posted on Mar, 9 2015 @ 10:57 AM
originally posted by: nonspecific
a reply to: Lucid Lunacy
If you malt your own grain you can use the used grain to grow mushrooms on.
waste not want not eh?
Tip of the week!
Anyway OP, I can't really add to what advice has been given here, I have been brewing for years and having my own orchard so I make lots of potent
cider every Autumn. I have two gallons of Mead maturing nicely right now from September and am down to my last 4 bottles of Pale Ale so off to the
grain shop with me!
The thing is to be clean and careful, learn from your mistakes (There may be many!) and Enjoy.
There isn't a beer in the world that compares to a chilled bottle on a summers evening of something you made yourself.
The Extract kits can be a bit hit and miss but over the years I have tried many with varying degrees of satisfaction and in fact I make a batch of
'Coopers English Bitter' twice a year just for my own consumption (I love traditional English Ales) and it produces a very stable very drinkable all
round refreshing tipple, its my guilty pleasure. No one I know likes it but me!! No boiling/cooling risk of contamination much less hassle and
chances of mistakes. Great for confidence building. (and intoxication!)
Nonspecific is right about finding equipment second hand in great condition (hardly used) from people who tried it and didn't think it was worth the
effort (it is!) so scout around for second hand equipment and remember that you will always be wanting to upgrade and buy more if you get a taste for
Above all Enjoy!