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Old 04-08-2008, 03:40 AM   #11
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Is this your first brew? Or have you tried this kit before and found it was missing something?

Before you go messing with it, give it a shot the way it was intended.


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Old 04-08-2008, 03:41 AM   #12
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thank you all for the tips and advice i got to go bye


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Old 04-08-2008, 03:42 AM   #13
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bye You're welcome? WTF? Did Mom catch you on the brew site?
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:44 AM   #14
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lol................wow
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troll feet again?
...or maybe I just need to change my socks again
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:56 AM   #16
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i guess his mom came in...

or he has a class to go to.

or something.....
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Please don't ride the Steel Horse.

Give the n00b the benefit of the doubt.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:07 AM   #18
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ok my moms gone now...


yeah we all have to start somewhere am i right?

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Old 04-08-2008, 01:46 PM   #19
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I actually just made a kit with some sugar. I didnt add the sugar so much to get more alcohol but I find it helps fermentation along. I used 1 coopers can kit draft 3.75# prehopped LME - 3# LME and about and a little less then 2 cups of sugar. I know the fermentation went well - I just racked wo secondary and the gravity was down to 1013 - I didnt take an OG but im just gussing with those ammount of fermentables I would be up at about the 1050 mark.

I think if you use some sugar it should be fine - I have used it in the past - as long as you use it sparingly it's fine. All depends on your style of taste - if you want an award winning maybe not - personally I am pretty simple - I just like beer that is refreshing and tastes good - so it works for me


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Old 04-08-2008, 01:48 PM   #20
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Read http://www.howtobrew.com . That's the best advice we can give you. Generally, you don't want to add sugar to any beer during the boil unless the style specifically demands sugar (priming, of course, is a different animal - you need sugar there).


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