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I make my own from the original grains and hops.
I do love a good pint in a pub as well.


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I have made a lot of 2 can kits. I think my fave was an American beers IPA kit that was a dead ringer for goose island IPA or punk IPA, both very hoppy, quite strong but very drinkable. as a few staggery mornings proved.
 
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I have made a lot of 2 can kits. I think my fave was an American beers IPA kit that was a dead ringer for goose island IPA or punk IPA, both very hoppy, quite strong but very drinkable. as a few staggery mornings proved.
That’s how I started out, with the tins of malt. I did a bit of man maths, and spent £1200 on equipment to brew a little cheaper from the grains instead.



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That’s how I started out, with the tins of malt. I did a bit of man maths, and spent £1200 on equipment to brew a little cheaper from the grains instead.



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I had looked into that, but do you not have to simmer the grains for a few hours at a set temperature. then cool quickly. I like the cans for the ease and speed
 
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I had looked into that, but do you not have to simmer the grains for a few hours at a set temperature. then cool quickly. I like the cans for the ease and speed
Pretty much, yeah.
It’s about 6 hours from start to finish in getting the beer in to the fermenter.
After the coopers kits, I started with a £120 40l tea urn, and got good results, but I could make the beer 4 times in a row, and it always tasted slightly different. These days, I’m all computer controlled, so I can reproduce the result perfectly.

https://www.speidels-braumeister.de/en/braumeister/id-10-20-50-litre-braumeister.html




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Pretty much, yeah.
It’s about 6 hours from start to finish in getting the beer in to the fermenter.
After the coopers kits, I started with a £120 40l tea urn, and got good results, but I could make the beer 4 times in a row, and it always tasted slightly different. These days, I’m all computer controlled, so I can reproduce the result perfectly.

https://www.speidels-braumeister.de/en/braumeister/id-10-20-50-litre-braumeister.html




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That is some machine. No i don't need one......... Or do i ,MMMMM
 
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Tempting. but 6 or 7 hundred pounds will get me a pile of kits. and i can make a brew in less than an hour. although i will keep them in mind
 
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Tempting. but 6 or 7 hundred pounds will get me a pile of kits. and i can make a brew in less than an hour. although i will keep them in mind
The beer you can make is a different league. But I do agree, 700 or in my case 1200 is a hell of a lot of kits, never mind craft beer in pubs and from shops.


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Another home brewer and lover of craft beer here, @jimmyc if you wanted to get into whole grain brewing at a fraction of the cost of one of those all in one systems then look into brew in a bag (BIAB) it's what i do, my set up cost me about £250 but you could do it for even less, Get er brewed do some good starter kits. Jims beer kit forum is an excellent source of information as well.
 
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