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Old 01-27-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
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Just wanted to say hi to everyone here.....I just started home brewing. I got a kit from a guy from work and will be tasting my first batch of beer this weekend and I started the second one yesterday.

Im using a 6.5 gal fermenter bucket and another one for bottling. Hopefully i can learn some good tips from you guys.

BTW, im from Kalamazoo, MI and im 21.

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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Just wanted to say hi to everyone here.....I just started home brewing. I got a kit from a guy from work and will be tasting my first batch of beer this weekend and I started the second one yesterday.

Im using a 6.5 gal fermenter bucket and another one for bottling. Hopefully i can learn some good tips from you guys.

BTW, im from Kalamazoo, MI and im 21.
Welcome aboard! Sounds like the kit I started with. By the time I made my 3rd batch, I had bought a 5-gal carboy as a secondary fermenter....much better for the overall clarity of the beer....good luck!
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Yeah im still learing alot about it all.....how exactly does the secondary fermenter help the clarity? .... I do have the joy of home brewing book, but havent read it all yet.

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Yeah im still learing alot about it all.....how exactly does the secondary fermenter help the clarity? .... I do have the joy of home brewing book, but havent read it all yet.
This article totally hits the nail on the head...very straightforward...

http://www.allaboutbeer.com/homebrew/secondar.html
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thanks! I also just read about it in the techniques forum....

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