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Old 11-05-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the kits/ingredients from Midwest Supply?
If so, how are they?


I'm excited to brew a new batch (though I'll have to wait)...as the first brew was moved to secondary the other day and am planning to bottle on Thanksgiving day.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:47 PM   #2
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I've used them - their kits are nice. The directions are good and the recipe is included.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:53 PM   #3
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Midwest is excellent, never mail ordered from them I live real close to their warehouse but I have done two kits: Brown Ale and Porter, and all you gotta do is follow their 1 page back to back recipe/instruction sheet, its great.

Theyve got a top notch crew working there as well, if that helps!

 
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:25 PM   #4
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i've ordered bulk grains from them before. Is what it is. Good prices though.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:55 PM   #5
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When I first started - little over a year ago - I used only these kits for a couple batches. Follow the instructions and you will make good beer...
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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Kits are fine...I can't say I like their dry yeast choices with the kits and a few of their yeast choices for some kits wouldn't be my first choice.

 
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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They have the best equipment kits and options, lots of extras too.. Other than this thread, haven't heard much about their ingredients.

They do a lot of things though, they aren't just a brewery supply.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:37 AM   #8
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I've ordered dozens of kits from them and been happy with the service and the kits. One thing I'm not too happy about with their kits is that they come with Munton's dry yeast. I haven't had luck with Muntons fermenting out completely. I like using dry yeast but have had much better luck with Nottingham and Fermientis brands. You have the option at Midwest to upgrade to liquid but I usually just grab a handful of dry from my LHBS.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:02 AM   #9
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I've ordered many kits and supplies from Midwest, I have always been happy with their service. Their kits have good directions, you will make good beer. The Muntons dry yeast IMHO require that at the very least you rehydrate it for good results.

 
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:00 PM   #10
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As I noted above, I have used their kits in the past - however I'll echo what these guys said. Try to find a better yeast option...

Safale dry yeasts, Nottingham/Windsor, or upgrade to the liquid option (although then we would suggest a starter)... Any or all of those will be better than the Muntons or Coopers dry IMO...
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