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Mthree81 11-17-2005 09:29 PM

First timer looking for recipe
i am just about ready to brew my first batch. my favorite beer is New Castle.are there any similar extract kits out there? thanks

Baron von BeeGee 11-17-2005 09:34 PM

Absolutely. A lot of first-timers cut their teeth on a brown ale kit. You should be able to acquire a brown ale kit from you local homebrew store (LHBS). From there it's as simple as boiling it for an hour, or however long the directions indicate.

Mthree81 11-17-2005 09:38 PM

Great, thanks for the quick reply. any particular brand you like more then others?

Baron von BeeGee 11-17-2005 09:41 PM

Not really...my first beer was a brown ale kit but I can't recall the brand. Came out well, though. I think whatever your LHBS carries will do the job.

I will mention, however, that the instructions may mention adding sugar at some point during the boil. I wouldn't do this...get an extra pouch of liquid malt extract when you buy your kit and add this in place of the sugar. This will result in better flavor and body for minimal extra cost. Your LHBS will probably suggest this, anyways.

Mthree81 11-17-2005 09:46 PM

thanks for all the advice Bee. im still trying to locate a homebrew supply close to home.

Baron von BeeGee 11-17-2005 09:54 PM

Where are you at? If you wind up ordering from an internet vendor you can always call them up and pick their brains when you order.

Denny's Evil Concoctions 11-17-2005 10:26 PM

Any ubrew places near you? They usually sell malt in bulk and hops. and yeast..

Mthree81 11-17-2005 11:10 PM

Im in the northwest suburbs of chicago. i have been trying to locate a local supply shop but the only one i have found is some 25 miles away. im sure there has to be one closer, its chicago. what online venders do you guys like dealing with?

Baron von BeeGee 11-17-2005 11:20 PM

I mostly deal with Austin Homebrew Supply as I've gotten really good, prompt service, large selection, good advice on the phone, and they offer free shipping on orders > $60. However, that's probably more than you need to spend in this case.

I've often browsed Midwest Supplies website and they appear to have quite a nice selection, although I've never dealt with them. I suppose geographically they're not that far away from you and might have a favorable shipping rate. What about this kit:
It already includes the extract in place of the sugar as I mentioned earlier.

Mthree81 11-18-2005 12:17 AM

Perfect Bee. thanks a lot. looks like im going w/ that one.

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