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I'm in the UK and want to start making some home brew lager.

Can anyone recommend a good website and products to get me started ? I'm
just looking for a beginner's kit at the moment - preferably for a nice
Pilsner.

Any help greatly appreciated.



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schmerry wrote:
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I always buy from this chap here:

http://www.hopshopuk.com/index.php


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Sam Wigand

"Quaggy River Brewery"

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You've never brewed before and you want to start with a lager?  I'd
start with an ale - a lager is much more complicated.

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I agree, The Hop Shop is a good supplier, I've had the pleasure of going
there in person and online and they are very helpful and friendly.
I got good results from the Coopers Larger Kit a number of years ago:
http://www.hopshopuk.com/cgi-bin/browse-no-frames.cgi?view=group&group=coopers&showfrom=4&session=44238772
Good luck

rob



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Start here.
http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html Good luck and enjoy
chris

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Just like to add how friendly and informative the folks are in the Hop shop,
great online service but the shop is definitely worth a visit.

Greg

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Thanks to all for the advice - exactly the kind of info I was looking for.

I think I'll order a couple of kits - one ale for my first attempt and one
lager to give it a try.

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Hi

All the books say the same thing - For a far superior result, throw
away the yeast that comes with the kit and replace it with decent
yeast.  

A reasonable cheap(ish) yeast you could use for beer is Safale 04
which is used by several prizewinning commercial microbreweries.

Regards.

KGB


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Good luck with the lager! You had better read up on what you're doing first
and have pretty precise temp control. You won't have trouble with the ale -
just follow the instructions that come with the kit. As for KGB, some kits
come with very good yeast - Coopers for one who don't pack the same type of
yeast with every kit but select the best out of the dried yeasts available
for the style.
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Steve W.
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