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Old 06-17-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default What do i do to make beer lol

Hey guys, I am new at this and do not know what i need, what ingredients i need or hardware.

I want to make some beer or cider.

what equipment and ingredients will i need and how do i make it?

btw i have no money so cheap as possible will be best

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Old 06-17-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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Start with this http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html

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Old 06-17-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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+1 How To Brew is one of the best resources around, give it a read through and then come back with some questions.

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:22 PM   #4
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Since you mentioned that cost was a major concern here is a link for you.

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I certainly don't advocate these techniques and honestly thought the article was posted in jest but I have a friend who took it seriously and followed the instructions. The final result wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

Personaly I would seek out your LHBS and ask them. You can pick up a bucket, lid and airlock for around $15. Six pounds of extract, a few ounces of hops and yeast will be around $30. So for about $20 more you can have legit equipment and much better ingredients.

Good Luck and Happy Brewing!

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You can also pick up a hard copy of the newer edition of How to Brew. It will be a little more up to date. However, the online copy is not a bad place to start.

Also, BierMuncher, you are NO fun!!!

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You can also pick up a hard copy of the newer edition of How to Brew. It will be a little more up to date. However, the online copy is not a bad place to start.

Also, BierMuncher, you are NO fun!!!
lol yeah

On topic: I'd recommend Mr Beer if you really want to go cheap for your first try.

http://www.google.com/search?q=mr+beer&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
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How To Brew is indeed a great place to start. I'd also recommend looking for a local homebrew shop in your area, or go to one of the large online suppliers and order an extract kit to get you started. It will have pretty much everything you need except a boiling pot, a bucket or carboy to ferment in, and some bottles.

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I too would look for a Mr.Beer Kit...for $30 its the cheapest way to get your feet wet, but the beer you make isn't top notch (if you follow their instructions...there are variations that make better beer).

just be sure to keep things clean, and then sanitized. Also be aware its like any hobby...not 'cheap' to get started in, but over time you'll definitely save money vs buying commercial craft brew.

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Check out some of the homebrewing videos on YouTube.

Somehow I feel the entertainment has been removed from this thread.

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I am only one month new to this forum, can someone tell me why so many posts are deleted? It is a bit annoying to follow a thread and find dozens of deleted posts pop up. Sorry if this is off topic.

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