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Old 11-21-2013   #1
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Home Brew Kits

My second favorite topic =Beer
1st is Kayaking

Anyone have a good line for a home brew kit? Whats the best bang for the buck? I have shopped a few online but with no past experience in brewing I dont really know where to start or more importantly what to look for. Opinions with Experience in this is area is appreciated. Thanks

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Old 11-21-2013   #2
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If you are in denver you can go to the Brew Hut and get material kits there: As for equipment, I think the best place to buy that is on craigslist.

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Old 11-21-2013   #3
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Homebrew info

Probably more web info on brewing than about kayaking.
Check out any local homebrew clubs for advice and other brew-dudes.
For less than $200 in equip you could be brewing 10 gallon all-grain batches.

Here are just a few links to get you started:
Homebrewers Association | Zymurgy Current Issue
Southwest Brewing News Online!
Personal Home Brewery Equipment Kits | MoreBeer
William's Brewing, fine homebrewing since 1979. @ Williams Brewing
Brew Your Own | The How To Homebrew Beer Magazine

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Old 11-21-2013   #4
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Originally Posted by Kendo View Post
My second favorite topic =Beer
Skip the homebrew stage and buy or build yourself a still.
I figure you can buy good growler beer everywhere now but good whiskey is just too expensive.
"You're gonna be doin a lot of doobie rolling when youre LIVIN IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER"
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Old 11-21-2013   #5
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Thanks for the direction, think I`ll check out the the brew hut as well. I think I have some of equip readily available here at home - a couple of rubbermaid water jugs with spigots( the orange king you see on DOT work trucks with a white top) perhaps I can piece some of the required items and spend more dough on things like hops and propane unit and pot to boil. thanks again
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Tom's Brewshop in Lakewood, CO.

(seven two 0)-298-2242
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Old 11-21-2013   #7
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Check out northern brewer' s website. They have everything you will need at reasonable prices and right now their shipping is a deal. All of the kits that I have used have brewed up awesome. Also look at homebrew stuff for brew pots and mash tuns as they had the best prices last holiday season. Hops, fresh hops out of philomath ore. Careful here, homebrewing is an addiction.
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I started with this, Brewcraft Homebrew Starter Brewery Beer Starter Kit : : Kitchen & Dining
It was a perfect kit for extract brewing. The only other items I needed was a brew kettle and a second carboy. A wort chiller is nice too, but not necessary. I think I was out the door for under $200. If you decided to go all grain the beer tastes better, but the cost of the brew equipment goes up.

Here is a good online resource for the How to's of extract and all grain, How to Brew - By John Palmer - Introduction.
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Brew at home is a great shop in englewood. You can buy a great starter kit online at and they have flat rate shipping. is the mountain buzz of home brew. Check them out. I learned a ton from their forums.
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Old 11-22-2013   #10
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Awesome, Thanks again!

Whats a good starter beer or best to try first ie -easiest? Or your Favorites?
I tend to like Lagers and IPA`s but as I read more lagers seem to me a little more difficult. Thanks again, as I read more I have more questions.

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