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Old 04-27-2007, 06:55 AM   #1
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My brew experience




I went to Barnes & Noble, looking for a BBQ magazine, when I seen a magazine called Draft (draftmag.com). I like beer so I picked it up. In it they had an article on homebrewing. They gave a list of books and web sites. This intrigued me, so I dug thru a couple of web sites and bought a book (Homebrewing for Dummies), and also bought brew your own magazine (byo.com). I read it cover to cover, and decided to start home brewing.

I have researched all I can, from the net and books to TV. Everything I have read or seen told me to find a local homebrew shop. So I found a couple of them, I went to there shops to see for my self how they are. I found one that offers a beginner class, and signed up for it (bought more brew your own magazine). I will be attending the class on Saturday 4-28-07, which is also the NFL draft day (I put this in because I love football). I will also be getting the gear I need to brew my first batch. I will be keeping this journal and taking pictures of my experience. I hope this is a life long journey I can share with people.


 
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:08 AM   #2
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YEP you fit the bill
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:11 AM   #3
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Where are you in nor cal?

 
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:12 AM   #4
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Welcome! It's not often that people do the research before starting their first brew. Gilroy eh? I didn't know there were any homebrew stores there. My mom lives there so I go down there about once a week or two.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:13 AM   #5
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why your not going to cme kick my ass are ya... LOL
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:14 AM   #6
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I go to the garlic fest every so often
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:21 AM   #7
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No brew shops in gilroy, but semi local is in san jose and livermore. I'm taking the class at Good Brewer in livermore.

JJ just wondering if there are people close to me.

 
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:29 AM   #8
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ya Im WAY north. there are as you know LOTS of places on the net to get ingredents and things. my LHBS just closed and I am haveing to resort to the net and MOREBEER.com to get stuff. keep us posted on how the class turnes out?
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hay how did you post that picture???

 
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:35 AM   #10
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