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BlueKnight
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject: Beer making. Reply with quote

I was never, ever a big fan of home made brew. Every time I was offered one, I would do the politically correct thing but never asked for seconds. The taste was always too yeasty, bland and w/o body. Heck, 0.5% near beer was just as palatable...

Still, I want to try my hands at it. There's got to be a good recipe out there, preferably on the dark side.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Beer making. Reply with quote

BlueKnight wrote:
I was never, ever a big fan of home made brew. Every time I was offered one, I would do the politically correct thing but never asked for seconds. The taste was always too yeasty, bland and w/o body. Heck, 0.5% near beer was just as palatable...

Still, I want to try my hands at it. There's got to be a good recipe out there, preferably on the dark side.


To start,try a Festa Brew kit (or Coopers).If you like that,you can try your hand at home brew from scratch.
http://www.magnotta.com/festabrew/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=222 Cool Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Joey. Have you tried it?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlueKnight wrote:
Thanks for the link Joey. Have you tried it?


Yes I have.And it's very good.My buddy likes the Festa Brew kits where I like to make the Coopers.Here's a link to the Coopers Irish Stout...
http://www.coopers.com.au/the-brewers-guild/brewing-products/brew-cans/thomas-coopers-selection
Festa Brew and Coopers are probably the 2 best companies outthere.If you really like to brew from scratch (a lot of work and equipment)I would look into the various forums dealing with that.Cheers! Smile
This may also peak your interest... Cool
http://www.coopers.com.au/the-brewers-guild/how-to-brew/introduction
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bottled my wine this morning; an Australian Shiraz and a Sauvignon Blanc.

The brewing company does carry the Festa Brew kit. I will give the Oatmeal Stout and the White Wheat beer a go.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are wines that are cellaring at the moment..... Very Happy

Excellant beer choices Mike.The Wheat beer is more of a Belgian style with a hint of citrus.(orange) Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I can say is that after this trial, I'll have an informed opinion. If the wheat beer can taste like an Hoegaarden and the Oatmeal Stout like a Murphy, then you'll know where to find me...You might have to ring the door bell a few times.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlueKnight wrote:
All I can say is that after this trial, I'll have an informed opinion. If the wheat beer can taste like an Hoegaarden and the Oatmeal Stout like a Murphy, then you'll know where to find me...You might have to ring the door bell a few times.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised....and I hope you answer the door, I'll be bringing the pretzels! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How goes the home brewing?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha Boi Egg wrote:
How goes the home brewing?
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Once my current batch of wine is ready for bottling, I'll start with the beer.
But I don't do it at home, I go to http://winekitzmoncton.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After bottling another batch of wine yesterday, I finally got off my butt and started with the beer.

First kick at the cat with the Double Oatmeal Stout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RALRTEcqDm4



Cheap considering that an 8 pack of Guinness is selling for $26 in New Brunswick.




Ready for bottling on the 13th of February.
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