Hello all. So I'm a complete noob, never brewed a beer in my life (although I've drank my fair share). I've toyed with the idea, but never actually did it. So I thought why not give it a go.
So I was reading on this forum, trying to learn as much as I can, and something tripped me up...48 bottles of beer. That's the typical recommendation, and I'm assuming an average yield brewing of ~5g of beer. So I know this sounds strange, but two cases of beer is too much. I know, sounds weird, I love beer, but I just don't consume mass quantities like I did in my younger days. Most of the "brew" I drink these days is of the caffeinated variety...and the majority of people I would enjoy any beer I made with have moved to different cities/ states.
So I started digging a little deeper, and I found that some people brew in smaller batches, say 1g, yielding ~7-10 bottles. That'd be perfect. A 6pack for my wife & I to enjoy, and a few beers to send along to some friends would be just about right. Seriously, a 6pack would probably last us with enough time to brew up a replacement.
So...is this even something I should entertain? Worth it? Doable for a noob like me?
As far as I can tell...
-Perfect size batch
-Perfect size batch
-Less beer if I brew something really nasty
-Did I mention it's be just about the perfect amount of beer for my wife & I.
-Less beer if I brew something really good
-Could easily blow through the stash if we throw a BBQ or something
-And the biggie (from what I can tell), most ingredient kits are designed for bigger batches (from what I've seen, granted I haven't looked into ingredient kits too much)
--Although I have found a place that sells a 1g Starter kit, and 1g ingredient kits. No idea if this place is good or not.
And if a kit like the one linked is a good choice, what else would I need. Or I'd welcome any suggestion on a better starting point if not that one.
Interested in your thoughts on all this.
FWIW, I mainly drink APA/ IPA's, Porters, Stouts, and the occasional Amber.