I'd first like too thank all the cool people who make this site happen. I'm very excited about home brewing! Here is some info about whats going on.
I have not started yet, I'm waiting a couple days too get my hydrometer & a siphon tube. Of course there is lots of cleaning too do. I was originally going too try FSR402's - "Citrus Weizen" or EdWort's "Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefeweizen" Sadly my local home brew store had just sold a lot of hops, grains, malt, & yeast. I'm hoping I can try FSR402's & EdWort's recipes in the near future. Looks killer guys!
I ended up buying a "brewers best" kit that had all the ingredients too get going. The box came with instructions, but I'm a bit worried about following the box directions. I've heard from a few people that these kit instructions are usually not very good. I'd really love some feedback from you guys who may have had some experience with a BB kit. If needed I can copy the entire instructions into this thread for you guys too read over. Here are a few pictures for you guys.
Brewers Best - German Oktoberfest
*stuff not shown*
Grain Steeping Bag
Another can of "light malt extract"
I was given Willamette with the kit instead of hallertaur due too the hop shortage, or so the letter in the box said.
20qt + large stainless steel pot
Large stainless steel spoon
Pyrex measuring cup
6.5 gallon glass carboy
Cleaning & Sanitizing Equipment
Large Steel Mesh Strainer
Other? (if you can think of anything please let me know)
I will get a few pictures up of my equipment ASAP. I'll most likely reply too this post tonight and add that up there. I'm very worried right now about messing this brew up. I'm still very confused on a lot of the terms & setup of this. All I can do for now is keep reading though. I'm trying too learn my best. I most likely will be posting more questions before I begin my brew, If I cannot find them.
Thanks guys, this brew is going too be dedicated too you.
Anyone taking an apprentice? hehe