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  • Any home brewers out there?

    I've been looking at brewing some of my own beer lately and wondered if any of you all have any expertise / insight into doing so...
    Wolverines!!!:D

  • #2
    I do not, but have often thought about it. I several friends that do and some of them actually make real good beer. Let me know if you decide to start, maybe we can battle it together.
    ~Lyon~

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    • #3
      I mead it

      I've made mead and loki, but not beer. I do have friends who make beer. There are mead and beer wars in most every town. Good places to get some info and insight on how to do it and specific recipes. I'd love to try some good fruity beer again...
      Classic Southern defense: "But your Honor, he just NEEDED killin!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Loshali View Post
        good fruity beer again...
        You can't use those words in the same sentence........ Good....Fruity.....Beer....That is just wrong!!! Maybe for a wine, but not beer!!
        ~Lyon~

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        • #5
          I've made lots of beer and also honey mead. Beer is really easy to do and not much time. As long as you follow the recipe you'll do ok. I still have about 45lbs of honey for some more mead. Let me know if you run across any good sources online for supplies. I'd like to make some more.

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          • #6
            Beer and Mead

            MMMMMMMM, Beeeeer, yummmmmy

            I used to own and operate a homebrew store.

            get a copy of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

            by Charlie Papazian

            he has written some other books and other stuff too,

            brewing of beer requires one to cook ingredients, where as winemaking does not require cooking, both are great hobbies.

            Mead, that's some good stuff. Some of my oldest stash is some 15 yrs old now, I only have a couple bottles of it left, it just gest smoother and better tasting as the years go by

            hmmm, I have got the urge to make another batch of mead

            thanks for getting my juices flowing
            greenhouse

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            • #7
              I make a vat of 'shine every spring, and have toyed w/a few batches of mead, but never tried beer...except in those little pony breweries on the commercials that give you the nastiest tasting crap you've ever put in your mouth....:D
              "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

              "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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              • #8
                There are way too many micro breweries around here for me to waste my time trying to make my own.
                Besides...those places use alot of stainless steel...I sell and fab stainless steel...I barter...they barter...I like beer...they make beer....priceless!

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                • #9
                  Yes, I homebrew and have for many years. I'm "OF COURSE" drinking one right now!!!! Brewing beer is like making bread or cheese ... except you get to say ... "I made those bubbles!" You can make a low alcohol beer for everyday use, or a serious barleywine. If you can hold it up to a 200 watt bulb and can't see throught it! It must be good.

                  THe Home Brewery is where I've pruchased supplies for years. Papazian's book is a good idea, but you need the supplies to get the job done, and I bet that they have this book in stock too. I could find out for you the next time I'm in there, or even better you can check them out online. Sam, who started the company, and I were friends until he sold out. He was a former Cop too, and a real great guy.

                  They have everything that you need to get started and keep going on beer, wine, cheese and other things too. I will say that if you ever get into making cheese, there are cheaper suppliers out there.

                  http://www.homebrewery.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by greenhouse View Post
                    MMMMMMMM, Beeeeer, yummmmmy

                    I used to own and operate a homebrew store.

                    get a copy of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

                    by Charlie Papazian

                    he has written some other books and other stuff too,

                    brewing of beer requires one to cook ingredients, where as winemaking does not require cooking, both are great hobbies.

                    Mead, that's some good stuff. Some of my oldest stash is some 15 yrs old now, I only have a couple bottles of it left, it just gest smoother and better tasting as the years go by

                    hmmm, I have got the urge to make another batch of mead

                    thanks for getting my juices flowing
                    greenhouse

                    +1 on the Papazian book :)

                    Have been considering doing it as it would be a good use for my bulk honey next year :) MEAD!!!!! The nectar of the gods ;)
                    73

                    later,
                    ZA

                    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
                    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

                    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
                      +1 on the Papazian book :)

                      Have been considering doing it as it would be a good use for my bulk honey next year :) MEAD!!!!! The nectar of the gods ;)
                      Honey mead is the shizznit.....
                      "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                      "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
                        Honey mead is the shizznit.....
                        Yo tell em Homey-G T-Bone Head!
                        ~Lyon~

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                        • #13
                          Yes I Brew too! I like beer. and I like to brew my own when I have the time. I use alot of honey in my beer, it kicks up the octane quite a bit, my last batch finished up at around 14% alc. Im mainly an extract brewer which means I brew from malt syrup (having let someone else do all the grain mashing and extracting) I know the purist still like to start with the raw grains (maybe if Im ever able to retire Ill try it) but with the vast aray of malt extracts out there you can brew just about any style beer you want using them. Some are better quality than others.
                          I buy most of my supplies at www.williamsbrewing.com they have supplies for making beer, wine, and recently roasting your own coffee beans. Nice bunch of folks there. My next brewing project is kegging the beer, bottling is a real pain!

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                          • #14
                            I knew a guy in Australia that brewed 100's of gallons a year! He avoided paying tax on his beer and had a handy barter item!
                            There is currently a PAC in Orygun that wants an 1800% tax on beer. I imagine they will happily 'settle' for a mere 500% tax.
                            The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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                            • #15
                              have a few batches goin right now!

                              I brew all the time, it takes only a few hours to do an extract batch and the taste is much better than the blddderwash sold in liquor stores. There are a few breweries in the area and there swill is fine, but something has to be said for making your own libations. It also keeps me out of the bars in the town and off the radar! SCSO can be real hotheads! The local guys are mellow, it's the imports that need adjustment.

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