Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Top Austin homebrew kits

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
eppo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 466
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Top Austin homebrew kits

I didn't notice a way to search on the Austin homebrew site. But I was wondering what kit is sold most often and which one has the most comments(positive?). This might give me some ideas for my next few batches.

__________________
eppo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
ArcaneXor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,398
Liked 72 Times on 70 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/beer_recipes_rank_comments.php?osCsid=1c3ce0b2a900 363c0b9d8abf038ae7fd
__________________
The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009
Primary: Saison, Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, IPA, 70/-
Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I
Kegged: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Dark Mild
ArcaneXor is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2010, 05:07 PM   #3
EricCSU
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,165
Liked 54 Times on 27 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Be forewarned, a lot of these comments go something like this...

"The beer didn't turn out like I hoped. I wouldn't recommend it. I took the hefeweizen and substituted crystal 60 for part of the wheat and then secondaried in oak and vanilla. It had this funny taste. I don't know why."

Moral of the story is...follow the directions to a t, and any kit will turn out fine.

I have brewed the bavarian hefeweizen, belgian wit (three times), and AHS holiday ale. All turned out fine.

Eric

__________________

Kegged: Belgian Dark Strong (8.9%abv)

Fermenting: Arrogant Bastard Clone, BCS Dry stout

Planned: Rye IPA, ESB, Oatmeal Pale Ale, Rye Amber

Can You Brew It Recipe Database
Convert an all grain recipe to extract
Hop Substitution Chart

EricCSU is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2010, 06:05 PM   #4
McGarnigle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NYS
Posts: 1,741
Liked 35 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricCSU View Post
Be forewarned, a lot of these comments go something like this...

"The beer didn't turn out like I hoped. I wouldn't recommend it. I took the hefeweizen and substituted crystal 60 for part of the wheat and then secondaried in oak and vanilla. It had this funny taste. I don't know why."

Eric
LOL. There's a guy who raves about the Low Carb Ale, then confesses he didn't even use the enzyme provided because he doesn't care about the low carb aspect.

But what really drives me crazy:
"I just racked this beer to secondary, and the hydrometer sample tasted great!!"
__________________
McGarnigle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2010, 06:11 PM   #5
eppo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 466
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

when i did my first PM kit from AHS i didnt follow directions to a T, and the beer turned out ok, but not great. the ones i followed the directions exactly turned out great.
the last one i did, was the American Red Ale. turned out AMAZING!

__________________
eppo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2010, 06:25 PM   #6
Austinhomebrew
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Austinhomebrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,489
Liked 107 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 90

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricCSU View Post
Be forewarned, a lot of these comments go something like this...

"The beer didn't turn out like I hoped. I wouldn't recommend it. I took the hefeweizen and substituted crystal 60 for part of the wheat and then secondaried in oak and vanilla. It had this funny taste. I don't know why."

Moral of the story is...follow the directions to a t, and any kit will turn out fine.

I have brewed the bavarian hefeweizen, belgian wit (three times), and AHS holiday ale. All turned out fine.

Eric
I try my best to remove false reviews like that.

Forrest
__________________
www.austinhomebrew.com
Austin Homebrew Supply
AHS, AHB, AHBS, AustinHB, etc.
Austinhomebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2010, 06:43 PM   #7
TexasSpartan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 663
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I've never had a problem with any of Austin Homebrew's kits. The AHS America Wheat got very good reviews at a party I had.

The trouble starts when I play mad scientist and concoct my own recipes...

__________________
Dead Felon Brewing

Carboy 1: Falconer's Flight IPA
Carboy 2: Honey Jalapeno Saison
TexasSpartan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2010, 09:23 PM   #8
kaiser423
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 487
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Their American Amber is a nice solid Amber that I always enjoy when brewed.

__________________
kaiser423 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-22-2010, 12:29 AM   #9
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,948
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I've done perhaps 25 kits and only a couple did I not like. Read the reviews and read between the lines. 95% are GREAT. I review each one honestly good or bad. I wish they were ranked not by sales though but I guess that is a rating in itself. Still, there could be an amazing kit that will never be tried because it is down in the ranks.

I'm doing their 6 malt amber right now.

__________________

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

Bottled! Award winning East India Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, Saison fermenting at a nice controlled 85 degrees (up from 70) as it should be - weird isn't it.

Grinder12000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-22-2010, 02:47 AM   #10
PatientZero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Windsor
Posts: 62
Default

The Double Chocolate Stout kit is GREAT. My buddy and I made it a month and a half ago and just started tasting some of the bottles and they are really solid. I would suggest not getting the alcohol boost, though. It will contribute an ethanol flavor to the beer and make it a little watery as far as mouth-feel goes.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmo88 View Post
Well, duh, might as, might as well ask why is a tree good? Why is the sunset good? Why are boobs good? Man, firecrackers, ya stick 'em in mailboxes, you drop 'em in toilets, shove 'em up bullfrogs asses.

Just is.
PatientZero 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
Austin Homebrew kits Ernie3 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 11-15-2009 01:07 PM
Austin Homebrew Kits kahunaman General Beer Discussion 25 01-06-2009 05:57 AM
Austin Homebrew Kits spriggan486 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 01-02-2009 01:31 PM
Austin Homebrew Kits Jamo99 General Beer Discussion 4 11-19-2007 01:51 PM
Austin Homebrew Red Ale Kits MrSpeed Extract Brewing 6 03-27-2007 01:41 AM