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Hanr3
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Yep, just like it sounds. I brew my own beer.
I brew it 5 gallons (2 1/2 cases) at a time.
I built my "Man Cave" last summer and installed a mini-kitchen area for brewing beer and filleting fish. Bought the wife a new stove and I moved the old one to the "Man Cave". Picked up an apartment sized regfridge from a guy at work, and built the sink cabinet and slid in a one tub porcelin sink. Picked up a old oak wiskey 1/2 barrel and cut it down, hung it from teh wall and installed two tappers, one for beer and the other for root beer. This summer I plan on installing two more tappers. That will give me a tapper for a drinking beer, one for that end of day beer where your done fro the night, or as I call it my nasty beer. And one for a trial beer. Something new I want to try. and lastly the rootbeer tap for the rest. :mrgreen:

I brewed up a porter for this weekend. Yesterday I transferred it from teh fermentor to the keg and put 30 psi to carbonate it. Should be ready to go for Superbowl Sunday. I also made up a fresh batch of root beer.

Any body else homebrew?
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I don't homebrew.. then again, I don't drink like I used to either..

Take some pics man - your man cave sounds awesome and I (as others I'm sure) would love to see it and kick it back with you in there... in cyberspace of course

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Apartment living is NOT conducive to brewing, so thats on my list of things to take up once I buy a house.
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We need some pictures! Sounds like an awesome cave!
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I dont brew but my brother does, here is a pic of some hard cider he made for christmas.. It was GooooooooooooD!! Image
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Im also waiting on some home brew beer, good thing hell trade beer for worms or id go broke!!
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Where do you get your bottles? I got a small kit that came with 40 ounce bottles. I need smaller bottles
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I use to brew a lot along with making wine, but I live in a townhouse and it would ferment in my pantry which would inturn stink up my house for about 2 weeks.

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I have always wanted to give this a try, but haven't the slightest idea what I would need or how to do it. Might have to do some research and get started now that you mention it. :beer:
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it is a lots of fun, and there is nothing better than drinking your own beer.

Beer is easy, you just need about 3 hours to devote to brewing it and the rest is cake.

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gtaff wrote:Where do you get your bottles? I got a small kit that came with 40 ounce bottles. I need smaller bottles

When I was in school I had a friend who brewed - not that bad and the price was right 8)

We got returnable long neck bottles at local bars and he had a little gizmo that would re-cap the bottles. Sanitize them in the dishwasher (high heat) 1st of course.

They sell it here:

https://www.homebrewit.com/aisle/2060
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Captain Ahab wrote:
gtaff wrote:Where do you get your bottles? I got a small kit that came with 40 ounce bottles. I need smaller bottles

When I was in school I had a friend who brewed - not that bad and the price was right 8)

We got returnable long neck bottles at local bars and he had a little gizmo that would re-cap the bottles. Sanitize them in the dishwasher (high heat) 1st of course.

They sell it here:

https://www.homebrewit.com/aisle/2060
Nice Link! My dad was looking for those bottles and caps for Olive oil from his trees in Greece! :LOL2:
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They also sell bottles that look like the Groushe's bottle with the resealable cap. I like them b/c you buy them once and use over and over

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I actually home brew Wine. I made my first Cabernet about a year ago. Came out with 30 bottles and its pretty good. The only problem is it takes a long time till you can actually drink it.
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clarker2000 wrote:I actually home brew Wine. I made my first Cabernet about a year ago. Came out with 30 bottles and its pretty good. The only problem is it takes a long time till you can actually drink it.
I could not stand dealing with the chemicals. And taking the reading with that thing and transfering them from car boy to car boy. But I did make a great white wine. :D

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Does anybody have a list of things you need to brew beer, or a kit that you can recommend? Looking at getting going on something soon, but have no idea where to start.

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