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Old 06-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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Anyone ever tried any of these?
http://brooklynbrewshop.com/store/1-gallon-beer-mixes
Just curious if it's worth the money.

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Old 06-20-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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The recipes are generally pretty good.

Worth the money? Depends on how you mean. You're paying for the convenience of how it's packaged, and you could certainly get the ingredients cheaper at a proper homebrew shop. Whether or not that's worth the money is a call only you can make!

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Old 06-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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Have you made any yourself? If so, which ones? I'm trying to decide if I should start carrying them at my store (not a LHBS, but a beer retailer). I have a sample kit coming my way, but I was curious to see if others had good/bad experiences with them already.

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Have you made any yourself? If so, which ones? I'm trying to decide if I should start carrying them at my store (not a LHBS, but a beer retailer). I have a sample kit coming my way, but I was curious to see if others had good/bad experiences with them already.
I've known people who have made them. The recipes are nothing particularly remarkable (for better or for worse), and they compare to any good quality kit. They're a good way to get people into brewing, and I like that they start people with all grain. But, anybody who has brewed a batch or two will likely move on to other options.
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Cool. I like that they are all grain too, which is why I was thinking about carrying them. I'll brew it when I get the sample and report back, just in case anyone else has the same question.

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Old 06-21-2011, 12:47 AM   #6
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The whole one gallon situation is sort of a Brooklyn apartment-thing. People who aren't tight for space probably won't be very interested in making 1-gallon batches for long.

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Old 01-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #7
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I was thinking about getting one of these for my boss. I've spoiled him on my homebrew and a few big retail beers and I think he'd like to make something for himself.

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Highly recommend them...I used about 6-8 when I started (4 different kinds) and was really pleased with all aspects of the kit. Decent recipies (they recently changed many of them when they released their book, I don't know if its for better or worse). Great starting materials (1-gallon carboy, tubing, racking cane, bon vino caps, etc). The directions are insanely easy, and kind of humorous...they also have videos for brewing too.

Fantastic way to start even if you are not in a city apartment. The everyday IPA is decent, the tripel is okay, needs at least two months aging, but their seasonals are spot on, though not always available

And starting AG is simply the way to go

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:29 AM   #9
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Buddy of mine got one for xmas and as far as a starter kit, I was pretty impressed.
Hell of a lot better than the ****ty Mr. Beer kit I got 8 years ago.

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I got started with brewing from one of these kits. So in that sense, yup - worth the money. This has been a great hobby. I received the Every Day IPA as a gift last Christmas. It was a very good beer (at least I was surprised that I could make something that good). I was a little bummed that they didn't provide the recipe (even upon request) and I'm not going to buy from them again now that I know where to find quality recipes.

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