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I just bought a home brew kit.

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Theres a thread for home brewing. I just bumped it a little earlier. Also, buy "The complete joy of homebrewing" by Charlie Papazian. Its great for reference and has some recipes in it.

And bruce does know more than me I think. He does all grain where I just steep a little and then boil extract on top of that.

haha, nah man I was just talking crap.

You know your stuff.

I need to learn the more advanced stuff, as well as, I just need to brew more, but I am a little cash short at the moment.

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I got one of these for xmas- Ive been making wine for about 30 years now but the only time I ever tried beer it was a giant fail because I believe of sanitation. anyone ever use a Mr Beer kit? it looks like its for beginners like me

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Mr beer is very basic but gets you started. My wife bought me the similar coopers kit. If I had gotten myself started I would have bought the true brew or brewers best kits. They are more complete. Regardless of what you get, if you enjoy it you will end up buying more. I now have a few hundred dollars of equipment in addition to what I started with.

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I have a good bit of wine making equiptment along with 5 carboys and a decent bottle capper and caps so Im hoping if I like brewing beer I will already have some of the more advanced equiptment - bad thing is there arent any homebrew stores anywhere around me here so I take a beating on having stuff shipped to me.

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Two stores in wilmington. I guess I'm lucky.

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Im in Brunswick County - I didnt know there were any stores in Wilm- not since the old bottles and kegs place on kerr ave went out of business - where are they?

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I'm in brunswick too. Probably my favorite of the two stores is lumina winery on gordon. Dave, the owner, is a pretty cool guy. The other is on eastwood, and it can be a bitch to get out of the parking lot. Its called noni bacca. The guy in there is helpful too, but he just doesn't seem to want to do it as much.

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< doing my first all grain batch next week.

any tips brewski?

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I have a good bit of wine making equiptment along with 5 carboys and a decent bottle capper and caps so Im hoping if I like brewing beer I will already have some of the more advanced equiptment - bad thing is there arent any homebrew stores anywhere around me here so I take a beating on having stuff shipped to me.

from what i understand the equipment (at least as far as extract brewing is concerned) is nearly identical. a few extras is all.

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