Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > What is the right lager for me?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
simon.f.doran
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Default What is the right lager for me?

Hello. im new to this forum (hope this is the right section)

Having just turned 18, i have little knowlege of beer and lager.

My parents have allways made wines and beer when younger and I think it could be a laugh.

My question is what lager would you recomend? I really like Grolsh and Heineken but have gone off things like carlsberg. Please sugest something for me...

Will my parents old equipment still be okay, we have a range of 5gallon plastic barrels (i think thats the right size, they are the big ones) and a couple of 1/2 size ones. also we have some of the buckets and hose.

Thanks

Simon

__________________
simon.f.doran is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
MikeFlynn74
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MikeFlynn74's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ANCHORAGE!!
Posts: 3,891
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

What country are you in?

__________________
Quote:
If you find yourself going through hell, keep going- Winston Churchill
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenchiro View Post
The successful have nobody to blame but themselves, I really wish they would take some responsibility for their own actions...
MikeFlynn74 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 03:01 PM   #3
simon.f.doran
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Default

Im located in the UK, is this the best forum for me to be on?

__________________
simon.f.doran is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,578
Liked 4341 Times on 3157 Posts
Likes Given: 845

Default

Oh, yes, it's fine!

The reason we asked where you were is for a couple of reasons- one is to make sure you are here legally. We ask all brewers to be of legal age in the country they reside it, so they can participate in the forum.

The other reason is because there are a LOT of different kits and ingredients available depending on where you live. Some of the items I use you'd likely not get in the UK. We do have other brewers here from the UK, and they could be much more helpful than I can with ingredients.

Here's a good place to start: howtobrew.com. That will help with the basics of how to begin. Also, our wiki has great info.

Feel free to ask any questions and look around a bit.

Welcome to HBT!

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 03:39 PM   #5
simon.f.doran
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Default

can any one sugest a pre mixed lager (tin) for me to use?

__________________
simon.f.doran is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 04:05 PM   #6
MikeFlynn74
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MikeFlynn74's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ANCHORAGE!!
Posts: 3,891
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Thats tough- But really you can find Lager clones by cooper and muntons

__________________
Quote:
If you find yourself going through hell, keep going- Winston Churchill
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenchiro View Post
The successful have nobody to blame but themselves, I really wish they would take some responsibility for their own actions...
MikeFlynn74 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 04:19 PM   #7
simon.f.doran
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Default

okay would any of these suit me!?

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/bin/venda?ex=co_wizr-locayta&template=wz_locayta&pageno=1&perpage=10&co llate=pdxttype%3Apdxtcolourn%3Apdxtbrandn%3Apdxtsi zen&fieldrtype=type&termtextrtype=invt&typertype=e xact&typekeywordsearch=keyword&termtextkeywordsear ch=home+brew+lager

I like the look of the http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/invt/0168288 would i be right in thinking it could be like Beck

__________________
simon.f.doran is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 04:23 PM   #8
MikeFlynn74
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MikeFlynn74's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ANCHORAGE!!
Posts: 3,891
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Without actually having tasted it its worth a try- I would get that and another 2kg of light malt extract. Add about oz of Hallertauer hops at 60min and 1oz at flame out.

Should be a good simple beer!

__________________
Quote:
If you find yourself going through hell, keep going- Winston Churchill
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenchiro View Post
The successful have nobody to blame but themselves, I really wish they would take some responsibility for their own actions...
MikeFlynn74 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 04:30 PM   #9
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I've used a few of the can kits and they make a nice beer and a great way to get started. A lot of them say to add sugar but they are much better if you add malt extract instead.

Have fun and welcome to HBT!

__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2008, 04:48 PM   #10
MikeFlynn74
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MikeFlynn74's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ANCHORAGE!!
Posts: 3,891
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Just out of curiosity- Do you have a chest freezer you can lager in?

__________________
Quote:
If you find yourself going through hell, keep going- Winston Churchill
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tenchiro View Post
The successful have nobody to blame but themselves, I really wish they would take some responsibility for their own actions...
MikeFlynn74 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lager Pitching Temp: Can we settle this lager debate? mdf191 General Techniques 32 11-02-2011 08:21 PM
What to do after lager?Making a Oktoberfest Lager using White Labs Octoberfest(WLP820 Evstakiev Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 07-20-2009 12:43 AM
Can I lager my lager starter for a week or two if I want to? HangLoose Recipes/Ingredients 1 04-18-2009 12:25 AM
Whoops! Bought Lager recipe but can't lager... patrck17 General Techniques 11 09-04-2008 05:30 PM
Seeking amber lager/Vienna Lager? ben_j8mmin Recipes/Ingredients 10 08-21-2008 03:21 PM