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    Quote Originally Posted by drew View Post
    I may start Macguvering shit.
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    Finally brewed my first batch of Caribou Slobber Brown last night. I'm sure I screwed some things up, and I'm worried that my yeast is not yeasty enough - today at lunch it didn't look like it was doing too much, fermentation-wise. I also was so excited to pitch the yeast that I didn't mix/aerate the wort mix before the yeast went in. So we'll see...I'm just going to be excited if it's drinkable.

    That being said, are stouts any more difficult to brew than other beer types? I want to brew stout!
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    Ditto! I've been looking at Guinness Clones, but I think it's beyond my (non-existent) skills, at this point....

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    The main thing about Guinness, IMO, is the creamy texture you get from those nitrogen bubbles, and as far as I know they're impossible to do for simple home brewers.

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    it's not but you need a kegging set up

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    Yep, I guess that's what I meant by "simple".

    Another thing; it's good to see so many brewers here!

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    FWIW, the stouts that I've done have not been irish stouts and don't really need the same creamy head thing. I didn't think they were too horribly complicated, the biggest thing was temperature management. But for the most part it was "put grains into bag and steep until water reaches 170", take grains out, add a bunch of malt extract, get to a boil, add hops, let boil for a long time, lower temperature really quickly, add to fermenter with water, shake around a bit, add yeast, and close the fermenter up. That said, I still haven't drank any, and our coffee stout tasted oddly of peanut butter, which is unfortunate since I don't like peanut butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    Yep, I guess that's what I meant by "simple".

    Another thing; it's good to see so many brewers here!
    simple keg system is like 120-200 dollars.

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    Last night when I got home from work, I had definite fermentation going on

    Would love to be one of those guys who has a kegerator setup, but my first task is going to be to procure some kind of wort chiller, because by the time I brew the next batch, it's not going to be 16F outside...
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