I've been homebrewing in Jersey for close to a year now. There are a few great stores around to get you started on all-grain if you need help. Joe up in Princeton Homebrew will tell you everything you need to know. C-list is also a great source for finding equipemnt to get you started.
I did extract for about 6 months and then made the switch, havent looked back since.
While lurking around the local breweries websites, I came across something interesting at Gaslight. U-Brew. Apparently they sell supplies. Has anyone purchased from them?
I live in Maplewood and rely on Gaslight for much of my supplies. You call in (or e-mail) your order to Dan Sr., the father in the family run brewpub. Then you stop by and pick up your wares at the bar when it's convenient. The lack of a storefront or decent website to order from takes getting used to. But they seem to have what I want (except whole leaf hops) when I want and HAVING to go to the bar to get my stuff isn't the worst thing in the world!
Oh yes... And Draught Board 15 is a "Beer Appreciation Club" run out of the Gaslight. They meet monthly on Sunday afternoons (usually 2nd). They do some homebrew centric events, but it's mostly about exlploring beers.
I'm in Somerville, where we are thinking of getting a new homebrew club together.
The Whales are in Woodbridge, which isn't that far from Somerville. I haven't been to any of there meetings/events, but I'm considering it, it's not that far from me either. Are there any WHALES here to report?
I guess given my last 3 posts that it's obvious I brew, but...
I brew. Been brewing since 1995, switched to all-grain about 4 or 5 years ago. I've got Denny Conn's Vanilla Bourbon Porter and a Citra IPA on tap with a London Brown in the fermenters and a Chocolate Stout that's been aging in the wings. I'm hoping to get at least one more pale brewed before it's too cold to brew outside. Praying for a warm-ish weekend and the time to do it.