirely sure. Still though. I can't wait to pop one in honor of my daughter's birth.

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Well I'm about to go for my fourth brew, and I'm going to alter the kit that I bought. It's Brewer's Best weizenbier, and comes out to around 4.8% ABV according to the instructions. Once I'm done with the boil I'm going to mash in some raspberries, and let them steep in the wort. I bought fresh ones, and then froze them. That's supposed to let them release more of their juices during steeping. All the sugar will raise the ABV, but I'm not sure to what. We'll see once it's all mixed up. I'm probably just gonna tag this one with a generic "Raspberry Wheat" label.

I'll be drinking on my third brew, a nut brown ale, while doing this. Nutty Monkey. It's damn good. 5.8%.

What are you guys doing? lymelizzard? BruceBrewski? anyone?

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This last week, I just bottled a Summer Ale that I made. Which it turned out really good, smooth, little sweet, little bitter finish. Described in one word : refreshing. Then, I bottled my 60- min DF Clone, its been a week and I havent tasted it yet, but I am expecting good results.

I am planning on taking my beer to the my work today and pouring them into glasses and taking pics to show colors. I'll post them later.

This weekend I am gonna make another 2 batches. I am making another Summer Ale, maybe the same recipe, maybe not. Then I am going to make a highland gaelic ale clone.

The exciting part is that I am going to try to get into kegging this weekend. I am searching for a kegerator or a good deal on a mini fridge to make it into one.

Which would be amazing, because I could bring it to Huddle tailgates and plug it into my truck. Craft Draft at the tailgate!

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I'm looking for the ras wheat i'm doing to be refreshing, and a good summer beer. I've gotten some more equipment, and I think I'm progressing fairly well. I have two containers now so that I can siphon off the top of sediment, a siphon and a floating thermometer. I've also been collecting bottles and have probably 6 cases worth now. I need to start brewing more often to try and keep them full.

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Are you doing all-grain or extract?

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