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Spent some time checking out brewing...
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:05:38 PM »
How to Brew - By John Palmer

"As an engineer, I was intrigued with the process of beermaking. I wanted to know what each step was supposed to be doing so I could understand how to better accomplish them. For instance, adding the yeast to the beer wort: the emphasis was to get the yeast fermenting as soon as possible to prevent unwanted competing yeasts or microbes from getting a foothold."

A few burgers, a few beers - http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html

And.......

The Beginner's Guide to Making Home Brew - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCW-SVPCw4Y

How to Brew Beer at Home: Start to Finish. Tips & Tricks. For the Beginner or Expert  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oobHoJYRezw


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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 11:44:21 PM »
Right on. I'm not brewing, per se, but I'm trying to grow some hop plants this year. I'd like to give brewing a shot...but the ol' duder is just so busy, man.

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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 06:56:39 AM »
My brother's a fucking brew genius. All he needs is a lab coat for that mad scientist look. He can copy major brews, though we draw the line at some brands.
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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 01:22:14 AM »
I'm going to do some micro brewing this summer. Right now I'm reading up on it.  8)

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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 10:29:13 AM »
Hats off to you homebrewers, Dudes! A very worthy achievement!
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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 03:06:23 AM »
Hats off to you homebrewers, Dudes! A very worthy achievement!

Home grown, very dude like.

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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 09:29:30 AM »
That's fucking interesting. I actually just started homebrewing myself. I've got an Irish Red sitting in my fermenting bucket right now in the den. It's hot as all hell outside so I'm trying to keep it cool with a wall cooler, so far it's been fine, I had a few hiccups during the brewing process but I think it'll be beer when its done so that's good.

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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 08:26:12 AM »
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I am interested in home brewing as well and just saw this thread.  I haven't actually done any yet, beyond research into the different methods and batch sizes.  I will probably eventually start out with extract brewing. This seems like a good beginner starting point. 

It seems like the Brew Demon brand conical fermenter (https://www.brewdemon.com/) is most appealing to me personally so far in my research.  They have a helpful forum for brewers of all skills and will give you a discount if you are a member.  Plus, I am pretty sure you can brew Mr Beer kits in it too which are pretty common.  Anybody interested can let me know me or whatever.  I don't think I need to really elaborate any more unless someone is interested. 

(Please note: This is not an affiliate program or whatever.  I gain nothing in sharing this knowledge about the discount other than helping out my fellow Dudes.  Just thought I'd pass it along to you Dudes if anybody is interested in this particular brand of equipment/kit.)

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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 02:45:44 AM »
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I am interested in home brewing as well and just saw this thread.  I haven't actually done any yet, beyond research into the different methods and batch sizes.  I will probably eventually start out with extract brewing. This seems like a good beginner starting point. 

It seems like the Brew Demon brand conical fermenter (https://www.brewdemon.com/) is most appealing to me personally so far in my research.  They have a helpful forum for brewers of all skills and will give you a discount if you are a member.  Plus, I am pretty sure you can brew Mr Beer kits in it too which are pretty common.  Anybody interested can let me know me or whatever.  I don't think I need to really elaborate any more unless someone is interested. 

(Please note: This is not an affiliate program or whatever.  I gain nothing in sharing this knowledge about the discount other than helping out my fellow Dudes.  Just thought I'd pass it along to you Dudes if anybody is interested in this particular brand of equipment/kit.)



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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 10:31:31 PM »
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I am interested in home brewing as well and just saw this thread.  I haven't actually done any yet, beyond research into the different methods and batch sizes.  I will probably eventually start out with extract brewing. This seems like a good beginner starting point. 

It seems like the Brew Demon brand conical fermenter (https://www.brewdemon.com/) is most appealing to me personally so far in my research.  They have a helpful forum for brewers of all skills and will give you a discount if you are a member.  Plus, I am pretty sure you can brew Mr Beer kits in it too which are pretty common.  Anybody interested can let me know me or whatever.  I don't think I need to really elaborate any more unless someone is interested. 

(Please note: This is not an affiliate program or whatever.  I gain nothing in sharing this knowledge about the discount other than helping out my fellow Dudes.  Just thought I'd pass it along to you Dudes if anybody is interested in this particular brand of equipment/kit.)



Canada's top home brewery (who wins every competition in the country) said in an interview that money should be spent on temperature control before anything else - it's his "trade secret".  Yeast behave differently at different temps, so if you want to emulate commercial brands, or at the least - nail the BJCP guidelines, ya gotta control temperature to within a couple of degrees.

Also, you'll likely want to move to 5 gallons batches after a few brews with that system.  Happened to me with the "Mr. Beer" kit I started with a few years ago.  I'm now doing double 5 gallon batches from scratch. (I.e. whole grain.)  It won't take you long to get into it when you taste your own homebrew.
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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2014, 10:40:44 PM »
I'm going to do some micro brewing this summer. Right now I'm reading up on it.  8)

Microbrewing - what capacity?  Or do you mean nano or pico?



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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2014, 11:17:18 PM »
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I am interested in home brewing as well and just saw this thread.  I haven't actually done any yet, beyond research into the different methods and batch sizes.  I will probably eventually start out with extract brewing. This seems like a good beginner starting point. 

It seems like the Brew Demon brand conical fermenter (https://www.brewdemon.com/) is most appealing to me personally so far in my research.  They have a helpful forum for brewers of all skills and will give you a discount if you are a member.  Plus, I am pretty sure you can brew Mr Beer kits in it too which are pretty common.  Anybody interested can let me know me or whatever.  I don't think I need to really elaborate any more unless someone is interested. 

(Please note: This is not an affiliate program or whatever.  I gain nothing in sharing this knowledge about the discount other than helping out my fellow Dudes.  Just thought I'd pass it along to you Dudes if anybody is interested in this particular brand of equipment/kit.)



Canada's top home brewery (who wins every competition in the country) said in an interview that money should be spent on temperature control before anything else - it's his "trade secret".  Yeast behave differently at different temps, so if you want to emulate commercial brands, or at the least - nail the BJCP guidelines, ya gotta control temperature to within a couple of degrees.

Also, you'll likely want to move to 5 gallons batches after a few brews with that system.  Happened to me with the "Mr. Beer" kit I started with a few years ago.  I'm now doing double 5 gallon batches from scratch. (I.e. whole grain.)  It won't take you long to get into it when you taste your own homebrew.

I don't really have too many specific commercial brands that I enjoy more like just certain styles.  I am also not really interested in the competitive side of home brewing.  I mean don't get me wrong, I want drinkable at least halfway decent quality beer, but don't have any delusions of grandeur that I'm gonna be winning national or international contests.  I just want something I can drink that is at least fairly tasty.  I also find the whole process pretty cool and would like to be able to make my own.  The reason I am interested in the extract side of things and the smaller batch size is I have limited space (an apartment) and a very limited budget.  I would like to get into the bigger batch sizes and more complete process brewing later.  Starting out though I don't wanna invest that much time, money and I don't really have the space for it.  But perhaps someday.  Aw hell, I can't even afford to get the small batch extract style kits right now!  Haha!  But someday!  Thank for the info though dude!  All grain is what I wanna get to eventually but everyone has gotta start out somewhere...
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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2014, 11:32:38 PM »
Well dude, you will find that it's hard to make bad beer!  I'd recommend scanning want ads for used equipment sales.  There's a bazzilion Youtube videos that can help you put together a budget system.  Good luck, and keep us posted.



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Re: Spent some time checking out brewing...
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 12:31:11 AM »
The second one is a Canadian guy I've been following for a while - he always gives practical and common-sense advice.  It'd be worthwhile getting on his mailing list...



 

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