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Old 02-06-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
Jan 2012
Toronto, Ontario
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Hey everyone,

Right now I'm buying coopers kits and adding in a few pounds of DME and so far am liking it, however it's running me about $35 for the can/DME/priming sugar.

I'm thinking of ordering this from AHS:

I'll probably pick up yeast from my local store since $7 for the wyeast greenbelt seems really expensive, don't know if it's worth it when I can grab decent yeast for a couple bucks (like a muntons or something)


Cost to ship to Toronto, Canada. I'm wondering if I will get hit with duties or taxes when it crosses the border. They say free shipping over $100 but that's probably only for americans.

Second: doing the extract option, I don't have very big pots. I could probably get a couple gallons into a pot and fit the bag in, however its only about a 3 gallon pot. Would that be okay?

Finally, is it all worth it? I enjoy blonde beers like Canadian and Budweiser (I'm a noob, i know) and the Coopers Canadian blonde is pretty good so far!

Thanks, hoping to step up the difficulty and quality a little bit

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
Sep 2011
Austin, Texas
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1. I'd call AHS and see.
2. AHS kits do a 3-4 gallon boil so your pot size is a little small. I would suggest doing their 'mini-mash' kits which includes specialty grains which will liven up the brews a bit.
3. Is it worth it? Absolutely. But that is subjective.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
Dec 2011
Appleton, WI
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If you don't wanna use their greenbelt yeast (which is exclusive to AHB as far as I know) why order the greenbelt blonde instead of just the regular blonde?

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