Hey guys I am new to the forum and new to brewing. Actually to be honest I haven't even ordered my equipment yet. I was doing pricing yesterday and I will probably order it later tonight, I am mostly trying to save on shipping cost.
I am real excited about my first brew and I can't wait till I can get started. My Grandfather has been brewing as long as I can remember. I would probably use him as a resource more than this website but his english accent is so thick it is hard to follow over the phone.
I have just a few questions to ask for right now:
1. I live right in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, where I attend Georgia Tech, anyways, I was wandering if anybody on these forums knows of a local home brew supplies store in this location.
2. Since I am moving into my apartment in early august, I can't start brewing till then unless I want to try to move 50 or so bottles of beer with me
(which I don't). So my question is will it be ok to buy my ingredients from an online store and set them aside for about a month until I move in? This leads me to my last question for now...
3. Can you guys suggest a good first brew "easy" beer? I plan to just buy a beer kit, unless you guys can suggest otherwise. I like beers such as Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout and Hobgoblin, and would like to brew a similar beer.
That is it for now guys, I am going to read as much from this forum as I can, and probably get a guide and read that too. I hope that it may minimize the newbie questions I will have later on when I start. I look forward to your comments, and would like to say that based on what I have read, this looks like a nice little community that I think I will enjoy being part of.