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Old 10-03-2010, 02:53 AM   #1
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Hello people! I just started home brewing 2 weeks ago, and I freakin LOVE it. I have a small apartment, so my first batch was a 1 gallon batch. I had so much fun with my first brew (red ale) that the next day I looked up a recipe for a brown ale and went ahead and made that too. The day after that I wanted to make cider... couldn't decide between champagne and ale yeast so I went ahead and made both! Then just two days later, I added a hefeweizen to my collection. Had to move a bunch of my wife's shoes out of the closet to fit all 6 gallons of brew in my apartment haha. Good thing she likes beer too I suppose

On a side note, I never knew that you were supposed to start brewing with extract recipes. Ive never done so, and now that I am getting the hang of all grain, I don't think I will try it... I rather enjoy the science and how involved all grain recipes are.

I'm really just making this post to say YO and say that I'm so glad I found home brewing and hombrewtalk.com! Anyways I'm sure Ill be hanging around asking questions and such. Looking forward learning a lot from this site!

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Old 10-03-2010, 02:59 AM   #2
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welcome to the greatest hobby on earth!!

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Thanks! It really is!

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On a side note, I never knew that you were supposed to start brewing with extract recipes.
there's no pre-determined way of getting into home brewing. all grain or extract, jump in whatever way wets your whistle
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Sweet, good to hear
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Welcome aboard! This is an immensely enjoyable and wonderfully rewarding hobby. There are lots of wise and experienced homebrewers on this site, so you can't help but learn something pretty much every day. Trust me, I'm still learning from them!

As an aside...if your wife lets you move her shoes out of the closet to make room for your beer, you've struck gold my friend! Make sure you keep that one happy

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Welcome! I'm so glad to hear that your enjoying yourself! Let us know how everything turns out! Wait till you move into the 5 gallon batches!

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Welcome to the obsession. There seems to be an endless list of new beers to make and new ways to make them. This hobby has a lot of depth.

It is a great hobby for gadgeteers... lots of those on these boards.

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Thanks everyone. @ Beowulf, ya, shes definitely a keeper

I really am a gadgeteer. I find myself walking through stores now thinking, "o shoot, could I use that to brew!?"

also just scored 24 Golsch brown glass bottles for 20 bucks off CL today. Has been an awesome day for beer.

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Welcome aboard! This is an immensely enjoyable and wonderfully rewarding hobby. There are lots of wise and experienced homebrewers on this site, so you can't help but learn something pretty much every day. Trust me, I'm still learning from them!

As an aside...if your wife lets you move her shoes out of the closet to make room for your beer, you've struck gold my friend! Make sure you keep that one happy
I agree with beowulf, she's a keeper. I wouldn't dare touch my wife's closets (yes, the plural of closet, she has three).

And welcome to the addiction. Some people call it the obsession, but to me, it's an addiction. You'll understand soon enough, if not already.
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