Author Topic: Home Brewing  (Read 18072 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Home Brewing
« on: April 10, 2009, 04:08:23 PM »
Okay...I've decided to properly get into home brewing.  But, because I'm cheap and poor, I'm going to buy everything piece by piece.

I'm going off of these sites:

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2009/02/27/a-walkthrough-and-cost-breakdown-of-brewing-your-own-beer/

http://www.mahalo.com/How_to_Brew_Your_Own_Beer_In_7_Simple_Steps

And, when next I get a free Saturday (ha, ha), I'm going to go stick my head into the big brewery warehouse supply place in furthest Columbia and talk to someone.  Maybe start grabbing some equipment.

Any of you guys have experience or know someone who does?  It seems fairly simple, once you actually have all the shit you need.  Cook it up, put it into the carboy, then let it ferment for a few weeks.  Then drink five gallons of beer in one setting because you have OCD.  Easy!

Offline Nubbins

  • Powerful Poots
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: 15504
  • maybe you shouldn't dress like a bumblebee, bitch
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 05:13:31 PM »
I've always wanted to do this.  I have several friends from college who got into doing this too.  I don't think the equipment investment is all that expensive.  I think it's fairly easy to fuck up the process and make screwy beer though.
8=o tation

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 05:19:49 PM »
Yeah, been pricing it out today online with the big place in Columbia I plan to go to.  Looks like $100 will get me the best equipment (and I can cut corners and go cheaper), and the ingredients are very cheap.  Like $35 to make five gallons... Which is far cheaper than actually buying beer.

I'm not going to be gay about the beer, though.  No raspberry chocolate almond honey wheat Octoberfest.  I'm going to stick with straight-up beer.  So I bet that'll cut down on the screwy beer factor.

Regardless, I fully expect to royally fuck up the first few batches.

Offline Nubbins

  • Powerful Poots
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: 15504
  • maybe you shouldn't dress like a bumblebee, bitch
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 05:44:14 PM »
You could start the Screwy Beer Microbrewery.  Bathtub beer for the common man!
8=o tation

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 05:46:16 PM »
Mmm...bathtub beer.

Offline Cassander

  • Cap'n 40 Watt
  • Old Timer
  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • ***
  • Posts: 6087
  • Simmer down now!
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 05:47:53 PM »
i've always thought about doing this as well.  i'll let you make all your mistakes and learn from them!
You ain't a has been if you never was.

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2009, 05:51:31 PM »
Well, the only Saturday I see clear is the morning of the 16th in May, so it'll be a while before I get moving on this.  Then, if I just buy what my monthly budget allows, it'll be July before I get to brewing!  Then August before I poison friends with toxic waste.

Offline Cassander

  • Cap'n 40 Watt
  • Old Timer
  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • ***
  • Posts: 6087
  • Simmer down now!
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 06:10:45 PM »
so i just read that 7 steps thing and looked at some recipes.  interesting.  i'd like to make stouts.  or barleywine.
You ain't a has been if you never was.

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 06:15:44 PM »
I'm being drawn towards a good porter...

Offline Cassander

  • Cap'n 40 Watt
  • Old Timer
  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • ***
  • Posts: 6087
  • Simmer down now!
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 08:39:38 PM »
aha! just watched Breaking Bad ep5.  Did Hank rekindle your fire?  Hopefully unlike him you won't be metaphorically bottling up your emotions.
You ain't a has been if you never was.

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2009, 08:52:26 PM »
aha! just watched Breaking Bad ep5.  Did Hank rekindle your fire?  Hopefully unlike him you won't be metaphorically bottling up your emotions.

Good eye.  Yes, his "man-cave" is what got me thinking about it again.


Offline monkey!

  • Monkey
  • You're a kitty!
  • *********
  • Posts: 17009
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2009, 11:43:28 PM »
Fuck making your own beer, dude.

Make your own cheep brandy from red wine!
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 07:06:36 AM »
You've been in France too long.

Offline monkey!

  • Monkey
  • You're a kitty!
  • *********
  • Posts: 17009
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 02:29:00 PM »
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

Offline RottingCorpse

  • Old Timer
  • You're a kitty!
  • ***
  • Posts: 23884
  • We got this by the ass!
    • http://www.lonniemartin.com
Re: Home Brewing
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 03:55:56 PM »
That looks tasty . . .