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Old 12-16-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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ok. so i am a virgin at this i need all the help i can get.
i bought the folllowing:
1 6 gallon fermenter with 3piece airlock, stopper &spigot.
4oz mt hood hop pellets.
23g (2packets) safbrew yeast
2lb dme (light)
5lb corn sugar.
12 1liter plastic screwtop bottles.
and i have a large pot for brewing.
so i know i need tubing, bottle filler,thermometer, and hydromerer. is there anything else i really need? i am trying to do this as cheap as possible until i get the hang of it.
anybody got a receipe that will work for the ingredients that i have??

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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You're not likely to find many recipes that use corn sugar, let alone a recipe that uses primarily corn sugar.

The chances of getting good beer with those ingredients is pretty low. It will be very thin and very low on flavor

I would suggest getting some more malt extract and avoiding the corn sugar as a first step.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Guess it depends what kind of beer you want...

Starting with 2lbs of light DME, you might want to try getting another 3-4lbs of it and maybe a 1lbs of Crystal 20 to steep and make a kind of American Amber Ale...
Can't think of one with just 2lbs of DME and some bottling sugar.

I'd actually suggest, with the idea of keeping costs down, getting a funnel that fits your bottles in stead of a bottling bucket (assuming your fermenter isn't a bucket) and grab a $25 (average) extract kit from a retailer (northernbrewer.com or austinhomebrew.com) and going from there.

You could even use the 2lbs of DME as your primer when bottling...and just sit the sugar on the table for coffee

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:05 AM   #4
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You'll need some more extract. 2 lbs won't even see you to a half batch.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:44 AM   #5
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He can get .050 2 gallon batch. Go easy on the hops, maybe even only 1/2 oz and it can double as his cherry poppin' batch and a good starter. Once he gets more ingredients he can pitch on the cake. Practice bottling a small batch, and practice WAITING.

It's not really a recipe - it's just using what you've got.
It will be beer, probably won't be anything to start bragging on.

2lb dme
4oz sugar
.5 oz hops
1 packet rehydrated MYSTERY yeast (You gave brand, not type)

I'm just trying to play by your rules - using YOUR ingredients.
Getting more ingredients is the best advise - but if you can't wait....

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:41 AM   #6
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the yeast is: safbrew ale yeast s-33 by fermentis, 11.5g pkt.
i can get more dme or whatever you would recommend, trying to go with something simple for my first attempt, thanks for info in your reply re a 2 gallon batch.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:04 AM   #7
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Guess it depends what kind of beer you want...

Starting with 2lbs of light DME, you might want to try getting another 3-4lbs of it and maybe a 1lbs of Crystal 20 to steep and make a kind of American Amber Ale...
Can't think of one with just 2lbs of DME and some bottling sugar.

I'd actually suggest, with the idea of keeping costs down, getting a funnel that fits your bottles in stead of a bottling bucket (assuming your fermenter isn't a bucket) and grab a $25 (average) extract kit from a retailer (northernbrewer.com or austinhomebrew.com) and going from there.

You could even use the 2lbs of DME as your primer when bottling...and just sit the sugar on the table for coffee
Please spend a few dollars on some tubing, a racking cane and a bottle wand instead of a funnel. Drinking oxidized beer sucks!
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