Hey folks - great forum and glad to be here. I chose my screenname at random because I'm a big fan of malt flavors and hey I like dogs too. May change the name because after a a search realized there was a Malty Dog Brewery with member(s) on here.
Anyway, started 2 years ago on impulse (rare for me) and bought a Brewers Best kit and unwittingly went with an Octoberfest - did not turn out well.
Fast forward to this past Christmas when a friend who knows I love beer bought me a Mr Beer kit (didn't know I had other equipment). Made the Gr Bohemian Pils and then the Ole Mole Stout. The fire has been re-lit BIGTIME. I have read extensively (J. Palmer, R. Mosher) since that first failed session two years ago and am ready to truly dive in. Brewing an American Brown ale this weekend (extract plus spec grain) courtesy of Northernbrewer. Thanks again for having a great community out here from whom I've already learned some things.