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  1. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    Just curious, I got the itch to try craft beer making at the smallest scale...Home brew.
     
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  2. tarheel7734

    tarheel7734 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I did several years back until I helped set up a restaurant with a small brewery. Had 4 tanks for brewing. I have not touched it since, but it was a lot of fun. Here is a link to the restaurant I helped set up the brewing with.

    Does Anyone Here Home Brew? - Craft-Beers~~element10.jpg
     
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  3. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    WOW!!! That is bad ass!
     
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  4. tarheel7734

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    I just got burnt out from brewing. Love it and need to get back in to it. Friends i started home brewing with still do it and compete all over Texas. Easiest way to start out is use a malt extract with grains and hops. I would do hopes while steeping then a finishing hops right before I filtered. To cool I would use bagged ice. I would just use ice. What got me started was watching a Good Eats episode on it. It was a great episode. I would always do ales as it is easier and you can top ferment at room temperature. With bottom fermenting you have to do it chilled.
     
  5. michaelpule

    michaelpule Oakley Enthusiast

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    Here in Colorado, this is very common, I think there's 5 hops stores in a 30 minute drive of me. I use just the basic 5g bucket system you can get different places. Whole Grain, partial grain, extract only, I've done most combinations of stuff.

    So far my best was a Raspberry Brown Ale I made a few years ago, put in a huge can of Raspberry puree during fermentation. I tried to repeat using fresh Raspberry that I blended up and it just wasn't as good.
     
  6. Duke Nivram

    Duke Nivram (Something Clever)

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    I have only done the MR beer route but I did mess with the ingredients alot. Keep thinking about going to the 5 gallon set-up though
     
  7. michaelpule

    michaelpule Oakley Enthusiast

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    Do it! Totally worth it!
     
  8. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I do not but from what I'm reading its so cool.

    I gotta hand it to you guys it seems like it takes patience and talent to home brew. :thumb:

    My version of home brewing is open the top sit back and drink. ;)
     
  9. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    Awesome info...good to know...My sister actually got me a mt.beer kit a couple years ago, but I never used it...it still sits in the garage...I now have the itch (as if I have time for it), but I want to do it!! We have a local shop about 10 min away called beer beer & more beer that has some great kits...I figure Ill go the keg route since I won't have to wait an additional 1-2 weeks for a carbonation period. I like amber and browns and figure why not try...

    Personal Home Brewery Kit #5 - Kegging Super Deluxe | MoreBeer
     
  10. michaelpule

    michaelpule Oakley Enthusiast

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    Of you can boil water, use a timer and wait. You can brew beer.