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Old 04-09-2008, 11:03 PM   #11
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I've used their kits and pitched without a starter.

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:59 AM   #12
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The Williams liquid yeasts are just Wyeast smack packs packaged for Williams. If you've used the Wyeast before you can treat the Williams the same.

If you haven't read it before, Mr Malty (AKA Jamil) has a good read on starters.
http://www.mrmalty.com/starter_faq.htm

Yes, you may have made perfectly acceptable beers before, just pitching the smack pack. I have always looked at a starter as an opportunity, to maybe, just maybe, make better beer.

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Old 09-29-2010, 05:42 PM   #13
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I have used Williams Brewing for a couple years now and I am a huge fan! The beer taste awesome and they do have great customer service. They have my recommendation!

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Old 09-29-2010, 06:57 PM   #14
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I have used Williams Brewing for a couple years now and I am a huge fan! The beer taste awesome and they do have great customer service. They have my recommendation!
...and thank YOU for reviving this zombie thread. I might never have known how much these people liked Williams Brewing, two years ago, if you hadn't. Cheers to Williams and cheers to you sir!
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:26 AM   #15
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williams is awesome!

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Old 09-30-2010, 03:46 AM   #16
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Ive had nothing but positive experiences with Williams.

RE: yeast - I would still make a starter. Regardless of what the manufacturer says (Wyeast, White Labs, etc.) it doesnt work out (cells per ml.) when you do the math.

RE: kits - Never used 'em as buying bulk ME and grains ends up being a much better deal.

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Old 05-10-2012, 05:27 PM   #17
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CLEAR------"BZAP!"

Bringing this one back from the dead quickly.

Just had to chime in regarding the Amarillo Ale kit the OP mentioned.

I just brewed this one up and cracked the 1st one last night after only 2 1/2 weeks bottle conditioning. Carbed up very nicely with a nice foamy head and was just fantastic. I've only got about 20 batches or so under my belt, but I feel this is definitely worthy of the 'best batch I've ever made' tag. This beer is the perfect summer session beer, light, not too hoppy (is there such a thing?), flowery, juicy, great malt balance....could go on and on about this kit.

I'm not a Williams employee so this isn't just advertising. But every kit I've got from them has been very good. Also tried some AHS and NB kits which were also fantastic, but the Williams have been consistently the best....which partially bothers me because they are so damn simple, I don't feel like I'm really crafting anything other than just boiling water/LME/hops.

So if your looking for an easy summer session beer that's ready in 6 weeks total, I can't recommend this kit enough. I'm ordering two more of them today.

Cheers!
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:25 PM   #18
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I just got two williams kits in the mail and a little dissapointed that they dont include a ingredients list, just some product code stamped on everything. I'd really like to know what i am brewing with. Probably not going with williams kits again

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #19
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CLEAR------"BZAP!"

Bringing this one back from the dead quickly.

Just had to chime in regarding the Amarillo Ale kit the OP mentioned.

I just brewed this one up and cracked the 1st one last night after only 2 1/2 weeks bottle conditioning. Carbed up very nicely with a nice foamy head and was just fantastic. I've only got about 20 batches or so under my belt, but I feel this is definitely worthy of the 'best batch I've ever made' tag. This beer is the perfect summer session beer, light, not too hoppy (is there such a thing?), flowery, juicy, great malt balance....could go on and on about this kit.

I'm not a Williams employee so this isn't just advertising. But every kit I've got from them has been very good. Also tried some AHS and NB kits which were also fantastic, but the Williams have been consistently the best....which partially bothers me because they are so damn simple, I don't feel like I'm really crafting anything other than just boiling water/LME/hops.

So if your looking for an easy summer session beer that's ready in 6 weeks total, I can't recommend this kit enough. I'm ordering two more of them today.

Cheers!
Phil
I've also brewed Williams Amarillo Ale. It was the first beer I kegged. Great recipe, very tasty.
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