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http://blogs.wsj.com/dealjournalaustralia/2012/04/24/coopers-toasts-u-s-beer-takeout/?mod=google_news_blog

They have sold 200,000 kits. That is 200,000 people introduced to home brewing. I had no idea they moved that kind of volume.

I do nothing but all grain 5 gallon batches now. And am trying to learn how to formulate my own recipes. But if it hadn't been for Mr Beer I never would have attempted home brewing. It gave me a very simple inexpensive way to start out. Then I built on that step by step.

Criticize them all you want but here is proof they have been undeniably good for home brewing.

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Ingredients / Hop combination question
« on: April 23, 2012, 07:19:28 AM »
Would citra and cascade work together well?

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Ingredients / white wheat malt
« on: April 20, 2012, 06:46:09 PM »
How is this different than regular malted wheat? Is it as given to stuck sparges?

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The Pub / Yo Bluesman
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:26:08 AM »
Check this out and listen to the entire thing...it is freaking amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AOsP8KBp8g

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Ingredients / british pale ale malt vs american 2 row
« on: April 12, 2012, 06:42:49 PM »
Is there a big difference? Can one be substituted for the other?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Question for those who have grown hops
« on: April 12, 2012, 08:51:59 AM »
If I tie a rope to the faceboard of my roof to use as a trellis for the plant to climb. Would the plant eventually damage my roof?

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Pimp My System / So simple but so nice
« on: April 11, 2012, 07:44:24 AM »
I bought this jacking table at harbor freight.



With the use of a hydraulic jack it raises my Mash Tun high enough to Vourloff comfortably



Then lowers to the perfect hieght to run off into my kettle



This thing is truly a back saver :)

I use the hand truck in the back ground to transport my fermenter to my basement after brewing.

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The Pub / Suprisingly Good Movie
« on: April 03, 2012, 08:03:40 AM »
I was at the redbox yesterday looking for The Heist. With Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy it must be pretty good. It wasn't there. The  only other movie that box had that seemed even vaguely interesting to me was Super 8. I have not seen any advertisements about this movie. I only remember seeing a trailer from it. In the trailer there was a spectacular train wreck. Then something mysterious after that. I figured it was only a buck and a half so what the heck!

BTW I have a nice theater set up in my man cave and I love kicking back with home brews and watching movies. I particularly like movies that light up my big plasma TV.

Anyway this movie really reminded me of the old Speilburg. From back in the  day he did that "Amazing Stories" series on TV. It was a very original concept and very well done. The first half of the movie reminded me of the old Alfred Hitchcock technique of presenting the graphic with no graphics. What made him "the master" was he would build the details to the scenes in your mind without presenting them on the screen.

The plot to the movie slowly unfolds piece by piece as the movie progresses. Leaving a lot of question in your mind but answering them all in its own time. I am really surprised this  movie didn't get more hype. But maybe that is why I enjoyed it. Often movies that get a lot of hype are anti climatic when you see them. Because you have already seen all the best parts in the trailers.

This movie borders on the realms of family movie. It does have a monster in it that might be scary to small children though. There was very little swearing in it. And the violence was not of a really graphic nature.

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The other night I came home from work and found a bag of empty tall necks on my front deck. As I was peeling the labels off of them after a good soaking, it occurred to me, some people wouldn't like finding that sort of thing on their deck.

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All Grain Brewing / Mash thickness question
« on: March 24, 2012, 07:33:09 AM »
Is it true a thick mash produces a fuller bodied beer? If so what would be considered a thick mash?

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General Homebrew Discussion / I dont know where to post this
« on: March 15, 2012, 01:04:58 PM »
Is there any thoughts on AHA setting up a mobile website?

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Beer Recipes / Munich malt question
« on: March 14, 2012, 08:05:26 AM »
I have 9 pounds of munich malt. I would like to do a recipe that is heavy in this grain so I can get a good feel for exactly what it tastes like. Any suggestions? Is it an ok grain for a one grain beer?

Some of my favorite beer styles are Octoberfest (though I don't do lagars), Amber Ales, and Altbiers.

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Yeast and Fermentation / how much S 05
« on: March 03, 2012, 03:20:17 PM »
Will one package of S 05 handle a 1.082 beer or should I double pitch?

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Ingredients / Question about roasted grains
« on: March 03, 2012, 01:03:09 PM »
Is there a difference between black roasted malt and black patent malt?

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