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Old 01-22-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Who has the best extract kits? I saw that Midwest has their top 5 kits on sale for 10% off. Are these good? http://www.midwestsupplies.com/pages/top-5-beer-kits-of-2012.html



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Old 01-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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I've ordered two from Midwest so far. Haven't actually been able to drink them yet though so I can't vouch for quality. I like how they come with pretty much everything you will need; muslin bag, yeast packet, priming sugar. However, I was disappointed in the grain crush on my last order (Cologne Kolsh). I had to re-crush with a rolling pin before the boil.



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Old 01-22-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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I've made the Liberty Cream Ale, the Hank's Hefe and the Irish Red. Ive made the last two on multiple occasions.

The Cream Ale was good, but the hefe and the Irish Red are the most popular with my family and friends.

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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Midwest kits are solid. A lot of them have steeping grains, which is a nice thing to practice... fun too

William's has good kits too... and I like their extracts better. I'm interested to try Austin kits.

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Old 01-24-2013, 12:56 AM   #5
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So far, I've enjoyed my Midwest kits. Seem to be pretty high quality ingredients (from my noob opinion)

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Do Midwest beer kits come with bottle caps?

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I don't believe so... the beer kits are just ingredients. Their "starter kits" that include a fermenting bucket, bottling bucket and all the *equipment* to brew - that includes caps.

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Old 01-24-2013, 02:23 AM   #8
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Do Midwest beer kits come with bottle caps?
No. Steeping grains, muslin bag, extract, yeast, any adjuncts, bottling sugar. I ordered 4 kits, and made 2 so far... Trappist Ale, and Belgian Wit. Next is the Cream Ale and the Hophead.
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I added about 10 of their kits to a wish list. I think the next 2 are going to be a pumpkin ale and the cream ale.

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brewers best has some good kits. I just did some amber ale. came out nice. Bottle caps and priming sugar is included in the kit



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