I moved into a new flat a few weeks ago and while I was talking to my new flatmates, I discovered that he used to brew beer / spirits while he was at university. I had always wanted to try home brewing beer. I ask my new flatmate if he would be able to help me through the process of brewing my first batch.
Down the road, there is our local Brewcraft store. I chatted to the retail attendant, who was extremely knowledgeable and explained the type of beer I enjoyed. He recommended the Brewcraft starter kit, which came with the Munich style beer.
The Munich style beer apparently tastes similar to hoegarden. Hoegarden is a bit light for my taste but I was told to reduce the recipes 23 litres to 21 litres, this will give it a more full bodied flavour.
I have since set up the starter kit and it has been brewing for a couple of weeks now. It's almost time to bottle it. Incase anyone was wondering, the starter kits are available at the Brewcraft Mt.Eden store for only NZ$89.