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#16 lymelizzard

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:19 PM

I made my first run with this kit yesterday. Only been 24 hours, so far I haven't seen any bubbles in the airlock, and the top of the beer is starting to get really foamy.



On the 27th I bottled and thus the secondary fermentation has began.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:06 AM

What kind of equipment are you looking to buy Bruce? I'm looking forward to taking on advanced techniques, and developing my own recipes. Still have a lot to learn.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:12 AM

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When my tax return comes, I am gonna buy one of these (8 gallon brew pot w/valve and thermometer). And shortly there after, me and my dad are going to convert a big gatorade cooler into a mashtun.

Then I am thinking that we use some copper pipping to make a wort chiller, if thats not cost effciant then I will just buy one.

I already have a propane burner, and all the other things needed for brewing, so then I will forever be converted to all-grain brewing, but in the meantime I am using my buddies stuff.

I am planning on brewing an American style wheat beer for the Summer. Then we are gonna work on a 90 minute IPA clone.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:25 AM

Okay, so all you guys get good at this, then I will throw some funds behind it when ready and we can start our own micro-brewery. Who wouldn't want to make beer for a living?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:27 AM

Okay, so all you guys get good at this, then I will throw some funds behind it when ready and we can start our own micro-brewery. Who wouldn't want to make beer for a living?


DEAL!:cheers2:

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:42 AM

me too!!

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:33 PM

New Pot!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

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.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:10 AM

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$, which is an absolute steal. I easily saved 110$.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:19 AM

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

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:49 AM

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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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:56 AM

rep when i can

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:27 AM

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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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:30 AM

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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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:16 AM

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.

http://www.carolinah...=1&d=1300284930


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