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Unread 12-11-2007, 07:41 PM
poppy
 
Default Does anyone on here brew their own beer?

I've just done my first ever batch. I've gone for an all malt pilsner.

Ingredients:

Unhopped Light Malt Extract
Light Dried Malt Extract
Hop Pellets
Leaf Hops
Yeast
Priming Sugar

Any tips or other decent recipes you'd like to share then feel free to put them here. I like lagers and ales and stouts but I'm not too keen on that wheaty, pale ale type of taste from beers like Sierra Nevada or the Sam Adams range.

Thanks
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 07:42 PM
1MUFC
 
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does it taste nice and what proof is it ?
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 07:43 PM
believe
 
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i brewed my own red wine last year but hadd to stop because i was drinking 3-4 bottles a night.
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 07:45 PM
poppy
 
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Originally Posted by 1MUFC
does it taste nice and what proof is it ?
No idea. I've only just put the wort in the fermenting bucket. Got to give it about a week, check the gravity, add the priming sugar and then bottle it (1 week in a cool place and then 3 weeks in the fridge). So I'm quite a way off tasting it yet.
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 08:21 PM
borsuk
 
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wine. fermenting away, bottle it around easter or later.
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 08:33 PM
Jez Quigley
 
Default very basic

Beer:

Use the Hambleton Bard kits.

Wine:

grape juice, yeast, sugar and a whole load of prayers.

Good luck - it is great fun and the thrill at doing something youself is quite special.

However, since being back in the UK - the thrill of waling into Sinclair's or Somerfield and choosing some pre-made stuff is also pretty special.
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 08:43 PM
poppy
 
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Cheers. I might give wine a go if this goes all right. Do you have to buy a load of grapes to crush or can you buy a sort of grape pulp type doofer?

The True Brew Maestro Equipment Kit is the one I started with:

http://www.crosby-baker.com/TrueBrew.htm

and I brewed the Pilsner.
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 09:38 PM
denis the king
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by poppy
I've just done my first ever batch. I've gone for an all malt pilsner.

Ingredients:

Unhopped Light Malt Extract
Light Dried Malt Extract
Hop Pellets
Leaf Hops
Yeast
Priming Sugar

Any tips or other decent recipes you'd like to share then feel free to put them here. I like lagers and ales and stouts but I'm not too keen on that wheaty, pale ale type of taste from beers like Sierra Nevada or the Sam Adams range.

Thanks
Used to brew my own many years ago. From what I recall it had 2 main drawbacks.

Firstly after 5 or 6 pints your are pretty much certain to fall over.

Secondly when you went for a shit it came out almost exactly the same consistency that it went in.
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 09:40 PM
believe
 
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Originally Posted by denis the king
Used to brew my own many years ago. From what I recall it had 2 main drawbacks.

Firstly after 5 or 6 pints your are pretty much certain to fall over.

Secondly when you went for a shit it came out almost exactly the same consistency that it went in.
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 09:55 PM
elephantstone
 
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I used to brew my own, it would knock you out. I once drank it too ealry before it had proper fermnted and I was that ill I lost 2 stone in weight
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 10:19 PM
borsuk
 
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Originally Posted by poppy
Cheers. I might give wine a go if this goes all right. Do you have to buy a load of grapes to crush or can you buy a sort of grape pulp type doofer?

The True Brew Maestro Equipment Kit is the one I started with:

http://www.crosby-baker.com/TrueBrew.htm

and I brewed the Pilsner.
grapes, but make sure you get the right ones. there's loads of books around. you need wine yeast (there's yeast in the grapes, but it's not really enough), sugar and, depending on the grapes, a catalyst for the yeast.

great hobby.

http://utdforum.com/forum/showpost.p...07&postcount=1
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 10:35 PM
Part 36 Offer
 
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I used to brew my own, it would knock you out. I once drank it too ealry before it had proper fermnted and I was that ill I lost 2 stone in weight


How did it feel to be 25 stone for a couple of days?
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 10:38 PM
Fat Al
 
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I'm thinking of doing some home made stuff - lager & wine.

Do the kits come with everything you will need?
 
Unread 12-11-2007, 11:05 PM
elephantstone
 
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How did it feel to be 25 stone for a couple of days?
oi ya cheeky c***
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