New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Hello men




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2011, 03:14 AM   #1
Nekro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: west covina, CA
Posts: 9
Likes Given: 1

Default Hello men

Well first off, my Name is Paul and I live in West Covina, CA and i love drinking beer. I have always admired people who brew their own beer because to be honest it just tasted better. Also I am currently in the U.S. Army so im sure you can figure out a lot of us military men enjoy our drinking lol. I haven been browsing around the internet at beer making kits for the past 2 months or so. My question is what beer making kit would be the best buy for someone like me. I love the more flavorful beer like Blue Moon and hef beers like that. Just like when i go out to eat and eat Mexican food its no comparison to my moms home cooked Mexican food. I want to make my own beer to put in time and work into it and end with a product that just taste better and has more of a frothy full fell and sense of accomplishment. If you guys can help me make my choice a lot easier of buying a kit that would be greatly appreciated.



__________________

Last edited by Nekro; 02-18-2011 at 04:40 AM.
Nekro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 03:30 AM   #2
TheBrewAbides
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 59
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I bought a kit from midwestsupplies.com. I spent $130 for everything a beginning brewer needs (except a brew pot and recipe ingredients). 2 carboys, plastic fermenter, bottling bucket, capper, spoon, siphon...etc. Thats probably going to be a typical price unless things have changed since then.



__________________
TheBrewAbides is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 03:48 AM   #3
zepolmot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Palo Alto, California
Posts: 198
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Couldn't agree with you more, Nekro. Heres the one I picked up this fall: http://morebeer.com/view_product/15909/102142/Personal_Home_Brewery_%231_-_Standard

its about half the price of the kit from the post above me, but it uses buckets instead of carboys. Depends on what you're looking for. I have no complaints about buckets, except for maybe they aren't much to look at. Watching fermentation can be kinda interesting the first few batches.

__________________
zepolmot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 03:52 AM   #4
DogFace_Brewing
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Huntley, IL
Posts: 234
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I started with the Coopers kit. Free 2 day shipping with Amazon when you sign up for the 30 day trial of Amazon Prime...go for it...just remember to cancel it LOL

http://www.amazon.com/Coopers-Brewery-Micro-Brew-Beer-Kit/dp/B0002F0O7W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1298004575&sr=8-2

VERY easy kit to get started with and the items you get can be used during your whole brewing career.

Order this kit today or tomorrow and you will be brewing by Tuesday!!!

Cheer!!

__________________
DogFace_Brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 04:30 AM   #5
jbrookeiv
Beer Review Dude
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
jbrookeiv's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1,345
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I'd definitely go with one of the other two kits over the Cooper's kit. You're likely to get much better quality ingredients from Midwest or MoreBeer than from a Cooper's can that's been sitting in Amazon's warehouse for God know's how long. Just my 2 cents.

__________________

My Beer Review Blog: Beer Review Dude
My Craft Beer Social Network: Craft Beer Network

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homebrewtastic View Post
I think a more pertinent question is where is AB and Miller Coors getting all of their horse urine?
Primary: Belgian Pale Ale w. Brett | Saison | Mango Pulp Wine | Graff, 10 gal

Bottled / Kegged: Hopped Imperial Wheat | AK47 Pale Mild, BIAB | AHS 20th Anniv. IPA, No Chill | Apfelwein
Leftover IIPA, No Chill | All-Molasses Ale | BIAB Black IPA | BIAB Hoppy Stout | JAOM | RyePA
jbrookeiv is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 04:31 AM   #6
DogFace_Brewing
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Huntley, IL
Posts: 234
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrookeiv View Post
I'd definitely go with one of the other two kits over the Cooper's kit. You're likely to get much better quality ingredients from Midwest or MoreBeer than from a Cooper's can that's been sitting in Amazon's warehouse for God know's how long. Just my 2 cents.
Have you tried the coopers kit? Just curious as where you get your facts about a solid kit for starters.
__________________
DogFace_Brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 04:34 AM   #7
wi_brewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Greenville, WI
Posts: 58
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Nekro - Thank you for your service!

__________________
wi_brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 05:35 AM   #8
Smokeater233
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Posts: 278
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default


When does Yooper jump in about the title of this posting?
__________________
Smokeater233 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 06:12 AM   #9
NorthRiverS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gresham, Oregon
Posts: 550
Liked 14 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Check out this Beginners brew kit. I've had one for over a year and I love never having to siphon.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/HOME_BREWERY_WITHOUT_KIT_P680C73.cfm

NRS

__________________
NorthRiverS is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2011, 06:38 AM   #10
edb23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 467
Liked 15 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

there's a kit on midwestsupplies.com that costs 134 and includes everything you need, all equipment, an easy recipe kit (the irish red recipe kit they sell is really good) a brewpot bottles caps and a capper

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homebrewing-equipment/equipment-kits/compare-all-kits.html?SID=ionndmls6tidk8tficmre9jqhn5et0ps

that would be the best bang for your buck in my opinion,

And also, thanks for your service, I admire all you guys in the service a lot.



__________________

it is the drink of men who think
and feel no fear nor fetter
who do not drink to senseless sink
but drink to think the better

edb23 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes