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    yuck! I'm not looking to make prison wine lol. I want to brew at least a semi-high quality beer.

    Is homebrewing hard? I'm talking about with a kit and everything, like the huge plastic buckets, glass carboy, etc...
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    It's really not hard-- a good book and a good kit: you'll be making good beer within one or two batches! It just gets better from there--

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Is homebrewing hard? I'm talking about with a kit and everything, like the huge plastic buckets, glass carboy, etc...
    No. It's really pretty easy. There's a few simple steps (sounds like you've done some reading) and the golden rule of keeping your stuff clean (a little bit of bleach goes a long way.)

    It doesn't take a lot of effort to make something that tastes pretty darn good. Like I said, you can start by making hard ciders out of juices you like. You can control exactly how sweet/alcoholic you want it. You can leave the yeast going just long enough to make it carbonated or until the juice becomes too poisonous (too much alcohol) for them.

    Making beer involves a few more steps that you should read up on. You can get a kit with everything you'll need very easily. Ironically, you can buy all of the makings of beer in one place at one time and they don't ask for ID.

    You will need access to a stove and it can get a little stinky for a while at a point in the beer making process. lol



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    Or you can go all out and make a sweet set up including coils and a fire underneath a ncie sized copper pot... and a dripp system.. and about 6 months of aged liquor in barrels... rotated every few months!

    oh wait you wanted beer not whisky... just get some hops and throw them in a thing with some yeast lol (jk go do research)

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ](jk go do research)
    Definitly. Neither do I want you drinking crappy beer, nor do I want you killing yourself with moonshine. lol
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    Follow the directions. It's hard to mess up beer, but if you do it comes out really awful. Learn the basics before you decide what shortcuts you can take - my last roommate spent 6 months trying to brew a single batch of passable beer for his organic chemistry class and couldn't get it right because he skipped very basic parts of the instructions.
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