Just started Brewing again after nearly 25 years

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  1. Mar 10, 2019 #1

    tinysmall

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    Hi

    I first had a go at homebrewing when I was 13 years Old, Mum and Dad we’re Tea total and naive, I told them it was a science experiment for school. Back then I made some pretty ropey beer and wine, but I kept going and improving over the next 12 years. I stopped because I was away a lot with my job.

    As no one seems to know what to get me for my birthdays lately I decided to buy some kits and have another go. My plan is to move from kits into grain mashing (if that’s the correct term), and start trying to brew some Belgian style ales.

    At the moment I’ve got 20 pints of woodfordes wherry on the go, and a country style cherry wine( that’s how I convinced my wife to buy me the kits).
     
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    darkbright

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    Welcome back! This a great source of information to get you up to speed on developments. All grain is not as complicated as people make out but you can still get great results with kits these days.
     
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    I'm impressed that you started at 13.
    Yes the secret of a happy brewer is to make stuff your good lady likes, indeed much of your "research" will be directed to making things she might like even though she's never heard of them, like, for example, a 16% spam and cauliflower imperial death stout. In this way, she won't perceive herself as a "brewing widow". Believe me, I talk from experience.
    Oh, and welcome back to the real world.
     
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    Welcome back, I think I also brewed my first kit when I was about 15 back in the 80's; a Boots one I think. I returned a few years back to kits and couldn't believe how much they had improved. Now I'm all grain, and slightly obsessed!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :thumba:
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
    This might be of help as a refresher to get you going again
    https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/...de-to-brewing-your-own-beer-from-a-kit.57526/
    And before you move off from kits to all grain if thats what you want to do, there's a couple of things that greatly improve a kit as below, much of which you can take forward
    https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/simple-kit-plus-mini-mash-method-to-improve-a-kit.52938/
    https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/a-newbies-guide-to-dry-hopping-your-beer.61045/
     
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    welcome to the forumclapa
     
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