Total Newbie!!!

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  1. YaleH

    YaleH Member

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    To home brewing, but not craft beer sampling.... :D I have order a Northern Brewer kit and anxiously awaiting it's arrival. It seems to be delayed do to this COVID-19 situation and it seems there will be a lot more home brewers coming aboard because of the stay at home recommendations. LOL I actually came upon this idea as a by product of the COVID-19 problem. I originally was looking at distilling my own alcohol for sanitizers but here in Florida even just having possession of still items is a felony, let alone using them.... and being that I'm a Law Enforcement Officer I thought it's best to not do. o_O Anyway, while surfing the net for stills I came across brewing beer at home and since I like craft beer I felt it was a match made in heaven. That and the fact that I will be retiring in less than a year I figured it would be a great hobby to keep me busy!!! :cool: So that's my story and I look forward to learning a lot here.
     
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    Cheers what a great journey to begin!
    I hope you enjoy your new hobby.
    A good online read how to brew by John Palmer will answer a few questions for you before your brew gear turns up.
     
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    Welcome.
    You'll find the folks here will be very patient with questions you may have.
    Brewers Friend is a great resource and community.
    Cheers,
    Brian
     
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    Welcome aboard! What types of beer do you think you'll start brewing first? Or brewing most?
     
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    Cheers! You picked the right hobby. It sure beats golf.
    Even if you duck-hook a batch of beer, you still end up with beer. :)
     
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    LOL.... True, great point
     
  7. YaleH

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    Thanks..... I'm starting with Extract type. Which is what's coming in kit and from what I've seen and read the easiest to brew. I really like bourbon barrel and chocolate stouts so will probably do a lot of those!!
     
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    Cool! Be sure to peak around the site for recipes that match what you are looking for! I have a chocolate stout recipe that I brewed once and my brother and I drank before we could even share with friends! Save the barrel age stuff for once you have recipe you've brewed a couple times pretty consistantly!
    Extract beers make beer - good beer ven - award winning beer even! So don't sweat it if you stick to thoe for the rest of your brewing "career"! :)
     
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    I started with the same kit most likely. This is year 2 for me brewing and I enjoy it so much!
     
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