I successfully finished my apfelwein, and it is delicious(next week it should be fully carbonated!). I probably need to start another batch soon, but I wanted to try doing a holiday ale. Austin Homebrew Supply is having a sale, so naturally it seems I should order today.
I was looking at picking up this: http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=2319
(22qt Stock Pot - $34 before sale)
and I was looking at this kit:
I'm thinking extract would be good for my first beer attempt. What I'm not sure about is which yeast option I should go for and if yeast nutrient would be worth it.
Also if you have any advice for brew day bring it on. I'm planning on getting any water I need from the store as the sealed spring water. As far as cooling my wort I'll probably just use the icey sink method then transfer to an ale pail later racking to a 5 gallon better bottle carboy.