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  1. MiniYoda

    Creating a recipe database

    First update of the year: - New recipes (up to 199 now) - Clean up some items to fix duplication and make searches more accurate MrBeerRecipes.xlsx
  2. While I'm not opposed to attending a MUG South West meeting in Texas, or a MUG North West meeting in Seattle or Portland, I wouldn't be able to organize one. Someone from that area would have to step up and organize such a meeting. I'm going to have enough of a challenge organizing one in Columbus, Cincinnati or my home town of Louisville. P.S. I'm working on some financial and medical issues right now. Once resolved, I have plans to do a lot of traveling, and I'll add your places to my agenda.
  3. Honestly, anyone can vote, even if you don't think you can make it
  4. Yes, and I'm not one of them. I'm remaining neutral. For now
  5. MiniYoda

    American larger kit came with 2 cans HME

    That's why we pay him the big bucks
  6. MiniYoda

    American larger kit came with 2 cans HME

    That looks like the recipe fot the Powerful Patriot Ale https://www.mrbeer.com/powerful-patriot-ale-recipe
  7. so far we've had three nominations for this year's MUG meeting, Louisville, Cincinnati and Columbus. I'm flexible on either of them, and open to other ideas. I'm starting this poll, with closing day of January 31st. Please feel free to vote on your preference, or post a different suggestion. Once the votes are in, I will work with the primary contact of that city to try to organize things. No date is set right now, so if you prefer one city on one day and one a different day, say so on the posting MiniYoda
  8. @D Kristof, It does look like the Cincinnati / Northern KY area is a great place to have a MUG meeting, and I'm all in. However, due to financial, medical and work related issues, I won't be able to take the lead on planning an event. I'd be happy to help you and others plan one, and would participate as well.
  9. MiniYoda

    New Brewer Today

    @Grappler, welcome to your newest obsession. Some people fall out early because their first beer didn't taste great. Of course, some people quit golf because their first game wasn't negative par. Use this first beer as an opportunity to learn how to brew, and enjoy what you've created. Please feel free to post questions and/or general fun posts on this forum. There is a wealth of information here, but we're always willing to answer a question that might have been answered before, especially from Rick Beer's signature. MiniYoda
  10. MiniYoda

    US-04 or US-05

    US-05 is a great go-to yeast for most non-specialty beers. I wouldn't use it for specialty beers like wheats, lagers or Belgian.
  11. MiniYoda

    Northwest Pale Ale

    Any details on what type of ale yeast?
  12. MiniYoda

    Miller Lite

    I was once told that if you put 20 economy experts in a room and asked them one question, you would get 25 different answers. :-) I will again apologize to the OP, @Lionfan67. I didn't mean to insult this person. I was hoping to point out that brewing classic American lagers isn't easy, it's not something that can be done with Mr. Beer's recipes, and most home brewer are in the hobby for craft style beers. If you would forgive us, @Lionfan67, we would be happy to help you with starting a hobby of brewing beer. Understand that something like Miller Lite won't be something you will brew your first year, but with practice, you can brew some tasty beers. You might even enjoy different flavors and styles of beers, and sharing them with your friends could start a friendly competition amongst you that could grow. Classic American Lagers are cheapest bought in the store. Craft beers outside that style are easy to make on your own, and something you be proud of. MY
  13. MiniYoda

    Hop Chart

    In case this is useful to anyone, https://vinepair.com/articles/flavors-aromas-craft-beer-hops-ipa/
  14. MiniYoda

    Miller Lite

    With all due respect, @zorak1066, I'm going to have to challenge this statement. Today I bottled the Winter Dark Ale....19 bottles. The price of the HME is $22. Add two gallons of water from the store (less that $2), 19 bottle caps (2 cents each), some expense from the electricity when boiling the water (none from washing/sanitizing, as I don't pay the water bill), taxes and shipping costs to get the HME, etc, etc, etc. But overall, I can't imagen having spent $38, or $2/bottle for this recipe. Would you go to your favorite liquor store and spend $2 for a bottle of a beer of this style? Tomorrow I am brewing the Abbey Dubbel. The kit is $33.27. again add about $1.75 for two gallon jugs of water, 18 cents for the bottle caps, etc, etc, etc. I still don't see it costing more than $47.50 overall for 19 bottles of this (20, if I'm lucky). That's $2.50/bottle. Try to find this beer in a bottle for that price in the store. Sometimes I brew 5 gallon batches from Brewer's Best. Online I can find them for less than $40. 5 gallons is 640 oz, which is about 53 bottles. Now, for easy math, let's say I spent $48 to buy the kit and have it shipped, taxes, jugs of water, bottle caps, etc, etc, etc, and let's say I only got 48 bottles, (trub, etc, etc, etc). That's about $1/bottle. Rather nice price for a craft beer. Now, you are going to say "hey...….ignore the bottling.....it's $5 to $8 for a pint of a craft beer at the local breweries". True. But now you are talking larger batches, and all grain, kegging, CO2, etc, etc, etc. I'm not going to do the math on that because I don't do all grain. If you get Mr. Beer on one of their sales (I bought both the Winter Dark Ale and the Abbey Dubble on 30% off), yea, I can see where even brewing beer with Mr. Beer kits is actually cheaper than buying it commercially. There are other ways to think of savings: - If I brew the beer, you grill the burgers, and we'll chill out by the pool. Free food for me, free beer for you. - If I brew six different recipes, I'll give you a 6-pack of different beers for Christmas. How much do you spend on Christmas gifts for friends/family. Overall, I still think home brewing, be it Mr. Beer kits, online 5 gallon kits, etc, is cheaper than buying in the store or at the local brewery. Plus, you can share with family/friends, and earn bragging rights. P.S. I'm only referencing craft beers. Yes, it would be hard to brew an over-produced American Lager at home for the price you can buy it in the store.
  15. MiniYoda

    Miller Lite

    @Big Sarge….ask this question again in about 6 months. I think he found another rock