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Old 04-19-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to everybody.

I have never brewed beer before, and it will be some time before I start (hopefully this winter). I figure this is a good place to start learning the information, so when I start brewing, I can do a good job.

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Old 04-19-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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Well I am honored to be the first to welcome you!

Soak up as much as you can, but for me, you can only read so much before you just have to get your hands dirty, make some mistakes and try to never make them again.

Welcome, Travis

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Old 04-19-2008, 05:32 PM   #3
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Welcome! Learn and Live

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Old 04-19-2008, 05:46 PM   #4
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Welcome to HBT!

This is definitely the BEST interactive source of information. For the other kind be sure to read www.howtobrew.com 'cover to cover' at least a couple times (or better yet, buy the actual book).

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Old 04-19-2008, 06:33 PM   #5
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Your local public library can be a good source for brew books. That's how I started.

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Old 04-19-2008, 08:16 PM   #6
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Welcome to the club, man!

Where're you from?

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Old 04-19-2008, 08:30 PM   #7
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There is LOTS of great information on this site, as well as links to great references. Learn as much as you can first, that will make sure that your first beers turn out awesome!

Here are some links to get you started

www.howtobrew.com
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=7909
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=54362
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=43688
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=5349

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Old 04-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #8
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Oh, forgot one

A lot of the links I posted above are linked in this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=43689

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Old 04-19-2008, 11:06 PM   #9
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

I will check out those links/threads (thanks, deathweed). There is so much information and science to brewing beer, it is a bit overwhelming. Ironically, I already had the link "How to Brew Beer". Good to know I am studying the right information.

AnotherFinch: I am from Minnesota. When I was in college, I hated beer. It wasn't until about 18 months ago, that I started to develop a taste for beer. I am very picky about my beer, so brewing my own seems like a logical step.

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Old 12-27-2008, 03:39 PM   #10
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Well, I am back. Nothing like a 8 month hiatus. I have brewed 3 batches already. I believe the style is called extract brewing. I have barley and hops to steep and malt extract to add to the wort. Eventually, I would like to get into all grain brewing and kegging, but that is in the future.

I am using recipe kits from Midwest Supplies. Eventually, I want to design my own recipes, but these kits are a great start.

I have made:
1. Nut Brown Ale
2. ESB
3. Cream Stout (currently drinking that batch).

I am set up with a primary bucket fermentor, glass carboy as a secondary fermentor, and 16oz Flip-Top glass bottles (no capping required). It works very well.

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