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Old 11-19-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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hello all,
I'm currently deployed to Iraq, and fortunately my tour is winding down. Its been a long time since i've had a beer, so naturally, I began to google random beer related things and really discovered home brewing. I read Palmer's How to Brew in a little under two days. Then I began perusing the appendices and his recommended readings. I can't really draw a line on how I came across this forum, but I am glad that I did. There are two people in my unit (that I know of) that are or have home brewed; I never have, but from what i've read, it sounds like a big science project. A big, delicious, intoxicating science project. And since I've always had an affinity for creating things and science, I think this will be a perfect hobby for me.
I have a few questions, but I will save those for the proper threads and forums. (and it seems that most questions will be answered through a search, as this is a fairly high traffic forum)

you know, i see this as the beginning of a beautiful relationship.


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Old 11-19-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the obsession...I mean the forums. Thank you for your service. Your questions will more than likely be answered more indepthly (if that's a a word) than you had hoped.


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Old 11-19-2009, 07:41 PM   #3
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Hi,

First off- thanks for your service.

Palmer's book is great.
When you get back to the world and you're ready to start brewing- a brew club is a big plus. Search around for one close to your duty station.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:46 PM   #4
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Welcome to the board, and the obsession.
You will find that even your first brewed beer will be amazingly easy and amazingly tasty.

Read as much as you can until you are able to get set up with the basics. After that, just take it slowly and you will have a great time with it.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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Hi,

First off- thanks for your service.

Palmer's book is great.
When you get back to the world and you're ready to start brewing- a brew club is a big plus. Search around for one close to your duty station.
the good news about this is that it seems that north carolina is up and coming with home brewers/micro breweries. and the fact that i'm in the national guard, so i'll be happy to not wear this uniform everyday.

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Welcome to the board, and the obsession.
You will find that even your first brewed beer will be amazingly easy and amazingly tasty.

Read as much as you can until you are able to get set up with the basics. After that, just take it slowly and you will have a great time with it.
I have been reading quite a bit, but sometimes it gets rough due to the fact that i can't do anything BUT read. i actually had a dream the other night that i was swimming in an ocean of Guinness.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
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… it seems that north carolina is up and coming with home brewers/micro breweries.
Yes, it is.

Beerinator is a site just for the NC beer scene and they have a good forum.

What part of NC are you going back to?

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Old 11-19-2009, 09:33 PM   #7
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WS- this place is great.
http://www.foothillsbrewing.com/
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Welcome
Come home safe!!!
Thanks for your service.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:52 AM   #10
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Welcome! I repeat what others have already said: thank you for your service! Travel home safely!

And I can only encourage you to read Palmer a second time all the way through. I read it three times before I brewed my first batch, and I've been back to hit specific chapters several times since. John has some great knowledge in his noggin, and his book is totally accessible and handy.

Good luck in your brewing adventures!


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