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Old 04-10-2008, 12:28 AM   #11
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Not wert.

WORT.


And 'saving wort' won't do you much good. Save your YEAST off the bottom, not the wort. Your beer will take on a 'personality' of yours if you keep your yeast in circulation.
WORT
IS PRONOUNCED WERT AND IS UNFERMENTED BEER.

You use this to carbonate the beer instead of adding racking sugar.
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Extra kegs are only $10 right now on www.MrBeer.com.
http://www.mrbeer.com/product-exec/p...Keg_Fermenter_

Also, what is the best way to filter? Will this strainer be sufficient?
http://www.mrbeer.com/product-exec/p...nel_w_Strainer
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i all around do not believe in the "beer in a can" method. My first 2 batches of beer i used a mr beer and it was O K, and was made just to see if it was something that i really wanted to look into taking up.

If this is something you would like to get into i would recommend a beginner kit like these
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=400
http://morebeer.com/view_product/15910/102142

making a good extract brew is not much more work at all than making the MrBeer and a llittle more time involved. Figure 2 or 3 hours on brewing day start to finish (including sanitizing and cleanup afterward) and these kits will yield ~50 12oz bottles

new to brewing: http://morebeer.com/search/102141


i currently have a Double IPA (9.8% alcohol) sitting in the secondary fermenter and ready to bottle as soon as i get the ambition to take it on this weekend.


also, it would be a good idea to find someone who also brews to give you some pointers, perhaps join a local homebrew club


.pdf of basic extract brewing instructions:
http://www.morebeer.com/public/beer/maltextract.pdf
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Not wert.

WORT.


And 'saving wort' won't do you much good. Save your YEAST off the bottom, not the wort. Your beer will take on a 'personality' of yours if you keep your yeast in circulation.
WORT
IS PRONOUNCED WERT AND IS UNFERMENTED BEER.

You use this to carbonate the beer instead of adding racking sugar.
You can stop yelling any time now. I don't care how it'* pronounced, it'* wort.
yew kan stop yelling enny time now. I don't kare how itz prunounsed, it'* wert.

When bottle priming with the Mr. Beer method, skimming wort won't provide enough sugars for carbonation.
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I'm gonna order some glass bottles and capping supplies tonight, that'* the first step in doing it the right way. Bill seems to do alright using the MrBeer kegs and if I like doing this I'll be able to get the better equipment once I'm done with school (more money and more room to spare). Going to try an Irish Red recipe that calls for 2 cans of stuff from MrBeer and some hops I ordered from Williams Brewing.
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you know, you can make twice as much beer with an extract kit from morebeer.com for roughly the same pricing. And if you want to save some money, you can buy the basic equipment kit for 60 bucks, then upgrade to a glass carboy down the road (thats what i did)


and why would you BUY bottles?

Drink beer = empty bottles
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and why would you BUY bottles?

Drink beer = empty bottles
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and why would you BUY bottles?

Drink beer = empty bottles
I guess that would give me an excuse to go buy some good bottled beer for this weekend.
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