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    Quote Originally Posted by daxx1313 View Post
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    This is why I mentioned CD

    Quote Originally Posted by daxx1313 View Post
    I have brewed beer quite a few times. I did it when I worked at BJs, I have done it at a place called BrewBakers in HB, and done it may times with a buddy of mine.
    I thought (from our conversations) you had only brewed at BrewBakers. I referred him to CD over what equipment to buy since CD has bought it all. We were talking in the SB and He was close to buying a Mr Beer Kit, so it other words... it was an emergency
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obejuan View Post
    This is why I mentioned CD



    I thought (from our conversations) you had only brewed at BrewBakers. I referred him to CD over what equipment to buy since CD has bought it all. We were talking in the SB and He was close to buying a Mr Beer Kit, so it other words... it was an emergency
    I understand that you were mistaken. If you would have looked at the labels of the LGK brews I made, you would notice the "EBC" emblem. My buddy Jason is the Master Brewer, and I used his equipment to brew them. Also, BrewBakers wouldn't be able to create the beers I made. They force carbonate the brews. I went bottle conditioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daxx1313 View Post
    I understand that you were mistaken. If you would have looked at the labels of the LGK brews I made, you would notice the "EBC" emblem. My buddy Jason is the Master Brewer, and I used his equipment to brew them. Also, BrewBakers wouldn't be able to create the beers I made. They force carbonate the brews. I went bottle conditioned.
    No biggie.

    BTW, you sound a little emotional. Everything ok?
    Really? No, everything's fine.



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    Brewbakers really force carbonates? Wow. It's not like priming sugar is rocket science

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    I personally prefer to CO2 inject the beer for carbonation. Its the fastest way to get your beer in drinking condition.

    As for what equipment to buy.....

    1 x 6.5 gallon stainless steel pot
    1 x floating thermometer
    1 x specific gravity meter (checks alcohol content)
    1 x 6.5 gallon plastic bucket with lid
    1 x 6 gallon glass carboy
    1 x large stainless steel mixing spoon
    keg or bottling kit (bottler, caps, bottling spigot)
    2 x bungle/gas release valve
    1 x bottle of iodine based sanitizer

    Those are pretty much the basics. Keep your equipment as clean as possible, and you should be in good shape. You can skip the plastic bucket and get 2 glass carboys, but if price is an issue, go with a plastic bucket and drill a hole in the lid for the gas release valve.

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    Okay. Here's a question:

    What about bottles? Anywhere I'm looking, they go for about $1 a bottle (shipping included), and I'm looking for 2 cases of 12oz bottles. Anywhere local in LA I can get 'em to save on shipping?


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    Quote Originally Posted by darby View Post
    Okay. Here's a question:

    What about bottles? Anywhere I'm looking, they go for about $1 a bottle (shipping included), and I'm looking for 2 cases of 12oz bottles. Anywhere local in LA I can get 'em to save on shipping?
    Buy 2 cases of Pacifico and invite your friends over to watch TV. You'll have 24 empty long necks in no time. Just rinse out right away so that you don't get any crud at the bottom. You can store them upside down until you need them for bottling and that is when you can sanitize and bottle. Keep any 22 oz bottles you buy as well. Saves a lot of money if you're making a lot of beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy2213 View Post
    Buy 2 cases of Pacifico and invite your friends over to watch TV. You'll have 24 empty long necks in no time. Just rinse out right away so that you don't get any crud at the bottom. You can store them upside down until you need them for bottling and that is when you can sanitize and bottle. Keep any 22 oz bottles you buy as well. Saves a lot of money if you're making a lot of beer.
    this is true, any BROWN bottled beer that is not a twist off is available to be cleaned, sanitized and re-used. thats how home-brewing stays affordable. (sam adams work perfectly as well)

    do NOT use some euro-style bottles though, i.e. (from one off the top of my head) Wychwood breweries style of bomber, the standard caps dont fit on them and could possibly break your capper and/or bottle

    if you need un-marked bottles though there is a More Beer store in Riverside which are like 10bux for a 12oz/12pack and around 12bux for a 22oz/9pack

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    Agreed with the last 2 posts, don't buy bottles.


    If you fill the bottles with water and soak them in a bucket of oxyclean the labels fall right off.

    If you really need to buy them
    http://www.steinfillers.com/

    It's in Long Beach/Lakewood right by the airport

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    any beers fans who haven't tried this should punch themselves.

    It's really easy to do and much much cheaper.

    I made 2 batches on Saturday,
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    I have a Mr. Beer Kit...

    it may be the cheapo route... but... for my needs.. one batch every couple months... its perfect.. plus.. the more you make, the more you can tweak things and add your own ingredients etc...

    honestly.. ive got a friend who spent a ton on home brew gear... and my cheapo stuff usually tastes better!

    made about 10 different varieties so far...

    my last batch of weizen was off the hook.

    Really have fun with beer making... for bottles, i use the grolsch (sp?) bottles - dark green with stopper lids...

    picked up 2 cases of the bottles at a thrift store, wash them in dish washer... and just run thru the sanitizing rinse before making a new batch...

    Mixing up a wort for a Canadien Lager this evening as a matter of fact.

    Homemade beer is a REALLY good companion to a nice meal on chef night...

    Good THREAD!
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