Hi all. I'm new to homebrewing--I have my first brew carbonating in bottles as we speak.
My first brew is a red ale kit that I bought from MidwestSupplies. It was great because, as you all know, everything is included. But I want to begin brewing recipes that I read on places like this forum. Problem is, most recipes call for 2 or 3 or more different types of malt extract. How do people do this? Do you just buy a few bottles of each--dark, light, etc--and use what you need? How long can you store them once they're opened?
I hope this question makes sense. THanks!