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Brewing for beginners

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MaydDay
beers 5 º 12:34 Thu 9/13/2012

Iím assuming you have read a fair amount of material regarding the homebrewing process?

like http://www.howtobrew.com/intro.html
or some books available online

 
Danko
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12:58 Thu 9/13/2012

BIAB is a very good start to look into. However, donít procrastinate.

By the time you settle on your first brew you could have done several kit start brews and learn a lot instead of procrastinating.

Good luck, man!

 
JoeinDahlem
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beers 1378 º places 305 º 13:05 Thu 9/13/2012

There are homebrew shops in Europe, and I assume theyíd ship to Cypress too. I used to shop here: http://www.brouwland.com/

You can do extract+specialty grains and still make your own distinctive recipes. Then just order what you need. There are tons of recipes out there online, and you can always change them to make them your own.

 
giorgos
places 4 º 14:21 Thu 9/13/2012

im gonna buy the materials from england , so any ideas or suggestions about beer shops and materials are welcomed.

 
giorgos
places 4 º 14:30 Thu 9/13/2012

regarding brouland http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bigger-Jugs-6-Kit-Premium-Starter-Beer-Equipment-Making-Set-23-Litres-New-/180946981793?pt=Home_Brew&hash=item2a2147d3a1#ht_1484wt_1271 this kit is cheaper and can produce more.. i think is fine.. i can either combine it with a more specialtiy beer kit or combine it with extract and other materials

 
robrules
places 1 º 13:25 Fri 9/14/2012

Key to making good beer is learning/practicing sanitation procedures, practicing transfer of beer from one vessel to another, pitching a proper amount of yeast, and temperature control of fermentation. Brewing from a premade kit will help you concentrate on the most important things without worrying if your recipe is going to turn out ok. When you got the basics down, then move on to learning to develop your own recipes.

 
HornyDevil
14:06 Fri 9/14/2012

Originally posted by robrules
Key to making good beer is learning/practicing sanitation procedures, practicing transfer of beer from one vessel to another, pitching a proper amount of yeast, and temperature control of fermentation. Brewing from a premade kit will help you concentrate on the most important things without worrying if your recipe is going to turn out ok. When you got the basics down, then move on to learning to develop your own recipes.


Yep.

Get your process down first.

Then you can find out how deep the rabbit hole goes.

 
giorgos
places 4 º 16:49 Fri 9/14/2012

cool! another thing..i dont thing that an electric hob is preferred , right?

 
olie
beers 22 º places 10 º 08:56 Sat 9/15/2012

Iíve just made my first brew today, going straight to BiaB rather than starting with a kit. Obviosuly wonít know for sure til I can drink it, but I donít think anythingís gone wrong other than wildly underestimating how much wort Iíd loose to the malt, hops and evaporation, ended up with 3 litres less beer than I intended... Really enjoyed it though, canít wait til I can have another go!

 
SarkyNorthener
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beers 3075 º places 111 º 15:32 Wed 9/19/2012

Giorgos, if you are buying the kits in England then you will have a lot of homebrew shops that you can buy from, all cheap. Nearly every town as a few of these shops. The best thing about buying from a homebrew shop is that the owners can offer you advice and help also. I have gone in to buy a bottle brush and come out half an hour later with new ideas and tips. They rely on repeat custom for years to come so wonít rip you off with a one of pointless sale.I personally would start with a kit, at least for the first few batches. You can get regional beers if you want to try something a bit different. You can even get a create your own kit at some shops, where you choose the hops and yeast etc. But if you do decide to jump straight in I would make sure you do plenty of research and use this and other forums for a lot of questions that will crop up throughout the process.

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