TOTAL newbie, where to start? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > TOTAL newbie, where to start?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
birdley123
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
birdley123's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Louisville, KY
Posts: 372
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts



So Im just starting this little venture; im gonna need ALOT of pointers! Since ive never even thought about this before, after you buy the deluxe kit, where do you start?
Think of a beer you want to make?

Thanx!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
jakenbacon
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Glendale, AZ
Posts: 618
Liked 101 Times on 79 Posts


Read John Palmer's How to Brew... No seriously.....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 12:44 AM   #3
aiptasia
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,490
Liked 542 Times on 479 Posts


Here, then here.
__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 12:45 AM   #4
dozer5454
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Yuba City, ca
Posts: 195
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts


In a word, Yes. Think of the beers you like the most and make one of those. (Just not a lager. To long to wait). Stove top boils is where most people start. Extract is also a good place to begin. As you grow in your skills you can move to the garage. Welcome to the hobby. The biggest thing to remember is RDWHAHB.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 12:50 AM   #5
MotorcycleMatt
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Charleston, SC
Posts: 549
Liked 61 Times on 51 Posts


If you already have the kit a good place to start is plamers how to brew book, the free edition that is online. Some of it isnt up to date anymore but it will get you started. I would find a kit at a home brew store and go from there. Pick an ale type you like to drink. Midwest, Austin and northern brewer are all good places to start. If i can stress 2 points its proper temp control and proper yeast pitching rates.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 12:57 AM   #6
birdley123
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
birdley123's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Louisville, KY
Posts: 372
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


RDWHAHB ???

Yeast pitching?

WTH?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 12:58 AM   #7
aiptasia
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,490
Liked 542 Times on 479 Posts


Relax, Don't Worry. Have a Home Brew.

Get the two books and read them. Trust us.
__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 01:06 AM   #8
birdley123
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
birdley123's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Louisville, KY
Posts: 372
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


Got'em ordered!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 01:10 AM   #9
LandoLincoln
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
LandoLincoln's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Joliet, IL
Posts: 2,991
Liked 1114 Times on 587 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by birdley123 View Post
RDWHAHB ???

Yeast pitching?

WTH?
You've got a lot of reading ahead of you, buddy.

Step 1) Read a lot of this
Step 2) Learn how to use the search function here on homebrewtalk.

Some common brewing terms:
Liquor: water used in the brewing process.
Wort (pronounced 'wert'): water with malt sugars and hops added to it.
Sweet wort: water with malt sugars added to it but no hops yet.
Trub (pronounced 'troob'): the protein / yeast / hop gunk left over from the brewing process.
Pitch (as in pitching yeast): Add.
Beer: Wort that has had alcohol added to it through the fermentation process.
Krausen (pronounced 'croyzen'): The foamy stuff on top of fermenting beer.
RDWHAHB: "Relax, don't worry - have a home brew!"
BDMA: "Bubbles don't mean anything."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 01:11 AM   #10
rodwha
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Lakeway, Texas
Posts: 4,474
Liked 179 Times on 168 Posts


You may also want to check out MoreBeer.

Something you can also do is look over their ingredients that they use in the kit and buy it separately if you want to save a couple of dollars. You can also skip the Irish moss and corn sugar for priming (carbing), which would save a little more.

What styles of beer do you enjoy the most?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
...tasting a beer at 1 week, and again at 2....that to me just means there 2 less beers that are actually tasting good and are ready at the end.
"Anyway on the wall was this sign. People who drink light beer don't really like beer. They just like to piss a lot."

"Were I to leave where else would I go? Your words of life and of truth You hold." - Third Day

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Little help on the basics for a total newbie? firstRWD Electric Brewing 3 03-03-2012 07:18 PM
Total Newbie Questions rrittenhouse Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 09-11-2009 01:03 AM
total newbie. 2 q's bringitonhome Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 04-10-2008 08:12 PM


Forum Jump