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Easy Way to Get Started Brewing Beer

Discussion in 'Beer & Ale' started by deejaydebi, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Hi All -

    I am new to smoking but I've been brewing beer for a long time! Brewing beer is pretty easy but like most things there are basic rules.

    I good way to get started is with a small kits called Mr Beer. It only makes about 2.5 gallons at a time, takes almost no space (you wives will like that) and it's cheap! You may not like brewing and you'll only be out a few dollars. If you like it it's a good place to learn the in and outs on a small scale.


    I have a small website you can check out to compare different way of brewing and a small PDF book (only 88 pages) you can review to help you decide - it's free just helping people get started.

  2. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Debi thanks for sharing, there is something nice about brewing your own. Not only is it easy to make but drinking it is equally easy
  3. jabo

    jabo Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    I sent a link to my wife so she can get me one for Christmas.


  4. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    I think you'll be amazed at just how simple making beer at home is!

    Just DON"T mistake the Mr. Beer kit with the Beer machine they sell at WalMart. Not only is it about 5 time more expensive but I can send you to a forum where a ton of folks are trying to get it to work right.

    MR BEER is the one you want! Let me know when you get started I'll send you a Brew log spreadsheet.

  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Oh BTW - Don't let the brew books intimitdate you. They make home brewing sound like rocket science. It can be almost a simple as making a cup of tea (except for the bottling).

    Have Fun
  6. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice website Debi when are you going to have a meat smoking .pdf?
  7. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Thanks I compiled alot of stuff before my first smoke! LOL
  9. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice job,

    Boy that will teach me to be sarcastic
  10. mohntr

    mohntr Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Nice sites Debi. Question for you, how hard is it to create a PDF file?


  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    It's just a matter of pushing a menu button to make a PDF file if you have Adobe Acrobat. If you don't go here:


    You do have to register but it's free and easy just follow the prompts.
  12. mohntr

    mohntr Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm going to check into the PDF file.

  13. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Sorry Cheech

    I never really intended to go public with the smoking site because it's alot of copied info not my own work. I'm not sure how copyrights work on the internet. All the other sites are my own work so there open to everyone. I don't suppose sharing with you guys can get me into trouble.
  14. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well thanks for sharing.

    By the way I have used a Free pdf software too I have used pdf995.com

    Also a very nice and easy software to use
  15. mohntr

    mohntr Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Hey Debi, in regards to creating PDF's which file am I supposed to download from the link you sent. It looks like it is 9.99 month or 99.99 per year.


  16. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    I know there's a freeware or shareware program somewhere to make PDF files but I couldn't find it for you.
  17. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just try pdf995.com that one is free the 10.00 charge is if you do not want the popup ads but honestly they are not that bad
  18. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    I think this is the one I was thinking of:


    It's free and no popups. Try a few and see what you like.

  19. mohntr

    mohntr Smoke Blower OTBS Member

    Thanks Cheech and DeejayDebi!!
  20. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Debi bows ever so clumsliy toward MoHntr