The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Pick my first home brew

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-15-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
homebrew30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 10
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Pick my first home brew

I'm looking to do my first home brew I want to do extract but don't know what to do first I want a quick turnaround so I can brew and have it soon I'm looking for a good session beer can you guys help ... You pick it ill brew it

Thanks everyone

__________________
homebrew30 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
SwillyBilly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elkridge, Maryland
Posts: 68
Default

I vote for a nice American Pale Ale!

__________________

On Deck - Not sure yet...
Primary - Standard Bitter
Secondary - Empty
Bottle Conditioning - Irish Red Ale
Past Brews - Brew #6 - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone,Brew #7 - North Coast Old Rasputin Clone, Brew #8 Half Wit / Half Wit Raspberry

SwillyBilly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-15-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
UnDeadPresident
Junior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
UnDeadPresident's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 136
Liked 21 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Amber ales are a good place to start.

__________________
Primary
California Pale Ale
Bottled
Rye IPA, Citra Pale Ale, ESB, CO Pale/Simcoe SMaSH

"Give me a woman who truly loves beer, and I will conquer the world."
- Wilhelm II of Germany
UnDeadPresident is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2013, 01:35 AM   #4
The_General
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 100
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

My first extract brew and first all grain brews were nut brown ales so I would suggest a nut brown ale. As a bonus, it's a pretty forgiving style and kind of difficult to screw up too bad.

__________________
The_General is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2013, 01:37 AM   #5
Jbird
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: lemoore, ca
Posts: 385
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Any ale in my book would work. Do dry yeast first.

__________________
Jbird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2013, 02:18 AM   #6
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,093
Liked 271 Times on 237 Posts
Likes Given: 323

Default

My first batch was terrible, but if you're reading this site, then yours will be awesome. My second batch was great! Get Northern Brewer's ESB extract kit. It's pretty much impossible to mess up and makes a delicious batch of ale. Sanitize well, control your fermentation temperature, and you'll have excellent beer.

__________________

I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com

daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2013, 02:33 AM   #7
BrewMasta
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ledyard, Connecticut
Posts: 191
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Northern Brewers T-Can & Bearcats Wheaton Beatdown, the kit is relatively inexpensive, and it's a 4 week kit. I did one week in primary, one in secondary, then I kegged, and force carbonated, and it was quick easy, and an extremely drinkable session beer at about 4.9% ABV. I'm going to brew it again but kick up the ABV by 1% or so with perhaps some honey, and add some flavor with some orange zest. Give it a try, it delicious.

__________________

" life is like a case of beer, you must enjoy it every day"

- ToastedBlonde Ale in Bottles
- Zesty Pale Ale in primary #1
- Belma 60 IPA in primary #2
- Belgian Wheat IPA in primary #3
- White IPA on deck
- ESB on deck

* Member of the Maniacal Association of Shoreline Home-brewers, CT

BrewMasta is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2013, 02:47 AM   #8
sloose
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 180
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

my first homebrew was a hefeweizen. It came out AMAZING. you can't screw them up - they are supposed to be cloudy, fruity, tons of esters, and yeasty. One hop addition, it seriously can't get any easier and the product is outstanding.

__________________

Bottled&Drinking: Founders All Day IPA Clone, Centennial blonde, Vienna Hefeweizen, Belgian wit, blizzard imperial IPA,
Conditioning: hard local cider
Primary: more local hard cider!
Secondary:
On Deck: English bitter, English IPA

sloose is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-16-2013, 02:58 AM   #9
Patro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: fredericksburg, va
Posts: 88
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

My favorite extract kit I did was a cream ale. Brewers best I think. A cream ale would definitely be a good session beer.

__________________
Patro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to pick what to brew madman960 Recipes/Ingredients 7 10-29-2012 09:33 PM
Help me pick my second brew Tiredboy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 11-11-2011 02:43 PM
Brew....sit back....brew.....pick nose Laughing_Gnome_Invisible General Chit Chat 11 12-09-2009 02:41 PM
Who wants to pick my next brew? Mustangfreak General Beer Discussion 5 04-29-2008 08:36 PM
What should I pick up on the way home? BrewDey General Beer Discussion 11 01-17-2008 07:26 PM