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  1. 4 points
    Hey!!! I take my liver pill first thing in the morning! 😜
  2. 3 points
    I tried to just do the investigation but let someone else guess. Heres the problem with that. @Bonsai & Brew posted this around 8 or 9 pm right? Thats when all you old men drink your warm milk, take your liver pills and head to bed. Meanwhile im slaving away at work and at 1am when i got home i was delighted to have a little game to play. You guys were sleeping, i was winning. Go me
  3. 3 points
    Lionfan67, First of all, welcome to the forum. I hope you stick around after being beaten up with your first post. Don't listen to the grumpy old man above. If you are a Miller Lite drinker and want to brew something similar then so be it. That is the great thing about being a homebrewer, you can brew what you want. With regard to a recipe that is closest it would be Classic American Light straight up from Mr. Beer. In homebrew competitions this beer style is rarely attempted because of the hatred but also because it is difficult to brew well, but it can be and is done. Most craft beer people hate AB InBev and Miller/Coors as do I, but as a brewer I also have a great deal of respect for them. Think about it, no matter where in the US that you buy a Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite or Coors each one will taste exactly the same. As a brewer being able to achieve this in multiple batches not to mention from multiple breweries is an awesome accomplishment. Dawg
  4. 3 points
    Water. Sorry, but if I didn't say it, a dozen other's here would. And Miller Lite is my go-to beer when I just want a good buzz Miller Lite is a lager, which would take extra equipment for a brewer, such as temperature control device and a dedicated fridge. You'd have to at least start with the CAL HME, and step some light grains, then ferment with a lager yeast. I have strong feelings that it isn't possible to make a Miller Lite with what Mr. Beer sells online.
  5. 2 points
    I will admit that letting @Creeps McLane get away with multiple guesses per post might seem unfair, but I figured that since I had pitched my yeast, the contest was technically over anyway. For anyone still wondering about the hints, I thought the picture of me hoisting a Bindlestick Hoppy Wheat in a Guinness pint glass with a kettle of black wort chilling in the background would give it away, but I'll try to give better hints next time.
  6. 2 points
    I'm obviously just catching up on the forum, as this post is about a week old lol. I just wanted to say that I feel like this contest was rigged. Besides, weren't you going to send @Creeps McLane beer anyway? i hope all is well with everyone. I've been busy with work but things are winding down. Graduated another class of Soldiers last week and have been busy moving barracks this week. I'm looking forward to two weeks of leave over the holidays.
  7. 2 points
    If you have grains that are not crushed, you can put small amounts in a baggie and crush with a rolling pin (not easy). I have done it with this method and after one time made sure my grains were always crushed. You can also use a food processor but that makes a mess. I now have my own mill so not an issue.
  8. 2 points
    1 Gal Musselman's cider 1 cup Sugar. 1 Pack of Champagne yeast... We will wait and see.
  9. 2 points
    @RickBeer please feel free to correct anything I'm stating that is wrong. 1) Miller Lite is a lager, not an ale. Basic recipes on Mr. Beer's site, and most other kits on other locations, are ales. To me, Lagers are more crisp tasting than ales. 2) I've brewed CAL as an ale, and while the color is off and it is more opaque than an American Adjunct Lager, it didn't come out that bad. 3) It is very difficult, if not somewhat impossible, to brew a beer based on only Mr. Beer recipes/ingredients and clone a commercial beer. That being said, the beers you can make from Mr. Beer's recipes are very good, and with some time, skills and patience, they can be excellent. Enjoy your new hobby. When I started, I wanted to brew beer cheaper than I could by it in the store. I discovered the art of the science and the science of the art, and a LOT of new beer styles, and what make them that way.
  10. 1 point
    Good luck! Post your results when the time comes for tasting
  11. 1 point
    See? He even knew the best time to post to increase your odds! Honestly, reading through the thread of guesses made my head hurt. @Bonsai & Brew is a brewing machine, so there are plenty of beers to guess from (even with the hints).
  12. 1 point
    Thanks all ! Jdub: Here is a larger version of what you gave me. Crystal 60 is the correct malt. https://davidrpatterson.me/2013/09/08/when-life-hands-you-citra-hops-make-zombie-dust/
  13. 1 point
    Great reason to have a two speed drill!
  14. 1 point
    There would be no reason to use leaf hops ever. Beyond Sierra Nevada, most commercial brewers never use leaf hops. There is a big list of reasons to not use whole hops - they absorb a lot more wort, you need much more than pellet hops, they are less-consistent than pellet hops, ... If you do some Googling around comparing leaf vs. pellet hops, you can find a lot more reasons to not use leaf hops. A reason to use them would be if you grow your own hops, which some have tried. Several issues - hops are poisonous to dogs, creatures may eat your hops, and you need much more than with pellet hops.
  15. 1 point
    Go to a horse barn. Hold a bucket under a horse and wait for them to fill it with piss... Then add water for Miller "Lite". True fact - Bud Light is regular Bud with water added. As has been stated, you're not going to clone a commercial beer with a Mr. Beer recipe. For Miller (or Bud), in addition to the responses posted, both are brewed with adjuncts (corn, rice) in addition to barley. These adjuncts allows the beer to be lighter than a beer brewed from malted grain. Bud uses rice, Miller uses corn. Miller also uses a proprietary hop compound. Corn and rice were used in brewing early in this country's founding because they were cheaper than using barley, and the barley grown in the US was very different than the barley that European immigrants were used to in their countries. Corn and rice are generally cheaper than using equivalent amounts of barley, partly because they don't have to be malted. If you're a Miller or Bud drinker, i.e. you like them and want to brew them, then being a homebrewer is probably not for you. While it does take great skill to brew these "beers" consistently from facility to facility, they don't compare in taste, flavor, or aroma to a well-made craft beer, or a homebrewed beer. https://www.thespruceeats.com/why-do-some-brewers-use-rice-or-corn-in-their-beer-353284 If you appreciate the quality of craft beer, you should consider WHO you give your money to. AB InBev is a company that is determined to take all the possible shelf space and drive the craft brewers out of business. They've been buying up craft brewers, and the average consumer has no idea that these breweries are not owned by a family or small company. In addition, they've been buying up homebrew stores. I don't give them my money. AB InBev owns Northern Brewer and Midwest. AB InBev owns the following "craft brands" or former craft breweries (they are no longer considered craft beer due to 25%+ ownership by a non-craft brewery: Elysian (Seattle) 32% ownership of Craft Brew Alliance (Portland) - Kona Brewing Company, Redhook, Widmer Brothers, and a few others 10 Barrel Brewing Company (Bend, Oregon) Golden Road (LA) Breckenridge Brewing (Breckenridge, CO) Blue Point (Patchogue, NY) Wicked Weed (Asheville, NC) Goose Island (Chicago, IL) Karbach (Houston, TX) Four Peaks (Tempe, AZ) Devil's Backbone (Roseland, VA) Fake craft brands, always owned by the big brewers: Blue Moon Rolling Rock (bought in 1987) Shock Top Landshark George Killian's Grolsch (bought in 2007) I'm sure this list is not complete.
  16. 1 point
    Alas, I had no lactose on hand to complete this recipe so instead I'm fermenting with Mangrove Jacks UK Dark Ale yeast. From several past experiences, I'm hoping this yeast will leave plenty of residual sweetness. 🍻
  17. 1 point
    Try brewing the Classic American Lite a.k.a. CAL straight up. Won't be Miller Light, but it won't be Bud Light either. As Miniyoda said, it will be an ale not a lager, but that's just a yeast difference.
  18. 1 point
    You're definitely dominating the Churchills Challenge! I need to get brewing!
  19. 1 point
    lol Seriously? Is there anything that can't be brewed into a beer? I luv it! All I lack is the lactose sugar. And the Lucky Charms. I....am....so....tempted to try this; if for no other reason than to see the look on my wife's face when I do it!!!
  20. 1 point
    Busted... Churchill's Tropical Stout Churchills Nut Brown Ale Maris Otter Dark Munich Simpsons Roasted Malt Crisp Chocolate Malt Cacao nibs Flaked barley + flaked oats English Progress hops Fuggle hops Mangrove Jack's UK Dark Ale M03 And who doesn't want to see the only known photo of Winston in a bathing suit?
  21. 1 point
    That chart isn't proportional. For instance 1/2 liter is 1 tsp but 1 liter is 2 1/2 tsp. FWIW I usually use 1 1/4 tsp per half liter.
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