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Old 10-28-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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anyone tried these yet? I have a party coming up at the end of Nov. so I need something ready by then nd something that is easily consumed by bmc drinkers. I chose a dunkleweisen and a blond ale.

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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I just kegged my ahs session dunkelweizen on the weekend and it was at perfect carb yesterday. I probably went through a gallon with swmbo last night, a nice delightful brew. I brewed it on the 11th and let it sit in primary for 12 days, then crash cooled it for about 2 1/2 days, and finally in to the keg. I think you should be fine, unless you bottle, then you might just barely make it. Good luck.

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Old 10-28-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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I brewed the American Pale Ale on Oct 7th, kegged it on the 18th, and served it at a praty on the 25th. It turned out great. If you need something in a hurry this is the way to go.

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Old 10-28-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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As soon as I get my Goodie Bag I'm ordering a few of these kits. I'm keen to a $23 kit beer. Low speed and Pig Simple.

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:56 PM   #5
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I agree, I'll be ordering this one again.
Swmbo commands it.

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Old 11-08-2008, 03:52 AM   #6
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Is this a pic of a porter or a stout....and my next question is...are you using beer-gas or CO2. I found a dealer in our town that sells #20 beer-gas cylinders and my dream is to make a "oh-so creamy" Guinness. I am currently have the Porter from More Beer in my carboy and can't wait to taste it!!!

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Old 11-08-2008, 12:15 PM   #7
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NB, B3 and Midwest all have some great session kits too, starting at $14-$16... if memory serves.

Edit: Actually almost all of Midwests kits are under $23... NB has probably no less than 8 kits of varying OG for under $18.

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Old 11-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #8
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All of the stores base their kit prices on the ingredients included. The more ingredients the more expensive. I think the people on this thread were talking about the flavor and quality of the session beer kits. If price is the only determining factor, people would only drink Bud.

We sell over 25,000 kits a year because people like the taste and quality of our kits. Without using any advertising, over a third of our customers on a daily basis are new customers. I feel this is a testament to the fact that people like the kits and they tell their friends. I can't have the lowest price on everything. Frequent comments that are left on our site say - this is the best beer I have ever brewed or tasted.

I don't want to compromise quality or flavor in a quest for the lowest price kit available.
With the current prices on grain and hops, it would be very easy to come out with a line of $100 kits. Barley wines, Imperials.... mmmmm

Let's hear from some customers. What do you think?

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Old 11-08-2008, 02:01 PM   #9
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I was commenting on BigKahunas response about cheap kits. Chill. Prices are not simply determined by the quantity of ingredients in a kit... that is a silly assumption, they are determined by the price/lb or price/oz of the ingredients included in the kit. There are several pretty detailed posts from others on here recently about the same topic. If one store sells hops for under $2 an ounce and another for $4 an ounce, thier kits will cost more, just because thier ingredients cost more on an apples to apples basis. Same goes for grain, Maris Otter for 1.45/lb and over $2/lb... of course the latter stores kits will cost more, thier base ingredients cost more on an apples to apples basis.
I was simply pointing out that if these dudes are looking for good and cheap (BigKahunas post) beers, that there are some others they should look into as well. This is a brew board, a community of friends, trying to help a brotha out if he is intersted in saving some $$ or trying other recipes. Of course the decision is up to him, but it didnt have to turn into a debate or advertisement. I am sure that prior to buying other kits that they would also look into reviews on other vendors sites as well.
I really wish that we could have a general conversation about brewing beer without it turning into an advertisement for a particular store.
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:26 PM   #10
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The thread was about my kits and people were talking about my kits. No one was debating.

I don't have a problem with people buying from other stores as well. People know there are other stores that have kits and that prices vary.

I was not going to post anything but I felt I had to defend myself.

I wasn't trying to advertise.

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