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Old 07-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default A Brew Kit From 1994 - Used It Last Night. lol

So, I got this kit at a thrift shop. It had 2 bags of Amber Malt that was almost rock solid, I did a boil on one packet and it broke down back into syrup form and actually smelled quite good !......I sanitized the 1 gallon jug it came with, crushed the hops that were also sealed in a bag, and added some leftover yeast from a 5 gallon batch I did just recently. It even came with it's own sugar, but I've decided to just use some carbonation drops at bottling time and just bottle 6.........How do you think this is gonna turn out ? lol


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Old 07-20-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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I don't know but I'm interested to find out. What was the brand?


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Lake View Valley Farms.
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This looks familiar. Lake View Valley Farms aka DHARMA. It's the same brand that fell on the Lost island. They never go out of date.
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This looks familiar. Lake View Valley Farms aka DHARMA. It's the same brand that fell on the Lost island. They never go out of date.
I crushed the packet of hops that was still sealed, only used about 1/2 of them, after all it's only a 1 gallon jug but I did use the entire bag of malt where it said to just use 3/4 of it ??......(which I thought was odd? lol)..

It was probably someones 1994-1995 X-mas Gift.
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I saw a you tube video of a guy who did the same thing- not sure if it was that old but it was worth the laugh. I tried searching for it but unfortunately I couldn't find it. Don't get your hopes up but I think have a better chance than this guy did. He's actually an HBT member now.
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I'd think the malt would be ok as long as it was properly sealed but I can't imagine the hops were ok after that long.
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Cool! I'm curious to know how this turns out too. When you say "bags" I assume the kit contained DME? I have a few old bags of DME too and they are hard as a rock, no "almost" about it! I've been afraid to use it because I thought it wouldn't break up and dissolve right, but I can't bring myself to throw it away. Did you just drop the hardened brick in boiling water?
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Cool! I'm curious to know how this turns out too. When you say "bags" I assume the kit contained DME? I have a few old bags of DME too and they are hard as a rock, no "almost" about it! I've been afraid to use it because I thought it wouldn't break up and dissolve right, but I can't bring myself to throw it away. Did you just drop the hardened brick in boiling water?
Yep, I just cut the plastic off of them with scissors then put it in warm water and kept stirring until it all dissolved and got to a boil. I still have another light amber that came with the kit (hard as my head)....If this turns out ok, I'll do the other one.......lol
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I saw a you tube video of a guy who did the same thing- not sure if it was that old but it was worth the laugh. I tried searching for it but unfortunately I couldn't find it. Don't get your hopes up but I think have a better chance than this guy did. He's actually an HBT member now.
This guy never fails to crack me up.



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