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Author:  Andy [ Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:26 pm ]
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I've just started 40 pints of Coopers Stout. Never brewed before, wish me luck!

Author:  Jim Steel [ Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:37 pm ]
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Somewhere on the instructions there will be a little bit of 'information' that tells you what strength your beer will be. Treat it as an amusing fiction.

Author:  Andrew Hook [ Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:11 pm ]
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Is that just started drinking 40 pints...?

(thought you only liked Guinness!)

Author:  Mike A [ Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:32 am ]
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Ah, homebrewing - that takes me back to my Dad's efforts of the 1970s/80s, when one corner of the kitchen had more bottles, flasks and tubing than a mad professor's laboratory. The apple wine (fruit from the tree in the back garden) was particularly lethal. Not particularly pleasant, but after one glass you didn't really care any more. :lol:

Author:  Lyn [ Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:57 pm ]
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I'd like to try some home brewing. Is it expensive? What does the average pint come out to be (in US$)? Any other advice?

Author:  Roy [ Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:26 am ]
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Well we pay lots of tax on beer here Lyn so home brew is finacially advantagous. In Kansas the taxes will be very different so perhaps the fun of trying will drive your efforts rather than cost per pint.


On this link one kit cost is £63.66 which = £55.36 without VAT, a tax.
Makes 40 pints at £1.38, roughly $2.
At £44.04 per kit the figures are £38, £0.96 and $1.4 respectively.
Those are starter kits. Once up and running the next £10.27 kit brings the price down to £0.22 and $0.35 per pint based on the kit though you may need other items.
You can't sell the excess, over here.
Have fun.

Author:  Bob Lock [ Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:46 am ]
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Are you doing it from a kit, Andy, or from a recipe? I've been tempted to try a nice nut brown from a recipe, it's a drink I used to enjoy a lot but doesn't seemed to get brewed any more (apart from Manns and Newcastle)
Cheers :)
Bob

Author:  Dave Mathew [ Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:16 pm ]
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One of my earliest memories is sneaking into the spare room and stealing swigs of my dad's homebrew! It was disgusting but the danger element made it worthwhile! God knows how I was never found out - I was only young and it must have gone to my head a little bit!

Author:  iansales [ Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:22 pm ]
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At university, me and another lad made some home brew. We drank it all in one night, then slept for 36 hours, and felt so brain-damaged after waking that we couldn't even follow an episode of TJ Hooker....

Author:  Mike A [ Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:04 am ]
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iansales wrote:
At university, me and another lad made some home brew. We drank it all in one night, then slept for 36 hours, and felt so brain-damaged after waking that we couldn't even follow an episode of TJ Hooker....
LOL, sure it wasn't TJ Hooker that caused the brain damage? :wink:

Author:  Andy [ Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:14 pm ]
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Tut tut, neglected the thread I started...

I lost my first attempt. Started well then we lost power and I didn't know enough to get the beer going again. Second attempt stuck (a major problem with these particular ingredients I've since discovered) but by now I've learnt a bit more and am still attempting to get the final gravity down to at least 1014 (stuck around 1020), but will go ahead and bottle regardless. Meanwhile I've started a couple more, getting a bit more experimental each time even though I'm not sure I really have the aptitude! Also I'm a very messy brewer!

I hope one day to graduate to my own recipe all grain Black Static Stout. :)

Somebody mentioned Guinness. I'm afraid that's not kosher. But I have been enjoying various stouts from British micro breweries, many of whom I'm glad to say don't taint their brews with animal products.

Author:  Dave Mathew [ Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:40 pm ]
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Wow, do I infer correctly that you've given up on Guinness?

I - truly - never thought I'd see the day. :D [/i]

Author:  Pete [ Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:59 pm ]
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And the toxic brown cover of Black Static #10 is making a lot more sense too :lol:

Author:  pendragon [ Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:53 pm ]
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Dave Mathew wrote:
Wow, do I infer correctly that you've given up on Guinness?

I - truly - never thought I'd see the day. :D [/i]


Surely shome mishtake?

Author:  pendragon [ Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:54 pm ]
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Roy wrote:
Well we pay lots of tax on beer here Lyn so home brew is finacially advantagous. In Kansas the taxes will be very different so perhaps the fun of trying will drive your efforts rather than cost per pint.


On this link one kit cost is £63.66 which = £55.36 without VAT, a tax.
Makes 40 pints at £1.38, roughly $2.
At £44.04 per kit the figures are £38, £0.96 and $1.4 respectively.
Those are starter kits. Once up and running the next £10.27 kit brings the price down to £0.22 and $0.35 per pint based on the kit though you may need other items.
You can't sell the excess, over here.
Have fun.


Of course, make sure that you don't sell what you brew otherwise Revenue & Customs would be very interested...

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