Hello friends, I just wanted to say hi. I just joined up, and I am excited to learn more about brewing and to try it myself. I hope that eventually I will learn enough to contribute.
Why wait? There's already a bazillion guys and gals contributing without knowing what the H3LL they're talking about... , just kidding!
Believe it or not, even when you ask a question you are contributing. Chances are there's another new guy/gal reading your thread question who doesn't know the answer.
Welcome, friend! Are you thinking of brewing cider first? I am just about to try my first cider, too. It seems harder than ale--which is pretty simple--but the results could be great! Good luck.