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Old 01-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #21
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If you are a visual learner like me, reading a book won't do you much good. I bought 'how to brew' and was still kind of lost. Then, YouTube! There are GREAT videos there that explain the whole process. Once I watched those, I read 'how to brew' again and now it makes total sense.

One more bit of advice: AVOID KITS. They suck. It's fun and easy to snag recipes here, from other sites, and from your LHBS.
I would hardly say kits suck, for a new brewer they can be great. Usually tried and true recipes and it has everything minus the yeast. Makes it much less daunting for a new brewer. Not everyone starts out the same...
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #22
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Something that I forgot to consider at the start - brew kettle boiling pot!

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #23
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Here ya go to get started:

Forums like this one have FAQ sections that are loaded with good starter info.

Then look at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BeerGeekNation/videos

http://www.youtube.com/user/basicbrewing/videos

http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/index.html


It also never hurts to ask questions of local brewers. You can often find them hanging around home brew supply stores when they're not brewing.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #24
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Thanks! These are the things I was hoping to find...
Thx again, B

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My opinion for what it's worth? LHBS will set you up with a great starting recipe. My first brew was a simple California Pale Ale with one bag of LME and some cascade hops. the beer was great and the whole kit including the hardware was under $100. It got me hooked and 4 months later I was doing all grain. It's a fun and interesting journey.

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