Originally Posted by pollykraker
Thanks for the advice... Sounds good. I love IPA'S... Stone is my fav
Not sure what "EOM" is, but if you say Stone IPA is your favorite, you should brew the Stone IPA that Stone themselves published to the public. Here's a link: http://www.stonebrew.com/news/081201/
Oh, and Austin Homebrew has a nice write-up on the brewing process in general. I would suggest buying a $2 phone app (Brew Pal) and inputting your recipe into that. It gives you your strike temp/volume, sparge volume, sets alarms for each hop addition during your boil, etc.
+1 to using a swamp cooler, too. Buy the round cooler from Home Depot/Menards ($5-6) and use frozen 2-liter bottles in water and swap them out often to keep it below 70.
Last and definitely not least... Good luck and have fun!