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Old 03-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #11
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A couple things to look at with the canned kits, cut down on the amount of dextrose or corn sugar and substitute more or all light dry malt extract instead. You could also consider swapping out their dried yeast for one of the other dried yeast manufacturer's products or even a liquid yeast if you wanted. Another thing to look into is adding small amounts of steeping grain or late flavor and aroma hop additions. Now, this will take the cost of the basic kit up. However, it can be a way to save time with the quick and easy canned kits and up the quality at the same time.


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Old 03-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #12
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Kits from Austin & Northern Brewer are usually going to have fresher/higher quality ingredients than a Coopers kit. My favorite has been Patersbier from NorthernBrewer. So simple yet so good!!!!
I've got the Patersbier kit sitting on my shelf right now (Along with 4 others after that latest NB sale) waiting for a slot in the rotation but we're killing Innkeepers as fast as we're brewing them. Doing a double NB batch this weekend with the Wee Heavy kit (plenty of aging time) and another Innkeeper.


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Old 03-29-2012, 11:04 PM   #13
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Any canadian companies out there??

 
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #14
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Any canadian companies out there??
For canned extract? Not that I'm aware of. Where are you?
These http://ihomebrewing.ca/ people have a good name. If I know where you live, I could point you toward a more local spot, and know exactly what you are looking for.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:30 PM   #15
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For canned extract? Not that I'm aware of. Where are you?
These http://ihomebrewing.ca/ people have a good name. If I know where you live, I could point you toward a more local spot, and know exactly what you are looking for.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:47 PM   #16
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I see there is a place called west coast brew in Vancouver.

 
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:06 AM   #17
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Try Dan's http://beermaking.ca/ and you could try chatting up the Vanbrewers http://www.vanbrewers.ca/ for some help. They would be all there to help you out.
They have a competition on the go now also that I will be entering.


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