Originally Posted by xraptorx
1. What is a good book for recipies and for finding out more about malt extract brewing?
2. Do you need to keep the brew at a specific temperature during fermentation? How do you typically keep it within range during the month long process?
3. Why is kegging considered better than bottles? Is it easier or cheaper?
4. What is the difference between the various kits (I have seen some for a few hundred with electic cookers included for malt extract and then some for over 2000)?
5. How long does the beer last for in bottles or in a keg?
All of that information exist and is easy to find in 3 places.
On here, in the wiki and in www.howtobrew.com
1. See answer above and have a quick look on Amazon.
2. Yes, it is yeast and style specific. , depends on your ambient temperature and how much time, effort and money you want to invest
3. It takes less time and effort. Not best if you have more of those than money.
4. They all make beer. Depends on you budget and if you can diy.
5. Between months and years. Most people consume it within several months unless it's a really big beer.