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Old 01-09-2011, 02:44 AM   #1
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Hey guys, new here...

Just wondering if you guys would recommend starter kits, or is it best to buy everything individually and learn from trial & error? I'm thinking of purchasing this kit here, since it is very cheap, and seems to contain everything I need! What do you guys think about this idea?

http://www.ejwren.com/servlet/the-19...it-With/Detail

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:53 AM   #2
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A starter kit is a pretty good way to go. You'll outgrow it all eventually, but inception can be daunting without a guide. So, a kit and a good book is a great start. Try How to Brew or Joy of Homebrewing.

The one thing you need more than anything, though, is not included in any kit. It's this site. Keep reading.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:43 AM   #3
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Will do, thanks a lot for the information!!

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:40 AM   #4
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That kit is very similar to what I started with, you may want to start with an ale for a batch or two before you hop into a lager though...kinda like crawling before you walk. If you go with a lager first, just do some reading to understand the fermentation temperature schedules etc.

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Old 01-11-2011, 02:47 AM   #5
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Will probably start with an ale, thanks a lot mate!

 
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