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Old 11-14-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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today I'm going to start my first brew. I have brewers best brewing kit and a 20qt stainless steel pot. I will be using ozarka bottled water and have sanitized everything properly. Is their anything in particular that I should have on hand that I haven't listed?

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
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A homebrew or good craft beer to enjoy while you watch the wort bubble away.

Enjoy!

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:42 PM   #3
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A long,non wooden spoon,some hop sacks,& a fine mesh strainer. A thermometer & hydrometer would help a lot too.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:28 PM   #4
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I assume you also have a fermenter with airlock.

Thermometer is always good, hydrometer is a must as it usually answers the questions a beginner has (is it fermenting, is it done fermenting).

I would suggest a bottling wand, cheap and every brew shop should have one, makes bottling a load easier and reduces the chance of oxidation.

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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Forgot about that one. I got my Fermtech bottling wand with a long 3/8" tube for some $10 at the LHBS.
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Spoon, some kind of sanitizer safe for food, hydrometer, thermometer, a cold beer and probably the most important thing...patience.

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Old 11-14-2011, 05:25 PM   #7
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thanks guys, this place is great!

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A second kit and bucket to get another batch going while you force yourself to wait for the first batch.

A pipeline is good.

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