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    Has anyone ever tried this franchise U Brew It, theres one at Kilburn and Para hills West, you actually buy all the stuff, brew it with their help and pick it up a couple of weeks later..

     

    http://www.ubrewit.com.au/

     

    Stevo

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    I've done it a couple of times at Lonsdale. Only way I can describe the beer it is to liken it to a set of bagpipes. Basically someone can play a number of tunes on a set of bagpipes, all different, however there is always the monotonous "drone" in the background that never changes. Same with U-Brew It beer. I've tried both lagers and ales and there is always a strong underlying yeast-type taste. Not unpleasant but it's not really wanted either.

     

    I'd give it one more go if it were a nice dark brew so if anyone is interested in going thirds or quarters on something upwards of 7% give me a PM and we'll work something out. Was thinking of Old Peculier (7.3%) or maybe Olde St Nick (9.9%).

     

    http://www.ubrewit.com.au/super-strength-range

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    My OH has done it twice at the local branch Stevo - first time through a voucher, then second time he had some sort of discount. If you want to try a bottle to see what the result was like, I'll ask him if he's got any left!

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    My OH has done it twice at the local branch Stevo - first time through a voucher, then second time he had some sort of discount. If you want to try a bottle to see what the result was like, I'll ask him if he's got any left!

     

    if you can please., my mate said he had a voucher too, worked out at about 180 bottles for $140 ??

     

    stevo

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    Guest ali
    if you can please., my mate said he had a voucher too, worked out at about 180 bottles for $140 ??

     

    stevo

     

    Thats cheap!!! I heard that for a box of 24 you pay something around 40$? If it tastes good then its worth it! Let me know please :smile:

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    Yeah I've just made a brew of hoegaarden using a groupon voucher - 144 bottles for $129

    Takes around 3 hours to make the stuff and you get free beer during that time!! I did it at the para hills one and the staff there were a great bunch

    It's all good fun and the beer I tasted was really good - old speckled hen and a pale ale

     

    Off to pick my bottles up in a couple of weeks - one thing to note is that it needs to be stored in a fridge straight away as there are no preservatives

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    Guest ali
    Yeah I've just made a brew of hoegaarden using a groupon voucher - 144 bottles for $129

    Takes around 3 hours to make the stuff and you get free beer during that time!! I did it at the para hills one and the staff there were a great bunch

    It's all good fun and the beer I tasted was really good - old speckled hen and a pale ale

     

    Off to pick my bottles up in a couple of weeks - one thing to note is that it needs to be stored in a fridge straight away as there are no preservatives

     

    How are you going to store 144 bottles in a fridge?:swoon:

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    Guest Tina

    my oh did a brew with a group of friends at the lonsdale site, they shared the minimum amount that had to be brewed, and he brought a beer fridge for his quantity. it did have an aquired taste though... but he didnt care and drank it anyway.. i think he is thinking of doing another...

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    Richie has used the one at Lonsdale loads of times (drink problem? What drink problem???) We find it's a case of trial and error tbh. Some of the lagers are pants but the darker ales are delicious, not to mention potent! We also have a beer fridge in the garage which is just as well when he comes home with 140 bottles of the stuff!

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    Guest ali
    this is how you fit them in your fridge! OH thinks food is overrated!

     

    I'm a foodie:wink: Looks like I need a couple of friends to share brewing with. But wow I still can't believe how cheap it is to brew your own beer.

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    One tip for anyone - U-brew it have bottles you can buy however that are small - 330ml or thereabouts and when filling them they tend to froth up a bit. You're better off going to your local bottle recycler and getting some longnecks as they fill better. Wash them thoroughly and you can sterilise them at U-brew it.

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    One tip for anyone - U-brew it have bottles you can buy however that are small - 330ml or thereabouts and when filling them they tend to froth up a bit. You're better off going to your local bottle recycler and getting some longnecks as they fill better. Wash them thoroughly and you can sterilise them at U-brew it.

     

    Gosh, I don't think my OH has ever needed to actually buy bottles - he just never throws one away!!! Some of them must be on their sixth or seventh use now (and I'm fed up with them draining on my darining board!)

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    Guest Helchops

    I thought this was a thread on coffee. I was excited until I saw beer!!

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    Guest Guest5035
    I thought this was a thread on coffee. I was excited until I saw beer!!

     

    coffee is for the ladies..

     

    stevo

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    Guest Guest5035

    just had this email re the cost of the beers if its any help

     

     

    Hi Steve

    Our prices range from $140.00 for the light range,$155.00 for the Popular range, $170.00 for the

    Boutique, $175.00 for the Gourmet, $180.00 for the Specialty and $185.00 for the Super Strong

    Range.

    Apple Cider is priced at $200.00.

    Please don't hesitate if you have any questions to give us a ring on 0412 785 077 or to book an

    appointment to do your Brew.

    Look forward to hearing from you soon

     

    Cheers

    Michael (Mick) House

    U Brewit

    25 Beafield RD

    Para Hills West

     

     

     

    stevo

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    Guest smit
    One tip for anyone - U-brew it have bottles you can buy however that are small - 330ml or thereabouts and when filling them they tend to froth up a bit. .
    Its all in the technique to get a smooth flow........all about the angle of the dangle , you need a clear head when bottling up .lol!!!

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    Guest Helchops
    coffee is for the ladies..

     

    stevo

     

    I'm no lady, but I am female (some of the time unless my OH is posting...) does that count?

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    Guest ali
    this is how....

     

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    152 bottles in total and tastes gorgeous :-)

     

    I'm sure that it tastes great. :smile: So you have to have another fridge in the garage and how much does that add to the electricity bill?

     

    By the way is that a robot beside the fridge??

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    Guest Mrs Bon Jovi
    I'm sure that it tastes great. :smile: So you have to have another fridge in the garage and how much does that add to the electricity bill?

     

    By the way is that a robot beside the fridge??

     

    R2-D2 :tongue:

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