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Old 12-20-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
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I just brewed a batch this evening and tasted the amount I pulled out of the carboy for my OG test and it seems really close. I did fiddle with the kit and add a 1/2 cup of local honey and an extra 3.3lb can of golden light lme just to see if I could make it closer to double dead guy and got 1.076 OG. Anyone ever tried this kit in general?


 
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:17 AM   #2
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I did the one from rebel and it turned out AWESOME~!

 
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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Yooper's Dead Guy clone in the recipes section is now one of my standard brews......
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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That kit was my second ever brew. I loved it. The wife loved it. Two friends did a blind taste test and they both chose the kit beer over the actual beer.

I have also done Yooper's Dead Guy Clone and Tasty's. I have my second try at Tasty's carbing right now. So far it tastes the closest of the seven variance of Dead Guy I have done.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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I brewed the Brewcraft DGA kit; it turned out OK. Nothing phenominal like I expected but it was pretty close. What I felt was missing was the malty sweetness.

Yoppers DGA clone is fantastic, very malty, and an overall great taste. I will continue to use her receipe moving forward.

As far as the DDGA clone, I don't think adding a few more ferementables will get you there.

JBD - please post a link to Tasty's DGA recipe.

 
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:43 PM   #6
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Thanls for all the replies guys!! Hopefully my additions will give it the sweetness the kit didn't recreate from one of the responses. I will let everyone know how it turns out 6 weeks from now. Im thinking 3 weeks primary 3 weeks bottles any suggestions?

 
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:03 AM   #7
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That kit was my second ever brew. I loved it. The wife loved it. Two friends did a blind taste test and they both chose the kit beer over the actual beer.

I have also done Yooper's Dead Guy Clone and Tasty's. I have my second try at Tasty's carbing right now. So far it tastes the closest of the seven variance of Dead Guy I have done.
Did you have any blowoff with the dead guy kit? Yesterday it started to look frisky and I cme home late tonight and the beer was in the airlock and almost blown the top. I made an emergency blow off with a growler and transfer tube. I've never done this. How long do I have to wait until it is safe to put the airlock back on?

 
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:18 AM   #8
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We sell a lot of those in the store, and I must say its a killer kit. The kit doesn't come with the yeast and yeast choice is crucial. I have tried it with the WLP001 and it was, so so. I have tried it with the WLP051 and it was a lot better. But the WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast (white labs Packman) was the ticket for sure!..
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for the tips I ended up usng safale us-05 yeast I hope it comes out well

 
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:26 AM   #10
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My brother in law just got this kit and I went over today to help him with his first brew. I thought it was complete junk!!! The instructions suck for someone who has never brewed and it did not come with the right stuff. This is why I never ever buy kits and why I will teach him how to brew without a kit. Also This kit seems to change it's hops every year. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY. BREW YOOPERS CLONE. I brew all grain and started with extract and I have never in all my life been as disappointed with a brewing product as I have this hunk of trash they call a "kit". I love Rouge beers but they dropped a level in my book today by putting out such a crappy product.

 
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