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Just got a homebrew beer kit, now what?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by RicPlaya, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Just wondering the directions are very vague. Anyone brew thier own beer, any tips or recipies? I checked the net, there's some stuff on there but you guys always did good on your bass advice, so why not beer.....mmmmmmm beer
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    My dad has the "Mr. Beer" kit...

    We shared a brew last night... wasn't too shabby.
  3. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I've never done it, but FoodTV did a half hour show about it. I can't remember how long ago, though, they usually keep everything on their website. It couldn't hurt to check that out.
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Clean, Clean, clean! Brewing (good tasting) beer is a race between good bacteria and bad bacteria. The cleaner you are in the preparation process, the more chance you have of the yeast (good bacteria) winning. Cool the wort enough before you pitch yeast, but try to cool it quickly. I alternate between two sinks full of ice water. When the water becomes warm, I switch the wort to the other sink while I refill it with ice water.

    Good luck, and happy brewing!