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Old 02-18-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
Nekro
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Well first off, my Name is Paul and I live in West Covina, CA and i love drinking beer. I have always admired people who brew their own beer because to be honest it just tasted better. Also I am currently in the U.S. Army so im sure you can figure out a lot of us military men enjoy our drinking lol. I haven been browsing around the internet at beer making kits for the past 2 months or so. My question is what beer making kit would be the best buy for someone like me. I love the more flavorful beer like Blue Moon and hef beers like that. Just like when i go out to eat and eat Mexican food its no comparison to my moms home cooked Mexican food. I want to make my own beer to put in time and work into it and end with a product that just taste better and has more of a frothy full fell and sense of accomplishment. If you guys can help me make my choice a lot easier of buying a kit that would be greatly appreciated.


 
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:30 AM   #2
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I bought a kit from midwestsupplies.com. I spent $130 for everything a beginning brewer needs (except a brew pot and recipe ingredients). 2 carboys, plastic fermenter, bottling bucket, capper, spoon, siphon...etc. Thats probably going to be a typical price unless things have changed since then.

 
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:48 AM   #3
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Couldn't agree with you more, Nekro. Heres the one I picked up this fall: http://morebeer.com/view_product/159...231_-_Standard

its about half the price of the kit from the post above me, but it uses buckets instead of carboys. Depends on what you're looking for. I have no complaints about buckets, except for maybe they aren't much to look at. Watching fermentation can be kinda interesting the first few batches.

 
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:52 AM   #4
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I started with the Coopers kit. Free 2 day shipping with Amazon when you sign up for the 30 day trial of Amazon Prime...go for it...just remember to cancel it LOL

http://www.amazon.com/Coopers-Brewer...8004575&sr=8-2

VERY easy kit to get started with and the items you get can be used during your whole brewing career.

Order this kit today or tomorrow and you will be brewing by Tuesday!!!

Cheer!!

 
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:30 AM   #5
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I'd definitely go with one of the other two kits over the Cooper's kit. You're likely to get much better quality ingredients from Midwest or MoreBeer than from a Cooper's can that's been sitting in Amazon's warehouse for God know's how long. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:31 AM   #6
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I'd definitely go with one of the other two kits over the Cooper's kit. You're likely to get much better quality ingredients from Midwest or MoreBeer than from a Cooper's can that's been sitting in Amazon's warehouse for God know's how long. Just my 2 cents.
Have you tried the coopers kit? Just curious as where you get your facts about a solid kit for starters.

 
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:34 AM   #7
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Nekro - Thank you for your service!

 
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:35 AM   #8
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When does Yooper jump in about the title of this posting?

 
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:12 AM   #9
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Check out this Beginners brew kit. I've had one for over a year and I love never having to siphon.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/HOME_...IT_P680C73.cfm

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:38 AM   #10
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there's a kit on midwestsupplies.com that costs 134 and includes everything you need, all equipment, an easy recipe kit (the irish red recipe kit they sell is really good) a brewpot bottles caps and a capper

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homeb...mre9jqhn5et0ps

that would be the best bang for your buck in my opinion,

And also, thanks for your service, I admire all you guys in the service a lot.
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