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Old 03-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #11
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Or do you guys think it would be better to piece my own kit together? How would that compare in price?

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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Going piecemeal is def going to cost more. The groupon deal from Midwest is def a good place to start.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:43 PM   #13
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Thats what i'm thinking. Thanks everyone for the help!

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:57 PM   #14
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Awesome! I'm thinking thats the route I'm going to take. I'm going to research more today and see if anyone else has input. What ingredient kit did you get?
I got the autumn amber kit--it turned out great. Also, highly recommend "How to Brew" by John Palmer--I read it before I did anything and it was a huge help.

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:29 AM   #15
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I just put my order in. I ended up going with the Irish stout.

 
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #16
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I just got back from vacation and my brew kit was waiting for me. I was looking at everything and the lid doesn't fit on the fermenter tight. It just kind of sits on there. Is that going to be an issue? I was thinking about calling midwest supply about it.

I also read their pamphlet on carboys for the two step fermentation process. Would I be able to go to Walmart and buy one of those big jugs of water and use that? Or am I better off using just the bucket?

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:11 AM   #17
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Hopefully you called about the lid... Ours is so tight I have a hard time pulling it off the bucket. It's supposed to be tight in order to keep air and nasties out. Couldn't tell you about the water bottles, though...
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:28 AM   #18
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Thanks for the reply. I figured out that I wasnt pushing hard enough lol. It snaps on so tight now. I hope I can get it off

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #19
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Yeah, you'll have to fight with it. You can buy a lid-removing wrench but you may find you won't need / want it in time. I am now using mainly carboys with blowoff tubes and containers in place of airlocks... Cool to watch the krausen and fermentation process.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #20
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This is a nice kit when your starting with nothing
Brewcraft Deluxe Starter Brewery Kit w/ SS Stock Pot w/lid, 20 qt
http://www.store.homebrew4less.com/B...tinfo/BC71103/

 
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