Single hop series from Geterbrewed

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  1. Aug 18, 2019 #21

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    I'm quite sure we all started somewhere whether it was kits be it liquid,DME or all grain regardless which gives us all an insight different or not as to brewing beer Some have the confidence/experience to move on though others find convenience to stay put.
    You can brew beer with what you have in the kitchen cupboards but once you step up you have to upgrade your equipment,time and knowledge and some do and some don't but again this is down to the individual to decide what they want to do and sometimes it's cheaper to buy a large bag of grain but not convenient.
     
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    Not quite.

    And it's not just the grain kits where you a relying on accurate measurements from the stores. A few of them have recipe creators. If they a**e those up for you, then you will be questioning your own ability/process.

    Even when I am buying say, two 5kg lots off Golden Promise, there has to be trust that that's what I am getting. Mistakes erode that trust.
     
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    You can buy 25kg of pale for £22 just to put the cost into perspective.
     
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    I don't really see how buying a grain kit can produce consistent results for customers: we all have different brewing methods and different mash efficiencies so some people will need more grain than others.

    FWIW, I've used most of the big homebrew suppliers and every one of them has made mistakes with orders - it happens.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2019 #25

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    I agree re: the pre-made recipes. Custom recipe kits are invaluable for those who don't like waste or holding onto large amounts of ingredients. Mistakes do happen with all the suppliers, but we do rely on accuracy, especially when we are creating our own recipes.
     
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    Which is great should you choose to crush your own grain. For those who are reliant on the suppliers to be accurate with ingredients for specific custom recipes, it's really important that mistakes are minimised.
     
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    The first cock up is partly me for choosing a pre-made kit, but the other one is down to geterbrewed, I added the recipe from the home brew beer book into the recipe creator and I expect them to be able to remember the grain from the order, Don't really have space for 25kg sacks, but after this debacle I will be finding space and buying a grain mill! I like the tesco ready meal analogy, but if you bought a tesco chicken tikka and got korma you would be p*ssed, especially if you fancied a tikka massala :laugh8:
     
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    100% this.

    I used to use the custom grain kits before I got my grain mill. My brewdays are dictated by
    1) the levels of my stocks (I’m not a massive drinker - usually just 2-4 drinks on a Friday and Saturday night) meaning there’s no point brewing a super hoppy IPA if I have 100 bottles sitting in the shed
    2) what we have on at a weekend (I have 2 small kids, both my parents and my in-laws live close by and we both also have friends we like to meet with regularly)

    As a result my brew days can all over the place. Sometimes I’ll brew twice in 2 weeks, other times I’ll do nothing for 3-4 months. It’s not good to have open packs of crushed grain sitting around for months in end, so I would order 3 custom kits at a time and they would sit sealed until I needed them.

    Now I have my grain mill I plan 4 or 5 brews in advance, but the ingredients in bulk and they can sit in my air tight drum until I need them.
     
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    Hi, Which grain mill did you buy, currently looking! thanks David
     
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    I got the Bulldog grain mill and can’t fault it. Home-Brew-online were cheapest by about £10 when I bought mine a year ago but that might have changed
     
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    You don't have to buy 25kg at a time, many suppliers sell it in 1, 3, 5 or 10g bags. I usually get a 10kg bag as that'll last me a while.
     
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    Crossmyloof free postage discount hops.
    Bought grain yeast etc for 23 litres of California common came to 17 quid free postage.
    Anyone that can find a cheaper place please post repiy.
     
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    For simpler beers they can be very competitive.
     
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    I just put a recipe into geterbrewed's recipe creator and it came out at £10.50. £5.95 delivery. If you ordered for two batches you'd make significant savings.
     
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    Shows shopping around is the way forward still some bargains to be had
     
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    This. People assume that the custom kits at GEB are super expensive but they aren’t actually that much more than buying everything separate (obviously ignoring the ability to buy 25kg bags etc)
     
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    Totally agree with this also. Armed with the Greg Hughes bible and access to GEB's kit customiser I have a great old time.

    Like others have mentioned, storage space and potential long intervals between brews makes this way much more suitable.

    Also, compared to the pre-built kits it works out a good bit cheaper too. athumb..
     
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