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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2012, 11:25:41 AM »
I love kits. They're just way more than I can brew! I'd brew kits a lot more if they came in half-sizes.

Try the Brewferm Belgian kits. They are 3 gallons and less.
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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2012, 01:09:49 PM »
All the afore mentioned places sell individual ingredients also to make you own recipie if you don't want to use a pre-determined mix.

tubercle, I've tried that route, only to end up with a freezer drawer full of "kibbles and bits." Are there stores that will let you buy recipes with custom quantities (2 oz here, 4 oz there, etc.)?

 I believe most sell only in 1 lb increments IIRC. It's been a long time since I have bought anything other than 50 lbs sacks (I make my own "specialty" grains).

 Take your kibbles & bits and make a clean-out brew. I do that about once a year. Whatever is laying around goes in the pot. Some of them have turned out quite well.

I have done that and they are always hilariously bad. But they're still fun to brew.
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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2012, 01:16:02 PM »
I love kits. They're just way more than I can brew! I'd brew kits a lot more if they came in half-sizes.

Try the Brewferm Belgian kits. They are 3 gallons and less.

I see the extract kits are indeed! I love how they say, "Also look at our elaborate brewing instructions." ;-)  I may try one, just for fun. Thanks!

I suppose I could also split kits in half and buy extra yeast, or time things so I could pitch the second batch on the yeast cake of the first batch. Though I really like that 3-gal+ range for brewing.
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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012, 02:34:46 PM »
Isn't there a pretty good homebrew store in SF? also the oakbarrel. I bet either one will let you buy 2 oz here and there as you say
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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 03:49:28 PM »
All the afore mentioned places sell individual ingredients also to make you own recipie if you don't want to use a pre-determined mix.

tubercle, I've tried that route, only to end up with a freezer drawer full of "kibbles and bits." Are there stores that will let you buy recipes with custom quantities (2 oz here, 4 oz there, etc.)?
Try http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/. You can build your recipe on their website and only buy the quantities you input.
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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 04:05:28 PM »
Isn't there a pretty good homebrew store in SF? also the oakbarrel. I bet either one will let you buy 2 oz here and there as you say

Breaking this into parts... yes, there is a LHBS in SF. (Oak Barrel, over in Berkeley, is a good store, but it's hard for me to get to when it's open.) Yes, the SF LHBS will build a recipe from the ground up, which is a real plus. Sometimes I shop there...for a variety of reasons, sometimes I don't.
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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2012, 02:07:12 PM »
All the afore mentioned places sell individual ingredients also to make you own recipie if you don't want to use a pre-determined mix.

tubercle, I've tried that route, only to end up with a freezer drawer full of "kibbles and bits." Are there stores that will let you buy recipes with custom quantities (2 oz here, 4 oz there, etc.)?
Try http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/. You can build your recipe on their website and only buy the quantities you input.

Thank you for the suggestion! I'll try that too.
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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2012, 02:39:52 PM »
Rebel Brewer sells most (maybe all?) specialty malts in 1 oz increments.
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Re: Reputable kits online
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2012, 09:05:15 AM »
I just ordered a kit from morebeer.com, the sweet stout.  I will report on how it comes out when I brew it.