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Old 01-04-2009, 07:19 PM   #11
lamarguy
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I think it's an awesome find! I just ordered 10# golden promise, 10# munich, and 10# wheat malt...I figure it's worth a shot.


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Old 01-08-2009, 03:01 AM   #12
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I ordered the Russian Imperial Stout kit and it arrived today. Looks to be okay. Has two very large (haven't weighed them) bags of DME, fair amount (likely 2-3 lbs) of already crushed steeping grains, three hop additions (probably a total of 4 oz.) and Safale -04 dry yeast. It said it shipped from Reno but I can't find out who really put together the kit - box says Coleridge brand. OG is 1.086 with Anticipated FG of 1.022. SRM: 38, IBU: 83.

Pluses: Good price and super fast free shipping (arrived in 2 days), appears to have quality ingredients.
Minuses: Hops are labeled as bittering, flavor, and aroma - they don't tell you the specific hop. Steeping grains are unlabeled. Unknown type of DME. Grains are already crushed - I plan to brew this wknd, but I don't know if they were crushed recently or long ago. Instructions are okay. I do full boils so I will modify accordingly. If you've been brewing a while, you will be fine, but if this is your first brew, I don't know if the instructions are adequate. Doesn't come with a grain steeping bag or sugar for bottling. Neither matter to me as I have my own bag and keg but it may matter to some.

Would I buy again? I'll know depending on how this brew turns out. I got an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas and figured this would be much better than buying a book.




 
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:05 AM   #13
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Would I buy again? I'll know depending on how this brew turns out. I got an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas and figured this would be much better than buying a book.

I would like to know how this turns out i am interested in the ordering. I am still thinking on weather or not i will buy from amazon. If that kit is anygood... damn... it sounds really good... I wouldnt order a book either

Cheers i hope it turns out
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:30 PM   #14
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Well what the hell why not! I just ordered the last Russian Imp Stout so we will see:-)

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:33 PM   #15
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I ordered the Russian Imperial Stout kit and it arrived today. Looks to be okay. Has two very large (haven't weighed them) bags of DME, fair amount (likely 2-3 lbs) of already crushed steeping grains, three hop additions (probably a total of 4 oz.) and Safale -04 dry yeast. It said it shipped from Reno but I can't find out who really put together the kit - box says Coleridge brand. OG is 1.086 with Anticipated FG of 1.022. SRM: 38, IBU: 83.

Pluses: Good price and super fast free shipping (arrived in 2 days), appears to have quality ingredients.
Minuses: Hops are labeled as bittering, flavor, and aroma - they don't tell you the specific hop. Steeping grains are unlabeled. Unknown type of DME. Grains are already crushed - I plan to brew this wknd, but I don't know if they were crushed recently or long ago. Instructions are okay. I do full boils so I will modify accordingly. If you've been brewing a while, you will be fine, but if this is your first brew, I don't know if the instructions are adequate. Doesn't come with a grain steeping bag or sugar for bottling. Neither matter to me as I have my own bag and keg but it may matter to some.

Would I buy again? I'll know depending on how this brew turns out. I got an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas and figured this would be much better than buying a book.
Does anything have packing or use by dates on them?

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:21 AM   #16
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I received the Munich and Wheat I ordered in today. Both smell and taste great! Plus, they're significantly cheaper (shipped) than buying from AHS or my local homebrew shop.

I have no worries about warehouse storage because Amazon is one of the best supply chain management companies out there. They don't keep products on the shelf for long, unlike most homebrew stores.

One note - their wheat is actually red wheat, not white. They just list it as "malted wheat". I've never tasted red wheat before but it definitely has a nutty/biscuit flavor to it. Yum!
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:24 AM   #17
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Yall better give us updates on the quality of these brews!

Also, when I viewd thier site, it said it was part of thier free shipping program???

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:26 AM   #18
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Also, when I viewd thier site, it said it was part of thier free shipping program???
Yup, free shipping on orders $25 and up. I looked at my invoice; the shipping would have been about 1/2 the price of the grain. So, the savings is significant.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:37 AM   #19
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I just placed a large order with Morebeer. Would have gone to BrewermastersWarehouse but I didnt see coriander, sweet orange peel or PBW there... all of which I needed. It sucks.

I am going to go play with an Amazon...

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:49 AM   #20
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I just placed a large order with Morebeer. Would have gone to BrewermastersWarehouse but I didnt see coriander, sweet orange peel or PBW there... all of which I needed. It sucks.

I am going to go play with an Amazon...
I also placed a large order with morebeer this week. BrewmastersWarehouse just looked to high for bulk base grain when buying by the pound.



 
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