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Old 10-14-2012, 02:33 AM   #1
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Havent started yet but am going to brew beer. I am going to go to midwest or northern brewer and grab a few kits to try first. Any tips for a first time brewer? Thanks

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:36 AM   #2
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Grow a beard first. The quality of your beer will improve dramatically.

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Read as many of the "new brewer" threads here as you can.

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:50 AM   #4
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Brew beer you like to drink. I started by brewing a few kits of beer I didnt normally drink and decided they werent very good. It turned me off the hobby. A few years later I ecided to try again, and I love it...

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:56 AM   #5
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Havent started yet but am going to brew beer. I am going to go to midwest or northern brewer and grab a few kits to try first. Any tips for a first time brewer? Thanks
Start with an extract kit.....
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Watch a bunch of videos on YouTube.

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This whole forum is a series of tips. ESPECIALLY the stickeys at the top of the beginner's forum. You want we should type em all in here for you?

Do some reading on here of the stickeys, and the discussions that are active on here, and you'll pick up a ton of tips.

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Palmer's "How To Brew", got me started.

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This thread alone if full of a ton of tips.

Here's some of my info geared to the new brewer.

Revvy's advice for the new brewer in terms of worry.

What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great?

And Never dump your beer!!! Patience IS a virtue!!! Time heals all things, even beer!

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Grow a beard first. The quality of your beer will improve dramatically.
+1 for this. As my beard has grown, my skills and knowledge have as well.

And seriously, spend more time reading this forum. Listen to podcasts like Brew Strong, Beer smith, and Basic Brewing Radio. Watch Brewing Tv. All of these have helped me since I started.
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