First time home brewer

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Hey guys, i am planning on attempting to brew my own beer at home. I
was wondering, as a beginner, what woudl be my best bet for a starter
kit, as i only want to start with just making a few beers.I was also
wondering which would be the easiest beer to start with, i was thinking
of starting with an IPA,  i'm a hophead. And for my final question,
where can i buy hops at?
thanks for any help


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beerguy324 wrote on 8/9/2006 10:17 AM:
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Just do a google search for a homebrew store in your city. Your typical
homebrewer is very helpful and can hook you up with a complete kit with
recipe for your tastes.

For the first time, I would recommend a store over an internet site.
That way you can be sure to get everything you need.

Good luck,

Jim

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beerguy324 wrote:
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When I started I got a kit from William's brewing, some components of
which I still use 7 years later. I would recommend a kit - a "complete
homebrewery" from there or from Beer, Beer and More Beer. You will get
fermentation and bottling vessels, a hydrometer and a variety of other
options depending on how much money you want to spend. Most also come
bundled with your choice of an ingredients kit to make your first
batch.

After that I would seek out a local homebrew shop and begin to
formulate your own recipes. My first batch was a William's Porter kit,
my second batch was a partial mash hefeweizen from a recipe I put
together and my 3rd batch I built a mashtun and went all grain -
haven't looked back since.

Williams: http://www.williamsbrewing.com B3: http://morebeer.com
Also check out John Palmer's online book:

http://www.howtobrew.com

_Randal


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beerguy324 wrote:
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Seeing that you ended your question with 'at' I'm guessing you might be
from the Midwest. If this is the case I recommend
www.midwestsupplies.com out of MN. Otherwise, here's a link to a recent
thread with suggested online retailers:
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.crafts.brewing/browse_frm/thread/f4867b1a24b40d1d/?lnk=igtc#
Scotty B


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I also like this book:
http://www.allbookstores.com/book/compare/0060531053

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This page will offer you everything a new brewer needs:

http://morebeer.com/browse.html?category_id=1005&keyword=&x=1&y=1
-Bill

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