Beer making.

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Beer making.

Post by BlueKnight » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:26 pm

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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Re: Beer making.

Post by Ha Boi Egg » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:44 pm

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.
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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/Produ ... ductID=222 8) Cheers!

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Post by BlueKnight » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:43 pm

Thanks for the link Joey. Have you tried it?
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Post by Ha Boi Egg » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:07 pm

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-g ... -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! :)
This may also peak your interest... 8)
http://www.coopers.com.au/the-brewers-g ... troduction

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Post by BlueKnight » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:05 pm

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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Post by Ha Boi Egg » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:44 pm

Here are wines that are cellaring at the moment..... :D
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Excellant beer choices Mike.The Wheat beer is more of a Belgian style with a hint of citrus.(orange) 8)

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Post by BlueKnight » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:59 pm

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.Image
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Post by Ha Boi Egg » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:48 pm

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.Image
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised....and I hope you answer the door, I'll be bringing the pretzels! :)
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Post by Ha Boi Egg » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:22 am

How goes the home brewing?
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Post by BlueKnight » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:58 pm

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/ Image
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Post by BlueKnight » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:55 am

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

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

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Ready for bottling on the 13th of February.
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