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Old 12-09-2008, 02:50 AM   #1
Dec 2008
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hey all!

so i'm wanting to start brewing!!! i have wanted to for awhile, but wanted to do my research before i started... after doing a lot of reading, I think that I'm finally ready to give it a try.... i found a kit @ Homebrew Heaven. it's the "complete homebrew equipment kit"... i just wanted to check with some of the pro's to see what you all think!

Complete Homebrew Equipment Kit
Contains: 6-Gallon Primary Fermentor, 5-Gallon Glass Carboy, 3-pc Airlock and Stopper, Siphon Hose, Racking Cane and Clip, Bottle Filler, 2-Handled Capper, Caps, Bottle Brush, Carboy Brush, Sanitizer, Cleaner, Hydrometer

whaddya think? good for a beginner?

thanks in advance!

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Old 12-09-2008, 02:53 AM   #2
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Looks like all you need is a pot and you'll be on your way!

Have fun!
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:03 AM   #3
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Like he said, you should be good to go with that setup, and you can use your carboy for a batch of Apfelwein while your beer is in the primary! Unless of course you want to rack to the carboy and ultimately use it to prime your beer before bottling.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:03 AM   #4
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looks great
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:34 AM   #5
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Learn from my mistake...get an extra fermenter...I am suffering as I type this because I have one fermenter going and am dying to get another batch started.

I am just trying to save you this mental anguish I am going through.
folgen Sie die Reinheitsgebot oder die Deutschen reinheit gesetz?

***No longer have time to keep up with all my batches***

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I would love to find a loooong oldschool baster though, mine is a little short

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Old 12-09-2008, 03:39 AM   #6
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bottling bucket?

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:38 PM   #7
Dec 2008
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thanks for all the advice and kind words!

...but now i have stumbled upon this kit: Beer Making Plus Kit with Secondary Fermenter and Ingredients and am wondering if one is better than the other... i know that i DO want a glass carboy... so that could be a problem, but i think that i can pay more for a glass one....

do any of you experts think that one is better than the other?!?!

thanks again!!!

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:48 PM   #8
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Since you're already paying shipping I would add 2 bucket fermenters with grommet-ed lids!

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:53 PM   #9
Dec 2008
Long Island, NY
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take a look here too: NORTHERN BREWER: Beer Starter Kits
Primary: Dark IPA
Bottled: Barley Wine
Kegs: Air

Finally dusted off the equipment after a year hiatus!

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:59 PM   #10
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Don't forget beer bottles.

And you know what that means, you'll have to drink at least 48 Samuel Adams or Sierra Nevada or or or.

Man your lucky are you going to need any help drinking those?

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