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Old 01-11-2013, 04:09 PM   #31
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Thanks Brewsday.

I might pick up that kit, although if somebody can post a "clone" that would be cool too, give a little flexibility. I have been leaning towards getting their Lawnmower Saison, might get both and start brewing for my summer stock now.

My wife loved Sam Adams Porch Rocker last year so if I can make something that's close I think she would love it. Especially since Porch Rocker, if they release, only has a short amount of time that it's available.

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Old 01-12-2013, 02:38 PM   #32
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One of the things I like about Midwest is how open they are about their kit contents and instructions. You really get sense of what you're buyin before you pay...not just a "Peterman-esque" description. You could pull a "clone" recipe just by copying their info....but that leads to another thing I like about Midwest...their prices are quite reasonable...might as well just use their kit as copy it...unless you are into bulk purchasing...then you could probably shave a few $$$ off.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #33
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I can +1 in support of the kool-aid lemonade packets at bottling time. 3 packets for 2.5 gallons was perfect in my 8.5% abv beer. Great tart lemon flavor.

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:26 AM   #34
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I would like to "clone" Midwest's recipe but they don't list what they use for the specialty grains. Does anybody have any input as to what could be used for those? I already have the extract so I would just need to get the grains and yeast.

Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #35
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it calls for 1/2 pound carapils...just hover on the box on their site and you can read the contents.

Hey kool-aid people...are you adding unsweeten koolaid packets?

I currently have a carboy secondary of all-grain Lemon Weiss with the zest of 2 big lemons presoaked in vodka in it. I did sip the smidge of vodka left in the jar and it was pretty "lemony". So I'm hoping that's enough but...I want to be ready to add more on bottling day if that's insufficient.

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:37 PM   #36
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does anyone know the size of the kool aid packs used above?
are they the small packs where you would normally add sugar if you were making juice?
Or is it the "just add water" packs?

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Just the rectangular ones near the Crystal Light section at the supermarket. I don't know the oz.

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Hi. Brewing noob here. Have you tried the lemon Kool Aid trick with anything other than a Hef?
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Bump. I'm actually bottling the Lemon Coriander Weiss kit from Midwest (AG). I didn't do the lemon zest thing.....I'm going with the Kool-Aid option. I'll let you all know how it turns out. Hopefully good....it's for my wife, but of course I'll drink a few. More of a stout/porter/IPA kinda guy.

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Awesome. I'm looking forward to hearing how it comes out.

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