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Hello Pit,
I plan on beginning to homebrew beer, and I was wondering if anyone in the pit has some advice or tips that they could offer up. Anything will be much appreciated.
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get 2 glass carboys (the fermentation jugs) right off the bat. Moving the beer to a second fermentation tank after a week or so really cuts down on the sediment in your beer. Pay CLOSE attention to sanitation, soak the bottles you are going to use in cold bleach water overnight before you bottle and cap them. Keep a diary (this is REALLY important) so you can keep track of what worked, what didn't and what you liked or didn't like about your yeild. Read a lot about it online but don't get overwhelmed to the point that you don't know what you want to brew. Be safe the first couple times and just use a kit without any variation so you know how the wort and yeast reacts. A filler wand will save you a ton of time and hassle. Most of all Have Fun!
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get 2 glass carboys (the fermentation jugs) right off the bat. Moving the beer to a second fermentation tank after a week or so really cuts down on the sediment in your beer. Pay CLOSE attention to sanitation, soak the bottles you are going to use in cold bleach water overnight before you bottle and cap them. Keep a diary (this is REALLY important) so you can keep track of what worked, what didn't and what you liked or didn't like about your yeild. Read a lot about it online but don't get overwhelmed to the point that you don't know what you want to brew. Be safe the first couple times and just use a kit without any variation so you know how the wort and yeast reacts. A filler wand will save you a ton of time and hassle. Most of all Have Fun!


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Only about 3 weeks, depending on the recipe of course
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Use fresh, milled grains.

Stay away from the syrup kits.

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I should have never asked the pit

Can we get this posted under where it says "The Pit" in the list of forums? It will save people who are looking for serious answers a couple minutes

I would never want to homebrew beer, it would taste like my basement... and i don't have a basement.
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It's super easy, go to the store, buy a 6 pack of your favorite beer, take home, pour into your favorite glass, and presto, home made beer.



No ethan, he means that he wants to ferment the beer in his home, not open and consumer pre-fermented beer from some factory. Are you trying to make people mad at this point, or are you serious? I really hope you aren't, I really do.
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No ethan, he means that he wants to ferment the beer in his home, not open and consumer pre-fermented beer from some factory. Are you trying to make people mad at this point, or are you serious? I really hope you aren't, I really do.

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No ethan, he means that he wants to ferment the beer in his home, not open and consumer pre-fermented beer from some factory. Are you trying to make people mad at this point, or are you serious? I really hope you aren't, I really do.



Mad bro?

Look at where I'm from. For all you know I brew moonshine in my closet. I know how, but do I do it?
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No ethan, he means that he wants to ferment the beer in his home, not open and consumer pre-fermented beer from some factory. Are you trying to make people mad at this point, or are you serious? I really hope you aren't, I really do.

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#23
When I saw this I instantly read a how to guide on home brewing. I really wanna do it now.
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i started making beer and wine when i was underage (mid-teens) as a way of getting alcohol when times were tough. Basically it was legal to purchase the things to MAKE booze but not booze itself. Then after i got older i started brewing for fun. It is a lot of fun. Plus i love guinness so i could brew stout like it for about 25cents per bottle as opposed to the hefty price tag of actual Guinness.
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#27
Make wine, it's easier.
plus, you can get it up to like 40 proof.
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#28
Be able to follow close and precise directions.

Have money ready to be spent. I'm talking about bottling time. This is to be remembered especially if you are a broke ass student.
#29
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(...)Moving the beer to a second fermentation tank after a week or so really cuts down on the sediment in your beer(...)!


right there...

...not that simple. depends what type of beer you're making, fermentation times vary and are not something to take in as an approximate time for any beer. same goes for temperature.
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If it's something you really want to get into, get that book. It's extremely informative and tells you all you need to know from brewing with malt extract kits to all grain brews.

Someone said don't use a syrup kit, but I don't see a problem using one for your first few brews. It limits the extent to which you can experiment with your beer, but it's good for getting a hang of the process.

It's really not hard at all, as long as you're meticulous about sanitizing everything, you're beer shouldn't taste like ass.
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#31
This thread is relevant to my interests. Moving into a new house with a load of mates next month, gonna brew loads of disgusting brown ale and probably never drink it
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#32
Brewing really isn't too complicated as long as you closely follow all of the directions.


I've done it with my friends about 10 times now, and we've never had any major issues. The beer always ended up being really good too. We've made all different kinds, including a porter, red ale, chocolate stout, pale ale, and Belgian blonde ale among a few others.
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If it's something you really want to get into, get that book. It's extremely informative and tells you all you need to know from brewing with malt extract kits to all grain brews.

Someone said don't use a syrup kit, but I don't see a problem using one for your first few brews. It limits the extent to which you can experiment with your beer, but it's good for getting a hang of the process.

It's really not hard at all, as long as you're meticulous about sanitizing everything, you're beer shouldn't taste like ass.

I've got that book and it is excellent If we've got the money, a buddy and I will be purchasing supplies for a homebrew kit, and hopefully brewing our first batch this weekend
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