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Old 02-20-2013, 04:52 AM   #1
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Greetings from Florida, fellow beer makers. I'm James. I'm still a relative newbie to homebrewing but am excited to have recently graduated from a Mr. Beer kit to something that involves actual brewing. I've got five gallons of an Irish stout fermenting at the moment (brewed Saturday) and although the wort cooling and pitching process was fraught with panic, I'm trying not to freak out like a n00b and just let the beer happen. Although I'm not the most optimistic about the possibility of turning out a quality brew this time, I'm hoping it will at least turn out decent.

Anyway, that's my intro. I'm glad this place exists and am eager to learn!


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Old 02-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! Glad to have ya.


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Old 02-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Welcome! Lots of good information here as well as several good books to read elsewhere. Lots of videos online as well. Fear not, homebrewing is easy. I advise you to check out the beginner's stickies for the most important things you need to focus on first.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Yeah, the beginners stickies have been very helpful.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:27 PM   #5
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Hey, thought I'd check in briefly and say that my beer turned out great and was a hit with friends and family. The extra hops I put into the stout gave it almost a Foreign Extra effect. I've got ingredients for a porter now and hope to get that started soon, now that the stout is long gone (I enjoy the darker beers most). I'll shoot for a milder flavor with this one, with less hops. Now that I have more of a feel for the process, I expect it will turn out well. Thanks again for the warm welcome.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:10 AM   #6
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Welcome to the group, from CO. Read the stickies, but feel free to ask questions of this supportive community.


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