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    Food & Drink - Thread: Beer Brewing Thread

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      Beer Brewing Thread

      I know there are one or two members here who brew their own beer. Here's a thread to discuss or give tips.

      My husband got a beer brewing kit for Christmas so we gave it a shot. We are sanitizing the bottles today and will bottle it tomorrow and then they'll sit for 2 weeks.

      What worked for you? What didn't? How much do you brew at a time (we're starting with 1 gallon). What are your favorite recipes to follow?
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      I completely forgot about that!! So long ago!
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      I bought a Mr. Beer kit and forgot about it for 6 or so years, and then I found it and tried it out... It was so gross lol


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      Quote Originally Posted by DHoffmann View Post
      I bought a Mr. Beer kit and forgot about it for 6 or so years, and then I found it and tried it out... It was so gross lol


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      The yeast, hops and malt from your kit were old and that probably ruined it. Yeast has an expiration date and I'm not sure what it is but I think you want to use it within a year of purchase.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      The yeast, hops and malt from your kit were old and that probably ruined it. Yeast has an expiration date and I'm not sure what it is but I think you want to use it within a year of purchase.
      Any of those could be it but if anything went off it was probably the malt. I keep unused packets of yeast in the fridge and I've used them years after purchasing them.

      It's pretty easy to get an infected beer also. All that needs to be done is add the yeast too late (or not at the right temp so it's not active and bacteria takes over), have an unclean fermenter, or a leak. Off beer smells really bad.

      Then again, even if it was made perfect with the proper sugars new beer is "green beer", it gets better with age.

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