I just placed an order for the basic beer starter kit, with the American Wheat recipe kit. I also added a wort chiller and have on hand:
5 gallon kettle w/ thermometer
21" stir spoon (might not need it, but figured wth…)
propane burner (ordered from Amazon).
The only thing I worry about is the fermentation. I live in S.E. TN, so the average temp in my basement has been 70F this summer. I do have a downstairs bath with a walk in shower, so thought about just rigging a swamp cooler in there and use a towel and fan as seen on the NB DVD. I have a big plastic tub I could fill with water or ice-water that I can submerge the ferment bucket into.
Anything else I might need to do that I’m overlooking? I am excited as can be as I have been wanting to do this for a while. I’m hoping I can score on a CO2 tank during fermentation and get one of my kegs clean before bottling. If not, I have plenty of bottles. happy, happy, happy…
Did I tell you all I’m excited! :very happy: