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Old 10-25-2007, 01:40 PM   #21
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The kits run $25-29 at my LHBS...I think mine was one of the $29 ones..



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Old 10-25-2007, 02:29 PM   #22
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PS. Considering my crazy fermentation and how good it tastes now, I wouldn't be too worried about yours. I was sure to leave it for a while to condition away some of those potential off flavours from the quick ferment.
I wasn't worried about the fermentation causing issues. I was just giving a mini-review of the kit and commenting on how vigorous the fermentation was.

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$35 seems good.

How much does an average kit from AHBS cost? 25-$35 ????
My LHBS charges $35 for the Brew House kits and $25-29 for a house kit (boil it yourself).


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Old 10-25-2007, 03:14 PM   #23
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Does anyone have a site that shows these kits? ie.. pricing and otherwise. I've tried to use the map on their site, but the only one that shows much is Alabrew. even then it ain't alot. Just looking for more info.

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Old 10-25-2007, 07:18 PM   #24
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Does anyone have a site that shows these kits? ie.. pricing and otherwise. I've tried to use the map on their site, but the only one that shows much is Alabrew. even then it ain't alot. Just looking for more info.
Sorry that I don't know of any US sites, but here is a Canadian vendor:
http://www.askims.com/catalog1470_0.html

If you want more product info, you probably already read the info on the Brewhouse website. If not, these are good links detailed product descriptions, including specs on things like ingredient lists, OG, bitterness expressed as IBU ratings, etc.:
http://www.thebrewhouse.com/types/index.htm
http://www.thebrewhouse.com/technical/index.htm
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:54 PM   #25
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No comment? Am I the lone ranger for the "Brew House" kits?
Perhaps not, by the amount of people agreeing with you.

Personally, I didn't find the 2 kits I tried any good. Taste was way off, and yes, they were brewed to recipie. I had great success with similar Barrons
kits though. Both are AG wort-in-a-bag kits.

A lot of these kits are sold here locally and everyong else swears by them.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:55 PM   #26
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Hey, I just tried the Winterfest Ale kit (to which I added two cans of pumpkin puree and some cinnamon and ginger extract).

The fermentation was rigorous and now (~36hrs later) the bubble activity has dropped off...so, more wild fermentations!

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Old 01-31-2009, 05:01 PM   #27
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I just read this review and was wondering how your beer turned out?

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Old 02-01-2009, 04:26 PM   #28
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I have brewed two of these kits. I did the Honey Blonde Ale first and then the Winterfest. I left them both in primary fermentation for 3 weeks and then bottled. I used a blow off tube each time. Very active. The kits make 6 gallons of beer if you follow the instructions. The kits come with Coopers dry yeast. Easy to do. Mix. Pitch. Wait. Bottle. Enjoy. I think they turned out OK. I bought them at Brew House Premium Beer Concentrate Kits

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Old 02-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #29
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I work crazy hours and time is my biggest enemy with brewing. I think i might have to try one of these kits when I'm pressed for time.

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Old 02-06-2009, 07:01 PM   #30
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Hey, I just tried the Winterfest Ale kit (to which I added two cans of pumpkin puree and some cinnamon and ginger extract).

The fermentation was rigorous and now (~36hrs later) the bubble activity has dropped off...so, more wild fermentations!
Just curious if you did anything with the puree/cinnamon/ginger? I have brewed quite a bit with these kits and would like to start 'hacking' them as well.

My LHBS sells the "Festa Brew" (Magnotta::Festa Brew::Home) which I've had excellent results with. Just to clear up a comment above, there is NO water to be added to these kits. It's a giant 23 L bag of sealed (and I assume pasteurized) wort. Simply open the bag, dump into a sanitized bucket and pitch. Allowing a few weeks to bottle condition produces an excellent beer. As a 23L kit usually runs about $27, the beer works out to ~$0.60/pint. AND it's good to boot! I would highly recommend one of these style of kits to anyone starting to brew as it allows you to get comfortable with all of the 'housekeeping' (sanitizing/racking/bottling etc.) of brewing before actually having to worry about making the beer itself.


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