Greetings fellow brewers!
Now that the insane practice of outlawing Homebrew has been ceased in Alabama, I’m officially a brewin fool!! Of course, I’m a total Noob with no clue what I’m doing, but darn if this homebrewing thing ain’t the most fun you can have with your clothes on!!!
I just racked my first batch of Caribou Slobber extract to the secondary (I know most of ya’ll don’t use the secondary) and now I need to fill my fermentor up again! The Caribou Slobber has gone like clockwork and tastes fantastic (had to drink my gravity sample of course- even the wife loved it!) So now it’s time to get some more experience. I don’t want to get ahead of myself by jumping into BIAB or partial mash, so what would you experts recommend a total derp like me should brew next? I am partial to hoppy IPAs and love Hefeweizens.
As far as equipment, I got the NB deluxe NooB Kit with a gravity testing kit and went out to the kitchen store and got an 8-gallon boil kettle. I also fashioned an immersion wort chiller from less than $50 worth of supplies from Lowe’s (worked like a champ- 12 minutes from boil temp to 78 f).