Where to get my ingredients

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to the world of forums. I am slowly progressing up the tree in terms of homebrewing. I have done many kits and now want to move on to malt extract brewing. My simple question is, where is the best place to get the ingredients? Is there a number of specialist suppliers to the homebrew sector or what? Any recommendations? I have no clue at all as I've never done any malt extract brewing yet but am keen to start. Thank you for your help in advance. Tim
     
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    Do you have a local Home Brew Shop, if so that may be the best place to start. If not there will be plenty of advice on the forum.
    My HBS is only a bus ride away so I get my stuff fresh for each brew.
    Cheers and all the best for your future brews
     
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    Good question. I've only ever got kits off eBay. I'll have to investigate. What about local breweries? Would they be any help do you think?
     
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    Thank you everyone. All help very gratefully received.
     
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    Here's a question, although I know I'm deviating off the subject of this thread a bit, I have got a book called Home Brew Beer by Greg Hughes. It looks like a real good help for me at my novice level. Can anyone recommend any other books or reading material? Thanks
     
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    Hi Granny, the Greg Hughes book is good and I also have the Graham Wheeler book of brew your own British ale which I'd also recommend if you like that style of beer.
    If we teach you how to brew can you teach us how to suck eggs?
     
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    How to Brew by John Palmer is excellent. It will give you a thorough grounding in all the principles of home brewing, and if you decide to go to all grain at some point, this book will walk you through that too. I've just brewed The East Kent Goldings single hop ale out of Gregs book and it is superb, so +1 for his book too.

    As for shopping on tinterweb, I like the Malt Miller, great people and products.
    If you are on a buget, Brewsmarter do 1.5kg of LME for £5.95 or six can for £33.45, although there is caariage to go on, unless you hit their free delivery rate (£65 of products). I've used them before and have been happy with their products and service.
    Link for Brewsmarter LME:
    http://www.brewsmarter.co.uk/bh-light-lme-liquid-malt-extact-15-kg-1762-p.asp

    Hope this all helps!
     
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    I brew a g but years ago I did malt extract brews which gives more freedom than kits.

    I used Muntons liquid malt extracts, if you go to their website they show all their stockists.

    http://www.muntonshomebrew.com/stockists-finder/

    Good luck with the next stage of your journey, this I’m sure will ultimately end with all grain!


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    Thank you again everyone. This forum is a massive help and I'm so glad I joined it. I will be asking some more ME beginners questions at some point so bear with me!:thumb:
     
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    Hi Ali, I've just purchased the John Palmer book from eBay. It looks really interesting and just what I need. Many thanks for that.
     
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    Great suggestion. Thank you
     
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    This is available free on-line...but I do think there is a updated version.....good reading though.
     
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    Ingredients wise, I tend to order from whoever has what I want in stock, to be honest. My go-tos are Edinburgh Home Brew, The Malt Miller, and Hop and Grape. I've just ordered from the Homebrew Company ,so I hope I can add them to my list.

    Book wise, I really like Brewing Britain and the River Cottage Booze Book. The next one I have on my list to get is Designing Great Beers.
     
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    I like brewing Britain too but can you tell me more about the river cottage booze book? I'm mainly interested in beer, does it have many recipes?
     
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    It is mainly about country wines, to be honest.
    Some good beer recipes too, but nothing too out there or complicated, so probably not the best for advanced brewers.
    However, for beginners, it's fabulous and made my life really easy when I started. He (John Wright, author) goes step by step in a no-nonsense manner and shows you don't really need anything fancy to get all grain brewing. He tells you how to make a "Zap-Pap" bucket mash and lauter systems, cheap as chips and uses a brewing recipe to show you how to make beer. Plus it's just witty and I was laughing a lot reading it.
     
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    http://247homebrew.com might work for you, I used them for little things not available here and found them good value for money. Check the Sales page!
    And Radical Brewing I think it's good. Recipes, history, a lot of common sense, all 'n all worth it.
     
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