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Old 10-23-2009, 11:07 AM   #41
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TAX Trick in NY

Also I was told (in NY anyway or maybe just my county not sure) that....

--If you buy a kit with bottle caps in it you get taxed on the whole kit.
--If you buy a kit without them or just the ingredients you don't. Who knew?

So buy buying the ingredients I saved rouglly 6 bucks, can taylor the brew to my taste and still have leftover grains for the next batch.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:48 AM   #42
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So did some searching on Homebrewtalk.com and found the following info for DME and LME

http://dmemart.com/ cheap and free shipping 11.99-12.99 per 3lb bag DME
www.austinhomebrew.com has good prices generally and has 7.99 flat rate shipping
www.morebeer.com free ship over 59

Here's a more complete list of online stores. I have not ordered from any of them but many form homebrewtalk have.

Online Homebrew Suppliers
Annapolis Homebrew Supply
Annapolis, MD

Austin Homebrew Supply
Austin, TX
Large selection of recipe kits available in extract, mini-mash, and all-grain versions, including many commercial clone kits. Equipment and ingredients also available. Flat shipping.

Beer-Wine.com
Woburn, Massachusetts
I used Beer-Wine.com this week and was very happy with the service and speed of the delivery. I put in a order for some liquid malt extract to test them out and 2 hours after I put in my order online I received a email that it had been shipped, received it on thursday. All this was with the cheapest shipping option. ~ crum

DeFalco's Home Wine & Beer Supply
Houston, TX

Freshops
Philomath, OR
"Purveyor of fine hops, hop oil, and hop rhizomes"

Homebrew Adventures
Charlotte, NC

Homebrewer's Outpost
Flagstaff, AZ

HopTech
Dublin, CA
Hop supplier recommended by HomeBrewTalk users

Michigan Brewing Company
Webbersville, MI

MoreBeer
Concord, CA
Free shipping for orders $59 and over

Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis, MN

Northern Brewer
St. Paul, MN

Williams Brewing Supply
San Leandro, CA
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I am doing a Coffee Porter right now.
Yesterday I cold pressed 2 cups of coarse grind Starbucks Italian Roast and added the coffee to secondary. Smelled amazing!!!
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:43 PM   #44
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I am doing a Coffee Porter right now.
Yesterday I cold pressed 2 cups of coarse grind Starbucks Italian Roast and added the coffee to secondary. Smelled amazing!!!
Good luck with that! One of the things I found out with my first coffee porter is that coffee has a detrimental impact on head retention--I think it's something about the oils. If you're bottling, you might want to prime with a bit extra sugar. Mine took about 6 months longer to mature as well, but once it did-- I used Starbucks Sulawesi. Great stuff--in fact, I still have a few bottles from my very first batch of it... more than 12 years old!
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:28 PM   #45
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Man this sounds good. I got to get me some brewing equipment again one of these days!
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:30 PM   #46
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Man this sounds good. I got to get me some brewing equipment again one of these days!
All you really need is basically 2 5-gallon buckets and a big pot. it's EEEE-ZZZZ
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:33 PM   #47
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Yea. I had a couple of 6 gallon carboys and a 7.5 gallon SS pot a while back taking up space ( I hadn't brewed in a few years) in the garage, so I passed them on to an at the time co-worker who was into brewing. He left the company and has dropped out of sight since.

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Old 10-23-2009, 01:57 PM   #48
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Doing a Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme (sp?) clone this weekend. I've got a Saison going now, and a Christmas Spiced(lightly) beer, and sort of an Imperial Brown Ale as well (it was an Imperial Stout Recipe that I cut back on the roasted grains a bit).
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:01 PM   #49
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I was planning an English IPA for this weekend, but my malt didn't get here in time. Finally going all grain!
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #50
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I just drank the last few bottles from my first home brew. I made a stout that I added orange and chocolate to. For the orange I used zest and for the chocolate I used cacao nibs. It was a bit smokier than intended and the orange wasn't as prominent as I would have like, but considering it was my first brew ever I think it came out really well.
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I got a hold of some non-pastuerized, non chemical added cider (illegal to sell in NY) and added campden pills let it sit over night. Boiled up a pound of Brown sugar and mixed it up, sprinkled some star wine yeast and it's fermenting a day later. 2 weeks later I'll have some cider. First time and I don't know if it will clarify but I'm guessing it will. Talk about easy.
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Love to do a Scotch cask-aged brew similar to Innes&Gunn. Just have to find the cask
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I transferred a Porter to secondary today and added a pint of Makers Mark and 2 ounces of Oak cubes. Hopefully this will be semi-ready for Christmas!
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I transferred a Porter to secondary today and added a pint of Makers Mark and 2 ounces of Oak cubes. Hopefully this will be semi-ready for Christmas!
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Cider is essentially done all fermented. Took a sample or two or three and it basically tastes like white wine to me anyway. Any suggestions on how to sweeten it? or If I should?
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In addition to the Cider I have a Chocolate Porter/Stout brewing. It started as a porter but with an OG of 1.1 apprx and has pounds of Grains, 2 cans LME, 2 LBS of DME and 1 oz of hops. Plus 1/2 Lb of Carapills for mouthfeel. I am thinking it'll be more like a Imperial Stout when done. It's bubbling like a mad man. I imagine it will take a good 4 months before I want to drink it (at least) and will age nicely but I will certainly "sample" some along the way!
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Cider is essentially done all fermented. Took a sample or two or three and it basically tastes like white wine to me anyway. Any suggestions on how to sweeten it? or If I should?
You planning on natural carbonation? If not, kill off the yeast and add some apple juice concentrate to sweeten it slightly.
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It's a toss up between having a sweet cider and having carbonation. I am thinking of splitting it and doing some of both. For the sweet I was going to crash it and simply add some sort of sugar (concentrate is a great idea BTW) and just use priming sugar for the carbonated stuff.
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I started Northern Brewers Fat Tire clone today!
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I also order two kits from morebeer.com. it was the first order and an hour after I paid for it I got an email saying they were out of stock on something I wasn't so sure about them at that point. So I called the next day at 9 but they are cali time so I had to wait until 1200. when I finally got through they had the product back in stock they shipped it later that day. So all's well that ends well. We'll see how the kits are. Free shipping for orders of 60 beans. Which for this order was 20 lbs



Scottish Export 80/- (Extract)
(Makes 5 gallons) This Scottish Export has a rich malty character balanced by a firm Glacier bittering hop. Bready toasted notes will come through as you drink it. Scottish Exports are great session beers and are meant for bulk consumption. The 80/- represents the original tax applied to the beer style in Scotland. The beer style is pronounced eighty schilling. This kit includes our dry yeast Safale US-05.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.045-49
SRM (Color Range: 17
IBU's: 28-37 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4%





Extra Special Bitter- Extract

(Makes 5 gallons) Big, smooth malt flavor and the mellow aroma of Vanguard hops. In the English draft style, with a firm hop bitterness and mellow hop flavor. The extract for this kit is made entirely from Marris Otter Pale Malt, which lends a great flavor to this beer.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.045-49
SRM (Color Range: 11
IBU's: 39-42 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

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