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Posted: 6/4/2015 8:29:59 AM EDT
Any suggestions on where to start?

Twould be appreciated.
Link Posted: 6/4/2015 8:43:03 AM EDT
homebrewtalk.com is a great place to start, it is the ARFCOM of the brewing world. There are several good books on the subject, but I would suggest starting online to learn basics and terminology.
Link Posted: 6/4/2015 9:11:55 AM EDT
Any suggestions on where to start?

Twould be appreciated.
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Free Book By Palmer, How To Brew

This was the first book I had on homebrewing and I got hooked. I began with an Liquid Malt Extract kits, a 6 gallon plastic bucket, a pack of pellet hops, dried yeast and some santi-tabs or something like that in 1992. My buddies and I drank Grolsh beer until I had enough to bottle 5 gallons of beer. The first batch was amazing! And I was hooked.

Fast forward 10 years and I was brewing all-grain, buying 50lb sacks of grain and hops by the lb, kegging with nearly 30 5-gal kegs, moving into yeast ranching (obtaining strains of yeast from a slant or slide and propogating them into 5L starters) and could ferment up to 25 gallons at a time.

There are so many different paths you can go, competitions, trying weird and exotic brews, or whatever. I never went the way of competition, I liked my beers and gave a lot away to friends and relatives. Everyone want me to come over with my portable keg system.

I do not brew currently but enjoy helping those that do.

Back when I was brewing big a brew forum member Hightest was the mead king. He put together a great resource but had a falling out w/ the forum owner. Hightest's Honey Haven

I hope that helps.
Link Posted: 6/5/2015 12:00:14 AM EDT
Here's something tasty and super easy to make to get your feet wet: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=14860

While you're at Homebrewtalk.com, look up Joe's Ancient Orange Mead.  It is also really easy to make.  I made it and it was too sweet for me, but I believe there are solutions to that within the thread.

I purchased a starter kit from Midwest Supplies.  They have different kits to choose from. I think it's a pretty good place to start.  If you have a local homebrew store you can easily pick up gear as you need it instead of going with a kit,
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I thank ya
Link Posted: 6/11/2015 11:06:42 AM EDT
Where are you @ in NC? there are several really good Brewstores in NC. I used to drive up to Raleigh to buy grain.
Link Posted: 6/13/2015 10:28:41 AM EDT
Seek out a local brew club, contact them to see if you can come by and check out a brew session.
Link Posted: 7/4/2015 2:53:22 PM EDT
I had a bunch of one gallon apple juice jugs I went to the local homebrew store and bought a pile of #6 stoppers and a pile of airlocks. Super cheap way to do gallon batches of mead if using fruit might get some hose for blowoff.
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