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Old 06-30-2008, 06:57 AM   #1
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So I finished my first batch of American IPA (extract). When I went into it I felt like it was a huge amount of information and slightly overwhelming. Many times throughout the process I swore my beer was ruined by small diversions from the instructions/problems arising. However, my local brew shop insured me I would probably still get something drinkable. I can't believe how great it turned out. Cheers!




 
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:08 AM   #2
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Looks delicious!! I had a nice IPA tonight... aren't they great?!

What are you eating there? I can't quite figure it out.

Congrats on your brew!



 
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:09 AM   #3
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Looks delicious!! I had a nice IPA tonight... aren't they great?!

What are you eating there? I can't quite figure it out.

Congrats on your brew!
Yep, my favorite type of beer.

Those are BBQ oysters hot off the grill.

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:11 AM   #4
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Nice job! It looks fantastic!
So do you have another batch in work?
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:17 AM   #5
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Nice job! It looks fantastic!
So do you have another batch in work?
I don't quite yet, got caught up with enjoying summer a little too much... but within a week or two I'll start either a Märzen or a Oatmeal Stout, haven't decided yet.

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:17 AM   #6
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Count, that's a really nice looking extract IPA. What kit were you using?

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:22 AM   #7
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Count, that's a really nice looking extract IPA. What kit were you using?
It was a kit I purchased locally from The Beverage People but here it is listed on their website - http://store.thebeveragepeople.com/pgi-PRODUCTSPEC?BN19

 
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:26 AM   #8
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Cool thanks, I may have to check this one out in the future. I've been meaning to make a nice IPA, and although I've recently switched over to all grain, I'll still do extract brews from time to time.

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:21 PM   #9
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Cool thanks, I may have to check this one out in the future. I've been meaning to make a nice IPA, and although I've recently switched over to all grain, I'll still do extract brews from time to time.
Yeah I would love to make the switch to all grain one day soon, but I am a poor college student... so extract brewing for now.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:19 AM   #10
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Same here. I was able to score a turkey fryer kit on Amazon for $28 shipped (includes 7.5 gallon pot) and once I had that, I decided to keep going. All I needed was an MLT and an immersion chiller. A little over $200 for the wort chiller, MLT, and turkey fryer kit, and I had everything I needed.

I figured that I would eventually save money in the long run. It's quite a bit cheaper to brew with grain instead of extract. My last brew cost me $20, including the grain, hops, and yeast. It would have been almost double this for an extract version.



 
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