I think I'd like to try making my own beer sometime. I have absolutely no idea how to go about it though. I know home brewing kits and supplies can be purchased in stores and online. If you've used a home brewing kit, how did you like it? Were you happy with the product? Was it easy to learn to use? Do you recommend one?
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Brandon: I used Camden Tablets, a commercial anti fungal that keeps wine from browning or turning to vinegar.
Thanks Alan! Nice resource links!!!!!!!!
You never know, we might see the WTS brand at Wetherspoon's over here during one of their Real Ale Festivals. I'll look out for it!
Heck Yeah, Alan!!!!!!!!
I'd sure be telling everyone about it were I to come up with something unique that I couldn't do without!!!!!!!!
Hey Brandon, I had no idea there was a place like that in Richardson.
Yes, it is certainly the wrong time of year for making Lagers in Texas!!!!
I'm a Hvac dude...so copper tubbing and brazing are no problem for me...
My daily four 24 oz cans is just getting too dang expensive!
I'm going to do this. ...I don't know how soon, but I'm going to! Lots of pear trees here,pear wine sounds good!
Well wine is the easiest, I think. Good wine, however, is a matter of opinion. Once we made root beer. That's not too hard. Once I drank Birch Beer. I'll never do that again!
To make wine out of anything but grapes you have to use sulphite. It's an anti-browning, anti-vinegar preservative. They have the tablets at HBHQ. The dose is 2 tabs per gallon juice, 1 tab per gallon fermented must.It absorbs oxygen.(camden tablets)
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Hell yeah, Tom!!!!!!!!!
I have to do it. Nobody can afford my daily beer consumption these days!!!!!!
Where does one get really good hops?
I'd have to check that out for you Todd, I got mine locally from a guy who won awards for his brew but I think he died. When you buy the stuff don't be fooled into spending big $. The main thing with the vessel etc. is sterilization. Let me know whe
Yeah, I'm not ready to buy now. I can get one from my amazon earnings if I want to, but I'm not ready right now.
I'm going to do it though, and the cheaper ones would likely be the best place to start...If I understand right, it's the ingredients!
Shit Todd I think Justin got one a couple of years ago and never used it. I'll check it out when I talk to him later. If he ain't gonna' do it and still has it (the kit) I'll get it and send it to you. I forgot he even had one :-P
The question is do you want to do all-grain, or an extract brew. If you will not be mashing grain, all you need is a big pot, caps,capper, and a glass carboy.(and ingredients of course!) Start collecting bottles now- the ones that do not twist off.
Hell Yeah Tom!!!!!! I'd sure appreciate it, but only if he ain't interested, you know!
You know, the monks were the first to make beer. You might visit a monastary.
Too bad if the monastery's Dominican. You'd get the thumbscrew treatment from them(- might as well quiz the CIA on foreign policy)!Try www.ehow.com>Food & Drink
Hey, at least they're not Jesuits... wow, talk about hell on wheels...