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Old 08-01-2005, 07:30 AM   #11
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A brilliant new name for an ale.
Mice turd ale, a good one.

Yeah, Hey.. ya'll, its clean... I boiled it real good!


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Old 08-01-2005, 12:29 PM   #12
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I think it runs counter to homebrewing in general to make something from scratch that you "tolerate" because it's cheap. If it's bad, it's bad - I don't care if you got it for free. You can ferment just about anything, potato peelings, old fruit, hell, you can leave orange juice in the refrigerator for a month or two and get alcohol, but there's a reason it's not very popular - it tastes like ass.

If cheap is the goal, there are ways to get grain cheaper. Our club does bulk grain buys about twice a year from North Country Malt. Our last order was just a shade over 1700 lbs. The cost, including shipping, was about 50 cents a pound.

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Old 08-01-2005, 04:09 PM   #13
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All of ya'll have given me ideas,
but as I sit here waking up from bottleing last night,
your idea of 'bulk purchasing' is really exciting.
I used to pay $2.25 a pound for syrup,
till I saw a 33lb container of pale syrup for $2.00 lb.

.50 a pound syrup is what is really getting my mind going this morning.

My question about 'feed' was hypothetical anyway,

A big bulk purchase is the way to get ones ale cheaper.

I'l talk to Kelly and Gary at the 'store' and see what I can come up with.

Thanks J. Knife

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:52 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by JacktheKnife
Now yes, feed has bugs and mice turds in it, dirt whatever... but anything boiled will be sterile.
A sterile mouse turd probably still tastes like a mouse turd, wouldn't you think?
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:34 PM   #15
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Yup I recon it would,
but think...
In Deer season, 50 LB sacks of corn are $4.00
And their ain't no mouse turds in it,
or I didn't see any in my sacks last year.
And I would pick out the mouse turds anyway,
and one can always wash the 'stuff '.

However my question about 'feed' was hypothetical anyway,

Yesterday I went to the homebrew headquarters,
and asked old Gary about cheaper buys...
I can get a 300 LB barrel of pale syrup for about a dollar a pound!
Thats less than half of what I have been spending.

300 LB of syrup will brew 2,000 beers
That in turn would last me well over six months.
{Like seven}

I sure enjoy this forum, as it helps me in so many ways.
Like old Dan the master bladesmith,
I can learn more talking to him for 15 minutes...
than I can hammering on hot steel in my knife shop,
for a year.

Coffee is all drank up...
Time for a homebrew

Later Yawl

J. Knife

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