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I love beer, especially European and craft beers, and I want to learn how to start brewing my own. If anyone have any good resources that they want to recommend, please do.

Looking for web resources like forums and online suppliers and such. Any info would be much appreciated.
 

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I've brewed (3) 1 gallon batches with a 4th on deck in the coming weeks. I'm lucky in that I'm buddies with an avid home brewer who's been brewing for years and also judges home brew events all over. He was instrumental in me catching the bug, but woodwork has taken over my time and budget more than I planned so I havn't scaled up to 5 or ten gallon batches.

We're teaming up for 10 gal batch brew this fall that will be a clone of Avery's New World Porter. I'm really looking forward to it!

Here are the sites I use:
American Home Brewers Association - they can put you in contact with other brewers or groups in your area to help you get started
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/

Supplies & Equipment -
http://www.northernbrewer.com/

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/

If you're wanting to get serious about making your own recipes I would suggest getting some brewing software like BeerSmith. It helps in putting custom recipes together as well as equipment profiles, water profiles, etc…
Like woodworking it can be quite the rabbit hole, but it's a fun & delicious hobby.
Cheers
 

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Welcome to brewing. I've been home brewing for decades now (seriously). I think the best forum that is beginner friendly is at www.beeradvocate.com and a great online book that I believe is a fundamental read for all home brewers is www.howtobrew.com
 

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I started all grain brewing 10 gal batches in 99.

A couple books I've used a lot are Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels and Clone Brews.

I've used Promash for years, but I'm gradually changing over to Beersmith.
 

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I brewed a couple 5 gallon batches in the 70's. More trouble than it's worth, especially given what's available these days. There's a wholesale/retail distributor near me that stocks over 2000, that's over two thousand, labels from all over the world. (Shangy's)
 

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If you join the American Homebrewers Association you get a subscription to Zymurgy magazine. It is a great publication and has ads from brewing suppliers from across the US.

I also read BYO, (Brew Your Own). Another great magazine.

BJ
 
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