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Offline matt.bailey.39948

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New to brewing
« on: October 13, 2014, 06:24:13 PM »
Hey guys just joined this forum, I have recently started brewing at home using kits and I have the bug, I would like to find some good starter recipes that allow me to steep my own grain?

Any ideas what I should start with? And any other advice greatly received :-)


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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 06:26:09 PM »
"Brewing Classic Styles" - 80 medal winning recipes written for extract with grains along with the conversions for all-grain.


http://www.amazon.com/Brewing-Classic-Styles-Winning-Recipes/dp/0937381926/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413224758&sr=1-1&keywords=brewing+classic+styles

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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2014, 06:27:29 PM »
"Brewing Classic Styles" - 80 medal winning recipes written for extract with grains along with the conversions for all-grain.


http://www.amazon.com/Brewing-Classic-Styles-Winning-Recipes/dp/0937381926/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413224758&sr=1-1&keywords=brewing+classic+styles

+2.  Great starting point.
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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 06:29:54 PM »
Brilliant! Thanks for the link :-) this is so catching I have the bug big time!


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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 06:53:10 PM »
yeah, that happens. welcome to the obsession.

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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 08:46:46 PM »
Welcome to the hobby.

Don't worry, your enthusiasm will calm down in 15 or 20 years.   ;D

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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 09:15:15 PM »
Welcome to the hobby.

Don't worry, your enthusiasm will calm down in 15 or 20 years.   ;D

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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 09:32:11 PM »
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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2014, 01:16:54 PM »


Or not!

+ Or not !

Or not, indeed!
I'm more obsessed now than when I first caught the bug (Nixon was still president).
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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2014, 01:17:17 PM »
Brilliant! Thanks for the link :-) this is so catching I have the bug big time!

Just starting out and you're already talking about bugs...great.  I love sour beers.  ;D

Brewing classic styles is a great reference.  If you want more in depth coverage of the style, check out the corresponding Jamil Show on The Brewing Network.  A lot of the time, it is the same recipe he goes over.  http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/The-Jamil-Show  The show has regenerated more than Doctor Who, but the original shows are the ones that cover the recipes.

Another resource would be the homebrew recipe database on the AHA site: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipes/ as well as the Beersmith cloud: http://www.beersmithrecipes.com/

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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2014, 01:31:07 PM »

(Nixon was still president).


Holy crap !  I thought I'd been brewing awhile. IIRC George Bush (Senior) was pres when I started ('92 -93 ish).
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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 07:25:56 PM »
Hey guys just joined this forum, I have recently started brewing at home using kits and I have the bug, I would like to find some good starter recipes that allow me to steep my own grain?

Any ideas what I should start with? And any other advice greatly received :-)


Welcome! Lots of great people here, don't be afraid to ask questions, and hide your wallet before you end up with a fermenter bigger than your car.
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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2014, 03:45:12 PM »
There's a new Gold Medal-winning stout recipe on the AHA homepage!

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Re: New to brewing
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2014, 06:37:10 PM »
There's another book coming out soon about experimental home brewing.  (Conn and Beechum)  It promises to be very good.  Maybe a little advanced for a new guy, though.  But then again, maybe it's better to learn from the start that you don't have to follow any guidelines.  Do what you want, and have fun.