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Hello!
First I'll say I'm excited to see this site- I started playing around with the free download of Brewsmith, and bought a full version about 3 days into the 20 day free trial.
I think my story is similar to most- My friends and I had been talking about brewing our own beer for a long time, and this past Christmas I was standing in line at a Bed Bath and Beyond and grabbed a Mr. Beer.  It was exciting and fun, and we very quickly outgrew a 2 gallon plastic toy, and so ventured to a local brew shop and bought a starters kit. 
I'm certainly new to the process, but very excited. I've brewed 2 5 gallon batches (and probably about 6 with Mr Beer, which we tried to push to it's limits by brewing "Sweet Lovin'," our chocolate strawberry stout). 
Looking forward to using this site!
 

tommiwommi

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Welcome!, I have learned all kinds of knowledge from this forum, Very laid back and full of info
 

Wastegate

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Glad to have you with us. Let us know if we can help!

Cheers
Preston
 

SOGOAK

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I never did mr. Beer but co-brewed with a friend.  Then like you, I got my own gear, and graduated to all grain.  I just graduated to 10 gallon batches now.  It is really cool to use two totally different yeasts on each 5 gallon fermentor.  My first is the big brew day beer.  The brewmaster ran me off 12gallons of blondish/palish 1.073 wort. To that I hopped thouroughly and added 2lbs of palm sugar. 1.095-near bonjour beer is split on wy1098 and wy1214. I can't wait until it is done.
 
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