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Old 10-21-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
Sep 2012
Baltimore, Maryland
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Has anyone tried the Bard's Homebrew kit? It uses malted sorghum extract instead of just sorghum syrup. It's a little pricey - Midwest has it for $48 for a 5 gallon kit.

I'm also curious - if this kit has malted sorghum extract, is there any other place that sells the extract by itself?

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:07 AM   #2
Feb 2012
Oakland, CA
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Nope, it's an exclusive deal....

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
Apr 2011
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I've been tempted by that kit to try and add some other hops, etc. to it and make a better beer than Bard's, but $48 + shipping is a ton of money for what you get, IMHO.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:13 AM   #4
Jan 2012
Santa Cruz, CA
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I've heard it's not that great, never tasted anything made from it myself, other than Bard's commercial brew of course.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
May 2012
seattle, wa
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I brewed it. And the wife (she's GF) and I like it. Sorghum will never be like traditional beer. It is what it is. But, I like the Bards more than an ale I made with other sorghum extract. FWIW, I kegged mine, not bottled. Wife is very happy to have keg beer while watching football.

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