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Offline Vbrown89

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Vince B
« on: July 25, 2020, 05:43:55 am »
Good Morning All,
  Being new to the forum this seemed like a good place to jump in. I'm from south-central Pennsylvania and have been brewing for 6 years now, my wife made the mistake of getting me a Mr. Beer kit that has now evolved into an all grain kegging hobby. I'm still brewing kits, but hoping in the next few years to start working on some recipes of my own, and playing with other recipes to find out how far I can change it and still enjoy it. I'm looking forward to learning a lot on here, and meeting new people!

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Offline KellerBrauer

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Re: Vince B
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 05:51:19 am »
Welcome!  I also started my brewing journey with Mr. Beer.  It’s a great way to learn if you enjoy this crazy hobby.
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Re: Vince B
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 08:23:13 am »
Welcome Vince!
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Re: Vince B
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 10:04:32 am »
Welcome, Vince! I started out with kits, too, and they're a great way to learn about the process and explore some ingredients...looking forward to hearing more about your brewing!
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Re: Vince B
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 11:41:02 am »
Welcome Vince. Don't be afraid to tweak some recipes. There are a boat load of recipes for every style out there and a good number of them could be easily improved. Best of luck.
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Re: Vince B
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 01:58:09 pm »
Vince, Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions and learn. I like to start off with a tried and true kit or recipe. Sometimes I tweak it by what I have in inventory or by what I think will make it tastier. Enjoy!
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Re: Vince B
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 07:14:34 am »
Welcome! You will find lots of good brewers here who are more than willing to lend their thoughts and advice.

It might be starting get a bit old, but when you're looking to start brewing recipes rather than kits, Brewing Classic Styles is a great resource for recipes for many different styles of beer.

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Re: Vince B
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2021, 07:30:38 am »
Welcome aboard.

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Re: Vince B
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 08:33:16 pm »
I started out with kits in 1993. That is the reason why I still brew today.

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Re: Vince B
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2021, 08:25:32 am »
Welcome. When I write recipes I always search this forum. There are lots of threads where people discuss recipes for every style you can imagine. I also search the AHA recipe database. It has lots of award winning homebrew recipes.

And of course ask. Forum members will gladly offer input on recipes.

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Re: Vince B
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2021, 11:02:00 am »
Welcome to the forum Vince! Glad to hear you've enjoyed the homebrewing and plan to branch out further in your exploration of the hobby. This forum is a great place to get thoughts, facts, and opinions from a diverse crowd of folks who love the brewing.
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Re: Vince B
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2021, 10:29:18 am »
I too became a homebrewer thanks to a Mr. Beer kit that was a gift from my daughter.  Though I only brewed that 1 pre-hopped LME recipe from the kit before turning immediately to partial mash or all-grain BIAB, it would've never occurred to me to make my own beer before she gave it to me. 

And I still use the LBK from Mr. Beer as one of my 6 FVs (all of which are 3 gallons or less).  It's just the perfect size for my experimental split batches.