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Old 11-09-2011, 05:30 AM   #1
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So I am looking to get started homebrewing. Im not sure where to start but I have around $300 and want a good homebrewing kit. Any ideas?

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:33 AM   #2
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I started with the deluxe kit from homebrew heaven and its worked out fine. Basically youll need a pot. Maybe 2 six gallon fermenters. some tubing Bottles. caps. and SANITIZER

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:37 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I drink bud light, any ideas on ingredient kits that are similar?

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:45 AM   #4
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oh Dont tell a ton of people that on here they might make fun.(they think they have better taste buds). But anyways here is basically a budlight kit.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=299

however youll need a fridge to ferment in which it doesnt sound like your ready to do.

For a close ale, which you could ferment at room temperature thisll be what you are looking for

http://store.homebrewheaven.com/west...ale-p1478.aspx

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:30 AM   #5
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Take $200 of that and buy yourself a damn nice kettle. The other $100 will get you a fermenting bucket, some caps, emily capper, autosyphon, hydrometer, Starsan, e etc. The kettle IS the brew setup

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #6
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Do yourself a favor and try some commercial imports...so that way when you go to your local brew supply store, to buy an ingredient kit, you will have an idea of the different beer styles and flavor, color, aroma descriptions... And it will give you a chance to ..." not drink" Bud Light"...it really is a crappy rice beer...sorry to be so blunt

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:11 PM   #7
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Default Don't let these guys beat you up about Bud Light

It is swill, but if you enjoy drinking it, don't let anyone tell you not to!

I co-own a home brew shop in Indianapolis, Tuxedo Park Brewers Supply. We sell equipment kits too, although to be honest, every retailer seems to have something that would work. It all depends on how much you want to spend vs. what kind of brewing and quality you want. I would recommend making sure you can do all grain batches, which you can do most cheap with a kettle and the "brew in the bag" type of batch.

As for beer *like* Bud Light, try a Kolsch or Blonde. Koslch has a specific yeast variety that ferments clean, crisp and lager like in the low 60's. It produces a distinctly lager like beer in ale time and conditions. With a Blonde you'll likely have a fruitier finish and a maltier backbone, someone not at all like Bud Light (thought the color will be right on). Check out our Kolsch kit, and be sure to upgrade to kolsch yeast to nail the flavor. BTW, we are not "out of stock" as the page might suggest.

I'd be happy to help more if you want, just drop a line.

Good luck!

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:39 PM   #8
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I'd start cheap and spend most of the money on ingredients or kits. After you have a dozen brews behind you knowing what you really need will become evident.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:55 PM   #9
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Buy $300 worth of Bud Light.

Why go through all the trouble of trying to brew Bud Light when you can just purchase it off the shelves with no effort and a fraction of the cost?

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Old 11-09-2011, 08:28 PM   #10
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I somehow missed the bud light comment...
I'm not sure if you'll be satisfied with homebrew if you are accustomed to and enjoy the taste of BL. You can try to brew a light american lager, but it is actually an extremely challenging style with water chemistry, yeast health and precise fermentation control being imparative. You will probably fail many times before you brew something close. This beer really lends itself to industrial technique. Or you could just start off brewing a cream ale, and realize that BL is piss.

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