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Post by Jim » 04 Feb 2009, 22:15

That link Captain provided looks like it has some beer making kits for cheap money.
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Post by Hanr3 » 05 Feb 2009, 01:21

natetrack wrote:Does anybody have a list of things you need to brew beer, or a kit that you can recommend? Looking at getting going on something soon, but have no idea where to start.

Thanks
I bought my kit from http://www.windriverbrew.com/

this is the kit I bought. I can brew lagers with this kit and my very first kit was the old world pilsner. Damn good beer.
http://www.windriverbrew.com/brewmasters.html

Couple pics of the bar area. Note the barrel hanging on the wall with two tappers. Fridge is behind the wall. Nothing like 5 gallons of beer on tap in your basement. :beer:
I still have some work to do, however you get the idea. I also added a pic of my first brew. Damn good stuff. :mrgreen:
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Post by Hanr3 » 24 Feb 2009, 02:10

Well the Pilsner is gone and now I have a Porter on tap. :beer:

Next up will be an Oktoberfest beer.
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Post by brewfish » 08 Mar 2009, 15:14

I can't believe I just found this thread, been gone from the site too long I guess. I've been homebrewing for about 12 years now. I started out with the ubiquitous Mr.Beer kit and have since graduated to a custom built brew rig, that I use for brewing either 5 or 10 gallon batches (all grain). IMHO there few finer pleasures in life that hoisting a couple pints of finely crafted homebrew to toast a victorious day of fishing. Right now I'm about to keg a bock that has been lagering for the last 2 1/2 months. I brewing everything across the specturm from stouts to belguims. I was a member of a homebrew club for a couple years until moving. The closest clubs now are about an hours drive away which is just to far for my taste. If I could do things over again, I would have learned how to speak German and would have moved to Germany after High school and went to school over there for brewing. That ship has already sailed so l guess i'll just have to settle for being a hardcore homebrewer. :D
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Post by Hanr3 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:51

Sweet another homebrewer. :beer:

I just polished off my Porter now I need to brew up that Oktoberfest. Now I'm wishing I started that batch a month ago. It'll be another month if not 2 before its ready. I may swing by the local store and pick up an ale kit to get me by for now. I just dont want to buy a case to hold me over. :mrgreen:
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Post by Nick Jones » 10 Nov 2009, 18:00

wow! i love this site

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Post by Hanr3 » 10 Nov 2009, 22:21

I polished off the ale and made a brew for the 4th, didn't like it to much. This week I put my Oktoberfest on tap. Shes been fermenting/lagering for 4 months now. I cant wait.
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Post by ShadowWalker » 15 Dec 2009, 17:13

I hate kicking up threads that have been dead for a while, but I don't want to start a new one. I think I am going to make a run in the next day or two to pick up the stuff i need to make some cider. My only fear is that it will become another addiction. I figure cider is about the cheapest way to start since you don't need much, but I am having an issue of where to let it ferment without smelling up the house.
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Post by Tripod » 09 Feb 2010, 22:21

Hi everyone. I brew at home with a two gallon kit from http://www.mrbeer.com. The two gallon kit makes 16 16 oz. bottles. I'd recommend this kit because the instructions are pretty straight forward and easy to understand. I just brewed my first batch earlier this month and it came out pretty good. :beer:

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Post by bearsphan3.14 » 12 Mar 2010, 23:26

I love home brewing! There is nothing better then crafting something yourself and get to enjoy it with friends and family. Here is a belgian trip and IPA
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Post by Nick Jones » 17 Nov 2010, 15:45

Hanr3 wrote:
natetrack wrote:Does anybody have a list of things you need to brew beer, or a kit that you can recommend? Looking at getting going on something soon, but have no idea where to start.

Thanks
I bought my kit from http://www.windriverbrew.com/

this is the kit I bought. I can brew lagers with this kit and my very first kit was the old world pilsner. Damn good beer.
http://www.windriverbrew.com/brewmasters.html

Couple pics of the bar area. Note the barrel hanging on the wall with two tappers. Fridge is behind the wall. Nothing like 5 gallons of beer on tap in your basement. :beer:
I still have some work to do, however you get the idea. I also added a pic of my first brew. Damn good stuff. :mrgreen:
Hey bro! thanks for the link. I saw this about a year ago and saved the website. It is one of the best that i found. Just ordered my kit. thanks again

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Post by Beerbrewer » 05 Jan 2019, 13:13

Hey folks, I'm a former homebrewer turned pro. I'm the head brewer for Defiant Brewing Co. in Pearl River NY. I used to get my homebrew supplies from either Midwest supply or Morebeer.com. I've been working on a 15bbl system for the last 8 years and have since sold off my homebrew system to accommodate more room in my garage for my Harley.

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Post by lovedr79 » 24 Jan 2019, 09:52

i have only made wine. So i work at a university, they offer all kinds of trainings and classes for faculty as well as their spouses. My boss always requests that we all take a few JMU sponsored trainings, well she didnt think about the wording. i got to go to beer brewing class yesterday............... (i have also taken several 3D print classes too)..........
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Post by sunshine » 24 Jan 2019, 11:18

I used to make beer and wine, but have since cut back to just wine. I mainly do the fast wines, "skeeterpee," "dragon's blood" etc.

Haven't run a batch in awhile, about to close on a house with a big garage and am really looking forward to getting back into it.

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Post by handyandy » 29 Jan 2019, 12:59

never delved into beer, but I've made a distillers using old bear kegs. Been a minute since I have fermented some mash to make into a liquor. I've got a pony keg I've been meaning to modify into a still so I can make smaller batches and experiment with mashes more. The full size keg takes 4 five gallon buckets of mash to fill and takes a while to cook off. So I tend not to like experimenting cause if the outcome isn't great I'm stuck with around 2 gallons of liquor that isn't the best, nearly a day wasted cooking off the mash, and not to mention the time making the mash and letting it ferment. The pony keg will be nice cause I could do just a five gallon bucket of mash, cook it quicker, and see how something new turns out.

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