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Old 09-30-2010, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default Just Got a GREAT DEAL...HELP Please...

Hi to all brewers!
Here's the deal, I got the best deal of the year!
Let me explain, I bought a package deal from a guy getting out of the hobby. This what I got- a mini brewer 15G, large cooking pot I think 10G or more with the bottom thermometer, 2 carboys, 3 buckets, digital scale, hydro meters, capper, cleaning supplies, all the brushes one could ever need, 2 cases of large pop top bottles, etc, etc, etc!
Along with all of this I received a ton of ingredients which is where the help comes in to play! How much for all of this- $350. That's it!!! AWESOME!
So I am ready to put the mini brewer into work!
With that said here’s the list of ingredients-
- Pilsen Malt Extract= 20lbs
- 60L= 5lbs
- Carapils= 6lbs
- 120L= 17.2oz
- 2 Black Patent= 16.6oz
- Munich= 17oz
- German Hallertauer= 8.6oz
- Torr. Wheat= 4.6lbs
- unmarked item the looks like torr wheat but darker brown= 27oz
- 20L= 3.4lbs
- Amarill= 2.5oz
- Perle= 1oz
- Sterling Pellet Hops= 1lbs
- Centennial= 6.2oz
- Cascade= 2oz
- Glacier leaf hops= 1oz
- DY62 yeast dry= 11.5g
- DY65 yeast dry= 11.5g
- California V ale yeast WLP051 liquid
- German Ale/ kolsch Yeast WLP029 liquid

What would you guys suggest I could make from this list of items?
I love dark honey brown ales, also German Hefewizen, and anything with full flavor. What I don't like is skunk beer... Being a little new to brewing I would love some help! I have done 20 plus batches, mostly kits though. I just started to learn the ropes of trying my own thing. However the last thing I want to do is waste my ingredients on junk beer. So please let me know first what you think of the deal? And 2nd what recipes would work with the list I gave above? I look forward to everyone’s ideas! Oh and pics are coming for you guys!
Thanks
Joel







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Old 09-30-2010, 01:35 AM   #2
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wow. that's awesome. im jealous. how did you come about this deal? craigslist?

i've seen brew kettles like the big one there at my lhbs for like 350+ dollars.



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Old 09-30-2010, 01:38 AM   #3
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Yep good ol CL, a brewers dream at times!
One hell of a deal. There is even more stuff I didn't list or show in pics.
Like taps, lines, books, filters, bags, etc...
Man I was super happy about this deal!!!

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Old 09-30-2010, 01:48 AM   #4
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that is a dream come true.

im not sure because i am new to brewing and only been to my lhbs once (40mins away order stuff online) but im pretty positive that 15gal brew kettle you have there is worth more than what you payed for everything.

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Old 09-30-2010, 01:52 AM   #5
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How about a nice pale ale to start with?

6.5 lbs of the pilsen extract
1 lbs of the 60 L crystal malt
0.75 oz Centennial (60 minutes)
0.50 oz Cascade (20 minutes)
0.50 oz Cascade (5 minutes)

I don't know the DY62 and DY65 yeasts, I think that's how Safale used to label their yeasts, perhaps? You'd want to know what they are, for sure, before you pitch them in a batch. For instance, they could be lager yeasts that would really mess up your beer if you ferment them at ale temps.

You could use the California V with this recipe.

Congratulations on all your new equipment!

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Old 09-30-2010, 01:54 AM   #6
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great deal! you could use 4lbs torrified wheat, 6 lbs pilsner. 1-1.25 oz hallertauer (depends on the aa), and that dy65 to make a hefeweizen.

9lbs pilsner, 1/2lb munich, and the other .6lbs wheat, along with 1 oz perle (60), 1 oz sterling hops (30), and that kolsch yeast for a good kolsch ale

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Would that work for a 12 gallon batch?
THanks

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You might consider trying the free trial of http://www.beersmith.com/ to play with your recipe a bit so you can get the scale correct for 12 gallons. I don't know much about that extract that you have, but I think it should be pretty close to 1lb per gallon or so for a normal gravity beer which would be somewhere around 1.04 or 1.05 reading on a hydrometer (did you get one of those? you need one).

The recipe's above look to be for a 5 or 6 gallon batch, so you might double those numbers and see what beersmith says.

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Why do you have Bud Light in your fridge???

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OFF TOPIC:

I don't know when you bought that Fat Tire, but I assume it was near the holiday season. If not, then be warned, it's from the holiday season.

I had a six pack of it given to me by a friend about 3 months ago, and it was terrible. That beer does not age well at all, and this was 3 months before now. I would recommend tasting a bottle (if you haven't, they may be fine?), and if it's bad just dumping the lot; that's what I had to do (unfortunately).



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