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Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by SoCal Tom, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Jul 17, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    SoCal Tom

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    I've been thinking about brewing my own beer for a while and my buddy recently moved out of state and left me his brewing equipment.

    I have a couple of questions:

    1. What kind of beer should I try to brew first?
    2. How difficult is it going to be?

    Any help would be great!
     
  2. Jul 17, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    ahah you should ask unholycumulus he made beer.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    Yep, try a search. Seems like several people talk about home brew. Good luck. :drunk:
     
  4. Jul 31, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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    That's awesome! The equipment is the biggest investment, ingredients are relatively cheap. I would suggest picking up a book with the basics of homebrewing. Brewing is not very complicated, but there are some very important basics that you need to understand (sanitation, styles, terminology, etc.) Then go to your local homebrew store and pick out out a recipe of whatever type of beer you like to drink. They should have plenty of clone recipes to choose from. Stick with ales, because they ferment at room temp where lagers need cooler temps. I would suggest a pale ale, blonde or amber for a start. Also, start with malt extracts or mini-mash batches before attempting all grain batches which require more time and more equipment. Its a very rewarding hobby. Enjoy!
     
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    What type of equipment.
    Then I have a better idea of the advice I can give.

    John Palmer has a website. How to brew, it's his first edition. His book can be bought from Amazon. It's a good starting point.


    Edit; sorry. I did not know bottom of this page is over 3 years old. My bad.
     
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    He gave up after the bottom of the pot rusted out.
     
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