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    Homebrewing

    Does anyone have any experience? I've been reading guides for home brewing. Because I find that the local beer ($6 pint and $15 for 6 pack of import) is too expensive

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    I have the 'Mr. Beer' system, which I find passable. It's pretty easy to use, and the beer tests better than the mass produced crap, but not as good as the professional craft beers.
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    Yes, since 1992..........

    I have been brewing Mead and Beer as well as Wine on occasion.
    But mostly Mead & Beer.
    I Brew 20 to 40 gallons of each in a year.
    We use the Mead mostly for Our Asatru Blots and in Welcoming Toasts.

    The Beer we use as beverage, for the Family and Kindred. But frequently I use a nice Ale, for a personal Blot/Faining, as well.

    Once you get the equipment purchased....you can make a 5 gallon batch of really good beer for about $36 or so. That equals Eight 6-packs.
    It figures out to$4.50 for 6-pack.........If you don't figure your time.
    But, you do it in your spare time anyway so.....

    The equipment will cost you less than $100. It pays for itself, Rapidly.
    I encourage everyone to HomeBrew.

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    Both my boyfriend and his best friend make their own Mead. It is relatively easy.

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    Quantity {brewed with a cheap setup}

    Quantity {brewed with a cheap set up}

    Well Howdy Ya'll,


    This mornings discourse will be on the subject of 'quantity.'
    Quantity of ale or beer brewed with:
    Basically a cheap set up.

    My 'set up' consists of six glass carboys,
    7.5 gallon primarys and 5 gallon secondarys.
    Three primarys and three secondarys.
    I can brew 15 gallons per week.
    A week in the primary and a week in the secondary.
    Then to bottles where 2-3 weeks renders them palatable,
    but 2-3 months renders them classics.
    This = from three primarys and three secondays.
    15 gallons in 7 days.
    Or 60 gallons a month.
    {Total capacity}

    Don't have an old fridge yet so ale is what I am brewing.
    Fermintis Safale 56 is what yeast I use and am so excited with it,
    I am really getting into homebrewing again after 14 years brewing.

    Today, having brewed the 15 gallons within a day of each other,
    I am reracking all three primarys,
    { 15 gallons, }
    [using the same idophor,]
    into three secondarys.
    I am realizing that to satisfy demand:
    {Mine}
    would take a gallon a day.
    Hmmmm??? ......
    {...Carry the '2'...}
    ......................


    uh....Six batches a month!

    It is true then,
    'during the brewing season',
    that if I drink a gallon a day,
    it follows that if I keep three primarys full...
    even half the time...



    1. Then 99% of lifes problems could be solved.
    2. I could rule the world.
    3. The initial problem of having ale, good ale, always,
    with a minimal amount of expenditure will be a thing of the past.
    4. Of having control over ones life and not being a slave to store bought
    beer which is 90% profit and tax.
    5. Of being a free man and having ones own ale.
    6. Good ale and cheap ale!!!
    7. It feels like stepping off a boat onto a new continent.
    8. I could actually have a surplus of ale,
    if I had enough money to buy all the stuff.
    9. God Bless Jimmy Carter.
    10. Boys, Keep your carboys full.

    Over and out

    J. Winters von Knife
    http://jacksknifeshop.tripod.com/

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    A good friend and i Brew quite a bit i currently have Bock and a dark ale in bottles

    I'm waiting for the weather to cool down so i can do some Lager

    you might like to have a little lurk here

    http://www.aussiehomebrewer.com
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    Tasmanian dude,

    How forgetful of me!
    I should have posted the 'URL' to my 'Homebrewing Forum' as well.
    Thanks, and a friend from Tasmania old 'Dibby33' lives in,
    {you guessed it}
    Tasmania too!
    {Its down south of Austrailia}
    Ya'll know one another?

    http://www.homebrewtalk.com/
    http://jacksknifeshop.blogspot.com/

    J. Winters von Knife

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    Heill ok Sæll,

    I've been into brewing for some years now. I specialize in brews made from locally available ingredients here where I live, based upon historic periods from bronze age until the viking age.

    Right now I make a lot of mead, my latest batch being with elderflower and meadowsweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacktheknife View Post
    Tasmanian dude,

    How forgetful of me!
    I should have posted the 'URL' to my 'Homebrewing Forum' as well.
    Thanks, and a friend from Tasmania old 'Dibby33' lives in,
    {you guessed it}
    Tasmania too!
    {Its down south of Austrailia}
    Ya'll know one another?

    http://www.homebrewtalk.com/
    http://jacksknifeshop.blogspot.com/

    J. Winters von Knife
    might have met him but there are 500,000 of us

    ah jack the knife you have posted on AHN (Australian Hunting Net) where im known as "theMISSIONARY" for some reason Skadi didnt want me to have that name

    thanks for the links
    Tasmanian twice the heads!!.......twice the intelligence!?

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    John Seymour's books on self sufficiency tell you how to brew your own beer, butcher a pig etc. good stuff.

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