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brewman6181963 02-27-2006 08:53 PM

First time brewer
 
I just signed up for this site today. I am also new to using the net. Anyway I just completed brewing my first homebrew. What a rush! I used a stout kit from Edme called Wilddog Stout. But as this only made 3 gallons I added some amber malt extract to bring the brew to 5 gallons. We tasted last Saturday and it was great. We called it "Samurai Brown Ale", but it was more like a porter. If anybody wants to take the time to tell me whether or not this is a porter or stout or brown ale I would be very thankful. Also how about some other easy recipes for a complete novice. Anyway I'll be around and hope to find some great beers. Thanks.:mug:

Ivan Lendl 02-27-2006 09:01 PM

whats in a name...
 
if you used a stout kit it probably has raosted barley in it which makes it differ from a porter. What does it taste like? If its not bitter and looks brown like "newcastle brown ale" its a brown ale, if its black/ black w/ red tint or opaque and bitter like a guinness then its probably a stout...

brewman6181963 02-27-2006 09:11 PM

re first time brewer
 
It was dark brown almost black. It tasted somewhat like saranac caramel porter and edmund fitzgerald from great lakes brewing. Anyway thanks for the reply

BlightyBrewer 02-27-2006 09:16 PM

Welcome to the forums!

Whatever it was, it tasted great and it was beer...salut! :rockin:


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