I would recommend a kit for your first time. Steeping grains, etc. make a difference and you'll know the quality is related to your process, not the recipe.
Easy to make your own recipes once you've done a handful of kits.
Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen quote
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