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Old 01-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #21
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Wow! You are one lucky duck to find a 16 qt stockpot at the thrift store! How much was it anyways? Anyone else know of any websites on where to find cheap or used stockpots of that size?
Austin Homebrew Supply

I found my 16 gallon beer pot there. Thing is huge. Stainless Steel.

I think it ran me just over $100. good thing about AHB is that any orders over $100 have free shipping.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #22
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No more homebrew love around here?

You are missing one of the best parts of life!
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:48 AM   #23
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:30 AM   #24
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Oooh, nice! I have done wine in the past, but mine never looked that good!
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:41 PM   #25
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #26
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #27
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Meaning you make it disappear?
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #28
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Nice barrels Steve.

Those look like a belgian ale would great in them!
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #29
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My husband just kegged his first batch of a heffy wiess. We are doing kegs as he hates the idea of bottling. And by doing this he added about $200 to the start up cost. We just bought two more kits. One is a blonde... and one is a raspberry heffy for myself. I am looking at starting my own mead also. Anyone tried mead making before?
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I no longer actively brew but have made many hundreds of 5 gallon batches. Look for a local brewing club in your area to help you get started. First hand experience can be invaluable to a budding brew master. As you progress you will quickly outgrow "kit" beers and find that you can make a much better product using the partial mash method.

I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing. Charlie has recipes and techniques for mead.

When I have made it in the past I used 15 pounds of honey to make 5 gallons of wort. This will make the wort with a very high specific gravity. Use champagne yeast. After fermentation, plan on bottling in high pressure champagne bottles as this mixture will burst standard beer bottles. I've had batches with 12% alcohol (based on change in specific gravity).

Mead by definition uses only honey, yeast and water.

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