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    Home Brewing

    I'm thinking about starting to brew my own beer this summer. Anyone on here have any experience? Im looking for some tips and pointers.

    Also if anyone has made anything unique

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    Start trolling the homebrew forums and saving bottles now. I've got a few batches under my belt, around 6. Just don't expect to make a beer like your favorites without tons of experience.

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    I did it a few times in college, have a friend of mine who still does. The biggest hassle for me was removing all the residue from it when it was done. I know they have some pretty sophisticated home systems these days that largely eliminate a lot of the problems, but I used one of those "Mr. Beer" type kits. For the time and effort (not to mention all the room tied up in the fridge for a few weeks) I didn't think it was worth it. Still, it was fun to try.

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    I've done one batch a few years back. I'm wanting to start doing it again here soon. I got a pale ale kit a few months back but just haven't had time to screw with it. I used bottles before but I have some coke kegs I'm going to use now. BTW grolsch bottles work great if you can find a bunch on craigs list or something.

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    I've had a kit sitting in my pantry for probably a year now. I really need to get some of that made and bottled up here. Starting out with a kit like that is probably your best bet to start. You can pick them up with everything you need and a simple ingredient kit from most homebrew stores.

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    My parents let me brew a Mr. Beer kit when I was 14 (before I acquired the taste)...nothing since then. If I were to do it again, I'd piece everything together myself. Some of the kits are too small to be worth the trouble.

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    i started with this kit. Learn To Brew: Carboy Homebrew Kit with 6 Gallon Carboy
    Ended up spending a bunch more on little things, not to mention gas driving to 2 different homebrew stores and a few other places. I would start with at least the Superior brew kit. Also austin homebrew has some great extract kits for beginners.

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    Awesome, thanks guys. It does sound like quite a bit of time and work, but Im hoping its worth it. I cant drink cheap beer, so im hoping this stuff is good enough to make it worth while over time.

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    If you really want great beer its going to be a very addictive hobby, that usually means it going to cost more per batch than buying at the store for some time.

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