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Barrister
Baton Rouge
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First time home brew suggestions


Thinking of dabbling in home brewing. Any suggestions on a good place to go for equipment, info, ingredients,etc?






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The Big Sleazy
Member since Feb 2011
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re: First time home brew suggestions


Brewstock in New Orleans; I am sure there is a similar store in BR.

Or order online from Austin Home Brew.






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WizardSleeve
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2011
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homebrewtalk.com is a good online source for instructions and tips.

do extract for your first brew

get "how to brew" by John Palmer. read it, then brew your first batch.

austinhomebrew.com for ingredients and equipment. Shipping to Louisiana is 1 day.






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BugAC
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
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Thinking of dabbling in home brewing. Any suggestions on a good place to go for equipment, info, ingredients,etc?


Brewstock in New Orleans is the best (and only maybe) local guy in S. LA. I trust the freshness of their ingredients more.

You can also go to Marcello's wine warehouse here in Baton Rouge. They have good startup kits. They have the one that i used to start my brewing.

Also, buy this book. Probably the most important piece of equipment you will ever need.



I got all of my equipment online, minus a couple things. The site i use the most is

Austin Home Brew

I use them primarily for ingredients because shipping is much quicker. I've also used Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies.




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BugAC
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Barrister


Also, i got a ton of help from the brewers on this board, and from homebrewtalk.com

Some of them will tell you, when i first started up, i created about a thread/day worrying about my beer.






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BMoney
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Some of them will tell you, when i first started up, i created about a thread/day worrying about my beer.


Others of us will tell you that we've met every other homebrewer and craft beer fan on this board except you.






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RedHawk
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Northern Brewer is a great place to order to start. They offer a startup kit and an extract kit for $80. I don't think you could beat that.





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BugAC
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Others of us will tell you that we've met every other homebrewer and craft beer fan on this board except you


All of this is true.

Well pending any upcoming scheduling dates, when is the next meeting? Y'all are members of brasserie right?






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s14suspense
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re: First time home brew suggestions


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Posted by Barrister Thinking of dabbling in home brewing. Any suggestions on a good place to go for equipment, info, ingredients,etc?


Usually pretty easy to find a Groupon for a Midwest supply starter kit that should give you everything you need to brew a batch minus a large stock pot.






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BMoney
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Well pending any upcoming scheduling dates, when is the next meeting? Y'all are members of brasserie right?


Just had a meeting Wednesday night. The next one will be the 2nd Wednesday in December, so I think that is the 12th. But we typically get together more often than that for tastings and such.






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BugAC
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Just had a meeting Wednesday night. The next one will be the 2nd Wednesday in December, so I think that is the 12th. But we typically get together more often than that for tastings and such.


Well I may bring the fiancee, so i can have a DD for the ride home. I'll try to make it.



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BMoney
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Well I may bring the fiancee, so i can have a DD for the ride home. I'll try to make it.


You won't be the only one.






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BugAC
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What time is the meeting?

ETA: Nevermind, i found it.



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s14suspense
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Others of us will tell you that we've met every other homebrewer and craft beer fan on this board except you.









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Zappas Stache
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get "how to brew" by John Palmer.


Also available free online LINK.






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