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From: Michael L. Farkas <Farkas@GODZILLA.SCH.Symbolics.COM>
Subject: kegs, canisters, and first time brewing
Date: 1989-02-13 18:49:00 GMT

Well guys, I've finally decided to take the plunge.
I'm getting ready to make my first batch of beer.
I'm going for a lager (seems like the easiest for a
first time brewer). But it seems like such a pain
putting the stuff in bottles, so I want to go with a
tapping system. Now for the questions...

1) I only have the resources to make it in five
gallon batches. am I better off doing it in
one of those five gallon soda syrup cannisters,
or is it okay to brew only five gallons in
a 1/4 or 1/2 keg?

2) If i do it in a five gallon soda cannister,
am I brain damaged thinking that I can
easily adapt the setup so I can use either
the five gallon cannister or a keg, so I can
buy commercial stuff when I don't have the
time to make my own?

3) If I am brain damaged, is it going to cost me
a fortune to buy a setup with two taps so
I can keep both on tap?

4) Where in the Los Angeles area can I buy
the tapping/cooling setup that won't cost
me my life savings?

5) Is there anything I should know about Los Angeles
water, as far as conditioning it so my beer tastes
GREAT?

(I hope I'm not boring you)

See ya around...
Mike Farkas

"This is a stick up...Your life, or your beer"

"Can I have a few minutes to think about it?"

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