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Old 04-10-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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I would like to use an extract kit again as I am new at this. This will be my second batch.

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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Where did you get your first one?

There are a bunch of preferred online sites if you look around here ... Austin Homebrew, Northern Brewer, just to name a few.

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Old 04-10-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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Where do you live? Is there no Local Homebrew Shop in your area?

If not there's plenty of online shops you can order brew kits and equiptment from..... I'll put a plug in for the one Online Retailer who is an active participant of this forum, and is always available if you have questions. It's Austin Homebrew Supplies....He also runs specials on brew kits, which he usually announces here.. I think he had a special on kits on a thread today even....

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Old 04-11-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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Midwest out of Minneapolis has been good to me

www.midwestsupplies.com

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:39 AM   #5
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I have found the cheapest between Austin homebrew, Northern Brewer, and listermann when it comes to extract kits. These all make there own extract which is much better and cheaper than the canned alternatives. I've also tried Annapolis hombrew which was a really quality kit, but on the pricey side.

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:42 AM   #6
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Austin Homebrew has a TON of kits, and I have never had a bad experience with them. Forrest (the owner) is also a member here and tends to answer questions.


http://www.austinhomebrew.com

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Old 04-11-2008, 04:26 AM   #7
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Austin Homebrew and Midwest supplies were both good to me, in fact I just made another order with Austin Homebrew today. Midwest prices seem a little lower, but AHB's 6.99 flat shipping can offset that on many orders. I do like that Midwest lists their kit instructions on the website so you know what to expect though:
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:54 PM   #8
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i really like williams home brew kits. You dont have to soak grains or anything and it comes with everything measured out and ready to go all you have to do is pop the yeast and wait 1-2 days. plus they have a ton of different recipes

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #9
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Here's another vote for Austin Homebrew Supplies. Aside from the good service and cheap shipping as previously mentioned, if you're on a budget, there are always some good kits on sale.

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i really like williams home brew kits. You dont have to soak grains or anything and it comes with everything measured out and ready to go all you have to do is pop the yeast and wait 1-2 days. plus they have a ton of different recipes
Soaking grains isn't hard at all and is the only way to really replicate a number of delicious beers. I'm not sure why you'd have a stigma against it. If you can make a cup of tea/coffee, you can steep grains at 150ish degrees for 30 minutes.

That said I've used kits from Northern, Midwest, and AHS, and I'd say I prefer Midwest most, because of their proximity to me and great shipping speed/deliveries on saturdays.
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