Aldi - Home Brew Kit

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  1. Jul 9, 2019 #21

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    Saw those in Lidl’s a few weeks back
     
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  2. Jul 10, 2019 #22

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    I will put 10 oz of pale DME, 12 gm citra hops, 2 gm safale 04 yeast, 0.25 gm vitamin c and 0.1 gm yeast nutrient into a 2 litre PET bottle, fill with bottled water to 2 inches from top, screw top on tight, shake up, and monitor pressure by hand feeling the bottle night and morning.

    Oh for the little safety valves on the Rotokeg fizzy drink maker bottle.

    Watch out for my result report.
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2019 #23

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    Yep, someone "gifted" one of these to me a couple of years ago as they knew I "made beer". Truly, truly undrinkable. I spent 6 years in the middle east in the '80's drinking what was basically prison juice, I have brewed bad batches which I have mixed with good beer (anything to save it) this is the only beer I have chucked immediately upon drinking - vile undrinkable stuff. This really is obviously and quite cynically marketed to the "I have to buy him - always a him - a present - ooo he brews beer, here's a good one" crowd, no repeat business. I really think I'd stop drinking if this was it, in a post apocalyptic world.
     
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  4. Jul 11, 2019 #24

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    Was it the Muntons kit as this guy says its brand new (October 2018) and his view on it is its much better than he expected -


     
  5. Jul 11, 2019 #25

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    I don't know, I don't think so, I was really reacting (viscerally) to the whole marketing concept behind these types of beer and the fact that the one I brewed - of this type - was remarkably, memorably vile. But maybe Muntons have cracked it. But if they have, I don't think it was something worth cracking. Maybe, like splitting the atom, something best left unexplored.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2019 #26

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    I get where you are coming from but if someone gets one of these as a present and makes drinkable beer (as the guy says better than cheap supermarket beers) and the bag brewer then looks more into home brewing surely its got to be a good thing.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2019 #27

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    Yes I guess so. I suppose the reason I took it so personally is that I was owed a "good" present, got a bag of turds instead, and had to smile and like it.

    So if it gets newbies into brewing that is a good thing. Assuming they've just beamed down from a non-beer planet.

    If it is bought as a present, by someone (always female) who knows nothing about brewing, for a (male) relative who has ever drunk a decent pint of beer, not so good.

    You have to brew it and then lie (you will be asked).
     
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    You've got to let the other person know it's crap, no matter how much aggro it's going to cause unless you can take it back without them knowing. I won't fake present-gasm to the point where I say get me nothing if there's even an iota of doubt. You shouldn't have to suffer for someone else's bad judgement. It's yet another thing I've got a thing about. I've got a good collection going.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2019 #29

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    I see your point. I've often wished I'd been honest about this sort of thing - for the very simple reason that if you say its great, you are taken at your word (which is fair enough really) and put on repeat, as a present. This applies to all areas of life (I currently have a low-level passive-aggressive dispute with a neighbor because I assured him some years ago that behavior i actually found objectionable was OK - and its been steadily ramped up since, quite innocently on his part - because I said it was OK).

    But I have to admit, I can be very forthright in my opinions online and a total wuss face to face. If I get another bag of this stuff I'll lap it up face to face (and then complain online; I'm starting to depress myself)
     
  10. Jul 11, 2019 #30

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    It's like the buttys your wife puts in your lunchbox, never just tell her they were rally good and super tasty, say yeah I enjoyed those but I don't want them every day lol
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    I've found the original tube this thing came in (this will totally undermine everything I've written so far I'm sure, but truth will out, so here goes). It came in a cardboard tube that I kept to put glass bottles of potentially volatile beer in; the tube says - semi colons my addition, if i could snap and upload it I would) "Moonshine drinks; cheese makers golden ale; brewing bag; simply add water to brew 25 pints of REAL ALE"; there's a website on the other side of the tube moonshinedrinks.com (a tube, so no "back"). get your orders in early.
     
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    Will find out in 28 days if it's drinkable lol
     
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    I'm sure it will be excellent. i think I blundered into a thread and then went all stream-of-consciousness about a memorably bad pint I had some years ago. But it was memorably bad.
     
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    Bad beer can have that effect. Bought it as a fun purchase as it was reduced to 15 quid.
     
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    my last brew fermented out in just 2 days, I will try it at 7 days....
     
  18. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:47 AM #38

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    Hmmm! Maybe his "Better than expected." comment was after spending a month in the desert drinking his own urine!

    I may be a cynic, but I well remember the kits that they sold back in the 1960's!
     
  19. Jul 12, 2019 at 1:30 AM #39

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    Hi Dutto that's why hav'nt brewed for 30 years, they were shite clapa
     
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  20. Jul 13, 2019 at 9:03 AM #40

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    I've started a Muntons Brew in Bag kit and everything seems to have gone according to plan. Apart from since moving it to a cooler spot in the garage it continues to ferment.

    My question is do I need to occasionally release the build up of CO2 in the bag or is it strong enough to withstand the pressure. My worry is the bag will eventually split and I'll lose my beer or alternatively I'll end up with a flat, undrinkable brew.

    Advice please.

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