Muntons Brewery in a Bag range

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Muntons Brewery in a Bag range

Post by cwrw gwent » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:07 pm

I was given one of the Munton's Brewery in a Bag kits (IPA) and wondered if anyone had tried them before. I started it today so it should be ready in about six or seven weeks:

https://www.muntonshomebrew.com/categor ... bag-range/

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Re: Muntons Brewery in a Bag range

Post by Cobnut » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:36 am

I went to Brewcon in London last November and Muntons had a stall there where they were giving samples of beer made in one of these. To be honest, it reminded me of homebrew of old, i.e. unpleasant!

If you can't or don't want to brew AG, buy a decent quality kit or buy some LME/DME, some fresh hops and some quality yeast. The results will be far superior!
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Re: Muntons Brewery in a Bag range

Post by LeeH » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:22 am

I didn’t someone buy one of these from Lidl’s?

I think it didn’t end well.


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Re: Muntons Brewery in a Bag range

Post by cwrw gwent » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:31 pm

Thanks Cobnut and LeeH for your advice - I didn't have great hopes but the kit was free, doesn't impinge on my normal brewing routine, is currently fermenting and will be left in the garage to mature for about six weeks. If it doesn't turn out well, all I've lost is the hour I spent following the instructions and making the beer.

My usual "go to" kit is Geordie Yorkshire Bitter using a 50/50 Spraymalt and sugar mix and I (plus a number of friends) am more than happy with the results. The sugar is usually Tate & Lyle but I have experimented with demarara and a small amount of muscavado.

I'll update with the results of the Munton's Brewery in a Bag at the end of November - fingers are crossed it'll be drinkable.

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Re: Muntons Brewery in a Bag range

Post by cwrw gwent » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:15 pm

Well, I ended up with a beer that was recognisably IPA, was clear, had a good head and condition. The downside was that it didn't taste very brilliant so I'm grateful to my son who heroically worked his way through the 15 pints or so. I've also instructed my wife (who gave me the kit as it was half price somewhere) to leave procurement of beer kits and related equipment to me from now on.

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Re: Muntons Brewery in a Bag range

Post by Cobnut » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:49 pm

cwrw gwent wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:15 pm
Well, I ended up with a beer that was recognisably IPA, was clear, had a good head and condition. :D

The downside was that it didn't taste very brilliant so I'm grateful to my son who heroically worked his way through the 15 pints or so.
=D>

I've also instructed my wife (who gave me the kit as it was half price somewhere) to leave procurement of beer kits and related equipment to me from now on. :flip:
Fermenting: A Galaxy Far, Far Away Black IPA
Conditioning: Munich Helles
Drinking: Kristmas Kolsch, Farage (Lacons Patriot Clone), Mocha Stout, Single (allotment grown) hopped ale, 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Cherry Chocolate Dubbel Trubbel
Planning: Keyworth mid-season SMaSH, Weizenbock (1100+ OG), etc. etc. etc.

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