HomeBrewGearCanada extract kits?

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HomeBrewGearCanada extract kits?

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I was looking at the online homebrew supply forum and found HomeBrewGearCanada. They seem to have a lot of good stuff. One thig that I found interesting was that they seem to have their own lines of AG and Extract kits complete with everything but yeast. Has anybody used any of them and how good are they? Do you really just need the yeast, or do you need to buy extra DME or sugar to add?
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Has anybody tried them?
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No, sorry... maybe you can try them and let us know? :)
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haha, shux I think I will have to...I will post results :)
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SO I ordered the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone kit and will be using US-05 yeast, I will likely be starting it in a couple weeks, I will let you know how things go and perhaps post a couple pics of the product.
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How did this kit work out? I really liked the US-05 when I used it; you?
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well, due to postal strike they wanted an address a courier could sent the package to (I have only a P.O. box) but it hasn't arrived...so no results yet. I am just deciding if I want to do this pale ale next, or a dark ale I have been figuring out in another thread...
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Okie Dokie, so I got the kit in the mail a while ago, everything was nicely packed in a cardboard box with pretty good instructions. Here is what I got, plus a page and a half of instructions which I didn't take pics of.
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That second bag of LME was for something else, this kit included 6 pounds of pale LME, grains, muslin bag, and 1 oz of perle for 45 min, and 1 oz of cascade for flame out. Here is me steeping :D
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Everything seemed to be good, until I took an OG reading...it was supposed to be 1055-1057...Iam not sure if this is because I couldn't get ALL of the extract from the bag, even though I did rinse it, or because I topped the wort up to 20 litres instead of 5 gallons, but my OG was 1040...I just kept it there though, didn't want to add anything to raise it. I pitched some US-05, and I will post results as soon as I have some.

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Possibly your grain bag was too tight?

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birvine wrote:Possibly your grain bag was too tight?

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I swooshed it around for most of the 20 minutes, I tried to get the water flowing nicely through the grains, but this was my first time steeping anything other than tea, so you might be right. Do you usually stretch the bag before adding your grains to it?
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