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Old 04-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default IPA failure =(

I'm probably the only guy to screw up a no boil kit. I did a Muntons no boil IPA and I don't know what happened along the way but It does not taste good at all. I was cautious with the sanitation and made sure I was siphoning "quietly" let it sit for about a month and now it has a great head on it but taste bad. Truly disappointed but on a good note I have an NB Honey Kolsch kit on the way so maybe my next kit won't be so bad.

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Old 04-02-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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I'm probably the only guy to screw up a no boil kit. I did a Muntons no boil IPA and I don't know what happened along the way but It does not taste good at all.
Sounds like you did it perfectly.

Not a fan of pre-hopped LME no-boils.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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Have you tried any of the NB malt extract kits?

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:33 PM   #4
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I have used a dozen of them with only 1 I would not repeat, the German Alt. It wasn't bad, just not to my taste expectations for an alt. Never made the one you mention, but a wide range of others.

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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Have you tried any of the NB malt extract kits?
Norther Brewer has some excellent extract kits
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:02 AM   #6
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Awesome thanks guys, hopefully this time it won't be such a failure. I have a big weekend ahead of me, NB Kolsch kit and a thing of strawberry mead I'm going to start up.

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Old 04-03-2012, 04:33 AM   #7
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Sounds like you did it perfectly.

Not a fan of pre-hopped LME no-boils.
Agreed, I don't think there's any way that really could have made a good IPA. Better luck with the NB kit and the mead! I'm still in the waiting stages of my first mead after 2 months...
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #8
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@chessrockwell Did you use a nutrient for the yeast, because Iv'e heard it can take forever if you don't.

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I just used the raisins it called for, I think it's pretty much done it's just in the aging stage until I can try it

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I love the Brewers Best American Pale Kit, make a very tasty brew. This was my first kit beer.

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