It looks like you are using an ad blocker. That's okay. Who doesn't? But without advertising revenue, we can't keep making this site awesome. Click the link below for instructions on disabling adblock.
I am interested in starting a little home brewing next year. Can someone suggest some good resources for getting started? Even better, would someone be willing to write/ make a tutorial on it? perhaps a video tutorial?
I'm def. willing. Do you have any specific site you know of that are good? I guess I could just get a kit, but from what I hear, you basically just get a bucket and some tubing with those kits, easy to make yourself.
and there are plenty of stores to get hops, etc... around here.
I got a kit recently. A lot easier than finding you don't have something while you're brewing. I tried our second batch yesterday and it's very good. We used a true brew kit and modified it as we thought necessary. Wait at least 2 weeks to ferment. Preferably more. And make sure to maintain a steady temperature. Even if it's too warm, just make sure it's steady (+/- 3 degrees). You'll eventually get the hang of it. Our second batch was so much easier than the first.
I swear to god I'm finally gonna use the kid my buddy got me last year. I have to get this going as I'd love to be drinking my own brew before christmas.
It's a simple cheesy store bought Mr. Beer Kit with the big plastic barrel and all supplies included. I think it comes with a west coast ipa flavoring but I'm not sure. Anybody in the know think there is a chance this stuff goes bad over time??
Got a case of grolsch swing top ceramic bottles that I've been saving just for this kit.
On an unrelated note, I wanna try making wine too. I've got a shitload of half gallon growlers and am wondering if this would work to ferment wine in. Anybody got any experience?
after you have learned a fair amount there is a great forum www.homebrewtalk.com
i would read through there. you can also learn some information from looking over homebrew supply shops like www.midwestsupplies.com
there are tons of good information on the internet but i think the best way to go is to go to your public library and pick up a book about beginning homebrewing. they have lists of equipment and process and lots of good information in one location. good luck.
Stumbling through my local flea market (q-mart for anyone from southeast PA) I happened upon a new brewing store I'm gonna check out next weekend. Looks like they have beer and wine brewing supplies. I've got nine growlers now so if I can get a few of them going as wine I could easily ferment over 2 gallons at a time.
For beer all I have is a shitty Mr. Beer plastic barrel that looks to be about 5 gallons maybe? Also a case of grolsch bottles with ceramic swing tops for bottling. I really wanna get some kind of homemade hooch going.
for ~$110 shipped you can get a basic kit (~$80 on its own), with instructional dvd, and an ingredients kit (makes 5 gallons). I just finished my second batch, some type of porter...absolutely delicious.
there are a lot of good forums around, i took a lot of pictures while brewing last night with intention to make a tutorial. should i post a brewing one and then a bottling on sperate or should i wait and put them both in the same?
^ I'd post the first tutorial up now, because usually it'll take another month or more to get it into bottles. we could sticky them as well, with bottling coming up later. you could also make a note on primary vs. secondary fermentation and whatnot. just a thought