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Old 09-10-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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I'm trying to get started on a college budget, since this is my first go at things i was wondering if anyone knows of a good site, store or anything that might be useful?

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Old 09-11-2009, 02:42 AM   #2
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there's a few to get you started. Seems to me each one has something the other doesn't or is cheaper at a few things. So it all depends on what you are looking for.

Northern Brewer Home Brewing and Winemaking

William's Brewing, Home Brewing Supplies, Winemaking Supplies, and Home Coffee Roasting. @ Williams Brewing

Rebel Brewer Homebrew Supply

Austin Homebrew Supply

Home wine making supply and home brew supply available on-line at Midwest Homebrewing Supplies. Search for wine recipes and beer recipes

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Old 09-11-2009, 02:42 AM   #3
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First off welcome to HBT. A little more info would be good. If you're looking for low budget kits I would suggest austin home brew or midwest. If You have a lhbs near you check that out. Bottles are cheap to find, check your local bars, or ask friends and family to save their bottles. I started off with a bottling bucket, ale pail, plastic spoon, bottling wand, thermometor and a syphon. Good luck!

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Old 09-11-2009, 02:45 AM   #4
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Also being in collage you should have no problems collecting empty beer bottles and shouldn't ever really need to buy bottles. Just make sure they are the Pry off and not the twist off.

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Old 09-11-2009, 02:52 AM   #5
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Craigslist is your friend!

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:56 AM   #6
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here's another one i thought of.

http://www.breworganic.com/index.htm

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+1 for craigslist. Also, I'd recommend asking some of your family... I know a whole bunch of relatives who had fermentation odds and ends when I got started with mead. Thankfully, the basics -- what you absolutely need -- are ingredients, 1 pot, 1 fermentation chamber, bottles (see above), 1 way of getting the wort/beer from pot to fermentation chamber to bottle. Everything else is added value, but not absolutely necessary. I do recommend a hydrometer, bleach, Star-San, and a half-decent kitchen scale, but those can be gotten on the fly, as you get more funds.

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Old 09-13-2009, 09:28 PM   #8
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Awesome thank you all so much!

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If you are around Atlanta Georgia there is a brewing kit on Craigslist. Found this one

Deluxe Beer Brewing Kit (Homebrewing Kit) with Ingredients
sale-ysq4z-1348206350@craigslist.org $150

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