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Old 10-11-2008, 04:04 AM   #1
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Default good kit beer

If you live in a harsher climate like I do and cannot boil in your house a good alternative is the brewhouse kits.

It is a bag or wort and you add 3 gallons of water to it.

no boiling or making a mess it take minuetes.

I made the honey blonde ale and it turned out really nice. I used the yeast it came with it was the 15 gram pack of coopers and in that particular brew it turned out nice.

after 2 weeks in my kegerator it cleared out crystal clear with out any clarifiers and the beer tastes really good.

I live in Winnipeg so it's hard in the winter to all grain brew.

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Old 10-11-2008, 04:06 AM   #2
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Me thinks you should make mead in the winter.

That beer kit sounds a bit...um....Well....>I'm glad you like it.

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Old 10-11-2008, 05:53 AM   #3
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:14 AM   #4
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Me thinks you should make mead in the winter.

That beer kit sounds a bit...um....Well....>I'm glad you like it.
Before you bash it I would try it.

I have made probably 50 batches of all grain and this was right up there in taste.

It's packaged wort made the same way large breweries make there wort its just packaged in a large bladder bag.

To me mead sucks so why would I make that ......................I like beer
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:24 AM   #5
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If it works for you and u like it keep doing it...but i wouldn't call it "brewing"...kinda takes away from the expierence but i understand that with the conditions this is what you have to do

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Old 10-12-2008, 01:12 PM   #6
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I would call it the same thing as wine makers and cider makers.

Its not boiling the wort and all that because it is already done for you. It's juts an easy alternative to brewing indoors and beats extract brewing because of the quality of the wort.

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Old 10-12-2008, 09:09 PM   #7
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If you live in a harsher climate like I do and cannot boil in your house a good alternative is the brewhouse kits
Hmm...I'm starting to suspect that there are vast areas about home brewing that I still have not a clue.

Are you saying that a normal electric stove top is inadaquate for doing a five gallon boil, or is there another reason that you cannot boil indoors?

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By the way - I think I'll try one of these BrewHaus kits that you are so high on (no pun intended), the American Premium Lager.
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Somewhere between brewhouse kits and all grain brewing, there are 5 gallon extract recipes made on the stove, indoors. You have almost the opposite of my problem. In July and August its too damn hot for me to have wort boiling for an hour.

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Hmm...I'm starting to suspect that there are vast areas about home brewing that I still have not a clue.

Are you saying that a normal electric stove top is inadaquate for doing a five gallon boil, or is there another reason that you cannot boil indoors?

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By the way - I think I'll try one of these BrewHaus kits that you are so high on (no pun intended), the American Premium Lager.
You can do extracts kits but for all grain getting 7-8 gallons of wort to a rolling boilis pretty hard on the stove top.

I have done my boil in 2 3 gallon pots before but then you have to split your hop editions up and it steam every window in the house not to mention my wife gets mad at me because our house smells like a brewery.
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Before you bash it I would try it.
First, TOTALLY not Bashing it....
Second, Send me some, I'd love to.

Third....has been said, but I'll reiterate. Wine kits are made that way, and plenty good. If it works for beer...COOL man! Like I said...Glad you like it.

Could be a very good option for lots of space and time limited brewers.
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