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Old 06-19-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Has anyone brewed this kit from Midwest Supplies? There weren't a whole lot of comments regarding it on the Midwest website, but since I promised the lady I'd brew whichever one she picked off the site, I'm kind of stuck.

Just curious if anyone else has brewed it and could let me know what type of beer I'll be drinking in a few weeks once it's finished.

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I am also curious about this... it seems like it might be a clone or similar to gumball head...


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Shenanigan, does Gumball Head have a hint of apricot flavor to it? The recipe doesn't say anything about adding flavored extract, but the kit came with a whole bottle of apricot flavoring.

So, if anyone has made it before, did they send you apricot flavoring too? I emailed Midwest about this and haven't heard back.
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Shenanigan, does Gumball Head have a hint of apricot flavor to it? The recipe doesn't say anything about adding flavored extract, but the kit came with a whole bottle of apricot flavoring.

So, if anyone has made it before, did they send you apricot flavoring too? I emailed Midwest about this and haven't heard back.
Ehh I haven't had it for about a year but I don't remember any apricot flavor. Pine and grapefruit more is what I remember.

Thanks for replying. It looks like I'm going to stay away from this if it has apricot flavoring... Just sounds strange. I don't really want the flavors coming from a bottle
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Ehh I haven't had it for about a year but I don't remember any apricot flavor. Pine and grapefruit more is what I remember.

Thanks for replying. It looks like I'm going to stay away from this if it has apricot flavoring... Just sounds strange. I don't really want the flavors coming from a bottle
I will update you on whether it has apricot flavoring in it if I ever hear back from Midwest.
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Ehh I haven't had it for about a year but I don't remember any apricot flavor. Pine and grapefruit more is what I remember.

Thanks for replying. It looks like I'm going to stay away from this if it has apricot flavoring... Just sounds strange. I don't really want the flavors coming from a bottle
The apricot flavoring was a mistake made in the warehouse. It was NOT intended for the kit. Hope that helps any future purchasing decisions.
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The apricot flavoring was a mistake made in the warehouse. It was NOT intended for the kit. Hope that helps any future purchasing decisions.
cool thanks!
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Have it in secondary right now and just dry hopped. Bottling in a week and then trying the first one two weeks after that. When I took the stopper off the hop, smelled some faint grapefruit, but not overpowering. Can update once I try!
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Have it in secondary right now and just dry hopped. Bottling in a week and then trying the first one two weeks after that. When I took the stopper off the hop, smelled some faint grapefruit, but not overpowering. Can update once I try!
Great, looking forward to your update!
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Have it in secondary right now and just dry hopped. Bottling in a week and then trying the first one two weeks after that. When I took the stopper off the hop, smelled some faint grapefruit, but not overpowering. Can update once I try!
I'm looking forward to your update as well. I just moved mine to secondary tonight and it had a faint smell of grapefruit like you said.


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