@damnablebear ty for the follow, I hope my irregularly active profile tickles your pickle.
I see "beermaker" in your profile; I've had a beer bucket in my basement for a year, but never got around to using it, have been wanting to dig it up for the last few weeks. Do you have a resource / book you'd recommend to dive in, or is buying one of those dodgy Brooklyn beer kits to start with a good bet?
I was given one before, forgot about it, the yeast probably died, I threw it out, now I'm thirsty
@cac haha, my follow was only because of migrating accounts, so i followed you on the last one. i think we are/were connected on untappd too!
anyway, brewing is all about gradual equipment upgrades in my mind. the initial $100-150 box kits of equipment that you can buy are very much a pretty manual effort, and as you keep doing it, you can invest in nicer pots / fermenters, etc.
if you're interested in brewing, I would recommend brewing with extract kits (as opposed to all grain) first
@damnablebear We could well be connected on untappd, I'm 'iandioch' there.
My beer equipment is a few big buckets, bottle cleaning things, assorted tubes, etc I nabbed for free about 2 years ago... Not about to splurge on anything fancier in the near future.
I'll look into sourcing an extract kit, ty for the tip!
@cac as for books and such, I do quite like the Extreme Brewing books that Sam Calagione(?) of Dogfish Head has written. It's very simple and to the point, and explains things quite well with some good photos. If you enjoy that process, then "How to Brew" by John Palmer dives more into the nitty gritty details around *why* you're doing what you're doing.
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