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post #1 of 10 Old November 22nd, 2015, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have the coopers diy beer kit? Looks like I can make it for ~$0.56 a 12oz beer. Where is soldhadarail anyways?

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post #2 of 10 Old November 22nd, 2015, 09:50 PM
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I've always wanted to do this, but I live in an apartment and have limited space

Any apartment dwellers homebrew?

Basically I'm just here for the info
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I are apartment too. But making sacrifices for the important things in life is... Ya gotta do it.

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Here's what I was looking at.



Can't decide if I want to go this big or buy multiple smaller ones for like a 12pack and different flavors. I like IPA's but after a while it's like drinking a pine tree, so I only drink one or two. Then I can go to shiner bock. Or reg draught. The one in the link comes with 30 740ml bottles. or 25oz bottles aka 2x12oz beers.

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post #4 of 10 Old November 22nd, 2015, 10:50 PM
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I have a kit from this site

Beer Making Kits | A Beer Brewing Kit for Every Experience Level : Northern Brewer


Its good quality. I've only made 1 batch since I got it though

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The kit you posted looks decent, but you need to get sanitizer. Sanitation is the most important part of brewing, if you fuck up sanitizing, your beer will be ruined.

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I'm no newb to sanitizing shit. If I did large volume I would look into more chemical shit/stuff but bleach rinse and run in clean pre washed sanitized dishwasher works great. Also you can Lysol the air and bottle after a hot shower when the humidity is crazy high if you want to go ridiculous lol. I would imagine the alcohol has some preventive incentive because I have not seen people wearing gloves/mask/hairnet while working with open containers.

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So what's the different son this a moonshine? I mean I know you can legally make moonshine but still


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This is beer?

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They both have alcohol?


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Yeah but at very different proof's. You can make moonshine if you want. I just want beer

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Until Christmas time. Then 2 weeks prior I'll make apple pie moonshine.

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post #10 of 10 Old November 23rd, 2015, 01:51 PM
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Go for it.

It's fun.

I'm in a condo and have done several brews, it's not too bad. The biggest issue is keeping the fermentation jug at a lower temperature (most yeast likes sub 70 unless you have a saison/farmhouse style yeast). I got a big plastic bucket, but water around the sides of the fermentation bucket and add frozen water bottles/ice packs to keep it cold. The yeast does some serious work and creates heat.

Sanitation is a big deal, but I have never had an issue with a contaminated batch. Aggressive fermentation can sometimes have your back and after it has fermented for a while, the alcohol will help as well. For what it costs for supplies, be as sanitary as possible.

Star-san is the way to go

I had issues in the past with the powdered sanitizors killing the head on my beers. This stuff has never given me a problem.

Plan for 4 weeks at the minimum to go from nothing to a drinkable beer, most will take a bit longer. It will be faster if you have a CO2 setup, but I would advise starting out with bottle conditioning your beers, it is more cost effective if you decide that brewing isn't for you.

Also, more sugar = more alcohol more or less. I have purposely left out a half gallon of water initially to create a slightly stronger beer. Don't go crazy on it though, certain yeast doesn't do well creating high gravity beers.

Watch some videos before you start, once you understand the process after a few brews, you'll start to make your own changes.

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IIRC, you still can't make hard alcohol.

You can make and keep up to 100 gallons of wine and beer for yourself.
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