I started with Mr Beer and it was like a gateway drug... It is a good place to start in my opinion. Read through the Mr Beer thread, lots of good suggestions there on how to make the best of their ingredients. It's a great way to get the basics and process down. I only made 4 batches in my Mr Beer before jumping into 5 gallon all-grain batches, but I still use the little keg for small batches of wine and other "test" batches. Welcome to the obsession!
No yeast, no beer. No beer, no civilization. Therefore, we really have yeast to thank for all our modern-day conveniences and tasty beer
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