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Old 12-11-2010, 06:01 PM   #11
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My wife made me stop because it made me fart a lot.
Crap don't let my wife know that.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:06 PM   #12
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GB, the brew on the premises place might be a good place to start. The expert guidance they provide should be very useful and you get to use some equipment and see what you like and dislike before you spend your own money on gear.

There's a similar place in south Nashua, nearer to us and they do both wine and beer. We stopped in and chatted with them some time a go and I was impressed with how they guided you through the process to ensure you got a drinkable result.
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Crap don't let my wife know that.

Of course, some wives may not notice a difference...
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I just checkout out their prices Andy and they were must steeper than what I expect a basic start up will cost me. It sounds like a fun place to go though.

yeah Deja Brew does wine too.
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GB, when I started to think about making wine, I ordered from Home Brewers Online. They have nifty kits and such. Then I found out they were right down the road! If you were local, they even have a home-brewer's group.

Home Brewer's Online

I bought a kit, which came with a wine-making basics. Then I found a few books with the basics of what I needed for wine - specifically terms and what they meant. I had fun with it all - even designing my label, naming my wine, and selecting the bottles. Then I just went ahead and made it! I cannot wait to hear how your results turn out!

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Old 12-11-2010, 07:08 PM   #19
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Best hobby I've ever had....some resources
HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.
TastyBrew.com | Homebrew Recipes & Resources
and a somewhat local brew shop to you
Beer Wine Hobby
Send me a PM if you would like some more info....and no you don't fart any more than regular beer
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:23 PM   #20
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GB,

I have a lot of experience in the art and practice of brewing beer. I've competed in club level contests and done well. I've brewed a great many 5 gallon batches since the mid-90's. This is a really complex and nuanced subject and lots of work but enjoyable too.

First thing. Don't buy any equipment...yet. Especially a "Mr. Beer" kit.

Second thing. If you really want to understand the process start by reading Papazian. This book will help you fully understand the subject while having fun with it.

Here is the best bit of advice I ever got on the subject:

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Everything...EVERYTHING that touches the wort must be cleaned and sanitized.
Let me know if you want to give this a try and what your budget is.

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