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    im looking at starting to make my own lager

    does anyone know where there is any offers on fot a starter kit?
    thinking of starting to brew my own lager
    thanks
    or if anyone does already, what do i actually need?

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    wilkinsons sell the kits i think

    Original Poster

    i know but they dont supply the barrels with it so

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    Make you're own larger? Why? Wine, I can understand, but lager?

    Original Poster

    cause its supposed to be nice
    plus an £11 ingredient pack serves 40-45 pints
    and its pretty strong

    curt889

    i know but they dont supply the barrels with it so



    They do sell barrels, I have bought them before with damaged taps to use as a chicken drinker.

    They also sell fermenting buckets and the like, pretty much all you need to get going (even the sugar downstairs)

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    curt889

    cause its supposed to be niceplus an £11 ingredient pack serves 40-45 … cause its supposed to be niceplus an £11 ingredient pack serves 40-45 pintsand its pretty strong



    Jebus - so you want to brew something to get you pineappled?

    Where has the decorum gone from this forum? If it ever existed?

    curt889

    cause its supposed to be niceplus an £11 ingredient pack serves 40-45 … cause its supposed to be niceplus an £11 ingredient pack serves 40-45 pintsand its pretty strong


    Trust me it wont taste very nice. It will cost a lot more than that. You need a few bags of sugar, storage, bottles, tops. Wilkinsons sell kits that you just need to add water too. Start with these first. Its worth visiting a home brew shop if you have one. They will give you all the help. If you want to make nice beer or vine then you have to get the right kit, and that aint cheap.

    It is okay if you are doing it for fun but as cheap as the supermarkets sell it for I wouldn't bother to save money.

    I used to do it, until I looked old enough to get served down the pub. I remember once "liberating" all the Grolsch bottles from the local recycling bin at the supermarket ;-)

    Muntons are about the best beer kits on the market.

    You won't regret it.

    Muntons Gold Continental Pilsner between £17 - £20 - 40 Pint

    6 Reviews the-online-homebrew-company.co.uk/sho…=42

    http://www.homebrew4u.co.uk/store/product-images/b-muntons-gold-continental-pilsner.jpg

    King Keg with Top Tap 5 Gall. Beer Pressure Barrel

    http://www.brewstore.co.uk/ekmps/shops/shirleyeasson/images/king-keg-with-top-tap-5-gall.-beer-pressure-barrel-1618-p.jpg

    Edited by: "Ascot" 22nd Apr 2011

    Once you get everything you need and factor in the time it's not something to save much money until you've done a few brews due to the initial outlay.

    If you're just after replicating Stella etc then you're better off buying it on a supermarket deal. Lager is also harder to brew than bitter if done properly. Especially now the weather is starting to get warmer

    Turbo cider is far cheaper though! - Essentially an empty 5l water bottle, 4l of apple juice, bit of sugar and perhaps honey and some yeast. Usually tastes pretty average though!

    Oh and thrifty shopper is usually pretty good on price. I've used a couple of Coopers kits with success, Jims Homebrew Forum is a very friendly and helpful place - give that a look too for more questions
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