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Old 01-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I'm a relatively new homebrewer (started in September 2012), but I'm pretty sure I'll be doing it for a long time...

I've always loved real ale, and when I found out that I could make top quality stuff in my home I couldn't let the opportunity pass. I bought a Cooper's DIY kit (the plastic one that uses the burping method), and have made three brews - Cooper's bitter, Cooper's stout and Woodforde's Wherry. I gave most of the latter away for Christmas!

I want to attempt a malt extract brew next, but I think it will be a flavoured cider kit to try and convince my wife that homebrewing is a good idea!

I'm a web developer by trade, and live in Birmingham, UK, with my wife.

Looking forward to getting to know people on this forum!

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

Funny thing about ales and the different countries. I am not sure but I think in the UK a ale is not a hoppy as it is in the US. I know my wife prefers the ales that are not as hoppy and calls them bitters.

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:47 AM   #3
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Thanks!

I like a whole range of hop levels, and I've got a plan to make a very hoppy IPA this year, which is an English classic :-)

I think you're right though, American styles tend to be hoppier.

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