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Old 12-27-2013, 02:41 AM   #21
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I bet Skeeter pee is one of the cheapest things to make.
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Wines will be the cheapest to brew due to the simplicity of the recipes and cheap yeast.


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Did you have to make a cereal mash for the corn meal and instant rice? What fermentation temperature and fermenation time (days) did you use for the Wyeast 2112 yeast to keep this a cream ale instead of a lager?
I didn't have to, but for that batch I did do a cereal mash. I fermented at 62degrees, because that's the temperature in my laundry room in the spring. Wyeast 2112 is really good up to about 65 degrees.


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Pre-Pro Pils

5.5 Gallons

8lbs 2-Row
2lbs Corn Grits (home ground)
1/2 oz Galena
1/2 oz Liberty

Brewtek CL-660 North German Ale

$7.00

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What size pot do you have for making your extract batches? This info might help answer your question better.

I'm not sure of the exact volume, but I estimate it's about a 3-gallon size. I'll typically dilute the wort up to 5 gallons as I try to cool it post-boil. I know I need to get a bigger pot, but I'm working with what I've got handy.
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I don't even now how much it costs me to do a SMaSH anymore.. I got a bag of 2-row for cheap from a group buy and a pound of free hops from a member on here for helping him out with a brew, that plus I wash yeast.

10 lbs 2-row
1/2 oz belma at 60min
1/2 oz belma at 15min
"house yeast" (US-05 based, second gen)

cheap; the only thing I can almost quantify is Apfelwein -
6 gallons of 100% Apple juice
2.5lbs sugar
Red Star Montrachet yeast

it costs me roughly 20-25 depending on the price of juice for a 6 gallon batch; I keg 5gal and bottle whats left (typically wine bottles, my F.I.L likes it flat).

2-buck chuck wine - I picked up some welches grape juice concentrate when it was on sale - 2x per gallon, some pectic and nutrient, and montrachet - pretty cheap, a little more involved than apfelwein but it's cheap.

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Pre-Pro Pils

5.5 Gallons

8lbs 2-Row
2lbs Corn Grits (home ground)
1/2 oz Galena
1/2 oz Liberty

Brewtek CL-660 North German Ale

$7.00
Could one brew this with lbs of pilsen malt instead of 8 lbs 2-row ?
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I don't even now how much it costs me to do a SMaSH anymore.. I got a bag of 2-row for cheap from a group buy and a pound of free hops from a member on here for helping him out with a brew, that plus I wash yeast.

10 lbs 2-row
1/2 oz belma at 60min
1/2 oz belma at 15min
"house yeast" (US-05 based, second gen)

cheap; the only thing I can almost quantify is Apfelwein -
6 gallons of 100% Apple juice
2.5lbs sugar
Red Star Montrachet yeast

it costs me roughly 20-25 depending on the price of juice for a 6 gallon batch; I keg 5gal and bottle whats left (typically wine bottles, my F.I.L likes it flat).

2-buck chuck wine - I picked up some welches grape juice concentrate when it was on sale - 2x per gallon, some pectic and nutrient, and montrachet - pretty cheap, a little more involved than apfelwein but it's cheap.

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I've thought about the juice concentrates myself. Seems like you could get your pectin and some nutrients from adding apples into the batch.

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