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aggiecwby
#21 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:31:04 PM

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Anyone here ever try the Mr. Beer home brewery?




haven’t tried the "Mr. Beer", but I have made my own before using a 5 gallon bucket, and all the equipment that goes with it. Turned out really good.
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#22 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:34:15 PM

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Quote: Originally posted by aggiecwby on 26 August 2008

Quote: Originally posted by jymhansen on 26 August 2008

Anyone here ever try the Mr. Beer home brewery?








haven’t tried the "Mr. Beer", but I have made my own before using a 5 gallon bucket, and all the equipment that goes with it. Turned out really good.






We have to demand pictures and recipes of that.
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robertpuette
#23 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:40:53 PM

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Northern Brewer make’s good brewin’ stuff too.
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:56:56 PM

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Quote: Originally posted by robertpuette on 26 August 2008

Northern Brewer make’s good brewin’ stuff too.






Website?
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#25 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:00:59 PM

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#26 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:20:07 PM

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*urp* pass me an other Imperial Stout buddy.... *hic*
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#27 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:23:33 PM

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Quote: Originally posted by robertpuette on 26 August 2008

www.northernbrewer.com






Thanks. Brewing beer in a pail. Now why didn’t I think of that?



Their kits must be for 4 gallon batches of beer then I take it.
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#28 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:25:03 PM

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LOL
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#29 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:31:47 PM

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The basic starter kit’s are 54 gallon set up’s, but they have some stainless stell fermenter’s that can brew up to a barrel (31-gallon’s) of beer at a time.
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#30 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:33:16 PM

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oop’s, I meant 5 gallon’s, for the starter kit’s. sorry.
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#31 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:38:04 PM

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Wow, 31 gallons at one time. I don’t think I can drink that in two years time.



Mr. Beer is 2 gallons at one time or one case. I am doing my first batch and it is pretty cool to watch. Their keg is brown plastic so you can watch the fermentation.



I know some people who started small with Mr. Beer and then have the stainless setup now probably like you are talking about. I suppose you could start your own micro if you were able to get good enough at this.
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aggiecwby
#32 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:48:00 PM

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Quote: Originally posted by jymhansen on 26 August 2008

Quote: Originally posted by aggiecwby on 26 August 2008

Quote: Originally posted by jymhansen on 26 August 2008

Anyone here ever try the Mr. Beer home brewery?












haven’t tried the "Mr. Beer", but I have made my own before using a 5 gallon bucket, and all the equipment that goes with it. Turned out really good.










We have to demand pictures and recipes of that.




well, can’t help you out there...it was about 10 years ago. But most places that sell supplies for wine making also carry beer supplies. I think the whole kit was around $40.00. Or, I’m sure you can get the same thing online.
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#33 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:57:06 PM

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Mr. Beer



Here is the one I am using now. You are limited to small quantities though.
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#34 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 2:59:10 PM

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I know I was bowing out but I started this post. Do some brewing myself. Have used Northern Brewers, Beer, Beer, and more Beer, and several others. There are some great books out that can show you how to make or adapt things to cut your costs.

Got a deal with the gal down the road, who takes bottled water. The bottles are made out of plastic now so you should only use them twice as a carboy; she gets a six pack when we take the bottles back and swap them out for some new ones.

Moose do you brew 31gal. at a time? Do you have a barrel for the beer? Sounds like a lot less clean up, less hassel, and more enjoyment
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#35 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:05:53 PM

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Quote: Originally posted by jymhansen on 26 August 2008

Mr. Beer



Here is the one I am using now. You are limited to small quantities though.




that’s not a bad thing, jym. Fresh beer is the BEST. I toured the Coors Brewery in Golden Colorado once, and you get to taste some fresh samples. It was better at the brewery--and I lived only 20 minutes from it! Fresh is definitely better.
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#36 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:16:17 PM

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Quote: Originally posted by aggiecwby on 26 August 2008

Quote: Originally posted by jymhansen on 26 August 2008

Mr. Beer



Here is the one I am using now. You are limited to small quantities though.








that’s not a bad thing, jym. Fresh beer is the BEST. I toured the Coors Brewery in Golden Colorado once, and you get to taste some fresh samples. It was better at the brewery--and I lived only 20 minutes from it! Fresh is definitely better.






The nice thing is that once the fermentation keg is emptied you can start another batch at anytime. You just need enough bottles!



So, you can keep a continuous flow of fresh beer. But patience is important. I read a few websites to see what others screwed up before I made this first batch. Hopefully it will turn out well. I am following all the little details down to the letter.
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aggiecwby
#37 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:21:55 PM

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Quote: Originally posted by jymhansen on 26 August 2008

Quote: Originally posted by aggiecwby on 26 August 2008

Quote: Originally posted by jymhansen on 26 August 2008

Mr. Beer



Here is the one I am using now. You are limited to small quantities though.












that’s not a bad thing, jym. Fresh beer is the BEST. I toured the Coors Brewery in Golden Colorado once, and you get to taste some fresh samples. It was better at the brewery--and I lived only 20 minutes from it! Fresh is definitely better.










The nice thing is that once the fermentation keg is emptied you can start another batch at anytime. You just need enough bottles!



So, you can keep a continuous flow of fresh beer. But patience is important. I read a few websites to see what others screwed up before I made this first batch. Hopefully it will turn out well. I am following all the little details down to the letter.




Here’s my strongest suggestion.Be thoroughly clean. That’s the biggest pitfall. Clean everything, inside and out before you start your next batch.
robertpuette
#38 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:22:55 PM

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I ussually make about 10 gallon’s at a time, and that uaaually last’s acouple month’s. I also like to try differant kind’s of beer like ales, stout’s, lager’s, wheat beer’s, belgian beer’s, etc.. Iussually use 12 oz. bottles, but I also use 22 oz. bottles as well, including "flip-top" 16 oz. & 32 oz. bottles for a for more of a traditional flair.
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#39 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:26:55 PM

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Jym...if you have a recycle center close by, see if they will save you the Krolch bottles. They save money on capping and you can use the washers until they get stiff. Also the liter soda bottles work great if you are going to throw a party...once you open them you need to consume all of the beer, otherwise it will go flat.



just make sure everything is clean and you will be enjoying the best beer you have ever had.
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#40 Posted : Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:27:50 PM

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Quote: Originally posted by fishnet on 26 August 2008

Jym...if you have a recycle center close by, see if they will save you the Krolch bottles. They save money on capping and you can use the washers until they get stiff. Also the liter soda bottles work great if you are going to throw a party...once you open them you need to consume all of the beer, otherwise it will go flat.



just make sure everything is clean and you will be enjoying the best beer you have ever had.






Thanks. I will check that!
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