I have been "lurking" for a few weeks, and just recently brewed up 2 gallons of Ed's Apfelwein and mead.
I am brewing out of the Boston area, and glad to have found this forum, as there is so much helpful information.
Welcome to HBT, and most importantly, the greatest hobby in the world! If you enjoyed making that Apfelwein, wait until you make the real stuff.
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Great so see you brewing...let us know how it comes out!