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Old 12-26-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Santa (aka SWMBO) got me a brewing kit for Christmas. I've been wanting to brew for a long tine nowadays Santa made it possible. I've needed a new hobby for awhile........



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Old 12-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the asylum...

 
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to your new addiction. I hope your wife likes beer!
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:12 AM   #4
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Good luck on the first batch!
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:01 AM   #5
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Thanks all....she does like beer so well see.

I'm waiting on some Star San and ordered a bottle tree so plan on starting first batch in. Couple of days.

 
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Enjoy! Once you're well and truly hooked you might want to consider kegging your brew instead of bottling, however there are some fairly steep initial costs (i.e. keg, CO2 tank and regulator, not to mention a spare fridge/kegerator/keezer.)

I personally prefer kegging to bottling, but others on here enjoy bottling, so whatever floats your boat. Just welcome to the insanity!

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #7
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Welcome to the land of great beer! That's a very nice setup you have to start with!

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Get a vinator for the top of your bottle tree. Makes sanitizing bottles right before filling quick & easy!
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
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Get a vinator for the top of your bottle tree. Makes sanitizing bottles right before filling quick & easy!
no joke! when I first started, I used to fill each bottle from the bottling bucket. then I got a tree & injector. 1,000 times easier & faster. I finally replaced my old injector after 13 years of use.

I wish I had HBT when I started. you lucky noobs!
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #10
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Get a vinator for the top of your bottle tree. Makes sanitizing bottles right before filling quick & easy!
Got one.....l

 
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