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Old 05-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #11
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Just out of curiosity, I peeked at their website and clicked on the instructions for their American IPA (not one of the Brewers Best kits). I must say that in my opinion the particular set of instructions that I read through are typical of kit instructions in that they will get you beer, but not the best beer. I did feel that some parts of the instructions were just plain bad process. For instance they tell you to steep your grains until boil. That is a no-no. You should not let the steep exceed 170* or risk tannen extraction (water boils @212*).
Moral of the story, with more info there is much room for improvement.

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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I disagree that you need to go all the way to partial mash. I do recommend however, to steer clear of the "brewing ingredient kits"... do a bit of research on-line and piece together a recipe and buy the ingredients separately. Some of the kits use substandard ingredients to save on cost.

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:46 AM   #13
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I can say that I have no experience with my own PM or AG, but I have made more complex beers with extract/grains than other AG brews I have had... Professional chef or not a palate can be refined through training and I am confident in mine... I just chose a slightly more profitable profession as a job

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #14
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Well if extract beers are more complex than your own all-grain recipes, I feel VERY sorry for you. Don't quit that day job!

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:13 AM   #15
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You have misinterpreted, I make my own recipes tyvm

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