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Old 02-22-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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Hello,

Like many, I got started with a Mr. Beer for Christmas. I thought it might be fun to try my hand at brewing and now it has become an obsession! I upgraded to a 5 Gallon system 3 days ago and I have my first part grain brew fermenting right now, an IPA. I have a few wines in process and I want to try Edwort's Apfelwein next. It looks like my HB store of choice is going to be BevArt in Beverly. Anyway, just a hello to everyone on the forum!

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6 Liters Plum Wine
4 Gallons EdWort's Apfelwein

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2 Liters Aldi Grape Juice Wine
1 Liter mead (test batch)

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Weizenbier w/ malt extract (Mr. Beer)
Cowboy Lager (Mr. Beer)

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Old 02-22-2008, 06:42 PM   #2
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wow, we've had a huge influx of Chicago guys this week - welcome! I'm sure you will be very happy with the new kit! Feel free to ask questions and take a look at howtobrew.com if you haven't yet.

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Old 02-22-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:00 PM   #4
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Where's IL? Is that near Chicago? Isn't Chicago a State?

Greetings...

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Welcome, Glad you took the leap from Mr.Beer Hope you enjoy.

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Where's IL? Is that near Chicago? Isn't Chicago a State?

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Hey now its a little early to be druck ain't it? lol
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:03 PM   #7
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Where's IL? Is that near Chicago? Isn't Chicago a State?

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It should be. The borders are Frankfort on the South, Aurora to the West
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:18 PM   #8
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Welcome, Adam! Hey, another south suburbanite!

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Old 02-22-2008, 08:40 PM   #9
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Welcome Adam,

Good to see so many Chicago area people around. Let me know what you think of the LHBS in Beverly, my folks are out that way and there's not much to speak of out in Joliet.

This site has been a great resource for me, i'm sure you'll find it that way as well.

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Old 02-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #10
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BevArt is the only HBS I've ever been in, but what I can tell you is that the staff is super friendly and helpful. Since there are so many of us in this area, are there any HB clubs that meet around here?

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In Primary:
5 Gallons Ron Paul IPA
6 Liters Plum Wine
4 Gallons EdWort's Apfelwein

In Secondary:
6 Liters Apricot Wine
2 Liters Aldi Grape Juice Wine
1 Liter mead (test batch)

In Bottles:
Weizenbier w/ malt extract (Mr. Beer)
Cowboy Lager (Mr. Beer)

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