Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Lorne41, Mar 23, 2012.
I was figgerin youse were talkin bout George H. W. Bush
Didn't him and Anheuser make it?
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Frosty cans! It don't get much better than that.
Subsailor prolly drooling...
Yes I am!
Cold American lager is great after a day of manual labor.
Too bad Busch is owned by InBev, so it is technically a foreign beer.
Are you implying Eaton has good taste???
Look deeply enough and most of them are foreign beer.
Not the ones in my basement!
But the bottles may have been made in China.
If you want to add to the Man Card add "La fin du Monde" ie. the End of the World as a must beer to try. Triple fermented and 9% alcohol.
I've tried but can't seem to brew over 6%, so I'm working a lot harder to get my drink on.
You also need to change the yeast you use, a lot of yeasts die off as the ethanol content rises.
I wasn't talking about beers you brew from scratch, just the stiff one buys in the store, most of the company ownership is across the ponds these days. But hopefully they use "local" materials.
H E double L , I'll brew some kits that are put together and imported. Still far better than the mass produced stuff, no shorted fermentation times like even some of the craft beers were brewed.
Take your time do it right.
Double up on your ferment ables but still the same overall batch size.
I'm sure just about everthing equipment-wise is from China, save the CO2.
The methane comes later, and is MADE in the USA.
I've been making my own beer for the last fifteen years. Does that make me a yuppie?
Only if you spend extra for "organic" ingredients.
I love Pabst and Schlitz but when i feel rich I drink Duvel. Belgium beer.
Nah, my main reason for home brewing is that I can make beer cheaper than I can buy it!
I take it one step further. Old Milwaukee.
That's a pretty tall order. I figured I would have to drink 700+ beers just to get my money back from the initial investment. Problem is I spend as much money on the toys that go with it as the ingredients.
I picked up most of the equipment for little or no money, from friends who quit brewing and by fabricating things myself. After fifteen years of brewing, the cost of the equipment is down to pennies per batch. It costs me $30 to $40 to make a ten gallon batch of beer.
My problem is I would have a long straw or drink it all before it gets bottled.
It really pays to let it fully ferment but to each his own. Well I've brewed about 458 12 oz bottles of stuff the past 12 months. I got the equipment as a present so I didn't have to buy it. I have spent a couple hundred on materials to brew and some reusable PET bottles. As long as you don't go crazy and buy a ton of equipment you can get started for about $100 including your first batch of ingredients even without going the used equipment route. True it won't be doing the raw material to bottled routine but still a lot better than most of the mass produced stuff.
Things like large pots, wort chillers, grain mills, kegging systems, etc are another ball of yarn.
Thanks, you are contributing more reasons for me to consume more beer
I'm right around $20+ for a 5 gallon batch, but I only end up getting about 4 gallons in the bottles due to higher gravity (I like it on the higher-octane side). I'm still buying doo-dads and gizmos. The digital scale is awesome, and the digital thermometer. Brew-in-a-bag and the like. Could always use another fermenter! Every time I go for a batch I'm dropping $30. Big deal. Cheap enough hobby.
Math wasn't my strong suit but here we go.
Busch or Busch Lite on sale $15.49/30 pack
Buy two 30 packs= 60/12 ounce cans=720 ounces=5.625 gallons
One gallon= approx $5.50 or 5 gallons= approx $27.50
So I head to the grocery store buy two 30 packs, spend $30.98 for 5.625 gals, and no labor involved= priceless.
Thats why we love cheap beer.
Head for the mountains.
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