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Old 27th February 2002, 7:10 PM   #1
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Default Homebrew.

I'm relaxing with a pint of Brewiser Pacific Draught homebrew I recently made. It's the shit. Anyone else here brew their own ?

Post recipes that you've tried and liked in the Homebrew Recipe and Ingredients Thread. PoMo EDIT: Also use the Recipe thread for discussion of proposed recipes and detailed discussions of ingredients.
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Old 27th February 2002, 7:43 PM   #2
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Yes. A few blokes down here have a brewer's club. Every month, one guy has to put on a bunch of beers and food. It's tops.
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Old 27th February 2002, 7:48 PM   #3
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Old 27th February 2002, 11:28 PM   #4
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Yep we used to do it. We tried a few different stouts (easier to make) and they were all drinkable, except one of the brews turned out really really well, we aren't sure what we did right, but it was good stuff.
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Old 27th February 2002, 11:45 PM   #5
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ahhh nothing beats a hairy, grunty homebrew
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Old 1st March 2002, 12:19 AM   #6
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My chem lecturer made a point of not making it through one lecture without a 5min speil on the wonders of home brew...
homebrew...now that would have been a cool chem prac..
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Old 1st March 2002, 4:45 AM   #7
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A bloke I know in town made a batch of stout, once. Reckoned it tasted bloody awful.
Anyway, when he moved house about six years later, he found this batch down the back of the shed.
Reckoned it was the best damn stout he'd ever tasted ... compared it to something some bunch of Spanish monks brew ... (whatever - I'll assume they brewed up something pretty wild)
It seems some things improve with age ... but I don't have that kind of patience
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Old 2nd March 2002, 5:40 PM   #8
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It's true, it does get better with age. 18 months in the bottle can make an ordinary beer great.
But some people don't bottle at all; they siphon it into a keg, and run CO2 straight through it to carbonate.
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Old 2nd March 2002, 6:07 PM   #9
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Yeah beer ages similar to wine. I remember that hahn released a special millenium edition 750ml beer that came with a cork and all. The idea being that you can either drink it now, or keep it for a year or two and let the flavour slowly change into a much maltier flavour. Although from memory beer doesnt have the same storage life as a red wine would. All the more reason to drink it now!

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Old 2nd March 2002, 6:49 PM   #10
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Yeah beer ages similar to wine
Only some beers get better with age, such as homebrew and that Hahn Millenium Ale you spoke of. I believe this is because there is yeast left in the brew allowing it to continue to ferment, wheras commercial beers have most (if not all) of the yeast removed after fermentation to keep the taste regulated.
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Old 2nd March 2002, 7:11 PM   #11
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Stovo you would be correct. Its the same process it undertook to get to the stage of bottling it. They leave the yeast in there to continue reacting, therefore giving it that special taste. But only a select few beers do.

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Old 2nd March 2002, 9:16 PM   #12
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To my disgust i recently discovered kilkenny (irish beer) in a can actually has a useby date....i can tell you that certainly doesn't get better with age...
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Old 3rd March 2002, 3:33 PM   #13
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Can anyone post a link to a good "how to make home brew" site?

I've got a friend who makes Vodka.. or is making Vodka..
I'm told its poisonous.. haha..
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Old 3rd March 2002, 3:44 PM   #14
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Old 3rd March 2002, 4:20 PM   #15
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Originally posted by ilnabe
I've got a friend who makes Vodka.. or is making Vodka..I'm told its poisonous.. haha..
If he distilles it incorrectly (methanol instead of ethanol) it will be...it's also illegal
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