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Old 01-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #1281
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Hear me out hear me out. Make learning to brew a series of projects. Start with table sugar and yeast in a plastic bag in a bucket. Watch it explode. Lesson on CO2 as a byproduct has been taught. Move up to JAOM, using only things you can find at the grocery store. Notice what's wrong and annoying about the process. Buy one or two measly pieces of actual equiptment and make apfelwein.... and so on. Don't even take out a hydrometer until chapter 6.


Thats what I've been doing over the past year on my own, because I tell you right now when I started reading early on about floccuation and efficiency I done got scareded.
Sounds to me like you are trying to reinvent the Mr Beer kit
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:39 PM   #1282
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Right on. It's all about learning from mistakes firsthand, but in a well laid out, scripted manner.

Brew #1. Table sugar, (or 132 packets of Heinz Ketchup in a pinch) and tap water filtered through a loaf of bread in a large gym sock. Open ferment under your bed in a lasagna pan.

Brew #2. Same but ferment in a carboy with an airlock.

Brew #3. Sanitize equipment this time.

#4. Boil the "wort" this time.

#5. Maybe add some hops.

By just your 68th brew session, you'll be capable of making something every bit as good as a can of lost and found Natty Light.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #1283
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Right on. It's all about learning from mistakes firsthand, but in a well laid out, scripted manner.

Brew #1. Table sugar, (or 132 packets of Heinz Ketchup in a pinch) and tap water filtered through a loaf of bread in a large gym sock. Open ferment under your bed in a lasagna pan.

Brew #2. Same but ferment in a carboy with an airlock.

Brew #3. Sanitize equipment this time.

#4. Boil the "wort" this time.

#5. Maybe add some hops.

By just your 68th brew session, you'll be capable of making something every bit as good as a can of lost and found Natty Light.

Where was this information when I was in High School?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:04 PM   #1284
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Right on. It's all about learning from mistakes firsthand, but in a well laid out, scripted manner.

Brew #1. Table sugar, (or 132 packets of Heinz Ketchup in a pinch) and tap water filtered through a loaf of bread in a large gym sock. Open ferment under your bed in a lasagna pan.

Brew #2. Same but ferment in a carboy with an airlock.

Brew #3. Sanitize equipment this time.

#4. Boil the "wort" this time.

#5. Maybe add some hops.

By just your 68th brew session, you'll be capable of making something every bit as good as a can of lost and found Natty Light.
68th session?! Slow down a little bit. That's way too soon to make Natty Lite. Over zealous much? You want to take this slow. I think somewhere around the 217th brew session would be the right time to advance to that.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:26 PM   #1285
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Screw you guys. I'm going home.
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YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!


 
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:32 PM   #1286
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68th session?! Slow down a little bit. That's way too soon to make Natty Lite. Over zealous much? You want to take this slow. I think somewhere around the 217th brew session would be the right time to advance to that.
Point of clarification. I did say "lost and found" Natty light. I was thinking of the can that got forgotton about in the bottom of the P/U truck tool box from 2 summers ago. Also, the resulting brews from the experimental stages are likely to do some sort of damage to one's palate, so the would-be padowan learner would be unlikely to discern a difference by that point anyway.
I didn't feel it would be advantageous to make mention of this in Creamy's book advertisement.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:36 PM   #1287
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Screw you guys. I'm going home.
No, no. For real-ness. It's a good idea. I just can't beleive you chose this thread to float it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:47 AM   #1288
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I likes me some jailhouse brew. Easy as eating a peanut butter sammich.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:06 AM   #1289
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In an effort to avert a future bacon shortage, I am going to attempt to make a beef version of bacon from brisket. Don't panic.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:19 PM   #1290
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In an effort to avert a future bacon shortage, I am going to attempt to make a beef version of bacon from brisket. Don't panic.
Not enough fat.

 
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