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Old 08-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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I have been wanting to do this for years
And would like some ideas on what kit I should
Purchase and type of brew to go with.

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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Do you have any equipment yet? Northern Brewer and Midwest Brewing have pretty good starter kits. If you are a little patient, Midwest puts up a Groupon every couple months for a full starter equipment setup and a recipe kit. What kind of beer do you like?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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Do you have any equipment yet? Northern Brewer and Midwest Brewing have pretty good starter kits. If you are a little patient, Midwest puts up a Groupon every couple months for a full starter equipment setup and a recipe kit. What kind of beer do you like?
+1 to this!
What type of beer do you like, figure that out and look for a kit that looks good to you, all extract kits are pretty straight forward and simple to follow. Both mentioned suppliers have proven track records in product and customer service!

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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Welcome!

I started not to long ago... about March I guess. I went with:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/every...pment-kit.html

I'm over all happy with it. I went ahead and bought a couple of things with it, like an auto siphon and a paddle doesnt come with it but they are $4 or so. I also went with this because I assumed I would mess up my first batch, so i really didnt care what style of beer it was. This one gives you 3 options. I went with the Irish Red and it turned out okay i guess.

Just my $.02! Style of beer is up to you, but to be honest, go ahead and get a few things like the auto siphon. You will be glad you did!

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Old 08-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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I bought a complete kit from William's Brewing online a couple weeks ago. Arrived early, very easy to set up, use, and so on. My first batch is in the fermenter now and I can't wait to drink it! Already ordered a 2nd extract kit from them to get another one going once I bottle this batch.

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
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I like light beer and some lagers! Want to try with a good kit and be sure I like it. Coors light miller light k red shock top amber bock.

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #7
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I got back into brewing after a long time away. I brewed Northern Brewer's Nut Brown Ale - pretty simple and straightforward. I liked it so much, it's still in my regular rotation.

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #8
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Here are light ales: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homeb...ight-ales.html

Would probably like the Liberty Cream Ale, it's a light bodied lawnmower brew.

Lagers takes some additional equipment to do the actual Lagering at low temp.

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #9
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I like light beer and some lagers! Want to try with a good kit and be sure I like it. Coors light miller light k red shock top amber bock.
Yeah, but what kind of BEER do you like?


 
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:02 PM   #10
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Yeah, but what kind of BEER do you like?

LOL... Hey... Coors Light is a fine import from the blue mountains!!

This is the kit I got from William Moore Brewing. I havnt had a chance to make my first batch yet, but dying to...

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/COMPL...WERY-C257.aspx

 
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