I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by millemg » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:50 am

parky wrote:Wherry made with bottled water
................ is not as good as Brupaks :D

truemay

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Post by truemay » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:44 pm

by danbrew » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:33 pm They are certainly easier trucker and
certainly no shame in using them.
Coopers get a lot of good press but they
don't really seem to do what I would call
ale in their ranges... Or they are ale with
an australian slant...

Coopers old dark ale seems like a mighty fine ale to me!

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Re: I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!

Post by lee1 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:56 pm

definatly a brupaks pride of yorkshire linthwaite light :D
soon be dead thank beer for that no pain where im going :-)

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Post by Uncle Joshua » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:42 pm

Not done a kit for a while, try a St Peter's, the Golden Ale is fantastic.

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Post by trucker5774 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:07 pm

Finally I have got round to buying a kit. It was partly decided by what what in stock (Leyland Homebrew) It was a toss up between St Peters and Brupaks. There were quite a few new kits in stock which looked interesting but needed additional spray malt etc. To keep it as simple as possible, I went for the Fixby Gold. I will get on with it in the next day or two and will be updating in due course.
John

Drinking/Already drunk........ Trucker's Anti-Freeze (Turbo Cider), Truckers Delight, Night Trucker, Rose wine, Truckers Hitch, Truckers Revenge, Trucker's Lay-by, Trucker's Trailer, Flower Truck, Trucker's Gearshift, Trucker's Horn, Truck Crash, Fixby Gold!

Conditioning... Doing what? Get it down your neck! ........

FV 1............
FV 2............
FV 3............
Next Brews..... Trucker's Jack Knife

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Re: I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!

Post by trucker5774 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:40 pm

Right then! I made the Fixby last night and it is busy fermenting away now. The aroma was similar to a lightly hopped AG. It's showing promise at the moment and, of course, it's dead simple to knock together................not sure it's worth four times the cost of an AG for the convenience though.

I will continue to process it as I would one of my regular brews and do the same bottle/barrel techniques, followed by the usual early taste tests and longer conditioned taste.

I better get some tramp juice going as well. my stocks are very low on everything at the moment.
John

Drinking/Already drunk........ Trucker's Anti-Freeze (Turbo Cider), Truckers Delight, Night Trucker, Rose wine, Truckers Hitch, Truckers Revenge, Trucker's Lay-by, Trucker's Trailer, Flower Truck, Trucker's Gearshift, Trucker's Horn, Truck Crash, Fixby Gold!

Conditioning... Doing what? Get it down your neck! ........

FV 1............
FV 2............
FV 3............
Next Brews..... Trucker's Jack Knife

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Re: I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!

Post by trucker5774 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:53 am

This has been bottled/barrelled for about 2 weeks now.I have, of course, been drinking it for about 10 days. It is now 90% clear and tastes good. It's better from the bottle than the barrel. I set 3 litre aside and heavily dry hopped it. I will try these in a couple of weeks.

I would certainly do some more kits based on the results of the Fixby, but would experiment with some cheaper ones. It is a drinkable everyday beer which anyone would drink without comment about how good or bad it is. It compares to a "basic" all grain with no particular in your face flavours.

Am I going to abandon A.G.................NO!

Is my faith in kits and respect for kit brewers intact..............YES :D
John

Drinking/Already drunk........ Trucker's Anti-Freeze (Turbo Cider), Truckers Delight, Night Trucker, Rose wine, Truckers Hitch, Truckers Revenge, Trucker's Lay-by, Trucker's Trailer, Flower Truck, Trucker's Gearshift, Trucker's Horn, Truck Crash, Fixby Gold!

Conditioning... Doing what? Get it down your neck! ........

FV 1............
FV 2............
FV 3............
Next Brews..... Trucker's Jack Knife

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Re: I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Aleman » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:55 am

I've done a kit recently (probably more expensive than your Brupaks) the Barons Premium Dutch Lager . . . Although I used a Dutch Liquid Yeast to ferment mine . . . quite frankly I would have been proud to have have brewed that beer all grain . . . simply stunning . . . . But at 29 quid for 40 pints, it is sooooo much more expensive than kits.

Got a Brupaks Brewers Choice German Pilsner ready to go next.

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Re: I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!

Post by lee1 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:34 pm

edme ipa its a real winner
soon be dead thank beer for that no pain where im going :-)

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