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Old 11-17-2007, 01:11 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried the Festa Brew kits. I purchased a Wheat kit today and was curious if anyone has had any experience with them.

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Old 11-17-2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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Haven't seen that brand, but the usual cautions about yeast freshness apply.

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:38 PM   #3
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I've been wondering the same thing. I normally do all-grain, but the Festa Brew kits just seem super easy to use. And even if they're not the greatest, if they're pretty good, it could be a good way to boost the bottle count if you don't have time to brew.

It would be easy enough to buy a fresh pack of yeast if that's the only worry.

So...how did the Wheat come out (or how's it coming)?

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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I`ve done three FestaBrew kits so far and I am happy with them. The beer turns out well and the kits are super easy to use. I brewed their brown ale and the cream ale and the Bock. The Bock I didn`t care for. A tad too roasty-malty for me. The next brew will be their IPA. Have not had a problem with the yeast.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:42 AM   #5
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Damn would love to try one of those but they don't ship out west in canada?? Been making these Brew House kits and they turn out some good brew....

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Old 12-12-2007, 04:00 AM   #6
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So far so good on my end with Festa Brew... on my third ferment... generally, the yeast pack say good for at least August 2008; that's many months ahead.

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Old 12-12-2007, 03:22 PM   #7
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Toadyus: I get mine at my local brew shop. $32, no tax. The kits are very popular here in Saint John. Each shipment sells out fast.
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