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Brew-tality

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  1. Just so everybody knows, there was a post I saw here the other day about Mr Beer products at walmart.com. You can order them online and do the whole site-to-store thing and pick it up at your local walmart. Pretty decent prices too. Just a heads up...
  2. Man i put 2 bottles of my first batch into this cool growler my grandparents gave me from Germany. I did it on sunday morning so I could break it out when everyone came to watch the superbowl. Big mistake. It sat too long I guess and the beer was pretty flat. the beer that was still in the PET bottles was excellent though:)
  3. Elsteve-o wrote: mnstarzz13 wrote: I think it has to do with the integrated cumulonimbus and the ever popular continuum transfunctioner. what happens when you get it up to 88 mph? Haha the continuum transfunctioner is from dude wheres my car. Your thinking of the flux capacitor, lol. i love those movies...
  4. i already tasted my first batch early, but am planning on busting out the rest for my brother and a good friend on superbowl sunday.
  5. Elsteve-o wrote: I like beer who said beer Best response to any thread that I've seen yet, hahaha. Nice...
  6. never done it before, but everything ive read tells you to puree the fruit. i think just smashing it up real good would work too, but like I said most people say to puree it. good luck...
  7. yea, I figured tax season would be a good time to stock up on some refills. I dont want my brewing to end up being a financial burden. My girlfriend gets a little annoyed at how much time i spend on these forums, but other than that shes pretty supportive of my new hobby. But to stay on topic, yes its possible to brew on a budget. Just be smart and buy when you know you can. Gotta keep your priorities straight, and do some planning ahead is all...
  8. Just let the beer condition at same temps you fermented it at. I understand why people bottle them and make the mistake of going straight to the fridge. It says in the included directions that you have the option to condition at room temp, or in the fridge. This seems to be a mistake on Mr B's part. Do not put in the fridge until you have conditioned at room temperature for at least 2 weeks, but 4 if possible.
  9. bpgreen wrote: Brew-tality wrote: I have no problem spending money on my homebrewing. I actually plan to buy the deluxe kit that comes with enough stuff to make 4 gallons of beer at income tax time. so buying that with my free money from uncle sam wont be a problem at all, plus I'll have a second lbk to get 2 batches going at once. I will also get some grains to steep in some batches and probably some hops as well. The refills that come with the kit are all the HME + booster, so I'll have to get grains and stuff to improve them. So it should be pretty sweet. If you get a tax refund, it's not free money from uncle sam, it's repayment of an interest free loan you gave to uncle sam. Change your withholding and automatically deposit in a CD or savings account. Technically bp, it is free. I qualify for earned income credit and claim my three children. without the EIC, I wouldnt get much back at all. So I always make sure I let them go nuts at toys r us with some of the money, lol. but I see what your saying, and do have a decently large savings acount going.
  10. I have no problem spending money on my homebrewing. I actually plan to buy the deluxe kit that comes with enough stuff to make 4 gallons of beer at income tax time. so buying that with my free money from uncle sam wont be a problem at all, plus I'll have a second lbk to get 2 batches going at once. I will also get some grains to steep in some batches and probably some hops as well. The refills that come with the kit are all the HME + booster, so I'll have to get grains and stuff to improve them. So it should be pretty sweet.
  11. my first batch was WCPA too man. I had it in the lbk for 15 days, then bottled it and its been sitting in a cupboard for about 8 days. I tasted it yesterday just out of curiosity, and it wasnt bad beside the fact that it wasnt chilled. I was debating on just throwing the whole batch in the fridge and drinking some this weekend, but I really wanna wait the full 4 weeks. Like everyone here has been telling you, PATIENCE...
  12. hmm, I had trub in the bottom of my lbk, but havent really noticed any in the bottom of my bottles. They been conditioning since thursday night.
  13. Slick2887 wrote: Brew-tality wrote: 10 gallons?? geez, what ru using to ferment that in??? :laugh: Sorry, 10 gallons brewing total. I did two separate 5 gallon batches. I used a 5 gallon bucket and 5 gallon better bottle as a secondary. One I just bottled and the other I transferred to the secondary last night. The one I bottle was my first brew steeping grains and dry hopping, the second batch was my first attempt at an all grain beer. Can't wait to see how they both turn out :banana: oh, ok. lol. I'd like to eventually get into doing large batches at a time, but I'm still waiting on my first brew to finish. Its in bottles right now, just waiting. hope your AG batch is awesome. good luck.
  14. welcome stats. I'll take a copy of that spread sheet if you dont mind. can you just send it to my inbox on here??
  15. haha thats awesome dustin. I wanna brew some larger batches eventually, but I'm still on my first lbk right now. It'll probably be a while until I have a pipeline going. hope your beer turns out great man.
  16. Just bottled my first batch tonight. Instead of flipping the bottles over a few times i just held it on its side and kinda rolled the beer around to get all the sugar. Did it very slowly, mind you.
  17. hey sickfish, just bottled mine tonight too. cant wait to try it in a month or so. My first batch was the west coast pale ale, what was yours?
  18. 10 gallons?? geez, what ru using to ferment that in???
  19. yea i want another keg too. Im just gonna get a whole new kit, that way it comes with a beer to make and then all I gotta do is buy a refill along with it for my existing keg. I havent even tasted my first homebrewed beer yet and I'm already addicted to the process, haha.
  20. hey powers, sorry if my comment came off as "beer snob"-ish. I didn't mean it to sound like a hater. I agree you should brew whatever you want, I just figured after seeing all the refills and cool recipes on the Mr Beer site that you really wouldnt wanna bother with malt liquor. My bad...
  21. I like commercial beer. I was drinking beer a few years before I turned 21, quite heavily at times. I really like Guinness, but I'll drink pretty much anything you can find in your average grocery store beer section. I just enjoy beer, period. When I was about 15 I visited family in Germany and had a beer called Zirndorfer. I'm 26 now and in that time I have not found a beer I enjoyed more than that beer. My uncle still brings me a few bottles every time they come to visit. I've never had a home brewed beer before though. Can't wait to try my first one...
  22. People really try to clone crap like that???
  23. thanks tin man. yea i saw the thread about the collaboration. i was considering "signing up" for it, still might. I've learned alot just from these message boards, this place is an endless resource for the home brewer. Plus everyones been really awesome about answering questions and helping us new guys out. Thanks again to everyone.
  24. Hmm, i didnt clean mine before using it. I just used the sanitizer and then went for it. sanitizer shoulda done the job, right?
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