Brewer's Best Kits

Brewer's Best Kits

Post by Moln » Thu, 24 Sep 1998 04:00:00



just wondering if they're any good. i'm mostly a mead maker and was comparing
prices for extract, grains, etc for an amber recipe and a Brewer's Best kit.
the kit seems a lot cheaper, but i was wondering if it's a waste of money or
not.
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Brewer's Best Kits

Post by Mike Uchim » Thu, 24 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> just wondering if they're any good. i'm mostly a mead maker and was comparing
> prices for extract, grains, etc for an amber recipe and a Brewer's Best kit.
> the kit seems a lot cheaper, but i was wondering if it's a waste of money or
> not.

Brewer's Best are generally fairly good, as kits go.  All-malt, and
(depending on style) they may include crushed specialty grains and/or
finishing hops (pellets).  

Building your own with extract, specialty grains, and hops will probably
come out better though, since the specialty grains will be freshly
crushed, and the hops will have been refrigerated.

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Brewer's Best Kits

Post by Mike Uchim » Thu, 24 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> <<Brewer's Best are generally fairly good, as kits go.  All-malt, and
> (depending on style) they may include crushed specialty grains and/or
> finishing hops (pellets).  >>

> i figured that. it's just that the kits are a little cheaper than the seperate
> ingredients (the kits are about $15.00 around here, depending on recipe) and a
> single can of malt is about $9.00. most recipies that i have seen call for two
> cans of malt, then the grain, then the hops. i suppose i'll try one of the kits
> this week and see how it goes.  :)

At $15, I'd wonder if the store is perhaps trying to get rid of some old
kits.  Just to be on the safe side, spend the extra buck for some new
yeast.  The yeast which comes with Brewer's Best kits is Muntons, which
is a reasonably good dry yeast; but if the kit has been sitting around,
you'd be better off getting a new packet unless the store will let you
open the kit to check the date code on the yeast before you buy.

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Brewer's Best Kits

Post by Moln » Fri, 25 Sep 1998 04:00:00


<<Brewer's Best are generally fairly good, as kits go.  All-malt, and
(depending on style) they may include crushed specialty grains and/or
finishing hops (pellets).  >>

i figured that. it's just that the kits are a little cheaper than the seperate
ingredients (the kits are about $15.00 around here, depending on recipe) and a
single can of malt is about $9.00. most recipies that i have seen call for two
cans of malt, then the grain, then the hops. i suppose i'll try one of the kits
this week and see how it goes.  :)


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