Originally Posted by Z06Traveler
I've been extract brewing for at least 15 years. There are many quality online sources for equipment and ingredients. One of my favorites is www.northernbrewer.com
. I highly recommended investing in a quality 2-stage fermination kit. It will last forever and produce excellent beer.
I echo this, and add that williamsbrewing is also a good source. We now have a great supplier here in missoula so pick up most needs there. We work with whole grains and buy 50lb bag, and mill it ourselves.
We went from small bottles to larger bottles, then to 5gal kegs, the soda keg style. Much easier to clean than bottles.
If you shop craigslist you can build up your equipment over time fairly cheaply.