Brew House kit - WILD fermentation - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Brew House kit - WILD fermentation

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-25-2007, 01:40 PM   #21
andyp
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
London, ON
Posts: 58
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


The kits run $25-29 at my LHBS...I think mine was one of the $29 ones..

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 02:29 PM   #22
Philip1993
Recipes 
 
Jul 2007
Posts: 1,636
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by andyp
PS. Considering my crazy fermentation and how good it tastes now, I wouldn't be too worried about yours. I was sure to leave it for a while to condition away some of those potential off flavours from the quick ferment.
I wasn't worried about the fermentation causing issues. I was just giving a mini-review of the kit and commenting on how vigorous the fermentation was.

Quote:
Originally Posted by orfy
$35 seems good.

How much does an average kit from AHBS cost? 25-$35 ????
My LHBS charges $35 for the Brew House kits and $25-29 for a house kit (boil it yourself).


 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 03:14 PM   #23
delarob
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Newark, DE
Posts: 110


Does anyone have a site that shows these kits? ie.. pricing and otherwise. I've tried to use the map on their site, but the only one that shows much is Alabrew. even then it ain't alot. Just looking for more info.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 07:18 PM   #24
FlyGuy
 
FlyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,605
Liked 183 Times on 53 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by delarob
Does anyone have a site that shows these kits? ie.. pricing and otherwise. I've tried to use the map on their site, but the only one that shows much is Alabrew. even then it ain't alot. Just looking for more info.
Sorry that I don't know of any US sites, but here is a Canadian vendor:
http://www.askims.com/catalog1470_0.html

If you want more product info, you probably already read the info on the Brewhouse website. If not, these are good links detailed product descriptions, including specs on things like ingredient lists, OG, bitterness expressed as IBU ratings, etc.:
http://www.thebrewhouse.com/types/index.htm
http://www.thebrewhouse.com/technical/index.htm

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 09:54 PM   #25
boo boo
Recipes 
 
Jun 2005
Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
Posts: 4,165
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by pldoolittle
No comment? Am I the lone ranger for the "Brew House" kits?
Perhaps not, by the amount of people agreeing with you.

Personally, I didn't find the 2 kits I tried any good. Taste was way off, and yes, they were brewed to recipie. I had great success with similar Barrons
kits though. Both are AG wort-in-a-bag kits.

A lot of these kits are sold here locally and everyong else swears by them.
__________________
How do you BBQ an elephant....first you get your elephant....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 02:55 PM   #26
andyp
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
London, ON
Posts: 58
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Hey, I just tried the Winterfest Ale kit (to which I added two cans of pumpkin puree and some cinnamon and ginger extract).

The fermentation was rigorous and now (~36hrs later) the bubble activity has dropped off...so, more wild fermentations!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 06:01 PM   #27
Memorex88
 
Memorex88's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Montreal, QC Canada
Posts: 536
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I just read this review and was wondering how your beer turned out?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #28
Carrion
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
DFW, Texas
Posts: 76

I have brewed two of these kits. I did the Honey Blonde Ale first and then the Winterfest. I left them both in primary fermentation for 3 weeks and then bottled. I used a blow off tube each time. Very active. The kits make 6 gallons of beer if you follow the instructions. The kits come with Coopers dry yeast. Easy to do. Mix. Pitch. Wait. Bottle. Enjoy. I think they turned out OK. I bought them at Brew House Premium Beer Concentrate Kits
__________________
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day...


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2009, 04:16 PM   #29
Christian
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 321

I work crazy hours and time is my biggest enemy with brewing. I think i might have to try one of these kits when I'm pressed for time.
__________________
I believe Homer Simpson said it best "Alcohol, the cause of and solution to all of life's problems"


CMAC'S Brewery

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 08:01 PM   #30
Chips
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Hamilton ON
Posts: 86


Quote:
Originally Posted by andyp View Post
Hey, I just tried the Winterfest Ale kit (to which I added two cans of pumpkin puree and some cinnamon and ginger extract).

The fermentation was rigorous and now (~36hrs later) the bubble activity has dropped off...so, more wild fermentations!
Just curious if you did anything with the puree/cinnamon/ginger? I have brewed quite a bit with these kits and would like to start 'hacking' them as well.

My LHBS sells the "Festa Brew" (Magnotta::Festa Brew::Home) which I've had excellent results with. Just to clear up a comment above, there is NO water to be added to these kits. It's a giant 23 L bag of sealed (and I assume pasteurized) wort. Simply open the bag, dump into a sanitized bucket and pitch. Allowing a few weeks to bottle condition produces an excellent beer. As a 23L kit usually runs about $27, the beer works out to ~$0.60/pint. AND it's good to boot! I would highly recommend one of these style of kits to anyone starting to brew as it allows you to get comfortable with all of the 'housekeeping' (sanitizing/racking/bottling etc.) of brewing before actually having to worry about making the beer itself.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long fermentation/Wild yeast Metzger22 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 05-07-2009 06:03 PM
Pitching onto yeast cake= wild fermentation within minutes! Beerbeque General Techniques 14 04-14-2009 05:52 PM
Wild fermentation cclloyd Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-25-2007 01:11 PM
Wild Fermentation CheaperPlease All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 07-18-2006 09:49 PM
cold house = slow fermentation VermontFreedom General Techniques 7 04-07-2006 04:30 PM


Forum Jump