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Kettle, February 8, 2011
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Posted March 9, 2011
I picked up a cheap pot this weekend. 15 bucks for a 4 gallon stainless steel. pretty awesome deal.
I also found a local brew shop that has all kinds of ingredients and kits. He even sells kits under his own brand name. Lumina Winery. I'll be picking up one of his for my next batch. The current one(Coopers Lager) is ready to bottle.
Im am pumped about my pot
Stainless steal 9 gallon pot. 2 welded female couplings to hold a thermometer and Stainless Steel ball valve.
I wanted a pot to do full all-grain boils. Because most all-grain boils, you have to start with 7 gallons of wort.
I got all this for 140$, which is an absolute steal. I easily saved 110$.
was the deal at a local shop of yours, or offline Bruce?
It seems like a pretty awesome site.
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Posted March 10, 2011
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.
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
Posted March 16, 2011
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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