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Old 10-21-2008, 02:03 AM   #1
Oct 2008
Niagara Falls, NY
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Can anyone give me a rundown of what I will need to start brewing?

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Old 10-21-2008, 02:05 AM   #2
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read this


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Old 10-21-2008, 02:49 AM   #3
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I type out a whole long response but accidental deleted it and I'm really tired so....

Two good kits
Austin Homebrew Supply

Brewing Basics Equipment Kit :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

How to Brew is a good read.

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edit: What kind of beer do you like?
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:19 AM   #4
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I would say shoe box with $1,500 to $2,000 of spare cash would be a great start besides shopping around for the best prices on the needed items.
Good hunting and parts collecting.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:01 AM   #5
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OT - Nurmey - THAT is funny. I have done that with large blogs and you just can not recreate it can you, 100% SUCKS!!

nthom0214 - read those links. It might sound hard but it's like chess. Easy to play once you have the pieces but once you learn the game you will start to see that there is more to it then you first thought.

You CAN make pretty good beer pretty easy though if you are careful.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:32 AM   #6
Oct 2008
Niagara Falls, NY
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Thanks for the links and the book. I'll start reading.

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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A beer kit
A pot
A fermenting bucket
50 12oz bottles and caps
Bottle capper

That's about what I started with. Sanitized with a bleach solution. Covered the bucket (I think I used a plastic trash can, don't know if I'd do that again) with a sanitized piece of a plastic drop cloth.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:53 PM   #8
Oct 2008
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Hey Zymurgrafi, thanks for the link. Lots of good info. I think I am finally beginning to understand all of this stuff. Going to be brewing my first batch ever tonight, an american pale ale. I'm only going to use a primary, and I was really confused about how long to keep it in there, but now I know why everyone suggests about 3 weeks versus the 1 week that the kit tells you, which is good cause I gotta save up some more bottles! Thanks again.

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