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Old 12-03-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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What brewing ingredients do you always keep in stock at your home ? types of specialty grains, DME, yeasts, hops,?

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Old 12-03-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Extract: Briess Gold DME.

Grain: Briess 2-row pale malt, Weyermann Vienna, Weyermann Light Munich, Muntons Pale Malt, Simpsons Medium Crystal (55L), Simpsons Chocolate, Simpsons Roasted Barley.

Yeast: Nottingham, US-05, S-04

Hops: Willamette, Hallertau (both pellets). I try to keep Target on hand, but it's impossible to find these days.

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Extract: Briess Gold DME.

Grain: Briess 2-row pale malt, Weyermann Vienna, Weyermann Light Munich, Muntons Pale Malt, Simpsons Medium Crystal (55L), Simpsons Chocolate, Simpsons Roasted Barley.

Yeast: Nottingham, US-05, S-04

Hops: Willamette, Hallertau (both pellets). I try to keep Target on hand, but it's impossible to find these days.

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Thanks Bob,
How much or the DME, Grain, Yeast, and Hops? I plan on doing mini mashes for the next few batches if that makes a difference.
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Williamette, american c-hops, and saaz.

US-05. I tried making S-04 a go-to yeast but I don't like it as much as I thought I would. Now I'm stocked with 05 and notty.

I prefer Rahr 2-row (USA) as my base malt, and sometimes I use it for english styles.

I love using chocolate, black patent, and caramel malts.

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Thanks Bob,
How much or the DME, Grain, Yeast, and Hops? I plan on doing mini mashes for the next few batches if that makes a difference.
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Let's see if I can remember without referring to ProMash's inventory or taking my lazy ass downstairs.

I've still got about a half-pound of each hops. I got a screaming great deal in bulk, you see.

DME, I keep at least three pounds. Never know when you'll need a pound to make up for a screwed-up mash.

Grain, at least five pounds of pale and a half-pound each of the rest. When I go below a half-pound, I go get another pound.

Yeast, 1 packet of each in my fridge, though there's usually two packets of Nottingham.

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Most people seem to keep a DME of their choice

I also buy big containers of stuff I know I will have to use to save a litlle money. Big botlle of star san, rather than small. A ton of corn sugar. Always way more Irish moss and gelatin finings than I can use in a year. Some emergency fuggles and EKG which I use up and replace with every order to keep them fresher.

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Off the top of my head:

1 full 55# box of Extra Light and Wheat DME and 1 box of each to use. Once the last box is opened I order another. I currently also have an opened 50 lb bag of Corn Sugar.

About 15 lbs of assorted grains (for steeping)

4-5 lbs of assorted hops, mostly re-bagged into 1 oz packettes.

(At a minimum) 50 vials of assorted yeasts in at least 10 styles, some new, mostly washed. I still have about a quart of Belgium Wit yeast I have to put into vials...I'll probably only do 3-4 vials and toss the rest.

2 gals of honey.

5 gals Apple Juice.

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At least one packet of dried yeast - Nottingham or Safeale-05 just in cast the liquid yeasties do not cooperate when I am ready to pitch.

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As far as base malts go, I always have Maris Otter, 2-row and Pils on hand. I buy full sacks of MO and 2-row, and usually 10-20 lbs of Pils at a time. I keep around 5 lbs of crystal and other speciality grain on hand- but only a pound or two of things like roasted barley, black patent, aromatic, etc.

Minimum 3 lbs of DME, mostly for starters and the occasional adjustment to a wonky mash.

On last tally, I have about 6 lbs of hops in stock- American Cs, Golding, Fuggle, Williamette.

Always have 5 or so packs of US-05, US-04 and Nottingham as well, in addition to my washed English, Irish, Scottish and Belgian strains.

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I buy bulk bags of Maris Otter, US 2 Row, and German Pils. Then I keep a lot of Vienna, Munich, Carapils, and Crystal 40. For Hops I have about 10 different varieties. All pellets. Yeast S-05 is my stand by dry yeast and I tend to buy liquid the week I need them, if I need them.

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