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post #1 of 15 Old 11-27-2014, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone out there brew or distill their own beer or booze? I have a brother who is a damn good brewer and love brew day with him, but I would like to look into making my own liquor...you know how siblings have to have their own "things" right?

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-28-2014, 11:07 AM
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I've been homebrewing off and on for the past 10 years or so. I can help with any brewing questions yoU may have but I've never distilled any liquor.
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Home Distiller is to distilling, as Puff is to tobacco.
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Yepper, lots of good info on that site
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I'm president of my local home brew club and an assistant brewer at a local brewery as well as a BJCP judge. Distilling I don't know a whole lot about though. If you have any questions about mashing or things on that side of the process feel free to ask.

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Been brewing for 15 years myself. I own the homebrew store in Redding CA. NorCal Brewing Solutions Beer Wine Homebrew Store Redding, California, 96002 USA We deal with a LOT of distillers.
I'm gonna give you the first rule in Distilling as you may not know it is absolutely illegal. Rule #1 Don't tell and Don't sell!

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post #7 of 15 Old 12-28-2014, 09:09 PM
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I always wanted to try home brewing, started to get into craft beers. My favorite so far is a stout. I would imagine that's not easy to make for a beginner?
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Been homebrewing the past 20 years.
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I always wanted to try home brewing, started to get into craft beers. My favorite so far is a stout. I would imagine that's not easy to make for a beginner?
Brewing can actually be very simple, a lot like baking in a way. Its all about times, temperatures, and following directions. Creating your own great recipes is the harder part to learn. If your serious about getting started I suggest spending a month or so over at homebrewtalk.com doing a little homework. Read up on the basics of the process and what to expect. Decide if you want to start out brewing extract, all grain, or brew in a bag, then figure out the equipment you'll need for that type of brewing. It sounds daunting but I promise all the info you need is at your fingertips and HBT has tons of people that are happy to help you get started on the right path.

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Stouts can be one of the easier styles to brew. They are ales, so they ferment at warmer temps, and the stronger flavors tend to be more forgiving than a lighter style.

You can read the first edition of John Palmers How To Brew at How to Brew - By John Palmer Later editions have been updated with new info, but for the basic info it's a good resource to get started.

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