The new guy

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kraddel
beers 8614 º places 357 º 05:24 Mon 12/16/2013

hey ! some of you might know me allready, from other parts in the forum . But i guess most of you don't .

I'm Dylan, i live in Belgium ( Antwerp ) and a fan of great beer .
Since beer became kindof my life, and i work in a beerbar , many people keep asking me ( daily ) if i ever were to brew beer myself .

Today , i found a long time want ( mikkeller x ) on the site of mikkeller . I was kinda inpulsive, and bought what i think is a homebrew ( yes, i know THAT much about it ! )
http://shop.mikkeller.dk/diverse-13/beer-geek-homebrew-613.html

now, since this is THE forum to ask these kind of stuff, who can help me starting this thing up ? I know shit about brewing myself .

I'd like to make super-thick Imperial stouts, or great aromatic IIPA's . Flemish old brown / old red ales . Expirements .
but i supose thats kinda of a high level to start at .

who can help me gather info on what to make first, and how to make it ? what do i need appart from what i bought ( link ) and where do i buy it ( Beglian members ? )

if there's anyone from around Antwerp ( you never know ) who wanna give me IP lessons, always welcome !

cheers guys !

 
NeoHippie2
beers 1074 º places 51 º 08:57 Mon 12/16/2013

Just take a (short) little roadtrip to the States and come to Kentucky. There's a great store called My Old Kentucky Homebrew that can get you all set up! ...ok that might be a bit further than you want to travel, sorry I can't help you more man!

 
bitbucket
beers 2165 º places 63 º 23:41 Mon 12/16/2013

Let's get past the Danish part. Google Translate says you bought:

1 st. Home Brew Geek! Stout from Mikkellers recipe pack (4 liters)
5-liter fermentation tank in the glass
Thermometer
Siphon
Kapslingsapparat
Capsules
Sanitizer
Silicone Stopper
Airlock

Google doesn't know what a 'Kapslingsapparat' is. Protective case? And then there is the ambiguity about 'Capsules'. What sort of capsules?

Looks like you got a five liter carboy with a stopper and airlock, so you have your fermentation vessel. It's a bit on the small side, but probably well matched to your four liter ingredient pack. I'm assuming that the ingredient pack has malt extract, hops, yeast and probably some malt?

Looks like you'll need a large pot, and five liter size would be handy.

You'll also need need a large, porous bag for the grains (if you get malt in the kit) so you can steep them in hot water in your large pot at 66C for half an hour or so. This is part of the reason you have a thermometer in the kit.

Later, you'll need to add the hops and malt extract to this water and boil for an hour. Then cool everything down to the temperature specified by your kit (thermometer time again). This can usually be done by placing the pot in a bath of cold water in the kitchen sink.

Sanitize the siphon, airlock, carboy and stopper. Use siphon to transfer from the pot to the carboy, add the stopper and airlock. I'm still wondering about those capsules.

 
bitbucket
beers 2165 º places 63 º 23:50 Mon 12/16/2013

Holy crap. Did you just spend 750 Danish Krone for a four liter kit? Damn.
That's almost $140 US dollars for not much more than a gallon of beer.

 
JulienHuxley
beers 5877 º places 412 º 01:20 Tue 12/17/2013

I think kapslingapparat is probably a bottle capper, and capsules are probably just bottle caps.

If that indeed is the price, that's outrageous.

 
kraddel
beers 8614 º places 357 º 01:58 Tue 12/17/2013

yes, so i've heard . seems like this is a just-add-water-thing . i could still cancel it, so i did .

prob gonna buy one from a specialized site, a 'real' one ;)

 
77ships
beers 10455 º places 228 º 03:11 Tue 12/17/2013
 
ContemplateBeer
beers 2089 º places 153 º 04:09 Tue 12/17/2013

My name is not ScottPurchase, but I do approve this post.

 
bitbucket
beers 2165 º places 63 º 05:36 Tue 12/17/2013

Originally posted by JulienHuxley
I think kapslingapparat is probably a bottle capper, and capsules are probably just bottle caps.

OK, that makes more sense.

Originally posted by JulienHuxley
If that indeed is the price, that's outrageous.

Yup

 
kraddel
beers 8614 º places 357 º 05:41 Tue 12/17/2013

Originally posted by 77ships
Shouldn't you be buying this?
http://shop.mikkeller.dk/beer-23/mikkeller-x-stout-2006-2013-628.html


i have . tey were kind enough to switch the homebrew with some more bottles of this . YAY !!!

cheers to mikkeller !

anyway,talking to brewers now ( het nest, for instance, and homebrewers ) to learn what i DO need to buy, what ingredients , and how to make the first beer . thnx for the replies !

 
Theis
beers 15152 º places 115 º 05:43 Tue 12/17/2013

Originally posted by bitbucket
Let's get past the Danish part. Google Translate says you bought:

1 st. Home Brew Geek! Stout from Mikkellers recipe pack (4 liters)
5-liter fermentation tank in the glass
Thermometer
Siphon
Kapslingsapparat
Capsules
Sanitizer
Silicone Stopper
Airlock

Google doesn't know what a 'Kapslingsapparat' is. Protective case? And then there is the ambiguity about 'Capsules'. What sort of capsules?

Looks like you got a five liter carboy with a stopper and airlock, so you have your fermentation vessel. It's a bit on the small side, but probably well matched to your four liter ingredient pack. I'm assuming that the ingredient pack has malt extract, hops, yeast and probably some malt?

Looks like you'll need a large pot, and five liter size would be handy.

You'll also need need a large, porous bag for the grains (if you get malt in the kit) so you can steep them in hot water in your large pot at 66C for half an hour or so. This is part of the reason you have a thermometer in the kit.

Later, you'll need to add the hops and malt extract to this water and boil for an hour. Then cool everything down to the temperature specified by your kit (thermometer time again). This can usually be done by placing the pot in a bath of cold water in the kitchen sink.

Sanitize the siphon, airlock, carboy and stopper. Use siphon to transfer from the pot to the carboy, add the stopper and airlock. I'm still wondering about those capsules.


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